11 May Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - April 2021 May 11, 2021 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Wisconsin 0 On March 13, the Fond du Lac Eagles Aerie held their third annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser in conjunction with their Eagle State Officers Party. The proceeds from the event went to the Aerie & Auxiliary State Presidents projects. The Chili Cook-Off and other raffles raised $680. Wisconsin State Eagles Aerie President Kevin Keller’s project is Wisconsin Veterans Network and he received a check for $782, while State Eagle Auxiliary President Alice Janquart’s project is Rawhide, receiving a check for $665. Our “Celebrity Judges” were Lt. Rick Faris, Eng. Mike Spencer and FF/PM Andrea Hoksbergen from the Fond du Lac Fire Department. This year's Cook-Off winner was Chris Hartwig and 2019’s winner was Mark Schaefer. 2020’s event was canceled due to Covid-19. Pictured from left, Kevin Keller, Wisconsin Eagles State Aerie President, Alice Janquart, Wisconsin Eagles State Auxiliary President, Mark Schaefer and Chris Hartwig. From the April 2021 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - April 2019 • The Fond du Lac Eagles Aerie #270’s Anglers Fishing Club offered a free breakfast to the local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and firemen working on the morning of April 7 as a way to thank them for their service to our community. • During the Fond du Lac Aerie #270 State Officers Party, Wi. State President Daniel Scheer presented Mary Kleman of the Children’s Hospitals of Wisconsin a check for $2,700 from a grant towards his State Project, Children’s Abuse Prevention. Daniel partnered with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley for his State Project to help local area children in need of help. Kleman stated that a lot of times, to help the child, they are actually helping families overcome issues to provide a stable home for the family. Another check from the Aerie was presented to Scheer to go towards his State Project, which has raised almost $12,000 so far this year, separate from the grant noted above. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - January 2020 Fond Du Lac Eagles #270 Wisconsin opened its hall to co-host the Fond du Lac Community Christmas Dinner program on Christmas Day. This year the program celebrated its 20th year and the 4th year it has been held at the Eagles Club. The Community Christmas Dinner is free, open to all, so that no one has to be alone on Christmas. This year 608 meals were served which included dine-in and delivered meals for the home-bound. This program is completely volunteer driven and receives its funding from donations and fundraisers. Kenton, Ohio - April 2021 Kenton Eagles #2163 presented the Kenton Little League a donation check for $22,251. Pictured, l to r, are Eagles Trustees Brandon Hamm and Gary Chamberlin, and Kenton Little League Representatives David Fields, Matt Jennings, Wes Baker and Sam Albert. Panhandle, Florida - April 2021 On February 6, Panhandle Eagles Aerie #4045 hosted a fundraiser for brother Mike Fitzgerald. The event was held on a great day as they were also celebrating the 123rd birthday of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. A few years ago, Mike was severely injured when he was involved in a motorcycle accident where he was pinned beneath an automobile. Mike has been in and out of the hospital on numerous occasions, undergoing medical treatment trying to save his right leg. Last year, his medical team determined that there was nothing more they could do. In early December, Mike went through an amputation procedure on his right leg. Thankfully, today he is doing very well. Unfortunately, the last two years placed Mike into a very stressful financial situation. The Aerie's Activities Committee members, under the direction of Ginnie Kameenui, wanted to help Mike reduce his stressful burden. In a very short time, they planned and held a very successful fundraiser and were able to present Mike with a check for $11,150.00. 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. Jamestown, North Dakota - April 2021 James River Eagles Aerie #2337 donated $20,000 to Home on the Range in Sentinel Butte, ND. The money will be used to help the residents and purchase items they need. The Aerie also previously donated $40,000. James River Eagles also donated $8,580 to the All Vets Club in Jamestown, ND, for replacing the ceiling tiles throughout the club. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.