Święcenie Pokarmów – Blessing of the Baskets

Saturday, April 15th 2017 at 11:00 AM

St. Joseph’s Church
1695 Wallenberg Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29414 (West Ashley)


Everyone is invited to bring a basket of food to be blessed by Father Gabe Smith in this popular Polish tradition celebrated on Holy Saturday.

After the Blessing of Food Baskets, there will be an Egg Hunt for children and the Polish American Society of Charleston invites you to join us to exchange Easter Greetings and Blessings. We will meet on the church grounds.

I hope to see you there!


Barbara Rembiesa, President

2017 Mardi Gras Carnival Ball

February 25, 2017
Starts @ 6:30pm

Location: Gage Hall  4 Archdale St, Charleston, SC
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A memorable evening of fine Polish hors d’oevres, great music, dancing and champagne.

This is an adult event & BYOB

The theme is “carnival” or “MardiGras”.
Masks and “carnival” attire are suggested.

Members $10.00 / Non-members $20.00

Limited Amount Reservations
Make Your Reservations Now!

Deadline to Buy tickets is FEBRUARY 15, 2017 !!!

Buy Tickets Here

Oplatek Celebration – 2013

The Opłatek celebration for members only: Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at 14 Anson Street, the Old South Carriage Co.  Opłatek wafers will be available for $2.00 a pair with proceeds donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The response has been wonderful; we expect a full house. Because space is very limited, we are no longer accepting additional rsvp’s.


Photos from our 2012 celebration.

Polish Banquet May 2013 – a Great Success!

Well over 50 of our members enjoyed a banquet that overflowed not only with a terrific selection of appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts, but also with fun conversations that continued late into the evening.  Barbara Rembiesa welcomed everyone with a surprise champagne toast, and Stan Trojanowski set the mood with a great selection of dancing music.  The cost of only $20, which included membership fees, made this evening the best bargain of the year and introduced us to many new members. Our thanks to the hardworking Executive Committee for this big success.

Look for announcements about our July picnic and our fall annual potluck dinner/dance.

Polish Dinner Invitation, May 17

Get ready to party Polish style! 

The Polish American Society of Charleston invites you to a festive dinner featuring outstanding Polish cuisine in the company of your friends and other members of the Club.
Reserve the date now: May 17th
Place: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St. Charleston SC
Time: 7:00 to 10:30
The cost will be $10 for each individual who has paid the membership dues for this year. All others may enjoy the dinner for $20 per person. (There is still time to send in this year’s membership to Charlie Sieracki, 2335 Rice Pond Road, Charleston SC 29414.) The Club is subsidizing this event from its previous fundraising activities – your dues and contributions at work.
Come out and enjoy a three-course meal loaded with options. This is not potluck, but a catered dinner, so we do need to know how many guests we will be serving. In order for us to get our food orders processed in time to serve you on May 17, we are asking guests to RSVP with a check by May 5. Please contact any of our board members.
Barbara Rembiesa rembiesa@musc.edu

Charlie Sieracki cmsieracki@msn.com

Beata Rogala bea_beaa@yahoo.com

Inka Szczypkowska inkaszcz@hotmail.com




“Members Only “Invitation to “Tea with W. Szymborska”

Wisława Szymborska is a popular Polish poet, essayist and translator who died in February of this year. In 1996, she was awarded the Noble Prize in Literature and is now read in translation in English and many European languages as well as in Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and Chinese.

Her poems are written in a conversational style and present everyday details with touching, poignant and ironic insights into what we all experience. Here are the first lines of her title poem from her book of poetry, Here.

I don’t know about other places,
but here on Earth there’s quite a lot of everything.
Here chairs are made and sadness,
scissors, violins, tenderness, transistors,
water dams, jokes, teacups.

In honor of Wisława Szymborska, the Polish Society of Charleston is holding a reading of five of her poems on Friday, May 18, at 7:00 pm at the home of Vice President, Barbara Rembiesa on James Island. Society members are cordially invited to attend the “Tea with W. Szymborska.” Seating is limited to about 20 Society members and guests so you are asked to RSVP to Gary @ freewhiteeagle@live.com as soon as possible, and I will give you details on the location. Acceptance will be on a “first come-first served” basis.

Blessing of the Easter Baskets

Easter BasketSt. Joseph Catholic Church will provide a traditional blessing of the Easter baskets on Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 am., followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids.

St. Joseph’s Church is located at 1695 Wallenberg Boulevard in Charleston, SC (843) 556-4611.

The Polish American Society of Charleston will be on hand to provide information on membership and upcoming activities.

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