The 19th Annual Tadeusz Conference will take place in the Eisenhower Room of the Thayer Hotel, located at 674 Thayer Road, USMA, West Point, NY. As such, the Conference will recognize the:
19th Anniversary Year of the Founding of the American Association of the Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point
109th Anniversary Year of the Kosciuszko Statue that was added in 1913 to the Original Kosciuszko Monument of 1828
194th Anniversary Year of the Dedication of the Kosciuszko Monument by the United States Military Academy
194th Anniversary Year of the United States Military Academy's 1st Annual National Tadeusz Kosciuszko Observance
205th Anniversary Year of the Death of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
276th Annoversary Year of the Birth of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
The 19th Annual Kosciuszko Conference (Friday, April 22, 2022) will feature as scheduled speakers and panelists:
Conference Begins: 09:30 a.m.
Conference Title: "The Lands of Kosciuszko, 1746-1817"
Conference Featured Participants and Conference Focus:
Anthony J. Bajdek, AAFKWP President and Founder; Retired Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer in History, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; independent historian and author: Association Welcome, Conference Overview.
Darryl A. Williams,*** Lieutenant General, United States Army, Former Commander, NATO Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey, and 60th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy: Welcome to West Point.
Stephen N. Olejasz, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (ret.); Former Assistant Professor of History, USMA; and AAFKWP Executive Vice President: Introductions, and Panel Moderator.
Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, Ph. D., Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT; and Distinguished Aurhor: Conference Speaker.
John Czop, Director of Policy Planning, Polish American Congress, Washington, DC: Panel Speaker.
Beata Halicka, Ph.D., Professor of Contemporary History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, and Visiting Professor, University of Texas at El Paso; Kruszewski Biographer: Conference Speaker.
Zbigniew Antoni Kruszewski, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Texas at El Paso; and Distinguished Author: Conference Speaker.
Nicolai Makaranka, New England Activist for a Free and Democratic Belarus, Cambridge, MA: Panel Speaker.
James S. Pula, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Purdue University; Kosciuszko biographer and Distinguished Author: Conference Speaker
Robert A. Vitas, Ph.D., Chair, Lithuanian Research and Studies Center, Chicago, IL: Panel Speaker.
...and at the end of the Conference:
Cynthia J. Bajdek, AAFKWP Founding Treasurer and Secretary will deliver a Current AAFKWP Finances report to AAFKWP members only.
Please note as well:
All Aspects of the Kosciuszko Day Observance Scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022, and each limited to 50 persons, will occur as follows:
- 08:15 a.m.: Annual Kosciuszko Observance at the Kosciuszko Monument, USMA (limited by the Academy to 50 non-Academy persons)
- 09:30 a.m.: Cadet Review (i.e., parade) on the Plain
- 12:00 noon: Annual Kosciuszko Day Memorial Luncheon, George Washington Room, Thayer Hotel, 674 Thayer Road, USMA, West Point, NY (By prepaid reservation only. See below)
REGISTRATION - Reservation Form (print, complete, enclose your check, and mail this form as noted):
I have enclosed a check made payable to: American Association of the Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point (or AAFKWP for short) in the total amount of $ __________ as follows:
Number of registration(s) ______ for the Conference at $50 (including continental breakfast and buffet lunch) per person for a total of $ ________ to be held in the Eisenhower Room, Thayer Hotel
- Number of reservation(s) ______ for the Friday evening seafood buffet dinner at $46.00 per person for a total of $ _____ to be held in the MacArthur Riverview Room, Thayer Hotel
Number of reservation(s) ______ for the Saturday luncheon at $45 per person for a total of $ _________ to be held in the Washington Room, Thayer Hotel
- I also wish to renew my dues for 2019 ($15 for an individual membership; $30 for an organization; or $100 for a lifetime membership): $ _______ (NOTE: Once Lifetime Members have paid their fee, no other renewal of dues are necessary.)
- I wish to donate $25 to support the attendance of West Point cadets at the Kosciuszko Memorial Luncheon: _____
NOTE: For children 5 and under, there is no luncheon charge. The luncheon charge for children 6 to 12 is $20.
Finally, please note that the post-Conference Friday seafood buffet night dinner is not included in the $50 Conference fee. All payments are due no later than April 7, 2022.
NAME (first and last)
CITY / TOWN / STATE / ZIP: ________________________________________________________________________
PHONE NUMBER: __________________________________________________________________________
PLEASE NOTE: Payments for either any aspect, or all, of the above, must be received at the address below, no later than April 8, 2022. Without pre-payments and reservations, no admittance to the Conference, Dinner and Luncheon respectively will be permitted on the day of the event.
Mail completed Registration - Reservation form and check to: Cynthia J. Bajdek, Treasurer, AAFKWP, 45 Reflection Drive, Hudson, NH 03051
Questions? Call Peter J. Walentowicz (973) 432-8841 or Cynthia J. Bajdek at (508) 735-4008.
Thank you for your continued support!