Annual Meeting


Business Agenda:

Call to order
Adoption of the agenda
Treasurer’s Report
Program Committee Report
Social Functions Committee Report
Membership Committee report
Elections Committee Report
Managing Director’s Report
Revision/updating of Club bylaws*
Unfinished business
New Business

2016 Wigilia

Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Dinner

Sunday, December 11, 2016

1:00 pm - Social Hour

1:45 pm - Dinner

After dinner singing of Polish and English Koledy

$35 per person

Children under 17 - $30

RSVP by December 3rd to:

Bette Rydzynski Hulley

191 Crosby Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217

(716) 572-9112

Poland is Beautiful

Presenter:  Wiesia Abczynski of Travel Avenue, Ltd.

Mrs. Abczynski’s presentation will feature a power point display of some of the most popular tourist attractions in Poland today.  This is a “must see” for anyone thinking about a trip to Poland or for those who would enjoy remembering a previous visit to the country of their heritage.  Mrs. Abczynski will also have materials available and will answer questions to assist anyone who may be planning a trip in the near future.


Biesiada 2016

Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc.

 Biesiada 2016


Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz
Executive Director, Response to Love Center

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Millennium Hotel of Buffalo
2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY  14225

Social Hour and Cash Bar at 6:00 p.m.       
Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.
$30.00 per person             $22.50 per student

RSVP by June 23, 2016

Bach and Poland in the 18th Century

A presentation by Szymon Paczkowski PH.D.

 University of Warsaw

In 1736 Bach became Koniglich-Polnischer und Kurfiirstlich-Sachsischer Hof-Compositeur [Royal Po­ lish and Electoral Saxon Court Composer]. This well-known and frequently-cited title begs to address questions concerning the composer's Polish connections in the 18th century, yet the topic remains sur­ prisingly unexplored, even by Polish researchers.

General Meeting

During out upcoming General Meeting on December 9, in addition to the annual reports and announcement of new officers, we will vote on some changes to our by-laws.  There will also be a short Program on Polish Christmas Traditions presented by Ann Szczesny.

Reception will follow

Support from the Home Front: How Buffalo's Polish community prepared for America's entry into World War 1

Presenter: Hon. Carl Bucki

Hon.Carl Bucki's discussion will focus on events that were taking place in Buffalo over a period of many years up to the start of World War I which includes the formation of the Blue Army which joined the Allied cause and helped to provide a security force for Poland after it secured independence in November of 1918.

Preview of the upcoming workshop:Death of Empires

Professor Andrew Wise, chair of the History Department at Daemen College will lead an informal discussion.  Professor Tomasz Pudlocki, a visiting fellow from Jagiellonian University and keynote speaker at the conference will also be speaking at the informal discussion.  He will present a preview of the up coming workshop: Death of Empires: A Multidisciplinary Humanities Conference on World War I at Daemen College: September 18-19, 2015.  The Nikifor art exhibit from Poland which is being shown at Daemen college will also be discussed.

The Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle: Its History and Resources

The Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle:  Its History and Resources

Presentation by:  Mary Lanham

Mary Lanham, the librarian for the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, will give a PowerPoint presentation on the history of her organization from its founding to the present day at the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo’s June meeting.  The title of her program will be “The Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle:  Its History and Resources”.