On Holy Saturday, April 4, Fr. Gabe of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church invited us to share the Polish tradition of blessing the baskets of food for Easter.
The food items in the święconka or Easter basket have special significance.
Our 2014 annual potluck dinner was our best ever. Eighty-five guests arrived, food in hand, expecting a good time, and they were not disappointed. The array of fine Polish food was spectacular. And we had a special treat: a dance performance followed by a dance contest offered by Elite Dance International of Mt. Pleasant. Numerous door prizes were offered by Kiawah House Care, D & Z House of Books, Crave Charleston Catering, Lokal Sea Bar Restaurant on John’s Island, Euro Foods, and Rio Grande Restaurant.
Special thanks to our executive committee members Basia Rembiesa, Inka Szczypkowska, Beata Rogala Craver, Kasia Puckhaber, Jacek Bielawski and to our music director Stan Trojanowski. Club business sponsors are Kiawah House Care, Teresa Law from Carolina One Real Estate, and Beata Bennett from Dunes Properties.
Holy Saturday brings the blessing of the baskets. On April 19, Father Gabe of St. Joseph’s Church blessed the traditional Easter foods in our baskets with a generous blessed the traditional Easter foods in our baskets with a generous sprinkling of holy water.
Club members celebrated Opłatek 2013 the evening of December 12 in the stables of the Old South Carriage Tours on Anson St., Charleston.
After Fr. Artur Przywara from St. Theresa the Little Flower Church said the blessing, Vice President Barbara Rembiesa introduced the opłatek celebration and then Events Coordinator Beata Craver lead us in singing Christmas carols. Refreshments included wine, water, bread, smolec and pickles.
Along with the opłatek wafers shared that evening, additional wafers were sold with proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We wish to thank our gracious host for this this evening David Compton, owner of Old South Carriage Tours.
Click here for an explanation of the opłatek Christmas tradition: http://www.catholiccompany.com/content/Oplatki-Christmas-Tradition.cfm
The Executive Committee wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season. Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
Join Us for 2014
Make a connection with our Polish heritage and enjoy good fellowship with the Polish American Society of Charleston. Click here for the membership form.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Sieracki email@example.com
Beata Rogala firstname.lastname@example.org
Inka Szczypkowska email@example.com