30 March Fruitport, Michigan - March 2017 March 30, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Michigan 0 Fruitport #3666 Auxiliary President Barbara McGruther works tirelessly to raise money for charity and is always open to lending a hand. Last November, Barb asked if she could raffle a homemade quilt, made by Joyce Miller of the local Legion Post, to raise money for the American Veterans Association. Barb challenged herself to raise $500, increasing her goal each time she met it. At the time of the drawing, Barb had raised a total of $1,050 and she presented the check to local Director Dave Eling on Jan. 27. The money is being placed in the emergency fund to help Veterans with their immediate goals. From the March 2017 People Helping People Newsletter Related Articles Cresaptown, Maryland - March 2017 The Eagles of Aerie & Auxiliary #2883 have been longtime supporters of the Interfaith Community Food Pantry on Cumberland Street. One of the fundraising projects has been the Christmas Auction, held annually at the Aerie home on McMullen Highway. In a recent presentation, a check for $3,500 was presented to John Minnich, Pantry Treasurer, and Bill Stewart, Pantry Manager. This gift was made possible due to the joint efforts of the Officers and members of both the Aerie and Auxiliary for the 2016 Christmas Auction. Pictured, l to r, John Minnich, Jeff Hare, Todd Sloane, Bill Stewart, Tony Muir, Cathy McKenzie, Eddie Morris, Denny McKenzie, Cathy Hare, Carolyn Helmstetter, Andrea Cosner. Maryland - March 2017 2015-2016 State Madam President Diana Booth of Frederick #1067 toured Maryland during her year to raise money for Family, Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.), collecting more than $26,000. The check was recently presented to the organization which provides support, resources and programs for people with Down syndrome. Pictured, l to r, are F.R.I.E.N.D.S. President Evan Routzahn, self-advocate Noah Weikert, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Treasurer Denny Weikert and Diana Booth. Brisbane, California - March 2017 On Feb. 15, Brisbane Eagles #3255 raised $775 for the Max Baer Heart Fund. Jefferson City, Missouri - March 2017 Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan recently visited Jefferson City, Mo., Eagles #2693. Jerry received a $200 donation to his charity, Lupus research, from the Aerie and a check for $100 from the Auxiliary. Marceline, Missouri - March 2017 During his time in Missouri, Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan stopped into Marceline Eagles #726 to visit with Aerie and Auxiliary members. The group there presented Jerry with a check for $500 to put towards his charity, Lupus research. Gulf Shores, Alabama - March 2017 Coastal Alabama #4549 took part in this year’s Mardi Gras Parade in Gulf Shores. The Coastal Alabama Eagles were officially instituted last year and have been working hard to get involved in a variety of community activities to increase their presence. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.