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Eagles celebrate 100th anniversary

The Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 215 Aerie will celebrate its 100th anniversary Saturday, March 9. The Ladies Auxiliary will also celebrate its 54th anniversary.

Based on the principal and motto “People helping people,” the Eagles have contributed much more than money to the community over the past 100 years. From furthering the education of high school seniors through scholarships to honoring the firemen and emergency services workers every year, the Eagles believe in giving back to the community.

Through volunteers, the club raises money to fund medical research in cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease. It funds projects that help prevent child abuse, help children learn and prevent youth drug abuse. Eagles also raise money for families that need medical help.

Worthy President Fred Gonzales and Madam President Donna Matthews invite all Eagle members to attend this historical day and join in thanking the past worthy and madam presidents in making this possible.

The Eagles No. 215 Aerie was chartered on March 1, 1902. The first president was W.W. Crook who served from 1902 to 1903.

The Ladies Auxiliary was instituted on Sept. 12, 1948. Officers installed were Junior Past Madam President Hazel Rogers, Madam President Mary Carrington, and Madam Vice President Astrid Verdieck.

The Grand Junction and Aspen Auxiliary attended and assisted with the ceremony and installation.

On Saturday, the bar at the Eagles Hall opens 10 a.m. The women’s meeting is at 1 p.m., and the men’s meeting follows at 2 p.m. There will be a joint honoring of past presidents and charter members at 4 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with a dance to follow.

The state president and state officers will also attend the ceremonies.

These events are for members only.

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