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FOP Annual Picnic

FOP Chicago Lodge 7 invites all FOP members to attend their annual picnic on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at Gaelic Park.
Click HERE for flyer with more information.

PAPA 2014 Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 school year Polish American Police Association Paul S. Jankowski and Joseph T. Potasiak Memorial Scholarship Awards. The scholarship award winners will be drawn at the Annual P.A.P.A. Picnic on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The application return deadline is July 29, 2014.
Click HERE for the scholarship application.

PAPA Annual Picnic

The PAPA Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014
Click HERE for flyer with more information.

Aurelio's Pizza

Aurelio's Pizza (http://aureliospizza.com/) supports PAPA and law enforcement officers everywhere!
Click here to read a letter from Aurelio's regarding their generous contribution to our post-parade luncheon.

Best Machine and Welding

BEST MACHINE & WELDING CO., INC., is looking for a business parner. Click HERE for flyer with more information.

The 2012 PAPA Scholarship Recipients

Joseph T. Potasiak Associate Member Scholarship: Alexandra V. Brown, Northern Illinois University
Paul S. Jankowski Sworn Member Scholarship: Robert M. Serwa - Lake Forest University
Paul S. Jankowski Sworn Member Scholarship: Madeleine Klichowski - Northwestern University

Law Enforcement Positions

South Holland:

Visit www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com to pay the non-refundable application fee and to complete the online application for the position of Police Officer. The deadline to complete and confirm the online application is 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.


The applications are now available for download.Please be sure to carefully review all minimum requirements before attempting to download the application. Applications will be available from August 22, 2014 to October 17, 2014. All applications and required documents must be submitted to Selection Works prior to 2:00 p.m. on October 17, 2014 OR YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE in the testing process. You are wholly responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your application. http://stores.selectionworks.com/lemont-police-officer-application/

Richton Park:

Visit www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com to complete the Online Application for the position of Police Officer. Your online application must be confirmed no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 24, 2014.

Topinka Announces Polish Advisory Council Members

CHICAGO - Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka announced the formation of a 10-member Polish Advisory Council to consult her on matters of importance to the community and work with the Comptroller's office to address those concerns.

Specifically, Topinka announced that Polish Advisory Council members include: Anna Zolkowski Sobor, President of the Old Irving Park Association, Dr. Jozef Mazurek, President of the Polish American Medical Association of Chicago, Krysztof Hanusiak, Niles trustee and owner of Royal Kitchen and Bath Cabinets, Maria Ciesla, President of the Polish Museum of America, Stanley Jendzejec, past Vice President of the Polish National Alliance, and Tomasz Surma, President of the Polish American Police Association.

"These leaders will provide invaluable insight in further strengthening the Polish community," Topinka said. "I am grateful that they are willing to serve, and I look forward to many meaningful discussions in the months ahead."

Scheduled to meet quarterly, the volunteer Council is one of several advisory panels created by Topinka to ensure direct communication with communities throughout the state. Other Advisory Councils include: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Rural Affairs and Women. Advisory Council members come from a variety of backgrounds, geographic regions and areas of expertise.

Topinka will work with each group to propose and/or promote possible and existing legislation to advance the well-being of respective communities. For more information on the Comptroller's Office, please visit: www.illinoiscomptroller.com.

Front Row: Krysztof Hanusiak and Tomasz Surma.
Back Row: Maria Ciesla, Stanley Jendzejec, Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Dr. Jozef Mazurek, and Anna Zolkowski Sobor.
Not Pictured: Mary Anselmo, Charles Komosa, Stan Nowak, and Joan Allen Smuda.

Treasurer Dan Rutherford: Message on Polish Independence

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford took the time to write to PAPA. Here is his letter:

Dear Tom,

I wish the people of Poland the warmest wishes of success on the 93rd anniversary of the nation's independence.

Since the early days of this country, Polish people have contributed greatly to our nation. Generals Kosciuszko and Pulaski for instance, provided our revolutionary armies with training that was instrumental in beating the British and securing our own independence. Today, Polish troops fight alongside National Guard troops from Illinois and other US military units in Iraq and Afghanistan in the global war on terror.

Poles have made a lasting impact around the world as well. Since 1918, nineteen people of Polish descent have been awarded the Nobel Prize. During that same period, at least two Poles have gone on to become heads of state of other countries (Israel and The Holy See) and one of those became Pope. Poland has excelled in education as well, boasting a literacy rate of over 99 percent.

Poland has been a leader in democracy and equality too. It created the first democratic constitution of any European country and the Polish constitution is the second oldest one in history. And just recently, Polish parliament chose their first female speaker.

I am honored to be treasurer of the state with the highest concentration of Polish people outside of Poland. Throughout our shared histories, Poland has been an invaluable partner. I look forward to continued partnerships with my Polish friends to bring prosperity to our respective constituencies.

Dan Rutherford
Illinois State Treasurer

Motel 95 and Campground

John Kachka (Ret.-CPD) is extending a discount to PAPA members for lodging accomodations in Hixton, WI.
Please visit www.motel95.com for more information.

Aurora Sportsmen's Club

Save $100 on your membership to the Aurora Sportsmen's Club. Contact PAPA member Rich Adorjan at the next PAPA meeting to find out how.

The Aurora Sportsmen's Club (ASC, Inc) has been in operation for more than 60 years and is incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Illinois Corporation. The Club operates as a "Members Only" organization dedicated to training and education. It currently conducts all of its activities and programs at its new 518 acre site located just south of Waterman, Illinois. Many of the Club's activities are open to the general public.
CLICK HERE here to visit the club website or CLICK HERE for a flyer with more information

Who We Are?

The Polish American Police Association of Chicago and Illinois (P.A.P.A.) is a social and fraternal organization, founded in 1964, for Chicago Police Officers and their families who are of Polish and Slavic descent. Since then P.A.P.A. has grown beyond the City of Chicago and now encompasses members from more than 50 local, state, county and Federal law enforcement agencies within the State of Illinois and across the country. P.A.P.A. even has members who are police officers in Poland. Civilians from all communities and professions with strong ties to their heritage and/or law enforcement are welcomed as Associate members. P.A.P.A. currently has over 400 active and associate members.

P.A.P.A. activities include general membership monthly meetings, a yearly race track outing, a family picnic, participation in the Polish Constitution Day Parade and an annual dinner dance recognizing individuals whose accomplishments reflect pride in their heritage and have a positive impact on the community. Proceeds from this and other events help finance the P.A.P.A. college scholarship fund. P.A.P.A. grants three partial college scholarships to the children of its members.

P.A.P.A. is a pro active organization interested in fostering the fraternal, ethnic, cultural, educational, civic, charitable, political and professional interests of its members and the Polish-Slavic communities. P.A.P.A. provides financial and manpower support for various social service and professional organizations that provide services to the immigrant and Polish-American community.


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