Dr. Tadeusz Zdzislaw Gasinski Obituary


Thaddeus Gasinski passed away on May 28. He leaves behind his beloved wife and friend of 31 years, Danuta Gasinski, his loving daughter, Diana both at the home, along with the Family and the many friends all around the world. 
He spent his life as a university professor teaching linguistics and Slavic languages at UNC Chapel Hill, University of Hawaii, University of South Africa, and Macquarie Univer-sity in Australia. 

Mark Fountain: It is with great sadness that I learn of the death of Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Zdzislaw Gasinski. He was my Polish teacher at UNC in 1965-1967. He was a specialist in Serbo-Croatian and studied in Belgrade, but he could actively work in every Slavic language. In the world-wide Special Olympics in Raleigh some 20 years ago he served many of these languages with distinction.

Helen Alfreda Ciesla - founding member of the Polish American Club passed away February 3, 2019


Helen Ciesla, a long time member of the Polish Club has died at age 98, February 3, 2019.
Helen and her husband Leo (deceased 2007), enjoyed sharing her Polish heritage and were very active members from the beginning of the Club.  They were always the first to volunteer, no matter what needed to be done.  Both enjoyed cooking at Club fundraisers and other events.  They were first generation Polish from the Chicago area. (from Sandra)

The Cieslas were always there, from the first International Festival in 1986 and even earlier … Friendship Force 1984 (from Mark)

In loving memory of Helen our Club made a donation to the Transitions LifeCare organization.


Election of Polish American Club Board for 2019/2020

Notes from the Polish American Club (PAC) General Election Meeting on December 6, 2018

WHEN:     Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:30PM
WHERE:   Scott Hall, 2711 Founders Dr, Raleigh, NC 27695 NCSU - Main Campus

Election of the new Officers of the Polish American Club for 2019/2020

PRESIDENT:           Mariola Kopcinski 

VICE PRESIDENT:  Piotr Kralka 

SECRETARY:          Piotr Gucwa 

TREASURER:         Jadwiga Zerda 

We had quorum: out of 43 PAC Memberships (paid 2018 dues);  we had 17 members voting.
THANK YOU outgoing PAC Board!   We really appreciate your hard work during last two years.
CONGRATULATIONS to the newly elected Board of the Club! We wish you well! 

PAC Meeting on March 20th to elect the Club's Acting Vice President.

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 20, 2018,  7-9 PM
WHERE:  NCSU -Main Campus facing Hillsborough Street

Elections of VP

Mariola Kopcinski has been elected Acing Vice President of the Polish American Club. Congratulations Mariola!
Ewa Maletz (second condidate) removed her candidacy a few hours before the meeting, so Mariola won by acclamation.
We also received a late nomination for Wieslaw Ciosek, but he did not attend the meeting, so we only informed attendees about the matter.
We had quorum: out of 38 PAC Members (paid 2018 dues);  we had 20 members in attendance + Mark Fountain (our Honorary Consul).

PAC Team