Polish Social Club of Windsor members. Standing in the middle on left the current President Alina Jaworska-Sobiesiak, in the middle on the right former President and cofounder of the Club Idalia Rappe.
The Polish Social Club meeting with Gen. Stanislaw Maczek.
The General was the commander of the First Polish Armoured Division under Allied Command in 1942-45. Many members of the Club previously served under his command.
In 1954 Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski visited Windsor. After the death of General Wladyslaw Sikorski, General Kazimierz Sosnkowski became the Commandeer-in-Chief of the Polish Army in the West.
Kiosk of Polish arts and crafts set up in Jackson Park by the Club in 1958
Picture printed in the Windsor Star showing directors of the newly formed Branch of Canadian Polish Congress in Windsor. First from the left: Cat. Zbigiew Giera – the founder and the first president of the Social Club in 50’s.and 60’s and the leader in many local initiatives.
1961 “Windsor Star” note announcing the Club’s fifth annual cotillion ball titled “Carnival in Paris” staged in Dom Polski Hall.
The meeting with Halina Rogacka, the former president of Canadian Polish Congress (CPC).
From the left: Richard Chelstowski , Halina Roznawska, Halina Rogacka (President of Canadian Polish Congress), Zdzislaw Roznawski, Jerzy Barycki.
The traditional annual picnic held at Mrs. Idalia Rappe’s cottage
The celebration of 50-th anniversary of the Polish Social Club of Windsor. Members of the Club with Idalia Rappe – the former president of the Club for many years (standing 4-th from the right) and Walentyna Wolanska-Bachman (sitting in the first from right).
The Polish women wearing chaplets signaling that they are ready to be married. According to Polish tradition on mid-summer day the chaplets were threw into a river so a future husband would pick them up.
The annual mid-summer festival (Sobotki) in Amherstburg on June 23, 2011
This picture is taken after a formal Club’s meeting at one of our member’s home.
One of the annual swimming pool parties organized by the Club
The members of the Club in 2013. Sitting in the middle with flowers, the former President and cofounder of the Club – Mrs. Idalia Rappe. She is celebrating a milestone birthday.
2013 Easter party at our President’s residence.
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