ActivitiesEvents benefit our WPFA Scholarship Foundation
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.
The 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.
Our first picnic was held on September 13, 2001. 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.
19th Fraternal Picnic
August 24, 2019 – Pittsburgh Shrine Center, Cheswick, PA
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 don’t 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.