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2018 PACT Annual Meetings & Festivities in Chappell Hill, Texas
Each year the PACT holds our annual Directors and Membership meetings and Awards program in a different location in Texas. This year we were hosted in Chappell Hill, Texas. The day began at 8:00 am and lasted into the evening! We were warmly greeted by everyone in Chappell Hill where our members and the community met, celebrated, awarded, processed, prayed, danced, visited, laughed, sang, and of course — ate with a Polish passion! We thank our Lord for the blessings of our Polish heritage, our families and our communities in the great state of Texas!
PACT Annual Meeting
The PACT Directors MeetingThe PACT Directors meeting in the Chappell Hill Historical Museum. Nov. 17, 2018.
Two of 17 PACT DirectorsSusie and Kiara are among the 17 elected Directors of PACT!
PACT Membership MeetingPACT Director, Genny, welcomes PACT members at the annual membership meeting held in the amazing Chappell Hill Historical Museum!
Welcome Ceremonies; photo by James SmockThe PACT Welcome Ceremonies at the "Polish Scarecrows" - Babcia and Dziadek!
The procession begins!The procession begins! Photo by Marjo T. Tanczyk
"Babcia & Dziadek"Polish “Babcia & Dziadek” Scarecrows constructed by Fabian & Rita Jezierski and Mark & Linda Bilski
Welcoming CeremoniesOpening ceremonies with many Polonia! Photo by Marjo T. Tanczyk
The Holy Mother is always welcomed!The Holy Mother is always welcomed. Photo by Marjo T. Tanczyk.
The Texas A&M Polish AssociationWe're so proud of the Texas A&M Polish Association!
Procession of regionsThe procession included many PACT members!
Look at this sweet baby girl!Wawel Dance Group from Houston, accompanied by a precious baby girl!
Bremond Chamber of CommerceThe 2017 PACT Annual Meeting was held in Bremond! WOW, they made us feel so special! It was a GREAT day! So glad they could be with us in Chappell Hill this year!
Dallas, San Antonio, Panhandle, El Paso, South Texas, Brazos Valley, Houston -- REGIONS from all over Texas!Polonia from ALL OVER TEXAS was represented at the PACT meeting in Chappell Hill, Texas!
PACT Annual Meeting Nov. 17, 2018 Chappell HillRegions from all over Texas were represented at the PACT meeting in Chappell Hill; St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Photo by James Smock.
100th Anniversary of Polish IndependencePACT Officers cut the cake for the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence. Photo by James Smock.
Beautiful and Polish!We loved the chance to buy Polish gifts!
Celebrating with PolandSto Lat! Sto Lat!
Homemade sweets!Desserts made by the sweet Chappell Hill parishioners! THANK YOU for everything!
Jagoda Dancers from Dallas areaHow proud we are to have such beautiful Polish dance ensembles in Texas!
Beauty coming and going!Intricate and beautiful - these costumes on Jagoda Polish dancers are stunning!
Daniel Cendalski, centerCongratulations to Polish Texans Lifetime Achievement Awards winner. Photo by James Smock.
Exciting performaces!We were thrilled by the Jagoda Polish Folk Dance Ensemble from Dallas!
Polish and proud!Wawel Dance Group of Houston - our Polish heritage steps out!
Costume and dancing changesWe were delighted at the many dance performance during our PACT annual meeting and awards program!
Future dancer!She is fascinated by the beautiful Polish dancers!
Babcia WawelA special performance by Babcia Wawel.
Musicians from PolandWe proudly welcomed Andrzej & Stasiu Horbik with “Wiwaty” from Pobiedziska, Poland.
A Polish beautyWe appreicate the hard work by our Director Jola, and our sponsor, PNA Region H in Houston!
Daniel CendalskiDaniel Cendalski, with a family member, received one of the PACT 2018 Polish Texans Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented here by PACT officers, Dr. Mazurkiewicz, Dr. Przybylski, and Mazurek Stephens. PHoto by Marjo T Tanczyk.
Daniel Cendalski with familyPHoto by Marjo T Tanczyk
Grand procession enters the Mass at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.Mass was attended by many, including the participants in the grand procession. Photo by Tanczyk, Marjo T.
The procession begins from the Welcoming center to the church.Photo by Tanczyk, Marjo T.
PACT welcomed the Polish Consul GeneralPolish Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Houston, Mr. Robert Rusiecki on right. PACT Vice President, Dr. Piotr Przybylski in center. Photo by Tanczyk Marjo T.
St. Stanislaus, where our soul rested with God this day.PACT President, Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz with his siter, Deborah Mazurkiewicz, a parishioner at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, Texas. Photo by Tanczyk, Marjo T.
Preparing to record a day in our Polish Texas historyPhoto by Marjo T. Tanczyk.
Dr. Mazurkiewicz leads PACT and the Grand Procession to St. StanislausPHoto by Marjo T. Tanczyk.
St. Stanislaus Parish Council ChairmanOn right, Mark Bilski, Chairman of the St. Stanislaus Parish Council in Chappell Hill, with Dr. Mazurkiewicz, left. Photo by Marjo T. Tanczyk.
Polish traditionsMembers of the Texas A&M Polish Association particpated in the Polish traditions. PHoto by Marjo T. Tanczyk.
Grand Procession enters the church for Mass.Photo by Marjo T. Tanczyk.
Youth enter for MassYouth, and our future, enter St. Stanislaus Catholic Church for Mass. Photo by Marjo T. Tanczyk.
Texas Polonia gathersTexas Polonia, PACT members, from the regionsof the Panhandle, Houston, Brazos Valley, El Paso, Austin, Dallas, Houston, South Texas and MORE! PHoto by Marjo Tanczyk.
Welcome with bread and saltA traditional bread and salt welcome. Photo by Marjo Tanczyk.
PNA Region HWe are grateful for all our Sponsors! Thank you, PNA Region H!
Wawel twirlsWawel Dance Group of Houston performed several delightful dances! Photo by Marjo Tanczyk.
Polish American Priests Assn. of TexasWe welcomed several priests from the Polish American Priests Assn. of Texas! Left, Father Jozef Musiol of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill with Father Thaddeus Tabak, PAPA president.
Polish costumesTraditional Polish costumes representing regions of Poland. Photo by Marjo Tanczyk.
Polish Lovlies!Participants and PACT members were as beautiful as Polish flowers! Photo by Marjo Tanczyk.
Polish princessesMini-Wawel dancers performed and melted our hearts! Photo by Elaine Mazurek.
Our Sponsors!Dziękuję Bardzo to all our Sponsors for the PACT 2018 Annual Meetings in Chappell Hill, Texas!
A proud family!The family of Pete and Theodore (Tado) Kwiatkowski. Photo by James Smock.
Awardees, the Polish Eagles BandThe families of the Polish Eagles Band with three of the original members: Leonard Kasowski, Johnny Kubeczka, Mike Derkowski. Photo by James Smock.
Chamber of Commerce Welcomes PACTJohn Wick, President of the Chappell Hill Chamber of Commerce. Photo by James Smock.
A proud family!Clara Jozwiak (spouse of Sigmond Jozwiak), Thelma ( daughter of Florian Meleski), Leonard Kasowski, Mike Derkowski and Mrs. Kasowski (spouse of Leonard Kasowski). Photo by James Smock.
Polish Consul General greeting PACTPolish Consul General from Houston, Robert Rusiecki with Father Jozef Musiol (Pastor at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill). Photo by James Smock.
Happy Awardee!Mike Derkowski, Leonard Kasowski, Mrs. Leonard Kasowski, Joyce Jozwiak receive the 2018 Polish Texans Lifetime Achievement Award from PACT President Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz.
Bremond Chamber of CommerceBremond Chamber of Commerce. Photo by James Smock.