The Polish-American Society of Memphis was established in 1978. Our mission is to strengthen bonds and solidarity, provide mutual support and help between Polish People, cultivate Polish traditions, culture and language, and the promotion of native Polish values in the American society.
Copernicus Polish School of Culture and Polish Language invites all students, their families and sympathizers of the school to participate in the event "Farewell to Summer." This year we are going to celebrate the first day of Polish school on a trip to Safari on the 10th of September 2016. Tennessee Safari Park is located on the farm in Alamo about 100 miles from Memphis. There are 80 species of rare birds and animals on the farm which can be watched from a vehicle. Detailed information about how to get there and about the place can be found on the farm's website.
We will gather in front of the main entrance to the park exactly at 11 am. Tickets and lunch for students and teachers will be covered by the school budget. The prices for others are: Adults - $ 10.00, children - $ 8.00 - cash only. Please contact the School Coordinator Halinka Dutkiewicz to register for the event and additional information.
During the event we will also register students for Saturday classes for 2016/2017 school year. The classes will be held from 10:30 to 12:00 at the Bert Ferguson Community Center, 8505 Trinity Rd., Cordova, TN 38018.
As we do every year, we invite children as well as the adults for a camping trip to the picturesque Village Creek State Park in Arkansas. We invite children and adults to enjoy the delights of nature, fire and baked potatoes at this year’s camp. We welcome all and guarantee a great atmosphere, lots of laughter and other activities. In case of inclement weather camping will be postponed by a week, to the weekend of September 30 – October 2. For more information about the camp contact Gosia and Zbyszek Stroinski. The park is located at the geologically diversified Crowley’s Ridge, about 60 miles from Memphis. More information about this beautiful place is available on the Park's website.
Our fall picnic will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 4 pm to 8 pm, at the Cameron-Brown Park, 8628 Farmington Blvd, Germantown, TN. As usual, PAS will have something for the grill as well as soft drinks. Please bring an entrée or a dessert to share with others. We will have a guitar and song-books for those of us who will want to sing Polish songs together.
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC wants to highlight the efforts of Polish communities at maintaining their Polish heritage. PAS submitted the info about our history, mission, and activities. This information and pictures are published on the Embassy's Facebook page here, here, and here.