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Fraternal Order of Eagles Willoughby #2300

Willoughby, Ohio

Donations

 Aerie #2300 Charitable Contributions
 
 
To view a list of our Donations click on this link:  
Aerie #2300 donations Report as of August 2017 
 
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OUR JOINT CHARITIES:
  • ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION
  • DIABETES ASSOCIATION
  • GOD, FLAG AND COUNTRY
  • LEW REED SPINAL CORD FUND
  • MENTALLY CHALLENGED FUND
  • MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FUND
  • D. D. DUNLAP KIDNEY FUND
  • JIMMY DURANTE CHILD ABUSE FUND
  • SPEECH AND HEARING FUND
  • CARL BRITTON BLIND FUND
  • GOLDEN EAGLE FUND
  • ONE WAY FARM FUND
 
Some of our 2017 and 2016 DONATIONS:
 
Check to Alzheimer's (800x567)
We gave a $5,000.00 check to Alzheimer’s in July, 2017.  This photo shows Vince Romano, Trustee, and his wife, Donna, making the check presentation.  Vince and Donna held a dinner/dance benefit for Alzheimer’s at our club on July 15, 2017.
 
 
 
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Line Dancers Check Presentation
These photos show our own Line Dance Instructor, Dancing Carol,  presenting a $125.00 check to the Alzheimer’s Association.  This donation is from all of the dancers in Carol’s line dance class, which is held at our club.
 
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$1,000 Scholarship to Chloe Jamison
Aerie President, Pete Romano,
presented a $1,000.00 Scholarship to recipient,  Chloe Jamison, on August 23,2017.  Chloe is a West Geauga graduate and she will be going to Lakeland.  Her field of study is in Social Work.  Our Aerie members, JoAnn and Bob Jamison are Chloe’s proud grandparents.
 
 
 
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Auxiliary donation 2017
On Monday, February 13, 2017,  three members of the Willoughby Eagles Aerie #2300 Ladies Auxiliary toured and visited with the residents of Nevaeh Ridge, 9652 Old Johnnycake Ridge Rd. in Mentor, OH.

Nevaeh Ridges is a six bedroom facility providing a place to stay for women with children ages 5 and younger and pregnant women who seek outpatient substance abuse treatment services.

Photo from left to right:  Auxiliary Member, Jan Cox; Auxiliary Chaplain, Jane Sebastian; and Auxiliary Trustee, Loretta Brown, presented a check in the amount of $345.00 to Mr. Dave Hanlon, Resident Treatment Manager, for Nevaeh Ridge.

Our Auxiliary raised this money from its Third Annual Poinsettia Sale, which was held in December 2016.

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On August 17th, 2016, we gave THREE, $1,000.00 Scholarships to area students and $4,500 to the Willowick Police Department.
 
$1,000 Scholarship to Dakota O'Brien
 
 
$1,000.00 Scholarship given to Cardinal High, Middlefield, Ohio  student, Dakota O’Brien.  Dakota will attend Kent State University.
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 Scholarship to Josephine Lawson
 
 
 
$1,000.00 Scholarship given to Lake Catholic student, Josephine Lawson.  Josephine will attend John Carroll University.
 
 
 
 
$1,000 Scholarship to Kyle Jordan
 
 
$1,000.00 Scholarship given to Willoughby South High student,
Kyle Jordan.  Kyle will attend the University of Cincinnati.
 
 
 
 
 
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We gave a $4,500.00 Check ito the Willowick, Ohio Police Department.  Our check was accepted by Lieutenant Brian Turner, Willowick Police Department.  This gift of money will be used for a new Defibrillator.
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 In July of 2016, through the Jimmy Durante’s Children’s Fund, we presented Mary Verdi Fletcher, President/Founding Artistic Director, Dancing Wheels Company & School, a $5,000.00 Grant. 
In this photo, Ed Glass, our Aerie #2300 President, is presenting Mary with this donation.
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Line Dancers Donation June 2016 a
In June of 2016, our Aerie #2300 Line Dance Group, headed by our Instructor and Auxiliary Member, Carol Luich, donated $100 to our Aerie for the 2016 Childrens’ Christmas Party.  In the photo here Kelly Citraro, Auxiliary President, is accepting our $100 check.
 
 
 
 
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Some of our 2015 DONATIONS:
 
We gave a $5,000.00 Donation to Mary Verdi Fletcher, President/Founding Artistic Director, Dancing Wheels Company & School.
Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.
 
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. An almost unimaginable concept at the time, Mary’s vision and passion have since helped to revolutionize our very notion of dance – as well as what defines a dancer.
 
To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops.
 
Now part of Professional Flair, Inc., a 501(c) arts and disabilities organization, Dancing Wheels continues to travel the globe advocating disability awareness and entertaining 30,000-50,000 people each year. With a repertory of over 40 works from nationally-esteemed choreographers and a message of inclusion and accessibility, the Company continually expands the reach of artistic possibilities while celebrating the universal spirit of dance.
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On September 16th our Aerie Donated Three $1,000.00 Scholarships to three area students:  Austin Turner (not pictured) and Nicholas Jamison (pictured below) and Karen Brey (not pictured).
 
 
Nicholas Jamison Scholarship Pesentation
 
 
Ron DiSantis, Aerie #2300 President, presents a $1,000.00 Scholarship to Nicholas Jamison, Lake Catholic Senior.  Nicholas will be attending John Carroll.  Nicholas’ proud mom, Natalie, is standing next to him.
 
 
 
 Karen Brey, (not pictured above) is also receiving a $1,000.00 Scholarship from our Aerie.  Karen is a Mentor High Senior and she will be attending Bowling Green.
 
Austin Turner, Eastlake North Senior, also received a $1,000.00 Scholarship.  Austin will be attending Lakeland College.  Austin’s dad is Lieutenant Brian Turner, Willowick Police Department.
 
Congratulations to all three students.  As Ron DiSantis, our Aerie 2300 President stated:  “These students are our future and we are happy to help them.”
 
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      Donation Check Acceptance web             Dance Instructor and Students web
 OUR LINE DANCE CLASS INSTRUCTOR AND AUXILIARY MEMBER, CAROL LUICH, PRESENTS A $125.00 CHECK FROM OUR LINE DANCE CLASS TO OUR WILLOUGHBY EAGLES AUXILIARY FOR THIS YEAR’S CHILDRENS’
CHRISTMAS PARTY. 
ACCEPTING THE CHECK IS MARION PETRO, AUXILIARY CHAPLAIN.
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We gave a check in the amount of $2,665.84 to Lieutenant Brian Turner, Willowick, Ohio Police Department.  This donation will be used to purchase Riot Shields and Helmets for their SWAT TEAM .

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2015:

Our club donated $200 to the Alzheimer’s Association (Cleveland) and $200 to the Diabetes Association (Cleveland).  The donations are earmarked for Research For A Cure.  Barbara Apple, our Aerie 2300 Webmaster, accepted the donations to these charities.

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2014: 

We donated Five Gas Masks to the Willowick Police Department, Western Lake County Swat Team.

We also donated a K-9 Dog to the Willoughby Police Department.

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We gave a $2,500.00 DONATION ACCEPTED BY TOM SWEENEY, PRESIDENT, GREATER CLEVELAND FISHER HOUSE

Cleveland Fisher House

 The following is an excerpt from the text of the speech that Tom Sweeney, President, Greater Cleveland Fisher House, gave upon receiving a $2,500.00 donation from the Willoughby Eagles #2300, which will be used to help build the Cleveland Fisher House.

. . . . A Fisher House is a “Ronald McDonald House” for military families.  

The Cleveland VA is the 3rd largest VA in America.  We don’t have one.  The Fisher Foundation is asking for our help to build one here.

A Fisher House is for the families of the wounded, who otherwise could not afford plane fare and motel bills, to be with their veterans/…wounded and injured men and women being operated on or rehabilitated or veterans being treated at a VA hospital.

We believe “family” is an integral part of the healing process. Here’s why.

Life and it’s dreams have been drastically changed for these veterans. They are acutely aware of that…but they also know that if their family is by their side or bed …they can love and be loved…and focus on healing. 

My friends…a Fisher House is a promise…an oath. It is a good deed that is owed.

The Greater Cleveland Fisher House keeps that promise…that pact.. . . . . . .

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On December 30, 2013 we gave a gift of $400.00 to Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland in support of its research programs.  Our donation will be used to help find a cure and Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland appreciates our gift.

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On December 31, 2013 we gave a $400.00 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Chapter.  The Alzheimer’s Association is getting closer to achieving its vision of a world without this disease and they sincerely appreciate our support.

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On November 29, 2013 we gave $2,500.00 to the Fairport Harbor Police Department.  This donation will be be used to help acquire and train a K9 unit. 

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On November 29, 2013 we gave college scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each to high school graduates.  Two students from Eastlake North and two students from Willoughby South High School.
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Police Cadets accepted our $2,500 donation to the Lakeland College Basic Police Academy Program.
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Below is the dog we purchased for the Willoughby, Ohio Police Department.  With K9 “Officer Rebel” is his handler,Patrolman David Burrington.