11 May Gig Harbor, Washington - April 2018 May 11, 2018 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Washington 0 Gig Harbor Aerie #2809 celebrated its 70 anniversary where they honored fellow member Eric Asplund. Asplund, 93, has served at his aerie since its installation and is the only living charter member. (Pictured: The four generations of the Aspland Family, who are all members of the Gig Harbor Aerie – Eric, Harry, Hason, Trisen, Eric’s wife Betty, State President Mike O Conner, Jan O Conner, and Grand Madam President Helen Poehner) From the April 2018 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Freeland, Washington - April 2018 Whidbey Island Eagles Aerie #3418 presented checks totaling $7500.00 to 10 different local charities that serve South Whidbey Island. Port Orchard, Washington - April 2018 Zachary Darner’s little brother got sick as a baby. Wanting children to feel safe in the hospital during Christmas, he decided to start a toy drive. In 2016 Darner ended up distributing 259 toys out of his 50 toy goal. Wanting to continue the tradition, Darner held the toy drive again this year and Port Orchard Aerie #2338 donated 1,500 toys for the cause. The 1,500 toys were part of a large donation the Eagles received four years ago that were not yet been distributed. In addition to the generous toy donation, past President Tom Riedel commended Zachary for his work and made him an honorary Eagle. Belfair, Washington - April 2018 North Mason #4426 has donated a cumulative $7,250 over the past year to community charities, the local schools, the baseball field, the Humane Society, and more. They have raised money by hosting a weekly free bingo night where they sell raffle tickets. Chehalis, Washington - April 2018 Chehalis Aerie #1550 presented each Ferron Eagle scout with an American flag during the Tavaputs District Eagle Scout Banquet. Foley, Alabama - April 2018 Coastal Aerie #4549 celebrated its grand opening and raised $600 during the event. Federal Heights, Colorado - April 2018 Aerie #4019 held a breakfast fundraiser to support Shield 616 and the Federal Heights Police Department, where they raised $1,200. Recently, three police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. The Aerie was saddened by the tragic officer deaths and wanted to do something to help the men and women who risk their lives daily. The cause, Shield 616 “Support the Shield” helps better equip the men and women in the local police department safe with the best gear possible to keep them safe. Through the donated funds, Shield 616 will purchase and distribute rifle-ready protection designed for quick deployment to departments across Colorado. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.