Ewa Gierat (Karpinska)

Social worker, scout leader, author

Born Jan. 2, 1922, Warsaw, Poland; came to U.S., 1951; daughter of Zygmunt and Grazyna (Jezewska); married Stanislaw Gierat.

Education: Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1944; School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York City, 1967.

Career: Bureau of Polish Scouting Abroad - Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego (Z.H.P.), London (United Kingdom), 1943-44; World League of Poles Abroad "Swiatpol", London, Paris (France), 1945-46; editor researcher and indexer, Engineering News Record Weekly, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New York City, 1953-68; social worker, Catholic Family Services, Waterbury (CT), 1968-84. Retired.

Author: Good Morning Joy (essay) in Beginnings - New Catholic Writers, 1956; Polonia Vademecum, 1988; Historia Harcerstwa w USA, 1990; World Polonia Almanac, 1979-88; editor, scout quarterly Znicz; articles in scouts journals and magazines; various articles in Tygodnik Powszechny, Znak, Wiez (Poland) and Polish journals abroad.

Member of: scout leader, Polish Scouting - Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego (Z.H.P.) (U.K., U.S.); Studium - North American Study Center for Polish Affairs; Polish American Congress (P.A.C.) (secretary, Connecticut division); Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); in Bethlehem - Regina Laudis Abbey Fair Committee, Historical Society, Environmental Council, Christmastown Festival.

Honors: award for Good Morning Joy, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1956; New Catholic Writers award, Sheed & Ward Publishers.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Languages: Polish, English, French

Home: Polish "Domek", 60 Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996