The Polish Home, in particular the restaurant and the bar, is closed for Christmas on December 23, 28 and 30, 2007.

Dr. Zbigniew Adam Pietrzyk died on December 16, 2007

Dr. Zbigniew A. Pietrzyk, an active member of the Polish community and a longtime member of the Polish Home Assn. and the Solidarity Assn., died on December 16, 2007, after a long illness; he was 72.

Dr. Pietrzyk graduated from the Warsaw Technical University and made career as a physicist. He was Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington and also Professor Emeritus of the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Pietrzyk was the main Seattle activist organizing support for the underground Solidarity movement during the martial law period in Poland in early 1980s. Among others, he was instrumental to creating Friends of Solidarity TV in Seattle and served as the Polish Home Assn. vice-President for Solidarity support. Dr. Pietrzyk also received the Solidarity Medal awarded for an exceptional support for the Solidarity movement from beyond borders of Poland. In recent years he was active as a volunteer and supporter of Polish Home Foundation in Seattle.  

Dr. Pietrzyk is survived by his brother Boleslaw with wife Claire and children Diane, Nicolas and Guillaume of France/Switzerland and by his sister Barbara Pietrzyk of Szczecin, Poland.

Memorial Service:  on December 19, at 12:30 pm at the Hoffner, Fisher & Harvey Funeral Home, 508 N. 36th St in Seattle (Fremont). A reception will follow at the Polish Home in Seattle.

Interment: at a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the Family asks for donations to Polish Home Foundation, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.

Friday December 14th 8:00 PM

Polish Christmas Traditions

Mr. Wlodzimierz Lukaszuk has been appointed as the Chairman the Electon Committee for the 2008.

Elzbieta Filipczuk, President

Sunday, November 11th 2:30 PM

Celebrations of 89-th Anniversary of Polish Independence (11/11/1918)


Polish Home is seeking a person or couple for the manager/custodian position of the building and property. The job comes with accommodations at the property and rental commissions.  Must be available evenings and during functions at the Polish Home

Please direct questions or notice of interest to:

Andy Okinczyc, Administrative VP
Phone: 206-713-8392

Appplication deadline November 5, 2007

47th Annual Fall Bazaar at PHA, Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, noon – 7 pm

Yes, this is 47th Annual Fall Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The booths upstairs will offer Polish crystal bowl and vases, Boleslawiec pottery, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books and much more.

Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc. served by the young generation of waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home made desserts and pastries. Most of the Puget Sound area Polish organizations would have their booths or info posted. This is usually a quite crowded event, so come early!

Choir "Vivat Musica!" will sing on Saturday at 2 pm.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, admission and parking free

"Koło Pań"  – Ladies Auxiliary invites everybody to help in preparation for the autumn Bazar at the Polish Home.

Every  Wednesday from 7:00 PM we are making “pierogi” for the Bazar.

This is till Wednesday October 24th. This is perfect opportunity to learn of how to make "Polish pierogi".

Please come and join us !!!

Prof. Emerita Pia Friedrich

Born Nov 5, 1923 Cremona, Italy – Died Oct 1, 2007 Seattle, Washington

Wife, mother, nonna, teacher and friend.

A very long standing friend of the Polish Home and member of the Ladies Auxiliary, she has been a active worker in the community until the decline of her health.

Driven by a keen intellect and a commitment to education, she first taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and later at the University of Washington as professor of Italian.

Upon her marriage to her husband Jerzy she developed a keen appreciation of Polish culture and became a fluent speaker of the polish language. She leaves behind her husband of 61 years Jerzy, son Alex, daughter Vivien Savojni, daughter in law Susie and son in law Adriano. She is also survived by her four beloved grandchildren: Alexander, Paul, Mark and Laura. She will be remembered for countless hours spent at the Polish Bazaar. Upon her request, no services will be held, but you can donated in her memory to Polish Home Foundation toward PHA Remodeling Fund

Sunday, August 26th 2006, 12:00PM - PHA Picnic

This is the main picnic of the summer for the Polish community of Seattle linked to the Polish Home Association. Come and share good food and fun! There will be grills and picnic tables available as well as free drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs for kids and teenagers. A casual volleyball game is a tradition at the PHA picnics and some people always try to play soccer among the bushes, so get your sports shoes ready! Everybody is invited.

Where: shelter #2 at the Lincoln Park in Seattle, watch for a Polish flag and a PHA banner; admission free, bringing your food & drink to share is optional but welcomed

Saturday, August 25th 9:00am - 1:00pm

Officers and Trustees of the Polish Home Association invite members and friends of the Polish Home for the traditional end-of-the-summer cleanup of the PH facilities before the new season. The building needs a lot of attention and loving care, both inside and outside. Afterwards, lunch will be served for all the volunteers. Please come and help to clean, spit and polish our common treasure, the Polish Home!

 Where: at the Polish Home, every pair of hands helps! Free lunch!

The "PB Kitchen" will close for summer months of July and August.  Please join us for the dinner before the break on Friday 29th of June and we would love to see you again on Friday, September 7th.

Friday, the 29th of June is the last day before the PHA closes for the summer break.

We will open again on Friday, 7th of September

Sunday Aug 19, from 2 pm: Soldier’s Day celebration at  Camp Long in Seattle

Polish Armed Forces are honored on August 15, the anniversary of the decisive Battle of Warsaw in the Polish-Soviet War in 1920. This year a very special celebration of the Soldier's Day will take place at the main campfire pit at the Camp Long. The Polish Home and the Polish Scout Troop Kaszuby invites to a bonfire with Polish WWII veterans.

Where: at the main campfire pit of the Camp Long Park in Seattle

More: Barbara Strutynski, (425) 746-3037

Saturday, June 23 10AM - 6PM & Sunday June 24 11AM - 5PM

To accommodate Polish citizens living in the Washington State, who need to apply for a Polish passport in accordance with the new passport law, the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles will hold a special meeting at the Polish Home Association 1714  18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 on Saturday, June 23, 2007, from 10 a.m.. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 11.00 a.m. until 5 p.m to accept applications for Polish passports.

All the information regarding passport law please find at our website www.losangeleskg.polemb.net

Polish Home is accepting the bids for the following, separate projects:

1. Scope of work for installation of porcelain floor tiles in Upper Bar

- removal of existing flooring (VCT)
- installment of new cement board/leveling the floor
- installation of porcelain tiles 16"x16"
- installation of 4" floor base cut out of porcelain tiles 

Total floor area about 100sf.
(2) tiles are in the cabinet under sink for viewing.

2. Scope of work for support the floor at Kitchen and Conference Room

- provide (8) 4x4 wood posts on pre-cast conc. pire blocks in one row in the crawl space under existing floor system
- attach 4x8 beams between
- attach 2x10 floor joists @ 16"o.c.
- install 2x10 blkg. between new joists on both sides

3. Scope of work for reinforcement of portions of foundation walls  under Kitchen and Conference Room

- backfill existing foundations with lean concrete (CDF) or compacted structural fill areas where excavations exposed foundation walls.

4. Scope of work for  Upper Stage remodel

- electrical demo of exist light fixtures and conduits (with help of Polish Home electrical consultants)
- demolition of wood canopy above the stage
- demo of the existing stage rounded edge with trim only
- new framing (15 inches high, to match existingstage height) to square the edge of stage and plywood sheathing (new hardwood floor fill-ins and finish will be provided by flooring contractor )
- new decorative plywood sheathing over new portal framing around back stage
- new tackable wall paneling around the opening of recessed back stage and on ceiling of back stage

For more info and drawings please contact Grazyna Krewin at 253-631-4974 or e-mail to: grazkrewin@hotmail.com 

Jobs #1 & #4 to be performed during July and August in coordination with Polish Home calendar.

 Please, submit the bids by June 15 to Grazyna Krewin.

Polish Home Open Position

The contract of Polish Home Custodian end at the June 2007. The management of the Polish Home Association is beginning an application process for these position, for the year ending in June 2007. If you are interested, please contact the Vice President of Administraction, Andy Okinczyc 206-241-6080 or the President of PHA, Mrs. Filipczuk 425-338-3408, no later than May 31th 2007

Saturday May 12 noon - 5:00 PM

All you can eat
Pierogi Fest

A pierogi (Polish dumplings) extravaganza!!!

$13 regular, $8 children 12 and under

Several different kinds of pierogi available in copious amounts for your pleasure.  This is an all you can eat deal with additional servings available while you talk leisurely, listen to Polish music and have a good time.

Saturday May 12 noon - 5:00 PM Polish Book Sale

This bi-annual event features usually a lot of new and second-hand books and albums in Polish, bi-lingual or in English on Polish topics as well as Polish CDs and DVDs - most at very affordable prices! Profit from the sale traditionally goes to the benefit of the Polish Home library.

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

Friday, May 11th 7:30 PM

You are invited to celebrations of the Mother's Day


Saturday, May 5th 5:15 PM

Polish Choir Vivat Musica has been invited to sing at a mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. The Choir will begin singing at 5:15 pm, the mass will start at 5:30 pm. During mass the Choir will sing in Polish and Latin.

Starting September 10th

The PB Kitchen restaurant

reopens for Sunday dinners between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
All are welcome!!!

Appeal for donations from the PHA member Sabrina Krewin

Sunday, April 29th 2:30 PM

The 3rd of May celebration at the Polish Home marks the anniversary of the first Polish constitution, which was enacted on May 3, 1791. The program includes performances by Polish Scouts and students of the Polish School in Seattle and songs by the Polish Choir, Vivat Musica. The restaurant and bar will be open for the occasion.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle; admission free; in Polish

Tuesday, April 24th 7:30 PM

A public meeting with
The Hon. Janusz Reiter
Ambassador of Poland to the United States


Sunday, April 15th 2:30 PM

A traditional meeting of members of the Polish Home with sharing of the Easter eggs and a dinner; Fr. Stanislaw Michalek will be present. Organized by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Polish Home.


Saturday, April 7th, Easter Food Basket Blessing - Święcone

Bellevue:  St. Louise  2:00 PM

Seattle:  St. Margaret's  11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:15 PM


The PHA is closed on Good Friday, April 6th

The P.B. Kitchen Restaurant is closed on both Sundays April 1st and April 8th

45th Spring Bazaar at PHA, Saturday March 31st, noon – 7 pm

Yes, this is 45th Annual Spring Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The booths upstairs will offer Polish crystal bowl and vases, Boleslawiec pottery, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books, Easter eggs and much more.

Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc. served by the young generation of waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home made desserts and pastries. Most of the Puget Sound area Polish organizations would have their booths or info posted. This is usually a quite crowded event, so come early!

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, admission and parking free

The Polish Home Association is seeking to pre-select interested contractors (licenced & bonded) to work with the PHA Building Committee on the PHA Expansion  Project.

Interested parties are requested to contact either Ronald Golubiec at 206-935-7535, or Roy Koczarski at 425-746-5934 for further details.

Those interested will be sent a formal letter of invitation which must be responded to by March 31, 2007

UW Polish Studies Spring Dinner Auction, Saturday, March 10, 2007

University of Washington Club on the UW Campus

Silent Auction begins at 5:00 PM - cocktails

Dinner and Live Auction at 7:00 PM

Auctioneer: Patrick O'Brien

$70.00 per person

More information on www.polishstudiesuw.org or call Martha Golubiec at 206-935-7535

Wednesday, March 7th 7:30 PM "The Polish Americans" on KBTC Seattle/Tacoma.

"The Polish Americans" is a public television special applauding the spirit, determination and successes of Polish immigrants. The documentary profiles several prominent Polish-Americans, including Zbigniew Brzezinski, Barbara Mikulski, Stefanie Powers and Bobby Vinton.  Narrated by Casey Siemaszko.

Wednesday, March 7th 9:00 PM "Music and Dance of Poland" on KBTC Seattle/Tacoma.

"Music & Dance of Poland: Mazowsze" is a public television production showcasing the most famous of the Polish folk troupes with its dazzling dance choreography, variety of costumes and music ranging from folk songs to Chopin. Narrated by Bobby Vinton

KBCT TV looks for Polish volunteers for the March 7th telethon

KBTC public television invites local Polish-Americans with a telethon on March 7, 2007. The event runs from 7 pm till 10:30 pm and is a fundraiser for the station. There will be two Polish documentaries aired during the event: The Polish Americans at 7:30 pm and Music and Dance from Poland at 9 pm. About 10-12 people are needed to staff the phones

Please contact Leszek Chudzinski to take part in the telethon

Sunday, March 4-th 4:00 PM

Marzena Lilian Szlaga Piano Studio and Polish Home presents music by F. Chopin - Student Piano Recital in celebration of 197th Birthday Anniversary of F. Chopin


Pilkarski Klub of Seattle (PKS), Seattle's only all-Polish soccer team, presents 2 DJ's at the Polish Home on Saturday, February 17th.  Party starts at 9pm...21+ w/ ID.  Profits from this party will go to help PKS.  Everyone is invited!

Results of the 2007 PHA Elections

The following are the results of PHA Elections, which were held at the Polish Home in Seattle on January 27th. The numbers listed after each name indicate the votes that were received by that person out of a total of 156 ballots issued

President:  Elżbieta Filipczuk - 144

Senior Vice-President - Włodzimierz Łukaszuk - 156

Admin VP - Andy Okińczyc - 140

Trasurer - Paul Griffin - 151

Maintenance VP - Grażyna Krewin - 143

Cultural Events VP - Barbara Strutyński - 145

Recording Secretary - Hanna Karczewska - 148

Social Events VP - Anna Bieniek - 154

Financial Planning VP - Zbigniew Pietrzyk - 80

Correspondence Secretary - Barbara McNair - 136

Board of Trustees

Lucyna Błońska - 130

Andrzej Cieślak - 106

Carol Forte - 136

Janusz Gołubiec - 131

Roman Gołubiec - 131

Ryszard Kott - 140

Paweł Krupa - 136

Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski - 127

Victor Pasiełko - 139

Piotr Pawluśkiewicz - 137

Ziomek Pawluśkiewicz - 94

Grzegorz Plichta - 136

Zbigniew Przydzielski - 134

Roman Rogalski - 136

Zenon Ślusarski - 110

Marian Strutyński - 128

I certify for the PHA Election Committee that the above are true results of the election.

Mateusz Karczewski, Chairman

    Mr. Robert Byrski
    Mr. Mieczyslaw Kulik
    Mr. Jerzy Las
    Mr. Henryk Myslak

Candidates to the PHA Management and Board of Trustees for 2007

President:  Elżbieta Filipczuk

Senior Vice-President - Włodzimierz Łukaszuk

Admin VP - Andy Okińczyc

Trasurer - Paul Griffin

Maintenance VP - Grażyna Krewin

Cultural Events VP - Barbara Strutyński

Recording Secretary - Hanna Karczewska

Social Events VP - Anna Bieniek

Financial Planning VP - Zbigniew Pietrzyk

Correspondence Secretary - Barbara McNair

Board of Trustees

Lucyna Błońska

Andrzej Cieślak

Carol Forte

Janusz Gołubiec

Roman Gołubiec

Ryszard Kott

Paweł Krupa

Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski

Victor Pasiełko

Piotr Pawluśkiewicz

Ziomek Pawluśkiewicz

Grzegorz Plichta

Zbigniew Przydzielski

Roman Rogalski

Zenon Ślusarski

Marian Strutyński


ELection By-Laws

Saturday, January 27th 2007 2:00 PM

PHA Elections 2007

Saturday, January 27th 2007 6:00 PM "Viva Polonia Ball"

First formal, Black Tie Dinner and Dance.  All proceeds will go toward supporting the Polish Studies at the University of Washington.

Beautiful Dance Music by "Bert Carlson and Co."

For tickets $75 per guest and information call Bożena 425-255-6580

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 7:30pm


Polish Fulbright Scholar at the University of Washington will give an thought provoking talk in English on the subject of


How “Solidarnosc” is viewed; why Poles like to complain and criticize; why there is high unemployment but a shortage of workers, etc.

The yearly election season has started at the Polish Home Association in Seattle. Candidate submissions are accepted till January 5, 2007; if you want to be a candidate for an elected position at the Polish Home, please send the appropriate form to the Polish Home address or contact the PHA Election Commissioner, Mateusz (Matt) Karczewski, for more info. The PHA election meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2007.

More:  Matt Karczewski