Newsletter - Number 1/04: March : 2004
1. Annual General Meeting
– 4 April 2004
The A.G.M. was held at the
Polish Catholic Centre, Kedleston Road, Derby. Warta Sports Club hosted the
membership to lunch before commencing discussions.
The A.G.M. commenced with a
minute’s silence for colleagues who had passed on. Particularly remembered were
Edwin Gitrowski an ex-Chairman of both the ZPKS and Warta S.C. in Derby and
Aleks Kreft a long-standing Committee member and chairman of Pogon S.C. in
Birmingham. It is difficult to accept that they both attended the last A.G.M.
The proposed agenda and minutes
of the last A.G.M. were accepted and were followed by reports from the Chairman
Ryszard Ślusarenko, Secretary Tadeusz Stenzel and Treasurer Piotr Cejer. After
discussion these were accepted and a unanimous vote of Absolutorium was made at
the proposal of Mrs. Barbara Orłowska, Chair of the Internal Audit Committee.
It was noted in these reports
that the most successful undertaking last year was the football competition a
Polish Association in Slough. The Committee was particularly grateful for the
excellent cooperation with the P.A. in Slough with its Chairman Edward
Jaśnikowski at the helm. The Committee also extended its thanks to the ladies
who prepared an excellent BBQ and fed the players, referees and supporters.
The 2004 program of events was
discussed and it was confirmed that we would organise Polish championships in
football, volleyball and table tennis.
New ZPKS officers were elected
Ryszard Slusarenko Vice-chair. - Edmund Ogłaza
Tadeusz Stenzel Treasurer - Piotr Cejer
Members - Jan
Niedojadło, Henryk Klapkowski, Andrzej Romaniuk, Piotr Kaptur, Andrzej Występek,
Stanisław Wróblewski, Grzegorz Cejer, Bolesław Boniewicz.
Internal Audit Committee
Pani Barbara Orłowska
Zbigniew Dziurman, Alan Maćkowiak
Piotr Cejer, Bolesław Boniewicz.
The limit on the 2004 budget
was set at £1,000.
In other matters the AGM was
reminded that the Polonia Olympics (ŚIP) are due to be held in Warsaw in 2005
and we should be thinking of organizing competitors and funding.
A proposal to hold a dance to
raise funds was made and we a looking for a venue as „Polonium” band from
Sheffield have given us a very enticing offer.
Piotr Kaptur and Alan Maćkowiak
gave a brief review of ŚIP 2003 that was held last summer at the „Malta” Sports
Centre in Poznan. Some thirty UK competitors participated and we won several
medals including three gold. Nearly 800 people from all over the World took part
and the events were transmitted daily by TV Polonia. Piotr Kaptur also
participated in the winter Polonia Game sin Świerku in February 2004. He was
saddened by the low turnout from the UK amongst over 300 who participated in a
very pleasant and friendly international event.
2. Z.P.K.S. Programme for
30 may Slough, Stoke Poges – Polish Assoc’n
june Slough, Stoke Poges – Polish Assoc’n tba
Table Tennis 26
september Park Royal, Londyn – Guinness T.T.C. tba
3. Football Tournament –
S.P.K. General Anders Cup 2004
The tournament will be held in
the grounds of the Polish Association in Stoke Poges, Slough on Sunday 30 May.
(N.B. 24 teams participated in 2003)
Entries received to date for
this year’s competition:
PKS Mansfield –
4 K.S. Sokoł – Nottingham – 2
K.S. Varsovia –
Londyn – 2 H.K.S.
Ósemka – 2
S.K.S. Błyskawica –
Swindon – 2 K.S. Iskra – Peterborough – 1
Polska – 1 K.S. Gryf – Slough – 2
K.K.S. Unitas –
Manchester – 1 K.S. Pogoń – Birmingham – 1
That is 18 teams. The
Competitions Committee requests Clubs who have not done so to return their entry
forms forthwith to the secretary. The C.C. reserves the right to limit the
number of teams and alter playing schedules as it deems necessary.
1. Send in your FA Affiliation Number & County, if you have one.
2. Player insurance is the responsibility of the
3. We ask last year’s trophy winners to return them,
Varsovia – London – SPK General Anders Cup.
Gryf – Slough – The General Glabisz Cup.
Sokol – Nottingham – The Polish Parachutist’s Cup.
4. Volleyball Tournament
– 6 June 2004
The Competitions Committee
proposes to run the Volleyball on grass in the grounds of the Polish Association
in Stoke Poges, Slough on Sunday 6 June. Several clubs have expressed an
interest and the C.C. asks that they telephone the secretary and obtain entry
5. ZPKS Internet Web Site
We are happy to inform you that
ZPKS has a web site: www.zpks.co.uk
Current competition information
will be available. It is planned to include some historical notes regarding ZPKS.
(E.g. the ZPKS is 51 this year – founded 1953. However the first General Anders
Cup Final was held in 1949 – 55 years ago).
ZPKS will try to present
information regarding forthcoming Sports Events involving Polish participants in
the UK. In the near future this will be centred on the Polish Team in the
forthcoming eliminations for the World Cup. Please send any information you may
have to the secretary – contact address, telephone, web, and email in the