Tuesday, May 28, 2013

PAHA's Meeting in Buffalo, May 2013

Polonia of Buffalo, New York extended a hospitable and gracious welcome to the members of the Polish American Historical Association who held their mid-year meeting in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York on May 15-16, 2013.


 On May 15, 2013 the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo sponsored a lecture by Professor Jim Pula entitled “Kosciuszko's Return to America.” Attendance was 150 members and guests. Charles Peszynski and Alfred Karney of the Polish Arts Club and PAHA President Tom Napierkowski also addressed the audience.


During the social hour after the lecture, Alfred Karney congratulated Professor Anna Mazurkiewicz and thanked her for her energetic outreach and high visibility in Buffalo Polonia during her academic year as Kosciuszko Foundation visiting professor. The assembly sang “Sto Lat” and bid her farewell as she finished her term at the University of Buffalo.


Buffalo’s weekly newspaper, Am-Pol Eagle, volume 54, number 33 (May 16, 2013) included two articles about PAHA and messages of welcome to PAHA from individuals and associations.


These include greetings from:
 --Bishop Edward M. Grosz, D.D., V.G., auxiliary bishop, Diocese of Buffalo
 --Polish Heritage Dancers, Western New York
 --Polish Singers Alliance of America, Central Administration and District IX
 --Polish American Congress of Western New York
 --S.U.N.Y. Buffalo E.H. Butler Library, Fronczak Room
 --Niagara Polish Cultural and Historical Society Board of Directors
 --St, Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church and Shrine of Blessed John Paul II
 --General Pulaski Association
 --Polish Arts Club of Buffalo
 --Paul S. Piotrowski, Esq.


Report by Thomas Duszak, Secretary of the PAHA Board of Directors
Photos from a Facebook album by Anna Mazurkiewicz.

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