31 May Louisville, Kentucky - May 2017 May 31, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Kentucky 0 On March 29, Louisville lost a dedicated police officer when Officer Nick Rodman died in an accident during a high-speed chase. Rodman was more than an officer, always stepping up to help the community. He left behind a two-year-old son and a one-month-old daughter. Derby City Eagles #2173 wanted to share their appreciation for Officer Rodman’s service by collecting diapers for his daughter to help the family. On April 25, the diapers were delivered to Officer Rodman’s division. From the May 2017 edition of People Helping People. Related Louisville, Kentucky - February 2017 Derby City Aerie #2173 recently welcomed Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan. Sullivan helped present a $5,000 grant to Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS). Sullivan is pictured presenting the grant to VIPS Director of Development Heather Benson. In front is Isiah Scroggins, grandson of Kentucky State President-Elect Jim Bosworth. Scroggins attends VIPS. While in town, Sullivan also joined the Derby City Aerie’s Louisville Slugger Club and was awarded with his own personalized bat. Bellevue, Kentucky - October 2017 Bluegrass Eagles #964 has made the decision to step up and held support their local schools and children with much needed donations. The membership has committed to several thousand dollars worth of aid to two local schools for multiple projects over the next 5 years. Their first donation was recently made for $2,000. Bellevue, Kentucky - Sept. 2017 Bellevue Eagles #964 held their 2nd Annual Salute to Police Officers on August 1 & 2. More than 100 police officers from seven cities were provided with lunch and dinner. Members shook hands with officers and thanked them for their service, including Aerie President Jerry Rardin and Auxiliary President Sheila Norman. Glendale, Arizona - January 2017 Osborn Fraternal Order of Eagles #2843 recently presented a $3,000 grant from the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund to El Mirage Police Department’s Victims Assistance Unit. The grant was made possible through Osborn’s work in winning the 2016 Children’s Day Contest thanks to an event planned last year with the help of the VAU to educate area families. Pictured are 2015-16 Osborn Presidents Chris and Becky Bettis, El Mirage Assistant Chief Laura Liuzzo, Lieutenant Randy Stewart and event chairperson Francis Drozanowski-Kuehler, a 20-year Osborn Auxiliary member and volunteer with the VAU. Marceline, Missouri - January 2017 Marceline Eagles #726 raffled off the new Henry Golden Boy Fraternal Order of Eagles Commemorative Rifle to raise money for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Fund in memory of PWP Steve Weese, who chaired the Diabetes Fund for many years and passed away in 2016 from complications due to diabetes. The raffle raised $700 with Johnny Weikert of Gettysburg, Pa., selected as the winner. Accepting on his behalf was Bob Barrows of Linneus, Mo. Holding the gun is raffle chairman Mark Cleveland, PWP and Missouri PSP. Chemainus, British Columbia - January 2017 On Oct. 4, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Chemainus-Crofton #4400 presented Tour de Rock team members with a check for $1,500 for Pediatric Cancer Research and support programs at a breakfast held at the Legion. The Canadian Cancer Society Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock is a fundraising event to support Pediatric Cancer Research and support programs for children with cancer. Since 1998, more than 300 police officers have been named to the team along with 41 others, including childhood cancer survivors, longtime volunteers and members of the media who tell their stories. A new team is picked every year and only one person has ridden more than once. On top of fundraising, team members train on their bikes three days a week to help prepare for the demands of the 1,100 kilometer, 2-week ride. Riders are paired with a junior rider from a group of Vancouver Island children who have battled, are battling or are the sibling of someone who lost their battle with cancer. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.