11 May Florida - February 2018 May 11, 2018 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Florida 0 On Dec. 1, more than 70 men and women from the Florida State Aerie & Auxiliary enjoyed an afternoon reception hosted by the Florida Hospital Foundation. During the reception, the FOE was recognized for attaining a place of honor on the Foundation’s Lifetime Donor Hall of Fame by exceeding one half-million dollars in contributions. David Collis, President of the Florida Hospital Foundation, told the group that in appreciation for the outstanding achievement, the hospital renamed four key rooms within the facility in honor of the F.O.E. They are as follows: FOE Vitals Room in the Florida Hospital for Children FOE Library in the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute FOE Conference Room in the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute FOE Creation Consult Room in the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute During the ceremony, Collis also presented Florida Past State Madam President Michelle McCarthy with a special plaque in honor of her continued dedication and generosity to Florida Hospital. From the February 2018 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles New Smyrna Beach, Florida - February 2018 New Smyrna-Edgewater Ladies’ Auxiliary #4242 recently donated $6,000 to support the Parkinson’s programs at the Florida Hospital New Smyrna Health Park. The funds will allow the opportunity to purchase a testing and training tool for outpatient rehab services. To date, the New Smyrna-Edgewater Auxiliary has donated $11,500 to support Parkinson’s Programs at the Health Park. Florida, Children's Day - February 2018 Grand Tribunal Justice Steve Silvestro of Kissimmee Aerie #4048 and Julie Silvestro of Edgewater Auxiliary #4242 presented a $3,000 grant to Pace Center For Girls in Ormond Beach, Florida. Pace is designed to educate and keep young girls from entering the juvenile justice system. The grant was made possible by winning the Eagles’ 2017 Children’s Day Contest. Steve and Julie serve as the co-chairpersons for the annual event. Lake Havasu City, Arizona - February 2018 Lake Havasu Eagles #4299 Past Madam President Penny Lee recently presented a grant for $1,500 to the HAVEN House Food for Kids program. Cresaptown, Maryland - February 2018 Cresaptown #2883 recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Interfaith Food Pantry. The money was raised through the members’ participation in the Auxiliary Christmas Auction and the annual Christmas Dinner. Standing are Aerie Vice President Steve Robinette, Auxiliary Chaplain Carolyn Helmstetter, Auxiliary Secretary Maryon Phillips, IFP Volunteer Coordinator Twila Stewart, Aerie Chaplain Todd Sloane, Auxiliary Trustee Pam Guthrie, Auxiliary Past Madam President Shirley Kane, Aerie Trustee Jeff Hare, IFP Secretary Joyce White, IFP Volunteer Dave White, Seated are Aerie President Tony Muir, Auxiliary President Kathy Hare, IFP Treasurer John Minnich, IFP Manager Bill Stewart. Missing from the picture was Jr. Past Madam President Cathy McKenzie, who was the Auctioneer. Merrill, Wisconsin - February 2018 Merrill Eagles #584 recently presented a series of eight donations to local groups with money raised from the annual Boomer Memorial Raffle and grants from the FOE Charity Foundation. These donations include: $500 to Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Pictured, l to r, Honor Flight rep Mike Thompson, Boomer Memorial Raffle Chairman Bryan Plautz and Honor Flight rep Jim Campbell. $750 to Little Lakes Memories $500 to Food For Kids $500 to Quilts of Valor $500 to Lincoln County Respite Program $231 and 74 pounds of food items to Merrill Food Pantry, collected during the annual Joint Christmas Party $1,000 grant to Merrill Community Enrichment Center $1,000 grant to T.B. Scott Library Covington, Ohio - February 2018 Covington Eagles #3998, in conjunction with the Fields of Grace Church hosted the 7th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, feeding 1,113 people. Through the hard work of the Eagles members in Covington, they were able to donate $3,500 toward the cost of the dinners. The Aerie in Covington supports the villages of Covington, Bradford and Pleasant Hill and over the past five years, has donated more than $500,000 to fire/rescue, schools, libraries, police, county sheriff’s, local community chest and more as needed. They also donate their hall for community projects, health fairs, memorial services, church services and more. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.