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July 26, 2012

AMERICAN POLISH ADVISORY COUNCIL

THE APAC UPDATE

From left to right, Maciej Pisarski of the Polish Embassy, Mayor Tim DeGeeter of Parma, OH, APAC President Edward L. Rowny and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).

“UP AND RUNNING” Table of Contents: APAC Announces the First Annual Polish American Conference in DC APAC Advises Romney Campaign ahead of Poland Trip Mayor Karen Majewski to Head Local Governance Initiative APAC Membership Open to Public Subscribers APAC to Host a Polish-American Grill at the Kennedy Center


July 26, 2012

AMERICAN POLISH ADVISORY COUNCIL

APAC Announces First Annual Polish-American Conference June 27, 2012 – Washington, D.C. The American Polish Advisory Council (APAC) officially announced its First Annual Polish American Conference to be held September 29, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park. APAC President Amb./Lt. General Edward L. Rowny made the announcement at a cocktail reception in honor of APAC supporters. Rowny said the day-long conference will feature panels on issues close to the hearts of the Polish-American community. The highlight of the conference will be the presentation of the Polish-American Platform, a widely-circulated document summarizing Polish-America's key voting issues, to the heads of the Democratic and Republican national committees. Other speakers at the cocktail reception included Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), who extolled the importance of engaging the PolishAmerican community as citizens and voters. Kaptur joked that between herself, the longest-serving female member of the House of Representatives,Rep. John Dingell her longest-serving male colleague, and Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman senator, Polish America only needed to recruit one more supporter for the "full deck" of Congressional seniority. For the record, the longest-serving man in the Senate is Daniel Inouye, senator from Hawaii. APAC is a non-profit and non-partisan educational organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of Polish American in public office and engaging them in the democratic process. It is not too early to register for the Conference. General Rowny was the first to add his name to the registration list and we want to see how quickly we can build up to the 200 registration goal.The fee for APAC members is $75.00 and for non-members $85.00. You can register online at www.americanpolishcouncil.org, or send your name, address and a check made out to APAC Events. The address is: APAC, 2025 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Payment by credit card can be submitted online or phoned into Will at the office number: 202-630-1714.


July 26, 2012

AMERICAN POLISH ADVISORY COUNCIL

APAC Advises Romney Campaign Ahead of Poland Trip

APAC Board Members consulted with Dr. Nile Gardiner and Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, co-chairs of Mitt Romney’s European Working Group, in advance of the Romney campaign’s trip to Poland.

Mayor Karen Majewski to Head Local Governance Initiative Karen Majewski, the mayor of Hamtramck, Michigan, was appointed APAC Director for Local Governance. Majewski will oversee a new initiative to create a network of local and municipal level leaders who support Polish America. While many of these individuals have long been APAC supporters, the initiative expects to attract fresh faces from the ranks of public servants interested in learning more about the needs of their PolishAmerican constituents. As both a local leader herself and a noted scholar of Polish immigrant and ethnic history in America, Dr. Majewski brings unique qualifications to the leadership of this new initiative. Her city is also home to the Piast Institute, one of the nation’s leading authorities and go-to sources for polling data and statistics on the Polish-American community.


July 26, 2012

AMERICAN POLISH ADVISORY COUNCIL

APAC Membership Now Open to Public Subscribers For the first time since its creation, the American Polish Advisory Council is now open to membership from the general public. General members of APAC will receive a monthly report tracking the organization and its progress. They will also receive a discount on future APAC events, including the Polish-American Conference, scheduled for September 29. Membership was conceived as a way to quantify APAC’s support among the public. APAC members will be charged annual dues of $25.00. You can sign up online at www.AmericanPolishCouncil.org or by contacting our office via phone at 202-630-1714.

APAC to Host Polish-American Grill at the Kennedy Center On August XX, 2012, the American Polish Advisory Council will host a Polish-American barbeque and grill at the Kennedy Center’s Rooftop Terrace Restaurant. The event is open to the general public from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale for $20.00 to APAC members and $25.00 for non-members. This ticket price will include freshly-imported Polish beer and all the Americanstyle hot dogs you can eat – not to mention spectacular views of the sun setting over the Potomac. RSVP today to office@AmericanPolishCouncil.org.


The APAC Update - July 2012