Grand Presidents

Carl Burnett

Grand Worthy President
Clovis, New Mexico #3245

Althea Lane

Grand Madam President
Folsom, California #929



Carl Burnett

H. Carl Burnett, Grand Worthy President of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, is a 35+ year member of the organization. He joined Clovis, N.M., Aerie #3245 in 1982. Carl was a volunteer firefighter at the time and eager to become a part of the Eagles' tradition of People Helping People.

Carl was Mayor of the city of Sudan from 1990 to 1994. He was a member of the Sudan Volunteer Fire Department and served as Training Chief of the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department in Amherst, Texas, completing 28 years of service. Carl is recently retired from Xcel Energy.

He has held many local and state offices, serving as New Mexico State President for the 1988-1989 fraternal year and later as Four Corners Regional President during the 2006-2007 term. He joined the Grand Aerie in 2009 as Grand Outside Guard. He has since ascended through the chairs of the Grand Aerie and was named Grand Worthy President at the 2018 International Convention in Dallas, Texas.

Carl has served as Justice and Chief Justice of the Grand Tribunal, and Four Corners Regional Chairman of the DD Doc Dunlap Kidney Fund. He is currently participating as an instructor in the New Mexico Leadership 101 and is willing to conduct Training Classes in all of his travels.. Carl and his partner, wife, and best friend, Sylvia, have two daughters, three granddaughters and one grandson, which are the passion and beauty that bind their hearts together as a family.

Althea Lane

Althea P. Lane, Grand Madam President of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, joined the organization in 1978 as a member of Folsom, Calif., Auxiliary #929. She was a card-carrying member for a few years but her involvement changed when asked to be an officer. From attending the meetings, she realized the work her Auxiliary was doing for the community and F.O.E. Charities. Sister Althea’s became eager to gain an understanding of the business aspects of the F.O.E. and how it could be beneficial for her future involvement with the Ladies Auxiliary.

She is an active member, faithfully serving the Auxiliary in several capacities. In her many years of service, Sister Althea has assisted and planned many events to help reach the Folsom Auxiliary’s goals. She has long provided positive reinforcement within the Eagles, promoting equality and teamwork between the Aerie and Auxiliary and always acting with the best interests of the Order in mind.

She has served every level of the organization through various Chairmanships and has used her influence to help further the spirit of People Helping People. Sister Althea exhibits tremendous leadership ability and confidence and is a dedicated recruiter of new members, with an emphasis on teamwork.

As a long time member, she understands the value of Ritual and is eager to pass her knowledge and understanding of it to new members. Sister Althea is an advocate of positive reinforcement and believes it to be a key of our ability to raise money for charity. During the 2010-2011 fraternal year, she served California with integrity as State Madam President.

Sister Althea has one sister and two brothers and comes from a very loving family, including her 97-year young mother. She has two daughters, six grandchildren and two son-in-laws. She enjoys reading, walking, cooking, swimming, traveling and is a people watcher.

Grand Presidents' Charities

Carl Burnett


Throughout his year, Grand Worthy President Carl Burnett will be raising money for Metavivor, a nonprofit organization which provides research grants to organizations dedicated to metastatic breast cancer research.

Donations should be made payable to: F.O.E. Charity Foundation with GWP Project noted on the memo line of your check.

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

Althea Lane

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund

Sister Althea's main charity will be the Fraternal Order of Eagles Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund.

Donations should be made payable to: F.O.E. Charity Foundation with GMP-Cancer Fund noted on the memo line of your check.

City of Hope

City of Hope is a comprehensive cancer center in Duarte, California, which has been ranked as one of the nation's Best Cancer Hospitals for more than 10 years.

Donations should be made payable to: F.O.E. Charity Foundation with GMP-City of Hope noted on the memo line of your check.

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

Carl Burnett

Carl's travel schedule is updated to the Web site on a monthly basis. For more information on Carl'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 Carl Burnett's trip to your Aerie, please send memorabilia to Carl's historian:

Bobbi Drozanowski
7319 W. Villa Theresa Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Althea Lane

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 Althea's trip to your Auxiliary, please send memorabilia to Althea's historian:

Phyllis Cox
P.O. Box 1182
Woodland, CA 95776-1182





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 CrossWashington
1991 John Lester Zimmerman*Ohio
1992 Sherm Spears*Kansas
1993 Henry M. Funk*Pennsylvania
1994 E.L. "Bud" Collett*Florida
1995 George F. ZiebolMinnesota
1996 D. R. "Jim" WestKentucky
1997 William "Bill" Blum*Washington
1998 Andrew Vollmer*Illinois
1999 Larry HanshawIowa
2000 W.P. "Pete" Harty*New Mexico
2001 Ed Bollenbacher*Ohio
2002 Fred E. SmithMichigan
2003 Wayne D. ClarkVirginia
2004 Orville "Sonny" CrawfordIndiana
2005 Chris Lainas*California
2006 Robert "Bob" Wahls^Pennsylvania
2007 John PotterAlberta
2008 Jim RobertsKansas
2009 Mike LagervallWashington
2010 Phil Tice*West Virginia
2011 Mel FryPennsylvania
2012 Ron StineOhio
2013 David TiceWisconsin
2014 Elwin "Bud" HaighMichigan
2015 Chuck Lang*North Dakota
2016 Jerry L. SullivanVirginia
2017 Thomas McGrathVermont
2018 H. Carl BurnettNew Mexico
* - Deceased
^ - Honorary

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 BigoniOregon
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" SpahnMaryland
1986 Joanne Rott*North Dakota
1987 Catherine WilsonColorado
1988 Jean Dockall*Texas
1989 Kathy Gonzagowski*Wisconsin
1990 Barbara Cyphers*Michigan
1991 Shirley JohnsonMontana
1992 Alta Haslow*Nebraska
1993 Joyce AveryNevada
1994 Iris McDermottNew York
1995 Lorraine Grimes*Missouri
1996 Carol IngeOklahoma
1997 Sharon SabourinFlorida
1998 Doris BatesonKansas
1999 Linda HeffnerMaryland
2000 Judy SandersOhio
2001 Bettie Williams ClarkArkansas
2002 Carleen CorumIowa
2003 Peggy L. CarverOregon
2004 Pat LazenbyUtah
2004 Dottie Beattie*^
2005 Roxann Alley McGovernMaine
2006 Stephanie SmithIllinois
2007 Margaret CoxTennessee
2008 Pat DurhamWashington
2009 Jean KerrSaskatchewan
2010 Mary MyersMichigan
2011 Gwen StallkampMinnesota
2012 Sally VillalvaColorado
2013 Katie ZiebolUtah
2014 Gloria MasonIndiana
2015 Penny SkinnerWest Virginia
2016 Judy JohnsonKansas
2017 Helen PoehnerOhio
2018 Althea LaneCalifornia
* - Deceased
^ - Honorary