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2017 Polish Heritage Society Citizen of the Year

This year’s Polish Citizen of the year award went to Adam Porczynski. Adam joined the Polish Heritage Society about 7 years ago and has been on the Board for about 6 years. He started his own Farmers Insurance agency when he was 22 and is one of the most ambitious, business orientated and organized people I know. His parents moved here from Poland about 33 years ago. He speaks fluent Polish and has been immersed in the Polish/American community with his parents and friends. Adam graduated from GVSU, is married to his beautiful and very smart wife Lisa and has two adorable young children named Evelyn and Noah. Adam joined the board with some fresh ideas to share and has been managing our website and Facebook pages. He has been leading us through all our festival planning and has brought some new and invigorating concepts to help make it even more successful. He has a ton of energy! I remember calling him one night around 10pm and saying I know it’s late so we can talk tomorrow and he replied with, “I’m just leaving to go play hockey.” Adam has a very strong desire to see our organization succeed and grow and is a person you can count on to follow through with whatever project he has taken on. He has a great sense of humor and is a pleasure to work with. He is also very modest and thought perhaps someone else should receive this award but I’m sure you will agree he is the perfect candidate! Congratulations Adam!

- Marilyn


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The Polish American Credo

Thanks to one of our members, we received this Polish-American Credo.  Click here to check it out!

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The Polish Heritage Society has recently awarded scholarships for the Fall Semester 2017.

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We join together to foster in Americans of Polish ancestry a consciousness and pride in their own heritage; to perpetuate and develop the unique thousand-year-old culture created by our forefathers and to spread the knowledge of this culture; to encourage education and scholarship among people of Polish heritage. 

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