Why Should I become a member of the PNA?  We are a Fraternal organization, as you may know. But, what does this mean? How are we different? What does the PNA offer that I cant get some where else?  The answer is that as a Member of the PNA, you are considered as family in the PNA. Our Members are all part of an organization that cares about you. Assets that the PNA acquires goes right back to our Members, our Polish heritage, and what we represent and support and not lining pockets of big cooperates or any off shore investors.  We support Poland, all people of Polish descendent's, Polish-Americans and take Pride in our Polish heritage.
Next Lodge Business Meeting: July 15th 2014, 6:00 PM, ACPL Little Turtle Branch, 2201 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne

Friday, November 27, 2009

Merry Christmas! - Wesółych Świąt!
Enjoy watching these two Christmas versions of The Nanny Christmas & Niania Wigilia!

Nanny Christmas (1-3)


Niania Wigilia (1-6)










(double-click on video to view in full screen)

"Niania" is as close to the original show "The Nanny" of any of the foreign remakes. Set in Warsaw and Stars Agnieszka Dygant as Frania Maj, who comes from Praga, a poor and old district on the other side of Vistula river.

Monday, October 26, 2009


White Eagle Lodge website http://www.pna3149.com/

The White Eagle Lodge new website address is www.pna3149.com.  Our old address: "www.geocities.com/pna3149/" will no longer work as Yahoo GeoCities hosting closed on October 26th 2009.  If the new site is is unavailable, please check back later. We have been experiencing some server issues This will be resolved soon.  Thanks.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Visit of PNA Home Office, October 19th, 2009

Frank Spula, Nellie Wood, Jeff Wilenski, Jean Podzielinski, George Wilenski, Paul Odrobina

Holy Trinity Polish Church, Chicago, IL

Fort Wayne White Eagle Lodge Members visit to Chicago on October 19th, 2009. One of our key points of interest for our trip was to visit our Home Office. We also were able to enjoy Chicago’s Polish ethnic areas, restaurants, shopping and Delis which are not available in Fort Wayne. We had a visit to the Polish Museum of America and Holy Trinity Church. 

    Paul Odrobina & Nellie Wood in Paul's Office!              Paul Odrobina & Teresa Abick            

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wigilia Dinner December 12th 2009

Most Polish people would not think of having Christmas or the Holidays without having Wigilia. Wigilia is the most revered and cherished Holiday Celebration, abundant in tradition, customs and folklore. The White Eagle Lodge celebrates Wigilia each year, and we invite you to join us in the sharing of the Optlatek, exchange Good Wishes and Blessing in to the new year.
Lodge 3149 Wigilia Dinner
December 12th 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Aboite Township Fire House Banquet Room
11321 Aboite Ctr. Rd, Ft. Wayne, IN
RSVP (260) 432-2414

- except of one of our past Wigilias, "about 50 people gathered... for the annual Wigilia Dinner of Polish National Alliance White Eagle Lodge 3149 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Each place setting was decorated with three sprigs of wheat bound by a colorful ribbon symbolizing the unity of the Blessed Trinity. A special crystal bell resounded seven times to commemorate each of the recently deceased lodge members, for whom the empty place at table had been set. The meatless dinner consisted of salad, fish chowder, baked fish, pierogi, kapusta, several vegetables and sernik for desert. An important part of the program was conducted by Lodge President Stanley Podzieliñski who explained the ritual sharing of Oplatek, the sheaves of grain in the four corners of the banquet room, the significance of hay and straw and other Polish Christmas customs and beliefs..." - from The Polish American Journal

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Polish Film Festival (view flyer)
Fort Wayne Sister City International
October 20th 2009
Fort Wayne Cinema Center

We have plans to see the Movie Pan Tadeusz on October 20th 2009 at the Fort Wayne Cinema Center.  Showing sponsored by the Fort Wayne Sister City International.  Last year's showing was the movie Katyn. Prior to the move was some social time with Polish food. Our Lodge sponsored an exchange student Marta Mazura and host family to attend.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Polish Day at the Dash-In

Lodge get-together for "Polish Day" at the Dash-In - Our members enjoyed a Polish lunch together at the Dash-In restaurant’s “The Tastes of Poland ” in Fort Wayne on July 12, 2009. Polish Day has been a yearly event on the first day of the Three Rivers Festival, ever since the Fort Wayne International Festival stopped having the event, which our Lodge always had a huge success participating in.

Saturday, May 30, 2009



The White Eagle Lodge continues to support the Polish 4-H Rural Youth Program. This year’s program hosted 27 Polish 4-H students and deligates in Northeast Indiana. They stayed with Host Families in Allen, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties from May 28-June 8, 2009. On May 30, 2009 several of our Lodge members attended a Hog Roast Pot Luck Picnic held at the 4-H Extension Office at IPFW in Fort Wayne. This was part of their “Fort Wane Day.” The 4-H students, delegates, advisers, host families and guest attended the hog roast and pot luck. Their advisers showed a video of their programs in Poland and gave a brief history of their group. A group from NE Indiana will travel to Poland in 2010. More information about the program can be found here.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


“PNA White Eagle Lodge #3149 Hosts the 2008 District XV Convention.”
Our Lodge was proud to be the Host for the 2008's District XV Convention and thank Terre Coupe's Liberty Star Lodge for the use of their facilities and everyone who made the Convention a success. I want to specifically thank our National Vice President Paul Odrobina for his talk about Fraternalism, Our Commissioners Mary Wozniak and George Gustas for all their help and dedication to the Lodge’s in District XV, Congratulations goes to our National Director Barbara Martin, District XV Man & Woman of the year Censor Steve Tarkarski and Past Comissoner Irene Wroblenski, Past Comissioner Joe Samreta for all his support, Everyone who devoted their time working in the Conventions’ Committees, Congratulation to the new Officers elected for District XV: Sally Russell, Secretary, Jeanette Filip, Treasurer, and Directors, Irene Wroblewski, Helen Macher, Joseph Samreta, Nancy Teller, Jeff Wilenski, Janina Wojcik and Mille Rytel. I thank Louise Szczypiorski and staff who did an excellent job in preparing the Conventions meals. I thank Allison for her preparations and give her and her family condolences on that day, and last but not least our Lodge Members who proved themselves to be professional and “on the ball.”

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


"Commissioner Mary Wozniak Congratulates Lodge President Jeff Wilenski."
On January 20th, 2009 PNA District XV Comissioner Mary Wozniak, Installed Our Lodge Officers for 2009. After each Officer read their duties according to the PNA bylaws, Mary Wozniak lead in the Oath for Officers with the Officers reciting their swear to promise to execute and uphold their duties according to the bylaws. Witness to the Oath (those present) District 15 Comissioner Mary Wozniak, White Eagle Lodge President Jeff Wilenski, Vice President Richard Pacer, Financial Secretary Jean Podzielinski, Recording Secretary Nellie Wood, Corresponding Secretary Joyce Pacer, and Lodge Member Phyllis Murphy. The Lodge Treasurer George Wilenski was instilled at the next Meeting on February 17th 2009.