Soldier’s Day at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

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Once again, the Polish Falcons of America has been invited to participate in the annual Soldier’s Day at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa. This solemn celebration will be held on Sunday, August 18. It is organized by the community of former Polish soldiers living in the United States and Canada.

This year, the celebration will focus on the 100th Anniversary of the return of the Blue Army from France to Poland. Over 20,000 volunteers from America, mostly Members of the Polish Falcons of America, served in this Army.

The program for the day is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. — Breakfast at the Pilgrims’ Center cafeteria
  • 11 a.m. — Laying of wreaths on the grave of past Polish Falcons National President, Dr. Teofil Starzynski, and by the monument “The Avenger” at the Veterans Cemetery
  • 11:30 a.m. — Celebration before the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (National Anthems, Taps Bugle Call, Rifle Salute, Review of Troops and Parade.)
  • 12:30 p.m. — Holy Mass
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Presentations by distinguished guests
  • 2 p.m. — Lunch in cafeteria

I am asking for as many Falcon Members to attend as possible. If you plan to attend please let me know as soon as possible so we can let the organizers know what to expect. Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.

Czolem,

Timothy L. Kuzma
President & CEO
Polish Falcons of America

Reserve your hotel room for the 2019 PFA National Golf Tournament!

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Doubletree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center
200 Atrium Dr., Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-469-2600

Room Rate: $109

  • Breakfast buffet for two each morning is included in the rate.
  • Enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools!
  • Only 7 miles from The Polanka!

Click here for hotel reservations. If reserving by phone, please use group code “PFA.”

For more information regarding the 2019 PFA National Golf Tournament, please click here.

2019 PFA National Youth Camp

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We are in search of Knights and Princesses and Dragons and Jesters to join us for a fun week of activities at our National Youth Camp! Camp will take place at SNPJ Recreation Center in Enon Valley, Pa. on July 21-28.

The theme this year is Medieval Times and comes complete with swimming, volleyball, kickball, cultural activities, arts & crafts, and even bowling.

The Team Challenges will include castles, Knights and Princesses, jousts, and many other Medieval Times types of fun competitions.

  • Ages for our Pages & Squires (Campers) 9 – 18
  • 19 -20 Knights (Junior Counselors)
  • 21 and up Lords and Ladies (Counselors)

The cost per Member Camper is $250 and for Friends of the Polish Falcons is $260.

All Campers, Junior Counselors, and Counselors’ registration information is available online HERE.

The deadline to register is July 3rd. We look forward to seeing you at camp!

National Volleyball Results 2019

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See below for the results of the 2019 National Adult/Youth Volleyball Tournament.

2019 Youth Volleyball Tournament Results

First Place

  • Coach Shari Pekarovic
  • Robert Lewicki
  • Vince Barbieri
  • Samantha Smith
  • Kaylee Baars
  • Parker Palombia
  • Dakota Baars

Second Place

  • Coach Renee La Londe
  • Alek Matyszczyk
  • Jakub Czachor
  • Molly Yeske
  • Isabella Hoffman
  • Gabriel Mlyarczyk
  • Alexa Mauder

Third Place

  • Coach Lisa Slawinski
  • Alyssa Mauder
  • Isabella Yeske
  • Sam Palombia
  • Andrew Clement
  • Caiden Crisp
  • Stella Urquhart

Fourth Place

  • Coach Steve Hoffman
  • Glen Mauder
  • Bethany Doscher
  • Rowan Urquhart
  • Adam Hoffman
  • Caili Szpakowski
  • Brooke McPherson

2019 Adult Volleyball Tournament Results

First Place

  • Chad Bolotin
  • Christopher Bolotin
  • Todd Bolotin
  • Christy Paterni
  • Melissa Paterni
  • Matthew Mlymarczyk
  • Lisa Mlynarczyk

Second Place

  • Walter Szpakowski
  • Cheyenne Langston
  • Floyd Taylor
  • Dorothy Kalinowski
  • Tori Slawinski
  • Glen Mauder
  • Todd Gould

Third Place

  • Brad Puskar
  • Becky Yeske
  • Jason Yeske
  • Todd Gould
  • Patty Urquhart
  • Melissa Puskar
  • Mitchell Smith

For additional photos, please visit the PFA National Facebook page.

National Bowling Results 2019

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Click below for the results of the 2019 National Bowling Tournament. Have a question? Contact Janet Knauber at 586-933-3874 or by email at multimech@aol.com. Thank you!

1st Place:
Free Stuff – Nest 610
Ryan Vietmeier
Jeff Devore
Ryan Devore
DJ Coe

2nd Place:
Southern Manhappys – Nest 493
Sandy Schildwaster
Nancy Bachulak
Deb Snyder
Barb Kosciolek

3rd Place:
Team Johns – Nest 86
Kaitlyn John
Michael Johns
Juliann Johns
Chuck Johns

4th Place:
Who’s Bowling – Nest 564
Mark Albin
Dan Jesko
Brian Albin
Chris Albin

5th Place:
Nest 610
Ed Wyant
Alex Kissel
Justin Schultz
Brandon Lewis
Tom Kwiatkowski (sub)

2019 CAMP DAY!

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Join us for our first CAMP DAY!
Organized by the Polish Falcons of America Future Leaders (PFAFL)

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Lunch Included)

THE POLANKA
140 Falcon Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844

OPEN TO EVERYONE! Participate in fun camp activities! Team Challenges, Capture the Flag, soccer, volleyball, and more!

Entry is $6 per person. For every entry, $1 will be donated to STEPS TOGETHER (stepstogether.org). PFA will match donations. Register here. Pay at the event.

Have a question? Contact Christine Puskar at 800-535-2071 or cpuskar@polishfalcons.org.

2019 Polish Falcons Trip to Poland

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September 30 – October 11, 2019

Early Bird Discount: Only $2950 if registered before March 31!

Direct flight to Warsaw from your choice of:

  • New York – JFK International Airport
  • Chicago – O’Hare International Airport

We will visit:

Warszawa, Toruń, Łódź, Wrocław, Zakopane, Kraków, Wieliczka, Oświęcim

Price: $3,100 Single Supplement: $799

Registration will open on March 4, 2019.

Contact us at 800-535-2071 or ejean@polishfalcons.org.

Learn more at polishfalcons.org/poland-trip.

Explorers’ Summer: Polish Language & Culture Camp

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The Polish American Congress Charitable Foundation is again sponsoring a cultural program for American teenagers of Polish descent.

This year’s program is a 2-week trip to Poland with activities run through the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

The PACCF will be sending 25 participants, ages 13 – 15. Members of the Polish Falcons are invited to participate. In order to allow as many students as possible to attend, previous participants will not be eligible.

The group will depart from Chicago on July 6, 2019 (Saturday) and will return on July 20, 2019 (Saturday).

All participants must get to and from the Chicago airport on their own for travel to Poland. Participants will be chaperoned during their flights to and from Poland. There will be 24-hour supervision by qualified education professionals for the duration of their stay in Poland.

The program will include 45 hours of language instruction provided by teachers trained to work with young people. Sightseeing tours of Krakow, Zakopane, Bochnia Salt Mine, and Ogrodzieniec Castle are planned. Other activities in the program include sports, dance workshops, and film showings. A language course diploma will be given to each student by the University.

The cost for the trip is $3050. This includes round-trip airfare from Chicago, hotels, meals, transport, and entry fees to venues. The PACCF will pay $2150 while the participants will pay the remaining $900.

PFA Members who would like to take this trip are required to pay $450, while PFA will subsidize the other $450 for up to five Members to cover their participant portion of the total cost.

If there are more than five PFA Youth Members who send in their registrations, a drawing will be held at National Headquarters to choose our five participants.  

Interested families are asked to complete and send their application (click to download) with a deposit check of $450 (non-refundable) to: Polish Falcons of America, PACCF Poland Trip, 381 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15.

If after PFA’s five participants are chosen there is still room available through the PACCF, those youth can still participate but without the subsidy from PFA.

Questions may be directed to Druhna Christine Puskar at 800-535-2071 or by email to cpuskar@polishfalcons.org.

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