Newsletter May 8, 2018
Chappell Hill, TX
"Hay" Couple
Featured on our
New 2018 Directory!
Our Directory of Polish American Culture in Texas is now available and being distributed to members, parishes, festivals and more in Texas, the USA & Poland! You can see a virtual FLIPBOOK on our website!
Dziękuję to all our members & sponsors!
Gratulacje to the winners of our 2018 Scholarship Essay Contest!
In the category for high school seniors, the winner was David Luke Cheuvront of Antonian College Preparatory High School in San Antonio. He will be attending the University of Texas at Austin.
The winner in the Undergraduate category was Patryk Tomaszkiewicz who attends Texas A&M University. 
The winning Graduate student was Kasia Krozel who will be completing her studies at Texas A&M this Fall.
Each student will receive $1000 payable to their university.  Read their winning essays here .

Congratulations to the new Texas A&M Polish Association officers for 2018-2019:
President: Kiara Jaraczewski
Vice-President: Karolina Krozel
Secretary: Kristin Krozel
Treasurer: Olivia Rytlewski 
Advisor: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz
See Upcoming Events below!
Wawel   Dance Group from
 Houston enchanted the crowds! Photos courtesy of Stan Aponiuk.
Krysia Aponiuk, second from right, with her team who organized the baking of all home-made Polish pastries for the festival!
The Polish school children from Houston dancing Krakowiak - full of enthusiasm!
a great success!
The weekend of May 4-6 was full of celebrations! In Houston, Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church celebrated the XII Annual Polish Festival. This event is organized during the Feast of Saint Virgin Mary the Queen of Poland and commemorates the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791. 

Several thousand guests enjoyed music, live performances, a spectacular silent auction, as well as delicious Polish food and drinks. A variety of activities for the children were offered, too. 

Polish folk dance groups from Dallas  ( Jagoda )  and Houston  ( Wawel , Polish school)  performed. A special, new addition to the dance performances was by the newly established  Youth Wawel  group. 

Festival guests also visited the beautiful church and the recently finished Saint John Paul II Plaza, featuring the Houston Polonia Memorial located in front of the Church.
Houston Polonia Memorial completed!
A beautiful project has been finalized; the Saint Pope John Paul II Plaza with Houston Polonia Memorial and Memory Wall . You are invited to visit the Plaza, just in front of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Houston. Photos courtesy of Anna Witas.
  “Save the Date”
Annual PACT Meetings &
Polish Texan Lifetime Achievement Awards
Dinner and Celebrations to be held at
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
Chappell Hill, Texas
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Upcoming Events

June 8-10 - San Antonio, Texas Folklife Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Be sure to visit the POLISH BOOTH sponsored by the Polish American Council of Texas and the Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria ! Volunteers NEEDED! Earn community service hours! Email us for details.

June 22-23 - Bremond , Polski Dzien – Polish Day . Be sure to visit our PACT booth! Volunteers NEEDED! Earn community service hours! Email us for details.

We welcome PACT members to share events here! Send your events to
Last chance! In case you missed it, click here to see:
photos of our 2017 Annual Meeting i n Bremond on Nov. 18, 2017!
Thanks for these great photos, James Smock!
More than 300 people attended our all-day annual meeting including a parade, Mass, awards, silent auction, food, live music and dancing!
Brian Marshall was presented with the PACT Lifetime Achievement Award by PACT President, Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz (left).

The family of the Steve Ogonski & Band was present to accept the PACT Lifetime Achievement Award for the band's many decades of gracing us with great Polish music!
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