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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, and a fundraiser in February.

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.

2017 Events

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

Sunday, July 9
Membership Meeting/Dance

American Legion, Sealy

10:30 AM Polka Mass
11:30 AM Members $5 dinner
12:30 PM Meeting & announcement of 2 winners of $500 (each) scholarship
2-6 PM     Public dance with music by Holub Polka Band ($5 cover for nonmembers)

 

2017 Board Members

President: Kathy Cernosek kreznicek10@hotmail.com
Vice President: Rudy Antrich lka1940@att.net
Executive Secretary: Bernice Barclay beebarclay@windstream.net
Membership Secretary: Betty Tidwell bjtidwell@sbcglobal.net
Treasurer: Mary Lou Schroeder schrdr_rck@yahoo.com
Sunshine Lady: Barbie Loitz bloitz@yahoo.com

Directors
Marilyn Adamcik 979-561-8636
Willie Bohuslav jwbohuslav@aol.com
Randy Cernosek kreznicek10@hotmail.com
Ron Foley foley2@sbcglobal.net

Committees
Apparel & Specialty Items - Marvin & JoAnn Stasny marvstasny@sbcglobal.net
Choral Group - Benny Okruhlik beokru@charter.net
Dance Group & Parades - Bennie Stolarski bbstol@sbcglobal.net
Telephone - Mary Lou Lawson hmllawson@sbcglobal.net

King and Queen: Stan & Betty Nemec spnemecski@aol.com
Prince and Princess: Michael & Deborah Logue dsvateklogue@marathonoil.com

Dues are only $12 for single and $24 for couple. For more information on membership, contact Betty Tidwell at 281-452-4174 or bjtidwell@sbcglobal.net. Or download the membership application and mail to: Betty Tidwell, PO Box 789, Channelview, TX 77530