Sunday April 26th, 2015 will be the general membership meeting and public dance @ Romy's Nitingale in Black Creek, WI. The meeting will be held around 1:30pm, with the dance to follow @ 2pm-5pm with music by Orv Konop's Dance Band. Reduced admission for WI Polka Hall of Fame members!
Also, we will be honoring 3 Wisconsin polka greats with "Distinguished Service" awards: Ralph Kraynik (trumpeter w/ Jerry Voelker's Jolly Gents), Jim Kirschstein (Cuca Records), and Ted Goeden (Tubist & promoter in the Wausau area)
Congratulations to all of the 2014 Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame award winners & nominees. 2014 award winners are:
Lifetime Achievement- Earl McNellis (Cousin Fuzzy) *pictured
Support & Promotion- Jerry Schneider
Cultural Heritage- West Bend Germanfest
Honor Roll- Greg Laabs & Brian Brueggen
Band of the Year- The Goodtime Dutchmen
Youth Achievement- Andy Grawien
Youth Mentor- Tuba Dan Jerabek
Side Musician of the year- Mark Krutzik, Tom Schneider, and Marty Nachreiner
Thank you to all of the members of the the WI Polka Hall of Fame that voted!