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File #: 31381    Version: 1 Name: Proclaiming October 2013 as Polish-American Heritage Month in the City of Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/3/2013 Final action: 9/3/2013
Enactment date: 9/5/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00646
Title: Proclaiming October 2013 as Polish-American Heritage Month in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Lauren Cnare, Denise DeMarb, Sue Ellingson, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Marsha A. Rummel, Chris Schmidt, Paul E. Skidmore, John Strasser, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/3/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/26/20131 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Proclaiming October 2013 as Polish-American Heritage Month in the City of Madison.
WHEREAS, the Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin, Inc. - Madison Group has been in existence since 1979 with a goal of encouraging Polish cultural, social, educational, and artistic values; and,

WHEREAS, the club has promoted and sponsored the UW Madison Film Festival, the Children Museum’s educational programs for young children, the Overture Center’s International Fest, Klezma4 and Fontini Akord concerts, living history presentations such as Mania, the Living History of Marie Curie and Poles in the Civil War (with emphasis on General Wlodziemier Krrzanowski), Taste of Wisconsin with Susan Gibson Mykos and participates in Madison area schools reaching hundreds of children by demonstrating Polish crafts and culture; and,

WHEREAS, the club works with the UW-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and local, state and national organizations to promote Polish interests and many and early contributions of Polish people to the prosperity of our country; and,

WHEREAS, early Polish contributions include Jamestown Polish settlers (artisan glassmakers and metal smiths), Count General Casimir Pulaski, regarded as the father of American cavalry, General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, recognized as the father of American military engineering, artillery, and is credited with the founding of West Point, General Wlodziemier Krzyzanowski who led a counterattack on July 2 on Cemetery Hill during the three day battle in Gettysburg that helped stabilize the faltering Union line, Frederic Chopin who created some of the most beautiful music for the world to enjoy, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, virtuoso pianist, composer, politician, the first Prime Minister of independent Poland after World War, Nobel prize winners in science, literature and poetry: Marie Curie, Walther H. Nernst, Andrew Schally, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Wladyslaw Reymont, Is...

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