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

Secretary

Stan Macionis

Polish heritage

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

Involvement in the Polish community to date

Awards

  • Centenary Medal – for ‘distinguished service to the health industry’
  • Australian Defence Medal – service in the Army Reserve 1969-76, retired rank 2nd Lieutenant

Polish organisation represented

”Polonia” Polish Association of Queensland Inc.

Stan Macionis

Academic qualifications

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

In addition to the elected Management Committee:

  • the President or official Leader of each Member Organisation enters the FPOQ Management Committee ex officio
  • if the President or official Leader cannot fulfil their duties as part of the FPOQ Management Committee then a representative can be nominated by the Member Organisation
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