THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE FRIENDS OF KOSCIUSZKO AT WEST POINT INVITES YOU TO PERUSE DETAILS OF ITS NOW-CANCELLED ANNUAL PROGRAM OF APRIL 24-25, 2020, FOR ITS CENTERPIECE 17TH ANNUAL TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO CONFERENCE AND 'KOSCIUSZKO DAY' COMMEMORATIONS RESPECTIVELY, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The Coronavirus Pandemic had Forced the Cancellation of the 17th Annual Tadeusz Kosciuszko Conference that was to be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 in the Thayer Hotel, located at 674 Thayer Road, USMA, West Point, NY. As such, its:
18th Annual Tadeusz Kosciuszko Conference and 'Kosciuszko Day' commemorations will occur on April 23, 2021, recognizing as welll, the
18th Anniversary Year of the Founding of the American Association of the Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point
108th Anniversary Year of the Kosciuszko Statue that was added in 1913 to the Original Kosciuszko Monument of 1828
193rd Anniversary Year of the Dedication of the Kosciuszko Monument by the United States Military Academy
193rd Anniversary Year of the United States Military Academy's 1st Annual National Tadeusz Kosciuszko Observance
204th Anniversary Year of the Death of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
275th Anniversary Year of the Birth of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
18th Annual Kosciuszko Conference (Friday, April 23, 2021) will only be offered to AAFKWP members and friends remotely via ZOOM. Of necessity, the order of the panelists below may be modified.
10:00 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Overview
Conference Title: "The World During the Age 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; author and independent historian: Association Welcome, Conference Overview and AAFKWP Update.
Stephen N. Olejasz, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (ret.); Former Assistant Professor, Department of History, USMA, West Point, NY; and AAFKWP Executive Vice President: Introductions and Supporting Remarks.
Christopher J. Bajdek, AAFKWP Vice President; and Zoom conference meeting host: Conference mechanics.
Piotr Wilczek, Republic of Poland Ambassador to the United States, Washington, DC: Opening remarks.
Vaclovas Salkauskas, Repuclic of Lithuania Consul General to the United States, New York City, NY: Opening remarks.
Sean Sculley, Ph.D., Academy Professor, Department of History, United States Miliary Academy, West Point, NY: Opening remarks.
Lawrence K. Mansour, Ph.D., Retired Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY: Russia.
James S. Pula, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Purdue University; and Kosciuszko biographer: Kosciuszko in America.
Robert A. Vitas, Ph.D., Chair, Lithuanian Research and Studies Center, Chicago, IL: The Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania.
Andrew Campbell, Major, Unted States Army, Instructor, Department of History, USMA, West Point, NY: Great Britain.
Christian Klein, Lieutenant Colonel, German Army, German Liaison Officer, USMA, West Point, NY: Prussia.
Gabriel Garrote, First Lieutenant, French Army, Professor of Military History, Academie Militaire Saint-Cyr Coetquidan: France.
Guilleume Lasconjarias, Ph.D., Head, Defense Policies and Environment, International Relations and Strategy Directorate, Ministry of Defence: France.
Cynthia J. Bajdek, AAFKWP Founding Secretary-Treasurer: Current AAFKWP Finances.
Adrian Kubicki, Republic of Poland Consul General to the United Srares, New York City, NY: Closing Remarks.
Matthew Pawlikowski, Colonel, United States Army (ret.), Former USMA Chaplain, West Point, NY: Invocation for 2022
All Aspects of the Kosciuszko Day Observance Scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021 have been cancelled because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
09:45 a.m. Annual Kosciuszko Memorial Mass in the Cadet Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity, USMA, West Point, NY
11:30 a.m. USMA Cadet Review on The Plain (i.e., parade ground)
12:30 p.m. Annual Kosciuszko Observance at the Kosciuszko Monument, USMA, West Point, NY
02:00 p.m. Annual Kosciuszko Day Memorial Luncheon, George Washington Room, Thayer Hotel, 674 Thayer Road, USMA, West Point, NY (By prepaid reservation only. See below). Host, AAFKWP President / Founder Anthony J. Bajdek, and speakers yet to be determined, along with a presentation by a Cadet member of the Kosciuszko Squadron of West Point.
REGISTRATION - Reservation Form (print, complete, 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 $40.00 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, the post-Conference Friday night dinner is not included in the $50 Conference fee.
NAME (first and last)
CITY / TOWN / STATE / ZIP: ________________________________________________________________________
PHONE NUMBER: __________________________________________________________________________
Luncheon and/or dinner and/or conference reservation payments must be received at the address below no later than April 16, 2020 is no longer applicable. NEITHER ARE THE FINANCIAL CHARGES FOR THE CONFERENCE, etc.
Without pre-payments and reservations, no admittance to the Conference, Dinner and Luncheon respectively will be permitted on the day of the event. As such, those wishing to join Association members for the Friday evening buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Thayer Hotel must also forward payment no later than April 19, 2019 as noted above.
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.