St Petersburg Polish American Society (PAS) - Apr 4, 2017         

                                1343 Beach Dr S.E. ---- St Petersburg, FL 33701----727-894-9908
                 For Club Information Monday thru Saturday, Please Call Gene Poplawski at 972-741-3749

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"The Orlando Polka Magic (OPM) Under The Leadership of Rick Piotrowski

         Will Return To The Polish Club Friday, Apr 7, 2017 from 5 - 9 PM"

" After Retiring 10 Years Ago, Rick Piotrowski and his OPM Will Perform A Reunion Gig"


                 The "Super Group" of Veteran Polka Artists Include:


Steve Dudas/ Mass - New Brass---Eddie Forman Orchestra---Polka Country Musicians

Ron Marcissuk/Mich - Dynasticks---Detroit Polka Authority---Michigan Polka Hall of Fame

John Stevens/PA --- Doubleshot

Jimmy K (Krezesewski) --- Toledo Polka Motion---Ethnic Jazz

Mitch Kempinski/Mich --- Dynasticks

Joe Oberaitis (Pan Josef)


    Tickets are now available. Advance Purchase is $10 and at The Door $12. Doors will open at 4 PM. A Polish Platter will be served from 4:30 to 7 PM for $7.00 and The  6-piece OPM Band will play from 5 - 9 PM. OPM CD's will be available for $5.00. A raffle will be held with some special winnings. Call Barbara Poplawski at 972-741-3749 to purchase tickets in advance.




                                "Join Us For A Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner &

          Dance To The Sounds of The South This Coming Sunday - Apr 9"


     Doors will open at 1:30 PM. Dinner will be served from 2:15 to 3:30 PM. We will be serving a Spaghetti & Meat Ball Dinner, with Salad, Bread, Dessert & Coffee. Dinner is $ 8.00. Please call Wilma Walsek at 727-360-0584 if you plan to join us for dinner and did not sign up at The Club last Sunday. 

    The Sounds of The South under the leadership of Ed Bilinski will provide the music from 3 to 6 PM. Admission is $ 6.00 for members and $ 8.00 for non members.


 "We Served 40 Meat Loaf Dinners This Past Weekend,

                     Thanks to Carol Nash & Her Sister Elaine Mekruit

                                            + Great Dancing To Jasiu And His Polka All Stars"



     ------------------------- PLANNING AHEAD---------------------

                                We will be Closed Easter Sunday, April 16!!!!


      "Thirsty Thursdays! Join Us This Thursday - Apr 5 from 6 - 9 PM"

    Neighbors from the Old Southeast Community as well as Club Members enjoyed the evening at The Club with Food prepared and served by Chris Chambers and Drinks served at The Bar by Chuck Majewski.  Come and join Friends of The Polish Club for This Fun Time. Chris Chambers, Roger Telschow & Frances Gatz will be preparing and serving Polish Platters this coming Thursday.


    For more information contact Monika Smolarczyk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 727-433-0587.



----------------"Club Bake Sale, Day Before Easter - 15 April"-------------------

    We will have a Bake Sale in conjunction with The Old Southeast Plant Sale at The Chattaway Restaurant at the corner of 4th St & 22nd Ave SE on the morning of Saturday, April 15 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

     Bring your Baked Goods to The Polish Club on Friday, Apr 14 at 1 PM. .If 1 PM does not work for you please call Alice Kohler. Please call Alice at either 301-639-8553 or 727-898-8094 to let her know what you plan to make for the Bake Sale




      "Advance Tickets Are Now Available For Purchase For $8.00" We will hold our second annual Dyngus Day Celebration at The Club on Monday, April 17. Stan Simms and the Nu Soundz will provide the music. Doors will open 4 PM. The Band will play from 5 to 9 PM. See Barbara Poplawski at The Club to purchase your Advance tickets for $8.00. They will be $10 at The Door. Polish food will be available as well as prizes from ticket numbers and raffles.


                 "Thanks To Monika Smolarczyk - We just Got Out Our April Issue Of

                                          The POLE TO POLE Newsletter" 

  " It Looks Fantastic With Its Many Colored Pictures and Art Work from Walter & Wilma"

        "Please Support Our Great Sponsors Whenever You Can and Let Them Know

                                        You are from The St Petersburg Polish Club."


       "Join Us Wed, Apr 12, For Dance Instructions & Dancing To The Music

                                Of Bobby Tess & The Pleasures"


    Tea Dances are held on the 2nd & 4th Wed of the months Jan through Apr at The Polish American Society. Dance instructions, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM with Carol Baker, are followed with open ball room dancing from 1 to 3:30 PM to the live music of Bobby Tess and The Pleasures. Admission to the lesson and dance combination is $11. Admission to the dance only is $8.We want To THANK John Pelton for continuing to bring and share snacks at the Tea Dances.

*Cash Bar - Bring Your Own Snacks*  Please call Betty Braverman at 727-895-4167 for more info





    It was great to see Barbara Healy & Ed Schweinert At The Club this past Sunday. Barbara is not back to normal yet, but felt well enough to join us all at The Club.

    It was also great to see Walter Walsek & Wilma at The Club this past weekend. Walter is making good progress and we hope to see him frequently at The Club now that he is at home again.

    Gloria Smolick is still recovering from a bout with Bronchitis.

    Edie Blaire is still recovering from her Fall.

    Christina Gorny is continuing to recover from her concussion she suffered nearly 2 months ago..

    Please keep Barbara, Walter, Gloria, Edie & Christina and their families in your prayers.


               -------------------"Food Drive At The Club"-------------------


    Until we close for The Summer at the end of April, we are holding a Food Drive at The Club for needy people. Please bring nonperishables to The Club. Barbara Poplawski is our Contact Person.


                                              "2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD"


    The Club is again sponsoring a Scholarship Award for Children and Grandchildren of our Polish American Society members who have been members for at least one year.

    Application forms are available at The Club. Applicants must be seniors going to college starting in Sep 2017 or students already in college. See Barbara Poplawski for instructions & applications or call her at 1-972-741-3749.


           "Thank You To All Who Have Renewed Your 2017 Memberships

                                As Well As Your Booster Donations"

    Your 2016 Club membership expired 31 January. Please renew your 2017 membership of $25 to avoid having to pay the additional $2.00 entrance fee as well as to maintain benefits for 2017. If you have not been a member, please consider becoming a member. See Edith Manthe, our Club Membership Chairperson, or any of our officers or Board of Directors at The Club on Sundays or mail your check to Edith at:

    St Petersburg Polish American Society

    1343 Beach Dr S.E.

    St Petersburg, FL 33701
    Please make your annual Booster payments to Polka Pat at The Club. Thank You In Advance For Your Contributions. The membership and Booster payments make all the difference in The World when it comes to meeting our financial obligations.


----------------------"POLISH DOLLS & CLOTHING FOR SALE"-----------------

     Bernie Yencha is continuing to sell her beautiful display of Polish dolls at The Club. She has sold many of them, however, there are a few still left. She also has some beautiful Polish vests for both men & women as well as some Polish artifacts. The Club receives all of the proceeds from these sales.


       "Souvenir Historic Polish American Society Laminated Place Mats &

                           65th Anniversary Coffee Mugs For Sale"

    As a result of selling the first 100 Laminated PLACE MATS of our Limited Edition we have added 60 more to our Edition to sell for $3.00  a piece. COFFEE MUGS for $5.00 are available for sale at The Club. See Bernie Yencha to purchase them.


                                        "HALL RENTALS"

  Our Hall is available to rent and use for Personal, Family, Group, Business, etc, functions from Nov through early May. Please contact Gene Poplawski at 972-741-3749 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

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    Please contact us with any questions. concerns or corrections via email or our cell phone, 301-639-9045.  Thank you!

    Hope to see you at The Club!

         DON & ALICE