Publisher’s Note September 21, 2010

Announcement of Legal Representation

The Tygodnik Polski (Polish Weekly) is pleased to announce that it will be represented by H. William Burdett Jr. of the law firm Boyle Burdett in the lawsuit brought against the paper by Ms. Anita M. Dul the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the PAC Federal Credit Union. Mr. Burdett is cooperating with the Michigan – American Civil Liberties Union in representing the paper.

October is Polish Heritage Month

During the month of October, many Americans will be celebrating their Polish roots. The most significant celebration during this period is related to the many Pułaski Day celebrations throughout the country including major cities like Chicago, New York, Philadelphia etc. There will also be many commemorations of Kazimierz Pułaski within Detroit Polonia.       Kazimierz Pułaski, who is recognized as the “Father of the American Cavalry” died on October 15, 1779 as the results of being mortally wounded at the Battle of Savannah on October 9, 1779. If not for the heroic action of General Kazimierz Pułaski on September 11, 1777 at the Battle of Brandywine, George Washington may have been captured or fallen in battle and the American cavalry would have experienced a disastrous loss.

On October 1, 1608 the fist Poles in America arrived in America on the English ship Margret and Mary at Jamestown, Virginia. This arrival of Poles in America has been the subject of considerable controversy. However the weight of evidence has gradually moved toward supporting this unusual although correct description of American history. We will have more to say about the Jamestown Poles in a future issue of Tygodnik Polski.
In the next issue we will continue to have more information on events celebrating October as Polish Heritage Month.

Events of Special Interest to Detroit Polonia

First, Władysław Budweil will be celebrating 60 years as the organist of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church. On Saturday September 25, 2010 there will be a Mass at 4pm at Our Lady queen of Apostles Church with a banquet to follow at 5 pm. For more information please contact Basia Gronet at (313) 365- 8949.

Second, there is the upcoming Club Filaret’s 75th Anniversary on October 9, 2010. There will be a Dinner and Dance at the American Polish Cultural Center For more information please contact Dolores Patrick at (587) 751-3688.

Third, the American Polish Cultural Society 25th Anniversary Banquet will be held October 17, 2010. For information please contact (248) 689- 3636.
Fourth, the Polish American Central Citizens Committee will be holding its Pułaski Day Banquet on October 24, 2010. Please mark your calendar for this event and more information will be forthcoming.

Home Delivery

Our subscribers should be getting the Tygodnik Polski within three business days of publications. In the last issues many areas received their paper on time. However some did not.  We would like to thank those subscribers who called and left us there zip codes. We sent this information to our contacts at the post office.   We are now more actively pursuing other delivery options.
If you don’t get the newspaper in what you believe is a timely manner, would you please call us at (313) 365-1990 and leave your name and ZIP CODE. The Zip Code is very important as we are now working with the postal authorities in the Michigan Metroplex to get to the root of this problem right down to your local post office.

Lawsuit against Tygodnik Polski

Recently a lawsuit has been filed against Tygodnik Polski by Ms. Anita Dul who is the Chief Operating Officer of the PAC Federal Credit Union. We believe that her charges are baseless and without merit. We believe that Tygodnik Polski has operated in a professional manner. This lawsuit will not prevent us from printing disclosures about Ms. Dul which we believe are important considerations in her continuing role as COO of the PAC Federal Credit Union. She is a public figure and as such her actions are subject to appropriate scrutiny.       Yes, the rights of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press even apply to a small Polish American newspaper such as Tygodnik Polski. However, as you all know that Freedom is not free.  In order to maintain your right to know and to maintain Freedom of the Press, we will need to defend ourselves in court against this baseless and harassing lawsuit. Consequently a fund has been established for the legal defense of Tygodnik Polski.  For those of you who choose to donate we will use your funds wisely and whatever is not used will be returned in the proportion to which it was contributed.

We wish to thank those who have already contributed. Thank you so much for your thoughts, best wishes and caring.
The check should be made out to The Polish Weekly Legal Defense Fund  and sent to our mailing address:

Polish Weekly

P.O. Box 80790

Rochester, MI 48308

Time to Renew Your Subscription

For many of you this is the time to renew your subscription. The easiest way is to fill out the renewal form which is in the paper and send it in with your check to The Polish Weekly, P.O. Box 80790, Rochester, MI 48308.

You can also renew your subscription by credit card by calling us at 1-313-365-1990. Thank you.

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