Please join us for an enlightening lunchtime discussion on the power of partnership and how our community is supporting our U.S. and Coalition forces in Eastern Europe today.
USO presents Illinois to Poland: Strength in Connections
Celebrating 30 Years of the Illinois State Partnership Program with the Republic of Poland and the USO’s support for service members throughout Eastern Europe.
In partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago, the Chicago 502, the Illinois National Guard and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, the USO presents a luncheon featuring special guest presentations from The 40th Adjutant General and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, Major General Richard R. Neely; Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, Paweł Zyzak, Ph. D.; and the Regional President of USO Europe, Middle East and Africa, Grant McCormick in a live-feed broadcast, direct from USO Powidz Center in Poland.
Thursday, July 13th – 11:30am -1:30pm
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois
11:30am – 12:00pm – Social Time & Networking
12:00 – 1:15pm – Luncheon & Program
1:15 – 1:30pm – Q&A with Featured Guest Speakers
Attire: Smart Casual
Parking: Valet Parking available at the Union League Club, or via the adjacent parking garage
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: July 14, 2023 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Illinois State Partnership Program between the Illinois National Guard and the Republic of Poland. As one of our nation’s first and most successful State Partnership Programs, it represents a legacy of leadership that is fueled by shared values and a shared sense of purpose. The relationship between Poland and Illinois National Guard has flourished over the past three decades. Illinois is home to the largest population of people of Polish ethnicity outside of Poland itself, and with the current conflict in Ukraine and U.S. service members stationed in Poland to support our NATO allies, the connection between the Illinois National Guard and Poland is critical to supporting the efforts to defend democracy and preserve liberty in Poland and throughout the region. There are now over 100,000 American service members either deployed or permanently stationed in Europe. The USO is there—with four locations in Poland alone—supporting and keeping the men and women serving strong and connected to loved ones back at home. In 2022, the USO made 10.4 million total service connections, worldwide, to service members and their families.
For further information please contact Kara Huber Fierro, USO Special Events Manager: email@example.com