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Help the Niziol Family!
Niziol Family Fund
Sebastian passed away suddenly earlier this week. His unexpected
death has broken our hearts, and left his family devastated.
Sebastian was only 37 and was a very active member of our Polish
community working as a volunteer at SPFF, PHA where he was a
Treasurer and Board member for number of years and a President
of Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.
Many people have asked how they can help and it is our hope that
by bringing this tragedy to the attention of friends and loved
ones we will be able to raise the necessary funds to support Patrycja and Stas
at the difficult time and help with Stas's future.
posted on Aug 13, 2018
G. Oziminski Close to Finish
at the CDT
PCT, AT & CDT
Grzegorz Oziminski Close to Finish at the Continental Divide
PCT, AT and now CDT
from Poland, Grzegorz Oziminski, is close to the finishing line
of the CDT after completing the Pacific Crest Trail and the
Appalachian Trail in the past two years. The following article
has been written by the local supporter Aldona Brice who was
involved in helping Grzegorz and his partner Maciej Stromczynski
while they were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in our state in
For more info please contact
For Grzegorz and his hiking partner Maciej
Stromczynski it all started with a dream to complete long
distance trails in the United States. At random they picked
Pacific Crest Trail first. In the spring of 2016, fully loaded
with equipment and adventurous spirit they stepped north past
the Southern Terminus of the PCT in Southern California. Two
thousand six hundred and fifty miles later they arrived at
Manning Park, Canada and proudly touched the Northern Terminus
of the PCT. Grzegorz and Maciej had a fully deserved sense of
Long distance hiking is not popular in Poland. It is fair to
say that Grzegorz and Maciej blazed the trail for future
adventure seekers living in Poland. This adventure
read the full
posted on Aug 13, 2018
Host Family Needed for a Polish HS
Student from mid-August
Host family needed for exchange student!
Hey All! I am a local coordinator in search of host family for
this coming school year for the following student whose initial
placement has fallen through due to a family emergency...
scheduled to arrive sometime after August 21, 2018 for the
school year ending in mid-June.
This exchange student has been
awarded the prestigious, US government sponsored FLEX
scholarship. The scholarship and placement is through a high
school foreign exchange program called PAX (www.pax.org).
with their own spending stipend and medical insurance. We
provide great on the ground support and a fun enhancement
activity program for our students who are here.
Lukasz age 17 Poland
Described as friendly,
motivated, curious, self-disciplined, responsible. Likes to do
Volleyball, Writing, Student Council, School Newspaper,
Volunteering. Involved in his community and school. Would like
to study Law. Father is a retired policeman and mother is a
housewife. Has 1 younger brother. Faith background Christian
with occasional attendance
involves opening your heart and home to a young person giving
them a place to sleep (own room or shared room with an age
appropriate student of the same gender) and feeding them and
making them a part of your family while they are here. Hosting
can be a wonderful life changing experience!
If you think
you might be able to help call Tony at 206 407 8696
posted on July 29, 2018
Celebrate Poland's 100th
Anniversary with a KF Trip to Poland
Celebrate Poland's 100th Independence Day
going on a trip to Poland
with the Kosciuszko Foundation
September 22-30, 2018
Experience the cultural delights of Krakow, Sandomierz,
Czestochowa, Oswiecim, Wadowice, Lublin and Warszawa.
Kosciuszko Foundation partners with the Open University of the
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in organizing an
educational tour “Poland – 100 Years” to some of the most
significant places in Poland. The highlights of the trip include
visiting historical, cultural and religious sites of Krakow,
Sandomierz, Czestochowa, Oswiecim, Wadowice, Lublin and
Warszawa. The aim of the tour is to present the history of
Poland through the program that combines academic elements with
cultural and tourist attractions.
register or to obtain more information go to:
KF trip info page
lub (212) 734-2130
posted on July 24, 2018
Support Rainbow of Magnolia
Rescue Center in Kenya
In November 2015, 12 young girls, ranging in age from 11 to 13,
arrived on the doorsteps of the Magnolia Rescue Center in
southern Kenya. The girls, affectionately known as the Mighty
12, had left their villages to escape Masai cultural practices
that would prepare them to be sold as wives and servants to men
many times their age. Sadly, while illegal, this ritual
continues in the region. The result is that
our Rescue Center is out of room.
We need to do more. And we are!
The local community has acquired permission to build a new
40-person dormitory adjacent to our Rescue Center. Rainbow of
Magnolia is raising the funds needed to construct the new
Read more of Facebook
To support thisinitiative go to
Thank you for your
Magnolia’s Fountains of Life website
posted on July 25, 2018
Share a container with goods
from Warsaw to Seattle
Share Shipping Cost of a Container from Warsaw
My friend and I
are looking for someone to share the cost of a shipping
container from Warsaw to Seattle soon (July-August). We are
sending personal effects from Poland, and don't have enough to
fill an entire container. The
cost of other shipping means is prohibitive, since we are
sending relatively a lot. There would be for example
half a container available. The entire container costs 14,000 zł
to send (currently about $3800). As I understand it, even cars
can be sent by container.
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 530-359-8442
posted on July 22, 2018
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posted on June 24, 2018
Art & Photo
Art and Photo Competition for the Anniversary
The Polish Home Association has
announced two competitions related to the 100th anniversary of
PHA and the centennial of Poland regaining its independence in
1918: an art competition and a photo competition. The deadline
for both competitions is October 15, 2018. Prize winners will
receive awards ranging from $300 to $75.
of competition entries will be presented at the PHA anniversary
gala in November 2018.
If you are interested, please read the following documents for
the detailed information about the competitions:
PHA Art Competition
Photo Competition 2018,
Contestant Declaration 2018.
posted on June 14, 2018
Registration for Educators & Teachers
The 9th International Korczak Conference
The International Korczak Conference registration is now open.
As special invitation to register is extended to teachers and
educators. The Conference will be held at the
Seattle Pacific University
in Seattle August 22-25, 2018 and is co-organized by
Janusz Korczak Association of
This is a 3 day
conference, but teachers and educators can also register for one
day on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
registration flier here.
Apr 19, 2018
Language Courses in Poland
More Language Courses
2 week courses in Cracow by
Intensive summer courses from early June till September
Apr 5, 2017
based in Cracow
Polish language school and 2-, 3- and 4-week courses
Apr 5, 2017
Centre for Polish
Studies several cities
& 4-week Intensive Summer Courses
Detailed info for in July August, Septemer
Mar 16, 2016
Local Polish language Radio Wisła
on the internet
Seattle-based Polish language internet radio
updates and interview reporting from local community events.
Polish on the internet
Learning Polish on the internet
Please read info about Libratus schools and Polish government
proposals posted on
Below there is some
info about learning Polish with help of internet as recommended
by Readers or submitted to
the Editor by different educational outfits.
Reader recommended free podcasts and paid
subscriptions with Piotr.
Seems great for Polish-Americans, that is
people who know the language somewhat,
understand more, speak less and would like to
take it to the next level.
In small daily chunks, regular readings etc.
in Jan 2016
Learn Polish Feel
This is a great website for anyone
looking to practice Polish grammar and vocabulary through online
interactive exercises. Includes over 150 exercises arranged by
topic (verbs/verb tenses, nouns and pronouns, prepositions,
The site also has a “Polish for
Adjective agreement w/ gender:
in 2010, still looks great in Jan 2016
Grammar rules, comments on the
place of Polish among other languages etc.
Grammar of the Polish Language
This seems to be very thorough but feels somewhat dry.
Edu & More - Learn
Immersive e-learning of Polish language for
Online courses and lessons
consist on different topics
and different levels of
language competence (from A1 to B2)
Each course means:
subjects & selected vocabulary
exercises and much more …
You can check it at:
If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact us
fully commercial site, 2010-2016