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July 2011


July 25

  Conference on Polish Trade Opportunities at the World Trade Center

July 24

  Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of SGSCA at Ivar's Salmon House

July 20

  Polish Story Time Poczytajka at the Lake Hill Library in Bellevue

July 15-17

  Polish Soccer Club PKS Plays in the 2011 All Nations Cup in Tukwila

July 14

  Memorial Reception to Honor Mr. JerzyFriedrich at the Polish Cultural Center

July 9

  Storm's Ewelina Kobryn debuts in Seattle at the Key Arena

till Aug 3

  Paintings by Izabela Gabrielson at Starbucks in Leschi

till July 11

  G. Bienczycki in the Performance / Art Exhibition at the City Hall Galleries

July

  Polish Cultural Center open in July
  Polish Book Club and Polish Film Club on summer break till September

Soccer Tournament

July 25, from 5:30 pm: Conference on Polish Trade Opportunities at the World Trade Center

Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest invites everybody to the conference Polish Presidency in the EU - opportunities in trade and business development for the Pacific Northwest.  Speakers include His Excellency Robert Kupiecki, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States, Nicole Piasecki, Boeing Vice President of Business Development and Eric Stewart, President of US-Poland Business Council.

Update: pictures from the Ambassador's visit to Seattle

   

Where: at the World Trade Center in Seattle; registration required, for more info please contact: for PACC Teresa Indelak-Davis (206) 948-8064, for WTC Ashley Pankaskie (206) 441-5144.

More: PACC PNW, Conference info & program, registration information,

July 24, from 6 pm: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of SGSCA at Ivar's Salmon House

Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association invites everybody to a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the organization and its achievements. Among others, SGSCA produces yearly Seattle Polish Film Festival, runs  the Gdynia Business Week summer school program and exchange programs. The organization has just won the 2011 Best Overall Program Award from the City. With special guests from City of Gdynia and City of Seattle. No host bar from 6 pm, Makah Potlatch buffet dinner from 7 pm.

Update: pictures from the celebration courtesy Gail Ann Photography

  

Where:  at Ivar's Salmon House in Seattle, $50 donation

More: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn., contact Barbara Lee (206) 683-0883 or Martha Golubiec (206) 935-7535 for more info and reservations

July 20, 10:15 am: Polish Story Time Poczytajka at the Lake Hills Library in Bellevue

This is a summer edition of the popular Polish Story Time Poczytajki meetings for the youngest members of the Polish community. In this meeting: children games along with reading and all of it in Polish.  Organized by Joanna Wroblewska and the King County Library System.

 

Where: at the Lake Hills Library in Bellevue; admission free, in Polish

More: Joanna Wroblewska, Poczytajki blog,

July 15 - 17: PKS plays in the 2011 All Nations Cup in Tukwila

All smiles in 2008

The Polish soccer club of Seattle (PKS) plays again in All Nations Cup in Tukwila this year. In 2008 the team advanced to the semi-finals, in 2009 & 2010 it exited at the group level. Better luck this year! Come to cheer the team Poland in the qualifier round:

    Fri, July 15,     8:00 pm:   Poland vs. Guatemala, field #3

    Sat, July 16,  12:00 pm:   Poland vs. Japan, field #4

    Sun, July 17,   9:30 am:   Poland vs. USA, main field

PKS is sponsored by Dom Construction

  

Where: Starfire Sports Center in Tukwila; All Nations Cup

More: for PKS contact Piotr Warczak 206-769-3840, or Grzegorz Kostyra

 July 14, 7 pm: Memorial Reception to Honor Mr. Jerzy Friedrich at the Polish Cultural Center

Jerzy Friedrich

Mr. Jerzy Friedrich, a Polish patriot & WWII veteran and a longtime active member of the Polish community in Seattle, died on June 14, 2011. Polish Home Association invites the Polish community to a public memorial reception at the Polish Cultural Center to honor his memory. There will be a memorial book available to sign.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle; admission free

More: the obituary on the Polish News website, Mr. Friedrich extensive bio on HistoryLink, PHA profile of Lt. Friedrich (in Polish)

July 9, 7 pm: Ewelina Kobryn debuts in Seattle at the Key Arena

Ewelina Kobryn

Ewelina Kobryn, one of the best Polish basketball players, has signed up with the Seattle Storm. Storm of course is the current champion of the Woman National Basketball Assn. Ms. Kobryn, who is 6' 3" and plays the center, had already played with Storm on the east coast. Her debut in Seattle comes on July 9, against LA Sparks. Discount tickets available for Polish fans on this occasion! - please see below.

 

Where:  Seattle Storm agains LA Sparks at the Key Arena; for $15 discount tickets please contact Tom (Tomek) Adamski, tel. (206) 272-2744

More: Kobryn signed up by Storm, Kobryn FIBA profile, Storm website

till Aug 3: Paintings by Izabela Gabrielson at Starbucks in Leschi

Izabela Szczypinska-Gabrielson is a local artist who recently moved to Seattle from the east coast. Her portfolio includes drawing and paintings as well as photographs and book illustrations. Her background includes studies in art history in Lublin, Poland, and in visual design and arts in New York.

  

Where: at Starbucks in Leschi in Seattle, admission free during regular operation hours
Till July 11: G. Bienczycki in Performance Art Exhibition at the City Hall Galleries

by G. Bienczycki

City Hall Galleries present Performance / Art, an exhibition by a quartet of Seattle based photographers, including Gabriel Bienczycki. The exhibition photographs capture the essence of performances art in incredible lush images that both show the art and are the art. Mr. Bienczycki trained for ballet and modern dance but works as a photographer, cinematographer and audio engineer.

 

Where: Seattle City Hall Lobby Gallery and Anne Focke Gallery, from 7 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri, till July 11.

More: exhibition site, Bienczycki bio, his Zebra Visual site

July: The Polish Cultural Center open in July

In July 2011, the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle is open on Friday nights as usual, including the restaurant and the bar. It's closed on Sundays though.

The Polish Home will be closed for a summer break in August and will reopen in September.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle

 
 

2011  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński