Annual Meeting

May 4th 2019

It’s time for Ann Arbor Polonia Association’s Annual Meeting to be held this year on May 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The location is convenient with free parking adjacent: Washtenaw Community College, Business Education Building (BE), Room 160. The Business Education Building is right next to Parking Lot 4, which is just off of Huron River Drive. Current members will receive an agenda and materials prior to the meeting. We will have the opportunity to revisit the last year of activities and sponsorships, along with reviewing and approving by-laws for the association. In addition, we will have the opportunity to enjoy this year’s annual meeting’s lecture.

„Gypsies vs Roma: Reshaping the Public Image of Roma in Poland”

Ms. Małachowska-Pasek will present an overview of the Romani presence in Poland and provide insight into what is now the seventh century of Polish-Roma cultural, social and political relations. Ewa Małachowska-Pasek is a lecturer in Polish and Czech Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Call for Candidates AAPA Executive Board

We need you! How can you make a difference in our local Polish-American community? By serving on the AAPA Executive Board! Our dedicated, veteran board of directors is looking for new ideas and your energetic commitment! Time commitment: There are about three board meetings per year, and we host approximately four events per year. The commitment is relatively small, but the rewards are great! Please consider volunteering with us. Contact President Anna Bielińska if you are interested: poloniaannarbor@gmail.com.

Irena Thiel Scholarship – Call for Applications 2019

It is our annual call for applications for the Irena Thiel Scholarship, which is awarded to graduate or undergraduate students in our community in memory of Pani Irena Thiel, a beloved member of the Polish community, who was an advocate for Poland and Polish language here in Ann Arbor. Application is simple and can be completed through email. Applicants need to show a connection to the local community, either as a student or the child of a local resident. The committee gives preference to students who are active in local Polish-American community events. Click here for the application and instructions.
Deadline: June 30, 2019