Gleaner Life Insurance Society was founded in 1894 on the principles of Benevolence, Protection, and Fraternity. The values of hard work, steadfast loyalty and a cooperative spirit have their roots in the agricultural heritage of the Society. These values continue with the Society and its members today.
- Benevolence: The Society is guided by the benevolent spirit of our members. We believe that each of us is our brothers’, sisters’ and children’s helper. We work together through service projects to do good things for others and make our communities better places to live.
- Protection: We believe in promotion of economic independence, financial security and dignity.
- Fraternity: We find strength in brotherhood. We gather together to accomplish more than what we can do individually. All of our goals are guided by the Gleaner motto Prudens Futuri, which means “Thoughtful for the Future.”
Society members carry out these principles guided and strengthened by their belief in God, the creator and preserver of the universe.
All Society members are united by this common bond. This is demonstrated in support for and commitment to the principles and values of the Society.
Individuals wishing to become members of the Society must apply for membership and confirm their common bond and desire to become a part of the community of Society members. Credentials are reviewed and a request for admission is submitted to the local arbor. Those who are approved for membership are admitted into a local arbor in accordance with the rituals of the Society.