The Union of Poles in America is a Catholic Fraternal Society composed exclusively of members who have freely joined together for their mutual protection and benefit through the instruments of insurance.
The organization is incorporated, has no
capital stock, and is organized and carried on
solely for the benefit of its members, and their
beneficiaries, but not for profit. Currently, the
organization is composed of 22 lodges, which
represent approximately 5,000 members and has a ritualistic form of work and representative government.
On January 1, 2005 the Union of Poles in America
merged with the Polish National Alliance of North
America and became a Division of the PNA. The
Union of Poles also obtained its own District 17,
consisting of three Councils; Cleveland, Toledo, and
Lorain. Quarterly District meetings are held
and are open to any District 17 members.
The Union of Poles provides assistance to its members by offering college scholarships, sports grants, and educational grants to its younger members. The Children’s Christmas parties and family picnic are annual affairs. Golf outings, bowling, excursions,
miniature golf, Easter egg hunts and other functions are conducted throughout the year.