Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America

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The seat of the Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America along Archer avenue just northwest of its intersection with Pulaski (picture taken before remodeling project has begun)

The Polish Highlanders Alliance of America (pl. Związek Podhalan w Ameryce Północnej) was founded in 1929 in Chicago as an organization that unites all other Góral organizations in the United States. Most of Chicago's Góral community is concentrated on Chicago's Southwest Side along Archer Avenue where the headquarters, also known as the 'Highlander Home' {Dom Podhalan" in Polish} is located.

The Highlander House is styled as a Carpathian chalet in the traditional Zakopane Style of Architecture. Located at 4808 S. Archer Avenue in Chicago, the structure underwent renovation under the eye of famed artist Jerzy Kenar in 2005. In 2012 the Highlander House was upgraded with state of the art audio and video equipment.

The Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America is a not for profit organization run by an executive board. The members of the current (2011-2014) board are:

Andrzej Gedlek - president
Karolina Walkosz-Strzelec - vice president
Michal Ploskonka- vice president of economic affairs
Jozef Cikowski - vice president of cultural affairs
Malgorzata Stopka- vice president for the East Coast
Helena Studencka - general secretary
Mateusz Staszel - financial secretary
Monika Pawlikowska - treasurer
Tomasz Radecki - marshall
Jozef Fryzlewicz- Secretary of Records (minutes)
Waclaw Pilat, Jozef Krzystyniak - standard-bearer
Wojciech Dorula, Anna Zalinska - public relations
Fr. Jacek Palica, Fr. Waclaw Lech, Fr. Bartlomiej Stanowski, Fr. Slawomir Kurc, Fr. Franciszek Florczyk chaplain
Kapelmistrz: Marek Bukowski, Wladyslaw Pawlikowski

Chicago's Góral community publishes its own quarterly newspaper "Podhalanin," in addition to transmitting radio programs such as "Gawędy", "Poezja i muzyka góralska", or "Na góralską nutę", broadcasting from WPNA 1490 AM. The Polish language Chicago area daily Dziennik Związkowy publishes a section titled The Highlander Chronicle "Kronika podhalańska".

Member organizations (circles) within the Polish Highlander Alliance of North America[edit]

  1. Jan Sabała's memorial circle
  2. Władysław Orkan's memorial circle
  3. Morskie Oko
  4. Morskie Oko - Detroit, Michigan
  5. Władysław Zamoyski's memorial circle
  6. Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer's memorial circle in Passaic, New Jersey
  7. Inactive
  8. General Galica's memorial circle
  9. Armstrong Creek, Wisconsin
  10. J. Janosik’s memorial circle
  11. Tatra Mountains Górals in Passaic, New Jersey
  12. Polish Highlanders in New York
  13. Dr. Stefan Jarosz memorial circle
  14. Tatry, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  15. Inactive
  16. Association of Polish Highlanders from Zakopane in Utica, New York
  17. Makow Podhalanski circle
  18. Giewont circle in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  19. Duch Knapczyk's memorial circle
  20. Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer’s memorial circle
  21. Czarny Dunajec
  22. Maniowy
  23. Odrowąż Podhalański (http://www.odrowazsoccer.com)
  24. Szaflary
  25. Harklowa
  26. Raba Wyżna
  27. Witów
  28. Gronków
  29. Ciche
  30. Wierchy
  31. Spytkowice
  32. Dzianisz
  33. Zakopane
  34. Maruszyna
  35. Skawa
  36. Leśnica Groń
  37. Ludźmierz
  38. Chabówka
  39. Biały Dunajec
  40. Nowy Targ
  41. Wróblówka
  42. Białka Tatrzańska
  43. Chochołów
  44. Śleboda
  45. Poronin
  46. Stare Bystre [www.starebystre.com]
  47. Ski Club “Tatry”
  48. Babia Góra
  49. Kluszkowce
  50. Pieniny
  51. Ostrowsko[disambiguation needed]
  52. Czerwienne
  53. Klikuszowa parish
  54. Kościelisko
  55. Ratułów
  56. “Podhale” Soccer Club
  57. Bukowina Tatrzańska
  58. Ząb [1]
  59. Morawczyna
  60. Małe Ciche
  61. Łopuszna
  62. Hubertus - Hunting circle
  63. Waksmund under the patronage of St. Hedwig
  64. Czarna Góra
  65. Ciche Dolne, Miętusowo parish
  66. Dębno
  67. Pieniążkowice
  68. Gliczarów Górny "Wierchowiany"
  69. Skrzypne
  70. Polish Highlanders in Arizona
  71. Nowe Bystre
  72. Ochotnica
  73. Zaskale
  74. Tylmanowa
  75. Dział
  76. Kruszów
  77. Bukowina Podszkle
  78. Zagórzanie of Mszana Dolna
  79. Florida under the patronage of Our Lady of Ludźmierz
  80. Polish Highlanders in Washington State
  81. Bustryk
  82. Piekielnik
  83. Podczerwone
  84. Giewont in Lemont
  85. Gronik
  86. TOPR
  87. Zespol Goralski "SIUMNI," Polish Highlander Folkloric Group representing Polish Highlander Alliance in Chicago (www.siumni.org and Facebook "Siumni")

and also the Brighton Park circle, Podhalan Women's Club, The Ski Club, Podhale Soccer Club.

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