24 January South Central Region - January 2017 January 24, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles South Central 0 On very rare occasions do members from each of the respective levels gather to teach and share in the fraternal spirit. At the South Central Regional Conference on Oct. 22-24, hosted by Saint Joseph, Mo., #49, such an event happened. Pictured, l to r, are Grand Madam President Judy Johnson of Lawrence, KS #309; South Central Regional President Linda Wheeler of Wyandotte, KS #87; Missouri State Madam President Linda Riggs of Springfield, MO #3934; Missouri District #1 Auxiliary President Donna Barker of Bethany, MO #2534; and Marceline, MO Auxiliary #726 President Carol Baker. From the January 2017 People Helping People Newsletter. Related Articles South Central Regional - November 2017 During the annual South Central Regional Conference this fall, Regional Charity Directors presented checks for the money raised by them as directors including: $3,720 for the FOE Diabetes Research Center $1,414 for the Vicki Welch Ovarian Cancer Fund $150 for the Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund $370 for the D.D. Dunlap Kidney Fund $510 for the GMP’s Charity, Tri-State Honor Flight $150 for the Golden Eagle, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Funds $140 for the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund $370 for the Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund $201 for the Max Baer Heart Fund $366 for the Memorial Foundation $648 for the Robert Hansen Diabetes Fund The Region also presented grants for $5,000 from the Grand Aerie and the Kansas Past State Presidents. Vermillion, South Dakota - January 2017 Sunshine Aerie #2421 in Vermillion presented a grant for $5,000 from the D.D. Dunlap Kidney Fund to University of South Dakota researchers Curtis Kost, Jr., PhD and Douglas Martin, PhD for a project entitled Protective Effect of Bradykinin Receptors in Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease. The check was presented by visiting Grand Worthy President-Elect Tom McGrath. Pictured, l to r, Quentin Larson, Grand Aerie Legal Advisor Creighton Thurman, Dr. Curtis Kost Jr., Dr. Douglas Martin, Dakota State Outside Guard Kent Osborne and Grand Aerie President-Elect Tom McGrath. 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. Bozeman, Montana - January 2017 The Bozeman Eagles presented a check for $635 to the Cancer Support Community on September 30. Funds were raised from hamburgers sold at this year’s Cruisin on Man Car Show. Mt. Helena Auxiliary #4040 presented Montana Highway Patrol with a donation for $282 for Project Hope with Grand Madam President Judy Johnson present. 2015-16 Madam President Connie Howell chose Vietnam Veterans, SW Montana, Chapter #788 as her charity for the year, raising $2,500. Sky Jones (the Aerie President) and Howell held joint events throughout the year. The Ladies’ Auxiliary also sold brownies for a dollar each at Friday night bingo. The organization aggressively advocates for issues important to Veterans and seek full access to quality medical care and more. Howell and Jones will hold their spaghetti/bingo night again on Feb. 26, 2017 to support their respective causes. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.