Polish Flag Raising at San Francisco City Hall, May 3 2013
On May 3, 2013, Poland's National Constitution Day, Hon. Consul Tad Taube, together with Hon. Consul Chris Kerosky and alongside the San Francisco Mayor's Protocol Officer, Charlotte Shultz, raised the Polish flag at San Francisco City Hall. In attendance were several government officials and Polish American community leaders.
Consuls Taube and Kerosky received a proclamation by Mayor Edwin Lee declaring May 3 "Polish American Friendship and Heritage Day." This proclamation follows another proclamation given by the Mayor declaring April 19, the date of the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, "Museum of the History of Polish Jews Day" in San Francisco.
Consul Taube's remarks focused on the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, as well as the strong bond between the Sister Cities of San Francisco and Krakow and the importance of eliminating the current visa restrictions for Polish visitors to the United States. Consul Taube declared Protocol Officer Charlotte Shultz an honorary citizen of the Republic of Poland in recognition of her efforts on Poland's behalf in her role as Protocol Officer.
Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland
In May 2007, the Republic of Poland appointed businessman and philanthropist, Tad Taube, one of the Bay Area's distinguished civic leaders to represent Poland as an Honorary Consul in northern California.
Mr. Taube was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of World War II. Taube has dedicated his life to efforts strengthening the civic and cultural life in both the United States and Poland and to building a close connection between the two.