15 May Message from Grand Worthy President Ron Malz May 15, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles General 0 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. It has been a struggle not being able to hit the road and see my fellow Eagles in action, raising money for charity and promoting the true spirit of fraternalism. However, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to shine through and many of our communities are returning to at least a small bit of normalcy. Now is the time for us to take charge and help our communities, our neighbors and our fellow Eagle Brothers and Sisters. As your Grand Worthy President, I want to help you lead that charge. If your Aerie is permitted to open and would like to host a visitation, please contact the Grand Worthy President’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be an honor to come meet with your current and prospective members and begin setting a course that leads the F.O.E. forward through the wake of this pandemic. I would also like to encourage our Aeries to reach out to our existing members who are struggling during these difficult times. Lend a helping hand when possible, whether it’s through donations of money, food, clothing, providing a warm meal, paying their dues for the upcoming year or simply reaching out to let them know you care. We are all family and it’s important that we support each other through these tremendously trying times. I know this path hasn’t been easy, but we will continue to fight, like we always do, and we will emerge on the other side stronger than ever, ready to show the world why Eagles will forever be People Helping People. God bless all of you and I hope to see you along the Eagle trail very soon! Fraternally, Ron Malz, Grand Worthy President Related Articles 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. 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. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from your Grand Presidents! Brothers and Sisters, We’ve almost made it through 2020 and all the chaos this unexpected year has brought us. While the struggles we have faced this year are different than any we have experienced before, we wanted to thank all of our amazing Eagles members for their perseverance, positivity, and adaptability during this time. Adjusting to this year has been an exercise in problem solving. As government orders forced the shutdown of many of our Aeries & Auxiliaries, you all persevered, finding new ways to raise funds and handle business despite the limitations placed upon us. We were able to raise a grand total of $3,665,516 for the F.O.E. Charity Foundation and its various funds. Past Grand Worthy President Ron Malz raised $83,607.59 for his charity, Confidence Learning Center, while Past Grand Madam President Gloria Williams raised $46,734.96 for the Special Olympics, and an additional $37,986.50 for her other project, the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center. As your Grand Presidents, we’ve spent our year raising money for the DRC Bridge to the Cure, Camp Civitan, and the Penticton Regional Hospital, and can’t wait to update you on how much we raised during the 2021 Convention in Phoenix, AZ! 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. 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. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.