1 March Merrill, Wisconsin - February 2017 March 1, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Wisconsin 0 The Auxiliary of Merrill #584 presented a $1,000 grant to Cancer Services on January 23. Pictured, l to r, Madam President Pearl Sabatke, Director of Patient and Community Outreach Jane Bentz, and Chairman of the Joint Christmas Party Linda Blake. From the February 2017 People Helping People Newsletter Related Articles 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 Merrill, Wisconsin - February 2019 Merrill Eagles #584 donated 94lbs. of non-perishable food to the Merrill Food Pantry. The food was collected during the month of December and at the Aerie/Auxiliary joint Christmas party. #584 also made a $500 donation for the Children’s Miracle Networks, Christmas in July program, held at the Marshfield Children's Hospital. Merrill Eagles #584 presented $700 to Cheryl Coyer for Quilts of Honor, which is a nonprofit that provides handmade quilts to veterans and active military members. During Merrill Eagles #584 Christmas party, Les Sabatke presented grants from the Grand Aerie in the amount of $1,000 to both the Enrichment Center and Haven. #584 also distributed a $1,000 check to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight program. They raised those proceeds from their first annual Prime Rib Challenge. Additionally during the Christmas party, Boomer Memorial Raffle Chairman, Bryan Plautz presented a $500 check to the Lincoln County Respite Program. The Respite program began eleven years ago in honor of Mary Geiss and is designed to support the caregivers of disable children. Pete McConnell of Prairie River Middle School accepted a $500 donation from Merrill Aerie #584 representative and Chairman of the Boomer Memorial Raffle, Bryan Plautz. McConnell wrote a grant that started the "Freedom Pens" project in January of 2017. Eighth grade students volunteer their time after their normal school hours to turn pens that are then provided to each Veteran on the "Never Forgotten Honor Flight". Each pen bears the name of the student manufacturer and includes a personal note from the student thanking the Veteran for their service. Sleepy Hollow, New York - February 2017 Members of Sleepy Hollow Eagles #1042 held a pot luck dinner in November to raise money for the chosen organization of the event chairperson. Last year’s chairperson, Rose Kollar, is the co-founder of Support Connection – an area nonprofit started to provide free support services for breast and ovarian cancer patients. The pot luck raised $2,115 for the cause thanks to the large number of raffle tickets purchase by both men and women at the Eagles. Pictured, l to r, Kollar, co-founder Kathy Quinn and Madam President Gail Briggs. Madison, Wisconsin - April 2017 Madison Auxiliary #623 expresses its appreciation for the seven Past Grand Madam Presidents who were able to attend the Memorial Service for Past Grand Madam President Kathy Gonzagowski, who passed away earlier this year. Gwen Stallkamp was not present for the photo. Pictured at the PGMPs with the Memorial team and the PGMPs with Auxiliary members. Wisconsin - October 2017 The Wisconsin State Aerie recently presented a grant for $1,000 to the Wisconsin Badger Camp in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. The money will be used to improve the handicap accessibility to some of the buildings at the camp. After a comprehensive tour of the facility by Badger Camp Executive Director Brent Bowers, the check presentation was made. Pictured is Worthy State President Vern Britt presenting the check to Bowers along with Worthy State Conductor Fran Jorasz, Past Regional President Don Runnells and Past Grand Worthy President David Tice. Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas - February 2017 For the last 20 years, Horseshoe Bend #3431 has given presents to area children through its annual Christmas event. Last year, 51 boys and 46 girls received ages 2-12 received presents. Each child received a gift and an entry into a drawing for one of 20 bicycles. Member Betty Swanson has chaired the event for the last three years and spends her time calling area businesses for donations. This year, $2,800 in gifts were distributed. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.