N ewsletter June 19, 2017
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Photos above are from our Annual Meeting in Panna Maria in November 2016. See more in our directory.
See you in Bremond on
June 24! 

Please come by our booth to say Dzien Dobry or Howdy or Hi!

In addition to Facebook, PACT
is now on Twitter! @PolishAmTx
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Students In Poland

Earlier in June, Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz
, our President, was in Poland with students from the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program at Texas A&M (TALL). 

Left:  Dr. Jim p resenting the Polish Vice Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Ryszard Zarudzki, a PACT directory and discussing Texas Polonia.

Students toured a feedmill in Poland during the study program.     
In Łomza, Poland, 
Stanisław Kacperczyk,
Kasia Boczek
and Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz present
Professor Andrzej Borusewicz and Agrocetrum President,
Adam Piertuszyński with a plaque for sponsoring and organizing the visit of Texas/Poland Emerging Leaders from Texas A&M University. 
Students in Poland
Kiara, Morgan and Quintin, three TAMU Poultry Science majors, touring a poultry farm in Poland during the tour with Dr. Jim.  There are five houses with 60,000 birds in each house for a total of 300,000 birds on this farm!

Polish Students Visiting Texas now
Just home from taking Texas A&M agriculture students to Poland, now Dr. Jim is hosting several Polish Ag students here in Texas. Here they are visiting a famous landmark on the Texas A&M campus. See more photos on our Facebook page.

The Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation has for decades sponsored the Polish Booth, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, selling fresh, cooked pierogi and kielbasa.

Both the FLMF and the TFF are MEMBERS of PACT!

Our Vice President, Dr. Piotr Przybylski , dropped by to say hello while he was in town with his family.

Left:  Booth Chairmen, Warren Kolenda and Denise Stout took a break from cooking and serving at the booth to welcome Dr. Przybylski.   

Genny Kraus, another one of our Directors, has been performing with the Mazurka Polish Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival since it's beginning, 46 years ago!  

She got a hug from this cool guy from El Paso, who is also a Polish dancer!

   Please keep our Founder, Bishop Emeritus John W Yanta, D.D., Amarillo Diocese, in your prayers as he has been ill for some time.

Our new
Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas is being distributed NOW! 

It includes Members, Events Calendar, Photos, Member ads, Contact info and more! 

2,500 being distributed all across Texas!

Are YOU in it?

Youth  traveling  to Poland this summer
PACT VP,  Dr. Piotr Przybylski, will be accompanying a youth field trip to Poland this summer, including ten children and four adults from the Polish Saturday School at Our Lady of Czestochowa, Houston. The trip will be July 3-10.

They will visit Northern Poland, including Torun, Gdansk, Bydgoszcz, Biskupin. The trip is organized by the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship Marshal’s Office, Poland.

We look forward to hearing about their experiences in Poland!

Follow their trip on our  Facebook page!

A Year Ago - In Poland
 Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, our PACT President, received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit from Poland President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw in June 2016.  It is the highest honor which can be bestowed on a non-Polish citizen! We're still so proud of him!
Photo courtesy prezydent.pl
Member Events 

Jun. 23-24 – Bremond, Bremond Chamber of Commerce, Polish Festival Days

Aug. 6 – Kosciusko, St. Ann Catholic Church, Annual Picnic

Sep. – Houston, Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church, Doznyki

Sep or Oct. Houston, Slavic Heritage Festival

Sep. 1-3 – Panhandle, Rapstine Family Reunion

Sep. 3 – Chappell HillSt. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 80th Annual Parish Mass & Homecoming Bazaar

Sep. 10 – YorktownHoly Cross Catholic Church, Parish Festival & Craft Fair

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