Notes from the 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).

The New Club Site & Current Events

Reviewed current club activities by going through the Club website.
Mark Fountain shared with us more details related to the meeting with the Polish Ambassador on Tuesday March 27. Mark will send us more information about where to find a free parking lot near the Carolina Inn hotel.
Majowka - will not be organized on May 13 (Mother's Day); Ewa Potyra will check the club house availability for weekends after.
Discussed Happy Hours in June at Piotr  & Violetta Kralka weekend estate. Tentative date is June 24, but Piotr will send us more information about other available dates and exact location.
We will not organize a Happy Hour in May; the next one will be in September. We will also explore places closer to Durham & Chapel Hill.

Danuta & Ludwik Sujkowscy would like to invite club for Happy Hour at their (beautiful) backyard. Date TBD
We will organize "Ognisko" most probably on the last weekend of October, while it is still warm but the event will not collide with the Paderewski Festival that is scheduled (according to Mark Fountain) for first two weekends of November.

The Club Events You Can Be Champion Of

International Festival in October. We are seeking volunteers to be the champions in organizing Culture and/or Food Booth during the International Festival. It is a time consuming vent in terms of preparation; the process needs to be started in June. Most of the board members travel during the Summer time and may not be able to be actively involved in this endeavor.

As an alternative, we may join other ethnic groups in organizing a Polish event at the Lafayette festival.

Any Other Questions/Issues

PAC meetings. We agreed to schedule PAC meetings at least every other month. We do not want these to be linked with Happy Hours. This information (date/place) need to be posted on our website. Possible location: club house near Ewa Potyra ($50); we will also check in neighborhood libraries for possible locations and are prepared to rent a room for club meetings
When asked, Jadwiga Zerda (our Treasurer) shared club financial information by walking through the Google Doc Excel sheet where she keeps all the information (summary, various club events etc...)

PAC Team