12 June 2020 Annual Meetings Headed to Nugget Casino Resort in Reno June 12, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Convention Eagles, Reno, Casino, Convention, Meetings 0 Brothers & Sisters, We are pleased to announce that this year’s Fraternal Order of Eagles Annual Meetings will be held at the Nugget Casino Resort, July 18-23! Rooms are available starting today at the following rates: Sunday-Thursday - $65/night plus tax and $2 tourism charge Friday & Saturday - $89/night plus tax and $2 tourism charge $10 for each additional person in a triple/quad room Resort fees have been waived for all F.O.E. guests. Rooms include complimentary wi-fi internet and phone calls, two bottles water per day, a Keurig coffeemaker, in-room safe, and unlimited use of pool & fitness center. The hotel also provides shuttle service and complimentary self-parking. Check-in time is 3 p.m. with check-out set for 11 a.m. Reservations can be made using the link below or made by phone at 1-800-648-1177 by mentioning the code GFOE20. Scooter Rental information will be made available on foe.com within the next few days. The Nugget is a full casino resort that will have at least five restaurants in operation during the week including Rosie’s Café, Anthony’s Chophouse, Oyster Bar, a Starbucks and more. Due to the coronavirus, the hotel will have select precautionary measures in place during the week. Current protocols can be viewed at any time using the link on the front page of the Nugget Casino Resort website. As previously mentioned, this year’s Meetings will include the Grand Aerie & Auxiliary Sessions, Memorial Service and the Nominations, Elections and Installation of Officers ONLY. Pre-registration remains open until Friday, June 19, at a rate of $45/member. Forms can be found on the Convention page at foe.com. Anyone who previously pre-registered before the venue change will have their registration carried over for the new site. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unorthodox year. We look forward to seeing you in Reno! Fraternally, The Fraternal Order of Eagles Board of Grand Trustees Carl Burnett, Chairman Ron Malz, Grand Worthy President Related Articles 2020 Annual Meetings Moved To Reno Brothers & Sisters, Over the last 10 weeks, our lives have changed considerably. In the face of this global pandemic, we were forced to temporarily close our Aeries, cancel many of our annual State/Provincial Conventions and miss out on valuable time with our Eagle brothers and sisters. After substantial discussions with state, county and city officials from Washington, it has been determined that we will be unable to hold the 2020 Fraternal Order of Eagles International Convention in Spokane this July. DRC Director's Report - May 2020 Diabetes is a disease of uncontrollable high blood glucose. Insulin, the hormone that reduces blood glucose, is secreted from beta cells embedded in the pancreas in structures called islets. Although overnutrition has been blamed for the inability of beta cells to secrete enough insulin in type 2 diabetes, it has remained unclear how overnutrition causes beta cells to fail. This is a critical question to solve in order to develop effective therapy to protect beta cells in conditions of overnutrition and to cure type 2 diabetes. DRC Director's Report - June 2020 FOEDRC members Al Klingelhutz, PhD, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Radiation Oncology and James Ankrum, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, have received funding as part of the Iowa Superfund Research Program (ISRP). As co-directors of 1 of the 5 projects, “Role of Airborne PCBs in Adipogenesis, Adipose Function, and Metabolic Syndrome”, they will focus on how the environmentally prevalent toxin PCB ) (polychlorinated biphenyls) accumulation in fat affects the development of obesity, fatty liver disease, and type II diabetes. The ISRP, headed by Keri Hornbuckle, PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will receive a total of $11.4 million over a 5-year period to continue its research on polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and the impact they have on human health. Reno Suite Upgrade Information Brothers & Sisters, A limited number of suite upgrades are available at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno for the 2020 F.O.E. Annual Meetings. If you would like to upgrade your room to a larger suite, please coordinate directly with the Nugget Casino Hotel to obtain more information or to reserve a suite. Upgrade to Casino Tower Hospitality Suite - +$100/day Upgrade to Resort Tower Petite Suite - +$45/day Upgrade to Resort Tower Bar King - +65/day Upgrade to Resort Tower Hospitality Suite - +$125/day Bed removal per room/suite - $75 Anyone contacting the hotel about upgrading to a suite should mention the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Interested parties should contact the Nugget Casino Resort at 1-800-648-1177. DRC Director's Report - July 2020 The greatest risks to long-term health in people with diabetes arise from diabetic complications, particularly cardiovascular disease. However, the mechanisms by which the metabolic changes associated with type 2 diabetes like insulin resistance increases the risk of heart failure are less understood. In a recent publication in JCI Insight, E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, and other members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in collaboration with other institutions, have uncovered an important molecular link between diabetes and heart failure. DRC Director's Report - August 2020 The prevalence of obesity continues to increase worldwide due to changes in dietary composition including the addition of sweetners to many food products and evolving patterns of eating behaviors. In particular, excessive consumption of sugars has been linked to metabolic diseases such as diabetes, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a liver-derived hormone that signals to the brain to reduce sugar intake, but the mechanism for this effect was unknown. This new study by Ph.D. student Sharon Jensen-Cody and other colleagues in the laboratory of Matt Potthoff, Associate Professor in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Center and Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience discovered that FGF21 signals to specific nerve cells called glutamatergic neurons in the brain to lower sugar intake and sweet-taste preference. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.