POLANKI
the Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee

Wisconsin, U.S.A.
WITAMY ~ WELCOME

 

POLANKI, INC.
P.O. Box 341458
Milwaukee, WI 53234

(414) 858-9357

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diane Holytz
President

Camille Shaw

1st Vice-President

Margie Hess
2nd Vice-President

Jean Wroblewski

Treasurer
Katherine Ott

Recording Secretary
Wanda Kosmalski

Corresponding Secretary
Charlotte Dzimiela

Historian
Marjorie Piechowski

Publicity
Louise Cieslak

Membership
Geraldine Reszel

Newsletter Editor

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Bernie Jendrzejczak

Ewa Barczyk-Pease

Edith Malson
Susan Mikoś
Advisors

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Ewa Barczyk-Pease

Susan Mikoś
Edith Malson

Polanki Library

Judy Chattin

Pierogi Festival

Diane Holytz

Soup Festival

Edith Malson

Sunshine Club

Susan Konecny

Rita Michalak

Kathy Wieczorek

Wianki - Polish Wreaths

Lidia & Monika Sobierajski

Webmaster

 


CONGRATULATIONS TO POLANKI MEMBER - BERNIE JENDRZEJCZAK!

This year Polanki nominated active member Bernadine Jendrzejczak for the Holiday Folk Fair
Wall of Fame. Noting her years of service to the Polanki Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee, Bernie has proven herself worthy of this distinct honor. Bernie Jendrzejczak is an accomplished folk artist and a leader in several Polish cultural organizations. As a member of Polanki since 1976, she has created numerous cultural exhibits for Holiday Folk Fair. She has also chaired Polanki’s Marketplace booth at the Folk Fair. In addition, she has conducted folk art workshops and often demonstrates the art of Polish paper cutting, or wycinanki. Through her 37 years of involvement, she has come to know participants from many other ethnic groups. With her enthusiasm and friendly demeanor, Bernie truly embodies the spirit of Folk Fair International.

In 1994, her paper cutting work was featured in “Passed to the Present,” a traveling exhibition organized by the Cedarburg Cultural Center and Wisconsin’s Ethnic Settlement Trail. In 1998, Bernie was chosen to represent Wisconsin at the Smithsonian Institution’s Annual Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. and the following year, she was part of Wisconsin’s delegation to a folklife Festival in Chiba, Japan. Bernie’s wycinanki were the subject of a special exhibition at the Milwaukee County Historical Society in 2001. She regularly demonstrates her art at Polish Fest, the Stevens Point Cultural Festival, Old World Wisconsin, Trimborn Farm and other venues around the state.

Bernie served as an officer and president of Polanki for many years. She has created a number of
cultural displays for Polish Fest. Bernie is also active at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, where
she serves on the Board of Directors, organizes cultural events, and conducts folk art workshops.
Through her art and community service, Bernie Jendrzejczak fosters appreciation of Polish
culture and folk arts. Her knowledge and dedication to preserving Polish heritage are an inspiration to many.

The induction ceremony took place at the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Holiday Folk Fair,
Friday, November 22, 2013, in the All Nations Theater.

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2014-2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 
DATE & TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
INFO
March 30, 2014
April 6, 2014
2:00 PM
May 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SPASH - Stevens Point Area Senior High

June 13-15, 2014

Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds

October 12, 2014
11:00 - 3:00 PM
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November 2014
Fri: 2:00 PM-10:00 PM

November 2014
Sat: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM

November 2014
Sun: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

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December 2014
Holiday Bazaar at PCW
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January 2015

Mitchell Park Domes

January 2015

* Application Deadline *

College Achievement Awards
Application Deadline:

January 2015

 

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS OF RESTORED MONUMENT

The Kosciuszko monument has been fully restored and returned to the park.

The Rededication Ceremony of the monument took place at on Monday, November 11, 2013 Veteran's Day in the United States and Independence Day in Poland.

For more information, photos and videso on this restoration project
please visit Restore Kosciuszko Monument or Facebook