Read about our FUN at the Bremond Polski Dzien – Polish Days Festival — see the photos, too! Learn how you can help the Polish Heritage Center at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures on July 8 – inside the beautiful, air-conditioned center in San Antonio! Click here now!
Read the May 2018 newsletter; read all back issues – here.
We are pround to announce 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 essays here.
Congratulations to each student and Thank You to every student who entered!
Act S. 447 (JUST ACT OF 2017) was adopted by Congress on April 25, 2018. The Polish American Congress believes that this legislation is unfair to Poland.
The Polish American Congress has issued the following ACTION ALERT:
APPEAL TO ALL FRIENDS OF POLAND:
PLEASE TELEPHONE THE WHITE HOUSE
26 April between 9 a.m. and 4p.m (EDT), all Friends of Poland should deliver by telephone to the White House Comments line (202-456-1111) with displeasure the following brief message:
My name is ___________________and my address is___________________. As an American concerned with Polish-American relations, and I am calling to encourage that President Trump veto the JUST ACT OF 2017, enacted on April 25 2018, because it is most unfair to Poland, America’s loyal NATO ally.
Also, please identify your membership in any organizations, such as PAC or others
Our members are actively planning for the year! Visit our Events Page and check back often for updates! We welcome Member events. Email us at PACofTexas@yahoo.com
Polish American Congress has issued an Action Alert regarding the Campaign to stop H.R. 1226 and is asking Polish Americans to contact their Representatives if they are sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and urging them to vote against H.R. 1226.
Texas Congressmen that serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee:
|Congressman||Congressional District Map
||Areas covered by Congressional District|
|Michael McCaul||TX-10||parts of Austin, Pflugerville, Volente,
Brenham, Chappell Hill, Elgin, LaGrange, Katy
|Ted Poe||TX-2||parts of Houston|
|Joaquin Castro||TX-20||parts of San Antonio|
Please consider writing your Congressman regarding HR1226.
We feel Poland should not be subject to the surveillance by the State Department’s Office of Holocaust Issues for compliance with the Prague Conference’s Terezin Declaration of 2009 which would force Poland to pay enormous amounts of retribution for war thefts and crimes inflicted by the invading country, not Poland, who was so clearly a victim of WWII.
More Info and Sample Letters: HR1226 Info and Sample Letters
Follow the status of the bill as it makes its way through Congress.
We are proud to announce that we will now offer THREE $1000 Scholarships!
New this year are the additional awards to not only Texas high school seniors, but to university undergraduates and graduate students!
Download this flyer – 2018 FlyerPDF
Read our February Newsletter here!