To: Dr. Barbara Borzuchowska Andersen
Director of Research, Washington Office, Polish American
From: Susanne Lotarski, President, Washington Metropolitan Area
Subject: Congratulations on Impressive PAC Exhibit at U.S. Congressional
Congratulations on putting together and hosting another outstanding PAC
exhibit at the U.S. Capitol for Members of Congress and their staffs.
The PAC’s exhibit, “Beautiful Polish American Minds,” was without doubt
the best of the more than two dozen exhibits. The posters you prepared
adeptly took advantage of the theme of this year’s “Taste America”
event, “Beautiful Minds,” to feature the contributions of almost 200
Polish Americans, including 8 Nobel Prize winners. Many of the hundreds
of visitors were surprised and impressed to learn that so many of these
people were Polish Americans. This led them to be interested in the
Polish American Congress and pick up the various brochures and materials
about the PAC. You also did a fantastic job of engaging them in
conversation and explaining our mission.
The assortment of books, videos, cd’s, pens, puzzles, and other
“goodies,” as well as the Polish beer and chocolates also were a huge
draw, and along with the print out of the posters sent people home with
much to help them learn about Polish American contributions.
Poland’s Ambassador, Robert Kupiecki, said he was very impressed by the
exhibition and expressed his desire to feature the presented information
on the Embassy’s website.
I know that producing this, as well as getting sponsors to fund and
support it, is a huge job. But the publicity for the PAC and promotion
of our good name was certainly well worth the effort. Sincere
appreciation to you and your interns.