St. Joseph's Polish Society, Inc.
395 South Main Street | Colchester, CT 06415 | (860) 537-2550 (Phone)  (860)-537-2126 (FAX)

 Witamy (Welcome)...

Established in 1934, we are located at 395 South Main Street in Colchester, Connecticut.  We are a non-profit organization that has been serving the Colchester area for 80 years. 

We take great pride in our heritage and work actively in the community. We have many functions and events for both members and non-members. There is plenty of parking, and the hall can be rented for special occasions.  For the comfort of our guests and members, St. Joe's enforces a no smoking policy in our hall at all times, and restricts smoking in our bar during major events held at the club.  

See the
 Contact Us
 page for club and hall rental information.

Wanda Mrowka (L) and Stella Ploszaj (R)
Honoring Stella and Wanda…

On Sunday, November 9th, family, friends, and other invited guests honored Stella (Zawisza) Ploszaj for her 40 years of service to the club as a member and President of the Ladies Auxiliary.

Stella, who is 93 years young, was born and raised in the family home located in the Westchester section of Colchester before moving to her current home in Salem with her husband, the late Joe Ploszaj.  She was one of the original members of the Auxiliary when it was formed in 1974, along with her sister, the late Tillie Zeleznicky.  Stella is still involved in the kitchen, helping the Auxiliary ladies cater many of the wedding, retirement, funeral, and other receptions held at the club.

President Frank Zeleznicky, Stella's nephew, thanked his aunt for all her hard work in support of the club, and Vice-President Tom Grzeika read a proclamation from the Connecticut General Assembly that spoke of Stella's dedication to the club, her culinary skills, and her service to the community.  Treasurer John Bogush also gave tribute to Stella.

Stella's younger sister, Wanda Mrowka, who is 91 years old, attended the celebration, too.  Although retired from the club's kitchen, Wanda remains Secretary of the Auxiliary.  Wanda was also recognized for her many years of active service to the women's group.

A buffet dinner of popular Polish food was served that included kielbasa, pierogi, galumpki, coleslaw, and Stella's infamous "lazy man's pierogi"--sauerkraut and noodles.  The celebration ended with a large cake, decorated in the Polish national colors of red and white.

2015 Annual Dues
Your $60.00 check should be made out to the St. Joseph's Polish Society and mailed to the club at 395 South Main Street, Colchester 06415 by January 1, 2015.  Cash and checks will also be accepted at the bar.  Thank you!



President:  Frank Zeleznicky
Vice-President:  Thomas Grzeika
Treasurer:  John Bogush
Recording Secretary:  Mike Hajdun
Financial Secretary:  Janek Gadomski


Terry Dominick    
Don Hibbert    
Don Rahl    Ron Carrero
Ed Taranto    Frank Palmer    
Tony Tarnowski
Butch Przekopski    Joe Kabara


President:  Stella Ploszaj
Vice-President:  Virginia (Ginni) Dominick
Secretary:  Wanda Mrowka
Treasurer:  Dorothy Mrowka

At the September 2014 Colchester Lions Club dinner,
JACK McNICHOLS, received the 
Life Membership award.
Congratulations, Jack!

Jack McNichols receives the Lions Club Life Membership award from Lion Julie Shilosky



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