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The Fraternal Order of Eagles
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Junction City, Kansas - July 2020

Junction City Kansas Auxiliary #830 held a Bingo tournament to help financially support their community. During Bingo, Madam President Rhonda Wilson presented a $5,000 check to her charity, Wheels Of Hope, and Bingo Chairman Linda Sullivan presented a check for $5,000 to Quality Play Park to help build on to the local park for the children. MP Wilson also presented Friends of Animals with a check for $1,000 and gave $1,500 to their Local Food Pantry.

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Lincoln City, Oregon - July 2020

North Lincoln Eagles #2576 came together to provide meals for seniors and compromised citizens for quarantined individuals during this pandemic. Aerie member and caterer Frank Napoleon recognized the need for providing meals, and worked with Grill 1646 owner Dan, and Auxiliary President Bahni Thayer to put their plan to action. They coordinated a crew of about eight volunteers, and was able to prepare 60 meals for the first week, that were delivered by a few drivers. Now, they are currently preparing and delivering 250 meals a week, with over 20 volunteers assisting. #2576’s Aerie President Dave Randleman has also been taking the calls for meals, and schedules the deliveries. Through generous support and contributions, they plan to continue their meal delivery program until September. To date, more than 7,000 meals have been prepared and delivered by Aerie #2576 and their volunteers.

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Pueblo, Colorado - June 2020

With store shelves ravaged because of the Coronavirus, Pueblo West Colorado Aerie #4471 made arrangements with their supply wholesaler to let their members order meats, paper towels and toilet paper, and other essentials through the Aerie. A few of the members separated the orders and delivered them to members' cars once a week.

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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - June 2020

On Sunday, June 21, 2020 Moose Jaw Aerie #3395, held its first meeting after being closed for 3 months. During the Aerie meeting, Auxiliary Madam President Darlene Beaudin made a donation on behalf of Moose Jaw Auxiliary #3395 in the amount of $5,000 to Aerie President, Randy Wetaski, to assist the Aerie with the payment of the yearly property taxes as the Aerie has been without revenue for a few months. They said they are so proud to be a club that works together.

Rochester, Michigan - May 2020

Rochester Auxiliary Rochester Auxiliary #2634 was chartered in "1952" in Rochester, Michigan. They are very proud to say that they have one remaining Charter Sister, Verna Pennanen. Verna has been a member for 68 years. This auxiliary planned a surprise birthday party for Verna's 100th birthday. The Michigan State Auxiliary in attendance were: Clara Arnold, State Vice President, Patricia Murney, ECRP and State Secretary, Carol Palen, Past State President and Rochester Auxiliaries Secretary, Cynthia Fletcher, State Trustee and Debra Gagneau, State Inside Guard. The Mayor of Rochester was also in attendance. Member Clara Arnold presented Verna with a dinner, certificate, cake, and gifts.