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The Lithuanian Citizens Society of Western PA is a Social Welfare Organization, as defined under IRS Code section 501(c)(4). It was founded on July 19, 1912 and is the only surviving Lithuanian club in the immediate Pittsburgh area.

The organization's main building and meeting location is located at 1721 Jane St. on the South Side of Pittsburgh, only two short blocks from the many trendy restaurants, bars, clubs and specialty shops on Carson St.  Our building was originally known aClub awnings the Turner Building.  It was built in 1909 and originally housed a German club.  The exterior of the building was renovated in the 1990s.  Inside you will find a bar, a ballroom with a hardwood floor plus a stage. There is another hall downstairs with a kitchen.  The interior has been remodeled throught the years.  The bar area has a cultural display of Lithuanian artifacts including wood carvings, dolls in Lithuanian costume, and various Lithuanian crafts and memorabilia.  There is also a small board room for meetings.  This location is used for our twice-weekly fund-raising bingos, monthly meetings and Saturday Lithuanian language classes along with other cultural events.

Country Club frontThe Citizens Society also maintains another more rural site at 904 Coal Valley Rd. in Jefferson Hills, approximately 8 miles southeast of Downtown Pittsburgh and just off of Route 51.  Here you will find picnic grounds and a wooded area formerly known as the "Lithuanian Country Club." The name has more to do with the location (it's out in the country) rather than any posh facilities or golf course!  The club was once an independent entity and boasted several hundred of its own members.  In the early 1990s, because of dwindling membership, it merged with the Citizens Society.  Today it is used for member picnics and cultural activities such as our annual Jonines celebration.  The property features a rustic barn (supposedly the famous Lithuanian pilots, Darius and Girenas slept there), a small clubhouse, and living quarters for the groundskeeper.  There is plenty of grassy open space for activities and you probably can see some deer or wild turkey roaming the grounds most days.

2012 OFFICERS

President - John Baltrus

Vice President - William Kolicius III

Recording Secretary - Len Barcousky

Treasurer - Dalia Vaiceniene

Financial Secretary - Robert Medonis Jr.

DIRECTORS

Dalia Yucius

Vytas Mickus

Kathie Skalka

Mildred Sukys

Gerri Todd

Donald Martello

Sargeants at Arms - Kastytis Vaicenas

ADDRESS/PHONE

Lithuanian Citizens' Society of Western PA
1721 Jane St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Phone: 412-481-5500


904 Coal Valley Rd.
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

E-MAIL

info@pittsburghlithuanians.com

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Our President,
John Baltrus, hopes that you visit our club the next time you are in town.  New members
 are always welcome!

John Baltrus