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Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Owatonna, Minnesota - May 2019

The Owatonna Eagles #1791 awarded $1,000 each to the four 2019 Don Tuerk Memorial Scholarship winners: Robert Kniefel, majoring in Law Enforcement, Benjamin Witikko, majoring in Law Enforcement, Julia Hansen, majoring in Law Enforcement, and Samantha Hovden-Marlin, majoring in Alcohol & Drug Counseling. The funding for these awards is from the Don Tuerk Endowment fund. Don Tuerk was a community-minded native, long-time Eagles member, and Owatonna fireman.

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Staunton, Virginia - May 2019

The Mason Dixon Conference proudly presented the Grand President-Elects a check of $6,500 each to help off-set their expenses for the upcoming year as Grand Presidents. This year the Conference was held at the Elliot's Knob Aerie #680. 

The Mason Dixon Conference is comprised of 7 states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, New York and West Virginia) The Conference has helped the incoming presidents over 25 years. The Mason Dixon Conference relies on money collected from the sale of lottery tickets but mostly from donations and raffles, which takes place on the first Friday and Saturday of April.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin - May 2019

Manitowoc Aerie #706 recently held their annual Awards Banquet. During the banquet, two college scholarships were awarded to students Maria Laurent and Bryce Howe. 

-Manitowoc Aerie #706 recently honored local Law Enforcement and Firefighter. Every Year, the Manitowoc Eagles honors the local Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters officials for their untiring efforts in making the Manitowoc Area a better place for everyone.

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Alexandria, Virginia - May 2019

For the last 25 years, Alva Aerie #871 has participated in a walk dedicated to the memory of Past Worthy President Bubba Merker who suffered a major heart attack and passed away at a young age. Over these last 25 years, #871 has donated a total of $200,000 to the Max Baer Heart fund. 

- Lawrence Manchio, life member of Alva Aerie #871 turned 101 on April 24, 2019. He has been a member of the Aerie for 76 years, and attributes his longevity and exceptional health to the Mediterranean diet, remaining physically active, and drinking a glass of red wine daily. One his 100th birthday, the Grand Aerie awarded Manchio a plaque to recognize his milestone.