Hall of Fame – 1998
Eileen Sienicki (1928-1998) of Mishawaka, Indiana was supportive of the World Concertina Congress long before its inception. She initiated ideas for logo and shirt designs, and helped to organize many concertina festivals and jams.
Eileen and her husband John traveled throughout the Midwest wherever concertina music was being played. She helped Ted Jarosz conceive and develop the idea of a concertina polka mass.