WELCOME TO THE POLISH-AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY IN CHICAGO
25th Anniversary of Polish Medical Society in Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania, September 18-20, 2015
On the 11th of May of this year, the Polish Medical Association of Lithuania (PMSL) celebrated its 25th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, PMSL and the Federation of Polish Medical Organizations Abroad organized an International Medical Conference, “History of Medicine in Vilnius,” on the days of September 18-20th. The organizational committee was headed by PMSL President, Dr. Daniel Lipski, Vice-president, Dr. Barbara Komarovska, President of the Federation of Polish Medical Organizations Abroad, Dr. Marek Rudnicki, and Vice-president of the Federation, Dr.Bronislawa Siwicka.
The conference was attended by academic faculty members from several Medical Universities in Poland and Lithuania, medical doctors, and dentists, members of the Federation of Polish Medical Organizations, as well as medical historians from numerous countries, amounting to a total of 140 participants. Of these participants, 80 were from Poland, 8 from Germany, 1 from England, 5 from Belarus, 2 from Sweden, 1 from Denmark, 5 from Moldova, and 8 from the USA. Our Polish American Medical Society in Chicago was represented by President Dr. Kornelia Krol, Dr. Joanna Rudnicka, Dr. Marek Rudnicki, Dr.Jozef Mazurek, Dr. Adam Cios, Dr Alicja Lisak and Dr. Grazyna Orawiec.
The inauguration ceremony was honored by a beautiful musical performance by Ewelina Saszenko and Zbigniew Lewicki.
On September 14, 2015, Medicover Hospital in Warsaw, Poland celebrated the opening of its American Clinic. Medicover is the leading private healthcare provider in Central and Eastern Europe. The hospital in Warsaw offers the highest quality of care, and has earned the Distinguished International Hospital Award. This honor recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated incredible experience of care and treatment of international patients.
The new American clinic is open in partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine and PAMS. The goal of this clinic is to continue providing the highest quality of medical care in an English speaking setting. Dr. Kornelia Krol, President of PAMS, and Agata Turowski, Physician Liaison working for Medicover and University of Chicago, are pictured at the clinic’s opening with the hospital’s medical director, Tucson Dunn, and Professor Mirsolaw Dziuk, the clinic’s head physician. Agata’s role will be to work with Chicago area physicians in referring any interested patients for treatment in Warsaw.
For more information about Medicover Hospital please visit the hospital online: https://www.medicover.pl/hospital/
For any questions about this partnership, or about patient referrals, please contact:
Agata Turowski, MHSA
Consultant, International Programs
The University of Chicago Medicine
Mobile: (312) 217-8050
W dniach 12 i 13 września 2015 r. odbył się IV Turniej Tenisa Ziemnego „Dziennikarze vs. Lekarze”. Organizatorem turnieju był prezes Klubu Sportowego “Bronek” ZLP w Chicago dr Bronisław Orawiec.
Turniej przeprowadzono na kortach tenisowych w Lions Park w Prospect Heights w stanie Illinois. Meczom towarzyszyła piękna, słoneczna pogoda. W sobotę 12 września 2015 odbyły się gry pojedyncze, natomiast w niedzielę 13 września – gry podwójne. Kapitanem drużyny „Dziennikarzy” był red. Piotr Dąbrowski, a kapitanem drużyny „Lekarzy” – dr Bronisław Orawiec. Kapitanowie odpowiedzialni byli za selekcję oraz rozstawienie zawodników w swoich drużynach. W drużynie „Dziennikarzy” w grach pojedynczych i podwójnych pań zagrały: Agnieszka Szuba oraz Dominika Miks (obie z Progress for Poland) a w drużynie męskiej znaleźli się: Piotr Dąbrowski (Progress for Poland), Dariusz Wiśniewski (radio Horyzonty1490 AM), Tadeusz Szmelter (radio Polski FM), Sławomir Sobczak (Polsat TV oraz Meritum, który przybył na turniej z Krakowa), Andrzej Jarmakowski (Progress for Poland), Michał Garlicki (Polsat TV), Kamil Faruzel (Progress for Poland) i Rafał Muskała (radio Deon). W drużynie „Lekarzy” wystąpili: Halina Anioł (pediatria), Anna Gopaniuk (nefrologia), Barbara Karpiuk (dentystyka) oraz w drużynie męskiej: Bronisław Orawiec (kardiologia), Sławomir Puszkarski (psychiatria), Piotr Włodarczyk (dentystyka), Roman Marszałek (dentystyka) oraz Henryk Roztoczyński (medycyna rodzinna).
W grach pojedynczych pań Dominika Miks wygrała z Barbarą Karpiuk 6:1, 6:1 oraz Agnieszka Szuba z Anną Gopaniuk 6:0, 6:1. W meczach singlowych panów zanotowano bardzo ciekawe, trwające ponad dwie godziny trzysetowe mecze pomiędzy Romanem Marszałkiem a Andrzejem Jarmakowskim, zakończony wynikiem 6:3, 3:6, 6:3 dla R. Marszałka, oraz pomiędzy Sławomirem Sobczakiem a Piotrem Włodarczykiem, 3:6, 6:3, 6:3 dla S. Sobczaka. Bardzo dobry mecz rozegrali także Bronisław Orawiec i Dariusz Wiśniewski (pierwsze rakiety obydwu drużyn). Wynik pojedynku 6:2, 6:0 dla B. Orawca. Sławomir Puszkarski pokonał Tadeusza Szmeltera 6:0, 6:1, a Michał Garlicki wygrał z Henrykiem Roztoczyńskim 6:0, 6:0.
Mecze gier podwójnych miały również niezwykle interesujący przebieg. Para lekarska B. Orawiec i S. Puszkarski wygrała z parą dziennikarzy K. Faruzel i A. Jarmakowski (6:3, 6:2), a para lekarska R. Marszałek i H. Roztoczyński pokonała parę R. Muskata i P. Dąbrowski wynikiem 6:2, 6:2. Wsród pań para dziennikarska A. Szuba i D. Miks zwyciężyła z parą lekarską H. Anioł i A. Gopaniuk 6:0, 6:1.
Prestiżowa konfrontacja polonijnych dziennikarzy i lekarzy zakończyła się w tym roku remisem 5 – 5. Dziennikarze wygrali cztery mecze singlowe oraz jeden mecz deblowy, natomiast lekarze wygrali trzy mecze singlowe i dwa mecze deblowe. Wszystkie poprzednie trzy turnieje wygrywali lekarze.
Turniej przebiegał podobnie jak trzy poprzednie, w wyjątkowo miłej, towarzyskiej atmosferze. Zakończenie odbyło się w domu Orawców w Northbrook, na które przybyło wielu specjalnych gości, m.in. prezes Fundacji Kultury Tatrzańskiej w Chicago Bogdan Ogórek, były prezes Polsko-Amerykańskiej Izby Gospodarczej Henryk Kaźmierczak z żona Lidią, red. Polsat TV oraz Meritum Sławomir Sobczak, red. Tygodnika Podhalańskiego Miłosz Sowa i in. Organizator dr B. Orawiec podziękował wszystkim uczestnikom za udział w turnieju oraz za prawdziwie sportową postawę i wspaniałą, pełną pasji walkę o każdy punkt. Podkreślił, że turniej ten przejdzie do historii sportu polonijnego jako czwarty turniej „Dziennikarze vs. Lekarze” i wyraził nadzieję, że turniej ten będzie organizowany każdego roku z coraz większą ilością zawodników. Kapitanowie drużyn otrzymali okazałe puchary.
Na zakończenie B. Orawiec zaprosił wszystkich na kolejne imprezy organizowane przez Klub Sportowy „Bronek” ZLP. Po części oficjalnej nastąpiła bardzo miła część towarzyska z poczęstunkiem dla uczestników turnieju, przygotowanym przez organizatora.
The largest business meeting in Central Europe was held in Krynica–Zdroj, Poland from September 8-10, 2015. Participants included more them 3,000 guests, who represented over 60 countries from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Among them, the forum welcomed presidents from several EU countries, commissioners, CEO’s of large international corporations, as well as leaders from different social, cultural and professional organizations.
President of PAMS, Dr. Kornelia Krol, was invited to attend the forum by “Stowarzyszenie Wspolnota Polska.” She was honored to participate in the discussion forum “How to achieve success abroad and to inspire others in Poland.” Fellow participants in this panel included: Halina Csucs, member of the Hungarian Parliament, Marek Patecki, owner of KIA Motors in Poland, Janusz Mroczka, Stowarzyszenie Wspolnota Polska, and representatives from Polbusiness in Ireland.
Dr. Krol discussed the many differences between graduate and postgraduate medical training in Poland in comparison to the United States. Additionally, she was asked about recent healthcare industry changes in America. Dr. Krol also described recent projects started by PAMS this year, including successfully establishing a medical subspecialty fellowship training program at The University of Chicago for a urologist from Poland. This project is sponsored by PAMS, Kosciuszko Foundation, and Stowarzyszenie Wspolnota Polska.
Finally, Dr. Krol discussed PAMS’ role and involvement with other areas of cooperation between Medical Institutions in Poland and the United States. Most recently, PAMS facilitated cooperation between Medicover Hospital in Warsaw and The University of Chicago Medicine. As a result, the Medicover American Clinic opened last month in Warsaw.
PAMS was invited to Krynica next year to participate in forum discussions pertaining to Health Care industry issues in Poland.
On Sunday, August 16th, 2015, PAMS members and their families gathered together for our annual Family Picnic, organized by doctors Beata Danek and Katarzyna Kusz. Festivities took place at the Jack & Lydia Resort, in Lake Villa, Illinois. There was a record attendance of over 100 people hanging around until dark, enjoying beautiful weather in beautiful surroundings, and taking so much needed time off from our busy professional lives.
Music was courtesy of the band, Second Opinion, staffed by our PAMS doctors, Dr Tucci and Dr Niekrasz, and it made our time even more special. There was dancing, there was wine, and there was yummy polish food, made by our hosts – Jack & Lydia. Their welcoming, warm attitude made this event very laid back and relaxing.
Some of us played beach volleyball, while others enjoyed pedal boats on Deep Lake, which is attached to the resort. Others were having fun mingling and goofing around with old and new friends.
We also had a moment of silence in memory of our beloved friend, Ewa Buch, who suddenly passed away recently. We all gathered together to take a group photo with smiling faces in honor of Ewa’s everlasting smile, positive attitude, and tremendous contribution to our society.
Later, there was a bonfire and singing along with guitar and accordion tunes. There was dancing, even on the table, by some of our brave members, including our president, Dr. Kornelia Krol.
Overall, it was another very successful gathering. We had several new members join us for the picnic, helping us to continue to grow stronger to make a difference and support each other.
Uprzejmie informuję i zapraszam na XXIV Polonijne Mistrzostwa Lekarzy w Tenisie Ziemnym, które odbędą się w dniach 23, 26, 29, 30 sierpnia oraz 2, 5 i 6 września 2015 r. na kortach tenisowych przy Wheeling High School (podobnie jak w latach ubiegłych).
I would like to inform you as well as invite you to the XXIV PAMS Tennis Tournament that will take place on the 23, 26, 29, and 30 of August and the 2, 5, and 6 of September, 2015 at the Wheeling High School Tennis Courts (in the same location as last year).
Registration and start: Aug. 23, 2015 (Sunday), 1:00 PM
Match days: 23, 26, 29, 30 of Aug. and 2, 5, 6 Sept.
Patronage: The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago
Entry Fee: 45$
Bronisław Orawiec, MD
It is with immense sadness and love that everyone in the Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago is saying good-bye to a special person – a great friend, colleague and Member of the Board of the Polish-American Medical Society, Dr. Ewa Kiljańska-Buch.
Dr. Buch was a graduate of Warsaw Medical Academy and of the Anesthesiology Residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Specializing in pediatric anesthesiology, she was a greatly respected Attending Physician at the Condell Hospital in Libertyville, Illinois, for over forty years until her recent retirement. She was known in the Polish émigré community in the Chicago area as a generous, fun-loving friend, excellent physician and avid traveler. She and her husband Roman Buch were wonderful hosts to many picnics and gatherings at their Libertyville estate, as well as favorite guests as participants of other events – warm-hearted and full of joie de vivre. At the Polish-American Medical Society, for over thirty years, Ewa’s enthusiasm and involvement with organizing numerous events were a shining example of dedication to our common goal.
Ewa’s passing creates an enormous void in the work of the Polish-American Medical Society and leaves all her friends with a heavy sense of grief. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family in this time of mourning. The memory of Ewa Buch will always live in our hearts.
Serdecznie zapraszamy na doroczny PIKNIK RODZINNY Zwąizku Lekarzy Polskich, który odbędzie się w niedziele 16-go sierpnia od 12:00-5:00.
We would kindly like to invite you to our yearly PAMS family picnic that will take place on sunday August 16th from 12:00-5:00.
Jack & Lydia’s Resort,
38610 N. Edgewood St, Lake Villa, Il
W programie – in the program:
- Pieczony świniak – roasted pig
- Hulanki i swawole – fun and games
- Jezioro-łowienie ryb, pływanie, kajaki – lake, fishing, swimming, kayaking
- Zabawy dla dzieci – Games for kids
- Dobra Muzyka – Good music
- Siatkówka – Volleyball
A co najważniejsze – spotkanie z przyjaciółmi
And most importantly – meeting with friends
RSVP – email@example.com do 8/14/2015
The time has come to give with PRIDE and JOY!
Each year, during the month of June, PAMS distributes scholarships to young and promising future physicians of Polish decent from the Chicago area. Thanks to the immense success of our charity Physician’s Ball, which took place this past February, PAMS was able to increase the number of recipients from 11 to 15!
On June 28th, 2015 Dr. Radwanska (The Director of the PAMS Scholarship Committee) distributed 2015 scholarship diplomas and checks; a total of $15.000 in scholarships was awarded. Scholarships were also funded by the Dr. Rytel and Dr. Cebulski Funds, as well as by Alan Krashesky – the MC of this year’s Physician’s ball, who donated his honorarium to PAMS educational funds.
The Dr. Rytel scholarship went to Michael Grzeskowiak, a student at Loyola University. This was Michael’s second time receiving this award. The Dr. Cebulski scholarship went to another second-time recipient: Daniel Michalik.
The Krashesky awards were given to four pre-medical graduates for their outstanding achievements: Emil Klosowiak (for innovation), Aleksandra Rojek (research), Joanna Tomaszewska (leadership), and Iwona Zajkowski (community service).
The remaining PAMS scholarships were awarded to Kamil Cieply (Lublin), Zuzanna Cieszkowska (Wroclaw), Magdalena Harasimowicz (Loyola) , Adrianna Janowicz (Des Moins), Jan Morawski (Poznan), Patryk Osak (Indianapolis), Ewa Socik (Rush), and Lukasz Zborek (Krakow).
This year’s meeting was attended by over 100 PAMS members and their guests who came to congratulate our awardees and also to listen to Dr. Król’s report on the growth and achievements of PAMS. Over the past two years, Dr. Król has tirelessly been representing Chicago Polish physicians, in both Chicago and Poland.
The evening was concluded with a presentation on professional insurance by MedMal Direct, who also sponsered the refreshments.
Bravo Dr. Król for organizing and hosting another successful PAMS event that beautifully presented the Polish American Medical Society and its charitable endeavors. We hope that the younger generations of physicians and students will follow in our footsteps!
Evelina Worwag, MD, Secretary
President Kornelia Król, MD was an honorary guest at Poznań University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) this May. During her stay, Dr. Król spoke to PUMS students on the residency application process in the United States, visited many of Pozań’s new academic structures, and was asked to be the official commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2015.
On May 30th, Dr. Król presented her speech titled “Considering your options before the MATCH” at an event organized by the North American Student Government (NASG). The event was held at the PUMS library and was attended by some of this year’s PAMS Scholarship recipients: Marc Dziuba from Glenview, IL and Jan Morawski from Milwaukee, WI.
Two days later, during the PUMS 2015 Graduation Ceremony, Dr. Król eloquently emphasized the immense responsibility associated with the title Medical Doctor and inspired the graduating class to be positive leaders amongst future colleagues. This year, 47 students graduated from the 4-year MD program, 59 students from the 6-year MD program, 36 students from the DDS program, 6 students from the Pharmacy program, and 10 students from the Physical Therapy program. The graduating class represented 17 different countries and spoke 16 different languages. Fourty-six were citizens of the United States, and 16 from Canada. The ceremony was also attended by Vice-President Prof. Grzegorz Oszkinis, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of Medical Faculty I Prof. Ryszard Marciniak, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Lucjusz Zaprutko, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Włodzimierz Samborski, M.D., Ph.D., as well as Vice-Deans of respective faculties and Associate Deans of the Center of Medical Education in English.
After the ceremony, Dr. Król met with the heads of the university to discuss the fate of PUMS graduates returning to the United States. Professor Oszkinis proudly shared PUMS’ new approach to helping students tackle the USMLE exams. Currently, PUMS provides a full Kaplan prep course as well as NBME exams (USMLE-like exams) for all of the core subjects. These additions to the standard curriculum have significantly improved pass rates.
Dr. Król concluded her stay by visiting some of PUMS’ main structures. She saw the Didactic Center, the ‘Karolek’ student dorms, The Medical Biology Center, and The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at the University Hospital of Medical Sciences. She also visited the new Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Center founded by our very own, honorary PAMS member, Professor Jadwiga Roguska. This impressive project was funded entirely by the Roguska-Kyts Foundation.
Marta Worwag, MD
On June 6th, 2015, George and Slava Swiderski hosted the 2nd Annual Guatemala City Fundraiser at their residence in Palatine, IL. Dr. Marian Olpinski, a pediatrician and member of PAMS, and his wife, Barbara, organized this wonderful charity mission to build homes for impoverished families.
The event was attended by PUMS members: Dr. Ewa Radwanska, Dr,Maria Siemionow, Dr. Kornelia Krol, Dr Jagoda Samulak, Dr. Malgorzarta Paterek and Drs. Lastowiecki. Donations were made directly or by purchasing lottery tickets. PAMS strongly supports this cause and has been regularly donating to the Beyond the Walls Foundation for the past 3 years.
During the fundraiser, Dr. Olpinski shared photos from last year’s mission trip. Thanks to our contributions, a family of 8 now shares a safe home in Guatemala City.
PAMS would like to sincerely thank Dr. Olpinski and Barbara for organizing these trips and fighting for this beautiful cause.
25th Anniversary of Polish Medical Society in Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania, September 18-20, 2015
On the 11th of May of this year, the Polish Medical Association of Lithuania (PMSL) celebrated its 25th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, PMSL and the Federation of Polish Medical Organizations Abroad organized an International Medical Conference, “History of Medicine in Vilnius,” on the days of September 18-20th. The organizational committee was headed by PMSL President, Dr. Daniel Lipski, Vice-president, Dr. Barbara Komarovska, President of the Federation of Polish Medical Organizations Abroad, Dr. Marek Rudnicki, and Vice-president of the Federation, Dr.Bronisława Siwicka.
The conference was attended by academic faculty members from several Medical Universities in Poland and Lithuania, medical doctors, and dentists, members of the Federation of Polish Medical Organizations, as well as medical historians from numerous countries, amounting to a total of 140 participants. Of these participants, 80 were from Poland, 8 from Germany, 1 from England, 5 from Belarus, 2 from Sweden, 1 from Denmark, 5 from Moldova, and 8 from the USA. Our Polish American Medical Society in Chicago was represented by President Dr. Kornelia Krol, Dr. Joanna Rudnicka, Dr. Marek Rudnicki, Dr.Jozef Mazurek, Dr. Adam Cios, Dr Alicja Lisak and Dr. Grażyna Orawiec.
The inauguration ceremony was honored by a beautiful musical performance by Ewelina Saszenko and Zbigniew Lewicki.
The topics for the two days of lectures revolved around the history of medicine in Vilnius and the presentation of distinguished researchers from various time periods associated with the University of Stefan Batory in Vilnius. Of great interest, was the lecture presented by Dr. Dariusz Zybort, “Doctors at the Vilnius Rossa – in memoriam.” To this day, the gravesites of many accomplished professors and doctors from the University can still be found at the historic Rossa cemetery, founded in 1769 in Vilnius. The Polish Medical Association in Lithuania is undertaking the restoration and preservation of historically valuable gravestones of doctors at the Rossa cemetery in order to preserve their legacy, as well as to prevent the destruction of a landmark so important to Polish history.
The organizers of the event put forth great effort into guaranteeing the participants other attractions outside of the many interesting lectures. For example, many participants attended a wonderful banquet and, most importantly, a tour of the beautiful capitol of Lithuania. Numerous city tours with guides speaking both Polish and English enabled the participants to admire the city and see its historical treasures.
Vilnius has been a city on the crossroads of cultures. Over the years, it has been claimed by Lithuanians, Poles, Russians and Jews alike. In 1994, the Old Town of Vilnius-with its unique architectural mixture of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism- was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three and a half square kilometers in size, it is the largest old town in all of Eastern Europe. The old town’s treasures include over 20 Eastern Baroque-style churches. The narrow, cobblestone streets may seem quiet at first, yet you only have to step inside any of the tiny cafes or shops of the old town to experience the unique spirit of the city. One of the defining characteristics of the city is Uzupis, a district often referred to as the Montmarte of Vilnius, where many artists, actors, intellectuals and students reside. On All Fools Day 1997, the independent Republic of Uzupis was declared, the republic even wrote a constitution, comprised of 41 articles pronouncing, among other things, a dog’s right to be a dog, and man’s right – but not obligation – to die.”
The conference “History of Medicine in Vilnius” provided its participants with an understanding of the foundation and operation of the Polish Medical Society in Lithuania. We learned that the organization was called into existence in response to a real need for bringing organized medical care to Polish inhabitants of Vilnius and the surrounding areas during that time. Today, the 115 members of the organization take part in charitable work aimed at increasing and maintaining the general health of the Polish population, including promoting health education through Polish language newspapers and radio shows. After regaining independence in 1991, and joining the European Union in 2004, as well as the opening of various forms of cooperation with Poland, the situation in Lithuania has allowed for a favorable environment for youth of Polish descent seeking medical education. The PMSL activities include the organizing of medical school preparatory courses. Of the 105 students who have taken the courses, thus far, over 90% have been admitted to universities. Thanks to friendly Polish-Lithuanian relations at the national level, Polish medical doctors in Lithuania have opportunities to raise their professional qualifications, as well as take part in work placements and conferences.
Friends from the PMSL, congratulations on 25 years of fine work and thank you for organizing such a wonderful conference!
Written by: Alicja Lisak, MD
Kornelia Krol, M.D
Thousands of spectators came downtown to watch the Polish Constitution day parade. The weather was perfect, and the participants were prepared to impress with their painted faces, ethnic costumes, polish music, and energetic demonstration of Polish pride.
The day started at 9 am with the raising of the polish flag on the Daley Plaza. Many highly rank Chicago officials were in attendance. Red and white colors took over Dearborn Street as members of Polonia’s many organizations, schools and clubs proudly demonstrated their patriotism. Over 30 members climbed onto our float and proudly represented PAMS. Spectators pleasantly welcomed us with energetic cheers and applause. Some of us even had a chance to meet the parade’s Marshall: the legendary Duke Coach, Mike Krzyzewski.
After the parade, a group of physicians walked over to Chopin Park near the intersection of Michigan and 11th Street and enjoyed a wonderful reenactment of the signing of the polish constitution. Chopin Park has officially been dedicated to the polish American community of Chicago and will be home to a replica of the Chopin statue located in Łazienki Park, Warsaw, Poland.
The day concluded with a visit to the Polish Consulate (invited guests only). Consul Paulina Kapuścinka organized this evening’s celebration of Polonia, which has become an official Polish holiday established by Polish government. Mrs. Kapuścinska presented awards to distinguished Polonia activists including our own Dr. Marek Rudnicki, who received Odznakę Honorową Rzecznika Praw Obywateldkich za zasługi dla ochrony praw człowieka. Barbara Cooper, a friend of PAMS and auxiliary member, was awarded with the Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Zasługi RP.
The cherry on top of this emotional evening was an extremely talented coloratura soprano, Ms. Marlena Dzis, who delightfully presented and elegantly sang many classic Polish songs by Chopin and Moniuszko.
I am sincerely grateful to the PAMS members who joined us on this memorable day.
Evelina Worwag, M.D.
Secretary of PAMS
Foto: W. Łysiński, B. Orawiec
W niedzielę 15 lutego 2015 r. na stoku Wilmot Mt. w stanie Wisconsin zostały rozegrane XXIV Polonijne Mistrzostwa Lekarzy w Narciarstwie Alpejskim. Honorowy patronat nad Mistrzostwami sprawował Konsulat Generalny Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w Chicago z Panem Konsulem Robertem Rusieckim na czele. Imprezę zorganizował honorowy prezes Związku Lekarzy Polskich w Chicago dr Bronisław Orawiec.
Wśród pań zwyciężyła Halina Anioł, drugą lokatę zajęła Beata Budziakowska.
W kategorii starszej panów triumfował Bronisław Orawiec, II miejsce zdobył Marek Rudnicki, III lokatę zajął Henryk Roztoczyński. W grupie młodszej panów zwyciężył Paweł Poncza, II miejsce zdobył Andrzej Gacek, III – Jerzy Fisher, a na IV pozycji uplasował się Robert Budziakowski.
Należy wspomnieć, że najlepszą sportsmenką w roku 2014 wśród pań po raz dziewiąty została dr Halina Anioł, a wśród panów po raz dwudziesty drugi – dr Bronisław Orawiec. Puchary dla sportowców roku zgodnie z wieloletnią tradycją Klubu zostały wręczone na 65. Balu Lekarzy, który odbył się w Hotelu Ritz Carlton 31 stycznia 2015 r.
Bezpośrednio po zawodach miało miejsce uroczyste zakończenie Mistrzostw w Iron Kettle Banquet Facility. Prowadzący imprezę dr Orawiec powitał wszystkich zawodników, rodziny i sympatyków Klubu, gorąco podziękował Konsulatowi RP za wieloletni patronat nad zawodami, a także przedstawicielom z Midwest Vein Clinic za sponsorowanie imprezy. Złożył gratulacje zwycięzcom i życzenia dalszych sukcesów sportowych oraz wszelkiej pomyślności w życiu wszystkim uczestnikom Mistrzostw.
Okazałe trofea w postaci pucharów i medali najlepszym zawodnikom w poszczególnych grupach oraz Puchary Przechodnie Klubu Sportowego “Bronek” ZLP wręczył organizator wspólnie z dr. Haliną Anioł oraz dr. Piotrem Brukaszem.