Alliance of Polish Clubs

History/Achievements

In a period of 80 years , thousands of dollars have been sent through individual Clubs to their hometowns in Poland for public purposes such as the building of Schools, Town Halls, Fire Stations, Churches and general improvement. Financial support has also been given for laying of streets, building bridges, instaling electricity for rural areas, telephones, gas and water lines. But most importantly however has been the constant contact of Polish immigrants living in and around the Chicagoland area with their home town in Poland.

 

Number of Members: 37
Membership Criteria: Support of organization’s mission
Additional Membership Criteria: Register Clubs in IL. not for profit, representing various villages, towns, counties and provinces in Poland.
Membership Composition: Organizations
Average Age: 45 to 55
Native Language: Mixed Pol/Eng
Meeting Frequency: 13 to 24 times a year
Primary Language at Meetings: Mixed Pol/Eng
Meeting Location: Own Facility
Meeting Address: 5835 W. Diversey Avenue Chicago IL 60639
Sources of Revenue: Membership Dues
Personal Contributions/Bequests
Event/Services Fees
 
Mission Statement

The purpose of Alliance of Polish Clubs is to initiate and coordinate the activities of individual clubs and organizations affiliated within the infrastructure by encouraging their interest in assisting the people of Poland and our surrounding Polish-American community in the Chicago area. We uphold and cherish all the fundamental values of our Polish Heritage by consistently arranging and celebrating the national holidays such as the harvest fest, the May 3rd Constitution Day Parade, Wigilia (Christmas Eve), and folk festivals throughout the year so that future generations can appreciate and understand all that their Polish heritage has to offer. Plus the ethnic events reinforce the sense of community.