September 2022 Report
Spring is in the air which for me personally, brings with it a breath of fresh air and a sense of optimism.
Our new menu is now on offer and I invite you to come in and try the new food combinations which, as always, are very tasty and certainly very filling! Along with a new menu, the restaurant has new opening hours. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 11am – 2pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 4pm – 9pm. (We are closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.)
The August/September winner of our children’s colouring competition has been selected and has won a fun prize from the club. A new image for October is now available. A reminder that pictures must be coloured-in by children whilst at the Club and all entries are displayed in the restaurant. At the end of each month, a winner will be selected by Polonia’s kitchen staff. Entry forms are available from the staff. Happy colouring, and thank you to all the children who take part!
Our next Market Day will be on Saturday, 8th October and as usual, doors will open to the public at 9am and we will be open until 1pm (or until sold out). This month however, we will have a live music attraction to entertain you in the beer garden as you enjoy beverages and krańskis; the downstairs bar open from 10am. Our range of stalls will feature regular favourites and the Polonia restaurant will be open from 11am until 2pm and then again from 4pm until 9pm. We encourage you to reserve a table by calling 3369 2747. The Library will be open from 9am until midday. Membership renewals can be processed at the downstairs bar during the Market.
Polish folkloric dance group “Wisła” invites everyone to celebrate a Polish-style Octoberfest at Polonia on Saturday, 15th October. Starting at 7:30pm, it promises to be a great night of fun and dancing. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the door or as per the poster details. Both members and non-members are welcome.
The wonderful Polish community on the Gold Coast known as “Tu bije polskie serce” is organising yet another fund-raising event that will see all proceeds go to Polonia. Everyone is welcome to attend the 1st VIP Polish Cocktail Party on Saturday, 5th November 2022 (7pm – midnight) to be held at Botanica at Collective Space, Shop 7/19 Brolga Avenue, Southport. Tickets are $120 per person and are currently available on Trybookings: LINK. Every ticket goes into the draw for a $500 prize! Further information can be obtained from Marta: 0410 646 669
Date claimer: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of the Annual General Meeting of Polonia has been moved to Sunday, 30th October, 2022. According to our Constitution, Management Committee members serve a two-year term and this year is not an electoral year in terms of voting members to positions on the Management Committee. However, the existing Management Committee is seeking to expand our numbers in order to better handle our significant workload. Therefore, there will be a formal motion at the AGM to add two new committee positions (Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer) and we are currently calling for expressions of interest for these roles. The Assistant Secretary will have a primary focus on taking meeting minutes, with some additional clerical duties. The Assistant Treasurer will have a primary focus on grant sourcing and application writing. Both roles require a high degree of fluency in written and spoken English. According to our Constitution, only Ordinary and Life members are eligible for election to the Management Committee, therefore we invite eligible members interested in either of these roles to submit a covering letter and CV to the Secretary ([email protected]) no later than Sunday, 16th October. If you have any questions or would like additional information about the proposed roles, please contact the Secretary.
With the AGM approaching, it is vital that you renew your Polonia membership! Not only does this allow you to keep enjoying discounts and other member benefits, it also allows you to vote at the AGM.According to our Constitution, while all members can attend an AGM, only Life Members and Ordinary members with paid up dues are eligible to vote at the AGM. You will be able to renew your membership at the AGM prior to the commencement of the meeting, however, we encourage you to renew prior to the AGM if possible. Information about renewing your membership is available on our new website. Click here for “Membership”. Thank you to all members who have renewed thus far – your financial support helps us to realise important improvements to the Club’s infrastructure.
If you are looking for a venue for a Christmas party (or something else), please consider booking the Polish Club. We offer great meals and drinks at reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere. We can cater from 2 to 200 people with free parking for patrons. For function enquiries, call 3369 2747 or email: [email protected]
In closing, I wish to sincerely thank Ann and Stan Macionis for their delightful letter of thanks and encouragement to the Management Committee and for their unexpected generous financial donation in support of further development of our association. Thank you so very much!
To stay fully informed about what is happening at “Polonia”, I encourage you to regularly look at the calendar on our new website: Click here to see “Events” and follow our Facebook page: Click here to go to our Facebook page and/or our Instagram account: Click here to go to our Instagram page.