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2023 News and Memos from the Aerie #4538

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Posted Dec 29 2023

Hello Eagles, Late Breaking Information

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Our New Yeas Eve party will feature Yuma Condition, catered by The Smoking Hen House. Doors open at 5:00, Dinner 6:00-7:00, Band 6:30-10:30. If you haven’t purchased your tickets they can be bought at the bar for $30/person.

Our Grand Worthy President Chuck Weber and his wife LaRea along with Past Grand Worthy President Brian Rogers and his wife State Madam President Colleen will be visiting our Aerie January 1, 2024 at 3:00. Please come and meet them for drinks and Hors D’oeuvres. Let’s show them a Great Foothills Welcome.

This year we have enhanced our ability to provide meals and expanded our meal offerings i.e. Jan 5 we will be having another Fish Fry (if you missed the last one, don’t miss this one).

Our Calendar Coordinator, Michelle Hicks has decided to retire. If anyone is interested in taking on this Volunteer Project, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Kellogg, Secretary Ralph Arnold or Worthy President Kelly O’Brien. We want to Thank Michelle for all her hard work.

More news to follow next year….lol

Posted Nov 28 2023

FOE 4538 Memo

Hello Eagles,

Now that the Holiday Season is in full swing, we would like to wish all our members safe and happy Holidays. We have lots of things planned in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

DEC 1: Our annual toy drive kicks off with Bill and Michell hosting Karaoke. This year we are helping to support the Right Turn for Veterans Family Services which has about 90 children in residence. Although the calendar says gifts for toddler to seventeen, we would like to focus on ten years and below.

DEC 2: We will hold our very first Saturday Aerie meeting on Dec 2nd at 10:00 am. We will also have an initiation on that day.

DEC 3: We will celebrate all our Aerie and Auxiliary members who have a Dec Birthday with cake and drink specials 3 -5pm.

At the same time we will celebrate our Aerie’s 12th birthday which is Dec 4th with a steak dinner. We will start serving at 4:00 pm. The cost is $15.00 and dinner tickets are being presold because of limited quantities and to prevent a rush at 4:00. All proceeds from the steak dinner will benefit Amberly’s Place.

DEC 15: Friday Night Fish Fry!! Stop by on Friday, Dec 15 and try our Fish and Chips, only $10.00.

DEC 16: The trial that was scheduled for Dec 16th has been cancelled as the parties involved have reached a resolution.

DEC 31: New Year’s Eve! Come join us for dinner and dancing to the band “Yuma Condition”. The Aerie will close at 3:00 pm to decorate and reopen at 4:00. We will count the year down on New York time (10:00 local). Tickets are $30.00.

DECEMBER Eagle of the Month: Mary Rhodes is a hard-working member who has spent countless hours during Queen of Hearts nights selling Daily Draw tickets. Her efforts are much appreciated and we congratulate her on being selected Eagle of the Month.


Worthy President:

We hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving Holiday. It was reported that a Special thanks goes to the Darts League, again they put on fantastic Turkey dinner for everyone to enjoy.

Foothills #4538’S efforts to supply 20 dinners to Right Turn for Veterans and families was outstanding. The true charity of our members ensured we had more than enough turkeys, pies and vegetables to help feed the Vets and their families for this Thanksgiving.

I would like to congratulate Mary Rhodes for being our Eagle of the month for December, her smile and friendly nature is especially wonderful while she monitors the door and helps fill up another Daily Sheet.

On December 1, Bill and Michelle Hicks will operating the Karaoke and kicking off our Christmas Toy Drive. This year we will be supporting the Right Turn for Veterans who have 91 children they are caring for and the emphasis is on 10 year old’s and younger.

December 4th is our Aerie’s 12th Anniversary. We are going to celebrate the occasion in conjunction with our monthly Birthday party on Sunday Dec 3rd with a New York Strip Steak fry and Birthday cake.

This Thanksgiving holiday gives us a chance to pause and reflect on being Eagles, the fellowship, the brotherhood of following our motto “People Helping People” and the friendship of our Brothers and Sisters when we are together. May we all have a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season.


Kelly O’Brien,
Worthy President

Madam President:

We hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Auxiliary Initiation for December will be Dec 19th as the regular meeting day is the 25th. This means that the Auxiliary will meet the 2nd and 3rd Monday for December only.

The drawing for the NFL/Crown Royal quilt will be postponed until Dec 5th to give the Auxiliary more time to sell tickets. If you can help us sell tickets (anytime), please get some from the bartenders and sell whenever it is busy (i.e. Queen of Hearts, Darts, Loud Mouth etc.). We greatly appreciate the help from our Aerie Sisters and Brothers. We are also having a basket for Christmas. If you would like to help us sell tickets, please contact me, Debby Borst or Linda May for tickets.

We have heard your request, so, our Saturday Night Chicken Dinners will continue every other week and Chef’s choice every other week. If you have any suggestions please place them in the suggestion box or see Linda May, the Auxiliary Secretary or me.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye all you sweets lovers. The Auxiliary will be having a bake sale on Wed Dec 20th from 11:00am to 3:00 pm at the Aerie. Come join us for Loud Mouth, Meat Draw, and goodies. Sisters wishing to donate your special treats please bring them Wed morning at 10:00 am. Bob and Val will also be serving lunch.

We will be having a Fish Fry Dec 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 for $10.00. We hope you will be able to join us. Our Chefs, Gary and Harvey look forward to seeing you all. We thank them for helping us. All proceeds will go towards Auxiliary Charities.

Candy Poole
Madam President

Posted Nov 9 2023

Hello Eagles,

We continue to welcome our friends who are arriving daily from the frozen north.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to a By-Law change our regular meeting are now on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 10:00 am. The first Saturday meeting will be December 2nd.

Due to some technical perceptions, the Worthy President has decided to redo the Worthy Vice President election that was held on Oct 2nd. Nominations were held at the Nov 6 regular meeting and the candidates are Sandy Carver and Bill Keplinger. The Election will be held at the regular meeting Nov 20th from 8:00 – 10:00 am.

We are pleased to announce our Eagle of the Month for November is Mary Kellogg. Mary is a hard-working volunteer that has taken possession of the Sunday Brunch and is doing a spectacular job. Congratulations to Mary.

A comedy show is scheduled for Nov 19th at 5:00. Tickets are available for $20.00.

Our State Visitation on Nov 4th was a success. The State Officers and visitors from other Aeries always enjoy their visits here. The steak dinner was well received and based on the response we will be having a regular steak fry.

This month’s Corn Hole Tournament will be on the 26th at 2:30 pm. Registration is $5.00 per person.

We are still taking donations for the Thanksgiving Dinners for the Right Turn For Veterans Family Services.

PRESIDENTS CORNER: Worthy President Kelly O’Brien Presidents Corner Nov 9, 2023

Hello Brothers,

We seem to be off to a good start to November. We had a very successful State Visitation with 11 of the 14 State Officers in attendance. The Aerie room was turned into a splendid Banquet Hall complete with decorations for both State Worthy President and State Madam President. All the volunteers who worked so hard helping to set the room up, serving the dinner, drinks and cleanup are applauded and appreciated for their selfless efforts. The Visitation dinner gave me an opportunity to make some well-deserved Presidential Citations, we congratulate the following for their well-earned awards.

- Tim & Rhonda Vinson for all their effort in running a great Queen of Hearts raffle and Corn Hole tournaments.
- Ann Yingling for her inexhaustible enthusiasm and energy in everything she can get involved within the Aerie.
- Todd Selenka our Webmaster for always keeping our website. Facebook page and interior electronic notice board up to date and designing our event tickets.
- Andrea Whitaker for managing to juggle with humor and expertise all the staff and cooking parts of our Taco Tuesday.
- Michelle Hicks our calendar scheduler who works diligently to keep us all informed of our many weekly events regardless of how many versions of the calendar she needs to send out.

We now look forward Veterans Day with a ceremony by Bill Wagner with a small lunch after to honor our Veterans.

Looking forward to seeing all of you enjoying the activities around the Aerie.

Kelly O’Brien

Madam President Candy Poole:

Welcome back Sisters and welcome new sisters.

First, congratulations to Babe Burton, Debbie Borst, and Joyce Thompson for receiving a Presidents Citation for making sure we have dinners every Saturday night. Also, to Diane Plotz for receiving the Mrs. Eagle Award. You are all so deserving.

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. Remember… if you need a place to go join us at the Aerie for dinner at 3:00 pm. Just bring a dish to pass, the Dart Players will supply the turkey. Desserts are welcome.

We are still in need of stuffing mix, rolls, gravy, cranberry sauce for the food boxes we are donating to the Right Turn for Veterans. We would like all the food to be delivered by noon Nov 17th. We are also accepting 15-17lb turkeys.

Don’t forget our quilt raffle for the building fund. You must stop in and see how beautiful it is.

Hope to see your smiling faces soon.

Candy Poole

Posted Oct 25 2023

Hello Eagles,

Welcome to all our old friends who are arriving daily. We have missed you all and are glad you are back.

Many of us will be absent this weekend as the Fall Conference will be convened on Friday and Saturday at Lake Havasu Aerie #4299. The Secretary’s office will be closed Oct 27-29.

November Activities

November 4thOur annual State Visitation will be held. This is an opportunity to meet your State Officers and many members from other Aeries. Social hour is at 4:00, dinner is at 5:00 followed by the program. The dinner is New York Strip steak, baked potato, and Ceasar Salad. Tickets for dinner will go on sale at 3:00 on Nov 4th. Quantities are limited so buy your ticket early.

November 5th: Birthday Party from 1:00 – 3:00 everyone is invited to celebrate the Aerie and Auxiliary November birthdays. Birthday cake will be served along with drink specials.

November 11th: Saturday Nov 11 is Veterans Day. Join us at 11:00 as Bill Wagner will present a program to honor our Nations veterans.

November 19th: The Comedy Machine will be presenting a comedy show on Sunday Nov 19th from 5:00 to 6:30. Tickets are $20.00.

November 23: TURKEY DAY!! The Dart Players are hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for all members. It is a potluck and if you are interested, there will be a sheet posted for you to sign-up to bring your favorite dish.

Golfers: There will be a golf league member meeting on October 29th at 4:00 pm

Ralph Arnold
Aerie Secretary


Worthy President Kelly O’Brien

Hello Brothers

There seems to be some misunderstanding by a few members, of why and how we elected a new Worthy Vice President on Oct. 2, 2023. While nothing was done improperly according to the Statutes, a couple of things could have been done differently. The Worthy Vice President resigned during the Officers meeting on Sept 18th, but he volunteered to stay in position until a new Vice President could be elected. During the Aerie meeting that day, the Nominating Committee Chair announced to the Aerie that there was a vacancy in the Worthy Vice President’s position. I then opened nominations for an election, two people were nominated, nominations were closed, and the voting was scheduled for 8-10 am prior to the regular meeting on Oct 2, 2023.

Since I had not yet read the Worthy Vice President’s resignation to the Aerie it appears that the confusion is in the belief, the Vice president was still in office while we voted for a new one, as we do prior to end of term. In the vein of full disclosure and transparency, we will be holding a new election for Worthy Vice President. Nominations will be held during the regular Aerie meeting on Nov 6, 2023, and at the next regular meeting on Nov 20, 2023, voting will be held from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, the election results will be announced during the Aerie meeting that day.

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding or confusion of the proceedings.

It is near the end of October and many of our members are starting to return from their summer retreats, we are happy to see their return.

We had some fun filled special events this last month including birthdays, anniversary, Motown night, Corn Hole Sunday, and Octoberfest. We now look forward to hosting our State Visitation on Nov 4., Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. The calendar is getting full, I hope there is something for everybody.

Madam President Candy Poole:

Dear Sisters,

Another month has come and gone and we are happy to see our old friends return and we welcome our new sisters. You have joined the best organization of wonderful sisters and hope that you will join us in our efforts to support our local and International Charities. Our “Basket of the Month” will be drawn on October 31 (Tuesday after The Queen of Hearts). Hope to see you all at the Halloween costume party. It should be “spooktacular”.

Be on the lookout for our November drawing which is a handmade NFL/Crown Royal quilt, made and donated by one of our members (Sylvia Wynandts). Buy your tickets early and often as this is a very unique quilt. Thank you, Sylvia!

Make sure to join us on Saturday nights for our fried or baked chicken dinners. We will also have a Baked Potato Bar the last Saturday of November.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope to see your smiling faces soon!

Candy Poole

Posted Sept 29 2023 Hello Eagles, Well, here it is, the last week of September. To us permanent residents, it means cooler temperatures, but it also means that we are beginning to see old friends who are returning from parts north.

Birthday Party: All Aerie and Auxiliary members whose birthday is in October, celebrate your birthday with us on Sunday October 1st from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. We will be serving cake and drink specials.

Oktoberfest: We will celebrate Oktoberfest on Friday October 13th with games, food, and beer starting at 2:00pm. Dinner is at 5:00 with Brats, Sauerkraut, sides, and dessert for $9.00. Come join the fun.

Horse Racing: Horse racing is back!! The horses will begin running on Tuesday Oct 3, and they are faster than ever. Come out and urge your favorite number to the finish line.

Aerie Meeting: Our next Aerie Meeting will be Monday October 2. If you are interested in participating in the operation of the Aerie, please attend. We will be voting on proposed amendments to our By-Laws and electing a new Worthy Vice-President. Voting is from 8:00 to 10:00pm. Trustee: “Looking for a few good men/women.” We have openings for the position of trustee here at Foothills #4538. We are looking for members with accounting, Banking, or CPA experience, business owners, or someone just willing to learn the business side of the Aerie. The Trustee position is a very important ingredient to the success of our Aerie, which is raising money for charities and providing our members with a safe and enjoyable experience. If interested contact any trustee or officer and an interview will be set up. Presidents Corner: We have established a new section in our memo that will enable the Worthy President and the Madam President to speak directly to the membership. Here goes.

Madam President Candy: Brothers and Sisters, The Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. This quarter we presented a $4000.00 check to the “New Building Fund,” and we could not have done this without your help. Come to the Meat Draw the first Wednesday of each month where the proceeds go into the fund. We also contribute $1.00 from our Saturday night dinner where we serve baked or fried chicken with various sides, plus a yummy dessert. Our “Raking in the Dough” raffle netted over $1000.00…all thanks to you!! Visit the Aerie home and help us to raise funds for our charities, both local and national. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon.

Your Auxiliary President
Candy Poole

Worthy President Kelly: Hello Brothers, It‘s the end of our hot and quiet time, the return of our snowbird Eagle has started. As the Aerie President I am responsible for maintaining harmony in the Aerie and to ensure that the Laws of The Order are enforced. I have general supervision over all the affairs of the Aerie, except when the Statutes or Bylaws vest that supervision elsewhere. There are times during the year where I am compelled to exercise that supervisory responsibility. Sometimes this causes conflict within our Aerie. This conflict cannot be resolved by writing letters or making phone calls to the State or Grand Arie, although every member has the right to petition officers at every level. The proper means for a member to raise his concerns about Aerie or function operations is by inquiry through the Aerie officers or at an Aerie meeting. If your concerns are not resolved, the next step is to file a complaint or charges and let the Trustees or Trial Committee determine the validity of your concerns. If the Trial Committee decision still does not address your concerns, then you have the right to appeal that decision to the Grand Tribunal. We all need to remember our Obligation and to observe our own Aerie Bylaws and House Rules in order for our Aerie to be a pleasant and safe place for all our members to enjoy.

Your Aerie President
Kelly O’Brien

Don’t forget we have established a page on our website,, that will allow members to make a donation directly to the new building fund. Our goal of $500,000.00 is still valid and we have a long way to go.

Thank you for being an Eagle.
Ralph Arnold
Aerie Secretary

Posted Sept 26 2023

To All Members:
The third and final reading for the proposed By-Law amendments will held at the regular meeting on October 2, 2023 starting at 10:00am. After each proposal is read, there will be discussion and then a vote.

There will be an election to fill the empty chair of the Worthy Vice President. Voting will be between 8:00 and 10:00am before the regular meeting on October 2, 2023. The candidates are Sandy Carver and Debbie Rennick.

Ralph Arnold
Foothills Aerie #4538

Posted Sept 1 2023

Hello Eagles,

Labor Day: Join us for our Labor Day Celebration on Monday September 4th. Lunch will be Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans and Dessert for $8.00. We will have $2.00 Bud Light Draft and $3.00 Fruity Sangria. We will also draw for the E-Bike and the Raking in the Dough raffle.

Birthday Party: All Aerie and Auxiliary members whose birthday is in September, celebrate your birthday with us on Sunday September 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. We will be serving cake and drink specials.

Sunday Brunch: All of our volunteer servers and cooks have enjoyed their summer vacation, but now they are ready to resume the Sunday Brunch. Starting on September 17th brunch will be served from 10:00 to 12:00. Anyone wishing to cook, serve, or clean can call or text Mary at 425-923-4583. A food handler's card is required, but we can help you with that.

New Building: As most of you know, we have embarked on a mission to acquire a new home for our Aerie. Last year we purchased 10 acres of land, and last month, through an Aerie vote we signed a contract with a local engineering firm to start planning. This is not a quick process, nor is it a cheap one.

Speaking of funding, in the past two years we have raised approximately $200,000.00 dollars through donations and fundraisers. Our Auxiliary has been extremely helpful to the Aerie by donating $20,000.00 to date. Also $20,000.00 has been donated by a very generous member representing another organization.

Of this $200,000.00, we have spent $160,000.00 dollars; $110,000.00 for the down payment on our parcel of land and $50,000.00 for the engineering firm.

We know we don’t have the funds to complete this project, so in addition to various fundraisers, we are calling on our membership to help.

We have established a page on our website,, that will allow members to make a donation directly to the new building fund. Our goal of $500,000.00 is still valid and we have a long way to go.

Thank you for being an Eagle.

Ralph Arnold

Posted Aug 23 2023

Hello Eagles,

Well, we are a couple of weeks past the Dog Days of Summer, but you couldn’t prove it by me. Still Hot.

But we have a little something that may cool us off, if just for an afternoon.

Friday 25 Aug is National BANANA SPLIT Day. WE will be making banana splits from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for only $5.00. The proceeds will benefit the Building Fund. (it’s also National Whiskey Sour Day, but no one was interested in mixing banana splits and whiskey sours).

Labor Day. Starting at noon on September 4th we will celebrate Labor Day with a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. The cost is $8.00 with the proceeds benefiting the Building Fund. We will also draw for the E-Bike and the Raking in the Dough raffles.

Anyone that may be interested in serving on Labor Day contact Marianne O’Brien at 928-502-0204.

The next Aerie/Auxiliary members birthday party will be on Sunday, September 3rd 1:00 to 3:00 pm. If your birthday is in September, join us for cake and drink specials.

Golfers, our golf league is getting closer to starting. If you have signed up, there will be a meeting Sunday September 24th at 4:00 pm to go over rules, format, games, and importantly, your input. League play starts September 29th at 7:00 am. More on this later.

Thank you for being an Eagle.

Ralph Arnold
Aerie Secretary

Posted Aug 10 2023

Hello Eagles

Bingo players: We must cancel Bingo on Sat August 12th due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize and appreciate your patience as we work through some event changes.

Cornhole players: There is no conflict and the tournament will start at 2:00 on Sunday August 13th.

Birthday Party: The next Aerie and Auxiliary members birthday party will be September 3rd at 1:00 -3:00 pm. If your birthday is in September join us for cake and drink specials.

Liquid Nutrition: The liquid nutrition drive for the Cancer Resource Center is extended to August 31. We delivered about 800 bottles and would like to do more at the end of the month.

E-Bike Raffle: The drawing will be held on Labor Day. Get your tickets while you can.

Thank you for being an Eagle.

Ralph Arnold

Posted August 1 2023

Hello Eagles,

Here we are, August 1, 2023. This brutal summer heat is about half over and we are looking forward to our winter members coming home.

In the meantime,

We have a Cornhole Tournament on August 13th at 2:00 pm. The sign-up sheet is in the aerie. The entry fee is $5.00 per person and the field is limited to 32 teams. Sign up before August 11th to insure your place.

To all members whose birthday is in August; The Aerie is holding its first monthly birthday party on August 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to join the birthday members on their special day for cake and drink specials.

The E-Bike raffle tickets are still on sale. We have a few tickets left, so buy yours before they are all gone. The proceeds from this raffle will go to the Building Fund.

Our liquid nutrition drive for the Cancer Resource Center officially ended on July 31. We are woefully short of our goal of 2500 bottles of liquid nutrition, so we will hold it open for a few more days. Please donate to this worthy cause.

The next Bylaws Committee meeting is August 16th at 9:00 am in the Aerie. If you have ideas or suggestions to improve our Bylaws or House Rules, you may attend the meeting, or present them in writing to Worthy President Kelly, Secretary Ralph, or to the Committee Chairperson Cheri Martin and they will be considered.

Thank you for being Eagles.

Ralph Arnold
Foothills #4538

Posted July 10 2023

Hello Eagles,

Thanks to all the volunteers and to the membership for making our 4th of July celebration a great success. From the baskets we raised $665.00 for the Right Turn for Veterans and the lunch raised $600.00 net profit for the Building Fund. Way to go!!

We finally received our Bingo License. We will resume bingo on Saturday July 29, 2023.

The E-Bike raffle tickets are still on sale. We have about 100 tickets left, so buy yours before they are all gone. The proceeds from this raffle will go to the Building Fund.

The Christmas in July toy drive is ongoing. Thanks to all who have donated. We hope to fill two big boxes before the end of the month.

Our liquid nutrition drive for the Cancer Resource Center is lagging a little. Our goal is 2500 bottles and we have received about 600. Please donate to this worthy cause.

Posted on 7/1/2023

Hello Eagles,

Welcome to July. We have several events this month, so keep reading.

Christmas in July. Beginning July 1st, please bring unwrapped new toys/gifts for boys and girls ages infant to 17 years old. All donations will be taken to Crossroads Mission Aug 1st. Crossroads Mission is one of our regular charities and they always have a population of children housed there. Boxes are available at the Aerie for the toy/gifts.

Liquid Nutrition Drive. For the month of July we will be collecting bottles of liquid nutrition (Ensure, Equate, Boost, ect.) for the Cancer Resource Center. Liquid nutrition is one of the biggest needs for their patients. Our goal is 2500 bottles this year. You may drop your donation at the Aerie.

Electric Bike Raffle. The Electric Bike is here and the tickets are ready. We will only sell 200 tickets at $10.00 each. When all the tickets are sold, we will pull your winning ticket. The proceeds will go to the Building Fund.

Cribbage. There will be no cribbage this Tuesday, July 4th.

4th of July. Don't forget our BBQ Chicken and Corn Hole tournament.

Thank you for supporting our Aerie.

Ralph Arnold
Foothills #4538

Posted 6/29/2023

Hello Eagles,

We want to remind you of our 4th of July celebration, which will include a BBQ Chicken lunch at 12:00 and a Cornhole Tournament that will start at 2:00. There is a Cornhole sign-up sheet in the Social Room. Come and help us celebrate our nation's birthday.

There will be no Taco Tuesday on July 4th.

For all you karaoke singers, the Monday night karaoke is moving to Friday night, effective July 7. There will be no karaoke on Monday July 3rd, but Ralph will return on Friday.

If you haven't paid your annual dues yet, there is still time to renew your membership without penalty. You can renew over the phone with a credit card or come in and see any officer or bartender.

The By-Laws committee is in session, so if there is something that you would like for the committee to present to the Aerie, give your written suggestion to any officer, trustee, or directly to the Secretary.

Thank you for supporting our Aerie.

Ralph Arnold
Foothills #4538

Posted 6/21/2023

Hello Eagles,

We would like to remind all of you who have not renewed your membership that all privileges are suspended until you renew your dues. There is a 30 day grace period, which ends June 30, during which you may renew without penalty. After 30 days you will be dropped and there is an additional 10 dollar fee to reenroll. So to avoid the penalty, see any officer or bartender or the Secretary to renew your membership.

The Worthy President is asking for volunteers to serve on the Membership Security Committee whose duty is to contact members who are delinquent in their dues. Contact WP Kelly O'Brien at 928-502-0202 or

The Sunday Brunch crew is taking a vacation this summer. We are discontinuing Sunday Brunch until September 3, 2023.

We invite you to join us on July 4th to celebrate the birthday of our nation. We will have BBQ chicken, Potato Salad and BBQ Beans for lunch for 8.00 dollars. We will have raffle baskets and also a corn hole tournament, so come and enjoy.

Thank all of you for supporting our Aerie and we hope to see you soon.

Ralph Arnold
Foothills Aerie 4538

Posted 6/10/2023

Hello Eagles,
Welcome to the new Eagles year which began June 1, 2023. We are looking forward to having a great year with our new officers and trustees. The list of new officers is enclosed.

Don't forget our Father's Day celebration on Jube 18, 2023 from 10:00 to 12:00. We are having a brunch sponsored by the Auxiliary and it is free to all fathers who are valid members of our Aerie. There will be a drawing for prizes and an auction for a full day fishing trip out of San Diego. There are three baskets that will be drawn for on Saturday night and you don't have to be present to win, so buy some tickets.

We will continue to offer Taco Tuesday throughout the summer, but the Sunday brunch will depend on participation. Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting our Aerie. See you Soon.

Jr. Past Worthy President: Dale Stone
Worthy President: Kelly O’Brien
Worthy Vice President: Warren Gay
Worthy Chaplain: Tina Currie
Worthy Conductor: Cheri Martin
Secretary: Ralph Arnold
Treasurer: Rita Gay
Inside Guard: Sandy Carver
Trustee: Sid Engebretson
Trustee: Chris Vollans
Trustee: Jim Ross
Trustee: Jim Golden
Trustee: Bill Keplinger
Trustee: Vacant
Trustee: Vacant
Auditor: Janet Cook
Finance Committee Chair: Rosemary Wagner
Finance Committee: Kathleen Hoppe
Finance Committee: Vicki Spears

Ralph Arnold
Foothills Aerie #4538

Posted May 25 2023

We must postpone our Bingo games on Saturday until further notice. Bingo will resume after we receive our updated bingo license. Watch for our next memo regarding bingo.

May 29th is our Memorial Day Celebration. Please come out and support our Freedom and those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice to give us that Freedom. Here is how the day will be planned.

1. Flag Ceremony starts at 11 am. sharp outside of our front door.

2. Memorial Day Service by Bill Wagner to follow right after the Flag Ceremony. This service is always thought out right from Bill’s heart. He will provide us with the true meaning of our Freedom by those from all branches of our Military who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Freedom. So please let’s thank them by showing our support and come to this Remembrance.

3. Hamburgers and hot dogs with sides and chips will be served after our Service for $6.00 . What a great way to Celebrate our Freedom with our Eagle Family and friends.

Peggy Townsend
Aerie Secretary
FOE 4538 Foothills

Posted May 20

FOE 4538 Memo

Friday May 26th . is going to be a little different. We are having a party that is providing chicken and the rest is potluck for dinner. If you are planning to come to the Eagles for dinner, PLEASE, bring your favorite side dish to share with everyone. This is something different and we will see how it works. The Band for the night will be Kat & Marlin so you will want to be here to dance the night away or just listen to some great music and visit with friends while enjoying your favorite beverage.

May 29th is our Memorial Day Celebration. Please come out and support our Freedom and those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice to give us that Freedom. Here is how the day will be planned.

1. Flag Ceremony starts at 11 am. sharp outside of our front door.

2. Memorial Day Service by Bill Wagner to follow right after the Flag Ceremony. This service is always thought out right from Bill’s heart. He will provide us with the true meaning of our Freedom by those from all branches of our Military who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Freedom. So please let’s thank them by showing our support and come to this Remembrance.

3. Hamburgers and hot dogs with sides and chips will be served after our Service for $6.00 . What a great way to Celebrate our Freedom with our Eagle Family and friends.

Dues, we have less than two weeks before our Dues become delinquent on June 1, 2023 . The third dues notices have been sent out. If you have already paid you might get a notice due to the overlap time. If you have NOT paid your dues there is still time to get them paid. You can call and pay by Credit Card over the phone at 928-247-9469 and please let us know if you want your card mailed or held here until your return. You can also mail a check to us payable to: FOE 4538 at 11274 S. Fortuna Rd. B-8, Yuma, AZ 85367. Aerie dues are $40.00 (yellow card) and Auxiliary dues are $30.00 (white card). There will be an extra charge placed by Grand Aerie to put you back on their system once you are dropped for nonpayment. We will also have another Dues Drive on May 25 th from 12 pm to 1 pm and you will get a chip for a beverage while you wait for us to print your cards. If you can’t wait, we will hold in the box at the Bar for you to pick up. We appreciate all your help in getting your dues paid.

See you at the Eagles,

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

Posted May 19th

Congrats to David and Linda the 2 Mother's Day baskets winners.
A big thank you for the Volunteers who make up the baskets.
We raised $1021 for the building fund.

Watch for the Father’s Day raffle basket, coming soon.

FOE 4538 Auxilary Secretary
Linda May

Posted May 12 2023
May Calendar and Memo

Here is the May Calendar. We are having difficulties with multiple changes happening at the last minute. When we think the calendar is complete, we get notified of more changes. We do put a few Calendars in the box at the Eagles and let people know there is still work in progress. We don't know from day to day what might happen to anyone. 1. Installation of Officers on May 16th is 9 am. 2. Waiting confirmation on the band for the 27th.

Let’s not forget all the moms on Mother’s Day. The men are cooking this Sunday for Brunch to give all the hard-working Ladies a day to relax and enjoy brunch. FREE Brunch to Mom with their Eagles Membership cardand they get a Flower to enjoy their day. We have done this for a few years which appears to make all the moms happy. We will have a little extra on the menu. Cost is $9.00 served from 10 am to 12 noon. We will also have our $2.00 Bloody Mary’s, Caesars, and Mimosas until noon.

There are a couple of large Gift Baskets donated by the Left-Right-Center group and they will be selling tickets until 7 PM on Saturday May 13th. What a great gift that would be for a Mother’s Day gift. You do not have to be present to win these baskets that have well over $100.00 worth of stuff in them.

Most everyone’s Membership cards will be expired on May 31st, 2023 . Grand Aerie drops you off the roster for nonpayment and there will be an additional fee to be re-instated charged by Grand Aerie. We have continued to have our Dues Drive every Thursday from 12pm to 2 pm. Also, when paid during that time, you will receive a free beverage chip. If you have already left for the summer, you can call 928 247 9469 and pay by credit card. Let us know if you want your card mailed or us to hold for you to pick up. If you have it mailed let us know a good address. We get lots of mail sent out returned from our members. You can also mail a check to FOE 4538, 11274 S. Fortuna rd. Suite B-8, Yuma AZ. 85367. Dues for the Aerie Members (yellow card) are $40.00 and Auxiliary Members (white card) are $30.00.

Most all the activities we have on the calendar will continue during the summer. Horse Races are taking a break during the Summer. If you feel you would have the time to volunteer to help with the horse races during the summer, please contact one of the Trustees and they would really appreciate getting you set up. The people that help to Volunteer for stuff like this are what makes our Eagles so great.

For those that have left and are leaving soon we pray that you stay safe during the summer and arrive back in Yuma ready to have fun here at FOE 4538 Foothills Eagle and we will be waiting for you.

Stay Cool at the Eagles,

Peggy Townsend
Foe 4538 Aerie Secretary

Posted April 24 2023

Celebration of Life for Dottie Priest

Sunday, April 30th. Starting at 3:30 pm.
We invite all of you to come and help us Celebrate the Life of Dottie Priest. Dottie, a full of Life person with lots of energy to make everyone feel special around her. Dottie’s Heart was Gold and she wanted to help everyone. Relay for Life was her Passion to cure Cancer. Dottie’s favorite food was Mexican food. Ralph wanted to Celebrate Dottie’s life with Taco’s as that is what Dottie would want. If you would like to bring side dishes to complement her Mexican meal (Beans, Rice, Salsa, Salad, Desserts) anything would be appreciated. We hope to see you at Foothills Eagles 4538 to Celebrate Dottie’s Life with all her Family & Friends.

Monday, May 1st is the Voting for our new Aerie Officers between the hours of 8 am to 10 am . You say you want a voice so here is your chance to vote. Officers of the Aerie and Trustees will be held by ballot and all you must do is check the person’s name you choose for that position.

Saturday, May 6th . is our Annual Kentucky Derby. Potluck starts at 1 pm. Bring your favorite dish to share. All welcome from main dishes, finger foods, salads, fruits, cold-cuts, desserts and chips and dips. There will be Derby races, games, and lots of laughter. Ladies get your favorite Derby attire for the DERBY HAT contest. If you are looking to have fun this is the place to be.

Sunday May 21st . will be another famous Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Kim & Shane. Cost is $5.00 per team; you can come in anytime to sign up and pay the Bartenders your fee. Sign-up sheet sitting on top of the Display case or the little square table by Lotto machine.

Sunday Brunch, Taco Tuesdays, Wednesday Lunch, and Auxiliary Ladies Friday Dinners will continue. We urge you to come out and support these meals which help us support our local Charities. This is a Win for all as you get to eat and we get to give to our Charities. This is what we call “People Helping People” which is our motto.

Left-Right-Center Ladies has made a couple Mother’s Day Baskets with over a hundred dollars in each. Get your tickets being sold by the Auxiliary Ladies. Tons of Gift cards and Booze in these.

May Calendar will be out shortly as we have a few of changes that we are getting taken care of. You can check Facebook @ foefoothills4538 or Website @ it stays updated.

I Pray for all our members that will be traveling for the Summer to stay safe until they return back to Yuma, AZ.

Peggy Townsend
4538 Aerie Secretary

Posted April 10 2023

FOE 4538 April Calendar and Memo

Sorry about the delay. This is the time for changes with things. Like whom will continue to Host Games, Horse racing, Line dance lessons and other activities. If you could bear with us while getting everything worked out it would be appreciated. We are working together to fit all the changes and adjust times of operation for everything to work. Please check the Calendar anytime on our website at

Don’t forget our early Dues Drive on Thursdays between 12 noon to 2 pm. Come in and pay your dues and get a Drink Chip. This is for Aerie & Auxiliary members as we work together .

Horse Racing will be shutting down for the summer as well as line dance lessons. If you would like to host or know of someone that would host one of these events, please let us know.

Cornhole Tournament is Sunday April 16th. at 2:00 pm . Hosted by Shane and Kim. $5.00 fee. Come and sign up and pay your fee to the Bartenders. Everyone really has a great time. There is a prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. place positions. So come out and have fun and stay cool inside.

Loud Mouth will continue Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 1 pm.

Darts will continue during the summer on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 12 noon.

Bingo will continue starting at 1 pm on Saturdays and that group is growing with larger payouts.

Texas Hold’em Tournaments will continue at noon on Saturdays for now.

Poker will continue during the Summer on Mondays at 12 noon.

Cribbage on Tuesdays and Fridays will start at 12 noon, as they are still going strong.

Shuffleboard at 12 noon on Wednesdays and 11;30 am on Fridays is still going for now.

Wednesday Meat Draw starts at 1 pm and will continue if we keep the great crowd we have.

Queen of Hearts and 50/50 will continue Tuesdays and Saturdays all Summer long.

Up-Yours game on Thursdays at 1 pm. They are still playing so come support the fun for all.

Pool Tournaments on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 pm will continue during the summer.

Left-Right-Center on Mondays at 6 pm and Bunco on Thursdays at 6 pm are still going.

Karaoke is still going on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm. come and exercise your vocals.

Sunday Brunch continuing from 10 to 12 noon, $2.00 Bloody Marys, Caesars & Mimosas.

Taco’s, Salad & rice served from 5 to 6 pm. on Tuesdays so come Hungry.

Wednesday Lunches with Sandwiches and always something special served from 11;30 to 1 pm. This Wednesday will be Tomato Soup or Creamy Chicken Soup with Grilled Cheese or Tuna sandwiches.

Friday Dinners are served from 5 to 6 pm Dinner changes each week so check the schedule. This Friday is Meatloaf, Potatoes & Gravy, green beans, and Dessert. Come support the Auxiliary with their meals.

Bands are Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays for this month from 6 pm to 9pm., come and support them.

My apologies if I missed an event or game as we do have so much going all time.

FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary,
Peggy Townsend

Posted Mar 19 2023

Foothills 4538 Memo

I want to Thank all the Volunteers that helped with the Security at the Helping Hands Yard Sale. We have done this for several years and is very rewarding to all. I know you are committed for a few days of work and we Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. What Helping Hands represents is “Hands to Help - Hearts to Save.” That is what you all were doing out there Saving Hearts. We do this twice a year so get rested and be ready when Keith Thompson asks for sing-ups again. Thanks to Keith, for organizing the Security.

Kim and Shane are at it again hosting another Cornhole Tournament this Sunday March 26th. Starting time will begin at 2:30 sharp and is a DOUBLE ELIMINATION. Everyone has a blast participating or watching and rooting you on. You must be registered by Friday March 24th to play. Cost is $5.00 per team and one person on team must be an Eagle Member in good standing. It takes time and effort to plan these tournaments and need your participation in these tournaments. You will have Fun especially if you are in the top winners and get a surprise. Questions, please call Kim or Shane 307-272-4885. Let’s all come out and show our support to Kim and Shane in Hosting a fun tournament.

Helping Hands of Yuma is having their 1st. Annual Golf Tournament on April 1st. 2023. Registration opens at 7 am, Tubular Putting Contest is 7 to 8 am with the Tournament starting at 8 am. Playing at Desert Hills Golf Course. If interested or have questions please contact the Tournament coordinator, Keith Thompson at 619-253-7339. Entry fee of $75.00 includes Lunch, cart & Golf fees. The Eagles has agreed to pay half the entry fee for 2 teams of 4 people. Contact Keith right away to get on board.

March 22nd is approaching us in 3 days. If you have not gotten your Greg Miller Tickets, you need to get them ASAP. This is going to be a show you will never forget. You not only get some Elvis tribute, but you are getting a little tribute of several vocal artist. You will be getting a Las Vegas show right here in Yuma Foothills at Aerie 4538. These shows would be over $100.00 for a ticket in Vegas. You are getting this three-hour show for a $15.00 ticket. Come out and support our very own Greg Miller this Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm. Hope to see you there.

If you have changed your address within the last year or so I would appreciate if you would let us know. Please write on a piece of paper your full Name, address with zip code, phone numbers, Email address and anything else that might have changed. Please write if you are Aerie or Auxiliary and give it to the bartender so she can put it in the right Secretary’s bag. When we try to reach out to you, we are getting a lot of returned mail, email or by phone saying it is a non-working number. This is how your get all the information on what we are doing at Yuma Foothills 4538. Help us make the changes.

We still have our Early Dues drive going this Thursday from 12 noon to 2pm. You come in during that two-hour window and you will get a drink chip to get a beverage. Aerie dues are $40.00, and Auxiliary is $30.00. Don’t get caught up in the last-minute rush plus we have extra help during this time slot.

I would like to Thank those who played Golf in the Right Turn for Veterans golf Tournament and supporting on what our Eagles and our Moto of People helping People. Hope you enjoyed it while supporting a Worthy cause. Keep Smiling

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

Posted Mar 16 2023

FOR 4538 Schedule changes

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s all put our GREEN on and have a great time. The Auxiliary Ladies are cooking up some Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatoes, carrots, roll and dessert for $9.00. They will be serving from 5 to 6 pm. Horse races start at 4 pm and White Horse Band at 6 pm. Let’s enjoy some fun at the Eagles.

Saturday 3/18 there will be NO BINGO . Bingo will then continue its regular schedule next Saturday.

Sunday 3/19 there will be NO DARTS and will continue regular schedule the following Sunday.

Greg Miller is live with a GREAT 3-hour show from 6 pm to 9 pm . He will be preforming for you live here at the Eagles for a $15.00 ticket on sale at the bar. Tickets will be $20.00 at the door if we have any left. Greg will be singing Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Jim Reeves, Gary Puckett, Neil Diamond, George Straight, Garth Brooks, Engelbert and more. This will be a show for you to remember forever. Bring you phone or camera so you can cherish the memories.

I want to Thank those coming in early and getting their DUES paid . This really helps the rush for April and May. If they are not paid by the end of May Grand Aerie charges a $10. Penalty for Aerie Members and $15.00 for Auxiliary Members. This is a win for all and if you come on Thursdays from 12 noon to 2 pm. you will get a drink chip. The longer you wait on Thursdays the larger the crowd will be. Aerie Dues are $40. & Auxiliary is $30. Per year. If you are behind on your dues, we are here to get you back on. Now is the perfect time to do that. We can take Cash, Check or Credit to make it easy for you.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

Posted Mar 13 2023

From the Office of Secretary

Peggy Townsend

Fraternal Order of Eagles 4538

11274 S. Fortuna Suite 8B

Yuma, Arizona 8536


At our regular meeting on March 6, 2023, the chairman of the By-Laws Committee proposed an amendment to the By-Laws in Section 2.2. Which reads. The election of Aerie Officers shall be by secret, written ballet that shall list all nominations for each contested office. The election of Aerie officers will be conducted annually during the first regular meeting in May. Polls will be open from 8:00 6:00 am until 10:00 am. The use of absentee ballots is contrary to the laws of the order. The only form of ballet is provided in section 91.4.

The section has a change to the hours of voting to allow those who work the opportunity to vote prior to their working hours. This will give those members a two-hour window to vote for the nominees they want to support.

This was the first reading of the amendment, according to the constitution we must have two more readings which will be on March 20, 2023, and a final reading on April 3, 2023. At this final reading the Aerie will vote to approve or deny this amendment.

Thank You,

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

MAR 6 2023 FOE 4538 March Calendar

Sorry about the delay in getting the Calendar out. Have been trying to send the bulk email through our Grand Aerie MMS system and it is not working right now. Printed copies are at the front door.

Saturday 3/4 we had a Special Building Committee meeting open to all. We wished more members had come out to hear what we are proposing. We are starting with an Engineer for the Utilities prior to the roads going in. We talked about different fund-raising ideas to create income for our NEW home. Another idea was a $2. or $3. Charge at the door on Band nights and you will get a ticket for a chance to win at 50/50 or Queen of Hearts. This way you can have a chance to win a lot. Another idea was to have large events like a Car Show, Casino Night, Chili Cook-Off. If you would like to HOST a fund raiser, please come and talk with us. Good ideas this morning so now the Trustees will talk about these so we can start trying some out. We will periodically have these open Building meetings so everyone can stay up to date with the status of what has or going to happen with our new building. Just remember our lease at our current location is not up until 2027.

Right Turn for Veterans Golf Tournament March 18th. is filling up fast. The Aerie is paying $50.00 of the entry fee. Have questions? Please contact Jim at Ross 425-577-4462.

Greg Miller (Elvis) is going to be back at the Eagles on March 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm. He has always put on a great show for us and this one will be better yet. Tickets will be $15.00 or $20.00 at the door if we have any tickets left. Let’s all come and give Elvis a big welcome.

Saint Patrick’s Day 3/17 the Auxiliary is cooking Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner. They have fixed this before and was a sale out. Get here early, they serve from 5 pm to 6 pm.

Dues cards ending with 2023 or prior are due by May 31st. Think about getting them paid now to beat the RUSH. We have Early-Dues-Drive every Thursday between 12 to 2 pm. you will receive a drink chip during these two hours only. We have extra people helping and they will take your dues payment of cash, check or credit, you get a receipt and your laminated card within 10 to 15 minutes. I appreciate you coming out early as Grand Aerie charges us for all the dues reminders sent out. You can mail your dues, $40.00 for Aerie (yellow card) and $30.00 for Auxiliary (white Card). Send to: FOE 4538, 11274 S. Fortuna Rd. Suite B-8, Yuma, AZ. 85367 or call 928-247-9469 with credit card.

Wednesday 3/15 from 11am to 3pm we will be making Luminaries for Relay for Life. Please come and make a bag to lite up so we can put them out on the 18th.

Saturday 3/18 is Relay for Life at the Desert Sun Stadium from 11am to 11pm. Let’s all come out and support this worthy cause. I will be there at 11am and hope to see you there as well.

God Bless,

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

Feb 23 2023 FOE 4538 Memo

Golf tournament benefiting Right Turn for Yuma Veterans is Mar 18th. 2023 . If interested the cost is $50.00 and the 4538 Eagles is paying remaining $50.00 for a total of $100.00 for each golfer. 16 players max. If more than 16 players are interested, then a random blind draw a week before the event will be held at the Eagles. Contact Jim Ross at 425-577-4462 or email to sign up. Payment made upon the verification of your spot.

We are having our Spring Conference this weekend . Please be patient if thing might take a little longer than usual with our guest coming in. It you see someone new please take a moment and say Hi. They are all great individuals that all love being Eagles just like us. So please take a moment and make them feel welcomed.

Monday 2/27/23 we are having our Special Building Fund Raising Event . Desert Sale, Booze Baskets, and more with $7.00 Cheesy Broccoli soup or Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. We are going to be serving from 1pm to 6pm. The Auction will start around 3pm. and will continue off and on. Ladies and Gentlemen, if you like to bake or make deserts or have auction items to donate, please before and bring them in before 2:00 pm. We did this before, with everyone having a blast.

Monday 2/27/23, Bill and Michelle Hicks will be hosting Karaoke . Let’s all come out and support them filling in. Guarantee you will have a good time even if you don’t sing.

FOE Foothills Eagles would love to Thank, THE GOLDEN ROADRUNNERS INC. for their generous donation to the New Building Fund of $10,000.00. This is not the first time they have made Donations like this. Our Eagles is so Blessed, we Thank you and every Member because you are what makes our Eagles a one of a kind and GREAT.

The Ladies, Auxiliary 4538 is at it again and Donated another Check to the Aerie for the New Building Fund for $1609.00. These Ladies have been working hard in Building Gift baskets and selling the tickets. I appreciate all the help they do for our Aerie.

Don’t forget our Early Dues Drive every Thursday from 12 noon to 2 pm. We do this so we do not have a rush in May. We have extra volunteers helping during these times to get your card that day. We want to thank you for paying Dues during our Dues Drive with a drink chip. This will end before May.

Stay Warm and Safe,
v Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary
928-247-9469 Eagles

FOE 4538 Memo Feb 18 2023

We have a few changes due to our Spring Conference on Feb. 24th & 25th. at our Foothills Eagles 4538. I am downloading a copy that you can print and out and complete if you are interested in coming. For the meals and registration is $40.00 includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Sunday is our regular Sunday Brunch with a special price of $8.00 that you would pay Sunday morning. You will have a great time and even learn something. You will also have the honor of meeting State and Grand Officers. These individuals do like to meet everyone so let's all come together and greet each other. I would appreciate if you would get your registration in no later than Tuesday morning so we can plan for meals and have your registration packet ready for you. Thank you in advance.

In accommodating the Spring Conference, we need to adjust a few activities that are listed below.

1. Texas Holdem' will move from Saturday the 25th. to Sunday the 26th. starting at noon. You can come a little early and hungry to enjoy Sunday Brunch for $8.00.

2. There will be “NO” Bingo on Saturday the 25th of February then will return to each Saturday.

3. NO line dance lessons on Feb. 22nd. due to preparation of the Conference. Line Dance will resume regular schedule the following week.

Speaking about Bingo, I wish you all would say a Prayer for Judy Binkley who informed us that Jim Binkley passed away this week. We need to allow the Family to have some time to grieve as extend our Condolences to Judy and the Entire Family. We are all deeply saddened and are here to help.

Don’t forget our Dues Drive every Thursday from 12 noon to 2 pm. Come in and pay your dues and receive a drink chip on us. This only applies during the two hours of our Dues Drive. See you Thursday.

Our Special Luncheon was changed to February 27th. from 1 pm to 6 pm. Meal includes Cheesy Broccoli Soup, Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwich for $7.00. These special meals go toward our New Building Fund so let's all come out and have some fun and fellowship while support our new Building. We are having another Baked goods & Deserts and some special items to Auction. This was a blast the last time we had our bake sale. We will also have a couple of our famous Gift Baskets. We do welcome new craft or gift items that you would like to donate for our Auctions.

We still have our regular Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10 to 12 noon for $9.00. Taco Tuesdays with all the trimmings are $9.00 from 5 to 6 pm. We have Wednesday Lunch from 11:30 to 1pm. with your choice of French Dip sandwich or Surprise soup or sandwich for $7.00. Auxiliary has on a different dinner for you every Friday, so check your calendar They serve from 5 to 6 pm. for $9.00. These meals are made special for you to come in and enjoy yourself without cooking and have fun here at our Foothills Eagles. You can bring a guest with you but must sign them in at the door.

Please check out our daily activities we have for you to enjoy. If there is something else, you would like to do that is not on the Calendar let us know. You might want to host a game/event. Trustees can check the schedule for a spot.

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Bless you All,
Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

Feb 11

The following events have been cancelled in respect of the internment of Dottie Priest.

The Soup and Grilled Cheese lunch on Monday Feb. 13 will be postponed until Feb. 27 from 1 to 5 pm. and Karaoke on Monday Feb. 13th will be cancelled.

Bonnie Thompson,
Assistant Aerie Secretary

Feb 10 2023

Monday Feb 13th Aux meeting has been cancelled so those who wish to attend Dottie’s funeral may do so.

Next regular Aux meeting is Feb 27th at 10am

Linda May
Auxiliary Secretary

Feb 10 2023

There is an error on the calendar with the Dart schedule on Sundays.

Darts start at 12:00 noon on Sunday.

Bonnie Thompson,
Assistant Aerie Secretary

Memo Feb 2 2023

FOE 4538 February Calendar

Here is a Corrected Calendar. We had several last-minute changes. We are so Thankful that Michelle Hick is very patient with us. She always gets the changes made right away and then there is another. We Thank you so much for all your work on this and we still have it on the first day of the month.

Almost Willie Concert has been Cancelled. We’re refunding your money for the tickets. Tuesday 3 to 6 pm, Wednesday 1 to 4 pm and Friday 3 to 6 pm. Tina will be at the high-top table and able to give you a refund on your returned ticket or you can return your ticket to the Bartender.

If you have not heard, we need all your prayers for our Auditor, Dottie Priest. She has suffered a medical emergence. The Family knows how well she is loved by so many, we ask all visitors to please respect the Family and her privacy. The family thanks you for your love for her and understanding.

Sunday February 5th. we are having a Cornhole Tournament starting at 4 pm. Sponsored by Shane and Kim. If you have been to one you have missed out. They do an Awesome job; everyone has a great time. Sign-up is $5.00 per team and must be in on Thursday the 2nd. Hope to see each of you here to sign up with the Bartender. Let's all come to the Eagles and support them if you are not playing.

Early Dues drive starts this Thursday at 12 noon to 2 pm. When you come and pay your dues during the set time only, we provide you with a well drink chip or cheaper for signing up early. I hope to see you here and get your new updated card that day. If the card expires in 2023 or prior, you need to update your card. Aerie dues (yellow card) are $40.00 and Auxiliary dues (white card) are $30.00.

Sunday Brunch, Taco Tuesday and Friday meals are now $9.00 each. We tried to put this off as long as we could but the cost of groceries as you well know have continued to increase. We really appreciate everyone that has continued to come out and support our meals.

Every Wednesday we have Lunch from 11:30 am to 1 pm for $6.00 with a choice of French Dip Sandwich or the special of that day and a bag of chips. I get the French dip every time yummy.

February 13th is another Special meal Fund Raiser for our New Building Fund. We are serving from 1 pm to 5 pm. Menu is Cheesy Broccoli soup or Tomato soup with a Grilled Cheese sandwich for just $7.00 . If you have any deserts you would like to donate for our Auction, we would appreciate if you can bring them in on Sunday or early Monday. Please let us know if it needs to be refrigerated. We will have more gift baskets to auction and if you have any specialty items you would like to donate, please bring it in. We will continue to do these to raise money for our New Eagles 4538 home. Our last meal we raise over $1000.00 thanks to all of you that come to eat and those that brought items to auction.

Super Bowl Party on February 12th. starting at 3:30 pm. Bring you favorite potluck dish to share and snacks. I hear rummer they might be having a Special chance at the Queen of Hearts and 50/50 and Football Pools. This will be a fun day for all and a chance of winning on the activities & Drink specials.

A big shout out to the Auxiliary Ladies that have been making all the Raffle Baskets and selling tickets. The Auxiliary presented the Aerie with a $2,875.00 check from raffles, Meat draw and various other items like selling the hang-ups. They are selling these for Valentine right now so come in and sign one to hang up. All these items big or small all add up as you can see with this check they presented.

Spring Conference, February 23 & 24th. Registration is $40.00 each and includes your meals of Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Sunday Brunch special only $8.00 for spring Conference. Registration forms are in the box outside the Secretaries office. Complete with fees give to Bartender. This is a great way to meet with the State and Grand Officers that are very friendly people.

Please check the Calendar for date and times for Karaoke nights, band nights, game nights, pool nights, Bunco, Right-left-center, Queen of Hearts, day games of Poker, Bingo, Loudmouth, Up-yours, Cribbage, Shuffleboard, Horse races, and don’t forget the Line dance lessons on Wednesdays.

Don’t forget that we have a Lottery Machine here at the Eagles. If you like to take a chance at winning one of those large jackpots, come here to purchase your Tickets. If you win our Eagles also win and that would put us closer to having the Money for our new home. You can buy for yourself or your friends.

I have a message from our Aerie Membership Chairman. There has been some confusion on our 3rd. Monday of the Month Initiation Meetings. For you to become a Card Bearing Member you must be Initiated. Before you can be initiated you must have completed an application and paid the appropriate fees. Then you will receive a phone call for an Interview by the Membership Chairman, she will then give you your instructions of when to show up for Initiation at 9:30 am. and to come around to the back through the fenced area and enter the back door. The front door is locked as we do not open until 11 am. You must with Grand Aerie that you be Interviewed before you can get Initiated. If you are not home, she will always leave her phone number for you to call back. So please return her call.

Lots of fun at our Eagles,

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

Special Memo Jan/15/2023

There will be a Commitee meeting for Spring Conference following the Joint Officers Meeting this Tuesday at 11 am. Please attend if you are involved in helping with Spring Conference or want to help. There is lots to do to plan this and your help is appreciated. Spring Conference is February 24-25, 2023. We have just over a month to be ready for our Arizona State Worthy President Don Rape and Arizona State Madam President Beverly Whitlock. Registration sheets available now by the Secretaries door in the slot.

Don't forget to bring the small gift items in for the Surprise bags that we will be selling at Spring Conference.

Special Fundraiser for the New Building Fund on Saturday January 21st. We will be serving your choice of 2 Chicken or Beef Enchiladas or a Large Burrito both served with Rice, Refried Beans and Chips for $9.00. We will be serving from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm. to be ready for the Band (Ann & Dean Band) at 6 pm. If you have items for the Auction, please bring you items in as soon as you can so we can get organized in setting everything up. We have already gotten some really nice items. We will be drawing the ticket for the Beautiful Eagle Quilt. We have a few Raffle tickets left, $2.00 each or 6 tickets for $10.00. This is a one-of-a-kind Eagle Quilt that is absolutely Beautiful.

God Bless each of you,
Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

FOE 4538 Memo posted 1/13/2023

We do want to Apologize to the Shuffleboard players that their tournaments didn’t get on the Calendar for Every Friday starting at 11;30 am. Everyone is welcome and they are set for up to 26 players. Come on out and see if this is a sport for you.

Spring Conference is February 24-25, 2023. We have just over a month to be ready for our Arizona State Worthy President Don Rape and Arizona State Madam President Beverly Whitlock. This is always an Honor to have a State Conference at our 4538 Aerie. If you have never been to a Conference, I highly suggest that you attend this one. I have attached the Registration form with meals included. I also attached the flyer with the time and dates. Come shake hands with State and Grand Officers and have a great time. They are all friendly and enjoy coming to our Aerie home. We will have Auctions, raffles or whatever else we can think of to have fun and a good way to raise money for our State Officers. I will have registration forms outside of my office door and you can help yourself to one. We are taking reservations now so we can prepare the right amount of food.

We would like to thank all the Eagle members who volunteered and helped on the Security Detail for the big Helping Hands yard sale last month. This twice-yearly event totally benefits Foothills area residents with food, transportation, and assistance. The Eagles are proud to help with the community event. The next Yard sale is Feb 17th and 18th. An Eagles security detail volunteer sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin at the Aerie rear entrance for those who wish to participate. Questions call: Keith Thompson 619-253-7339. We need to Thank Keith for his hard work and dedication in doing this year after year. It goes to a great cause.

We are having another Special Fundraiser for the New Building Fund on Saturday January 21st. We will be serving your choice of 2 Chicken or Beef Enchiladas or a Large Burrito both served with Rice, Refried Beans and Chips for $9.00. We will be serving from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm and then get ready for the Band (Ann & Dean Band) at 6 pm. We are having Live Auctions going for a couple Gift Baskets and more. You can even do your Valentine shopping for your Sweetheart with the Valentine Wreaths that are being Auctioned. (We are still excepting items for the auction) We will be drawing the ticket for the Beautiful Eagle Quilt. We only have a few Raffle tickets left so come and get your chance to win. Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 tickets for $10.00. Our last Special Fundraiser netted us a total of $843.00 from the Soup & Crackers and the Deserts auctioned off and a couple Christmas Wreaths. We are Grateful for our Members and their continued support for this wonderful 4538 Eagles.

On a sad note, I am writing this, Michael Graham, 4/18/1939 FOE Charter Member of FOE 4538. The Graham Brothers are going to bury their father, Mike on February 24th, 2023. This will be at Miramar National Cemetery at 5795 Nobel Drive., San Diego, Ca. 92122 at 1300 (1 pm). Those wanting to attend please be there no later than 12:30pm. The Cemetery is on a tight schedule.

Last item is with the cost of food at the stores it has become imperative for us to raise Taco Tuesdays and Sunday Brunch prices a dollar. We have put this off in hopes thing would settle $9.00down but that isn’t happening. Starting February 1st, the cost of meals will be $9.00.

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

FOE 4538 January 2023 Calendar

Happy New Year to each of you. Let’s make 2023 the best year every here at Foothills 4538.

We still have some New Year's Eve Tickets available. You will have from 11 am to 3 pm to pick up your tickets. We will close at 3 pm. to set up for the Party. This will be an East Coast Celebration for New Year’s celebrating with Champagne at 10 pm. and the band will continue playing till 10:30pm. We will be Closed on New Year’s Day so no Brunch . Monday we are back to normal schedule at the Eagles.

Here is the January 2023 Calendar. Please check it daily as there are some changes like NO Lunches served on Wednesday the 12th, 18th, and 25th. The lunch has been going well, come check it out on 1/4/2023 and then in February we will be back to full schedule.

January 3rd. we will be having a Meet & Greet here at Foothills Eagles 4538 for the Grand Worthy President Rick Powell. If you have never been to one this is your opportunity to Meet the Grand Worthy President in person. What an honor it is to have Grand Officers in our Home Eagles. Come meet Rick Powel the Grand Worthy President and enjoy the festivities. This is a Tuesday night so we will be having Horse Races, Taco Tuesday, Band Queen of Hearts.

Quilt tickets they are $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00 come get the last ones so we can draw for the lucky winner. Don’t forget that we have Karaoke on Monday Nights and Wednesday nights Hosted by Stefani or Ralph and Dottie. Come out and sing or sing along or you can just enjoy the fun.

Bands playing on Tuesdays, Friday & Saturday evenings from 6 pm. to 9 pm. Check your Calendar to see who is playing or check our Facebook@ Foothills 4538 and the Website at

We will be having a CPR/AED training by Marianne O’Brien on January 4th and January 11th from 10:30 to 11:30 am. If you have never done this, it is good to learn. Who knows you could save a life someday.

Don’t forget Friday Night Dinners by the Auxiliary Ladies. I hope you will come out and support them as they work hard in preparing for these dinners. Come play the Horse Races starting at 4 pm then have Dinner then stay and Dance to the Band.

January 21, Fund Raiser Dinner for the New Building Fund. serving Chicken Enchiladas or Burrito served on a plate with Beans, Rice and Chips for $9.00 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. We will have Auction items and a couple Raffle Baskets. If you have something you would like to donate to be auctioned off for the New Building Fund, please bring them in. Items could be Pastries, Craft items or new items. We had a Soup meal and Bakery auction that was a great success making $843. total to the New Building Fund. Made possible by our Eagle Members. We will try and have a special meal or something each month as a Fundraiser that we can all eat and enjoy the fun of the auctions and winning all the good stuff. We all win with this while it supports raising the money for our future New Home. Band will follow stating at 6 pm. and the Queen around 7:30pm. Let us all get ready for a fun filled evening.

We are looking for donations of gift bags and other small incidentals that you would like to find in a $2 "Surprise Bag" The sky is the limit, surprise us with your unique contributions to them! There will be a tote labeled "Surprise Bag Donations" near the front door. If you can't find the box please ask a Bartender, sometimes things get moved around. If you'd like to help with this project or just have questions, contact Celeste Carter @ (619) 952-7799 .

Peggy Townsend
FOE 4538 Aerie Secretary

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