The Fraternal Order of Eagles has had the mission of helping improve people’s quality of life for more than 100 years.
Now, Charles Zimmerman and his wife, Mary, hope to get a chapter of the civic organization and its auxiliary running in Richmond Hill.
Eagles meetings are held twice a month, and parents can bring their children.
Charles Zimmerman currently hosts meetings in his home. The goal is to have enough members to support the Richmond Hill club having its own building. That goal is not too far out of sight. At this point, there are more than 40 Eagles in Richmond Hill. The requirement to obtain their own building is at least 50 members.
Zimmerman is the chapter president of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 330 as well as state FOE president. His wife is president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 330.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles supports charities that are dedicated to fighting children’s diseases, kidney disorders, cancer, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
The organization was founded in 1898, and it fulfills its vision of being “people helping people” by donating millions of dollars to a variety of charities.
There’s always something happening when you are an Eagle, whether it is selling smoked butts, hot dogs and burgers for charity at Friday on the Train or food drives at local grocery stores, as well as the member meetings.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Fraternal Order of Eagles and its Auxiliary, go to www.foe.com, call Zimmerman at 912-656-0292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.