Message from 2015 Miss Polonia

Magdalena Strzeciwilk

The year 2015 was a fantastic year for me as your Miss Polonia. It was marked with significant achievements in both my personal life, as well, in the life of our Staten Island Community. Being crowned your Miss Polonia has been a wonderful experience that allowed me to express my Polish heritage and individuality.

Throughout the year, I have been involved in working with the Polish American Scouting Organization, called Gromada Zuchowa “Krokusy”, established with the initiative of the PulMagdalena-graduation 104042016aski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island, Polish Supplementary School and my mentors the Troop Leader, Druhna Jolanta Opach and the Scoutmistress, Druhna Mary Bielski. As a member of the Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island and the liaison between these two organizations, I shared my Saturdays between meetings or zbiórki of Zuchy and my Lacrosse team at Tottenville High School. Along with Druhna Jola, I cherish my time with the girls and boys of our Parish, teaching them—through various activities—the values of patriotism, voluntarism, respect for people and for the environment and the love for all cultures and traditions.

Another wonderful achievement of this past year, which offered me a satisfying memorable experience, was being a part of a winning team, as I volunteered at the office of District Attorney Michael McMahon.

My academic year was even more hectic, as I applied to colleges, ranging from Ivy League schools such Yale and Cornell, to private universities like Northeastern and Boston “U”, the Bard and the Occidental, even Berkley College in California. State universities such as Binghamton were also on my list. I am proud say that I was accepted into most of them. At the present time, I am still undecided as to which one, I will be attending. I am confident that I will make the best choice. I would like to use this opportunity to tell all the girls of my age and their parents—that academic achievement is not the only criteria that schools take under consideration when choosing their students. Voluntary work, dedication to their high school, the community, and the borough are major factor in the selection process.

I am grateful to the office of District Attorney Michael McMahon and to the Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island for sending such wonderful letters of recommendation acknowledging all of my work. I would also like to offer a special thanks to the amazing ladies of the Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island Marie Costa, Eva Morris and Jennifer Costa, who have been such an inspiration to me as well as, my Troop Leader from Gromada Zuchowa “Krokusy”, Drużynowa Jolanta Opach. I will truly appreciate all that they have done, to help me become the responsible young lady I am toMagdalena-graduation04042016day…  These women have shown me how to be strong, mature and self sacrificing, as I make my way to college.

Last but not the least; I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my parents who have sacrificed so very much for me. They have always been there to encourage me, to set the highest standards, in everything I do.  The love and support I get from them, my brother Kasper, my grandmas, my uncle Andrzej, his wife and children give me great confidence, even when things seem to be impossible to achieve.

It is my hope that more young women of Polish descent will join and become active members of the Pulaski Day Parade Committee and share in promoting the Polish-American Community on Staten Island.  Together we are strong, smart, visible and more beautiful.

Thank you once again members of the Pulaski Day Parade Committee, for the honor to serve as your 2015 Miss Polonia. It truly was a memorable year that I will always cherish.




2016 Marshal’s Ball

2016 Marshal’s Ball Invitation


Roman Strzeciwilk

Saturday April 9th, 2016, 7-11pm

The Crystal Room
67 Olympia Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305, tel. 718-447-8926

Featuring the Simone Band


$75 – Adults, $50 – youth 13-18 yrs, $30 – children 12 and under

Price includes 4 hr. Open bar

Ticket reservation and more information contact:

Bożena Niebrzydowski: 917-371-5474; Hanna Plata: 718-314-4028;




Roman Strzeciwilk.

And Miss Polonia 2016

To be presented at the Marshal’s Ball

Friday April 9, 2016


Attach a copy of your journal ad information or enclose a business card copy


Journal Advertising Rates: CIRCLE ONE

Inside front cover $300
Inside back cover $300
Back cover $400
Gold page $200 $250 with picture
Silver page $150 $200 with picture
Full page $100 $150 with picture
Half page $50 $75 with picture
Quarter page $25



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Total Due: $………………

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Please make checks payable to:

Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island Inc.

and mail to:

Hinda Sledziewski
766 Delafield Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310

For tickets and Journal Ads please contact Hinda Sledziewski at 347-981-1504 or e-mail at

Komitet Parady Pułaskiego na Staten Island

zaprasza na

Doroczny Bal Marszałka Staten Island

9 kwietnia, 2016 roku

Godz.: 7-11pm

The Crystal Room
(67 Olympia Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305, tel. 718-447-8926)


W tym roku tytułem Marszałka Komitetu Parady Pułaskiego na Staten Island uhoronowany zostanie wieloletni działacz naszej organizacji, Roman Strzeciwilk.

Ważną częścią programu będzie prezentacja Miss Polonia i Junior Miss Staten Island.

Zapraszamy dziewczęta w wieku 16-21 lat i 6-12 lat do uczestnictwa w konkursie.

Będzie nas zabawiać Simone Band – wspaniały polski zespół złożony z profesjonalnych muzyków

W tym ważnym dla naszej lokalnej Polonii wydarzeniu oczekujemy ponad 100 ludzi. Jak co roku liczymy szczególnie na Parafian Kościoła Św. Stanisława Kostki.

W cenie biletu ($75 – dorośli;  $50 – młodzież w wieku 12-18 lat; $30 – dzieci) zapewniamy przednią muzykę, otwarty bar, upominki do wygrania i uroczysty biuletyn.

Prosimy o jak najszybsze zgłoszenia.

Kontakt w sprawie rezerwacji i zakupu biletów:

Bożena Niebrzydowski: 917-371-5474; Hanna Plata:718-314-4028

Kontakt w sprawie ogłosze do Biuletynu:

Hinda Śledziewski: 347-981-1504 (

2016 membership dues

Dear members, former members and friends of the Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island,

The Pulaski Day Parade Committee annually depends on your support for the success of this organization. Membership dues collected, as well as, the various fundraising events held throughout the year help to defer the cost of our contingent’s Pulaski Day Parade expenses. It is our organization’s goal to attain a 100% paid up membership for the year 2016.

Kindly consider paying your twenty dollar ($20.00) dues for the year. The organization has established several methods by which you now have the opportunity to pay. The most traditional way is by a check mailed to P.O.Box 140632 Staten Island New York 10314-0632 or now via Pay Pal found on our website

The Pulaski Day Parade Committee thanks you for your past support and looks forward to your continued association with this organization. The Officers and Board members would like to invite you to become an active member by attending our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month at St Stan’s Church Rectory. If your present circumstance does not allow this opportunity, kindly consider supporting us in whatever way you can or by joining us at any of this year’s special events.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 The Marshal’s Ball and Miss Polonia Pageant will take place at the Crystal Room 67 Olympia Blvd. Staten Island New York 10305. It would give us great pleasure to have you present at this event as we are privileged to introduce Mr. Roman Strzeciwilk as the 2016 Marshal of Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island

September 24th, 2016 Parade Banquet 6:00 PM Marriott Marquis – New York, NY

October 2nd, 2016 Parade Mass 9:00 AM St. Patrick’s Cathedral – New York, NY

October 2nd, 2016 Parade Breakfast 10:30 AM 3 West Club – New York, NY (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

October 2nd, 2016 Pulaski Day Parade 12:30 PM Marching up 5th Ave. New York, NY (from 36th St. to 53rd St.)

You can also support us when you shop online via AmazonSmile. Simply enter and choose Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island Inc. as your Charity.  Amazon will donate 0.5% to the Staten Island Pulaski Day Parade Committee at no cost to you.

We look forward to your continued patronage of our organization and seeing you at one of our upcoming events.


Hanna Plata, Membership Chairperson                                   Marie Posluszny Costa                                                       Vice President

Download membership application here.

Staten Island 2016 Miss Polonia contest


Sponsored by:



To be announced at Marshal’s Ball, Friday, April 9th, 7-11 p.m.
The Crystal Room, 67 Olympia Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305, 718-447-8926


Contest Rules:

  • Young lady between the ages of 16-21 years of age
  • Must be of Polish descent. Please list Polish descendant.
  • Must be an upstanding resident of Staten Island.
  • Must be single, never married.
  • Must represent Staten Island at the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Banquet and Pulaski Day Parade in NYC, on October 2, 2016.

Please mail completed application (you can download it for Miss Polonia contest from, for Jr. Miss Polonia from essay and photo to:

The Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island, Inc.
P.O. Box 140632-0632
Staten Island, NY 10314

All materials submitted to the committee will become the property of the committee and will not be returned. Deadline March 30, 2016.

Should you require more information call Jennifer Costa-Gomes at 732-925-4382.

Download application for Miss Polonia here and for Jr. Miss Polonia – here.

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