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About PNA Lodge 513

We invite you to become familiar with our history and pride! With over 100 years of service and support to the polish community, PNA Lodge 513 is just as active as ever. Our Lodge boasts two facilities that are perfect for club meetings and events, as well as renting for personal parties. Find out more about our rich history below. Don't forget to check out our gallery, too!

About PNA Lodge 513

The Polish National Alliance Lodge 513 in Wallingford, CT was founded April 13, 1900.  Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to bringing people of Polish and Slavic heritage together for mutual aid, support, and camaraderie.  We strive to preserve, foster, and continue our proud Polish traditions throughout our community and beyond.  PNA Lodge 513 members pride themselves on being an extended family.  This family pledges their spirit and efforts to preserve and improve the lodge for its future family members. Read more about our History here.

Social Activities

Our lodge has also taken pride in being a center for social activities.  We have sponsored the traditional Swieconka dinner, the Annual Family Picnic, Harvest Dinner & Dance, the Annual Children's Christmas Party, National Polish Heritage month in October, Sweetheart Dance in February, St. Patrick's Dinner in March, and a New Year's Eve celebration. Also, other local organizations have turned to our PNA club to celebrate their Polish Pride.

Our Facility

In 1932, PNA Lodge 513 purchased 24 acres of land on North Plains Industrial Road, known then as Paden Park.  Soon afterwards, it was renamed the Polish National Alliance Park. Then, the Polish community not only built a pavilion for dancing and parties, but also cleaned and developed the property and the pond. Our PNA Park facility has been the scene of picnics, polka dances, festivals, non-profit/fundraising events, sports extravaganzas and much more...

Giving Back

During World War I and II, the club took part in the national war effort.  Clothing and funds were collected for the relief of war victims.  In March 1971, the lodge announced the beginning of a scholarship fund for deserving high school graduates desiring to further their education.  In its first year three scholarships were awarded for a total of $700.  40 years later, Lodge 513 has grown substantially, but has not lost sight of its values and continues to aid worthy students in need of financial assistance.  Additionally, the club has sponsored numerous sport teams over the years. Today, Lodge 513 sponsors recreational softball.

Our Officers

President: Edward J. Zavaski
1st Vice President: Dianne Marcantonio
2nd Vice President: John Zielinskii
Financial Secretary: Edward Zolkiewicz Jr.
Treasurer: Andrew Czerniewski
Recording Secretary: Vicky Zolkiewicz-Macinnis
Marshall: Alan Zakrzewski
Bar Trustees:   Bruce Kiselauskas
                            George Yasensky
Book Trustees:  John Perkowski
                             Elizabeth Lechowicz
Rental Agent:  Tracy Gonzales

Custodian: Zygmunt Wilk

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