Top Row, L-R: PoLK of A Installation of Officers, Jan. 10, 2016; PoLK of A Fundraiser, Feb. 21, 2016; Polka Lovers Club of Texas Museum Dedication, Feb. 28, 2016; General Membership Meeting, July 10, 2016. Second Row: 11th Annual Memorial Celebration for PLCTM and PoLK of A.
Click on photos to see more from these events.
Polka Lovers Klub of America is a non-profit club organized in January 1973 in Minnesota for the purpose of promoting polka music and dancing. The Klub has members in 32 states and Canada. Eight states have their own chapters -- Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming.
Being a nonprofit club, the parent club in Minnesota and the other chapters each year donate to various charitable organizations. Texas Chapter I also gives a scholarship to two teensrelated to one of the members.
PoLK of A members give dancing exhibitions at nursing homes, churches and other community functions. They bring a great deal of pleasure to people confined to these homes and institutions. Members also participate in many parades.
More information on the parent club.
The Texas Chapter has more than 500 members and includes the Houston, Victoria and Central Texas areas. The group holds two general membership meetings a year in January and July.
See the photos of the Klub's 25th Anniversary celebration held on January 12, 2014.
The Texas Chapter history and memorabilia are housed in the Polka Lovers Club of Texas Museum (PLCTM) in La Grange.
Sunday, January 8
Installation of Officers, Royalty/Free Dance!
American Legion, Sealy
10:30 AM Polka Mass
11:30 AM Members' free dinner
12:30 PM Meeting & installation of officers, royalty
2-6 PM Free public dance with music by The New Texas Plainsmen
Sunday, February 19
Annual Klub Fundraiser
American Legion, Wallis
2-6 PM Dance to music by Red Ravens, admission: $10
Silent auction * 50/25/25 Drawings * Raffle * Door Prizes
2016 Board Members
President: Kathy Cernosek firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Rudy Antrich email@example.com
Executive Secretary: Open
Membership Secretary: Betty Tidwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Pat Vrazel email@example.com
Sunshine Lady: Barbie Loitz firstname.lastname@example.org
King and Queen: Russell & Barbie Loitz
Prince and Princess: Randy and Kathy Cernosek
Dues are only $12 for single and $24 for couple. For more information on membership, contact Betty Tidwell at 281-452-4174 or email@example.com. Or download the membership application and mail to: Betty Tidwell, PO Box 789, Channelview, TX 77530