Gary Stewart, Secretary

I would like to introduce you to our new secretary, Gary Stewart. Gary’s Polish heritage
begins with his mother Joanne and her parents, Paul and Dorothy Mrozek. His grandparents
were longtime members of the Polka Boosters, as well as their brothers and sisters. Gary
shares that Polish traditions and customs run deep in their family. Growing up, he recalls
listening to polkas in the basement while playing pool and celebrating the holidays. Christmas
Eve and Easter are his favorite holidays followed by May Crowning. Gary lives downriver in
Trenton and has been given the title of “honorary resident of Wyandotte”. With that said, Our
Lady of the Scapular (previously Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) annual festival is his all-time
favorite. When it comes to polka music, Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones with Senior and Junior is one he
considers the best. Gary feels very fortunate to have made so many wonderful friends in the Polish
community. He has 35 years of service working for a major airline. This has given him the opportunity to travel all over the world including 2 trips to Poland. Gary’s friends and traditions are important to him. He looks forward to his new position as club Secretary. We are happy to have him on board!

-Shirley Siwiec