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Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Alberta/Saskatchewan - May 2017

Alberta/Saskatchewan - May 2017

On March 25, Alberta/Saskatchewan Jr. Past Provincial Madam President Darlene Beaudin, together with her Provincial Officers from her 2015-16 Presidential term, presented a check for $2,872.25 to Sharon Kremeniuk of the Saskatchewan Lung Association. She also accepted a check in the amount of $2,872.25 on behalf of A.L.S. for a total donation of $5,744.50, which was raised during Darlene’s year as Provincial President.

Tucson, Arizona - April 2017

Tucson, Arizona - April 2017

During their annual awards ceremony on April 23, Tucson Eagles #180 presented a check for $5,000 to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Research Center. The grant was received from the Eagles’ Max Baer Heart Fund thanks to the contributions from their regular fish dinners. Pictured are President David N. Galaz, Secretary Patricia Weichert and U of A representative Cheryl House. House explained that the money will be used to obtain blood samples and store them in a data bank and tissue bank to provide material and information which researchers can use for future studies to understand the biology and treatment of human disease.

Orlando, Florida - April 2017

Orlando, Florida - April 2017

Orlando Aerie & Auxiliary #3496 held a fundraiser for the Russell Home for Atypical Children, collecting $1,350 for the cause. Russell Home was the first nonprofit in the country for brain-damaged children. The home consists of a nursery, dormitory wing, playrooms, living room areas, kitchen and large laundry room. The nursery, done up in bright colors with many posters and stuffed animals, is cheerful for the children. In the home is an occupational license from Nov. 13, 1951, when the home opened. Since then, it has opened its doors to hundreds of youngsters. Pictured are Geoff and Doris Robe presented the check to Administrator Betty Turner.

Madison, Wisconsin - April 2017

Madison, Wisconsin - April 2017

Madison Auxiliary #623 expresses its appreciation for the seven Past Grand Madam Presidents who were able to attend the Memorial Service for Past Grand Madam President Kathy Gonzagowski, who passed away earlier this year. Gwen Stallkamp was not present for the photo. Pictured at the PGMPs with the Memorial team and the PGMPs with Auxiliary members.

New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

On April 12, Suncoast Eagles Auxiliary #3153 presented a check for $2,000 to Gulfside Hospice in memory of Sheila Kay Scott, a Past Madam President of Suncoast #3153. The money was raised from a luncheon chaired by the Past Madam Presidents of Suncoast #3153. Pictured, l to r, back row: Cathy Dyer, PMP Marlene Gordon, PMP Ana Mahar; front row: Anna Wabiszczewicz, Pat Laethem, Joann Morowski, Christine Bidwell, 10-year Secretary Kathy Myers, PMP Betty Bleau, 10-year Treasurer Lois Hanus, PMP Ann Dunham, Richard Scott and Hospice Director Clara Armstrong.

Lincoln City, Oregon - April 2017

Lincoln City, Oregon - April 2017

On April 7, North Lincoln Aerie and Auxiliary #2576 presented checks totaling $1,300 to the local high school music department. The funds will be used to help students attend music camp. Accepting for Taft High School was Elementary Principal and Music Committee member Nick Lupo. Funds were raised through a group effort from Aerie President Mike Jones, Auxiliary President Loene Loan and Past Madam President Sandi Randleman.

Nampa, Idaho - April 2017

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.

Cle Elum, Washington - April 2017

Cle Elum, Washington - April 2017

Cle Elum Eagles #649 held their annual Sweetheart Ball Feb. 11, raising a total of $2,476 to donate to the Max Baer Heart Fund. The Auxiliary received a $500 from the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle for the Fund. Holding the check are Co-Chairman Carol Crossen, Stephanie Vogtzinn of Swedish Medical Center and Co-Chair Viva Rogers, the 2017 Sweetheart Queen honored for her outstanding volunteerism.

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