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2018 Polish Heritage Society Citizen of the Year

We are proud to announce the Polish Heritage Society Citizen of the Year for 2018 is Stephanie Kovitz. Stephanie told the following: My father (1st generation Pole) came from a large family in Chicago. My mother (2nd generation Pole) came from a Polish farming community in Dorr Michigan. In my free time I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes and thanks to my husband, John, he tries them all.  For many years I have sung and played guitar at Holy Name of Jesus Church.  I am also in the Diocesan choir at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. I enjoy reading and genealogy. John and I enjoy old cars and are in the process of restoring a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible. (Red of course). My involvement with the PHS began in the 80’s and flourished under the guidance of so many people.  I joined the PHS in the mid 80’s and Emily Gehl convinced me to join the PHS choir. The older women in the choir would phonetically sound out the words for me and that is how I learned. I was proud to serve as PHS Treasurer and soon became involved in Wigilia Dinner, under the special guidance of many of the women in the Choir, but particularly Teddie Wagner, Stella Swierbut and Lorraine Hardebeck. I still remain active to this day and holds a special place in my heart for the Wigilia Dinners we continue to celebrate. Preserving some of these traditional Polish customs are very important to me.  My parents instilled in their children to always remember who we are, where we came from and never forget the Polish customs and traditions that were passed down to us from those that came before us. Thank you to the PHS for this prestigious award.  It is truly an honor.


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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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