Hello Members and Friends,
Just a friendly reminder to send in your reservations for the Polonez Ball on November 8th. If you have not received your invitation and would like to join us for this auspicious occasion please call us at 314-868-6911.
I look forward to seeing all of you at the Ball!
It is with deepest regrets that we say goodbye to a wonderful, charismatic and generous man. Edmund F. Burdzy has been a strong supporter of Polonia in St. Louis, the Roman Catholic Church and an active member of the PACS for many years with his wife, Dolores at his side. He will be dearly missed.
Burdzy, Edmund F. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, October 6, 2014.
Beloved husband to Dolores A. (nee Sendobry) Burdzy for 61 years.
Dearest dad to Christina (Greg) Zinselmeier, Charissa (Mark) Steinlage, Cathleen (Mike) Petrie & Celeste (Jim) Imperiale.
Dear Granpa to Emily, Christian, Mark Jr., Sean, Joel & Allise, Tyler, Trevor, Jenny & Joe, Nick, Alex & the late Lauren.
Jagi to Ian & Colin, Kora, Mareck & Elijah.
Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin & friend to many.
Edmund retired after 43 years from McDonnell Douglas/Boeing aircraft planning & engineering division where he proudly worked on the F-18 Hornet project. He was very proud of his Polish Heritage. In his heyday, he played the banjo in a band called Polka Dots.
Funeral services will begin on Friday, October 10, 9:15 am at the STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL & CREMATION CENTER, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. then process to St. Angela Merici Church for 10:00 am Mass.
Interment Calvary Cemetery,
VISITATION THURSDAY 3-8 PM.
Memorials to the Polish Heritage Center or a charity of your choice.
Rev. Stan Konieczny and the Polish American Cultural Society invite you to
The Mass Anticipating the Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa
and Celebrating Dozynki – Festival of the Harvest
On Sunday, August 24, 2014
At St. John the Baptist Church
10 South Lincoln St.
Mass at 3:00 p.m. Dinner at 5:00 p.m.
Desserts are welcome
Bring the Flowers and Produce from your gardens
to be blessed.
Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Rising
– See more at: http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/177776,Poland-marks-70th-anniversary-of-Warsaw-Rising#sthash.Xd3gcrXA.dpuf
Mr. Niemczyk passed on June 4, 2014 at the age of 68. He was the first president of the PACS from 1976 to 1980. His funeral was Monday, June 9th.
New Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program Available For Undergraduate Students of Polish Origin
Over $75,000 In Grant Funding Secured From The Polish Government For 2014
The Kosciuszko Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for a special tuition scholarship program for undergraduate students of Polish origin. A $2,000 scholarship will be offered to 30 promising undergraduate students studying in the USA and pursuing degrees at the intersection of media, communication, political science, social studies, law, and administration. Students seeking careers in media, government, and public affairs are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2014 and scholarship awards will be distributed for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
Full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply. Scholarships are merit-based and are awarded for academic achievement, leadership qualities, motivation, interest in Polish subjects, and involvement in the Polish American community.
The scholarship program was made possible thanks to a $60,000 grant secured by the Kosciuszko Foundation in the national competition “Cooperation with Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad in 2014” run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. An additional grant of over $15,000 was awarded to the foundation for an update of the New KF English-Polish, Polish-English Dictionary, last published over a decade ago. The project, co-sponsored by the KF and the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, has begun and will result in a thoroughly updated Dictionary, with online and app-based versions ready in 2015.
This may be an opinion article but it is spot on.