Ron Malz, Grand Worthy President of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, is a longtime member of the organization, joining Fairbault, Minn., Aerie #1460 in 1982. In 1988, Brother Malz was named Worthy President of the Aerie, igniting a path that has led him to Grand Aerie service.
He later held the Minnesota State President position for the 1999-2000 fraternal year and was appointed North Central Regional President for the 2006-2007 fraternal year.
Brother Malz joined the Grand Aerie four years later, being installed as Grand Worthy Outside Guard at the 2010 International Convention in Louisville, Ky., continuing as Grand Worthy Conductor, Grand Worthy Chaplain, Grand Trustee, Grand Worthy Vice President and is currently serving as Grand Worthy President-Elect for the 2018-19 fraternal year.
He was also Secretary/Treasurer and Bulletin Editor for the State Membership Department – a position he held for 12 years.
He would like to emphasize promoting ritual, ritual competition and recognition of Eagle involvement in our communities during his time as an officer.
In his spare time, he enjoys camping. Brother Malz and his wife Maureen have five children, nine grandchildren, and two great granddaughters.
Gloria Williams, Grand Madam President, was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and raised in Brentwood, Long Island. She moved to Azusa, Calif., in 1963 and attended Glendora Jr. Community College for two years before moving to Medford, Ore.
In Apr. 1966 her Eagle career began when she joined Medford Auxiliary # 2093. Shortly after joining, Sister Gloria was elected to the office of Conductor and later went on to serve as Madam President for the 1968-1969 fraternal year.
After holding each Local Auxiliary office, she started through the Oregon Regional chairs and is a Past Region One President. For the 1994-1995 fraternal year, Sister Gloria was State Project Co-Chairman and in 1995-1996 served as State Membership Director. In 1996 she joined the State Auxiliary and ascended through the chairs before being named State Madam President in 2004-2005.
In 2006-2007, she was appointed International Chairman of the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund and for the last several years has been Pacific Northwest Regional Chairman for the Robert W. Hansen Diabetes Fund, Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund, and Max Baer Heart Fund. In 2008 she was named Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund Chairman as well as the Oregon State Convention Chairman.
At the 2008 Grand Auxiliary Convention in Louisville, Ky., Sister Gloria was appointed by Pat Durham, Grand Madam President, as Pacific Northwest Regional President. In 2010, she was elected Grand Auxiliary Outside Guard. Sister Gloria has been a member of Portland, Ore., Auxiliary #4 for the last 26 years. She has been a proud member of the Eagles for 52 years.
Sister Gloria has two sons, Kenneth Jr. and Kelley Andrew, and three granddaughters.