The Association of the Sons of Poland was incorporated in 1903 as a Fraternal Benefit Society. At the onset of its existence the Association's goals were to provide benefits for Polish-American families and to send financial help to their families in Poland.
The Association grew both in membership and financial stability becoming a leader in upholding the traditions of Polish heritage and patriotism as well as continuing an active contact with Poland.
During the First World War, while Russia and Germany were systematically destroying Poland, the Delegates of the Quadrennial Convention voted to tax each member 2 cents each month to be sent to feed hungry war victims in Poland. In the 1930s, large sums of money were sent to assist the poor in Polish cities.
Just prior to World War II, the Association was recognized for being the most active organization in the Polish-American community and was decorated with the Gold Cross of Merit.
The Association continued assisting Poland during her most devastating years of war.Today the Association supports Polish language courses and organizations which promote Polish culture and heritage; charities which provide medical care for Polish children; the Polish-American Congress and Pulaski Memorial Parade.
As a Fraternal Insurance Company, its premiums are among the lowest available, and in the event the beneficiary resides outside the United States, payment of benefits will be made directly to him. Young members entering college are given an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. Members receive a subscription to a monthly Polish-American newspaper which enables them to be informed about the Polish-American community.
As a Polish Brotherhood we have more opportunities to support Poland in a political manner and as our organization grows, more can be done for Polonia and Poland. The Association of the Sons of Poland urges all to join. All it takes to become a member is to purchase a life insurance policy.