Archives for January 2018

Amerykańska Polonia chce podziękować Stanom Zjednoczonym

Amerykańska Polonia chce podziękować Stanom Zjednoczonym za pomoc w odzyskaniu przez nasz kraj niepodległości.  Akcję zbierania podpisów pod deklaracją wdzięczności Amerykanom organizuje wpływowa polonijna organizacja: Polsko-Słowiańska Federalna Unia Kredytowa.

„My, synowie i córki Narodu Polskiego, w setną rocznicę niepodległości Polski pragniemy wyrazić naszą wdzięczność Stanom Zjednoczonym Ameryki za nieoceniony wkład w sprawę polskiej suwerenności” – tak brzmi deklaracja, która ma zostać przekazana władzom Stanów Zjednoczonych w październiku przy okazji dorocznej Parady Pułaskiego w Nowym Jorku.

Organizatorzy akcji liczą na podpisy setek tysięcy a może milionów osób. Przypominają, że dla odzyskania przez Polskę niepodległości kluczowy był plan prezydenta Thomasa Woodrowa Wilsona, który w swoim orędziu do Kongresu zażądał utworzenia niepodległej Polski z dostępem do morza.

Polsko-Słowiańska Federalna Unia Kredytowa wzywa organizacje polonijne do włączenia w zbieranie podpisów. Księgi gdzie można je składać zostały wyłożone w 17 oddziałach Unii. Deklarację można też podpisać w internecie pod adresem:

Inspiracją do zorganizowania zbierania podpisów pod deklaracją wdzięczności Ameryce była podobna akcja z okresu międzywojennego.  W 1926 roku 5,5 miliona Polaków złożyło podpisy pod życzeniami dla Stanów Zjednoczonych z okazji 150-lecia niepodległości tego kraju. 111 grubych tomów z tymi podpisami znajduje się obecnie w Bibliotece Kongresu USA.

The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States

The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States are a collection of 111 volumes of signatures and greetings presented in 1926 to President Calvin Coolidge to commemorate the 150th anniversary of U.S. independence and to acknowledge American participation and aid to Poland during World War I. Richly illustrated with original works by prominent Polish graphic artists, the volumes were assembled over an eight-month period with submissions from nearly one-sixth of the population of Poland as it then existed, including the signatures of national, provincial, and local government officials, representatives of religious, social, business, academic, and military institutions, and approximately 5.5 million school children.





Sponsored by the Polish American Congress / Michigan Division


POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS/MICHIGAN DIVISION OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 11am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. 313.365.9400. 11333 Jos.Campau, Hamtramck



Sunday, January 21 – PRCUA SOC. #718 ST. STAN’S CORPORATE COMMUNION & ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Mass will be held in memory of our deceased members at 11 AM, St. Linus Church on Hass Street between Telegraph and Beech Daley Rds. After Mass a complimentary dinner will be served at the Stitt VFW Post on Waverly Street, just south of Warren Ave. and east of Telegraph Rd. After dinner a short meeting will be held along with Election of Officers for 2018. Delegates and Alternate Delegates will also be solicited for the National Convention which will be held in August. RSVP by December 30, 2017 to Leonard and Eileen Nasiatka at 313- 278-5219.

Sunday, January 21 – PRCUA SOC. #162 GENERAL MEETING AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS. More information: Mike at 734-283-4810 or

Sunday, January 21 – Mass & Koledy. Filarets Chorus. 1 PM Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 3100 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI

Sunday, January 21 – Mass with Polonaise Chorale. 11:30 AM, St. Cunegunda Church, 5900 St. Lawrence, Detroit, MI


Sunday, January 21 – Mass with Polonaise Chorale. 2 PM, St. Florian Church, Hamtramck, MI,


Tuesday, January 23 – ST. POPE SAINT JOHN PAUL II SOC. #1593 MEETING at 7 PM at St. Anne Jr. H. S. (Back Building), 36000 Mound Rd., Warren, MI. Contact: Joann Ozog at 586-751-8168.

Wednesday, January 24 – POLISH HERITAGE NIGHT at 7 PM at Little Caesars Arena, 66 Sibley St., Detroit, MI.  Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz. Tickets $23 in level corner section.  For more information and reservations contact Elizabeth Thacker at 586-944-9683 or

Friday, January 26 – ZAKOPANE FOLK DANCE BOWLING FUNDRAISER at Sterling Lanes, 33200 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights. MI. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 27 – Mass with Polonaise Chorale. 5:30 PM. Our Lady Queen of Apostles, 3851 Prescott, Hamtramck.

Sunday, January 28 – Mass with Polonaise Chorale. 11:30 AM, St. Albertus Church, 4231 St. Aubin, Detroit, MI

Saturday, January 27- Polish Varieties Radio Ball. 7 PM San Marino Club in Troy, MI – $70/person-dinner and dancing to 2 bands-Information/reservations call Jurek at 313-343-0660.

Saturday, January 27 – GWIAZDA DANCERS FOWLING FUNDRAISER 8-10 PM at 3901 Christopher St., Detroit, MI. $20/person. All participants must be 21 and older. Contact: Jessica Wendt for more info at: or 313-682-3031.

Saturday, January 27 – SOC. #162 TOPPERMOST BEATLES TRIBUTE SHOW at the PRCUA Banquet Center, 1430 Oak St., Wyandotte, MI.  Tickets are $15.00 at the door. Music from 7-10 PM. Cash bar and food available. – NO BYOB. Contact: Chris Zelasko at 734-552-6124.



Friday, February 2 – Mass with Polonaise Chorale. 6:30 PM, St. Florian Church, 2626 Florian, Hamtramck, MI.


Saturday, February 3 – Polish Scouting Organization’s “Zabawa Serduszkowa” / Valentine’s Day Dance. 7:30 PM John Paul II Hall at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 3000 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Hts, MI. Tickets are $40 at door ($35 advance purchase) which includes bar and dance band Muza Mix; tasty food for purchase; information/reservations call: Anna at 586-306-6812.


Sunday, February 4 – Orchard Lake Shrine Chapel Polish First Sunday Monthly Mass. 1 PM with Polish dinner for purchase following Mass and viewing of renewedPanorama on campus.


Saturday, February 10 – SS Cyril and Methodius Seminary at Orchard Lake Patronal Feast, Dinner, and Auction. All day devotionals in Shrine chapel, 4 PM mass; 5 PM Cocktails, Dinner and Auction to follow in Athletic Complex, $75 per person, information/reservations call Joanna at 248-706-5363.


Saturday, February 10 – Presentation Ball. Polish Alliance Dancers, Pulaski Language School, and Polanie Ensemble. 6:00 PM at American Polish Cultural Center in Troy (2975 E. Maple Rd). Tickets $65 which includes presentation program, dinner, bar, and dancing to “Oni”, information/reservations- Natalie: 734-674-7352.

Sunday, February 11 – ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II SOC. #1593 EUCHRE TOURNAMENTat 5 Star Lanes, 2666 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Hts., MI. Doors open 1 PM; games begin at 1:30 PM. Contact: Barb Ozog at or 586-453-3471

Tuesday, February 13 – PĄCZKI DAY


Saturday, February 17 – 11th Annual Polish Folk Dance Festival. American Polish Cultural Center in Troy (2975 E. Maple Rd) 4-8 PM. Small entrance charge, non-stop dance group performances, Wawel restaurant open, organizational and sponsor exhibit tables, information call 248-689-3636.


Sunday, February 18- Polish American Congress’ monthly Polish Mass, for PAC-MI and Polonia, at 9 AM at Chapel of St. Ladislaus in Hamtramck, with coffee reception following mass.

Saturday, February 24 – 27TH PRCUA SHIRLEY ANN GALANTY MICHIGAN STATE BALL at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate, MI. Cocktails 5:15 PM; Promenade 6 PM.; Dinner 6:30 PM. Contact: Maria Jalkiewicz at 586-979-5164.

Tuesday, February 27 – ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II SOC. #1593 MEETING at 7
PM at St. Anne Jr. H. S. (Back Building), 36000 Mound Rd., Warren, MI. Contact: Joann Ozog at 586751-8168.

MARCH 2018

Saturday, March 3- Polish American Congress- MI Quarterly Membership Meeting.PAC headquarters, 11333 Jos. Campau Hamtramck, at 10 AM, for information call 313-365-9400.


Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4- Polish Scouting Organization’s Annual Bazaar and Fundraiser for campgrounds, Bialowieza, in John Paul II Hall of OL of Czestochowa Church, 3000 18 Mile Rd in Sterling Hts. Tasty Polish food, exhibits, attractions for kids, entertainment, details to follow.


Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 25th Anniversary of “Chopiniana”. More information to come.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Central Citizens Committee Pulaski Day Banquet. More information to come.

All events are open to the public except where stipulated. $$ means there is a charge for attendance. There is NO CHARGE for listing an event on this calendar. The calendar will be updated bi-weekly and will be available on the PAC/MI website ( ), will be regularly emailed to members with their email addresses on file in the PAC/MI Office, and will appear in and on Polish Media in Detroit when possible. PAC/MI, its officers and members are not responsible for any errors that occur in these listings. We will strive to make this the most accurate and up-to-date event listing possible.

For more information or to list an event:

–         Call the PAC/MI office at 313-365-9400

–         Email information to

–         Mail the information to: PAC/MI Calendar, 11333 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Please include a phone number if we need more information.


Detroit Mass Mob 2018 Schedule

Sunday April 15, 2018 11 AM Mass at Holy Cross Hungarian Catholic Church 8423 South St, Detroit, MI 48209

Saturday May 12, 2018 4 PM Mass at St Peter Claver/St Francis de Sales with the Loyola High School’s 25th year anniversary. Mass will be in the former church which is now the school gymnasium. The original church/chapel roof collapsed recently. The school will be open for viewing. 15325 Pinehurst St, Detroit, MI 48238

Sunday June 10, 2018 11 AM Mass at St Joseph Oratory, 1828 Jay St, Detroit, MI 48207

Sunday July 15, 2018 Noon Mass at Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church. 11700 McDougall St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Sunday August 12, 2018 10 AM Mass at Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Pierogi Festival. 4440 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Sunday September 16, 2018 11 AM Mass at St. Damien of Molokai-St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. 46408 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342

Sunday October 14, 2018 10 AM Mass at St John the Baptist Romanian Catholic Church. 2371 Woodstock Dr, Detroit, MI 48203

Sunday November 4, 2018 11 AM Mass at St Mary’s of Redford Catholic Church(175th anniversary with Archbishop Vigneron, the main celebrant). 14601 Mansfield St, Detroit, MI 48227.

“If These Bricks Could Talk”

On August 20, 2016 members of West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society met at Abick’s Bar in Detroit to record memories of their old neighborhood. The excerpts of their stories were used in this film. The interviews were videotaped by Rafał Nowakowski; this film was made by Alina Klin.


A dangerous United States Congressional Resolution for Poland soon may be enacted.  The full title of this resolution is: “Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017”.  This resolution, the JUST ACT OF 2017 has two components: Senate Resolution 447 (S. 447), and House of Representatives Resolution 1226 (H.R. 1226).

The United States Senate voted-up without opposition, on 12 December 2017, S. 447. Now the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives is considering H.R. 1226.

In a general way, the JUST ACT OF 2017 requires the United States Government to observe how 46 countries are fulfilling their obligations to implement numerous agreements on compensation and/or restitution of both private and communal moveable and immovable property, and other commitments, like the maintenance of historic sites and monuments.

The specific purpose of the JUST ACT OF 2017 is: “To require reporting on acts of certain foreign countries on Holocaust era assets and related issues, and for other purposes.” This would require the United States Government to observe and monitor, pressure is a more honest description, compliance by Poland and other countries that participated in the Prague Holocaust Era Conference’s Terezin Declaration (2009).

Poland is the principal target of the JUST ACT OF 2017, because the largest portion of private property formerly owned by Jews (which amounts to 20% of the total of despoiled and nationalized private property), and now claimed by Jewish individuals and organizations, is located in today’s Poland. This private property on conquered Polish territory, called World War II era private property, was first despoiled by Nazi Germany and then nationalized by the communists. Compensation payments to redress these crimes against private property should be sent to Berlin and Moscow, not Warsaw.

Moreover, Poland already satisfied, by acceding to a 1960 bilateral treaty, all claims for private property in Poland owned by United States citizens before September 1, 1939. Today, the United States Congress and the Office of Holocaust Issues in the Department of State is pressuring Poland to pay lump-sum compensation on behalf of transnational Jewish organizations like the World Jewish Congress, and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. The World Jewish Congress recently opened an office in Warsaw.  This pressure on Poland is unwarranted. The exceptional role of Poland and the Poles in World War II and her armed resistance to the imposition of communist dictatorship by the Soviet Army makes a moral and historical case for NOT applying deleting H.R. 1226 to Poland.

Two members of the House of Represenatives introduced H.R. 1226: Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY14), and Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ4). In 2008 Congressman Crowley introduced a House of Representatives Resolution calling on Poland to pay lump-sum compensation for World War II era Jewish private property. In 1991, Congressman Smith organized the Congressional Caucus on Poland to pressure Poland into paying lump-sum compensation. Moreover, in 2005, Congressman Smith introduced a House of Representatives Resolution calling on Poland to pay lump-sum compensation.

This is why the President of the Polish American Congress (PAC), Mr. Frank J. Spula, wrote a forceful letter, addressed to Chairman Ed Royce, and by extension his 46 colleagues serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This letter strongly encourages these 47 members of the House of Representatives NOT TO APPLY H.R. 1226 to Poland. If they ignore this sound advice from the PAC, then Polish Americans will not vote to re-elect these members of the House of Representatives on 6 November 2018 in Congressional Elections.

John Czop

Director of Policy Planning

11th Annual Wolervine Ball – Polish Students Association

For last few years the PAC Ann Arbor Chapter warmly supports The Wolverine Charity Ball organized by the University of Michigan Polish Student Association.

This years’ 11th Annual Wolervine Ball will take place on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Michigan League. All the proceeds will be donated to the Kosciuszko Foundation – Teaching English in Poland Program.

The dinner options are a fish or a pasta dish, however the Michigan Catering will give students more information about the dinner option hopefully by this week.

As always there will be a silent auction, a dance performance by Polanie Song and Dance ensemble and a music from DJ Mario.


25th Anniversary of “CHOPINIANA”
Sunday, October 21, 2018
American Polish Cultural Center
2975 E. Maple Road, Troy, MI 48083

The Macomb Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Cook, Music Director
Kazimierz Brzozowski – Pianist

Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence