This post was originally published on the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago's webpage on February 3, 2015.
|Polish Consul General Paulina Kapuścińska presents Illinois Bruce Rauner with the Amicus Poloniae Award.|
Polish Consul General in Chicago Paulina Kapuścińska presented Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner with the Amicus Poloniae Award on behalf of the Polish Ambassador in Washington in recognition of Governor Rauner’s very good cooperation with the Polish-American community of Illinois.
The Amicus Poloniae Award was established in 1996 by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Washington D.C. The honor is conferred annually upon citizens of the United States of America for their contributions to the advancement of the Polish-U.S. relations. The Latin phrase Amicus Poloniae denotes a ‘Friend of Poland’ whose understanding of the communities helps to advance relations between people.
The award ceremony took place during the Annual Gala of the Polish American Medical Society - 65th Physicians' Ball, at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago on January 31, 2015 . The event was attended by 500 guests, mostly Polish American medical doctors, medical students and their families.