Category Archives: Member News

Presenting new PRCUALife tv commercial

PRCUA is introducing its new tv commercial. 30 seconds spot that presents our new trademark PRCUALife, available in both English and Polish versions. The video content is available on the PRCUA website under the News / Media tab and on our YouTube Channel. Also broadcasting on Polvision TV in Chicago and on iTVN ( for Dish Network subscribers ) nationwide.

Welcome to a secure future, welcome to PRCUALife!

Welcome to 2019 and the new PRCUA trademark – PRCUALife – protecting and securing life through all its stages. Planning for one’s future should not be a burden but “light as a feather,” and our PRCUALife Sales Department and its agents are ready, willing, and able to assist you in preparing a life insurance and retirement plan based on your financial strategy. With our new name comes a new look and our newest promotion: the PRCUALife Annuity PLUS Series.  By opening a new annuity or adding new money to an existing annuity, higher interest rates are available.  The PRCUALife Annuity PLUS Series includes:  the GOLD SERIES, an 8-year annuity at a rate of 3.75%; the SILVER SERIES, a 5-year annuity at a rate of 3.00%; and the BRONZE SERIES, a 3-year annuity at a rate of 2.25%.  A minimum balance of just $1,000 is needed and rates are guaranteed for 12 months.  This offer is valid until June 30, 2019. More information about our LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITY products can be found on our website or through our Sales, Marketing or Fraternal Departments.

The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America remains the oldest Polish fraternal organization in the United States.  For 146 years, the PRCUA has maintained strong ties to the Roman Catholic faith and love for Poland as well as strengthening its place in the Polish-American community. Founded in 1873, this dynamic and successful financial institution offers a vast array of life insurance and annuity products as well as numerous member benefits. In its unique mission, the PRCUALife is not only able to secure its members’ financial security, but also promotes Polish culture, traditions, and heritage.

A not – for – profit organization, PRCUA, is the home and main supporter of the Polish Museum of America and it subsidizes 23 dance and language schools around the nation.  PRCUA encourages the physical and social interaction of its members by organizing national tournaments in various sports disciplines, and supports the youth with scholarships and grants.  PRCUA has its own bilingual monthly newspaper, the “Naród Polski”, and publishes a variety of educational materials.  The PRCUA also sponsors festivals, picnics, concerts and other Polish-American events.

By protecting yourself and your family through PRCUALife products, you are connecting to our community and can take advantage of all the additional benefits that PRCUA provides.


Chicago, IL – The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
was honored by the Polish American Chamber of Commerce as
recipient of its Corporate Valor Award. This prestigious award was
presented at the PACC Annual Holiday Party on Saturday,
December 8, at the European Crystal Banquets & Conference Center
in Arlington Heights, IL.

Accepting the award on behalf of the PRCUA was its National
President James Robaczewski. In his remarks, he informed the
audience about the significance of the Polish Roman Catholic Union
of America and thanked the PACC for this recognition.
The PACC is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the
State of Illinois as a business association. The Chamber is dedicated
to fostering its members’ business interests, as well as educating, and
building business relations. The Corporate Valor Award is given to a
private or public corporation that has been in business for at least
seven years, which provides an excellent product or service, and has
done much good while being an active PACC member in good

Also attending the event were PRCUA National Vice President
Micheline Jaminski and her husband, Richard; National Secretary-
Treasurer Agnieszka Bastrzyk and her husband, Daniel; Directors of
District #7 Joanna Cholewiński and Anna Krysiński; and
Membership Services Manager Julie Prado. The PRCUA has been
an active member of the PACC for 7 years. PRCUA Secretary-
Treasurer Agnieszka Bastrzyk is currently on the Board of the
PACC and, in the past, has served as both its Secretary and
Treasurer. The PRCUA has hosted the Annual Meeting of the PACC
and has been a sponsor of its Annual Cruise on Lake Michigan.

L-r: Dir. Joanna Cholewinski, Richard Jaminski, VP Micheline Jaminski, Pres.
James Robaczewski, Dir. Anna Krysinski, Julie Prado, Secy.-Treas. Agnieszka
Bastrzyk and Daniel Bastrzyk at the PACC awards ceremony

Christmas Special 2018

Beginning November 1,  2018  through January 31, 2019, SAVE 10% on your purchase of a PRCUA Single Pay Whole Life Insurance Certificate for your little one from age 2 weeks to 15 and 5 months.   Each applicant will receive a free gift and a chance to WIN one of three Grand Prizes. For more information, click here.

Od 1 listopada 2018 r. do 31 stycznia 2019 r. ZPRKA oferuje Program Świąteczny dla dzieci w wieku od 2 tygodni do 15 lat i 5 miesięcy. W tym czasie, możesz zaoszczędzić 10% kupując certyfikat ubezpieczeniowy na życie ” Single Pay Whole Life “. Każdy aplikant zostanie nagrodzony prezentem i losem na loterie, w której do wygrania jest jedna z trzech nagród głównych. Po więcej informacji kliknij tutaj.


Young Adult Committee Report

PRCUA was excited to have the Young Adult Committee present at the 62nd Quadrennial Convention. The committee included Nicole Romek, Kristin Mihalic, Lidia Ramotowski, Jennifer Yurosko, Courtney Ozog, Nina Romek, and Kevin Kucik. The committee presented a report at convention, detailing the ways in which PRCUA can improve and grow in order to attract younger members and meet their needs. The committee proved to be energetic and creative, sharing innovative  ideas and beautiful plans for our organization. You can review their official report HERE.

Thank you Young Adult Committee for your involvement, insight, and voice!


2nd National PRCUA Volleyball Tournament

The 2nd National PRCUA Volleyball Tournament will be held on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Warren, MI, hosted by St. John Paul II Society #1593.
The Entry Form and Adult Waiver/Release of Liability must be completed and returned to the home office, together with the $50.00 entry fee per team.  All players must be PRCUA members in good standing.  Each player may only sign one roster.  Players must agree to abide by the PRCUA rules and regulations of good sportsmanship and fair play on and off the court. MHSAA Volleyball Rules apply, no Libero. Make your check payable to PRCUA or use the Online Payment option. All entries must be postmarked or submitted by October 19, 2018. Please note: no alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are allowed on the premises of the Sports Venues.

For more information, click HERE!

Inaugural Mass & 145th Celebration of the PRCUA

The Inaugural Mass & 145th Celebration of the PRCUA took place this past Sunday on September 9th. It was a beautiful event, the sun shone done on the bright costumes of the participating students in their Polish folk costumes and on the elegant attire of the incoming and outgoing Executive Officers and Directors. The smiles of those attending were just as bright and the day was filled with breathtaking music, delicious food, and colorful dancing.

Enjoy these photos from the event!

Congratulations Newly Elected Officers and Directors!

Congratulations to the newly elected officers and directors of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America for the years 2018-2022:

Rev. Canon Walter J. Ptak – National Chaplain

James J. Robaczewski – National President
Micheline I. Jaminski – National Vice-President
Agnieszka J. Bastrzyk – National Secretary Treasurer

Louis Perfetto, Jr. – District 2 Director
Patrick Kosowski – District 4 Director
Mitchell Bienia – District 5 Director
Thomas Jesionowski – District 5 Director
Andrew Lech – District 6 Director
Anna Krysinski – District 7 Director
Myron Cislo – District 8 Director
Elizabeth Dynowski – District 8 Director
Elizabeth Sadus – District 9 Director
Colleen Bonkowski – District 10 Director
Courtney Ozog – District 10 Director

Welcome Delegates to the 62nd Quadrennial Convention

On August 9, the PRCUA will welcome delegates to the 62nd Polish Roman Catholic Union of America National Quadrennial Convention at the Edward Hotel and Convention Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

PRCUA Vice President Emeritus Robert Bielenda is the Pre-Convention Committee Chairman and St. Stan’s Society #718 of Detroit, Michigan is the Host Society of the 62nd PRCUA Quadrennial Convention.

The Convention provides a valuable opportunity for members to come together as delegates to continue the work of our fraternal organization and to learn about the important changes and plans that will affect the Union on both local and national levels. The election of a new governing body of the PRCUA will take place. These leaders will be tasked with guiding and planning for the future of the PRCUA. May our Patron, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, bless the delegates and their deliberations,

12:00 – 8:00 p.m.         DELEGATE REGISTRATION, Lobby-Convention Registration,
Edward Hotel, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, Michigan
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.         PRE-CONVENTION HOSPITALITY RECEPTION sponsored by
PRCUA, location TBA

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10   Watch Stream on YouTube
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.           CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, Great Lakes Room B & E, Edward Hotel
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.           DELEGATE REGISTRATION, Lobby-Convention Registration, Edward Hotel
10:00 a.m.                    BUSES LEAVE for St Sebastian Parish
11:00 a.m.                    OPENING MASS, St. Sebastian Parish, 20710 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, MI
Following Mass           LUNCHEON, St. Sebastian Parish
3:00 – 9:00 p.m.           1ST OFFICIAL BUSINESS SESSION of the 62nd PRCUA Quadrennial
Convention, Edward Hotel, Great Lakes Center Rooms C, D & F
TBA                                Break for Dinner

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11   Watch Stream on YouTube
7:00 a.m.                       MASS Edward Hotel, Great Lakes Center Rooms C, D & F
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.            BREAKFAST BUFFET, Great Lakes Room B & E, Edward Hotel
8:00 – 5:30 p.m.            DELEGATE REGISTRATION, Lobby-Convention Registration, Edward Hotel
9:00 – 5:00 p.m.            2ND OFFICIAL BUSINESS SESSION, Edward Hotel, Great Lakes Center
Rooms C, D & F
TBA                                LUNCH, Great Lakes Room B & E, Edward Hotel
6:30 p.m.                      COCKTAILS, Edward Hotel, Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 p.m.                      BANQUET DINNER, Edward Hotel, Grand Ballroom

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12  Watch Stream on YouTube
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.            BREAKFAST BUFFET, Great Lakes Room B & E, Edward Hotel
9:00 a.m.                       FRATERNAL MASS, Edward Hotel, Great Lakes Center Rooms C, D & F
10:30 – 1:00 p.m.         3RD OFFICIAL BUSINESS SESSION, Edward Hotel, Great Lakes Center
Rooms C, D & F
1:00 p.m.                      FRATERNAL LUNCHEON, Great Lakes Room B & E, Edward Hotel
TBA                                ELECTIONS
TBA                                BREAK FOR DINNER

7:00 a.m.                      MASS, Edward Hotel, Great Lakes Center Rooms C, D & F
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.           CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, Great Lakes Room B & E, Edward Hotel
TBA                               4TH OFFICIAL BUSINESS SESSION, Edward Hotel, Great Lakes Center
Rooms C, D & F