Become a Member
Membership is open to all individuals who are of good moral character and who are judged supportive of the purpose and ethnic heritage of the Polish Falcons of America. In addition to our insurance and annuity offerings, we also provide Members with a variety of other benefits.
Fraternal Benefit Membership
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Fraternal Benefit Member?
A Fraternal Benefit Member is one who does not have a Life Insurance, Annuity, or Medicare Supplement policy with the Polish Falcons of America.
What are the rights and privileges of a Fraternal Benefit Member?
Fraternal Benefit Members in good standing possess all rights and privileges granted by the laws of the Society including the ability to participate in the activities of Nests and Districts, and the National Organization. Fraternal Benefit Members can attend meetings of the Nest of which they are Members.
Who can apply for Fraternal Benefit Membership?
Anyone who was not an Insured Benefit Member as of January 1, 2017, is age 21 and over, of Polish or Slavic descent, or married to an individual of Polish or Slavic descent, or those who support the purpose and ethnic heritage of the Polish Falcons of America is welcome to apply for Fraternal Benefit Membership. An Insured Benefit Member (one with a Life Insurance, Annuity, or Medicare Supplement Policy with PFA) whose policy is terminated for any reason must wait at least three years to apply for Fraternal Benefit Membership.
What does it cost to join as a Fraternal Benefit Member?
The Annual Dues for a Fraternal Benefit Member are $60. Dues are set by the National Board of Directors. The dues are payable only on an annual basis. Local Nest dues may be applicable.
Can Fraternal Benefit Members participate in PFA events, such as the National Bowling Tournament or National Golf Tournament?
Fraternal Benefit Members can participate in PFA events.
Do Fraternal Benefit Members pay a higher entry fee to participate in PFA events?
Fraternal Benefit Members pay the same entry fees as Insured Benefit Members.
Can Fraternal Benefit Members serve as Nest or District Officers?
Fraternal Benefit Members cannot hold office in a Nest or District. They are not permitted to attend District Plenary Meetings, but Fraternal Benefit Members can attend meetings of the Nest of which they are Members.
Can Fraternal Benefit Members serve as Delegates to a District or National Convention?
Fraternal Benefit Members cannot serve as Delegates to a District or National Convention or vote in the corporate and insurance affairs of the Society.
Are Fraternal Benefit Members eligible for Scholarships, Legion of Honor, or Star of Merit Service Awards?
Fraternal Benefit Members are not eligible for Scholarships or Awards.
How does one apply to become a Fraternal Benefit Member?
Those interested in becoming a Fraternal Benefit Member can download a Membership Application here. Completed applications can be printed and mailed with a check payable to Polish Falcons of America, 381 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Online payment options will be available later this year.