2018 Council of National Directors Meeting Press 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.

DATE:            October 31, 2018

CONTACT:    Dr. Mark Pienkos, National Vice President for Public Relations

Polish American Congress



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