Grand Presidents

Rick Powell

Grand Worthy President
Tipp City, Ohio #2201

Elaine Regi

Grand Madam President
Carlisle, Pennsylvania #1299



Rick Powell

Rick Powell, Grand Worthy President of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, joined Wright Aerie #2641 in Fairborn, Ohio, in 1982. He has held most Aerie offices and served for 23 years as Aerie Auditor. He is an Ohio Past State President and served as Director of the Ohio State Eagles Family Recreation Park for 10 years. Aerie #2641 consolidated with Tipp City Aerie #2201 in 2019, and that is Rick’s home Aerie now.

Brother Rick was the Worthy President on the Fairborn Ritual Team, which has been Ohio State Champions four times and Grand Aerie Champions three times. He also serves as Worthy President on class B-3 teams that have been Ohio State Champions five times and Grand Aerie Champions twice. He has been honored as All-Star Worthy President five times in Ohio State Competition. Rick also serves on a team of Grand Aerie Officers.

Brother Rick was a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, a provider of financial planning and wealth management services. He and his business partner managed more than $120,000,000 in assets for their clients. He is currently a liaison between the Board of Grand Trustees and the Grand Aerie Investment Board, where his financial and investment skills serve as a valuable asset to our Order.

He and his wife, Alma, have two sons and two granddaughters. Brother Rick has donated more than 20 gallons of blood at a local community blood center. He loves to fish when time permits and always enjoys spending time with his Eagle brothers and sisters.

Elaine Regi

Elaine Regi, Grand Madam President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, joined the organization on February 3, 1982, as a member of Carlisle, Pa., Auxiliary #1299.

In 1984, she was asked to serve as an officer, eventually becoming Madam Secretary – a position she still holds at Carlisle today. She has also served as Madam Vice President, Madam President, Jr. Past Madam President and Madam Treasurer.

Sister Elaine is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Carlisle Auxiliary Past Madam President’s Club and served as Pennsylvania State Membership Chairman in 1994-95.

In 2003, she began her ascension through the Pennsylvania State Auxiliary chairs, serving as State Madam Outside Guard and rising up to State Madam President for the 2012-13 fraternal year, then on to two years as Jr. Past State Madam President.

Sister Elaine has served on the Carlisle Ladies’ Auxiliary Ritual team for several years, many of which as Captain. She is also on Carlisle’s Joint Memorial Team.

In her time with the Eagles she has served on many charities but her heart and soul has been with the Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund as her son has suffered from a spinal cord injury since he was 19 years old.

For the last 49 years, Elaine has been married to her husband Gerald “Jerry” Regi, with whom she has one son (Dennis), three grandchildren (Derrick, Danielle and Denae) and two great-grandsons (Landon, Elijah).

Grand Presidents' Charities

Rick Powell

F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive research facility dedicated to studying the effects of diabetes on the human body in an effort to help find a cure. The Center currently occupies two floors of the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building in Iowa City and has generated nearly $700 million in research grants from the initial $25 million funding provided by the F.O.E.

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University

Ohio State's James Cancer Center is one of the country's leading cancer treatment and research facilities. Rick's fundraising will benefit pediatric cancer research and funding of the James' new Proton Therapy Center, which has the ability to reduce weeks of intense radiation treatment to just a few seconds through FLASH treatment which delivers a high raditation dose that saves people the time and pain of conventional radiation therapy.

All donations can be sent to:
F.O.E. Charities Department
1623 Gateway Circle S.
Grove City, Ohio 43123

Please put either GWP - Diabetes or GWP - Cancer in the memo line.

Elaine Regi

F.O.E. Spinal Cord Injury Fund

Elaine will spend her year raising money for the Eagles' Spinal Cord Injury Fund, which provides grants for research, equipment and education for spinal cord injuries to help improve patient quality of life. Elaine's son has suffered from a spinal cord injury for many years and she is extremely passionate about raising money to help through the Spinal Cord Injury Fund

All donations can be sent to:
F.O.E. Charities Department
1623 Gateway Circle S.
Grove City, Ohio 43123

Please put GMP - Spinal Cord in the memo line.

Rick Powell

Rick's travel schedule is updated to the Web site on a monthly basis. For more information on Rick's travel, please contact the Grand Worthy President's Office at 614-883-2198 or at

If you are interested in submitting photos or memories of Rick Powell' s trip to your Aerie, please send memorabilia to Rick's historian:

Carol Jakubowski
4444 Fairview Dr.
Toledo, OH 43612


Elaine Regi

For more information on the tour, please contact the Grand Madam President's Office at 614-883-2168 or at

If you are interested in submitting photos or memories of Elaine's trip to your Auxiliary, please send memorabilia to Elaine's historian:

Judy Gray
3 Rowntree Rd. Unit 2404
Etobicoke, ON M9V 5G8





Past Grand Worthy Presidents

Year Name State/Province
1898 John Cort* Washington
1899 John W. Considine* Washington
1900 H.R. Littlefield* Oregon
1901 Del Cary Smith* Washington
1902 Del Cary Smith* Washington
1903 Timothy D. Sullivan* New York
1904 John F. Pelletier* Missouri
1905 Hy D. Davis* Ohio
1906 E.W. Krause* Delaware
1907 Theo A. Bell* California
1908 B.J. Monaghan* Pennsylvania
1909 Frank E. Hering* Indiana
1910 Thomas F. Grady* New York
1911 Frank E. Hering* Indiana
1912 William J. Brennan* Pennsylvania
1913 Thomas J. Cogan* Ohio
1914 Conrad H. Mann* Wisconsin
1915 William L. Grayson* Georgia
1916 Rex B. Goodcell* California
1917 Carl G. Winter* Indiana
1918 A.B. Duncan* Missouri
1919 Elbert D. Weed* Montana
1920 Elbert D. Weed* Montana
1921 John M. Morin* Pennsylvania
1922 Herbert I. Choynski California
1923 Howard N. Ragland* Ohio
1924 Otto P. Deluse* Indiana
1925 Charles C. Guenther* Pennsylvania
1926 Michael O. Burns* Ohio
1927 L.V. Westerman* Washington
1928 Edward J. Ryan* Pennsylvania
1929 Charles J. Chenu* California
1930 Robert E. Proctor* Indiana
1931 J.C. Canty* Texas
1932 Henry J. Berrodin* Ohio
1933 George Nordin* Minnesota
1934 George F. Douglas* Pennsylvania
1935 George Nordin* Minnesota
1936 Dr. H.B. Mehrmann* California
1937 John W. Heller Jr.* Pennsylvania
1938 Dr. Fred C. Dilley* Indiana
1939 John A. Abel* Ohio
1940 Charles P. McCann* New Jersey
1941 George C. Tank* Iowa
1942 Lester H. Loble* Montana
1943 Robert W. Hansen* Wisconsin
1944 John W. Young* Pennsylvania
1945 Edward F. Poss* Ohio
1946 James W. Bryan* Washington
1947 Raymond McElroy* Rhode Island
1948 DeVere Watson* Iowa
1949 William Mostyn* New York
1950 William Hornblower* California
1951 William P. Wetherald* Ohio
1952 Ray A. Rhode* Illinois
1953 Robert W. Hansen* Wisconsin
1954 Carl McGriff* Indiana
1954 James Cheetham *^ California
1954 Walter J.S. Laurie *^ British Columbia
1954 John J. Rice *^ Massachusetts
1955 Maurice Splain Jr. * Pennsylvania
1956 Lawrence Leahy* Washington
1957 Martin Mol* Michigan
1958 Andrew J. Halloran* Massachusetts
1959 J. Phillip Bigley* Wisconsin
1960 Leo V. Connell* Indiana
1961 Paul N. Hoffman* Ohio
1962 Carl Thacker* Washington
1963 Herschel McWilliams* Kansas
1964 Harry E. Burns* Minnesota
1965 Max F. Schroeder Jr.* New Jersey
1966 D.D. Billings* Utah
1967 William A. McCawley* Illinois
1968 Harry B.A. Ford* Tennessee
1969 Steven V. Thomas Jr. * Pennsylvania
1970 Maynard Floyd* Ohio
1971 Ken Stewardson* British Columbia
1972 J.C. Mitchell* Kentucky
1973 James J. Bailey* Massachusetts
1974 Lewis Reed* Iowa
1975 Joseph E. Fournier* California
1975 Arthur S. Ehrmann*^ Wisconsin
1976 Clyde J. Schmieg* Minnesota
1976 Michael T. Gaffney*^ Wisconsin
1976 Al T. Williams*^ Pennsylvania
1977 Anthony Angelo* Pennsylvania
1978 D.D. "Doc" Dunlap* Michigan
1979 Leo Lentsch* Colorado
1980 Kenneth Amsbaugh* Ohio
1980 Paul E. Eichman*^ Ohio
1981 James I. Mason* Missouri
1982 Ben E. Packard* Washington
1983 Peter Scagnelli* Massachusetts
1984 Russell E. Clark* Nebraska
1985 B.J. Sims* Texas
1986 Jerry W. Wilson* Indiana
1987 Vincent Cherry* Illinois
1988 Laverne T. Weber* New York
1989 Dale E. Webster* North Dakota
1990 Ken Cross* Washington
1991 John Lester Zimmerman* Ohio
1992 Sherm Spears* Kansas
1993 Henry M. Funk* Pennsylvania
1994 E.L. "Bud" Collett* Florida
1995 George F. Ziebol* Minnesota
1996 D. R. "Jim" West Kentucky
1997 William "Bill" Blum* Washington
1998 Andrew Vollmer* Illinois
1999 Larry Hanshaw Iowa
2000 W.P. "Pete" Harty* New Mexico
2001 Ed Bollenbacher* Ohio
2002 Fred E. Smith Michigan
2003 Wayne D. Clark Virginia
2004 Orville "Sonny" Crawford* Indiana
2005 Chris Lainas* California
2006 Robert "Bob" Wahls+ Pennsylvania
2007 John Potter Alberta
2008 Jim Roberts Kansas
2009 Mike Lagervall Washington
2010 Phil Tice* West Virginia
2011 Mel Fry Pennsylvania
2012 Ron Stine Ohio
2013 David Tice* Wisconsin
2014 Elwin "Bud" Haigh Michigan
2015 Chuck Lang* North Dakota
2016 Jerry L. Sullivan* Virginia
2017 Thomas McGrath Vermont
2018 H. Carl Burnett New Mexico
2019 Ron Malz Minnesota
2020 Dave Smith British Columbia
2021 Chuck Cunningham+ Ohio
2021 Brian Rogers Arizona
* - Deceased
^ - Honorary
+ - Ten-Year Grand Secretary

Past Grand Madam Presidents

Year Name State/Province
1952 Alta Smith* Ohio
1952 Kay Guy* Pennsylvania
1953 Mary Dunn* Ontario
1954 Carol Bennett* California
1955 Virginia Turner* Wyoming
1956 Chloe Honeycutt* Indiana
1957 Elizabeth Baum* Ohio
1958 Stella Moorehouse* Illinois
1959 Lois Nelson* North Dakota
1960 Adaline Navarra* Pennsylvania
1960 Georgia Walker*^  
1961 Evelyn Schreier* Wisconsin
1962 Cora Rigg* Nebraska
1963 Isabel Vallie* Michigan
1964 Juanita Dix* Idaho
1965 Frances Vanis* Ohio
1966 Kay Williamson* California
1967 Nora Belle Goodman* West Virginia
1968 Alta Lewin* Iowa
1969 Yvonne Magnan* Quebec
1970 Dorothy Wilding* Utah
1971 Ruby Bigoni* Oregon
1972 Lucille Lewis-McGovern* Pennsylvania
1973 Vera Dailey* Illinois
1974 Imogene Harac* Michigan
1975 Clara Johnson-Harding* Washington
1976 Verna Funke* Iowa
1977 Delores Cloclough* Ohio
1978 Bonnie Quatkemeyer* Florida
1979 Ruth Elderbrook* Wisconsin
1980 Millie Johnson* Texas
1981 Paula Wilson* California
1982 Doris Anderson* Minnesota
1983 Bess Lenarduzzi* British Columbia
1984 Marcella James* Kansas
1985 Jacquelin "Jackie" Spahn Maryland
1986 Joanne Rott* North Dakota
1987 Catherine Wilson Colorado
1988 Jean Dockall* Texas
1989 Kathy Gonzagowski* Wisconsin
1990 Barbara Cyphers* Michigan
1991 Shirley Johnson Montana
1992 Alta Haslow* Nebraska
1993 Joyce Avery Nevada
1994 Iris McDermott New York
1995 Lorraine Grimes* Missouri
1996 Carol Inge* Oklahoma
1997 Sharon Sabourin Florida
1998 Doris Bateson Kansas
1999 Linda Heffner Maryland
2000 Judy Sanders Ohio
2001 Bettie Williams Clark Arkansas
2002 Carleen Corum Iowa
2003 Peggy L. Carver* Oregon
2004 Pat Lazenby Utah
2004 Dottie Beattie*^  
2005 Roxann Alley McGovern Maine
2006 Stephanie Smith Illinois
2007 Margaret Cox Tennessee
2008 Pat Durham Washington
2009 Jean Kerr Saskatchewan
2010 Mary Myers Michigan
2011 Gwen Stallkamp Minnesota
2012 Sally Villalva Colorado
2013 Katie Ziebol Utah
2014 Gloria Mason Indiana
2015 Penny Skinner West Virginia
2016 Judy Johnson Kansas
2017 Helen Poehner Ohio
2018 Althea Lane California
2019 Gloria Williams Oregon
2020 Jacque Marble Arizona
2021 Brenda Garrioch Alberta/Saskatchewan
* - Deceased
^ - Honorary