There are three kinds of Life Insurance Companies; Fraternal, Stock
and Mutual. Of the three, Fraternals are the oldest in form.
Fraternals provide members fellowship and sociality in addition to
financial benefits. Fraternal Benefit Societies perform charitable,
educational, patriotic and sometimes religious works for the benefit
of mankind. Our main fraternal activities are our Annual Golf
Tournament and Annual WPA Picnic, both of which benefit the William
Penn Fraternal Association Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Join Hands Day
On the first Saturday in May, fraternalists and non-fraternalists
alike come together for Join Hands Day to make a difference in their
communities through helpful projects that connect youths and adults.
Join Hands Day gives fraternal benefit societies and
volunteer organizations the opportunity to reach out to people they
donít know, to connect generations and to develop new relationships.
Join Hands Day is open to everyone! Fraternal
benefit societies clubs, lodges, groups, congregations, businesses and
individuals are encouraged to participate.
Branch Christmas Parties
Along with our other activities, the Branch
Christmas Parties have proven to be an excellent channel for getting our
members together for social and fraternal fun. The Home Office provides
invitations, carol books and financial assistance. The branches provide
entertainment, refreshments and gifts.
Shown below are 5 random photos from our gallery on
Flickr. We try to take photos at our events whenever possible. We will
constantly be updating, so make sure to keep checking back. We have all
of the photos in sets and collections to try and make it easy to find
what you are looking for.
Visit our Flickr Gallery.
The Annual Golf Tournament is one of the most
eagerly anticipated fraternal events sponsored each year by the
Association. The casual atmosphere, fraternal fellowship and friendly
competition makes it a highly enjoyable mid-summer gathering.
Adding to the fun each year is the putting contest
held during the pre-tournament reception, the hole-in-one contest(s) for
cash held during tournament play, and the auction raffle held during the
golf awards banquet.
The tournamentís biggest winner each year is the
William Penn Fraternal Association Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Thousands of dollars are raised during each tournament through the
putting contests, hole sponsorships, Chinese Auction and raffle.
Annual Golf Tournament
July 19-20, 2013 - Quicksilver Golf Course -
Annual Picnic is one of the Association's newest, fastest growing
fraternal events. Hundreds, and even thousands, of our members and
guests from across the country gather for a day of fraternal fellowship
at Penn Scenic View in Rockwood, PA.
Our first picnic was held on September 13, 2001 and
has been an annual event since then. The success of this event has made
this a fraternal gathering that all members, both juvenile and adult,
and their guests can enjoy. This activity could not be a success without
the dedicated volunteers who plan and prepare for this event. Our
appreciation goes to these devoted members.
13th Annual Fraternal Picnic
September 7, 2013 - Scenic View - Rockwood, PA
Hungarian Heritage Experience
part of our commitment to promoting our Hungarian heritage, the
Association sponsors a week-long Hungarian Language Camp each summer at
Scenic View. The camps are open to all adult life-benefit members.
Each camp offers language instruction on two levels, beginner and
intermediate, and is limited to a total of 25 students.
program continues to be successful because it offers more than just
extensive language instruction. Students learn about Hungarian history,
geography, culture and society. They also participate in nightly social
activities at which they can practice their new language skills in a
relaxed, conversational setting. The continuation of intensive learning,
interesting topics and informal atmosphere leaves many students eager to
learn more about the Hungarian language and culture.
22nd Hungarian Heritage Experience
August 4-10, 2013 - Scenic View - Rockwood, PA