Tribute to Martha Golubiec

Martha Golubiec, one of founders of SGSCA, passed away in January of 2021. SGSCA created a film tribute to her life and work.

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“Coming Home” Commissioned by SGSCA and presented to the City of Gdynia. Created by local Seattle artist Louise McDowell.

The port cities of Seattle and Gdynia have much in common: both are beautiful port cities, both have a rapidly growing technology center, and beautiful architectural and nature landscapes. Both cities host outstanding cultural events such as the Opener Festival in Gdynia and Seafair in Seattle.

Seattle and Gdynia formalized their friendship in a sister city agreement in 1993, one of Seattle’s twenty-one sister cities. SGSCA is a 501(c)(3) organization, staffed entirely by volunteers who are committed to sharing and promoting business, cultural and academic exchanges between the two cities.

What has SGSCA accomplished?

  • Produced 31 Seattle Polish Film Festivals – 2024 will be our 32nd Anniversary
  • ¬†Hosted 80+ Polish students who attended the Washington Business Week summer program
  • Sent Company Advisors from Seattle to lead students at Gdynia Business Week
  • Led Trade, Civic & Seattle business delegations to Poland
  • Sent computers, books, clothing, toys to orphanage in Gdynia
  • Hosted Gdynia Port Directors & Gdynia Police Chief and staff for consultations with Seattle city officials
  • Provided funds to help build Gdynia’s City & Maritime Museums
  • ¬†Established Gdynia Business Week

Sister Cities International awarded Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association with the Innovation: Youth & Education, 2010 honor for its work on Gdynia Business Week.

The City of Seattle awarded Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association with Best Overall Program, 2011 and 2006, as well as Best Single Project, 2010 for its work on Gdynia Business Week.

All of our programs rely on the generosity of people like you. If you would like to help further Polish culture you can DONATE NOW.

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