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, 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).