Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn Thursday, 02 August 2007 17:00
Poland was represented by two groups of Highlanders from Chicago area in 2007.
Siumni is a Highlander's dancing and music group. The group was created about 7 years ago in Chicago. Once a year they get together in summer during Watra (correct pronounciation: Vatra). One can see some photographs from Siumni's watra. Watrais a highlander's watch-fire. Siumni's Watra is also the occassion for the dance performances, songs and picnic. The benefits from Watra help to pay for promotion of the Polish Highlander Culture - like a travel to Trailing of the Sheep Festival, etc. Marek Ogorek and Zdzislaw Miernicki are in charge of art and performance, Andrzej Tokarz is in charge of administration and promotions. Andrzej (Andrew) Tokarz is also a member of the Polish Highlanders Alliance board. He is also a president of PTDWA described below.