For many years, the thought of organizing a Polish ski club had been on the minds of those Polish skiers who met on the American slopes and mountains. The date of establishment of the Tatry Ski Club was agreed upon as March 25, 1973, when on the initiative of one of the founders, a meeting of a group of 20 Polish ski enthusiasts was held.
Tatry Ski Club was chosen at the meeting, as the official name of the organization. Under the leadership of the vice-president of the Polish Highlanders of America, a board was chosenAn important function of the board was to create rules and regulations (with minor changes that exist currently) and establish fundamental areas of the club's activities. In August of 1973, the board of the Tatry Ski Club met with the committee of the Polish Highlandersof America. The rules and regulations of Tatry Ski Club differed from those of the Polish Highlanders, which caused delays in their initiation period to become a part of the organization. With the help of people associated with the club, the Tatry Ski Club was registered in the state of Illinois as an independent organization.
From the very begining, the club was active in various sports. Winter activities called the "Club Cup" were established right from the start. Later, track events and tennis tournaments were added to the club program. More »
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