St Petersburg Polish American Society (PAS) - Jan 5, 2022

   
                                  St Petersburg Polish American Society (PAS) - Jan 5, 2022                           
                                           1343 Beach Dr S.E. ---- St Petersburg, FL 33701
                                For Club Information, Please Call Don Kohler at 301-639-9045
                      Club Website:  www.polishsociety.org  -- Club Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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      "Our Board Members Have Decided To Move Back Our
                      Club Opening Date To Feb 6, 2022
              Due To The Recent Increase Of Covid Cases"
 
             "Free Admission For Everyone On Feb 6, 2022!"
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                        "Polish Dinner & Sunday Dance On Feb 6"
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     Doors will open at 1:30 PM. Dinner will be served from 2:15 to 3:30 PM. We will be serving a Polish Dinner consisting of Kielbasa & Sauerkraut, Golompki, Perogies, Dessert & Coffee. Dinner is $10.00. If you plan to join us for dinner, you must call Wilma Walsek at 727-360-0584 or Alice Kohler at 301-639-8553 to make reservations for dinner by noontime Thursday, 3 Feb. The only way you can be sure there will be a dinner for you is if you make reservations. Non Members Are Always Welcome!
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         We will celebrate our Club's 70th Anniversary on
                               Sunday Feb 13, 2022
   "A Pork Roast Dinner With Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Pickled Beets, Etc will Be Catered"
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      "OUR NEXT CLUB MONTHLY MEETING - 12:30 PM - Wed - Jan 26, 2022"
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    We will continue to make plans for reopening the club for the 2022 Season. Please join us if you are able. We continue to need volunteers to help with the many functions necessary to reopen the club and support the ongoing activities of the club. Thank You.
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            "WE WILL RESTART CLUB TEA DANCES ON WED - Feb 9, 2022"

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    Tea Dances will be held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at The Polish American Society. Carol Baker will conduct dance instructions from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM for $5.00 per person.

    Open ball room dancing will follow from 1 to 3 PM to the music of Lew Barrows and the Rhythm Kings for $10.00 per person.

    Tea Dance Dates Are Scheduled For:  Feb 9 & 23 and Mar 9 & 23

    Bring Your Own Non alcoholic Drinks & Snacks

    Please call Betty Braverman at 727-895-4167 for more information

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   "We Will Restart Our Thirsty Thursdays In February As Soon As We Are Able"
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                                        Club Projects, Maintenance, Etc.
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    Opening up the club after being closed for the past nearly 2 years is not a simple matter. When we first had the water turned on several leaks occurred. Thanks to Roger Telschow, these leaks have been resolved. Many of our ceiling tiles are very old and began to deteriorate with the outer coat cracking. This caused loose debris material to fall to the floor. Roger, Don Kohler and Ford Jones replaced 128 such ceiling tiles with new ones.
 
    Before the recent club meeting on Jan 3rd, some of our able Board members volunteered to clean our tables and chairs that had collected dust and debris since we closed in March 2020. At The same time we hired two professional cleaners to clean the terazzo flooring, both bathrooms and the kitchen. Bernie Yencha also was able to review the donations that we have accumulated from the Holiday Polish Club's closure and the gifts from Gloria Michurski and Rita Wagner.
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            "Please Keep The Following Club Member And Her Family In Your
                                               Thoughts And Prayers"
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    We are sorry to announce that Irene Alch passed away Dec 22, 2021. Stan Simms notified us via email the morning that she passed away. Irene was a regular attendee and member at the St Pete Polish American Society for many years. Irene could always be seen at the front of the stage clapping her hands and staying in beat with the Band. We understand why, after communicating with her son Tim, who said "All of the musicians and music made my mom's life sing." Her late husband, Gene, played the trumpet as well as his brother, Bill. Tim said he has many memories of them jamming with fellow musicians from CT, NYC, Westchester, etc. on beaches on the northern shores of Long Island Sound back when he was young. These were very special times for Irene and the Alch  family.
   Tim also mentioned that his mom was Ms Poland in New York City's Pulaski Day Parade representing her neighborhood for 3 years.
    Tim suggested that his mom would want the gift from the club to the family to be used as a Booster donation in her name.
    Thank you, Tim.
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                                   **RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW FOR 2022**
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    Many of our members renewed their memberships for 2021 even though we were not open. They realized that we are incurring electric bill expenses as well as costs for mandatory things such as Fire Inspections, Health Inspections, Property Insurance, Liquor License, Club Maintenance, etc. They wanted to maintain continuity with our Club and helped to maintain our financial stability so we can remain vibrant and open for many years to come. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
 
    Annual Membership is $25.00 per person per year. If you have not been a member, please consider becoming a member. Contact Tom Rokosz, our Club Membership Chairperson, when you are at The Club or contact him at 912-401-5758 or email him at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns. You can make out your check to "Polish American Society" and send it to Tom at:
 
 
    Tom will send the membership cards to you at your home address if you can not pick them up at the club.
 
    You can also send a check made out to "Polish American Society" for your annual Booster Club donations to Tom Rokosz. Pat Caldwell, our Booster Club Chairperson, will be notified of all donations that are sent in. THANK YOU!
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                                                        "HALL RENTALS"

  Our Beautiful Hall is available to rent and use for Personal, Family, Group, Business, etc, functions beginning in January 2022. Please contact Gene Poplawski at 972-741-3749 for information.

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                                                            "OUR WEBSITE"
    Please visit www.polishsociety.org to get up to date Club information. Our beautiful website is maintained by our Website Master, Mark Opyd, who is a Computer Specialist. If you have a computer problem, please contact him at 813-925-8121 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">mark@marcomp.com for any help.
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        Please contact us with any questions or concerns via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or our cell phone, 301-639-9045. Please make us aware of any errors.
       Thank you and hope all is well with you and your family!
 
       Following is our Band schedule for 2022.
       Don & Alice
 
                        __ WINTER & SPRING PAS BAND SCHEDULE FOR 2022__

FEB     6 – Gerry Kryk's All Stars                    MAR  20 – Northern Sounds

FEB   13 – Northern Sounds                           MAR 27 –  Frank Svet Orchestra

FEB  20 - Nu Soundz                                     

FEB  27 - PACZKI DAY                                   APR    3 -  Florida Generations

                Florida Generations                          APR  10 –  Jasiu's Polka All Stars

                                                                           APR  18 - DYNGUS DAY

MAR    6 – Buffalo Touch                                                 Nu Sounds - 5 - 8 PM

MAR  13 – Jasiu’s Polka All Star                    APR  24 – Northern Sounds

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       Wednesday Afternoon Tea Dances – 2nd & 4th Wed – February thru March 2022

            For More Information Call 972-741-3749, 727-214-8972, or 301-639-9045