Dave Smith, Grand Worthy President, is a 40-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He joined Rossland Aerie #10 in May 1980. Rossland is an old mining town in British Columbia and is Canada’s oldest Aerie, where he became Aerie President in 1982-83, also holding many other chairs in the seven years he lived there.
Smith moved to Penticton, B.C., in 1988 but learned theAerie there had moved its charter to Summerland, B.C., a few miles away. He was asked by the then B.C. Provincial President Irv Dick to form an Aerie in Penticton, which he did in May 1991, attaining the Legion of Honor of which he is very proud. The creation of the Penticton Aerie made the Provincial Aerie a Bell Ringer Province. His hard work for the British Columbia Eagles helped make him Provincial President in 2001 and Pacific Northwest Regional President in 2007.
Brother Dave has served on many Committees and became a member of the Grand Aerie Hall of Fame in 2010 and the B.C. Provincial Hall of Fame in 2011. He believes strongly in the Ritual and its many virtues, which he says has kept him focused over the years. Brother Smith is especially proud of the Eagles motto, “People Helping People, “ which Penticton upholds each year by donating $25,000+ to community organizations.
In his spare time, Brother Smith loves visiting other Aeries and when possible, attending State and Provincial Conventions and Conferences, in honor of his late wife of 45+ years, Frances, who loved traveling and meeting new Eagles.
Jacque Marble, Grand Madam President, is a member of Sunnyslope Auxiliary #2957 in Arizona, and has been very involved since joining in March of 1968.
Less than 20 years after joining, Sister Jacque became a Madam President and since then, she has held many positions including Madam Secretary, Grand Madam Trustee and Conductor, and was the State/Provincial Secretary. With all of her various positions, Jacque says Ritual has played the biggest part in her life because she feels that many life lessons can be learned from the Ritual practice. She has competed every year at the Arizona State Convention, Regional Conferences and many times at Grand Convention, including in Shotgun competition. Jacque is also one of the founding members of the Way Out West (WOW) Conference – which brings the Four Corners States and the Western Regional States together for fellowship, workshops and fun.
She is currently married to Tom Marble, Past Four Corners Regional President, and they have five children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Jacque says, the best feeling she has when she goes into any Aerie or Auxiliary is knowing that, “Community is who we are, and Charity is what we do.”