International Polka Association Appoints New Trustee

       Texas Native to Represent Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico  Since the establishment of the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame and annual Music Awards presentations back in 1968, eleven trustees have governed the processes that select Hall of Fame (HOF) inductees and recognize polka artists with awards. …

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The I.P.A. Mourns the Passing of Margaret “Marge” Machay

On October 24, 2015, Margaret M. Machay, nee Jagielski, the longtime owner and operator of Polonia Banquets, passed away. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Machay, loving mother of Michael (Norma), Sandra (John) Mikrut, Mark, Susanne and Brian (Mary), proud grandmother of ten grandchildren, and dearest friend…

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The Passing of T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our IPA Director from Illinois, T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert.  T. Ron had been a director for over ten years and was involved in many other Chicago-area Polish organizations. You will be missed by many, T. Ron. For those of you that…

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2015 Leon Kozicki Trustees Award – Tom Kula First Recipient

Over the years, the IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards processes have rightfully recognized deserving polka musicians who attained prominence in the polka industry for their musical achievements that helped promote polka music and broaden its audience. Because of their highly visible roles, bandleaders or “front men and…

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IPA / USPA / CPA Summer Family Picnic

Please join The International Polka Association The United States Polka Association and The Cleveland Polka Association; as we present our Summer Family Picnic.  Saturday August 8th. Here are all of the details . . .  

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3 Day Passes for the IPA Festival and Convention

3 Day Passes are now available for our 47th Annual International Polka Festival and Convention! Passes are $50 per person and can be purchased by contacting Linda Niewierowski at: (312)  342-3959 or email at:  plkaqueen25@att.net or mail your check made payable to the International Polka Association (IPA) to: 1916 N.…

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2014 I.P.A. Hall of Fame & Music Award Winners!

The results of the 2014 Hall of Fame and Music Awards are as follows:   Hall of Fame Inductees: Randy Koslosky Mark Trzepacz Chester Budny – Deceased Florian Chmielewski – Pioneer   Favorite Band: Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Mollie Busta…

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I.P.A. and the Polka Jammer Jammerthon!

The International Polka Association will be participating in the 2015 Polka Jammer Network’s Jammerthon. This is a 3 day event which will broadcast a variety of polka shows from March 6th thru March 8th.  This event is held to assist in the funding of the “all polka format” internet station.…

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10th Annual I.P.A. Benefit Dance: Ludlow, Massachusetts

2 Days of polka fun!!! February 28th & March 1st   Join IPA Director Ed Szela & IPA 2nd Vice President Freddy K as they present the 10th Annual IPA Benefit Dance Ludlow PACC, 355 East Street, Ludlow, Mass  01056         Saturday, February 28, 2015                   7pm to 11pm Featuring  the…

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I.P.A. Christmas Party Audio & Photos!!

Listen to the I.P.A. Christmas Special Here! Recorded live at Polonia Banquets on 12-7-2014 Featuring the music of Santa’s Helpers  Along with the IPA Chorus and Children’s Chorus With special holiday greetings from many IPA members and their families.  Happy Holidays from the International Polka Association!    

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2015 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner

On behalf of the International Polka Assocation’s Officers and Directors; it is our privilege to announce Todd Zaganiacz as the winner of the 2015 Joe Jozwiak Award!   Congratulations Todd!!  

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I.P.A. Polka Hall of Fame Nominations Instructions and Form.

It’s that time again when nominees for possible IPA Polka Hall of Fame induction and Music Awards consideration need to make the proper, timely submissions.   For over 45 years, IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards Chairman Leon Kozicki has faithfully managed this vital process ensuring the ongoing…

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Passing of Stanley Przasnyski H.O.F. 1993

With heavy hearts, we inform you of the passing of Stanley Przasnyski. Stanley was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in 1993. His career highlights include the Connecticut Twins Orchestra, and many years as a polka DJ. Service details are pending. To read more about Stanley Przasnyski’s…

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Joe Jozwiak Special Achievement Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again to get your nominations in for the annual Joe Jozwiak Special Achievement Award. How did this award get started?  Who does this award honor? Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, made a suggestion that an award be bestowed…

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The Passing of IPA Founder Don Jodlowski

The International Polka Association extends their deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Don Jodlowski. Don was one of the founders of the International Polka Association and leader of Don Jodlowski’s Vibrasounds.  The following are the details regarding services: In Memory of Donald T. Jodlowski August 30, 1940 –…

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2014 Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Video

 A special thank you goes out to T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert and our friends at Polonia Today for the video link of our Hall of Fame awards ceremony. The Polka Music Hall of Fame Banquet during the festival of the International Polka Association (IPA) honored the new inductees on August 30,…

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