Honorary Consul

SPOUSE: Elizabeth Matej-Horchem

The Honorable Bogumil N. Horchem
Consulate of the Republic of Poland
14725 N. Mariposa Court
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Tel. 480.837.8283


Bogumil Mikolaj Horchem and his wife Elizabeth moved to Arizona from CT and IL nearly 36 years ago. They have two sons, three daughters and eight grandchildren who reside in Arizona. Bogumil was born in Torun Poland (birth place of Nicholas Copernicus the astronomer).

In 1964, he graduated from Teacher College in Poland and in 1965 immigrated to the United States. In 1976, he moved to Phoenix Arizona and in 1985 graduated from ASU with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. He worked for Garrett (presently Honeywell Aerospace). In 1992, he joined the Knights of Columbus in Fountain Hills, AZ. Bogumil and Elizabeth are both very active in Polish organizations. Elizabeth was founding director of the first Polish Language School in Arizona. Bogumil was a teacher at John Paul II Polish Language School. His class was the first to graduate from High School.

He is a member and Chairman of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Council. From 2005-2009 President of Polish American Congress, Arizona Division. During his term as president of the Polish American Congress Arizona Division in 2007, the Visa Waiver Resolution was introduced by John Kavanagh, Arizona House Representative, District #8, and unanimously passed both the Arizona House and Senate in support of Poland being admitted to the Visa Waiver Program of the United States Department of State.

In 2007 Polish American Congress recognized and honored those imprisoned and who endured hardships in Siberia, Russia during World War II, by presenting them with the Krzyz Zeslancow na Sybir medal.

In 2007-2009 he organized and oversaw the building of the statue of Blessed Pope John II, at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish.

Bogumil is very proud to be of service to Poland and Poles.
Jestem dumny ze moge sluzyc Polsce i Polakom

Dear Friends,

It is time for Lajkonik’s Seventh Annual Polish Night:

Polish Folk Ensemble Lajkonik is proud to host our 7th annual Polish Night at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, 4725 E Pima Street (Nicholson Hall) in Tucson. Join us on Saturday, April 1st at 6 p.m. for an evening of Polish food, spectacular folk dancing and singing from Lajkonik and music by Arizona Balalaika Orchestra. Your participation in this festive evening helps to enable our group to participate in the International Polish Dance Groups Festival in Poland this summer. (www.wspolnota-polska.rzeszow.pl)
Tickets are $25 dollars each. Tickets are limited.

For tickets
call 520.261.7417 or 520-495-8959
website: www.PolishDanceAZ.com
email: lajkonik@cox.net

Please share our message, the poster below (Polish Poster 2017.pdf) or Facebook post: www.facebook.com/pages/Lajkonik-Polish-Dance-Group-in-Tucson.

We hope to see you there. Invite your family and friends. Check our calendar for our other performances.

Please let us also know if you would like our group to perform at one of your events.

Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble, Tucson Arizona

The group welcomes any support. Supporters may make a donation on the website.
Also if purchasing via Amazon Smile: smile.amazon.com and choosing charity Lajkonik Inc, Tucson, 0.5% of your purchase will go towards Lajkonik and it does not cost you anything!
All wonderful costumes, workshops with experts, travel support to performances are possible through fundraising and donations.
Thank you!

Polish Poster 2017.pdf Polish Poster 2017.pdf
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