COMMITTEE

Management Committee

President

Henry Kurylewski

Polish heritage

Born in Brisbane to post WWII Polish migrants, native fluency in Polish and English

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Awards

  • 2021: Pro Patria Medal: To honour persons especially distinguished in cultivating the memory of the struggle for the independence of the Homeland
  • 2017: National Education Commission of Poland Medal (for significant services toward Education and Youth Formation)
  • 2009: Polish Community Council of Australia Medal (for signification contributions toward Polish Culture in Australia)
  • 2003: Honorary Life Member of the Polish Association of Queensland (in recognition of outstanding service to the Polish community through the promotion of Polish Culture in Australia)
  • 2001: Polish Consul General’s Commendation (for significant contributions toward Polish Culture in Australia through PolArt 2000)
  • 1999: Queensland Multicultural Service Award (in recognition of outstanding volutary service and contribution to the promotion of multiculturism and improved community relations in Queensland)
  • 1999: Polish Consul General’s Commendation (for significant contributions toward Polish Culture in Australia through Folkloric Song and Dance)
  • 1990: Poland’s Silver Cross of Merit (for significant contributions toward Polish Culture in Australia through Language Education and Folkloric Song and Dance) 

Polish organisation represented

Polish Song & Dance Company of Brisbane “Obertas”

Henry Kurylewski

Academic qualifications

Professional Background

Vice-President

Chris Dutkowski

Polish heritage

Born in Melbourne to post WWII Polish migrants, fluent in Polish and English

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Awards

  • 2019: Polish Community Council of Australia Medal (for significant contributions toward Polish Culture in Australia) 

Polish organisation represented

Polish Scouting Association Z.H.P in Australia – ZHP

Chris Dutkowski

Academic qualifications

Professional Background

Secretary

Waldek Duda

Polish heritage

Born, university qualified and professionally trained in Poland; native fluency in Polish and English

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Polish organisation represented

”Kościuszko” Polish Association, Darra

Waldek Duda

Academic qualifications

Professional Background

Vice-Secretary

Jason Mordacz

Polish heritage

Born in Brisbane to post WWII Polish migrants

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Polish organisation represented

”Kościuszko” Polish Association, Darra

Jason Mordacz

Professional Background

Treasurer

Anna Sierkiewicz

Polish heritage

Born in Tczew, Poland, emigrated to Australia in 1984, fluent in English and Polish

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Polish organisation represented

Koło Przyjaciół Harcerstwa “Pomorze”

Anna Sierkiewicz

Academic qualifications

Professional Background

Vice-Treasurer

Darren Koropatwa

Polish heritage

Born in Parczew, Poland, to Polish parents, emigrated to Australia as a child in 1971, fluent in English and Polish

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Polish organisation represented

Polish Song and Dance Group “Wisła”

Darren Koropatwa

Academic qualifications

Professional Background

Public Relations Officer

Eliza Hess

Polish heritage

Born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland; native fluency in Polish and English; emigrated to Australia as a child under the refugee migrant program in 1982

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Polish organisation represented

Polish-Australian Creative Club

Eliza Hess

Academic qualifications

Professional Background

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