Why Should I become a member of the PNA?  We are a Fraternal organization, as you may know. But, what does this mean? How are we different? What does the PNA offer that I cant get some where else?  The answer is that as a Member of the PNA, you are considered as family in the PNA. Our Members are all part of an organization that cares about you. Assets that the PNA acquires goes right back to our Members, our Polish heritage, and what we represent and support and not lining pockets of big cooperates or any off shore investors.  We support Poland, all people of Polish descendent's, Polish-Americans and take Pride in our Polish heritage.
Next Lodge Business Meeting: July 15th 2014, 6:00 PM, ACPL Little Turtle Branch, 2201 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lech Walesa to receive the 2012 Lincoln Leadership Award in Chicago, IL

       Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of Poland will be in Chicago Feb. 9 to receive the 2012 Lincoln Leadership Prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

The black-tie dinner will be at the Four Seasons Hotel. Walesa is the co-founder of the Solidarity trade-union movement and while president spearheaded the fall of communism in Poland and Eastern Europe.

Wałęsa, electrician by trade, was a labor activist at the Lenin Shipyards. In 1980, Wałęsa helped negotiate Gdansk agreement and co-

founded Solidarność. In December, martial law was declaied, stopping the Solidarity movement and Wałęsa was arrested. In 1989, Wałęsa helped negotiate the Round Table Agreement that led to semi-free parliamentary elections and served as president of the Third Republic Poland from 1990 to 1995.