PAS History

Len Jankowski The Polish-American Society was founded in 1978 by Len Jankowski and a group of descendants of the early 20th century Polish immigrants. 

 

Len Jankowski, the founder and the first president of the Polish-American Society, is shown here in his studio.

 

The original Polish-American Society's, from its inception in 1978 until the time it suspended its activities in 2002, included the following board members:  Len Jankowski (Founder of the Society and First President), Frank Duma, Stan Miekicki, Stan Schulz, Walt Podgorski, John Zdancewicz, Peg Kopacz, Ron Kopacz, Al Dabrowski, Danuta Clark, Ellen Hildebrandt, Eva Eldred, Jerry Goral. The Polish-American Society suspended its activities in 2002 due to the advanced age of the members.

We acquired for our archives some of the documents, pictures, newsletters, and articles documenting and illustrating activities of the original Polish-American Society.  

Len Jankowski as described by his wife, Madaleine
Article from February 1982
Mass - February 1982
Newsletter - January 1982
Newsletter - April 1983
Newsletter - April 1984 & 1986
Newsletter from 1989
Misc. Heritage Exhibit
Archived Documents
More Archived Documents


In 2002, the Polish-American Society resumed its activities thanks to the new generation of Polish immigrants and their desire to cultivate their Polish heritage. 

Polish-American Society Board Members since 2008

2008-2009

Jacek Dutkiewicz, President
Grazyna Mustwillo, Secretary
Zbigniew Stroinski, Treasurer
Edward Kozlowski, Coordinator, Cultural Events
Anna Wozniak / Anna Kaziow, Coordinator, Public Relations

2010-2011

Jacek Dutkiewicz, President
Grazyna Mustwillo, Secretary
Mark Scarbecz, Treasurer
Witold Kaziow, Coordinator, Cultural Events
Zbigniew Stroinski, Coordinator, Public Relations

2012-2013

Jacek Dutkiewicz, President
Ryszard Bute, Vice President
Grazyna Mustwillo, Secretary
Zbigniew Stroinski, Treasurer
Witold Kaziow, Coordinator, Cultural Events

 2014-2015

Jacek Dutkiewicz, President
Edward Nowakowski, Vice President - October 2013 to October 2014
Witold Kaziow, Vice President - from October 2014
Ludmila Mitchell, Secretary
Zbigniew Stroinski, Treasurer
Agnieszka Przetak, Coordinator, Cultural Events

2016-2017

Jacek Dutkiewicz, President
Pawel Jankowski, Vice President
Ludmila Mitchell, Secretary
Zbigniew Stroinski, Treasurer
Tomasz Mustwillo, Coordinator, Cultural Events

 

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