15 March A Message From the Grand Board of Trustees & GWP Ron Malz March 15, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles General 0 Brothers & Sisters, The Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Aerie continues to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation across the United States and Canada and we hope that all of our members are taking the necessary precautions to remain safe as the issue continues to evolve. Many of you have asked us questions regarding opening your Aerie homes to members, meetings, etc., upcoming State/Provincial Conventions and our International Convention this summer in Spokane. Regarding local business, we’re asking all of our Aeries to keep a watchful eye on the recommendations of your local government officials and to fully comply with any orders they may issue within your States/Provinces and local communities. At this time, all State/Provincial Conventions are still scheduled to take place, however these events should remain in compliance with any standing orders issued by your State/Provincial governments, most especially any orders regarding mass gatherings. In the event of any cancellations, we will make sure everyone is made aware as soon as possible. As for the International Convention in Spokane this July, we still expect to see you all in Washington for another great week of fun, friendship and fraternalism. We will continue to monitor the situation in the coming months and provide any necessary updates as the event approaches. Ultimately, the decision regarding the Convention lies in the hands of the state of Washington and the host venues for this year’s Convention. We will continue to monitor the situation daily and provide any relevant updates regarding any major Eagles events as they become available on foe.com and on the Grand Aerie’s official Facebook page. Once again, we ask you all to exercise proper discretion and take the necessary precautions to keep yourselves, your families and your fellow Brothers & Sisters safe. Fraternally, The Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Board of Trustees Carl Burnett, Chairman, Grand Board of Trustees Ron Malz, Grand Worthy President Related Articles Message from Grand Worthy President Ron Malz Brothers & Sisters, Over the last few weeks, the problems faced by the Fraternal Order of Eagles due to the coronavirus have been unprecedented. We entered March strongly on pace for our second consecutive year of Net Gain, then – suddenly – things came to a screeching halt. Our Aeries closed, we were unable to recruit and initiate new members and several of the annual events we all look forward to were unable to take place. A Message From The Grand Presidents Brothers & Sisters, Due to the coronavirus situation and that fact that many state governments have forced the closure of Aeries, we will be suspending all Grand Aerie travel for the time being, including the Grand Worthy President and Grand Madam President’s travels, and will reassess future travel arrangements on April 1, 2020. The Grand Worthy President’s Office will be in touch with those handling previously scheduled visitations and will be keeping future visitation sites informed as this situation evolves. Iowa Leadership welcome the Fraternal Order of Eagles Board of Trustees On Monday, August 15, the University of Iowa Foundation (UIF) welcomed the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Board of Directors to the University of Iowa for their annual visit to the FOEDRC. GWP Burnett Fills Grand Aerie Officer Vacancy Due to the unfortunate passing of Grand Trustee John Noldan, a vacancy was left in the Grand Aerie officer positions. To fill this vacancy, Grand Worthy President Carl Burnett, in concurrence with the Board of Grand Trustees, has made the direction to move all current sitting officers beneath the vacancy, up one position and to fill the vacancy at Grand Outside Guard with William “Bill” Stotko of Everett, Wash., Aerie #13. Grand Aerie Update 3/25 Brothers & Sisters, On Sunday, the Governor of Ohio issued a stay-at-home order, requiring all non-essential personnel to remain at home until April 6. We wanted to reach out to you to make you aware of how this will affect the Grand Aerie during this period. Grand Convention Update Brothers & Sisters, In recent weeks, we’ve received many questions in regards to the upcoming International Convention in Spokane, Washington, and we wanted to take a moment to clarify a few things moving forward. First, as of right now, the International Convention is still scheduled to take place. If the status of the Convention changes per the orders of the state of Washington, we will let all of you know as quickly as possible through all of our available communication channels. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.