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February 16, 2010

The Fraternal Order of Eagles motto: ‘People Helping People’

On Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m. the public is invited to the Centerville Eagles to purchase a meal of chicken or ribs for $6 per plate to raise money for the state president's charity. This year the state president's charity project is the Diabetes Research Center under construction in Iowa City. The charity auction starts at 7 p.m., which will be followed by karaoke until midnight. It's still not too late to donate an item for the auction by calling 856-5912.

Two members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2675 in Centerville recently talked about what the private club does — locally and on a state level — and what it doesn't do.

LOCALLY:

• The Centerville Eagles donated $2,000 to Mr. Miller's sixth grade science class at Lakeview Elementary for new computers and software in 2006.

• For the last 10 years the Eagles have been a supporter of Centerville, Seymour, Moulton and Moravia high school after prom activities.

• Last May the Eagles and the Eagle Riders both sponsored a $500 package for the Iowa Organ Donors Awareness 5K run.

And on a state level, the Centerville Eagles have ...

• Every year they try to send to the state organization donations of between $500 to $1,000 for each of the following charities: A heart fund, Alzheimer's fund, prevention of child abuse fund, spinal cord injuries fund, cancer fund, diabetes fund, Iowa Organ Donor and Make A Wish funds.

• The Centerville Eagles tries to raise between $2,000 and $4,000 every year to send to the state president's charity project, a project that changes from year to year.

"Whoever the acting state president of the Eagles is, they have their own pet projects, the charity that they drive for, so whoever the acting state president is, that's what the state charity project is for that year," Tim Moore, now in his fourth year as a Eagle member, said. "Next year it goes to somebody else. It changes every year."

This year the state president's charity project is the Diabetes Research Center under construction in Iowa City. On Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m. the public is invited to the Centerville Eagles to purchase a meal of chicken or ribs for $6 per plate to raise money for the state president's charity. The charity auction starts at 7 p.m., which will be followed by karaoke until midnight.

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