Saturday, July 25, 2020

New Board Members and Poetry by Milosz on Zoom, July 29 at 7pm

We would like to inform you all about changes in our Board of Directors:

On April 25, 2020, the Board voted to add long-time club members to the Board: Barbara Nowicka as Secretary and Maria Kubal as Treasurer. Elzbieta Trybus, former SEcretary and Elzbieta Przybyla, former Treasurer will remain on the board as directors. We welcome the new Board members and thank the two Elizabeths retiring from their positions to continue working as Board members.


Maria Kubal has previously served as Board Member in 2010-2018, assisting with the organization of club events.She is a graduate  of Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice, specializing in Economics and Information Technology, with a focus on Organization of Data Processing and Accounting. After working for eight years as Economic Manager at a Corporation of Coal Industry in Rybnik, she emigrated to the U.S. where for 15 years she was the co-owner of Freightex Inc. a transport company that she managed jointly with her husband Andrzej Kubal. Since 2010 she has been a real estate investor.  An active Polish American community member, Ms. Kubal volunteered for Polish Alma Mater - Polish School in Los Angeles (1997-2007), as a member of the Parents' Committee, a co-organizer of the celebration of the sacraments of St. First Communion and Confirmation and supporter/co-organizer of children's performances and charity events for the benefit of the school - games, lunches, etc. In  2002-2012 she volunteered for Polish Folk Dance Ensemble "Podhale" and provided organizational assistance in the preparation of performances, rehearsals and  concert tours.


Barbara Nowicki has been a member of the Club for many years; she was a frequent volunteer for Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles. Born in Wloclawek, Poland, she moved to Gdansk after graduating from high school, to attend  University of Gdansk, with M.S degree in biology. In 1980 she left Poland and stayed in Germany until 1983 when she emigrated to the U.S.  She worked at the City of Hope Medical Center   as a Senior Research Associate responsible for designing, organizing and managing the Research Laboratory for the Department of Transfusion Medicine during its growth from 50 to more than 200 professionals. She participated in over 50 research protocols pertaining to the treatment of malignancies. She helped design and performed most experiments and tests related to cellular immunology techniques. In 2001, she  moved to CTL Immunotherapies Inc. in Chatsworth, California - a biopharmaceutical company specializing in cancer vaccine development where as  Associate Scientist whe was responsible for conducting research projects related to cancer vaccine development. In 2006 she accepted job offer from UCLA Medical Center -BM/Stem Cell Transplant Laboratory to manage  daily operations of stem cell processing laboratory and preparation of cellular therapy products for transplant. She currently works part time at USC Norris Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA (consultation on quality assurance). 
Polish Harvest by Mikolaj Gospodarek.


I would like to inform you that our poet friend is organizing a meeting dedicated to the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz on Zoom on Wednesday July 29 at 7 pm.  The poet's son Tony Milosz will join the group of poets who will read the poetry in English and Polish - I'm going to read something too...  The invitation by organizer Neven Karlovac and the login information is copied below.

We will hold our fall meetings in Zoom format as well - on September 12 at 11 am with London-Based poet Anna Maria Mickiewicz and on October 10 at 3 pm with three Polish Actors in Hollywood.


Dear friends and lovers of Milosz's poetry,

You are cordially invited to a Zoom evening of reading and talking about Milosz's poetry, or just listening.  Next Wednesday at 7:00 PM California time.  Please find the login information below.  Feel free to forward the invitation to your friends.  I am delighted to announce the participation of Anthony (Tony) Milosz, the poet's son and translator, who will read some poems also in Polish so we can hear the music as Czeslaw wrote it. I  hope you all will join me.  I haven't seen many of you since we celebrated Milosz's centennial in 2011 and it would be wonderful to see you again albeit online.

With warm regards,

Neven Karlovac,, 1-310-897-2096

Neven Karlovac is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Czeslaw Milosz Poetry Evening
Time: Jul 29, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 881 1576 6604    Passcode: 648530
Recommend using audio on your computer or you can call by phone:
One tap mobile +16699009128,,88115766604#,,,,,,0#,,648530# US (San Jose)
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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 881 1576 6604
Passcode: 648530


Best regards and happy summer!

Maja Trochimczyk, President

Maja Trochimczyk and Maria Kubal in Montecito, CA