24 January Albert Lea, Minnesota - January 2019 January 24, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Minnesota 0 The Albert Lea Eagles Club #2258 raised $6500 and a box full of toys for Toys for Tots. Money was raised from raffle sales of Meat Packs on Thursday nights and on Sunday Viking Games. A special thanks to Lois, Julie and Carol for all their time and effort in raising the funds for Toys for Tots. Also Darron Becker who passed away this year in September. From the January 2019 People Helping People newsletter. Related Articles Minnesota - January 2017 While serving as State President of the Minnesota Eagles Auxiliary in 2015-2016, Mary Lee chose Hospice of the Red River to be her charity. Various Eagles fundraisers at the state and local level and the Past Presidents Club of Detroit Lakes #2342 helped raise $18,642.76 for the Hospice. The check was presented to Jane Bartholomay during the local Eagles’ Auxiliary’s 55th Anniversary Celebration. Bemidji, Minnesota - January 2017 Paul Bunyon Aerie #351 donated $2,500 to the Bemidji High School Robotics Club. Pictured, from l to r, Aerie President Jeff Olson and Robotics class students Mariah Sandberg, Shelby Bjerke and Kedrick Johnson. Detroit Lakes, Minnesota - April 2019 Detroit Lakes Aerie #2342 donated $300 to the Becker County Food Pantry. 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. Farmington, Minnesota - June 2019 Farmington Eagles #4031 donated $5,000 to support Minnesota’s Special Olympics by purchasing a Gold Sponsorship for the Northland 300. The Northland 300 is a 300 mile, three day, charity snowmobile ride made up of volunteer participants who raise funds to support Special Olympics Minnesota. This year they raised a total of $185,641. New Brighton, Minnesota - July 2019 Minnesota State Aerie President Mike Hanson’s charity for his year was the Make A Wish Foundation of Minnesota. He had a goal of $20,000, but he was able to raise a total of $28,422.93. The Grand Aerie gave a grant of $5,000 and the New Brighton Eagles made a gambling donation of $8,000, but overall the balance was raised by the members of New Brighton Eagles #3718. Hanson raised the money by cooking burgers, hosting steak fry’s, live auctions, grab bags, and contributed personal donations during his year as State President. The average wish is about $6,500, so this will help to make more than a few wishes come true. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.