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  • 30 Sep 2019 10:20 AM | PACC Admin (Administrator)

    On Saturday, September 21st, the Polish American Citizens Club held its 80th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser. The event raised over $10,000 and all the proceeds will be going towards much needed building repairs.  

    “Our home is 80 years old, but like with any old home, it is in need of repairs,” notes Stasia Kacprzak, the Club’s president and the first woman to hold this position.   “The money we raised will allow us to start to fix some of the building issues, like the leaking roof and damaged floors.” 

    Club officers hope that the Gala was just the beginning of a new era for the club.  “We were founded as a civic and social organization over 90 years ago and we hope people, particularly 2nd and 3rd generation Polish-Americans will become members,” says Erica Manczuk Stocks, the Club’s Secretary.   “Membership starts at $30 annually, so it is a very small sum to pay to support the club, our mission, and to increase our impact on our community.” Non-Polish members can also join as Associate Members.

    The event began with cocktails and appetizers, donated by Cafe Polonia.  Guests were able to peruse the historical photo displays set up around the room, showcasing important moments in the building’s 80 year history, including a visit from Senator John Kennedy in 1955 and the sailors seeking political asylum from communist Poland in 1989.  State Representative David Biele and Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George attended and Biele presented the Club with citations from Governor Baker’s office and the Massachusetts State Legislature.  

    The following Past-Presidents of the Club were presented with special gifts in recognition of their service:

    • Christopher Lisek, immediate Past President
    • Alexander Lisek
    • Richard Stojanowski

    Christine Oplia and Aneta Pokorski, wives of late Presidents Zbislaw “Tony” Opila and Robert “Staga” Pokorski, were also recognized.

    Past President and the Club’s longest-living member, Joseph Nowak, 90, was honored and presented with a special gift, a decanter engraved with the Club’s logo and a birthday cake.

    Buffet dinner was donated by EuromartCafe Polonia and DJ’s Market and included delicious traditional Polish food.  Event sponsors were Phia Group,Law Offices of Russo and MinchoffSkoah Boston, and the Polish American Heritage and Community Foundation.  

  • 11 Dec 2018 10:53 AM | PACC Admin (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Polish American Citizens Club installed its new officers and board of directors for 2019 at their monthly members meeting.

    Mrs. Stasia Kacprzak was sworn in for her second term as the Club’s President and General Manager, and Mrs. Erica Manczuk Stocks was sworn in as the new Recording Secretary.  Mr. Joseph Nowak and Mr. Peter Dziedzic were re-elected to their positions and sworn in at Vice President and Treasurer, respectfully.

    The Board of Directors includes two returning members, Ms. Dawn Morris and Mr. Jay Judas, and three new members, Ms. Amanda Carey, Mr. Eric Basile, and Mr. Hugh Whiting.

    “It is great to see our Polish-American members wanting to becoming involved in this club,” said Mrs. Kacprzak.  “Our club needs the energy, enthusiasm, and support of young Polish-Americans in order to for us to be successful and I am delighted to work with the new officers and directors..”

    “For people like myself, who grew up in this club, we want to see it grow and thrive,” said Mrs. Stocks. “I am very proud of my Polish-American heritage and I encourage all first, second, and even third generation Polish-Americans to get involved and become members.”  

    2019 will also marks the 80th anniversary of the Polish American Citizens Club.  “So many other ethnic social clubs in Boston and around the country are disappearing,” said Mr. Dziedzic. “And we are still here and we want to be for another 80 years.”

    To learn more about the club, its events, and how you can become a member, please go to  You can also follow them on Facebook ( and twitter and Instagram at @polishclubbos.

    ABOUT: The Polish American Citizens Club is a social club and community organization that strives to enrich and advance the lives of its members by fostering community engagement and to support and promote Polish American culture and tradition. It is located at 82 Boston Street, located in the heart of Dorchester's Polish Triangle. Learn more at  

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