CONTACT: Dr. Mark Pienkos, National Vice President for Public Relations
Polish American Congress
DATE: October 31, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Annual Meeting of the Polish American Congress Council of National Directors in Chicago, October 18-20, 2018. Besides business matters and reports by national officers, there were informational sessions that provided information to those in attendance.
The PAC’s guests were Polish Senator Jan Maria Jackowski, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools, Reverend Miroslaw Krol, and Margaret Schulz, a producer of the “Auschwitz Volunteer” film.
Professors Donald Pienkos and Professor James Pula gave presentations on the value and contributions of the Polish American Congress and the many eminent and notable Polish scientists, mathematicians, business leaders, and artists who have contributed greatly to the world in their respective fields.
Elections for Polish American Congress Executive Committee Officers were held. Elected for two year terms were:
Frank Spula President
Rick Pierchalski First Vice President
Timothy Kuzma Secretary
Micheline Jaminski Treasurer
Anthony Bajdek Vice President for American Affairs
Bozena Kaminski Vice President for Polish Affairs
Deborah Majka Vice President for Cultural Affairs
Mark Pienkos Vice President for Public Relations
Mary Anselmo Vice President for Financial Development
Bozena Nowicka-McLees Vice President for Education & Learning
Rick Mazella Vice President for Membership Development
Following the meeting on Sunday, October 21, the Polish American Congress was one of the major sponsors of the “Songs of Freedom” concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. The concert was held at the Chicago Symphony Center. Over 2400 guests were in attendance. Performing were the Paderewski Orchestra, as well as performers from Poland and Chicago.