Monday
Jan142013

"Ada, Don't Do That Ada!" - February 10, 2013 at 5 pm

Sisters Adrianna and Joanna Biedrzyńskie from Poland performing cabaret songs by Julian Tuwim, Marek Grechuta, Agnieszka Osiecka and others. Wide selection of songs from Kabaret Starszych Panów (Old Gentleman Cabaret) includes sing-along in Polish to songs, many composed to famous Polish poetry, widely known to Polish ex-patriots.

Ada, Don't Do that!  Ada to nie wypada!

Tuesday
Dec042012

General Election meeting Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Dear PLBA Members and Friends,

We are inviting all PLBA members (16 yrs +) to our General Election meeting this Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm at the main hall of the PLBA
This year's Election Committee: Stanislaw Wielgosz (503) 774-1747; Slawomir Badowski (503) 641-5444, Slawomir Witkowski (503) 643-9097

 If you will not be able to attend, you can still pick up the absentee ballots at the Polish Library Building on:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 , 7 pm - 8:30 pm and Friday, December 7, 2012, 7 pm - 8:30 pm 
In addition to the election of the Officers of the Association we will be voting on the following:

Do you support continuation of the POLISH FESTIVAL nonprofit organization (PF-NPO), which was registered with PLBA Council approval with IRS as public charity status nonprofit organization 501(c)(3), 509(a)(2).

 Czy popierasz kontynuacje nowo zalozonej nonprofit organizacji POLISH FESTIVAL (PF-NPO), ktora zostal zarejestrowana za zgoda Zarzadu PLBA w IRS jako publiczna organizacja charytatywna 501(c)(3), 509(a)(2).

PLBA/Polish Festival (PF-NPO) together with St. Stanislaus Parish are conducting an annual event Polish Festival (PFE). All PLBA Council members are the officers of the PF-NPO, which was approved by the IRS and OR Justice Dept.
To learn more about the public charity status nonprofit organization 501(c)(3), 509(a)(2) please see the following: - Publication 4221-PC, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities, http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4221pc.pdf - attached Comparison table 

Comparison of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4), (6) and (7) Status

     Polish Festival NPO                                                                                          Polish Library Assoc.

 

501(c)(3)

501(c)(4)

501(c)(6)

501(c)(7)

Organizational requirement

No requirement (or less stringent)

No requirement (or less stringent)

No requirement (or less stringent)

Assets must be dedicated to charitable purposes

No requirement to dedicate assets

No requirement to dedicate assets

No requirement to dedicate assets

Social activities must be insubstantial

Social activity may be anything less than "primary"

Social activity may be anything less than "primary"

Social activity must be primary; other activities must be less than primary

Legislative activity must be insubstantial, or <20% if election made

No limit on legislative activity as long as it furthers the exempt purpose

No limit on legislative activity as long as it furthers the exempt purpose; legislative expenditures may limit the deductibility of dues

No limit on legislative activity as long as it furthers the exempt purpose

Absolute prohibition against political activity

Political activity permitted, but taxed

Political activity permitted, but taxed

Political activity permitted, but taxed

Must serve public purposes

Can serve community purposes, can be somewhat narrower than (c)(3)

Can serve the business purposes of the members

Serves the social and recreation purposes of members

Donations are deductible as charitable contributions by donors on their tax returns

Donations not deductible as charitable contributions - businesses sometimes deduct as advertising

Donations not deductible as charitable contributions - businesses sometimes deduct as advertising; dues may be deductible as business expense

Donations not deductible as charitable contributions

Eligible for low cost non-profit bulk mailing permit

Not eligible for lowest bulk mail rates

Not eligible for lowest bulk mail rates

Not eligible for lowest bulk mail rates

Must take care to generate enough public support to avoid classification as a private foundation

Not an issue under (c)(4)

Not an issue under (c)(6)

Not an issue under (c)(7)

Exempt from Federal income tax unless the organization has unrelated business income

Exempt from Federal income tax unless the organization has unrelated business income

Exempt from Federal income tax unless the organization has unrelated business income

Exempt from Federal income tax on income derived from members; other income taxed



See you on Sunday!


Donata
Donata Tiley, PresidentPolish Library Association, Est. 1911

Polish Festival 501(a)3 

3832 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
Polish Festival, Sept. 21-22, 2013
www.portlandpolonia.org/festival
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Thursday
Nov082012

"LINIE RÓWNOLEGŁE" By the famous Polish Witkacy Theatre from Zakopane, Poland

You are cordially invited to the

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 5 pm (doors opened at 4:30 pm)

At Polish Hall

Donation is appreciated

Polish Festival Appreciation Party will follow after the performance

 

The Witkacy Theatre (22 artists) is visiting Seattle in relation to the Boeing 787 delivery to the Polish Airlines LOT. Witkacy is an artistic alias for Stanislaw Ignacy "Witkacy" Witkiewicz (1885-1939), who was a very well-known Polish painter, novelist and playwright before WWII.

 

You are cordially invited to

LINIE RÓWNOLEGŁE
Parelel lines
by Witkacy Theatre from Zakopane, Poland

Sponsored by Polish Festival in Portland
Witkacy presents LINIE RÓWNOLEGŁE -- an extraordinary collage of songs by the most famous Polish cabaret masters from the 1920s and 1930s (think Julian Tuwim, Antoni Słonimski), including excerpts from various past productions. The show is an art salon a la Witkacy, a mixture of word-event-situation songs. A sentimental journey through the history of Polish theatre, enriched by dramatic elements and gags.

The cast of 22 will sing, dance, act and take you on an unforgettable journey back in time.

The small Witkacy Theatre is one of the most cherished theatres in Poland. It was founded in 1984 in tribute to aZakopane legend, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939). Witkiewicz was a multitalented artist, who was known as 'Witkacy' to his friends.
Several of Witkacy's witty, spirited plays still sound fresh today, and they are all regularly performed at this theatre.

look no further
not beyond real-ity
because the ity of the real
is from altogether another etern-ity

Polish Festival volunteers FREE!!!!
All others $25 suggested donation
dinner and wine included!!!
Saturday: Nov 10th, 2012 5:00 PM
Thursday
Nov082012

Memorial Service for sp. Paula (Pola) Kamienski Gadowski

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Paula's family and friends will gather to celebrate her life in a service on November 18, 5:00 p.m. at the Polish Hall, 3832 North Interstate Avenue, Portland.  There will be many pictures of Paula, lots of music, and a chance to meet and talk with others who knew and love Paula.  After, there will be food so please plan to stay and share your memories of Paula.  Please wear colorful clothing as this will be a celebration.
 
If you have a special story about Paula or a picture that you wish to share, it would be a great gift to bring that with you to the service.  There will be a book for you to write or place the story or picture in.  This book will be a great comfort to Paula's family, in particular her son, Chris.
 
In lieu of flowers, we are requesting any donations be sent to Chris's high school, The Thomas Edison School, 9020 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Portland, OR, 97225, www.taedisonhs.org
 
We welcome your presence there and look forward to celebrating Paula's life and accomplishments with you all.  Thank you for your many words of kindness as we all face her loss and her new found freedom.

Wednesday
Sep262012

Pictures from Polish Festival 2012

Pictures by Cezar Mart Polish Festival 2012