I.P.A Summer Picnic 2016

Saturday, August 6th, 2016 Hammond Mohawks Picnic Grove 4040 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320 Good Food!   Good Fun!  Good Fellowship! And of course; Fantastic Polka Entertainment by: The D-Street Band and The Great Lake Sounds Gates open at 1:30pm: IPA Outdoor General Meeting  @  2pm. (I.P.A. Members only) =====================================…

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The Passing of Dave “Scrubby” Seweryniak

  It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of IPA Polka Hall of Famer, Dave “Scrubby” Seweryniak. Widely known for his tenure and leadership of the Dynatones, Scrubby was inducted into the IPA Polka Hall of Fame in 1994. May he rest in peace.…

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The Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer Chet Dragon

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Chester “Chet” E. Dragon, 92, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay. He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Julia (Slusars) and Adam Dragon. He lived in Worthington, Massachusetts, before moving to Melbourne, in 1996. Chet graduated from…

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2015 Song of the Year Submissions

The International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to share the “Song of the Year” candidates for 2015. The “Song of the Year” award will be presented at the 48th Annual IPA Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. Click on the links below to listen . . .…

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2016 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner

On behalf of the International Polka Assocation’s Officers and Directors; it is our privilege to announce Jill Czerniak Krzeszewski as the winner of the 2016 Joe Jozwiak Award! Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, made a suggestion that an award be bestowed upon an…

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Passing of I.P.A. Chaplain Father Robert Grib

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Fr. Robert Gribb, former IPA Chaplin and member of the Brighton Park Connection.   He was a resident at the Colombiere Center in Clarkson Michigan. There will be a memorial mass for Fr. Gribb at St Eugene Parish on Saturday February…

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Chicago, IL I.P.A. Festival of Polka Bands Weekend!

Join the International Polka Association as we celebrate January as Polka Music month in Chicago! Click on the flyer for all of the details . . . **Special Hotel Rates** SUPER 8 – BRIDGEVIEW 7887 W. 79th Street Bridgeview, IL 60455 708-458-8008 Mention the Code ‘POLKA’ and your special rate…

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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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2015 I.P.A. Hall of Fame & 2014 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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