Officers
&
Board of Directors
2012

Joyce Smith
President

Tom Mielnicki
1st Vice President

Maureen Bock
Treasurer

Teresa Rychlinski
Corresponding Secretary

Sheila Tradeski
Recording Secretary

Keri Najdzion
Sergeant at Arms

Directors*

Thomas Najdzion
Bob Latour
Mary Jo Gottschalk
Sherrie Rosen
Emily Michalski
Darlene Folks


*2 year term

     
   

the polish town civic association
   
   

There is truly something special about Polish Town. 
You can see it walking the streets, stopping into the markets, talking with the residents.
It's said that everyone in Riverhead is Polish,
and with one in four residents claiming Polish heritage - that may be close to the truth. 
The truth is that Riverhead is a very special place to live because
the polish immigrants who made their way to the new world and settled here to live were very special.
The Polish Civic Association helps to ensure their pride and customs live on in our community
!

In 1975, while Riverhead Town was planning celebrations for their Bicentennial, a committee was formed to represent Polish Town. It was from that committee that the Polish Town Civic Association was born with a mission to promote the history of Polish Town, renew its community spirit and turn it into an ethnic showplace.
Our Philanthropies include, to name a few, beautification of the Polish Town streets,
scholarships and baskets for the needy.

   

Burte Harris, Kay Davis, Fran Alec / Jamesport 2001There is something very special about the members of the Polish Town Civic Association.  That something special is the spirit that gave life to Polish Town USA and all the bright tomorrows that lie ahead.  The spirit lives in the hearts of the people who have made and continue to make Polish Town USA a very special lace.  It motivates their lives.  They are a SPECIAL BREED who devote endless hours of their time.  The re-birth of Polish Town has brought out the best in people.  The dream began in 1975 and the dreamers are still here - working to make Riverhead's Polish Town a very special place. 

 
 
Past Presidents
 
Irene Pendzick
Tony Regula
Bill Moisa Jr.
Linda Zagorski
Dan White Sr.
Fritzie Kulesa
Bill Brooks Jr.
Paul Podlas
Burte Harris
Jim Droskoski
Frank McKay
Karen Fleischman
Martin Zaneski
Kay Davis

Hank Kulesa
Russ Fleischman Jr.
1975
1976
1977
1978
1978-79
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985-86
1987-88
1989
1990-91

1992

1993
Adele Ambrose
Fran Alec
Claire LaTour
Rob Gottschalk
William Lapinski
Kay Davis
Claire LaTour
Frances Alec**
Kay Davis**
Burte Harris**
Adele Ambrose
Hank Kulesa
Marianne Trubish
Barbara Szczepanik
Ann Marie Lozowy
Carol Worrell
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001-02
2001-02
2001-02
2003
2004
2005
2006-08
2009

2010-11
 

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**Starting in 1975, the Polish Town Civic Association grew out of the need for the community to be able to represent and promote itself within Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, the nation, and the world.  At the dawn of a new millennium, the organization voted to include a policy change from one presidency to three Executive Presidents for a two year term. This was in effect from 2001-2002. In 2003, the organization returned to the current structure.

 

 

 
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