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2024 News and Memos from the Aerie #4538

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Posted May 13 2024

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

If anyone has a loved one that has passed in the last year who is a member of Foothills 4538 and you have NOT directly notified the Aerie Secretary, please do so. We want to honor all of our departed Brothers and Sisters on Sunday, May 26th, 2024 at 4pm. The Memorial Service will be followed by a Potluck dinner.

On Saturday, May 25th, 2024 we will install our new officers for Eagle year 2024-2025. Please come and welcome them.

Thank You,
Ralph Arnold
Aerie Secretary
Foothills 4538

Posted April 30 2024


We are happy to announce that our new bookkeeping system, Quick Books, is up and running, thanks to the dedication and expertise of our treasurer, Terri Cartee. Terri spent countless hours building our program and populating it with all this year’s data. Thank you, Terri, for bringing us out of the dark ages.

Don’t forget our elections are this Saturday, May 4th, 2024. The candidates for Secretary are Ralph Arnold and Peggy Townsend. The polls open at 8:00 am and close at 10: am.

Also on Saturday is our annual Kentucky Derby Party, hosted by Diane and Charley Plotz. Wear your best hat for the Hat Contest. Tie your horse up out side or bring him inside for horse races, drinks and fun.

Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated on Sunday, May 5th. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)

Brunch will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 am and it will feature burritos in addition to our regular breakfast. We will have a Mariachi playing from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. At 2:00 am the cornhole tournament will begin. If you haven’t signed up grab a partner and come on over. Throughout the day we will have beer and drink specials. Hasta entonces!!

Mother’s Day, April 12, 2024.
For more than a century, the second Sunday in May has been set aside to honor Mothers everywhere – and it all started with a push from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Past Grand Worthy President Frank E. Hering when he made a public plea to recognize Mothers everywhere. A decade later, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making Mother’s Day a reality. This achievement remains one of the most significant milestones in the history of the organization. From preparing brunch to buying cards and flowers, the spirit of Hering and the F.O.E. lives on through our actions on Mother’s Day.

So, join us on Sunday May 12th to celebrate our mothers with brunch and flowers. To honor our mothers, all our members who are mothers may enjoy a complimentary brunch and a flower.

Annual Memorial, May 26th, 2024
The annual memorial for our departed brothers and sisters will be held on May 26th at 4:00 pm. Please come and honor our members and friends who are no longer with us. Afterwards there will be a potluck, so bring your best dish.

President’s Corner:
Worthy President Kelly O’Brien
Dear Brother Eagles,

In just a few days we will hold our annual elections to select Aerie Officers for the 2024-2025 term. Nearly all positions have minimum required candidates of one, with the office of Secretary being contested by two candidates Ralph Arnold and Peggy Townsend, therefore I heartily encourage you to vote Saturday morning between 8:00am and 10:00am on May 4, 2024. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have come forward to volunteer their time and effort as officers of our Aerie, it is their contribution of their efforts and skills both new and practiced that make our Aerie function as a safe and enjoyable social environment for us all. We are still very much the Fraternity of “People Helping People” May is a busy month for us, Officer elections, then officer Installations, Kentucky Derby party with Potluck May 4 at 2:00pm, Cinco de Mayo Sunday May 5 with special drinks and Corn Hole tournament at 2:00pm, May 12th is Mother’s Day THE holiday the Fraternal Order of Eagles started, and Sunday May 26th at 4:00pm we will hold a Memorial service for all our members who have passed this year all are welcome to attend. With most of our snowbird Eagles back up north there is lots of room in the Aerie social room for all of us “Rounders” to enjoy the space, activities and each other’s company and I look forward to seeing you there. Fraternally Kelly O’Brien

Worthy President Aerie 4538
Madam President Candy Arnold
Hello Sisters,
Wishing my fellow sisters a Very Happy Mother’s Day, in advance. Make sure you put us on your TO DO LIST for your special day and joins us at the Aerie for a complimentary breakfast. Mary Kellogg and Company promise you a GREAT treat. After breakfast we will draw for the Mother’s Day Basket of Goodies.

The Auxiliary is very proud to say that, with your support of our basket raffles, we gave the Aerie a check for $3000 to the New Building Fund. The Auxiliary will be moving our dinners back to Friday Nights so check your calendar for the menu. Remember that we donate $1 from every meal to the Aerie Building Fund. Joyce Thompson and Company will continue to serve lunches at the Aerie from 11:00 til 1:00 (or as business determines) on Wednesdays. So come and have lunch and play Loud Mouth. Hope to see you all there. Congratulations to your new incoming Auxiliary Officers for 2024-2025:

Debbie Borst, President
Nancie Hackie, Vice President
Celest Carter, Chaplain
Candy Arnold, Conductor
Joyce Thompson, Trustee
Linda Boring, Trustee
Janet Getzel, Trustee
Susan Coyle, Treasurer
Linda May, Secretary

To our sisters that have left to go back to their “other home”, have a safe summer and we can’t wait to see you all again in the Fall at “our home”.

Respectfully submitted.
Candy Arnold

Posted April 30 2024

For those of you who are interested, here are the results of the trials held on Sunday, April 28th.

Frank Richards, Accuser Vs Ralph Arnold, Accused
Charge: Financial Fraud
Disposition: Not Guilty

Frank Richards, Accuser vs Stefani Newsome, Accused
Charge: Fraud
Disposition: Charges withdrawn by the Accuser.

Posted April 26 2024

Hello Eagles

Important Information and Dates:

April 28th 2024

A Trial will be held in the Aerie at 2:00 pm: Frank Richards, Accuser VS Ralph Arnold, Accused.

A Trial will be held in the Aerie at 3:00 pm: Frank Richards, Accuser vs Stefani Newsome, Accused.

May 4th 2024

The election of Aerie officers will be held in the Aerie from 8:00 am until 10:00 am prior to the regular Aerie Meeting. The only office we will be voting on is Secretary and the candidates are Peggy Townsend and Ralph Arnold.

We will have a potluck that will start at 1:00 pm, so bring your favorite dish. The Kentucky Derby Party will start at 2:00 and. Wear your hats.

May 5th 2024 or Cinco De Mayo

Brunch will be burritos, plus we will still serve regular breakfast.

Mariachi Band will play from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Corn Hole Tournament will start at 2:00 pm.

Drink Specials and Mexican Beer Specials all afternoon.

Aerie Meeting Day Change.

A motion to change the regular meeting scheduled for June 1st, 2024 to June 8th, 2024 will be made at the next regular meeting. The change is requested because most of the officers will be attending the State Convention.

Early renewals on Thursdays are over for the year.

The May Calendar will be emailed as soon as it is published.

Posted March 30 2024

Hello Eagles


The calendar was not available at the time of this email. We will send it when it is published.

Proposed Changes to By-Laws and House Rules:

At our next Aerie meeting on April 6, 2024 at 10:00 am we will have the third and final reading of the proposed changes to our By-Laws and House Rules. After the reading we will have an opportunity to discuss each change then vote on each change. Some of the proposed changes relate to the composition and meeting times of the Board of Trustees, increasing our annual dues to $50.00 and other changes to bring our Aerie into compliance with Grand Aerie standards. Proposed House Rules changes adds social media violations that may be policed by the Board of Trustee and limiting all guests to three visits. Come to the meeting and have a say in the way our Aerie is operated.

Saturday Dinner on 3/30/24:

Come and join us for our first meal from our smoker. It will feature smoked pulled pork, smoked ribs, smoked beans and Cole slaw (not smoked), all for the reduced price of $12.00.

Nomination and Election of Aerie Officers:

Nominations of Aerie Officers will be held during the last meeting in April, which is April 20, at 10:00 am. Nominations may be submitted to Cheri Martin who is the Nominations Committee Chair before the meeting or nominations may be made from the floor during the meeting. No nominations will be accepted after nominations are closed by the Worthy President. You must be present to accept a nomination or submit a letter stating your intent to accept a nomination.

Election of Aerie Officers will be held at the first meeting in May or May 4, 2024, at 10:00 am.

Please consider running for an office and to help guide this Aerie to a bright and purposeful future of people helping people.

President’s Corner:

Worth President Kelly:


This is the second installment to the article that is attributed to the Philippine Eagles I came across during an internet search on how to be an Eagle, and how to influence others to be an Eagle.

1. Eagles fly alone at high attitude. Eagles soar higher above the clouds than any other bird. From this first of the seven principles of an eagle, you learn that you should separate yourself from people who do not share your ambitions. Most of the people that will want to bring you down usually are those who have accomplished nothing in life. It’s time to get rid of that friend who says that your degree will get you nowhere or that your business will not get a large market or will fail yet all they do is sit around idling. Find your fellow achievers and journey on to success. This principle also teaches you to be a leader just like an eagle is.

2. Eagles have strong vision. One of the eagle’s characteristics is when it sees its prey three miles away, he narrows its focus to it and sets out to get it. No matter the obstacles, the eagle WILL grab it. This eagle’s way is no different from any other successful people out there. They are the kind of people who no matter the circumstances, they will strive to achieve what they set out to do. In your workplace or business, you shouldn’t let challenges deter you from achieving your goals. There are going to be many obstacles, for instance, you might start a new business venture and the city council is always on your back not to mention friends and family who constantly keep discouraging you but your goal is to build that new home (Aerie) you have been dreaming of. Remain focused on your end goal no matter the obstacles. Do not let them move your focus. Keep going.

3. Eagles do not eat dead things. They feed only on fresh prey. For success, it is vital to be abreast with new changes in the environment you are in, stay focused and up to date by gathering new information and knowledge. The more you know the more open minded you become. Always do your research well to stay clear of outdated information to make sure your work or business remains marketable and relevant . If you sell clothes, for instance don’t sell trousers while everybody is wearing shorts, you will stagnate.

In the next few memos, I will present the rest of the principles.


Kelly O’Brien

Worthy President

Madam President Candy

Hello Sisters and Happy Easter!

Thank you to the Auxiliary on their donation of $3000 to the New Building Fund. Your support of our Basket Raffles is part of the reason that we are able to do this. If you haven’t gotten your chances on the Easter Basket, please do so soon as the drawing will be after Easter Brunch.

Why don’t you take Saturday Nights off from cooking and join us for the Auxiliary Dinners from 5:00-6:00, where we donate $1.00 from every meal sold to the Building fund.

Speaking of food…. on Thursday’s during Early Dues Renewal, you could join us for lunch for Babe’s Mix and Match which is anything from nuts to bolts, soup, sandwiches and weekly specials. It is a perfect time to have a bite while you are renewing your dues for the 2024-2025 year. All dues are due by May 31, and we even give you a free drink chip if you sign up during this period from 11:00-1:00. Hope to see you there.

Nominations for Auxiliary Officers will be made April 15th at the regular Auxiliary Meeting and Elections will be held during the first Meeting in May. Please consider running for an office and to help guide this Auxiliary for the 2024-2025 year. We can use the new ideas that you have. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to raise monies for Charity, where we give 100% of the funds raised for that charity, so if you have ideas and are not looking to be an officer, please attend a meeting and share your ideas.

We would like to say goodbye to our Winter Visitors as we know you are returning to your other homes. We wish you safe travels and are already looking forward to your return to us.

Fraternally Yours,

Candy Arnold, Auxiliary President

Posted March 5 2024

Hello Eagles,

Welcome to March!! My how time flies.

YARD SALE: We are having a yard sale this Thursday Mar 7 from 9:00 to 4:00. You may bring donations to the Aerie on Mar 6th from 12:00 until 6:00. The proceeds will support the first State Worthy President from Foothills #4538. Hamburgers, fries and coleslaw will be available for $5. Donuts and coffee will be for sale for you early risers.

STEAK FRY: Saturday Mar 9th we will be grilling steaks for dinner. The cost is $15.00 and we will start serving at 5:00. Quantities are limited, so to insure you get a steak, see the bartenders for a meal ticket.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Message from the Tournament Committee Chairman:

Our 1st Annual Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching, and we need to get people signed up in order to prepare the golf course. Therefore, I urge those members who are going to participate, know someone that is participating or need to notify someone to sponsor or participate to do so now.

Las Barrancas has graciously provided us with the cost of $45.00 per person which includes range and cart use for the day. That means each person's entry is providing us $55.00 profit towards our charities and programs.

I am also asking for folks to start bringing raffle prizes in and ensure they are donated for the after party at the Eagles on April 5th. We will have raffles, 50/50, and announce our tournament winners.

I want to thank those who have already agreed to volunteer for the event, and I will be scheduling a planning meeting here very soon, so that we can map out those duties and who's doing what.

Thank you all, Gator!

You can contact Gator Longworth for more information.


text: 619-922-7781

BUILDING COMMITTEE : The building committee has reorganized and is preparing for its first meeting. The date and time will be advertised.

EARLY RENEWAL: Early renewal is continuing through April. You can renew your dues on Thursdays from 11:00 to 1:00 receive a drink chip and save the Aerie some money because we don’t have to pay for a dues reminder for early renewals.


Madam President:

Hello Sisters, Wishing you, in advance, a Happy Easter. I would also like to thank you all for purchasing tickets on our recent raffle basket. With your help we donated $1700 to the Aerie for the New Building Fund. I am also thanking you in advance for your purchase of tickets for our Easter Basket which is on display at the Aerie. It has several bottles of livation, gift cards and many other surprises. The money raised from this basket will go to Auxiliary Charities.

Congratulations to Joyce Thompson for being selected as the Eagle of the Month. Joyce heads a team for Auxiliary Dinners and is very instrumental in sales for our monthly baskets. She highly deserves this honor and we are very proud of her.

Hoping to see you all Saturday for our Steak Fry which is being cooked by Bill Hicks and his team. Tickets are for pre-sale from the Bartender for $15 and will include steak, baked potato, green beans and dessert.

We also look forward to seeing you Thursday March7th for our yard sale and Bake sale. Donated baked goods and items are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Aerie Wednesday March 8 from noon til around 7:00.

The end of the Eagles year is approaching quickly. With the end of the year comes Elections of Officers. We need new ideas and some new sisters to help guide our Auxiliary for the coming year. If you are interested in learning about the responsibilities of being an Auxiliary Officer, please contact myself, Candy Arnold at 928-581-7544 or Babe Burton, the chairman of the Nominating Committee. Come and join our family, you won’t be sorry.

The Auxiliary is preparing lunches on Thursday from Noon until sold out. Babe Burton is doing a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. Every week is a surprise!!! Come and join us.

The time is approaching that some of our sisters will be leaving to go to their other home. We wish you safe travels and can’t wait to see you next season.

Now that we are providing more meals (Taco Tuesday, Wednesday lunch, Thursday lunch, Friday dinner, Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch.) we are running out of space to store our goods. If you have a Freezer that you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate it. As it stands now, we have to shop several times a week as space is limited. You can contact Ralph Arnold at the Aerie or myself. Thanks for your consideration. If you are interested in taking the lead on a meal, you can also let me know, come and cook YOUR special dinner. Volunteers are needed for all meals, as I mentioned earlier, some of our sisters will be leaving us and although we cannot replace them, we can use your help in their absence.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of our Aerie events!!

MP Candy Arnold

Worthy President:


Recently when I was doing some internet research on how to be an Eagle, and how to influence others to be an Eagle, I came across this article that is attributed to the Philippine Eagles. I liked it so much that I thought I should share it will all the members of our Aerie. It is pretty long so I will present it in installments. This is the introduction to the article.

Eagleism is fraternalism, or that state of relationship characteristic of brothers. In the Philippine Eagles, members must have primordially developed a deep sense of brotherhood among them. It is the primacy of their relationship is brotherhood.

E – Enlightened and innovative humanitarian

A – Animated primarily by a strong bond of brotherhood and fraternal ties.

G – God-loving, non-sectarian.

L – Law-abiding, liberty-oriented, non-political.

E – Emblazed with intense mission of

S – Service to country, its people and its community.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.

When we arise in the morning we have a strong belief that the seed of success within us is growing. Point is, we all need a daily dose of motivation in a world full of ups and downs leaving us with stress on how to achieve success.

In us lies the strength to make us creators of circumstances other than creatures of circumstances. This is why, Dr. Myles Monroe, an intriguing persona who made a mark as a preacher, thinker, and leader, came up with the seven principles of an eagle which should educate and motivate you.

In the next few memos I will present each of the principles. Fraternally,

Kelly O’Brien
Worthy President

Posted Feb 16 2024


The trial that was scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at 8am has been cancelled.

Thank You

Posted Feb/12/2024 Hello Eagles,

Important Notice:

A trial has been scheduled for Saturday February 17, 2024 at 8:00 am. The Aerie Board of Trustees has filed a complaint against a member for conduct unbecoming an Eagle. This trial has been approved by the Grand Tribunal.

Other Information of interest:

Don’t forget that we have a Valentines Day steak dinner and dance on Wednesday Feb 14th. Some tickets are still available for $20.00 each.

Please save some nice items to donate to a fundraising yard sale we are holding at the Aerie on March 7th. Someone will be at the Aerie in the afternoon and evening to accept your generous contributions. If you need further information, please contact Cheri Martin at 928-916-0987. Thanks.

At the same time of the yard sale, we will be having a bake sale. So, if you have a favorite cake/cookie/fudge recipe to donate, you can drop it off on Wednesday as well.

Early dues renewal is in full swing. Come into the Aerie on Thursday between 11:00 and 1:00 during the months of Feb, Mar, and Apr, pay your dues and receive a drink chip.

There will be a car show in the Aerie parking lot on March 15, 2024. More details are forthcoming.

Thank you for being an Eagle.

Ralph Arnold
Foothills Aerie #4538

Posted Feb 2 2024

Hello everyone and happy February! Stefani Newsome here with a few announcements.

This month we start our early renewals. Come in on Thursdays from 11am-1pm to get your dues paid. Aerie dues are $40, and Auxiliary are $30. If you take advantage of this, you will receive your new card at this time and a drink chip. We will be doing this every Thursday from now through the month of April.

Tickets are on sale for Valentine's Steak dinner 2/14 from 5-7pm. Tickets are $20 each which are available at the bar. Cougar will be your musical entertainment for the evening.

Line Dancing has been canceled on 2/14.

SUPER BOWL 2/11 kick-off at 4:30pm. We will have $2 Bud Light Draft and $3 drinks specials for the game. Also, free hot dogs and chips during the game. Specials start at 3:30pm.

BINGO is cancelled until we can find a volunteer to run it. If you are interested in this venture, please contact a trustee.

Every Wednesday at 6pm we have Shirley hosting karaoke. We welcome her back to our Eagles. She only uses discs but has a HUGE library of songs and it's a chance to use your discs you have.

I am sure I have forgotten some things. So please check out our events calendar which is attached, or you can see it on our website FOE4538.COM or on Facebook.

Thank You,
Stefani Newsome>
Asst. Secretary/Bar Manager

Posted Jan 14 2024

Brothers, this is a notification that a vote on a proposed By-Law change will be held at the regular meeting on Saturday January 20, 2024 at 10:00 am. The proposed change is in relation to the Board of Trustees day and time of their weekly meeting.

See you there.

Ralph Arnold
Foothills Aerie #4538

Last post of 2023

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

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