Why Should I become a member of the PNA?  We are a Fraternal organization, as you may know. But, what does this mean? How are we different? What does the PNA offer that I cant get some where else?  The answer is that as a Member of the PNA, you are considered as family in the PNA. Our Members are all part of an organization that cares about you. Assets that the PNA acquires goes right back to our Members, our Polish heritage, and what we represent and support and not lining pockets of big cooperates or any off shore investors.  We support Poland, all people of Polish descendent's, Polish-Americans and take Pride in our Polish heritage.
Next Lodge Business Meeting: July 15th 2014, 6:00 PM, ACPL Little Turtle Branch, 2201 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne

Monday, October 11, 2010


On November 11, 1918, Joseph Pilsudski, as Commander in Chief of all
 Polish forces, proclaimed the Republic of Poland a free and independent
nation, after 123 years of  division among Russia, Prussia and Austria!
Some things to do on Polish Independence Day: Celebrate, get together with other proud Polish people, display a Polish flag, make your favorite Polish meal, wear red and white, learn about the history of Poland and it's culture, play and sing the Polish National Anthem, you can do trivia on Poland's history and culture, try my new blog with quizzes about Poland : http://polandquiz.blogspot.com/ - Szczesliwy Dzien Niepodleglosci!

Saturday, October 9, 2010



I created this as a Easy Polish Culture Quiz for Polish-Americans.  It is not interactive at this time, though, I do have plans to make it interactive and as a online test.  I created it as a basic test that all Polish-Americans should be able to ace. [THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY OR QUIZ TO SEE HOW FAMILIAR YOUR CHILDEN OR GRANDCHILDREN ARE WITH GENERAL POLISH CULTURE.] I encourage you to use this quiz as a tool, if they are not familiar with the pictures and meanings; it gives you the opportunity to explain the significance. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ashes and Diamonds (1958) FWSCI Polish Film - October 19, 2010

Fort Wayne Sister City International Polish Movie
 Popiól i diament "Ashes and Diamonds" (1958)
click here for previewFort Wayne Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St. 46802
October 19, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. - Admission: 20.00 RSVP FWSCI
Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a
Communist district leader, on the last day of World War II. Though
killing has been easy for him in the past, Szczuka was a fellow
soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow his orders.


Sunday, October 3, 2010


Polish-American Heritage Picnic
Plock, PL Friendship Garden, next to the Community Center
233 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN
October 3, 2010 - 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 Come by and take part in Polish-American Pride. View the new Sister Cities Plock Commemorative Garden, sing Polish Songs, join us in a Polonaise dance, have some Kielbasa, play shuffleboard!
Optional, but highly recommended! Bring a Polish and or American flag, be sure to wear your favorite Polish or American shirt. Wear red and white and blue!  Just have fun!
You can just drop by for a moment for some social time and meet people and say hi, or show all your Polish-American Pride and stay awhile.  If you prefer to have seating, bring a chair as seating is limited!  Restroom will be available with thanks to the Fort Wayne Parks Department, Community Center.  There is no cost to attend.  Open to all Polish-Americans and anyone interested in Polish heritage, PNA members, guests, family and friends.


October 3rd was fairly cool which led to the "picnic" actually being inside the Community Center. We were not prepared with signs for this, our presents was made by two Polish Flags at the garden, but apologize if anyone was confused at to where we were at if they were just dropping by.  There were 27 Polish Proud people in attendance. Everyone had a good time socializing, enjoying kielbasa on rye bread with grilled onions and green peppers, beet salad, Mazurek, and Makowiec and we sang the Polish National Anthem (Dąbrowski's Mazurka), Star Spangled Banner, Sto Lat, and America the Beautiful.

I encourage everyone to display a Polish Flag during the Month of October!

Friday, October 1, 2010


      The Month of October is celebrated as Polish-American Heritage Month. There are many things to be proud as Polish-Americans in the United States.

      Did you know that the first Polish Immigrants were in American 12 years before the Pilgrims! Many Polish people have made great contributions to America such as American Revolution Heroes: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and Count Casimir Pulaski.

      Sites to visit for more information about Polish American Heritage Month: Polish News and Polish American Center. Celebrate your pride and display a Polish Flag, learn about and share your heritage, customs and traditions, explore and document you Polish ancestry. I hope everyone will take time to explore, learn, share and celebrate Polish Heritage this month!


An article that appeared in the Polish National Alliance Magazine, the Zgoda on 08-15-2010, by Robert Strybel, titled, "Popularizing Polish Symbols and Logos" caught my attention.  I asked myself, what happens when a society isn't concerned about the past, doesn't understand it, and can't even comprehend any meaning of it?
Do you recognize any of these popular Polish symbol names and know the importance of their meaning?
  1. Our Lady of Częstochowa and Jasna Góra
  2. Fighting Mermaid of Warsaw
  3. Polish Hussars / Winged Horsemen vs. Teutonic Knights
  4. (variations) of The White Eagle 
  5. "Si Deus Nobiscum __ __ __" or "If God is with us, then who __ __ __ "
  6. Municipal / Heraldic Cost of Arms or Crests, and Family Coat of Arms /Crests
  7. Drzymała's wagon vs. Grunwald Swords vs. Warszawianka
  8. Polish Folk Dancers
  9. Pan Twardowski vs. Pan Tadeusz
  10. Wawel Royal Castle and Warsaw's Royal Castle
  11. Baranek Wielkanocny vs Swieconka Basket
  12. Wycinanka vs Pysanky and a Kiska
  13. Boleslawiec (Bolesław I the Tall) vs.other Slovak regions
  14. Dożynki Festival vs. Dyngus Day
  15. Wigilia, first star, Oplatki wafer, Koledy and Midnight Mass
  16. Cracovian Hymn or Hejnał mariacki
  17. Solidarity Logo
  18. 20 C+M+B 10 vs. 19 C+M+B 01
  19. Pierogi vs. Gołąbki vs. zupa vs. paczki vs. Sernik
  20. Dziadzia vs. Babcia
Make your comments in the comment section.  Including additional Symbolism!  (my guess is that Polish people will know 90% of these and non Polish will know only 10%) Note: that not looking for exact answers in this experiment / test but the recognition of the symbolism involved.