St Petersburg Polish American Society (PAS) - Nov 1, 2016                    

                                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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     Walter was at his BEST as he started off his celebration by dancing with Wilma for the first Polka of The Day. When he spoke after Happy Birthday was sung by all of the more than 100 attending, he announced he is already looking ahead to his 100th Birthday. The Polish Dinner prepared by Arek Maliszewski and served by his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Paulina, was very delicious. The Northern Sounds under the direction of Brad Turk were at their Best. This was one of the momentous events in the life of the St Petersburg Polish American Society as his and Wilma's hand and footprints have been at The Polish American Society for many years.




           "JOIN US FOR DINNER & DANCING ON SUNDAY - Nov 6, 2016"        


    Doors will open at 1:30 PM. Dinner will be served from 2:15 to 3:30 PM. We will be serving Pork Roast,  Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Dessert & Coffee. Dinner is $ 8.00. Please call Wilma Walsek at 727-360-0584 or Beverly Wolynak at 727-526-6835 if you plan to join us for dinner.


     Danny Mack & Suncoast Syncopation will provide the music from 3 to 6 PM. Admission is $ 5.00 for members and $ 8.00 for non members.


                       "CLUB MONTHLY MEETING"



    Our First Monthly Club Meeting of the new 2016/ 2017 Season was held on Wed Oct 26. Much was accomplished as we discussed and made plans for the new season. Details for our  "New Years Eve GALA"  are available and you are urged to buy tickets ASAP so we can plan for this event. We began selling tickets this past Sunday and Flyers have been posted at The Club.

    We made further plans for our 2nd Annual Dyngus Day Celebration on April 17, 2017. As a result of The Polish Kid not being able to play as originally scheduled, The Nu Soundz under, Stan Simms, will be providing the music.


                                    "NEW YEARS EVE GALA"


    To get all of the details of this event you can download the flyer attached to this email. It will run from 8 PM to 12:30 AM with Jasiu's Polka All Stars playing from 8 to 12 midnight. Hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the night with Champagne served at midnight followed with doughnuts and coffee. Semi-formal attire is requested. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 and at the door $30. Prizes will be awarded throughout the night. A full Cash Bar will be available..

    Tickets are available for purchase at the Club or call Barbara Poplawski at 972 741-3749 or Don Kohler at 301-639-9045.




   The Club, inside & outside, was ready for our opening celebration this past Sunday, thanks to 13 members and friends of The Club. Without this group of volunteers we could never have opened The Club and have it look as beautiful as ever. In another communication, I will talk about this group of people and how much they contributed to our Club.


    Thanks again to the following members and Friends:


    Ed Bukowski                                       Chuck & Mania Majewski

    Ken Cichowski                                    Barbara & Gene Poplawski

    Jerry Fiorentino                                   Bernie Yencha

    Ken Jakubowski                                 Wilma & Walter Walsek

    Alice & Don Kohler



            PLANNING AHEAD


                           BAND SCHEDULE CORRECTION


     The Nu Soundz will be playing on Sunday, Dec 18, not on Dec 10 as stated in last week's email newsletter.


     On Nov 20, Outside Da Box,  under the direction of Edie Blaire, will be providing the music.

The Band schedule for the entire 2016/ 2017 Season is at the end of this email


                   "CLUB TEA DANCES WILL BE RESUMED JAN 11, 2017 "


    Tea Dances will be held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the months January through April at The Polish American Society. Dance instructions, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM are followed with open ball room dancing from 1 to 3:30 PM to the music of Bobby Tess and The Pleasures. Admission to the lesson and dance combination is $10. Admission to the dance only is $7.

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


                                      "POLISH DOLLS FOR SALE"


     Bernie Yencha will have a nice display of Polish dolls for sale at The Club. All proceeds will go to the Club. They can make nice gifts for children, etc. Bernie's friend Terri Larm from Spring Hill, FL donated the dolls to The Club. She had to relocate recently from her home to the Fountains of Boca Ciega in St Petersburg. Terri attended our club frequently in years gone by and even more so when she and her husband lived in Tampa. See Bernie about this beautiful collection of Polish dolls.


       "Souvenir Historic Polish American Society Laminated Place Mats &

                           65th Anniversary Coffee Mugs For Sale"

     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Laminated PLACE MATS for $3.00 & COFFEE MUGS for $5.00 are available for sale at The Club. Each Laminated Place Mat is numbered as part of a Limited Edition. See Bernie Yencha to purchase them.


                                            "OUR WEBSITE" 


    Please visit 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. for any help.

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


         DON & ALICE




                             2016 Fall Band Schedule  

OCT  30 – Northern Sounds              DEC  4 – Sounds of The South

NOV   6 – Danny Mack & West         DEC 18 – Nu Soundz

                 Coast Syncopation

NOV  20 – Outside Da Box                DEC 30 – New Yrs Eve Party w Jasiu


                               2017 Winter & Spring Band Schedule

JAN   8 – Jasiu’s Polka All Stars        MAR  12 – Sounds of The South

JAN  15 - To Be Announced                MAR  19 – Nu Soundz

JAN  22 – Northern Sounds                MAR  26 – Northern Sounds

JAN  29 – FL Honky Polka Band       

                                                                APR   2 – Jasiu’s Polka All Stars

FEB   5 – Nu Soundz                            APR   9 – Sounds of The South

FEB  12 – Northern Sounds                 APR  16 – Easter - Closed

FEB  19 – To Be Announced                APR   17 – Dyngus Day - To Be Announced

FEB  26 – Jasiu’s Polka All Stars       APR   23 – FL honky Polka Band

MAR  5 – Outside Da Box                    APR   30 – Nu Soundz