22 September Illinois - September 2017 September 22, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Illinois 0 Blue Island Auxiliary #1332 member Janice Soria was inducted into the Illinois State Auxiliary Hall of Fame during the State Convention on June 13. Janice routinely goes above and beyond to serve the Illinois State Eagles and the sisters of Illinois were proud to bestow this prestigious honor upon her for her efforts. From the September 2017 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Blue Island, Illinois - April 2017 Blue Island Eagles #1332 recently held a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event for area children. Inverness, Florida - September 2017 Citrus #3992 recently partnered with Eugene Quinn VFW Post #4337 to assist deserving Vietnam veteran Bob Calabreese with a new water well. The two organizations were instrumental in raising the necessary funds for the project. They would like to thank Langley Well and Pump for their assistance. Pictured, l to r, front row: Madam President Karen McDaniel, VFW Auxiliary President Theresa Fortin, Aerie President Roger Langley and VFW Junior Vice Commander Carl Cyr; back row: Bryan McKee, Langley Well and Pump’s James Edwards, VFW Honor Guard member Randolph Bellamy and Langley Well and Pump’s Jeremy Wall. Illinois - February 2017 Illinois State Auxiliary President Juanita Shamhart of Decatur #507 recently presented a $5,000 grant to Cancer Care Specialist of Illinois in Decatur. Shamhart selected the program as her state project for the 2016-17 fraternal year. The funds will be used to support cancer-related activities and programs in Central and Southern Illinois. Pictured are medical oncologist Perry Guaglianone, Illinois State Madam President Juanita Shamhart, medical oncologist Benjamin Esparaz and patient services coordinator Kelly Zerfowski. Glendale, Arizona - January 2017 Osborn Fraternal Order of Eagles #2843 recently presented a $3,000 grant from the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund to El Mirage Police Department’s Victims Assistance Unit. The grant was made possible through Osborn’s work in winning the 2016 Children’s Day Contest thanks to an event planned last year with the help of the VAU to educate area families. Pictured are 2015-16 Osborn Presidents Chris and Becky Bettis, El Mirage Assistant Chief Laura Liuzzo, Lieutenant Randy Stewart and event chairperson Francis Drozanowski-Kuehler, a 20-year Osborn Auxiliary member and volunteer with the VAU. Marceline, Missouri - January 2017 Marceline Eagles #726 raffled off the new Henry Golden Boy Fraternal Order of Eagles Commemorative Rifle to raise money for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Fund in memory of PWP Steve Weese, who chaired the Diabetes Fund for many years and passed away in 2016 from complications due to diabetes. The raffle raised $700 with Johnny Weikert of Gettysburg, Pa., selected as the winner. Accepting on his behalf was Bob Barrows of Linneus, Mo. Holding the gun is raffle chairman Mark Cleveland, PWP and Missouri PSP. Chemainus, British Columbia - January 2017 On Oct. 4, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Chemainus-Crofton #4400 presented Tour de Rock team members with a check for $1,500 for Pediatric Cancer Research and support programs at a breakfast held at the Legion. The Canadian Cancer Society Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock is a fundraising event to support Pediatric Cancer Research and support programs for children with cancer. Since 1998, more than 300 police officers have been named to the team along with 41 others, including childhood cancer survivors, longtime volunteers and members of the media who tell their stories. A new team is picked every year and only one person has ridden more than once. On top of fundraising, team members train on their bikes three days a week to help prepare for the demands of the 1,100 kilometer, 2-week ride. Riders are paired with a junior rider from a group of Vancouver Island children who have battled, are battling or are the sibling of someone who lost their battle with cancer. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.