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July 26 Poland: an Ambassadorís Perspective at TDA in Seattle
July 23 Polish Book Club meeting in Redmond
July 17 Mariatana del Rosario brings Moniuszko to Seattle
July 1 - Aug 31 Polish Home closes for the summer

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July 26, 8 am: Poland: an Ambassadorís Perspective at TDA in Seattle

Victor Ashe

In this talk, His Excellency Victor Ashe, the US Ambassador to Poland since June, 2004, will give his personal perspective on the current developments and activities in Poland. As the countryís joining of the European Union in May, 2004, turned out to be better than expected, Poland enjoys GDP growth in the range of 4-5%. Poland is 6th biggest EU country with the 2004 GDP estimated at over $240 billion. The meeting is organized by the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle; please note that RSVP is required.

Where: Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor (Room 4050-60) Downtown Seattle; admission $8 TDA members, $10 non-members, a continental breakfast is included in the admission price. Please register using contacts below

More: TDA site for the event http://cityofseattle.net/tda/evambassadortopoland.htm, event contact person "A" Boungjaktha (206) 389-7289

July 23: 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting in Redmond

The book for this meeting is Wszystkie jezyki swiata by Zbigniew Mentzel, published by Wyd. Znak in 2005. This multilayered novel set in Poland around 2000 but with reminiscences about growing up in the 1950s and the 1960s has all the critics raving about it.

Wszystkie jezyki swiata can be bought over the Internet from Polish bookstores such as Dom Ksiazki or borrowed from other club members, see contacts below. New members are always welcome at club meetings.


Where: meeting room #2, Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, Redmond Library;  admission free

More:  Polish Book Club for info about books Hanna Gil

July 17, 3 pm: M.ariatana del Rosario brings Moniuszko to Seattle

Stanisław Moniuszko

Soprano Mariatana del Rosario is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the winner of the Marcella Sembrich 2005 Vocal Competition and Scholarship, currently enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle. For her winnerís American tour she prepared a program that includes music of many European composers such as Berlioz, Strauss and Puccini as well as Stanislaw Moniuszko. Her Pre-Recital performance in Seattle will include the beautiful aria Gdybym rannym slonkiem (If by the Morning Sun) from Halka by Moniuszko,

Where: Our Lady of Fatima Church, 3307 West Dravus, Seattle (1 mile west of the Polish Church); admission free

More: Maria can be contacted at (206) (206) 216-5690 or at [email protected]

July 1 Ė Aug 31: Polish Home closes for the summer

The Polish Home will be closed on Friday nights from July 1 till the end of August this year. It will reopen in September.

More: www.PolishHome.org


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