25 April Important Dues Reminder Notice April 25, 2022 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles General 3 Brothers and Sisters, Late last week, we were notified by our billing partner that the Dues Reminders have yet to be mailed because a National paper shortage has left them without the standard mail envelopes needed for the mailing. The only envelopes available currently are stamped with a First Class postage indicia, which costs more than standard mail. In order to get the notices out as soon as possible, the Grand Aerie has decided to send the notices First Class and cover the difference between the standard and First Class rates for our Aeries and Auxiliaries. We will be pulling an updated mail file for the mailing. Any Aeries or Auxiliaries who have already paid will receive a credit on their account for any charges already paid exceeding what is necessary that will go toward the second reminder notice. We are also working with our other printing partners to obtain standard mail envelopes as soon as possible for the additional mailings. The second notice was scheduled to be pulled today, April 25, and sent to our billing partner. Due to this delay, that will obviously be changed to a later date which we will announce in the coming days. We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to work with our partners to get the reminders out as soon as physically possible. Thank you, The Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Aerie Stay posted to FOE.com and our social media channels for up-to-date information. Related Articles Grand Aerie Operations Notice Brothers & Sisters, In order to protect the health of our employees and to continue to provide you with uninterrupted service, the Grand Aerie Headquarters will be operating with a limited number of staff members in the building each day. Those not in the office will be working remotely to answer your questions. As we are located in Grove City, Ohio, we will be following the recommendations of the State of Ohio and will continue operating in this manner until further notice. Technology Developed By DRC Researcher Could Preserve Vision for Diabetes Patients University of Iowa Health Care patients are the first in the nation to have access to a new technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose diabetic retinopathy. The technology, known as IDx-DR, is the only medical device authorized by the Food and Drug Administration that uses AI for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy. The device’s algorithm makes the diagnosis based on imaging of the patient’s retina without the need for an eye specialist to interpret the results. DRC Director's Update - August 2019 FOE Diabetes Research Center faculty recognize the importance of continuing the tradition of research excellence as we fight for the bridge to the cure. Because of this, part of our mission must be the preparation of the next generation of diabetes researchers. In addition to our commitment to training Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral scholars, the FOEDRC is a leader at the University of Iowa in providing research experience to our undergraduate students. Understanding How The Bacteria In Our Gut Affects Diabetes DRC Director's Report, May 2017 Diabetes significantly increases the risk for heart attacks and stroke. However treating blood sugar levels and even high cholesterol in the blood might not completely prevent these complications of diabetes. For this reason many researchers are looking for new connections between diabetes and vascular disease. FOEDRC researchers Dr. Ajit Vikram and Kaikobad Irani recently published an important discovery in the Journal Nature Communications that provides new understanding of why blood vessel inflammation and damage occurs in subjects at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Eagles, Iowa Formalize Bridge To The Cure Project On Tuesday, October 30, The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Board of Grand Trustees met with leadership from the University of Iowa to formalize the F.O.E.'s Bridge to the Cure project, which aims to translate research projects at the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center into new medications to help alleviate the effects of diabetes. With the new agreement, the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center staff, led by Director Dr. E. Dale Abel, will form a committee, including one Eagles member, to recommend research projects for trial drug testing. Once a recommendation is made, it will be passed along to the F.O.E.'s Board of Grand Trustees, who will determine whether or not to issue a grant from the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center Fund to facilitate the trials. 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 3 Comments CARLA WILLEY I'm ready to pay my dues to renew my membership, but I don't see anything in your site for that? Looks like I need to wait for my statement, is that right? How can I pay my dues and same the postage and statement expense? Am I missing the place on your site to pay dues? 7 months ago CARLA WILLEY I'm ready to pay my dues to renew my membership, but I don't see anything in your site for that? Looks like I need to wait for my statement, is that right? How can I pay my dues and same the postage and statement expense? Am I missing the place on your site to pay dues? 7 months ago CARLA WILLEY I'm ready to pay my dues to renew my membership, but I don't see anything in your site for that? Looks like I need to wait for my statement, is that right? How can I pay my dues and same the postage and statement expense? Am I missing the place on your site to pay dues? 7 months ago Comments are closed.