I.P.A. Joe Jozwiak Award Recipients

 

Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, proposed an award be bestowed upon an individual or group of individuals who made a significant contribution or endeavor to enhance the promotion of polka music. Originally named the Special Achievement Award, the International Polka Association voted to honor those worthy individuals. Following his passing, the award was renamed the Joe Jozwiak Special Achievement Award to pay tribute to Joe and his idea. 

The following is the list of past Joe Jozwiak Award winners.  Congratulation to all!

2019 -Sally Rzeszutko – Illinois

2018 -Norb Ciesla – Illinois

2017 -Les Kapuscinski – Ontario Canada

2016 -Jill Czerniak – Ohio

2015 -Todd Zaganiacz – Massachusetts

2014 -Steve Litwin – New York

2013 – Gilbert “Gil” Ziemski – Maryland

2012 -Ed Szela – Massachusetts

2011 – Linda Niewierowski – Illinois

2010 -Helen Szubzda Curtin – Massachusetts

2009 -Carol Trzebiatowski – Illinois

2008 -Jerry Wantroba – Illinois

2007 -Peter Danielczuk – Connecticut

2006 -David Ulczycki – Illinois

2005    –     Harriet Koziol, Bea Zawada, Stephanie McCracken – Illinois

2004-Gilbert Skudlarczyk – Illinois

2003-Peter Hrycyk – Illinois

2002 – Kenneth Gill – Illinois

2001-Dianne Rogodzinski Winiarz – Massachusetts

2000 -Eugene “Gene” Swick – California

1999-John Foldenauer – Indiana

1998-Dolores Schafer – Illinois

1997-Emily Richards – Illinois/Florida

1996-Martha Adamus – Illinois

1995-Carol Rohwetter – Michigan

1994-Keith Stras – Illinois

1993-Virginia Seretny – Connecticut

1992-Peter and Florence Hrycyk – Illinois

1991- Stella Rojak – Florida

1990-Ann Stanko – Connecticut

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

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