On behalf of the membership of the Pulaski Association of Business and Professional Men, Inc., I wish to extend a warm welcome tonight to all our guests and friends.
During this evening's banquet, we will be honoring all Polish contractors from the Tri State Metropolitan area. This will be a special day for all of us. Every year we honor an individual who has accomplished some extraordinary deed and that person is then recognized by receiving the Man or Woman of the Year award.
This year, we will have the occasion to honor a whole segment of our community. Polish contractors help build our homes, factories, and businesses with cement and brick as well as with pride and spirit. These contractors not only provide employment for new Polish immigrants but also open a path for our people to adjust and be absorbed into a healthy, working society. Contractors, as a financially independent group, form a solid "foundation" and should be proud of it.
The Pulaski Association of Business and Professional Men congratulates all Polish contractors this evening and would like to present Certificates of Recognition for all your hard work for Polonia.
In closing, I would like to thank our Banquet Committee for all their time and energy spent in order to arrange such a successful event. My best regards to all our sponsors and advertisers for their financial support and generosity which enables us, as an organization, to advance Polish-American causes.
Many Thanks and Serdeczne Bóg Zapłać.