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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - November 2017

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - November 2017

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.

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.

Rockland, Massachusetts - October 2017

Rockland, Massachusetts - October 2017

Rockland Eagles #841 recently welcomed former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi for a special presentation. The Eagles presented Andruzzi with a check for $10,000 to benefit the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which provides financial assistance to patients and families battling cancer, allowing them to focus on recovery instead of bills. The foundation also funds research at Boston Children’s Hospital. Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2007, ending his football career. In 2008, they created the foundation to give back to those facing similar battles. Pictured, l to r, are Steve Maroney, Past Worthy President Mark Mahoney, Joe Andruzzi and Worthy President Paul Emery.

Campbell River, British Columbia - October 2017

Campbell River, British Columbia - October 2017

Members of the Campbell River Fraternal Order of Eagles were joined by Provincial Madam President Klara Shurbert on October 3 to present a check for $10,000 to the Campbell River Food Bank. “We are thrilled with the end result of all of our hard work and that so many members of our community supported our fundraising efforts,” said chairperson Marlene Jordan. “The majority of all funds were raised by numerous jam and bake sales over the last few months, and every dollar added up. Our goal was to raise as much money as we could to support some of our most vulnerable community members,” said Jordan. Pictured, l to r, Provincial Madam President Klara Schurbert, Aerie President Hector Dubois, Provincial Officer Marilyn Lewis, LA President Jackie Collis, Chairperson Marlene Jordan, Campbell River Food Bank Manager Debbie Willis and Worthy Provincial President Renee Paquette.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - October 2017

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.

New England - October 2017

New England - October 2017

The brothers and sisters of the New England Region graciously opened their hearts and donated money and goods to be used to help the residents of Immokalee, Florida. Immokalee was devastated by Hurricane Irma and recovery is estimated to take months. The money donated will be used to purchase more much-needed goods for people in the community. Pictured are a representative of the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee, Past Grand Madam President Roxanne Alley-McGovern and Roberta Ciavattieri.

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts - October 2017

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts - October 2017

Buzzards Bay Auxiliary #3741 recently held a meat raffle event to raise money for A Night To Shine, which creates an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, collecting $1,406 for the cause. Last Valentine’s Day, 375 churches and 150,000 volunteers united to celebrate 75,000 special needs individuals with a night centered around God’s love and the value of life. The annual event takes place the Friday before Valentine’s Day and provides a red carpet entrance complete with a friendly welcome from paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup stations, shoe shine areas, dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each guest and dancing. To date, 500 churches across 28 denominations in 17 countries are committed to the 2018 event. Pictured, Massachusetts State Madam President Arline Giacomozzi, Buzzards Bay Auxiliary President Luann Smith, A Night To Shine’s Bill Cody and Massachusetts State and Buzzards Bay Madam Secretary Sally Gerrish Whipple.

St. Marys, Georgia - October 2017

St. Marys, Georgia - October 2017

Aerie and Auxiliary members of Saint Marys #4379 came together to provide the community Emergency Management Workers with a hot BBQ meal on the day after the hurricane hit, which caused widespread flooding, destruction and power outages lasting multiple days. It was anticipated that the town would be without electricity following the hurricane and there would be a need to feed EMS workers during the cleanup. Aerie members were proactive, planning the meal, which consisted of pork butts, pork tenderloins, green beans, baked beans, bread and bottled water prior to the storm. Early in the morning on the day of the BBQ, the Aerie came together, spending 12 hours preparing, cooking and serving the meals to more than 150 hungry EMS workers. Some of the police, firefighters and public works personnel hadn’t been home or had a hot meal in three days. The Saint Marys Eagles were honored to help assist these tireless workers in their time of need.

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