Chapter MB, P.E.O.; Eagles
CHAPTER MB, P.E.O.
Members of Chapter MB, P.E.O. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Oaks of Parkview Care Center.
The 105th Fraternal Order of Eagles state convention was held June 12-15 in Grinnell, with President Larry Hill and Conductor Bill Morris attending from the Fairfield aerie.
The Iowa state project for 2012-13 was the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A total of $157,794 was raised from all the Iowa aeries and auxiliaries.
The 2013-14 state project is the Paws & Effect. Its mission is to provide well-trained service dogs for children with autism at no cost to the families. The dogs make an incredible difference in children’s lives, with one in every 50 children having autism. The Fairfield aerie will usually do this fund-raising charity in February.
A total of $65,200 in grants was given to various hospitals throughout the state for different Eagle charities, which include Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, kidney, child abuse and children’s funds, spinal chord injury and Golden Age Funds.
Hill was appointed to the state membership committee and is the re-enrollment chairman. The men’s theme this year is about motorcycles.
Hill also was appointed state chairman of the Eagles Memorial Fund. It is a benefit for all initiated aerie and auxiliary members who lose their lives from defending their country while at work or as a volunteer law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency medical service officer. The cost of this in included in their annual dues. It provides educational grants up to $30,000, medical benefits, dental benefits, optical care, hospitalization and psychiatric care to their children up to age 18 or before if they marry or become self supporting.
Also, the Eagles have a program for all law enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and honorably discharged/inactive military veterans. It is a one-year complimentary program for new aerie or auxiliary members. Active members of the National Guard or Reserve do not qualify for the program.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is a charitable organization raising funds for various charities while having fun and fellowship at the same time. The Eagles are “People Helping People.”