The Kosciuszko Foundation Philadelphia Chapter announces their first newsletter!
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  Quo Vadis 
Newsletter of the KF Philly Chapter  •  April 2016  •  Issue No. 1
From the President
Dear members, friends and supporters of the Kosciuszko Foundation Philadelphia Chapter,

I am pleased to announce our chapter’s VERY FIRST newsletter,  "Quo Vadis."  Your input, offerings and interest will determine how often we will issue this newsletter.

Yolanta Roman
President, The KF Philadelphia Chapter
Future Events
First Polish Culture Salon
April 16, 2016 • Berwyn, PA
Our latest project is the inauguration of Polish Cultural Salons in Philadelphia & New Jersey.  The Salons will take place in the private homes of KF members and friends. Our chapter will reimburse the host family for refreshment or entertainment if necessary.  The first Salon, featuring Polish poetry and music, will take place on April 16, 2016, in Berwyn, PA.  Details of this event will follow shortly.
Pennsylvania Ballet Performs Milosz's "O Zlozony”
June 9-12, 2016 at 5:30 • Merriam Theatre

Another project that we are supporting is the Pennsylvania Ballet performance based on Czesław Miłosz poem, "O Zlozony,” which will be a lyrical hybrid of classical and modern dance. This extraordinary ballet was first performed in Paris in 2004 to rave reviews. For the New York Times review click here
The ballet will take place in June 9-12,2016 at the Merriam Theatre on Broad Street in Philadelphia. For more information about this performance click here
Bridging Urban America Film
July 10, 2016 at 5:30 • Drexel University

We are sending  financial support for making "Bridging Urban America",  a film about the celebrated civil engineer Ralph Modjeski who was the son of our Polish actress Helena Modrzejewska.  Among many other notable bridges across the U.S., Modjeski was the chief engineer of the Benjamin Franklin and the Tacony-Palmyra Bridges in Philadelphia. This movie will be shown on July 10, 2016 at Drexel University at 5:30 p.m. For more about this film see:
Christmas Celebration
December 3, 2016
The most important announcement of the past year is the establishment of collaborative discussions with the other local organizations with a stake in preserving, celebrating and disseminating Polish culture. This has culminated in an agreement with KF Philadelphia Chapter, Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia and Jagiellonian Law Society to organize a joint Christmas Celebration on December 3, 2016 at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. The details of this event will follow in future mailings and newsletter. In the meantime, let us rejoice and celebrate our coming together for a common cause!
Kosciuszko House Volunteers

We also plan to support the Kosciuszko House on Pine Street in Center City, and are in the process of establishing a group of volunteers who will be working with the National Park Services to revitalize this site. This project is a joint cooperative of the KF Philadelphia Chapter and Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia.  Our board member, Marie Hejnosz, is the chairman of this initiative.
Polish Philadelphia Brochure
Peter Obst and Casey Palowitch are working soon on brochure about  Polish Historical sites in Philadelphia. These brochures will  be placed at the Kosciuszko House and other tourist destinations.  Peter and Casey will also update the links on tourist websites in Philadelphia.
Past Events
Christmas Dinner Theatre 2015

The Christmas Dinner Theatre on December 3, 2015  was a big success, with over 120 guests attending. I am grateful to those of you who participated in organizing this event.  We were able to raise money and now we are using it to support different projects in Philadelphia related to Polish culture.
Contributions & Feedback
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Our newsletter welcomes contributions, comments and news from our members and friends, as well as from collaborating organizations.  We would like the Newsletter to feature short and informative items related to Polish culture, as well as news about the successes of Polish scientists and scholars in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. We would like to celebrate and disseminate the triumphs of people of Polish descent who are making significant contributions to their new country.
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For more information about the KF  Philadelphia Chapter, or if you would like to become a  Kosciuszko Foundation member and join us on our celebration of all things Polish, please visit the website: We welcome you.

Philadelphia Chapter Board
Yolanta Roman

Miron Wolnicki
1st Vice President

Peter Obst
2nd Vice President

Wanda Mohr
Recording Secretary

Vincent Rospond
Corresponding Secretary

Marcia Wolnicki
Board Members:
Ela Bochenek
Marie Hejnosz
Regina Hoffman
Dorothy Koteski
Monica Polowy-Winter
Charles Pydych
Kris Walski
Maria Werner-Wasik
Teresa Wojcik
Margaret Zaleska
Andre Zlotnicki
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