6 May Grand Convention Update May 6, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles General 0 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. Second, in regards to Banquet/Prayer Breakfast ticket sales, any payments made WILL be refunded in FULL in the event the Convention is cancelled or if the Convention continues in a limited capacity that does not permit us to hold banquets. The same applies to fees related to pre-registration or Ritual competition. Because we understand the uncertainty in these times, the deadline to purchase banquet tickets has been extended to June 30. We would also like to take a moment to encourage everyone to visit the Conventions page at foe.com for an updated list of cancelled/postponed State/Provincial conventions. If your State or Province has cancelled or postponed your upcoming Convention but that information is not reflected on foe.com, please let us know as soon as possible so we can keep our list up to date for your fellow members. Per Section 35.4 of the Grand Aerie Constitution & Statutes: “The State or Provincial Aeries shall meet in annual session previous to the Grand Aerie Sessions,” so States/Provinces may need to be innovative in how they accomplish the statutory requirements in the event you are unable to hold your traditional convention prior to July 18. As always, we will continue to monitor these situations and keep you up-to-speed on any updates as they’re made available. Please stay safe. We can’t wait to see you all again on the Eagle trail very soon! Fraternally, The Fraternal Order of Eagles Board of Grand Trustees Carl Burnett, Chairman of the Board of Grand Trustees Ron Malz, Grand Worthy President Related Articles 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. 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. A Message From the Grand Board of Trustees & GWP Ron Malz 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. Grand Trustee John Noldan Passes Away Brothers and Sisters, It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Grand Trustee John Noldan, 66, of pancreatic cancer. John was a proud and dedicated Eagle, firmly committed to upholding the Ritual and serving the Fraternal Order of Eagles in every way he could. He is survived by his loving wife, Kat, four children and nine grandchildren. Our Grand Presidents Wish You A Very Merry Christmas! Brothers and Sisters, We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. For the Fraternal Order of Eagles, this season truly exemplifies our commitment to charity and community service. During the holiday season, we send care packages to troops serving overseas through our Operation Eagle program, which is funded exclusively by our members. Across the United States and Canada, our 1,500+ locations organize holiday fundraisers, plan children’s parties and shopping sprees, and donate their time and money to help feed families in need. We always make it an organizational priority to give our best to those most in need each Winter. Currently, we’re on track for a successful membership year, however we must continue to work hard to recruit new members and meet our goal of Net Gain +2%. To help reach our mark, we’re asking everyone to “Give The Gift Of Membership” this holiday season by reaching out to someone you know who is contemplating membership with the F.O.E. and paying their first years dues. 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. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.