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Eagles organization celebrates 116 years in February

The Fraternal Order of Eagles celebrated 116 years of existence on Feb. 6. They first started in Seattle, Wash. in 1898 and are now throughout the United States and Canada.

The F.O.E. #4181 in Hesperia will host Grand Worthy President David Tice at 4 p.m. Monday and Grand Madam President Kathy Ziebol from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Club officials say it’s an honor to able to host any of the grand officers, and a double honor to able to host both of the Grand Presidents. Officials are requesting all members and their guests come out and welcome both of their distinguished guests.

Fundraising is the heart of the F.O.E. Their members work to plan and carry out fundraisers benefitting a variety of causes that impact lives everywhere. Their 11 main charities include Max Baer Heart Fund, Jimmy Durant Children’s Fund, Art Ehrman Cancer Fund, Maynard Floyd Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Fund, Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund, Robert Hanson Diabetes Fund, The Golden Eagles Fund, F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center Fund and the F.O.E. Memorial Fund. They also help by donating to the City of Hope and local community projects.

The F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center is their most ambitious project yet. The Eagles have pledged $25 million to the University of Iowa to fund research efforts with the goal of one day ending the suffering of millions of people around the world battling diabetes.

The motto of the Fraternal Order of Eagles is “People Helping People.” The Hesperia F.O.E. #4181 is located at 16195 Main St. For more information, call 760-949-7989.


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