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!
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.
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.
"Please Keep The Following Club Member And Her Family In Your
Thoughts And Prayers"
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.
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!
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!
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 StarsMAR 20 – Northern Sounds
FEB 13 – Northern SoundsMAR 27 – Frank Svet Orchestra
FEB 20 - Nu Soundz
FEB 27 - PACZKI DAYAPR 3 - Florida Generations
Florida Generations APR 10 – Jasiu's Polka All Stars
APR 18 - DYNGUS DAY
MAR 6 – Buffalo TouchNu Sounds - 5 - 8 PM
MAR 13 – Jasiu’s Polka All StarAPR 24 – Northern Sounds