A Strategy For Pac Wisconsin September 2010


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A Strategy For Pac Wisconsin September 2010

  1. 1. A strategy for PAC Wisconsin „ For future generations”
  2. 2. Do you know <ul><li>Do you know: </li></ul><ul><li>Every 10th person in Wisconsin has Polish heritage, </li></ul><ul><li>The are only 2 universities in Wisconsin with Polish programs ( M a dison and Milwaukee ) , </li></ul><ul><li>There is only 1 Polish speaking parish in Wisconsin ( Milwaukee ) , </li></ul><ul><li>There is only 1 Polish speaking school in Wisconsin ( Milwaukee ) , </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 Polish Festivals in Wisconsin ( Wisconsin Dells, Pulaski and Milwaukee ) , </li></ul><ul><li>There are Polish organi z ations in M a dison, Stevens Point, Green Bay and more in Milwaukee, </li></ul><ul><li>There is only 1 Polish language newspaper in Wisconsin ( Stevens Point ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>1. Increasing membership through membership drives and holding public events, </li></ul><ul><li>Our members: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Milwaukee Society </li></ul><ul><li>2. PAVA Post 94 </li></ul><ul><li>3. PAVA Post 3 </li></ul><ul><li>4. Pulaski Council </li></ul><ul><li>5. Polonia Sport Club </li></ul><ul><li>6. PNA Council 8 </li></ul><ul><li>7. Ameripol Society </li></ul><ul><li>8. Polish Women ’s Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>9. St . Stan's Society </li></ul><ul><li>10.New Life </li></ul><ul><li>11. Polish Heritage Society of Northeastern Wisconsin </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Wisconsin organi z atons: </li></ul><ul><li>Polish Heritage Club in M a dison , </li></ul><ul><li>Polish Women's Alliance Of America in Stevens Point, </li></ul><ul><li>The Polish Heritage Awareness Society of Central Wisconsin, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee organi z ations: </li></ul><ul><li>Polish Heritage Alliance, </li></ul><ul><li>Polanki, </li></ul><ul><li>Polish Parish . </li></ul><ul><li>2. Connecting to all Polish organizations operating in Wisconsin, </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>3. Connecting Wisconsin and Poland by increasing “Sister City partnerships,” </li></ul><ul><li>existing S ister C ity programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee- Białystok </li></ul><ul><li>Lublin WI- Lublin </li></ul><ul><li>Stevens Point-Gulcz, </li></ul><ul><li>potential S ister C ity programs : </li></ul><ul><li>Ma dison- ? </li></ul><ul><li>Green Bay-? </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin Dells-? </li></ul><ul><li>Stevens Point-? </li></ul><ul><li>Kenosha-? </li></ul><ul><li>Appleton-? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>1 . Our website e: www.pacwisconsin.com is up and running. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Face book site : Updated every day with movies, photos, and interesting articles. You can become a friend of this part! </li></ul><ul><li>3. You Tube channel: Needs movies about our Polish- Wisconsin history. We would like to title it: “We Wisconsin Poles” </li></ul><ul><li>(All components of the website, Face book site and YouTube channel are fully integrated, tested and running!) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Listserv: Serving PAC Wisconsin. If you want to receive our newsletter send us an email at: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(We estimated that whole project would cost PAC about $5,000; however, we donated our time and resources and spent only $25.) </li></ul><ul><li>What you can do to help us??? </li></ul><ul><li>Please check our we bsite and help us to promote it , </li></ul><ul><li>Check F acebook and become a friend of this site , </li></ul><ul><li>Send invitations to your fiends from F acebook, </li></ul><ul><li>Give us feedback by emailing us, </li></ul><ul><li>Email your f r iends about our site, </li></ul><ul><li>Read and get update d about us!!! </li></ul><ul><li>4. Utilizing internet resources to increase visibility for the Polish American Congress, </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>5. Promoting Poland and Polish culture in Wisconsin by showing movies like “Katyń,” </li></ul><ul><li>Screening “ Katyń ” movie in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>M a dison - 2 screening s at UW -Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee - 2 screening s at UW - M ilwaukee </li></ul><ul><li>Green Bay - 1 screening at UW -Green Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><li>Stevens Point at UW - S tevens P oint ? </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee - diff e rent university? </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>6. Promoting Polish Saturday School in Milwaukee (the only Polish school in Wisconsin), </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assesment, </li></ul><ul><li>Help from the City Milwaukee Coun c il and Wisconsin goverment, </li></ul><ul><li>Help from Polish Goverment agencies and programs, </li></ul><ul><li>Effective cooperation, </li></ul><ul><li>Extending programs??? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>7. Creating new fundraising strategies to underwrite initiatives and provide organizational support, </li></ul><ul><li>Creating the fundraising policy and group of professional people who can work on this importent issue, </li></ul><ul><li>Define possible sources for specific projects including Polish and US goverment agencies, </li></ul><ul><li>Working with private donnors, </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>8. Adapting the by-laws to allow for organizational mobility (to be able to run this organization in XXI century). Examples may include: </li></ul><ul><li>First Vice President, </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President for Public Relations (promoting us with media and VIP), </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President Membership Development, </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President for Financial Development, </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President for Veterans Affairs, </li></ul><ul><li>Correspondence Secretary, </li></ul><ul><li>PAC „Civic Achievement Award” committee , </li></ul><ul><li>Website Maintenance & Internet Training Committee, </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events Committee, </li></ul><ul><li>Sister C ity P rogram Committee , </li></ul><ul><li>By-Laws Committee  , </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>9. Advocating for the preservation of Polish documents and memorabilia and cooperating with relevant institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving our Polish Wisconsin history, do c uments, memorobilia (PAC History Committee???) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>How to be connected and involve d in PAC ? </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good ambas s ador of PAC everywhere, </li></ul><ul><li>Be involve d in PAC projects and work, </li></ul><ul><li>Check, read, and promote our website and newsletter, </li></ul><ul><li>Work on increa sing our membership (also think about your wife, husband, family, friends, co - workers , and neighbors ), </li></ul><ul><li>Call, email , and talk to us with your ideas and suggestions . </li></ul><ul><li>WE NEED YOU AND YOUR SKILLS!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit us at: www.pacwisconsin.com </li></ul>