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UPCOMING EVENT
Polish “Goodbye summer” Picnic

A bonding event for past, present and future members of PCSI

You are cordially invited to a picnic “Goodbye summer” organized by the Polish Cultural Society of Indiana on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 in the River Heritage Park in Carmel, IN.

PCSI will provide kielbasa for grilling, soft drinks, and music. Please bring a food item to share.

Program:
  • “A bite to eat”
  • Games and activities for children
  • Beach volleyball
  • “Who’s who” - a few words about the board and PCS
  • “Enjoy the rest of the evening under the stars” - chants, dances, music, etc.
  • book fair

Place:
Park River Heritage

11813 River Rd, Carmel, IN 46033


Date/time:
Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 3:00 pm.


Admission (at the door):
PCSI members - free

Non-PCSI members - $5.00


If you have questions please contact Gosia Kołtuniuk at (317)-410-4899 or E-mail: makolt@hotmail.com.


If you are looking for contact information of other Polish organizations in Indiana please check section [Poles in Indiana] on our web site and see if it helps.

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In Remembrance of Lech Stanisław Papież

The Polish Cultural Society is mourning the death of long-time member Lech Stanisław Papież.

Lech passed away peacefully in Mooresville, Indiana on April 15th, 2016 at the age of 66. Lech and his wife Ewa were very active members of the Society, helping with the Polish exhibits at the International Festival and with other programs. Lech also was the historian of the Society for many years.

Lech was a devoted family man. He and Ewa were married in 1977. They have two children, Maja, and Adam. His children remember him as a loving, brilliant and compassionate father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. He was a witty individual who loved skiing, swimming, winning chess games and ballroom dancing. He was a lifelong student, passionate teacher and everyone who knew him enjoyed his stimulating, intellectual conversations.

Lech was also a prominent scientist. He studied at the Uniwersytet Śląski Instytut Fizyki in Katowice, Poland and earned a PhD in theoretical physics. He then moved to Dublin, Ireland on a research fellowship at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Theoretical Physics. Lech’s family moved a few more times before they settled in Indiana.

Lech devoted his life to cancer research and pursued his life’s work at Indiana University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He was a prominent researcher, professor, patent holder and extensively published medical physicist. He was instrumental in designing an extremely effective radiation treatment for early-stage lung cancer saving over 3,000 lives a year.

Lech is survived by his mother, Eugenia Papież of Sosnowiec, Poland; his wife, Ewa Papież of Mooresville, Indiana; his daughter, Maja Murphy of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; his son, Adam Papież of Poznań, Poland; and his sister Ewa Wejmann of Buk, Poland. He is preceded in death by his father, Stanislaw Papież of Sosnowiec, Poland.

A donation in memory of Lech can be made through the American Cancer Society.

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Events 2016

Easter Egg Painting 2016

Bożena Plata

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The Annual Meeting



The annual meeting of Polish CSI Members was held on February 28th, 2016. During the meeting the Board of Directors was elected. We are happy to announce Board of Directors:

  • President - Bożena Plata
  • Vice President - Patrycja Kwaśniewska
  • Secretary - Ann Stankiewicz
  • Treasurer - Hanna Hallam
  • Board Members - Maciej Kaszyński, Małgorzata Kołtuniuk, Magda Namysłowska, Andrzej Orlik, Ewa Papież, Danuta Pietrzak
The new board starts acting on April 1st 2016.



Events 2015

My Memories of Jane Misko

Ann F. Stankiewicz

My Memories of Jane Misko
Jane E. Misko, a past president of the Polish Cultural Society of Indiana, passed away on September 11th, 2015. Jane was born December 19th, 1928 and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She retained her New Jersey accent and East Coast style throughout her life, though she lived in Indiana for more than 30 years.… (read full article)


Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper - Wigilia 2015

Danuta Pietrzak

raditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper – Wigilia
We celebrated a traditional Polish “Wigilia” - Christmas Eve on December 12th, 2015 at the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis.

In a beautifully decorated hall we were welcomed by the President and Vice President of Polish Cultural Society of Indiana. Next, our young members read passages from the Scripture, which referred to the birth of Christ. Father Tabor introduced us… (read full article)

“Andrzejki Party” - 2015

Bożena Plata

“Andrzejki Party” 2015
On Saturday November, 14th 2015 PCSI hosted “Andrzejki Party” which were a great success!.

In a beautifully decorated reception hall this fall evening passed in a great atmosphere of talks, laughter and dance. The children danced together with their parents to the rhythms of children songs… (read full article)


International Festival 2015

Danuta Pietrzak

International Festival 2015
The International Festival in Indianapolis is an exhibition of cultural diversity of Indiana. It is organized by Nationalities Council of Indiana and held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. In 2015 in was held on November 5th to 7th.

The theme of the festival was: “National Symbols around the world”.

Our Polish booth presentation focused on the “White Eagle” as a national symbol… (read full article)


Polish “Goodbye Summer 2015” Picnic

Bożena Plata

Polish “Goodbye Summer 2015” Picnic
We can consider our event - picnic “Farewell Summer 2015”, which took place on September 19th, 2015 in the River Heritage Park in Carmel, IN - as very successful. We had many unexpected guests, including those who were there for the first time.
The weather was perfect and a large group of kids ran and played a variety of different games organized by Maciej Kaszyński, Gosia Kołtuniuk and the children’s parents.
The tables were full of delicacies brought… (read full article)


Polish May 3rd Constitution Day Celebration - 2015

Danuta Pietrzak

Polish May 3rd Constitution Day Celebration - 2015
The Polish Cultural Society of Indiana celebrated Polish Constitution Day on May 3rd, 2015 at the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The formal part of the event started in the main hall with Chopin’s Mazurkas, and Moniuszko’s Mazur from the … (read full article)


Święconka - Easter Basket Blessing

Hanna Hallam

On Holy Saturday, as every year, the Polish Cultural Society of Indiana invited everybody to the Easter Basket Blessing - “Święconka” at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis, IN. On April 4th, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., we were greeted by Lidia, who was giving us the program for the ceremony. Many guests were accompanied by their children, grandchildren, holiday friends, and families from Poland and Canada. … (read full article)


Easter Egg Painting

Hanna Hallam

On Sunday, March 22th, 2015, we gathered in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center at the annual egg painting event, called “Pisanki”... (read full article)


The Annual Meeting



The annual meeting of Polish CSI Members was held on February 28th, 2015. During the meeting the Board of Directors was elected. We are happy to announce Board of Directors:

  • President - Bożena Plata
  • Vice President - Danuta Pietrzak
  • Secretary - Lech Świtalski
  • Treasurer - Hanna Hallam
  • Board Members - Maciej Kaszyński, Małgorzata Kołtuniuk, Patrycja Kwaśniewska, Magda Namysłowska, Andrzej Orlik, Ewa Papież
The new board starts acting on April 1st 2015.



Events 2014

Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper 2014

Hanna Hallam, Danuta Pietrzak

On December 13th, 2014, we celebrated traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper – Wigilia. ... (read full article)


International Festival 2014

Danuta Pietrzak

The International Festival in Indianapolis is one of an exhibition of cultural diversity of Indiana. It is organized by Nationalities Council of Indiana and held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. In 2014 in was held on November 21st to 24th. ... (read full article)


Indy 500 Festival Parade

Danuta Pietrzak

On May 24, 2014 Indy 500 Festival Parade brought this year about 300,000 spectators from around the country. On the streets of downtown Indianapolis they could watch the costumed characters, celebrities, officials, marching bands, floats and balloons, and a variety of different groups to celebrate Indy 500... (read full article)


Święconka - The Blessing of the Easter Basket

Danuta Pietrzak

Święconka is one of the most important Polish traditions on Holy Saturday. With roots dating back to the early history of Poland history of Poland, it is also observed by expatriate and their descendants Poles in the US and other countries. In Indianapolis on Holy Saturday, April 19th, 2014 members of Polish community brought to Saint Luke Catholic Church baskets ... (read full article)


Jazz Nonet from Kraków

Danuta Pietrzak

On Friday, April 11th, 2014, members and friends of Polish Cultural Society of Indiana had an unique opportunity to listen to the performance of Jazz Nonet from Kraków, Poland at the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis. The performance included music ... (read full article)


Easter Egg Painting

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On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, members and friends of Polish Cultural Society of Indiana met to paint Easter eggs together in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center. Aleksandra Olewicz, the leader of this meeting, introduced ... (read full article)


The Annual Meeting



The annual meeting of Polish CSI Members was held on February 23rd, 2014. During the meeting the Board of Directors was elected. We are happy to announce Board of Directors:

  • President - Kazimierz Olewicz
  • Vice President - Danuta Pietrzak
  • Secretary - Lech Świtalski
  • Treasurer - Bożena Plata
  • Board Members - Diane Filipowicz, Maciek Kaszyński, Lidia Kędziora, Małgorzata Kołtuniuk, Andrzej Orlik, Ewa Papież
The new board starts acting on April 1st 2014.

Celebration of Three Kings (Biblical Magi)

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On Saturday, January 4th, 2014, the Society gathered in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center to celebrate of Three Kings (Biblical Magi). The event was led by Aleksandra Olewicz ... (read full article)



Events 2013

Polish Christmas Eve Supper “Wigilia”

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Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper "Wigilia" organized by the Polish Cultural Society of Indiana on December 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis. The program included: Christmas readings, Polish Carols, sharing of the Holy Wafer (Opłatek), Christmas Eve Supper, visit from Santa Claus ... (read full article)


PCSI at International Festival in Indianapolis

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The International Festival in Indianapolis is one of an exhibition of cultural diversity of Indiana. It is organized by Nationalities Council of Indiana and held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. In this year in was held on November 21st to 24th ... (read full article)


Polish Paper Cutting “Wycinanki”

Ann Stankiewicz

On Sunday, October 13th, 2013, the Society gathered in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis to learn about a world renown Polish folk art, Wycinanki, or Polish paper cutting, as led by Ann Stankiewicz and Kathy Łazowski Stuart ... (read full article)


Picnic “Good Bye Summer”

Leszek Bobowski

A picnic "Goodbye Summer" was planned by PCSI for Saturday October 5th 2013. The weather seemed not to cooperate. It was raining cats and dogs days before. On Saturday morning it did not looked like this day will be an exception. Should we cancel the event and send invited guests back home? The president decided: “We do picnic as planned!” The clouds showed respect for such courage and the rain stopped... (read full article)


Indy 500 Festival parade

Aleksandra Olewicz

The Polish Cultural Society of Indiana participated in Indy 500 Festival parade preceding Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on May 25th 2013 in downtown of Indianapolis, IN.
People from our society marched in this year’s Indy 500 Festival parade. Our nation’s white and red flag was waving over our heads while we were walking in one of the largest parades in the United States. Dressed in Polish national costumes we proudly represented the presence of us all living here in Indianapolis. Our colorful ribbons and peacock feathers drew the attention of crowds that gathered along the streets ...(read full article)


May 3rd Constitution Day Celebration

Małgorzata Ziemian

Polish Cultural Society of Indiana celebrated Polish Constitution Day on May 4th 2013 in Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis, IN.
It is a little awkward for me to write about this celebration, because I participated in setting its program, and also I was one of the performers. I hope that it will result in the description of the event from a unique perspective. So, I will not force myself to present an objective point of view, this way it will be more interesting and authentic. I could not imagine a May 3rd Celebration without Chopin’s polonaise ...(read full article)


Pisanki, kraszanki, painted eggs...

Małgorzata Kołtuniuk

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, members and friends of Polish Cultural Society of Indiana met to paint Easter eggs together in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis. Aleksandra Olewicz, the leader of this meeting, introduced the crowd to the secrets of artistically decorating the Easter eggs utilizing many techniques, including embellishment, decorating and coloring. Easter “painted eggs” have different names depending on the method of decorating... (read full article)


The Annual Meeting



The annual meeting of Polish CSI Members was held on February 16th, 2013. During the meeting the Board of Directors was elected. We are happy to announce Board of Directors:

  • President - Kazimierz Olewicz
  • Vice President - Patrycja Johansen
  • Secretary - Lech Bobowski
  • Treasurer - Bożena Plata
  • Board Members - Mariusz Kalisz, Lidia Kędziora, Małgorzata Kołtuniuk, Aleksandra Olewicz, Magdalena Olesiak, Danuta Pietrzak

Committees

Marketing and Advertising Committee:

  • Mariusz Kalisz
  • Małgorzata Kołtuniuk
  • Danuta Pietrzak
  • Ewa Stolte
Public Relations Committee:
  • John Przemysław Gilowski
  • Ewa Orlik
Polish Heritage Committee:
  • Aleksandra Olewicz
  • Magda Namysłowska
  • Ewa Papież


Celebration of Three Kings (Biblical Magi)

Leszek Bobowski

On Saturday, January 6th, 2013, the Society gathered in the hospitable venue of the Club House at the “Village of Eagle Creek” to celebrate of Three Kings (Biblical Magi). The event was led by Aleksandra Olewicz... (read full article)




We would like to remind members of the Polish CSI that it is always good time to pay the membership fees. We also encourage those friends of PolishCSI who are not members yet to join the Society. We have plenty planned and PolishCSI membership will guarantee you a more favorable admission fee. [Membership and more about PolishCSI]


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