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UPCOMING EVENT
You are cordially invited to a Traditional Polish Christmas “Wigilia” Supper organized by the Polish Cultural Society of Indiana on December 13th, 2014 at 4:30 pm at

Indianapolis Latvian Community Center
1008 W 64th Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46260

   The program of the evening includes:
- Scripture reading
-Christmas poem and music performances
- Sharing the Holy Wafer “Opłatek”
-Christmas Eve Supper “Wigilia”
-Visit from Santa Claus
The “Wigilia” Supper according to the Polish tradition will begin as the first star appears in the sky. Dishes are prepared according to an old Polish tradition, omitting meats - in this tradition fish is not considered meat.
   The menu will be as follows:
- Herring, in olive oil and onions
- Red borscht, flavored with wild mushrooms
- Fried fish
- Polish style dumplings (pierogi) stuffed with mushrooms
- Polish style dumplings (pierogi), stuffed with farmers cheese, potatoes and onions
- Traditional vegetable salad
- Stewed sauerkraut with wild mushrooms
- Dried fruit compote
- Bread, poppy-seed cake, gingerbread cookies
- Tea, coffee, ice water

For additional information please call Danuta Pietrzak (317)-352-1296 or send E-mail to info@polishcsi.org.

Prices per person are as follows:

- for members of Polish CSI: $20.00 - adult, $15.00 - child age 4 to 15 years, $5.00 - child under 4
- for non-members of Polish CSI: $35.00 - adult, $25.00 - child age 4 to 15 years, $5.00 - child under 4

Price of ticket for children includes Santa Claus’ gift.

   For reservation please send:
  • Check payable to Polish CSI
  • “Wigilia_2014_GuestList.pdf”. The form (fillable pdf-document) download here
to:

   The Polish Cultural Society of Indiana, Inc.
   P.O. Box 824
   Noblesville, IN 46061-0824.

R.S.V.P by December 5th, 2014. We cannot guarantee admittance without a reservation.

Please do not email “List of guests” to us. Just send printed “List of guests” and a check to address shown above.

Please note a special incentive. People who will join the PCSI now and pay their dues for 2015 (i.e. either $35 for families, or $20 for single person), will be treated as current members and will pay a discounted fee. In order to take an advantage of this offer, you need to send a check covering both the 2015 membership fee and Wigilia as well as a membership form. Persons who have already paid for 2015 membership are also eligible.

We do not send flyer by mail any more. The source of information is our web site and E-mails. Please inform friends about this event. Flyer and form “List of guests” can be downloaded from this web site.

Flyer Wigilia 2014 download here.


If you are looking for contact information of other Polish organizations in Indiana please check section [Poles in Indiana] on our web site and see if it helps.

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PolishCSI is a member of the Nationalities Council of Indiana, an independent non-profit, all-volunteer corporation, which is dedicated to celebrate diversity of Indiana's capital city. [Visit web site of NCI].


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Traditional Polish Christmas “Wigilia” Supper



Saturday, December-13th, 2014, 4:30pm

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Polish Cultural Society of Indiana participates in International Festival 2014 in Indianapolis!

It became a tradition that our organization features exhibits every year at International Festival in Indianapolis to share our cultural history and heritage within Central Indiana community.

This year's International Festival's theme is: Traditional Dress/Clothing/Fashion around the World.

Please visit our Culture Booth # 239 at West Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds
1200 East 38th Street, Indianapolis at general public hours:

  Friday, Nov. 21st 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Saturday, Nov. 22nd 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  Sunday, Nov. 23rd Noon - 6:00 PM

On Friday, Nov 21stst at 8:00 PM at the Main Stage will perform Jazz Nonet from Krakow, a music ensemble we hosted this April - (read article about this event).

We hope to see you there!

More info about the festival here.


Events 2014

Indy 500 Festival Parade

Danuta Pietrzak

Indy 500 Festival Parade 2014
On May 24, 2014 Indy 500 Festival Parade brought this year about 300,000 spectators from around the country. On the streets of downtown Indianapolis they could watch the costumed characters, celebrities, officials, marching bands, floats and balloons, and a variety of different groups to celebrate Indy 500... (read full article)


Święconka - The Blessing of the Easter Basket

Danuta Pietrzak

Święconka is one of the most important Polish traditions on Holy Saturday. With roots dating back to the early history of Poland history of Poland, it is also observed by expatriate and their descendants Poles in the US and other countries. In Indianapolis on Holy Saturday, April 19th, 2014 members of Polish community brought to Saint Luke Catholic Church baskets ... (read full article)


Jazz Nonet from Kraków

Danuta Pietrzak

On Friday, April 11th, 2014, members and friends of Polish Cultural Society of Indiana had an unique opportunity to listen to the performance of Jazz Nonet from Kraków, Poland at the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis. The performance included music ... (read full article)


Easter Egg Painting

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On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, members and friends of Polish Cultural Society of Indiana met to paint Easter eggs together in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center. Aleksandra Olewicz, the leader of this meeting, introduced ... (read full article)


The Annual Meeting



The annual meeting of Polish CSI Members was held on February 23rd, 2014. During the meeting the Board of Directors was elected. We are happy to announce Board of Directors:

  • President - Kazimierz Olewicz
  • Vice President - Danuta Pietrzak
  • Secretary - Lech Świtalski
  • Treasurer - Bożena Plata
  • Board Members - Diane Filipowicz, Maciek Kaszyński, Lidia Kędziora, Małgorzata Kołtuniuk, Andrzej Orlik, Ewa Papież
The new board starts acting on April 1st 2014.

Celebration of Three Kings (Biblical Magi)

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On Saturday, January 4th, 2014, the Society gathered in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center to celebrate of Three Kings (Biblical Magi). The event was led by Aleksandra Olewicz ... (read full article)



Events 2013

Polish Christmas Eve Supper “Wigilia”

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Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper "Wigilia" organized by the Polish Cultural Society of Indiana on December 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis. The program included: Christmas readings, Polish Carols, sharing of the Holy Wafer (Opłatek), Christmas Eve Supper, visit from Santa Claus ... (read full article)


PCSI at International Festival in Indianapolis

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The International Festival in Indianapolis is one of an exhibition of cultural diversity of Indiana. It is organized by Nationalities Council of Indiana and held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. In this year in was held on November 21st to 24th ... (read full article)


Polish Paper Cutting “Wycinanki”

Ann Stankiewicz

On Sunday, October 13th, 2013, the Society gathered in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis to learn about a world renown Polish folk art, Wycinanki, or Polish paper cutting, as led by Ann Stankiewicz and Kathy Łazowski Stuart ... (read full article)



Picnic “Good Bye Summer”

Leszek Bobowski

A picnic "Goodbye Summer" was planned by PCSI for Saturday October 5th 2013. The weather seemed not to cooperate. It was raining cats and dogs days before. On Saturday morning it did not looked like this day will be an exception. Should we cancel the event and send invited guests back home? The president decided: “We do picnic as planned!” The clouds showed respect for such courage and the rain stopped... (read full article)


Indy 500 Festival parade

Aleksandra Olewicz

The Polish Cultural Society of Indiana participated in Indy 500 Festival parade preceding Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on May 25th 2013 in downtown of Indianapolis, IN.
People from our society marched in this year’s Indy 500 Festival parade. Our nation’s white and red flag was waving over our heads while we were walking in one of the largest parades in the United States. Dressed in Polish national costumes we proudly represented the presence of us all living here in Indianapolis. Our colorful ribbons and peacock feathers drew the attention of crowds that gathered along the streets ...(read full article)


May 3rd Constitution Day Celebration

Małgorzata Ziemian

Polish Cultural Society of Indiana celebrated Polish Constitution Day on May 4th 2013 in Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis, IN.
It is a little awkward for me to write about this celebration, because I participated in setting its program, and also I was one of the performers. I hope that it will result in the description of the event from a unique perspective. So, I will not force myself to present an objective point of view, this way it will be more interesting and authentic. I could not imagine a May 3rd Celebration without Chopin’s polonaise ...(read full article)


Pisanki, kraszanki, painted eggs...

Małgorzata Kołtuniuk

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, members and friends of Polish Cultural Society of Indiana met to paint Easter eggs together in the hospitable venue of the Latvian Community Center in Indianapolis. Aleksandra Olewicz, the leader of this meeting, introduced the crowd to the secrets of artistically decorating the Easter eggs utilizing many techniques, including embellishment, decorating and coloring. Easter “painted eggs” have different names depending on the method of decorating... (read full article)


The Annual Meeting



The annual meeting of Polish CSI Members was held on February 16th, 2013. During the meeting the Board of Directors was elected. We are happy to announce Board of Directors:

  • President - Kazimierz Olewicz
  • Vice President - Patrycja Johansen
  • Secretary - Lech Bobowski
  • Treasurer - Bożena Plata
  • Board Members - Mariusz Kalisz, Lidia Kędziora, Małgorzata Kołtuniuk, Aleksandra Olewicz, Magdalena Olesiak, Danuta Pietrzak

Committees

Marketing and Advertising Committee:

  • Mariusz Kalisz
  • Małgorzata Kołtuniuk
  • Danuta Pietrzak
  • Ewa Stolte
Public Relations Committee:
  • John Przemysław Gilowski
  • Ewa Orlik
Polish Heritage Committee:
  • Aleksandra Olewicz
  • Magda Namysłowska
  • Ewa Papież


Celebration of Three Kings (Biblical Magi)

Leszek Bobowski

On Saturday, January 6th, 2013, the Society gathered in the hospitable venue of the Club House at the “Village of Eagle Creek” to celebrate of Three Kings (Biblical Magi). The event was led by Aleksandra Olewicz... (read full article)




We would like to remind members of the Polish CSI that it is always good time to pay the membership fees. We also encourage those friends of PolishCSI who are not members yet to join the Society. We have plenty planned and PolishCSI membership will guarantee you a more favorable admission fee. [Membership and more about PolishCSI]


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