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The following posting was sent on July 8, 2005

IN THIS ISSUE:

Calendar of Polish events in Northern California
Tickets for Archbishop's goodbye party on sale July 10, 2005
Warsaw Village Band to visit San Francisco Bay Area
Solidarity activists of 1980's please share your experiences
Polish student is looking for place to stay for 2 months
Apel do mlodziezy polonijnej w SF Bay Area

We will be happy to announce any event connected in any way to Polish community. Please make sure the organizers will inform us about event directly at poloniasfo@yahoo.com . Some events are not listed due to personal preferences of the organizers. We are open to list any event. In order to avoid mistakes the information must be submitted directly by the organizers.

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Tickets for Archbishop's goodbye party on sale July 10, 2005

The farewell dinner for our Archbishop William Levada will be on Thursday, August 11, 2005, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral Patrons' Hall.

The dinner will be a buffet, catered by MoonStar Restaurant. The Restaurant will charge $20 per person and tickets will be sold at $25.00 each to cover the other expenses.

Tickets can be purchased at Nativity Church from Karol Piestrzynski member of Nativity's Finance Committee. There is very limited number of tickets. Please buy them as soon as possible in order to secure your participation in this historic celebration. Tickets will be available on Sunday, July 10, 2005.

Warsaw Village Band to visit San Francisco Bay Area

The world famous Polish band will visit San Francisco this coming August 2005. The band is so popular and famous that on their web site people from their home country, Poland, are asking when they can enjoy their life performances. We are very lucky to have them in San Francisco. They won the prestigious BBC World Music Award in the last round in 2004. Please join the world and see this ecstatic Polish band. Please refer to our Calendar section 1 for details.

Here is a little more info about the band:
http://www.warsawvillageband.net/

Tickets available on line:
http://www.ticketfusion.com/store

2004 BBC3 World Music Award Winners
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world

Warsaw Village Band was founded in 1997 by six young musicians. Playing violin, suka (unique polish fiddle coming from XVIth century), cello and various traditional polish drums.

Their repertoire consists of folk dance melodies , ballads and rural songs, which are performed in a special way - using a special, old technique of singing, that consists in using so called white voices. However it's not only a simple imitation of Polish folk music, but rather adduction to the concept of folk music, giving the style of folk performance which is closer to modern aesthetic conventions.

Reviews:

"Warsaw Village Band's traditional songbook doesn't contain the hooks of contemporary pop, but the glorious timbres, the galloping percussion, the driving pings of the dulcimer and the dissonant staccato stroking of the cello delivered with plenty of drama."
Washington Post

"There is nothing like big drums, wild strings, a shameless brass section, vibrant vocals and youthful energy! The Warsaw Village Band has it all....with not only great talent but with absolute gusto."
Gypsy Flores - KUSP

"Due to their hard work and creativity, world music enthusiasts long infatuated by the rhythms of the Balkans are finally gazing northward, toward the prima grooves of the Polish plains."
Global Rhythm

Solidarity activists of 1980's please share your experiences

If you were forced to leave Poland because of Martial Law, you are the person I am looking for!
I am working on a book about Poles who were arrested and brought to the internment camps or/and imprisoned due to the Martial Law in 1981 and then were given offer to leave Poland, so they currently live in the foreign countries.
If you share such an experience contact me, please.

Bogumila Dabrowiecka
kbdab@comcast.net
1-510-494-8846

Polish student is looking for place to stay for 2 months

A student of theology & hermeneutics [public relations] is in San Francisco for the next two summer months.
While getting to know the US culture is looking for the place to stay and a job.
[speaks polish, English, French...hard working will also be fine]
If you have any offers, please contact me via: camill@neostrada.pl

Apel do mlodziezy polonijnej w SF Bay Area

Mlodzi Polacy w SF Bay Area,

Czy komus to sie podoba czy nie, Polonia ma swoje struktury, wypracowane przez wiele pokolen emigrantow. Te struktury sa WASZA WLASNOSCIA. Wy, mlode pokolenie, macie do tego prawo! Nikt tego nie robil przez 125 lat dla siebie! To bylo dla Polonii. Ta Polonia jestescie teraz Wy!

To jest ogromny potencjal, rowniez materialny, ktory powinniscie zaczac wykorzystywac dla siebie. Z naleznym szacunkiem dla osob, ktore nie zaprzepascily dorobku wielu pokolen emigrantow, opiekowaly sie strukturami i dobrami materialnymi, powinniscie sie wlaczyc do ich kultywowania i korzystania z nich. Dlaczego macie spotykac sie w barach lub kawiarniach. Co zlego z kawiarnia i barem na ulicy 22giej w San Francisco? A mozna urzadzic te kawiarnie wedlug wlasnego gustu, czuc sie jak u siebie w domu!

Ja pokazuje co jest zle i co mozna naprawic, aby moglo sie podobac, aby ludzie chcieli sie wlaczyc. Jestem uparty i bede uparcie propagowal haslo: "Wszystko co polskie dla calej Polonii".

W przypadku Kongresu podalem suche fakty, a w odpowiedzi otrzymuje stek manipulacji w wykonaniu aktualnego prezesa. Moja prezesura w Kongresie skonczyla sie w czerwcu 2002 roku. Zukowski oskarza mnie, ze to moja wina, ze Kongres jest SUSPENDED w maju 2005 roku. To tylko logika Zukowskiego. Dlaczego on to robi, nie wiem. Moze jednak warto by bylo, aby glowni przedstawiciele Polonii sie zlustrowali, tak jak to proponuje ten artykul:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoloniaSF-Forum/message/59

Wiem, ze wiele osob jest zmeczonych ta klotnia polonijna. Powiedzcie tylko, co jest zlego w dazeniu do poprawnego funkcjonowania organizacji polonijnych, co jest zlego w udostepnieniu ogolowi Polonii dorobku wielu pokolen polskich emigrantow? Ja sie wlasnie o to kloce. Oni kloca sie o to, aby to wszystko bylo pod ich kontrola. No i nie wolno zadawac pytan, szczegolnie o finanse. Najciekawsze jest to, ze z wielka pasja odrzucaja wnioski o wprowadzenie przepisu oddajacego innej instytucji charytatywnej wszystkie dobra materialne w przypadku braku czlonkow w organizacji. To daje mozliwosc, ze na ostatnim zebraniu majatek zostanie podzielony pomiedzy obecnych czlonkow. Jest to w tej chwili, bagatela, 3 miliony dolarow.

Szanowne mlode pokolenie. To nalezy do Was. Wlaczcie sie w dzialalnosc i korzystajcie z dorobku naszych przodkow.

Edmund Lewandowski
www.PoloniaSF.org

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