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Polish Home Foundation is
a Seattle based non-profit organization that promotes Polish heritage in the Pacific Northwest by sponsoring local events involving Polish culture and arts, by taking part in events important to the Polish-American community and by assisting Polish - American organizations in the area. PHF is a public 501(c)(3) charity.

Events
 

Summary of events

2013

Summary of 2013 Events

July 13

Polish Festival at the Seattle Center (producer)

www.PolishFestivalSeattle.org

May 11

All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home (producer)

http://polishnewsseattle.org/2013/May13.htm#pierogi

March 32

Spring Bazaar at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center (fundraising)

February 20

The PHF Annual Meeting

February 2-3

Chopin Festival in Seattle (co-sponsor)

January 8 - 29

Rafal Olbinski - Jazz On the Cover Exhibition at the UW (co-sponsor)

2012

Summary of 2010 Events

November 3-4

Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center (fundraising)

October 12-21

Seattle Polish Film Festival (co-sponsor)

May 15

VOX group concert at the Polish Cultural Center (co-sponsor)

May 5

All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center (producer)

March 31

Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center (fundraising)

February 29

The PHF Annual Meeting

February 3-5

Chopin Festival in Seattle (co-sponsor)

2011

Summary of 2011 Events

November 4-13

Seattle Polish Film Festival (co-sponsor)

November 5-6

Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center (fundraising)

October 26

Jerzy Zelnik poetry spectacle Ciemna miłość własna at the Polish Home (co-sponsor)

June 15

Piotr Kosinski Piano Concert at the Polish Home (co-sponsor)

May 2-31

Ryszard Horowitz Photo Exhibition at the UW (co-sponsor)

May 7

All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest in Seattle (producer)

April 16

Spring Bazaar at the Polish Home (fundraiser)

February 24

The PHF Annual Meeting

February 5-6

Chopin Festival in Seattle (co-sponsor)

2010

Summary of 2010 Events

December

Polish paper cutting workshops at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center in Seattle (co-sponsor)

November 4-14

Seattle Polish Film Festival (co-sponsor)

Nov 6-7

Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center (fundraising)

September 11

Meet the author with Inga Iwasiow in Seattle (sponsor)

June 26 & 27

Young Polanie at the International Festival in Leavenworth (co-sponsor)

June 5

International Dance in Seattle (co-sponsor)

May 16

5th Anniversary of the Salon of Poetry in Seattle (co-sponsor)

May 1

All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest in Seattle (main organizer, fundraiser)

April 29

Movie & Lecture “Trip To Nowhere” at the Univ. Washington in Seattle (co-sponsor)

 April 11

Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the Katyn Massacre (co-sponsor)

 March 27

Spring Bazaar at the Polish Home (fundraiser)

 March 7

Book signing and presentation on Polish Pioneers at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center in Seattle (organizer)

 February 20

November 2009 – January 2010

Polish Poster Exhibition at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle (co-sponsor)

2009

Summary of 2009 Events

November 2009 – January 2010

Polish Poster Exhibition at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle (co-sponsor)

November 18-22

Polish Film Festival in America in Seattle (co-sponsor)

Nov 15

Opening Gala for the new wing of the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center in Seattle

Nov 7-8

Polish Bazaar at the Polish Home (fundraiser)

October 9

Lecture Trip to Nowhere at the Polish Home (co-sponsor)

October

Polish Home receives the City NMF matching grant for the Polish Home remodeling

July / August

Mass mailing and phone calling campaign (fundraiser for the NMF matching grant)

 June

Mass mailing for the Expansion Project (fundraiser)

May 9

Pierogi Fest in Seattle

 April 10-19

Seattle Polish Film Festival (co-sponsor)

April 4

Spring Bazaar at the Polish Home (booth, fundraising)

 February 21

Viva Polonia! Ball in Mountlake Terrace (co-sponsor, fundraiser)

 January 23 – February 1

NWFF Children’s Film Festival (co-sponsor of the Polish Animation program)

2008 Summary of 2008 Events

 May 10

All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest at the Polish Home, noon – 5 pm

 April 18 –27

Seattle Polish Film Festival, at the SIFF Cinema (co-sponsor)

 March 15

Spring Bazaar at the Polish Home, noon – 7 pm

 February 20

PHF Annual Meeting, 7:30 pm

 January

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

2007 Summary of 2007 Events

 November 14

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

 November 3-4

Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home, noon – 7 pm

 November 2-11

Polish Film Festival in America, Seattle (co-sponsor)

 October 10

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

 September 21-15

Polish Choir Cantate Deo in Seattle and Puget Sound (co-sponsor)

 June 13

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

 May 12

All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest at the Polish Home, noon – 5 pm

 May 9

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

 April 27 – May 4

Seattle Polish Film Festival, at the SIFF Cinema (co-sponsor)

 April 24

Presentation for the Ambassador of Poland, Hon. Janusz Reiter & meeting with the Ambassador at the Polish Home, 7:30 pm

 April 23 – May 9

Joseph Conrad Exhibition Between the Land and the Sea at the University of Washington Suzzallo Library, Library hours

 April 11

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

 March 31

Spring Bazaar at the Polish Home, noon – 7 pm

March 14

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

February 21

PHF Annual Meeting, 7:30 pm

February 14

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

January 17

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

2006 Summary of 2006 events

December 13

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

November 15

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

November 4-5

Fall Bazaar

October 18

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

September 20

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

June14 

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

May 20

Pierogi Fest

May 10

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

April 5

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

March 9

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

February 23

Annual PHF meeting

February 9

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

Jan 21

Community Feedback Public Meeting for the Polish Home Expansion Project
 
Sat, Jan 21, 2006, 3 pm. More details: Letter 2006 Jan

2005 Summary of 2005 events

December 15

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

November 17

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

November 5-6

Fall Bazaar

October 20

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

September 15

PH Expansion Project meeting, 7:30 pm

Jun 2

PH Remodeling Fund Committee meeting
The pledge campaign for the Polish Home expansion and remodeling started in earnest with close to $100,000 pledged for the project. This meeting is about widening the campaign. The meeting is public and all volunteers are welcome.

May 17

PH Remodeling Fund Committee meeting
All committee meetings are open to public. The committee welcomes all the volunteers who would like to help with the Polish Home remodeling project and fundraiser.

Apr 23–May 1

Polish Film Festival at SAM
The 13th Seattle Polish Film Festival this year is at the Seattle Art Museum downtown. The Foundation supports the Festival.

Apr 2-25

Polish Wings in WWII at the Polish Home
The exhibition about Polish squadrons in WWII, and especially those fighting in the Battle of Britain, has been prepared by Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski and supported by the Foundation.

Apr 1

Lecture A Question of Honor at the UW
Lynn Olson and Stanley Cloud, the authors of the book A Question of Honor about Polish pilots fighting in the Battle of Britain talk about their heroism and political situation. The Foundation supported the Polish Wings in WWII exhibition available at the lecture.

Mar 19

Polish Bazaar
The Foundation has a stand at the 42nd Bazaar at the Polish Home. This is a fundraiser as we sell donated books and folk art items. We also present Foundation’s accomplishments and new plans to expand the Polish Home.

Mar 3

PH fundraising meeting
The first meeting of the fundraising committee for the Polish Home expansion and remodeling. We need volunteers! Everybody is welcome.

Feb 22

Annual PHF Meeting
The annual meeting of the Foundation members is scheduled at 7:30 pm on Feb 22, 2005 at the Polish Home. Everybody is welcome.

2004 Summary of events in 2004

Nov 20, 2004

Wesele Poety concert
Wesele Poety is a concert at the Polish Home featuring songs to poems by Polish poets and music by Tomasz Aleksander, performed by Marzanna Bachowska (vocals) and Mr. Aleksander (piano). The Foundation is a concert sponsor.

Sept-Oct

60th Anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising
A series of events is organized in Seattle in September and October to commemorate 60th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. PHF supports these events and finances several of them. Please see more info here. This is a major financial effort for the Foundation, donations are welcome.

Aug-Sept

PHF exhibitions at Sts. Peter & Paul's Parish in Tacoma
Both recent  PHF exhibitions are on display at the Parish Parish in Tacoma:  'Poles in Central Asia: lives, fates and traces' and  'Wiktor-Siminski, the Art of Survival' can be viewed Aug 7 - Aug 16, 2004.

June 4, 8 pm

Lecture by J. & S. Pagacz at the Polish Home
Julia and Stanislaw Pagacz are young Polish biology researchers who made several trips to Lake Baikal region and authored two guidebooks and a photo-album 'Siberia: in the Baikal Land of Butyats'. Their rich slide presentation at the Polish Home is supported by the Foundation.

May-June 2004

PHF exhibitions at St. Margaret's in Seattle
Both exhibitions organized recently by the PHF are on display at the Parish Hall of the Polish Church in Seattle. 'Wiktor-Siminski, the Art of Survival' is available May 3-23, and 'Poles in Central Asia: lives, fates and traces' is available May 23 - June 12, 2004.

April-May 2004

Fundraiser for a air-conditioning system at the Polish Home
Polish Home Assn  is gathering funds to install a new air-conditioning or ventilation system at the Polish Home in Seattle. The Foundation supports this fundraiser - checks should be made to Polish Home Foundation with a note "for ventilation" at the bottom of the check.

Update: As of June 15, 2004 about $9,000 has been raised.

April-May 2004

Poles in Central Asia Exhibition at the Polish Home
The exhibition Poles in Central Asia: lives, fates, traces, organized by Ewa & Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski is on display at the Polish Home

April 2004

Radio Wisla fundraiser
Radio Wisla is a new Polish language radio in Puget Sound starting in May and covering Seattle with Eastside from Everett to Tacoma. It is a non-profit organization promoting Polish language and music. Polish Home Foundation supports the Radio and accepts donations for its benefit.

April 13, 3:30 pm

Poles in Central Asia lecture & exhibition
Dr. Olga Medvedeva of Vancouver, BC, will have a public lecture Poles in Central Asia: lives, fates, traces at the University of Washington in Seattle, about Poles in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in 19th  & 20th centuries. PHF organized an exhibition on the same topic based on her archives. More...

March - April

Mariola Blonska fundraiser
Mariola Blonska is a Seattleite who had a case of untreatable cancer. Her friends raised about $1200 to help with her medical bills and are grateful to the donors. Mariola passed away before Easter. For more info please contact Barbara Rowan at barbrowan@comcast.net.

Mar 13 - April 3

Wiktor: Art of Survival exhibit at the Polish Home
The exhibition prepared by Teresa Malinowski & Ryszard Kott for the fundraiser on Mar 12 is on display at the Polish Home in Seattle till April 3, 2004. More...

Mar 12, 8 pm

Wiktor: Art of Survival exhibit & fundraiser
This is a fundraiser for a documentary movie project about Wiktor Siminski who was an artist and survivor of a Nazi concentration camp hosted by the producer of the movie. The exhibition features pictures of Wiktor's art and historical photos. More...

Feb 24, 7:30 pm

Annual Meeting of PHF
The annual meeting of Members and friends of PHF is open to the public. This is also an election meeting. Come to listen about our accomplishments and plans; we are looking for new Members and volunteers! The 2004 Report will be posted here shortly.

Feb 6, 8 pm

Roman Czarny in concert
Roman Czarny while not busy as a Polish consul is also a talented song-writer and a singer known for his "Chicago Night Blues" and other songs. His concert at the Polish Home will feature many of his best songs as well as his favorites by others as sung both at concerts and campfires.
More...  Update: over $1000 has been raised.

January

Polish School fundraiser
The Parent Committee of the Polish School in Seattle continues with the tradition of great fundraisers for the School. The carnival party for children on Jan 11 and donations to PHF raised together about $2000. Donations for the School to PHF educational fund are still welcome!

2003 Summary of events for 2003

Dec 9, 7:30 pm

Warsaw University Theatre at the Polish Home
The Academic Theatre of the Warsaw University presents a two part musical program in Polish: Part1, Droga do Raju, features poetry by Zbigniew Herbert to music by Stanislaw Radwan; part2, Mesko-damski punkt widzenia, presents new songs by Leszek Czajkowski & Katarzyna Piekarska. Event supported by a PHF grant.

Nov 19, 7:30 pm

Open meeting of PHF
All members and friends of the Foundation are invited to this meeting at the Polish Home in Seattle. We'll talk about achievements this year and plans for the next. If you support PHF, you should come! Volunteers are always needed!

Nov 7-9 & 14-16

Seattle Polish Film Festival
This important event for promoting Polish culture in the Pacific Northwest is strongly supported by PHF. More at www.PolishFilms.org 

Nov 1 & 2, 2003

PHF at the Polish Bazaar
Visit the PHF stand at the Fall Bazaar at the Polish Home in Seattle.You can meet and talk to the Foundation volunteers. Wwe also have some Olbinski calendars left and some folk art on sale.

Oct  25, 7 pm

PHA 85th anniversary gala & Polonez Dance Group
The Polish Home Association in Seattle celebrates its 85th anniversary with a special gala. The program includes a dinner, a performance of Polish folk songs and dances by the Polonez group from Vancouver, BC and a dance evening as well as a PHA history exhibition. Organized by PHA and supported by PHF with a grant for the Polonez group.

Oct  18, 2003

Polish Avant-Garde Film
Polish Avant-Garde Films from 1930-45 at the University of Washingto in Seattle is an event supported by PHF. More info at www.polishfilms.org/RecMovies/Awangarda/Avangarda.htm

June  2003

Olbinski Exhibition summary
The Exhibition and related fundraisers (the public donation campaign, the lunch with the artist and the sale of Mr. Olbinski's posters, books and calendars) was a very successful event raising over $4500 for the PHF cultural fund. PHF is grateful to the Puget Sound & Pacific NW public for this generous support.

May 17, 2003

Fundraising lunch with Mr. Olbinski
The lunch will be held at Mr. & Mrs. Pawluskiewicz residence in Seattle to honor Mr. Olbinski. The lunch is a fundraiser for the exhibition and is open to the public. To obtain an invitation, please support the exhibition through a donation to the cultural fund of PHF; invitations $75 single, $100. .

May 16, 2003

Open Night at the Exhibition Artist's Lecture
The Olbinski exhibition will be opened at the Suzzallo before the lecture from 6-7 pm  The lecture will be delivered at Kane Hall, starting at 7 p.m. Abstract here.
You can meet the artist before the lecture, sip wine and buy posters, calendars and books with Olbinski's art. Pricing information here.

May 3-30, 2003

The Olbinski Poster Exhibition
Mr. Olbinski is a contemporary surrealist. He comes to the University of Washington in Seattle as a guest speaker. His exhibition and visit to Seattle shape up as great events! Here is a review of his works, with a Look at Olbinski.
To view the exhibition announcement letter, click here. The Olbinski poster exhibition will open at the Suzzallo, on May 3, at 3 pm and at the Polish Home on May 4,  at 3 pm.

Apr 12, 2003, noon-7pm

PHF at the Polish Bazaar
Please come to see the Foundation booth at the Polish Home during the spring bazaar: you can look at Olbinski's books and calendars, order his posters, buy Polish folk art etc. You can also talk to the PHF Officers about the Foundation and meet Olbinski exhibition volunteers around 2 pm. And, the bazaar is a great event in itself!

March 2003

The "Polna Rapsodia" concert
"Polna Rapsodia" is a concert featuring songs to poems by Polish authors such as Nobel Prize winners Milosz and Szymborska. The first concert is scheduled for Mar 9, 2003, more will be coming. This event is organized by Mr. Aleksander of Seattle and supported by the Polish Home Foundation.

February 2003

Annual meeting of Members
On Feb 20, 2003 there was an annual meeting of Members. This meeting was an occasion to make a summary of the first year of PHF activities. Please see the 2002 PHF Report for details.

January 2003

Krzysztof Tasak luncheon
The Polish Parish in Tacoma organized a luncheon (a Polish style dinner) for the benefit of Krzysztof Tasak on Jan 5. Mr. Tasak, 25, is a paraplegic after a recent accident. He was hospitalized at the Harborview Medical Center and currently is with Seatoma Convalescent Center. He needs support to continue therapy. The Parish raised over $2100 for Krzysztof.

2002 Summary of events for 2002

Fall-Winter 2002

Medical assistance fundraiser
There are people in our community who are in a desperate need for medical assistance. PHF supports ongoing fundraisers for the benefit of Agnieszka Marczak and Krzysztof Tasak as well as for other people in a similar situation. To donate to the PHF medical fund please write a check to Polish Home Foundation and indicate "medical and emergency fund" for a general donation to the fund, or indicate a person that you wish to support.

Fall 2002

The Polish School Fundraiser
Background: The Polish School in Seattle, WA was established in 1990.  Classes are held at the Polish Home. The School provides an education for children in kindergarten and elementary grades. There are also three groups for adults who wish to learn Polish language.

Fundraiser: The School relies on community support to make the tuition affordable for parents and appreciates donations helping in any way. The School is still in the process of gathering necessary books and equipment. At the moment the biggest need is for books and teaching materials.

Outcome: the School received a grant of $300 in Nov, 2003.

Summer 2002

Startup period
In the period following the annual meeting, the executive committee focused on getting nuts and bolts of the Foundation to work. News about the Foundation has been published in the Seattle based Polish-American periodicals and notices posted over the internet. Internal procedures and policies have been discussed. The account and the website have been established. The first donation has been received.

May 2002

The first meeting of Members
On May 7, the Members of the Foundation held their first annual meeting. The gathering adopted the Bylaws of the Foundation, introduced changes to the Articles of Incorporation and elected the Board of Directors for the first regular term. In turn, the Board appointed the executive committee with Mr. Kott as the President. The meeting marks the beginning of the Foundation activities.

March 2002

IRS grants PHF the tax exemption status
With the decision dated March 28, 2002, the IRS granted the 501(c)(3) tax exemption status to Polish Home Foundation.

 

 
     
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