12 June 2020 Annual Meetings Moved To Reno June 12, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Convention Eagles, Convention, spokane, reno, meetings 0 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. However, we will be holding our Annual Meetings in a limited capacity in Reno, Nevada, at a hotel to be announced in the coming days. The dates for the meetings, July 20-23, will remain the same. Information regarding booking rooms and reserving scooters will be made available as soon as possible. This will include ONLY the Grand Aerie and Grand Auxiliary business sessions, nominations, election of officers, the Memorial Service and the Installation. The Grand Aerie will NOT be holding evening banquets/events, Ritual competitions, training courses, vendor experience opportunities, merchandise sales or hosting hospitality rooms at this Annual Meeting. This decision was not made lightly. However, we feel that limiting the meeting to the necessary business functions of the organization is in the best interest all attendees. Members who booked through our room blocks in Spokane will be receiving room cancellation notices from our hotels within the next few days. Those who are unable to attend due to the new location and those who have paid for banquet tickets will have refunds processed by the Grand Aerie Accounting Department as soon as possible. Due to the large number of refunds and our annual audit, this process may take a few weeks and we would appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through refunding these payments. Though it may be difficult to see now, this global crisis has shown us the power and importance of being an Eagle. Through tremendous hardship, you have repeatedly risen to the challenge, assisting your communities with meals, resources and supplies to help those in need. You’ve found ways to adapt and keep our Aeries and Auxiliaries together as a family in spirit, despite our inability to gather physically. In 122 years, we have weathered countless storms and the situation we currently face will be no different. We are strong and determined individuals committed to making a difference and no pandemic can dull those characteristics. We look forward to seeing you in Reno next month and if you can’t attend, then we hope to see you at the 2021 International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. May God bless you all and we’ll see you again soon where Eagles fly! Fraternally, The Fraternal Order of Eagles Board of Grand Trustees Carl Burnett, Chairman Ron Malz, Grand Worthy President Related Articles 2020 Annual Meetings Headed to Nugget Casino Resort in Reno 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. 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.