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PAC to Honor One of its Past Officials, Now A Priest

October 10, 2010

When the Downstate N.Y. Division of the Polish American Congress holds its annual banquet on Sunday, October 24th, Father Wladyslaw (Vlad) Kubrak from St. Matthias Church in Ridgewood will be one of the special honorees.

Rev. Kubrak was known as Mr. Kubrak when he joined the Congress in the nineties and then advanced to become a member of its executive board.

“We were dIsapointed the day Mr. Kubrak came to tell us he was leaving us because someone was offering him a more important position,” said Frank Milewski, president of the N.Y. Congress.

“We had to agree it was an offer he couldn’t refuse.”  Mr. Kubrak then went on to study for the priesthood and was ordained in 2006.

Joining him on the Polish American Congress honor roll that evening will be Long Island’s Polish Gift of Life, an organization which devoted many years to arranging life-saving heart surgery for children in Poland.

Also on the PAC’s list of those selected for special distinction will be Long Island’s Chopin Foundation whose present objective is to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Polish composer, Frederick Chopin.

A sincere expression of appreciation will also be extended to Assemblyman Joseph Lentol who represents the Polish Americans of Greenpoint in the New York State Legislature.  He and his late father, Senator Joseph Lentol, have together done this for more than a half-century.

The 2010 Polish American banquet will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Polonaise Terrace, 150 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn .  For more information call: (718) 383-3700.

Downstate New York Division
177 Kent Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11222
(718) 349-9689