About PNA Lodge 513
Seated (L to R) Edward Zolkiewicz, Financial Secretary * John Zielinski, 2nd VP * Edward Zavaski, President * Diane Marcantonio, 1st VP
Standing (L to R) Alex Penczynzyn, Bar Trustee * Richard Holda, Recording Secretary * Maja Laska, Treasurer * Elizabeth Lechowicz, Bar Trustee * Andrew Czerniewski, Book Trustee * John Perkowski, Book Trustee
The PNA logo is a relic from the January 1863 uprising of Poland against Russia. Designed by the Revolutionary Government, the emblem is a reminder that the Royal Republic of Poland was a commonwealth of three nations who shared the history of the state.
The white eagle on the red shield represents crown lands, or Poland proper. The white knight on the blue shield, known as Pogon, was the coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Michael the Archangel symbolized the Duchy of Ruthenia.
The January uprising failed, but member of the revolution, Agaton Giller, inspired the founding of the Polish National Alliance. The founders then adopted this symbol for its fraternal emblem.
The shaking hands symbolize PNA fraternalism.