30 November Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - November 2017 November 30, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Idaho 0 Coeur d’Alene Eagles #576 made a $7,500 donation to the K-27 Memorial Fund, presenting the check to Mayor Steve Widmyer and Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White. The funds will be used to help construct a Thin Blue Line Memorial River in McEuen Park in honor of Sergeant Greg Moore, who passed away in May 2015. The river will include three waterfalls – “Respect,” “Honor,” and “Remember” – as well as 18 benches for people to relax and reflect on all of our men and women in blue who have lost their lives in the line of duty. From the November 2017 edition of People Helping People. Related Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - October 2017 In Spring of 1942, Raymond Johnson began his journey as a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. On Sept. 19, the Eagles honored him for 75 consecutive years of membership. Current Worthy President of Coeur d’Alene #486 presented him with a plaque and a specially made pin. He and his wife currently live in a senior facility in Coeur d’Alene but they try to enjoy the Thursday burger nights when possible. Johnson’s history with the FOE was featured in an article by the Coeur d’Alene Press. Blairsville, Pennsylvania - November 2017 Blairsville Eagle Riders #1488 were hard at work during the riding season, hosting a trio of benefit runs and making numerous community donations raising $12,253. In terms of total donations from the Eagle Riders, Aerie and Auxiliary, Blairsville is near eclipsing $20,000 total in 2017. South Central Regional - November 2017 During the annual South Central Regional Conference this fall, Regional Charity Directors presented checks for the money raised by them as directors including: $3,720 for the FOE Diabetes Research Center $1,414 for the Vicki Welch Ovarian Cancer Fund $150 for the Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund $370 for the D.D. Dunlap Kidney Fund $510 for the GMP’s Charity, Tri-State Honor Flight $150 for the Golden Eagle, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Funds $140 for the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund $370 for the Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund $201 for the Max Baer Heart Fund $366 for the Memorial Foundation $648 for the Robert Hansen Diabetes Fund The Region also presented grants for $5,000 from the Grand Aerie and the Kansas Past State Presidents. Nampa, Idaho - April 2017 Nampa Eagles #2103 has raised more than $20,000 for Veteran’s Therapeutic Gardens. Past Presidents Lyle Clausen and Dave Summers and President Keith Jones encouraged the Aerie and Auxiliary to work together on a St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Dinner and Dance. The Lyle Sinclair Band donated their time and Summers prepared corned beef and cabbage. The event raised $3,527.50. After hearing a presentation from VTG President Gayle Strack, an 11-year Eagle member, Terri Warren reached out to several area businesses for assistance in completing the garden. Warren secured 395’ of mesh fence from Boulder Creek Landscape owner Eric Scott, then received the complete amount of hardware needed to complete the fence from Silver Creek Supply owner Larry Carruth, at the recommendation of Scott. Warren secured the entire fence, sliding and man gates, half of the installation and concrete for the job. The goal is for the fence to be up by April 30. Once the fence is up, Veteran’s Therapeutic Gardens will be able to accept donations such as a garden shed, tools, vegetable boxes, plants and landscaping. Livermore, California - November 2017 In September, Livermore Aerie #609 held a fundraiser in the name of longtime member Bruce Orcutt, who had recently passed away. They raised more than $2,100 for the “Reins In Motion” organization, which is an equine therapy center for children and returning veterans who have trouble overcoming disabilities. They plan to make this fundraiser an annual event. Ladysmith, British Columbia - November 2017 Ladysmith Eagles Auxiliary #2101 Madam President Sheila Williams and Madam Vice President Arlene Neale presented a check to Louise Baines of the local food bank for $4,037.25 along with 1,000 pounds of food collected by the Eagles. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.