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On behalf of the International Polka Association Board of Trustees and Hall of Fame Committee, the IPA Officers and Directors are proud to announce the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees as well as the 2018 music award winners.
The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, New York. Congratulations to all award winners and inductees!
Prominent living personalities and at least one deceased celebrity, who have made outstanding contributions toward the advancement of the polka music industry, are elected into the Polka Music Hall of Fame each year. An academy of 180 qualified electors from across the country select the Hall of Fame inductees and music awards recipients. The Board of Trustees also selects at least one outstanding candidate for induction into the “Pioneer" category.
2019 POLKA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
LIVING CATEGORY: Ted Lange (OH) Steve Meisner (WI)
DECEASED CATEGORY: Roger Lichwala (MA)
PIONEER CATEGORY: John “Stanky” Stankovic (PA) Steve “Big Steve” Krzeminski (NY)
Dyngus Day In the Polish-American Easter tradition...The "Drinking With My Bunnies Polka," celebrate Easter with Chicago's Li'l Richard "The Polka General" Towalski. Richard goes to Chicago's Playboy Club to celebrate Easter! ... See MoreSee Less
Our seventh calendar raffle drawing was held on Saturday April 13,2019.
Thank you to IPA Member, Jerry Kender, for pulling all these winners. Checks will be mailed in the next few days and the raffle stubs will be put back in the raffle barrel for the next drawing.
April 1 Ron Buczko, IL April 2 Stanley Szufnarowski, MA April 3 John Payne, IN April 4 Sharon Biskup, MA April 5 John Matyjas, NY April 6 Halle Sweis, IL April 7 Sally Sendra, IL April 8 Diane Pojedynski, IL April 9 Helen Majka, MA April 10 Renda Pietrkiewicz, MI April 11 Camille Stras, IL April 12 Evan Rzeszutko, IL April 13 Mary Fernandes, MA ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
So here's an idea. Poland has pledged to help the French in rebuilding Notre Dame. How difficult (or not) would it be for the IPA to spearhead the biggest Polka event, with as many bands across the land, and ALL the various styles with the intent of the proceeds going to the restoration of the Cathedral. It would be a large undertaking, but so is the restoration! Here's what Poland said: ... See MoreSee Less