Elliott's Knob FOE Aerie 680

Virginia's Oldest Aerie

225 Old Greenville Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401-4872

Telephone: 540-886-9834

April 2015 Newsletter

Men's Meeting: 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 8:00pm

Women's Meeting: 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm

Auxiliary President's Message

Brothers and Sisters,

We’ve been getting very good turnouts at our recent Aerie events, probably because the weather has improved and people want to become more active. One such successful event was on Sunday, March 15th, when we had a Chili Cook-Off. We had 12 entries in this event and all were delicious (I know because I sampled all 12). Our panel of seven judges came up with these winners: First place, Victor Snell; second place, Chico Brust; third place, our five gourmet chefs:  Jeff Thorne, Rory Cash, Greg Sheaves, Scott Hanger and Gary Killingsworth. More importantly, we collected $630.00 for charity. We decided that we would donate the money to the Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund in memory of J. J. Cason, a member who recently passed away but had requested any donations be sent to this Grand Aerie organization. Thanks to those members who organized as well as those who generously donated to this worthy cause and to our talented DJ, Kenny Conner.

We have some important events in April: On Saturday, April 18th, we will celebrate our 111th Anniversary which kicks off at 5:30 PM. On Wednesday, the 29th, we have a meeting at 6:30 PM for the Delegates who will attend the State Convention in Fredericksburg on June 25-27. Dates to remember in May are the 16th, when we will host the State Conference, the 24th will be our Cash Bash and May 27th will be our Installation of Officers. Please attend Aerie meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

Gloria Ewell

Auxiliary Secretary's Message

Hello my Sisters and Brothers:

Finally, some decent weather. I have flowers popping up all over and can’t wait to see the awesome colors of spring. And a most important time, the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Without our faith, we are nothing.

Please remember our VA State Convention the last weekend in June, and before that, the conference meeting, here in Staunton, in May.

I am sorry to report that we had to drop 10 members for non-payment of dues. That is always hard to accept.

On the plus side, we have one re-enrollment for this month. Welcome to Karen Lawson. We also had the privilege of initiating the following: Kim T Brown, Irene E De Flores, Glenda S DeWitt, Dolly M Garrison, Florence A Herring, Leslie L Knight, Pamela C Powell, Juanita T Powers, Katina L Smith. When you see these ladies, give them a big welcome to 680!

And ladies, before you know it, those memberships with 5/31/2015 will be coming due. Don’t wait till the last minute. You can pay $25 at anytime between now and then to ensure you are paid thru 05/30/2016! Send a check made out to AUXILIARY 680 and leave it at the bar or mail to me at:

2202 Bare St
Staunton, VA 24401

Please remember, if you have moved or have a different phone number, please notify us so we can keep your records current. I need the information to update in the MMS system. The MMS system is the “master”. That information is part of the Grand Aerie/Auxiliary information system.

If you are aware of any member that is sick, please notify someone so we can take appropriate action.

Remember our military and our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Let’s continue to be “People Helping People”

Yours fraternally,
Pauline H Reese,

Message from Donna Lane


What a winter we have had, now flowers will be blooming and the grass will turn green. Golfers will be getting their clubs ready to hit the courses. On that thought we have (3) golf tournaments on the books, mark you calendars.

April 25th State President's Charity Golf Tournament

June 13th, Verona Community Association tournament for equipment for the little leaguers

July 18th will be the Needy family and March of Dimes tournament. (See Donna or Sandy)

Teams will be going to Spotsylvania for the Bowling tournament. Go Staunton.

April 18th will be the Aerie's 111th Anniversary (anyone wishing to help contact Worthy President, Ken Hale. )

State Convention meeting will be held on April 29th at 6:00 pm all interested please attend. Hope is taking reservations for the rooms see her and she will need your credit card number. May, we will have the State Conference here in Staunton on the 16th. Anyone wishing to donate a gift for our silent auction please bring out to the Aerie. All proceeds go to Mary Pat's Charity. Joint meeting for all to attend will be at 1 pm.

Happy Easter to all and remember to wish our State Madam President, Mary Pat a Happy Birthday on April 7th, that's my birthday too.

Till next month,
Donna Lane












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