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Ambassador Piotr Wilczek Visits PRCUA!

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, PRCUA had the privilege of hosting Piotr Wilczek, the newly-appointed Polish Ambassador to the United States, as well as various leaders from the Polish American community, for a meeting enabled by Consul General, Piotr Janicki, in the Polish Museum of America (PMA) Sabina Logisz Great Hall.

PRCUA Officers and PMA representatives welcomed the Ambassador, Consul General and other members of the staff, then escorted the guests to view the offices of the PRCUA and parts of the PMA.

President and First Lady Drobot described the history of our fraternal and its ties to Poland and the Polish American community. Małgorzata Kot, PMA Managing Director, also showed him around the treasured Paderewski Room. He was then treated to a tour of the rest of the museum while guests arrived in the Great Hall.

Approximately 70 people came to meet Ambassador Wilczek during this private event. President Drobot began the meeting with a welcoming speech and then Ambassador Wilczek took the podium. He thanked those present for coming to meet with him and spoke briefly about himself and his last few months in office. He then spoke about the importance of staying connected to Poland and the relationship he hopes to foster between Poland and the United States.

Before becoming the Polish Ambassador to the United States, Wilczek was a prolific literary scholar, intellectual historian, writer and translator. He worked as a professor at the University of Silesia in Katowice. He has written and edited 22 published monographs and has authored over 100 journal articles in both English and Polish,  which appeared in Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He was also very involved as the Poland-based representative of Kosciuszko Foundation, based in New York, which promotes relationship between Poland and the US in the areas of education, culture, and art. This experience will surely aid him as he strives to strengthen ties between Poland and the US.

After his speech, Zygmunt Goliński, a decorated veteran presented Ambassador Wilczek with a book. The Ambassador was also presented with other gifts by Richard Owsiany, PMA President, and Vice-President Micheline Jaminski. Both said a few words, continuing the outpour of welcome and hospitality.

Once the speeches and gifts were given, Ambassador Wilczek stepped into the crowd and was engulfed in handshakes, warm wishes, more questions, and local hospitality.

While visiting with the attendants, he made a point to stop and talk to another honored guest. Tadeusz Terlikowski is another highly decorated veteran from the 303 Division who is 100 years of age. Mr. Terlikowski had been awarded with a cross from the Knights of the Order of Polonia Restituta by Poland president’s Chief of Staff, Adam Kwiatkowski in May of 2016. Ambassador Wilczek thanked him for his service to Poland.

PRCUA was honored to have hosted such an important guest. Only time will tell what exciting developments his years as ambassador will bring to the Polish American community in the United States.

Now Accepting Credit & Debit Card Payments!

As of March 1, 2017, PRCUA is accepting credit and debit card payments through our website! Members can make payments through a secure process that allows speed and convenience.

Currently, allowable payment types include:

  • Life Insurance premium payments
  • Registration & fees for hosted sports tournaments and other events
  • Charitable donations to our Educational Fund

We accept all major credit cards – Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express®, Diners Club®, Carte Blanche® and JCB® – as well as signature debit cards and ACH payments. A confirmation email will be sent using the information you provide upon payment and a printable receipt is also available for your records.

To make an online payment, click HERE!

Grow the Love, Share the Wealth!

From January 15 – April 15, when you invest in your future by contributing to a PRCUA Annuity, you’ll get a chance to win money for charity!

When you open a NEW Annuity with us, you will earn points which you can chose to distribute to one of five non-profit organizations: American Red Cross; American Cancer Society; St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Wounded Warrior Project; or the Polish Museum of America.

Points will be allocated per $100 contribution to your New Annuity. Gold Series contributions will earn 3 points / $100. Silver Series contributions will earn 2 points / $100. Bronze Series contributions will earn 1 point / $100.

Already have an Annuity Certificate with us? By contributing to an EXISTING Annuity, you can earn 1 point / added $100.

All listed charities will receive a monetary donation, with the top earner receiving a Grand Prize.

Click HERE for more information on our Annuity products!

Kliknij TUTAJ, aby uzyskać informację na temat naszych planów kont emerytalnych w j. polskim wraz z tegoroczną kampanią „Rozwijaj Miłość Dzieląc Się Bogactwem”.

Or, for more information: (800) 772-8632 ext. 2631, or

PRCUA Christmas Special 2016!

Christmas is fast approaching and PRCUA is proud to announce this year’s life insurance special!

Beginning November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017, purchase a very competitively priced $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 or larger PRCUA Single Pay Life Insurance Certificate for you little one from 2 weeks to age 15 and 5 months.

Each applicant will receive a FREE, limited edition 2016 PRCUA ornament and a chance to WIN one of three Grand Prizes. This year, three Apple iPad minis will be raffled off! Applications with face amounts of $25,000 or larger will receive 2 entry tickets per application, providing a greater chance to win.

The Grand Prize drawing will take place mid February 2017. Visit and Facebook to see the winning recipient. The winner will be announced in the March 2017 Narod Polski.

For more information click Here.
Po więcej informacji kliknij TUTAJ


PRCUA Vice President elected Treasurer of Polish American Congress

Chicago, IL – The Executive Committee of the PRCUA is pleased to announce that Micheline Jaminski, National Vice President, has been elected to the position of Treasurer of the Polish American Congress on Friday, September 16, 2016.

We are very proud of her and congratulate her on her election. After many years absence, the PRCUA has returned to a position of prominence with this leading Polish organization.

This Sunday – ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – Annual Free Fishing Derby for Youngsters

PRCUA’s Annual Free Fishing Derby, hosted by District 7, will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Busse Lake Fishing Wall from 10 am to 2 pm. The event is open to everyone from
all PRCUA Districts and non-member friends.

Children from ages 1-15 and seniors over age 65 DO NOT need a license to fish.
All others (ages 16-64) need a valid IL hook & line fishing license.

Fish stocked: largemouth bass, bluegill, bullhead, northern pike, walleye, sunfish, crappie
and channel catfish.

Come and enjoy fishing with District 7!

Questions? Call Walter Szarowicz 847-577-7274


PRCUA Golfers Tee Off and Enjoy the Green

The PRCUA 64th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success! Congratulations to this year’s top golfers and a big thanks to all the participants! Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a fun and memorable event. The game was well played and the day well spent. See you next year!

Click here to see the final scores for the day.