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CAPITAL CITY POLKA DANCERS ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 33 Camp Hill, PA. 17011-0033 “Delivering Polka Excellence To The Polka Community” +++ March 2009 +++

President: Van Webster Vice President: Andy Green Rec. Secretary: Lois Wolfersberger Treasurer: Carol Heide Financial Secretary: Bill Fenwick Dance Instructors: Don & Josie Casner Sunshine: Pat Ankerbrandt Membership: Wayne Bowers Nominating Chairperson: Andy Green Newsletter: Carol Heide

717-230-9795 717-761-1450 717-737-0753 717-230-9795 717-763-9494 717-436-2743 717-732-6287 717-939-6788 717-761-1450 717-230-9795

Board: Luther Wolfersberger Board: Jim Robbins Board: John Freidhoff Board: Shirley Young Board: Mary Ann Freund Board: Shirley Weiss Publicity: Barb Fenwick Hospitality: Doris Lenkevich Hospitality: Helen Shirk Hospitality: Bev Reifsnyder

717-737-0753 717-432-0686 717-766-7068 717-774-1136 717-652-2521 717-975-0114 717-763-9494 717-774-6665 717-774-5671 717-834-4831

CCPDA MEETINGS : The next Board Meeting will be held Mar 5th at 6:00 PM and the General Meeting will be Mar 5th at 7:30 PM. Both meetings are held at the Mt. Olivet U.M. Church 5000 Simpson Ferry Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA. Meeting news :


The February 5, 2009 CCPDA General Meeting was opened by President Van Webster with the Pledge of Allegiance. We had 17 members present with no visitors.

Pat Ankerbrandt was very busy in January.

John Friedhoff reported that the Polka Mass was a success however we did not get a large number of visitors from the church due to the inclement weather. Andy Green made a motion to modify the Band Contract addendum to request the bands to play a variety of special figure dances and other ballroom dances. He feels that having a variety will encourage better dance attendance and new members. The motion was carried. The board entered a motion and received approval to donate $200.00 to the Polka Fun Time Benefit Dance that will be held March 29th at Monaghan Fire Hall. Joanne and Deb and their radio show are great supporters of our club.

Treasurer’s Report: Our Treasurer reported the general balance as of December 31, 2008 was $6,753.62. The income for the month of January was $1,486.00 with expenses of $1,677.76. The general balance as of January 31,2009 was $6,561.86 for a loss of $191.76 for the month. The income for our January dance was $1,471.00 and the expenses were $1,097.22 for a profit of $373.78.

Our Treasurer reported that the IRS 1099 forms have been filed and sent to the bands from 2008.

She sent get well cards to Elvin Heck (shoulder surgery), Helen Marie Sklar (hip replacment), Mike Zabrucky (pacemaker), Irene Sheats (back surgery), Pete Drueckhammer (knee surgery), Fran Rozman (knee replacement) and Sam Black (broken wrist). Sympathy cards were sent to Sam Black (sister and niece) and Mary Zabrucky (son). Membership: Wayne Bowers reports from sunny Florida that our current membership stands at 345 members.

We need you ! Our club is made up of wonderfully talented people and you can make a difference. The nominating committee of Andy Green and Mary Ann Freund is looking for officers and 2 board members to help lead our club. Please support your club by serving in one of these important positions. If you are asked to help , please say “Yes I can”. Thank you.

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POLKA DANCE SCHEDULE MARCH 2009 CCPDA dances are held from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM except as noted. All dances are held at the Holy Name of Jesus Church unless otherwise noted. CCPDA : call your regular salesperson or Shirley Weiss at 975-0114 for dance tickets.

Lebanon Polka Pals: Frank at 273-3661 Dutchland Polkateers: Martha at 665-2918 White Rose: Andy at 244-3436 Alpenrose: Edie at 764-1725 Lancaster Liederkranz: Doris Blouin at 697-8455 Lakeside Ballroom: Joe at 570-622-3321 or John at 570-455-7676 March 7

White Rose

“Joe Stanky & the Cadets” 7:00 to 11:00 PM

March 14

Capital City

“ Polka Partners Orchestra ” 7:30 to 11:30 PM

Please note the change of band . Due to illness the Joe Grkman Band will not be performing on March 14th.

March 22

Lebanon Polka Pals

“PA Villagers” St. Patrick’s Dance 2:00 to 6:00 PM

March 28

Dutchland Polkateers

“Joy IV”

March 28

Lancaster Liederkranz

“Walt Groller” Ein Abend in Wien

March 29

Polka Fun Time Benefit “The Shoreliners” Monaghan Fire Hall 2:00 to 6:00PM

50’s Dance 7:00 to 11:00 PM

If anyone has plastic Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt on Sat April 4th please call Lois Wolfersberger at 737-0753

Oh sure, I took all the calories out !!!

Please join us at the CCPDA General Meetings to learn the latest news and be part of the discussions. Your input and ideas are welcomed. Of course some say the goodies at the end of the meeting are the best part !

Of course, this is part of my diet !!

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George Tarasek and the Polka Partners Orchestra

We are pleased to introduce George Tarasek and the Polka Partners Orchestra as our band for the March 14th dance. The orchestra is from Wilkes-Barre Pa. and was started by George Tarasek Sr. 35 years ago. When he passed away in 1989, his son George Jr. took over the band to continue the tradition he started. The gentlemen in the orchestra are Frank Westawski on accordion who performed with George Sr. for 17 years, Brian Mallery on trumpet, Mike Hatalski on tenor sax, Bill Erdman on drums and lead vocals and George Jr. on clarinet, alto and tenor sax and vocals. Over the last 20 years the orchestra has performed in the Catskill Resorts with The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra and at the Dick Pillar weekends plus many of the resorts and casinos in that area. The Wilke-Barre PBS TV station airs a show called Pennsylvania Polka that the band has performed on numerous times. Wilkes-Barre also hosts the Kosciuszko Ball which is one of the premier formal affairs in the area honoring Thaddeus Kosiuszko. The band has played at the ball for the past 13 years. Recently the band performed at the Convention Center in Ocean City , MD for their Octoberfest celebration. Along with performing the eastern style polkas of Ray Henry, The Connecticut Twins, Bernie White and Walt Solek, the band has evolved into playing ballroom dance and music from the 50’s and early 60’s , Latin, a little rock and roll and traditional German.

So please join us on March 14th to enjoy the music of George Tarasek and the Polka Partners Orchestra.

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Come One Come All to the 9th Annual CCPDA

EASTER EGG HUNT SATURDAY APRIL 4 , 2009 at NOON HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP CREEKVIEW PARK PICNIC GROUNDS ( NORTH) All children, grandchildren or 2 guests of any CCPDA member are invited. Children will hunt eggs by age groups up to 12 years old.

PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 30, 2009 To Lois Wolfersberger at 737-0753


*** Directions ***

Hot Dogs, Snacks, Hot Chocolate and Drinks following the egg hunt.

Take the Creekview exit (Exit#2) off of Route 581. Go east (right) for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 miles and turn left into the park.

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Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance February 14, 2009

Valentine’s Day was celebrated by dancing with your sweetheart to the wonderful music of The Polka Family band. Attendance was 190 people. Thank you Pat Ankerbrandt for being our ticket sponsor this month. Also a big thank you to our hosts of the evening Mim & Fred Bednar, Jean & Jerry Morrison and Kim & Ed Anderson. We appreciate you all taking the time to decorate the hall . I didn’t personally see it but I am told the hall looked festive decorated with hearts for Valentine’s Day and everyone dressed in red looked great. A special thank you to those who brought door prizes.

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EDDIE’S POLKA WEEKEND FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 6, 7, 8, 2009 VILLA ROMA RESORT, CALLICOON, NEW YORK A POLKA WEEKEND BUS TRIP HOSTED BY CAPITAL CITY POLKA DANCERS FOR ALL POLKA PEOPLE CONTACT PERSON - HELEN SHIRK – 717-774-5671 FEATURED BANDS Dennis Polisky and The Maestro Men (CT) Tommy Thomas (MD) Eddie Forman (MA) Dyna Brass (MI) Eddie Derwin and The Polka Naturals (PA) Rhythm and Music WEEKEND INCLUDES Motorcoach - Deluxe Rooms - 5 Non Kosher Meals - Night Club Show - All Taxes and Gratuities, Check-in and Welcoming Parties - Polka Mass - All Hotel Facilities – Indoor Swimming Pool Dinner and night club seating assigned by the Promoter Friday:

ITINERARY Check in party with music, wine, beer soda and snacks Welcome party with music, open bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres Dinner followed by music provided by 2 bands


Wake up party with bloody marys and screwdrivers provided Breakfast, followed by music, dancing and T-Shirt contest in the night club Lunch, followed by music, dancing and costume party in the night club Dinner, followed by music, dancing, night club show and make your own ice cream sundae


Polka Mass in the Night Club: The Polka Naturals Brunch in the dining Room

PRICE: $420.00 Per Person double occupancy DEPOSIT: $100.00 Per Person due MAY 1, 2009 PAYMENTS may be made: July, 1 – August 1 – September 22 (Balance Due) Deposit guarantee’s a seat on the bus. Seat assignment when full payment is received. BUS DEPARTS: Ephrata at 7:30 a.m. BUS DEPARTS: Lower Allen at 8:45 a.m. BUS RETURNS: Lower Allen at 5:00 p.m. Ephrata 6:00 p.m. DEADLINE:

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 (checks payable to Helen F. Shirk - send to:)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------please print information HELEN F. SHIRK 1703 SHERWOOD ROAD NEW CUMBERLAND, PA. 17070-1455 NAME___________________________________________ PHONE _______________________ ADDRESS_______________________________________________________________________ (check one) BUS PICK UP LOCATION: EPHRATA_____________________LOWER ALLEN___________________

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March Birthdays Gerald Goss Shirley Podratsky Dusty Rhoades Suzanne Sheaffer Mary Husson Dorothy Kaspar Donald Casner Rachel Creasman Paul Styer Lilo Lorenz Andrew Lutzkanin Doris Blouin Warren Martin

03/01 03/01 03/03 03/04 03/04 03/04 03/06 03/11 03/12 03/14 03/16 03/16 03/16

Josephine Stanaszek William Polites Ruth Shreckengast Serge Kurilla Ethel Wall Patricia Barchuk Helen Lutzkanin Martin Nye Carol Bender Carol Brault Caroline Martin Nancy Jean Towsey

03/17 03/18 03/18 03/18 03/19 03/21 03/22 03/22 03/25 03/26 03/27 03/31

Happy Anniversary !

John & Joan Bowerman 03/01 Stan & Peggie Colestock 03/02 James & Ginny McCollum 03/06 Harold & Loretta Shollenberg 03/15 Michael & Deborah Trephan 03/15 Paul & Naomi Styer 03/16

Charles & Doris Cressler Jake & Beverly Reifsnyder Ron & Polly Bush Barry & Betty Lipschutz Todd & Nancy Schlobohm

03/17 03/17 03/21 03/25 03/27

Polka News The 5 albums that have been nominated for a Grammy are : 1. El Maestro Del Acordeon Y Sus Polkas by Paulino Bernal. 2. Speechless by LynnMarie and Charlie Kelley and The Boxhounds. 3. Back to Back Hall of Fame Polkas with Walter Ostanek and Band, Jerry Darlak and The Touch and Bob Kravos and The Boys in The Band. 4. Hungry for More by Polka Family Band. 5. Let the Whole World Sing by Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra.

Drum roll please ‌ and the Grammy winner for the 2009 Best Polka Album is

Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra !

Wishing you always -Walls for the wind And a roof for the rain and tea beside the fire Laughter to cheer you and those you love near you And all that your heart might desire.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day March 17th


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