People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.


Circleville, Ohio - April 2021

Circleville Aerie #685 would like to thank all their generous sponsors, players and volunteers for making their 6th annual Ray Crawford Memorial Golf Outing a success! This one day event raised $10,596 dollars for Transformation Through Hope, a non-profit organization changing lives in Pickaway County, Ohio. Corporate sponsors included The Michelle Kovach Network, The Savings Bank, Lancaster Speed and Chrome, The Mash Pantry, Corky Que BBQ, Sanitec Service and Supply Company, Roosters, Lancaster Bingo, Kingdom realty, GAC Construction Services, LLC, Forakers Lawn Care, Classic Brands, Circleville Ladies Auxiliary 685, Central Ohio Fabrication, Buckeye Fitness, American Eagle Mortgage, Martin Show Cattle, All Utilities & Excavation unlimited, LLC, Pour House, Shagbark Homes, Vinton county bank, Z&K, LLC, Delaware Aerie 376, Coughlin Ford, Bellefontaine Aerie 2166.

Brunswick, Ohio - April 2021

In late 2019, when the idea to improve Brunswick Aerie 3505’s internet service was broached, the principal objection was that improved connectivity would not bring in new members. Was that the goal? The COVID related Aerie shutdown in 2020 delayed several items, such as Officer elections. Yet, it also provided the catalyst for much needed improvements. One development driven by Aerie member Chris Lattner and his wife, Auxiliary member Kelly, during the shutdown was the painting of the interior. This was a reminder to members a project could be done at a fraction of the cost using volunteers. 

“The technology decision was based on two primary needs: Improve club communications. And provide updated amenities our members were requesting,” said Aerie President Terry Wise.

Wellington, Ohio - May 2020

A month ago, the Wellington Eagles #2051 had the idea of giving back to the community with a food drive. Plans were made and it was determined that the Aerie would match up to $1,000 in cash contributions. When the event posted, Aerie member, and local business owner, Steve Neff of Wellington Music stepped up and donated the first $1,000. That inspired Eagles Trustee Bill Schramm to match that contribution with $1,000, from his business, Schramm’s Shirts & Cards. On hearing of the generosity of fellow business owners, David King of King Realty contacted the Eagles and added another $1,000. The Wellington Eagles added an additional $1,000, for a total of $4,000 in contributions for the Aerie food drive. On Saturday May 16, 2020, volunteers collected food and donations for Well Help. The food drive was deemed a success – they were able to bring in $4,398 in donations, half a trailer of food, supplies, and toiletries were collected for the Wellington Well Help food cupboard. At the end of the day the Wellington Eagles chose to contribute an additional $4,000 to the event, bringing the total contribution to $12,398.00.