WHAT’S NEW – January 2016
now has three books authored by Jerry Kubica on its shelves. Bookshelf
special thanks and appreciation go to Pamela Brown MA for the editing of these books,
and for her continued interest in the work we do.
Roots Trust is now on Facebook and ORT Group has also been set up on
Facebook. This will help to project ORT profile and the work we do.
– The requirements for Belarus Tourist Visa have changed. Now it is necessary
to obtain an official invitation from a travel agency in Belarus, specify the
exact dates of entry and exit, and pre-book and pre-pay the stay in a hotel for
the exact number of days of the visit. In effect, these requirements make the
visit to Belarus considerably more expensive and restrictive.
next Update will include the results
of the School Competitions and the Zadzievie project.
in all previous years, ORT does not intend to hold any public fundraising.
Private sources are adequate for the planned disbursements in 2016 but if Jerry
Kubica, one of the ORT Trustees, will obtain a visa for Iran and travel solo to
Tehran to see the Polish cemeteries there, and then on to Turkmenistan and
Uzbekistan, some donations may be sought as an expression of support for this
Schools in Postavy,
Belarus – letters have been sent to all the schools in Postavy inviting their pupils
to participate in the 2016 annual English Language Competition.
sponsoring the initiative and work of the St.Anthony of Padua Church in Postavy
in the development of Scouting.
UK - Polish (Saturday) schools.
As in 2014, we will open an invitation to submit a request for support of
projects undertaken or planned by a school for 2016.
The Baltics, Belarus,
Ukraine – financial support for teachers coming to this
region to from Poland to teach Polish subjects in local State schools.
Cassino, Italy - invite the schools in Cassino to participate in the 2016 ORT English Language Competition.
– sponsored the Zadziewie project. The old cemetery in Zadziewie, on the far
side of the lake opposite Postavy, has many graves with Polish names. The
girl-guides have created a list and photographed all the graves to provide a
data base for people who may wish to search for family or relatives buried
Schools in Postavy
– sponsored the 2015 annual English Language Competition around stories on two
children participated; three submissions merited the “Excellence” ORT Award,
and all other children received graded
Publications and Commemorative
tablet – one of the sponsors of Michael Hill’s work on the history of Postavy and its people.
Reception Home for
Pryiut) – as in previous years, Jerry Kubica, in his role as the “uncle”
from England brought fruit and confectionery for the children. A shorter than
usual visit as it coincided with the Orthodox Church Easter celebrations, but
the Director of the Pryiut gave
produced copies from past years of several articles in the local press about
his visits of which he was totally unaware - a pleasant surprise.