Minutes: May 2009

Below are the Minutes from May’s meeting. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30pm at the Polish Home. For more information, visit the meeting information tab on our website.

May 2009

May 8, 2009
Call to order @ 7:35pm


Gdynia Business Week 2009

Based on the success of Washington Business Week’s (WBW) student exchange, SGSCA has created a similar program in Gdynia. The City of Gdynia will sponsor students and instructors for a week-long course from 16-22 August.
Janice will speak with representatives from Boeing regarding a grant request
Mike provided an update on the grant request to the Embassy. The Embassy is very excited about the program, but is unable to provide funds at this time.
Speakers for the program are being confirmed
Steve and Janice are finalizing the curriculum
100 Polish students have been chosen; 4 Seattle students are also attending
Corporate Advisors will meet at the Polish Home on 16 May at 10am

Washington Business Week 2009

This is an annual event; students from Gdynia come to Seattle to attend Washington Business Week courses
Pacific Lutheran University session runs 6/22 – 6/28.
Two students will arrive on 6/19 and leave 7/6
Clarks and Golubiecs will help with homestays for the students

Seattle Polish Film Festival Recap

The festival ran from 10-19 April this year.
Attendance averaged 44 people per film
Motion: Create criteria for 2010 Festival; Seconded; Passed Unanimously
Motion: Include a thank you to Greg, our Festival Director, in the Minutes; Seconded; Passed Unanimously
Thank you, Greg!

Giant Magnet

The Seattle International Children’s Festival (now called Giant Magnet) provided 100 complimentary tickets to SGSCA again this year. The festival runs 12-16 May, and their website is: www.giantmagnet.org.
Tickets provided to Polish School in Seattle, and the Polish School in Bellevue


SGSCA Annual Picnic

Planning for the annual picnic should begin. Debra will research and report back to the group at the next meeting.

Salmon Statues

Smaller versions of the Coming Home statue were ordered a few years ago to hand out as awards at the Gdynia Film Festival and the Seattle Polish Film Festival. Debra will check on their availability and the potential for placing one in our City Hall display case.



Meeting Adjourned
Next Meeting: June 12, 2009 at 7:30pm

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