Dr. Eugenia Babiak Honored
NEW JERSEY – On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Sons of Poland Benevolent Foundation honored Eugenia T. Babiak, MD with a Meritorious Service Award for being the epitome of community membership. Dr. Babiak belongs to an extraordinary number of Polish American organizations, including being an insured member of the Sons of Poland Council of the Royal Arcanum. She has been actively involved in the Fraternal life of the Society, serving as a Delegate to many Quadrennial Conventions and attending all fundraising events.
The dinner in her honor was held at the Wallington Exchange in Wallington, New Jersey and among the attendees were representatives of many organizations who then took time out to make personal remarks and offer her bouquets of flowers. Chairing the evening’s event as the Master of Ceremonies was Dayle Vander Sande, who served as Director be the Association of the Sons of Poland’ for the past fifteen years. The Society’s Vice President, Louis J. Gill presented the engraved silver tray award to Dr. Babiak. The goal for this evening was also to raise funds for stipends to be distributed to the high school seniors who belong to our council.
The Benevolent Foundation under the auspices of the Association of the Sons of Poland has hosted an award reception each year since 2008 as a way of expressing gratitude to an individual or organization whose efforts reflect our commitment to the education of our children for the benefit of society and the future. Our first recipient was Seton Hall University Professor, Dr. Richard J. Hunter; then the Kosciuszko Foundation was acknowledged; followed by Mrs. Christine Kuskowski of the Teaching English Program; the Polish University Club of New Jersey; The Marie Sklodowska Professional Women’s Association; Ms. Celeste Oranchak; Mr. Gregory Komeshok and Ms. Frances X. Gates. This year we chose Dr. Eugenia Babiak who has exemplified action and deeds which confirm the unique value of every individual, the majesty and unending possibilities of the human mind and the enormous potential which exists in every person. Dr. Babiak has devoted her life’s mission to the promotion of Polish Heritage and the value of organizations within our ethnic community, many of which have existed for over a century, like the Association of the Sons of Poland which has recently merged to become the Sons of Poland Council of the Royal Arcanuum and as previously stated, of which Dr.Babiak is an insured member.
Submitted by Dorothy Wieczerzak