4 September Clarksburg, West Virginia - July 2019 September 4, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles West Virginia 0 Clarksburg Auxiliary #2353’s Past Madam President Marsha Whisler was recently honored as “Volunteer of the Month” by the Miley Legal group and WBOY TV. Marsha is retired and very active in her local auxiliary, but she spends most of her time crocheting plastic mats for homeless veterans in her area. Eagle members and other friends save their grocery bags and give them to Marsha. She cuts them in strips, ties them together in a ribbon which she crochets into the mats. It takes between 600 and 800 bags to make one mat three feet by six feet. Members of auxiliary #2353 help Marsha deliver them to the local Lewis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital to distribute to their homeless veterans. Marsha was awarded a check for $500, which she donated to the homeless veterans. Although Marsha has been legally blind for several years she enjoys many benefits of being an Eagle member. She is a 30 year member of Clarksburg and has been active the entire time, serving as an officer, including Madam President and on many committees. She attends auxiliary meetings, locally, and around the state, and is the membership chair. From the July 2019 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Montgomery, West Virginia - January 2019 Kanawha Eagles #1040 held a Christmas party for 350 area children at the local high school on December 16. Members wrapped presents and prepared fruit and treat bags for children. Pizza and juice were served in the cafeteria and a special appearance was made by Santa. The children had the opportunity to visit with Santa and were given candy canes After the presents were given, there were drawings for bicycles for 20 girls and for 20 boys. Each attendee was presented a ticket upon arrival for the bicycle drawings. The total cost for the party was $7,000. Lake Havasu City, Arizona - July 2019 Lake Havasu City Eagles #4299 presented $13,231.23 to the CEO of Arizona Burn Foundation for Camp Courage. This camp is for children who are burn victims and their siblings. Lehigh Acres, Florida - July 2019 Lehigh Acres Eagles #3938 helped raise $2,106 for the Garner family, who needed assistance with burial costs for their family member. They raised the money by hosting a cake auction fundraiser. Lawrence, Kansas - July 2019 Lawrence Auxiliary #309 donated $11,000 to the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which will enable their Auxiliary to give a $500 scholarship to a deserving graduate each year for many years. This year’s scholarship went to Ella Keathley and was presented by PGWP Doris Bateson and Auxiliary Trustee Cassie Post. Kentucky - July 2019 During the 2019 Kentucky F.O.E State Convention, PSP Scott Templeton, Representatives of St. Jude Kyla Cole and Kathryn Weber, KY. State President Mike Baldwin, and WSP Mike Baldwin presented a $5,000 grant check to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Marlborough, Massachusetts - July 2019 Marlboro Eagles #3565 gave away $9,000 in scholarships during an office and bartenders appreciation party, which is held once a year. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.