2011 International Convention


2011 International Convention Charity Grants
  • $15,000 to the Harris Rosen Foundation in honor of Jeff Gissendaner
  • $10,000 to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in honor of Jeff Gissendaner
  • $50,000 to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in honor of Tom Parks (presented by Donna Tice in honor of the late Phil Tice)
  • $30,000 to the Jackson Laboratory in honor of Louise Mandrell
  • $30,000 to the Orlando Regional Health Care Foundation in honor of Lee Greenwood
  • $30,000 to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center from our friends at Huntington Bank
  • $30,000 to the Schneck Medical Center in honor of the Terry Smith Band.


  • $30,000 to the ISSA Trust Foundation in honor of Dick Hardwick
  • $30,000 to the Harry S. Truman/FOE Cardiology Laboratory in honor of Bobbie Staten
  • $15,000 to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in honor of the Howl at the Moon Piano Duo
  • $15,000 to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center from our friends at Quill
  • $30,000 to the Missouri Heart Institute in honor of the Howl at the Moon Piano Duo


  • $30,000 to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in honor of Beth McKee
  • $30,000 to the ISSA Trust Foundation in honor of Beth McKee
  • $30,000 to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in honor of Jeannie Seely
  • $60,000 to the Alberta Children's Hospital in honor of Jeannie Seely
  • $30,000 to the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund
  • $30,000 to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in honor of Dana Daniels
  • $30,000 to the National Jewish Medical & Research Center in honor of Dana Daniels
  • $30,000 to Home on the Range for Boys & Girls in honor of Randy Travis
  • $30,000 to Blank Children's Hospital in honor of Randy Travis


  • $30,000 to the Menninger Foundation in honor of Bev Bergeron

New Eagles Installed at Convention


Several notable guests capped off their 2011 International Convention trips by joining the cause as the newest members of The Fraternal Order of Eagles. Recording artist Lee Greenwood, actor/comedian Tom Parks and special convention guest Dan Knight joined the Aerie while recording artist Louise Mandrell and special guest Julie Knight joined the Auxiliary. Greenwood and Mandrell performed at the Welcome to Orlando Show shortly after their installation as members of the organization, as did Parks.

Dan and Julie Knight, Iowa residents, were special guests of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. They spent the week in Orlando sharing their story with other members. Julie, a 40-year diabetic, informed crowds of the difficulty of living with diabetes while Dan helped bring the voice of those living with diabetics to life. The couple inspired convention goers to continue to push forward to meet the $25 million goal set by the Eagles and continue the organization's quest to find a cure.
Live Auction Raises $8,450 for DRC
Fraternal Order of Eagles
A live auction held as a part of the Welcome to Orlando Show on July 10 to raise money for the Diabetes Research Center brought in $8,450. Grand Trustee Chuck Lang took the stage as Auctioneer and electrified the crowd as Eagles battled one another for a chance to go home with one of the evening's prizes. The Massachusetts State Aerie was the big winner for the evening, outbidding the crowd for three different items for a total of $4,500 donated.
Results of the event are listed below.
  • Liquor Basket:
    Pennsylvania State Aerie - $800
  • Signed Jack Daniels Bottle:
    Massachusetts State Aerie - $700
  • Beach Party Basket:
    Massachusetts State Aerie - $500
  • University of Iowa Basket:
    Massachusetts State Aerie  - $3300
  • Crown Royal:
    Wilmington, Ohio Aerie #2051 - $1150
  • NASCAR Basket:
    Kansas State Aerie - $2000

Total $8450

God, Flag & Country Winners Crowned 

The 2011 International God, Flag & Country Oratory Competition was held Saturday, July 9 at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Fla., as part of this year's International Convention festivities.
A packed room cheered on eight contestants in three different age groups, each giving a three-minute speech on what God, Flag & Country means to them. A panel of four judges evaluated the contestants in a number of categories. The panel consisted of Grand Worthy Inside Guard Carl Burnett, Grand Madam Inside Guard Jacque Marble, Wounded Warrior and motivational speaker B.J. Jackson and actor/comedian/writer Tom Parks. Timekeepers for the event were Grand Worthy Chaplain Jerry Sullivan and Grand Madam Chaplain Pat (Durham) Morton.

Results are as follows:
10 & 11
  • 1st - Aimmee Williams - Mena, Arkansas
  • 2nd - Cassandra Pasadyn - Hinckley, Ohio
  • 3rd - Katerina Stagl - St. Marys, Georgia
  • 4th - Lexi Wilson - Monroe, Indiana

12 & 13

  • 1st - Amanda Lemkuhl - Minster, Ohio
  • 2nd - Wendy Jones - Yulee, Florida

14 & 15

  • 1st - Megan Poynter - Jeromesville, Ohio
  • 2nd - Altimease Lowe - Woodbine, Georgia
Rumford Falls Aerie #1248 Wins Child Advocacy Day Contest
The 3rd Annual Mountain Valley Kids Fest held by Rumford Falls, Maine, Aerie #1248 was awarded the Grand Prize for the 2010-2011 Child Advocacy Day Contest. Set up with help from the local health, police, fire and youth groups to promote better welfare for the children, the event drew a huge crowd and helped spread the good word of The Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Regional School Unit 10 helped provide area children with free bicycle helmets to help promote safe riding. Children were measured and fitted with proper helmets to insure the safest riding possible. Rumford police were on hand to upload identification for attendees into a national database while members of the Greater Rumford Community Center put on athletic demonstrations for guests.

Past Worthy President Fred Allen organized the event. As winners, Rumford Falls will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement and a $3,000 grant from the Jimmy Durante Children's Fund.

The 2011 Grand Convention was supported by:

Charity Grants
New Eagles
Live Auction Raises $8,450
God, Flag & Country Winners Crowned
Child Advocacy Day
New Grand Officers Named
Giving Back At Convention
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New Grand Officers Named

2011-2012 Grand Aerie Officers

  • Jr. Past Grand Worthy President:
    Mike B. Lagervall, Sr.
    Seattle (Ballard), Washington #172
  • Grand Worthy President:
    Melvin "Mel" Fry
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania #1299
  • Grand Worthy President-Elect:
    Ron Stine
    Cadiz, Ohio #2162
  • Grand Worthy Vice President:
    David Tice
    Two Rivers, Wisconsin #2433
  • Grand Worthy Chaplain:
    H. Carl Burnett
    Clovis, New Mexico #3245
  • Grand Secretary:
    Chuck Cunningham
    Akron, Ohio #2736
  • Grand Treasurer:
    D.R. "Jim" West
    Hopkinsville, Kentucky #3423
  • Grand Worthy Conductor:
    Ronald Malz
    Faribault, Minnesota #1460
  • Grand Inside Guard:
    Pat Gray Depew, New York #2692
  • Grand Outside Guard:
    James "Doc" Burnham
    Saint Mary's, Georgia #4379
  • Grand Trustee:
    Elwin "Bud" Haigh
    Three Rivers, Michigan #2303
  • Grand Trustee:
    Chuck Lang
    Harvey, North Dakota #3080
  • Grand Trustee:
    Darrell W. Rall
    South Gate, California #2080
  • Grand Trustee:
    Jerry Sullivan
    Fredericksburg, Virginia #4123
2011-2012 Grand Tribunal
  • Grand Tribunal Chief Justice:
    Rick Franklin
    Aurora, Missouri #3948
  • Grand Tribunal Justice:
    Irvin "Speedy" Ross
    Cheviot, Ohio #2197
  • Grand Tribunal Justice:
    Gene McInnes
    South Tacoma, Wash. #2933
  • Grand Tribunal Justice:
    Robert G. Vodicka
    National City, California #2712
  • Grand Tribunal Justice:
    Don R. Clark
    Little Rock, Arkansas #60 
2011-2012 Grand Auxiliary Officers
  • Jr. Past Grand Madam President:
    Mary Myers
    Flint, Michigan #629
  • Grand Madam President:
    Gwen Stallkamp
    Albert Lea, Minnesota #2258
  • Grand Madam President-Elect:
    Sally Villalva
    Pueblo, Colorado #3367
  • Grand Madam Vice President:
    Katie Ziebol Ogden, Utah #2472
  • Grand Madam Chaplain:
    Gloria Williams
    Portland, Oregon #4
  • Grand Madam Secretary:
    Jacque Marble
    Phoenix, Arizona #2957
  • Grand Madam Treasurer:
    Angela Armstrong
    Brunswick, Maryland #1136
  • Grand Madam Conductor:
    Helen Poehner
    Hamilton, Ohio #1136
  • Grand Madam Inside Guard:
    Gloria Mason
    Vincennes, Indiana #384
  • Grand Madam Outside Guard:
    Cynthia Reinhold
    St. Mary's, Georgia #4379
  • Grand Madam Trustee:
    Helen "Penny" Skinner
    Clarksburg, West Virginia #2353
  • Grand Madam Trustee:
    Lori Matheson
    Vancouver, British Columbia #2075
  • Grand Madam Trustee:
    Judy Johnson
    Lawrence, Kansas #309
  • Grand Madam Trustee:
    Rachel Heath
    Concord, New Hampshire #613

Giving Back At Convention

International Convention is prime giving season for The Fraternal Order of Eagles. In addition to the live auction, a Charity Foundation raffle, Diabetes Research Center raffle and Auxiliary DRC Marketplace were also held. Totals for these charitable events are still being tallied and will be available in the coming weeks.

Take A Look At The 2011 International Convention

The Official Flickr Account of The Fraternal Order of Eagles is your number one spot for photos from this year's International Convention in Orlando. Several photos are already posted to the account with more to be added in the coming days.
To view the photos visit www.flickr.com/photos/grandaeriefoe/.


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