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Polish Orgs in the Pacific Northwest




This site is an archive for the Seattle Polish News service. This page is kept for historical reasons only.


For current info, go to the Polish orgs page at Seattle Polish News!


Polish Organizations in Seattle

 and the Puget Sound

Polish Honorary Consul in Seattle

Polish Home Association / Towarzystwo Domu Polskiego, (206) 322-3020, President Pawel Krupa, membership form

Polish Women's Club / Koło Pań Domu Polskiego, President Barbara Augustyniak

Polish Home rental info, also see Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski for rentals contact Manager Grazyna Olejniczak


Seattle Polish Foundation, President John Golubiec, formerly Polish Home Foundation

SPF produces Polish Festival Seattle at the Seattle Center, Director Alisa Lidzbarski Lahti


Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, President Zbigniew Konofalski

SGSCA produces Seattle Polish Film Festival - Managing Director Zbyszek Pietrzyk, Artistic Director Michal Pietrzyk


UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, President Krystyna Untersteiner

UW Polish Students, President Krzysztof Suberlak


Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest, President Bohdan Raciborski


Polish Scouts (ZHP) Troup Kaszuby, meetings at the Polish Cultural Center, contact Anna Borodenko


Polish National Alliance Lodge #156 in Tacoma, (meetings at the Polish Cultural Center) president: Janina Hansen, secretary James Hicker, (253) 839-4529


Lacey Sister City Association (with Minsk Mazowiecki), President Terri Long, PO Box 5992, Lacey, WA 98509-5992, (360) 402-6522, L-MM SCA on facebook


Camas Sister-City Organization - Camas, WA has three sister towns in Poland: Morawica, Krapkowice and Zabierzów; please contact VP David Zavortink at [email protected]


Polish Club in Aberdeen, 823 W. First St.,  Aberdeen, WA 98520, [email protected], Don Norkoski (360) 532-2247

Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Seattle

The  consular territory is the entire State of Washington


Honorary Consul Teresa Indelak Davis

contact [email protected], 206-948-8064

write / call for appointment

also visit the Consulate facebook page

Polish Churches in Seattle and Tacoma

St. Margaret's Church in Seattle, Fr. Andrzej Galant S.Ch


SS. Peter and Paul Church in Tacoma, 3422 Portland Ave, Tacoma, WA;  Fr. Eugeniusz Bolda, S.Ch. (253) 507-5861




UW Polish Studies Endowment Fund, Krystyna Untersteiner, gathering funds for a Polish Chair at the UW


Polish Choir Vivat Musica, Barbara Niesulowski



Polish Language Resources

Polish organizations in Spokane, WA Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC

Polish School in Bellevue, Principal Anna Cholewinska (425) 736-1209.


Polish School in Seattle (at the Polish Cultural Center), Principal Maria Grabowska 425-271-3669


Polish School in Tacoma, at the Polish Parish (see Polish churches above), (253) 507-5861


Library at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski - books, CDs and DVDs. This is the new library upstairs, open on Friday nights from 7 pm till 8:30 pm.


Seattle Public Library - Slavic librarian Leszek Chudzinski, books, CDs, DVDs in Polish


UW Library has a big collection of Polish books, CDs and DVDs and acquires dozens each month. Please see a list of recently acquired books here. Contact Prof. Michael Biggins, Head, Slavic and East European Section.


Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington


Radio Wisła (internet streaming in Polish)


Polish Film Club OKO


Salon of Poetry in Seattle, Lena Wrozynski


Polish Choir Vivat Musica, Manager Barbara Niesulowski


Young Polanie Children Group, Manager Barbara Strutynski


Polish Book Club, Hanna Gil  - inactive since 2018

Polish community in Portland, OR. PNLB President Jadwiga Witkowska

Presentation on 100 years of Polish history in Portland


Camas Sister-City Assn. - Camas, WA (but close to Portland) has three sister cities in Poland, contact VP David Zavortink at [email protected]


Belweder - North Shore Polish Association

Polish group in Spokane, WA, contact Robert Sloma. The Spokane group has its page on facebook

Across the border in Canada

The Vancouver Chopin Society, Vancouver, BC

Canadian-Polish Society Pro Arte / Teatr Popularny, Vancouver, BC


Polish Community Center Zgoda -

Polskie Towarzystwo "Zgoda" 4015 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 4E6 Tel: 604 - 874-8620


SPK - Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantow, kolo nr.3 , 1134 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, tel. (604) 873-2821

Polish Veterans in Vancouver, BC


Polish White Eagle Hall in Victoria, BC

90 Dock Street, James Bay, Victoria, BC


POLONIA News Magazine over internet, a weekly with video-clips, Bob Kozak based in Vancouver, BC


The Cosmopolitan Review - a quarterly & website published by Alumni of Poland in the Rockies program - discontinued.


Strony - Polish language web journal in Victoria, BC


Strumien - bilingual literature journal in Western Canada


Local Polish language magazines

Polish culture events

Nasz Dom, a bilingual quarterly published by the Polish Home Association, discontinued in 2018

Życie Kolorado - in print and on the internet, frequently covers Polish community from Seattle.

Nowy Dziennik daily (NY) - now only on the internet. It does not have a local correspondent anymore.

Also see the Polish language journals mentioned above on the right, in Across the border in Canada.

Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival, since 1993, typically in October, Managing Director Zbyszek Pietrzyk, Artistic Director Michal Pietrzyk


Annual Polish Festival Seattle at the Seattle Center, since 2012 Director Alisa Lidzbarski Lahti, currently second Saturday in July


Annual Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center, since 2006, John Golubiec managing, typically second Saturday of May.


Music: Chopin Foundation of the Northwest

Discussion Clubs


Polish Film Club OKO

Polish Book Club - discontinued in 2018

Dance Club at the Polish Cultural Center in Seatte - ballroom dances (no folk dancing), meetings on Thursday nights

Polish Soccer team PKS in Seattle: contact Piotr Warczak at 206-769-3840; plays in GSSL


Tweeter & YouTube

Pacific Northwest Polish Americans

VivatMusica! on the Facebook Zbigi Przydzielski

Consulate facebook page

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles on Facebook  

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles on Twitter

Polish Consulate General on YouTube


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