R.E.A.C. went on a Pub Crawl for their July outing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. They started at the Bayou Grill for lunch, then Egan's Pub, next Johnny's on the Lake, and finished up at the Lakeview. A fun time was had by all! R.E.A.C. meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. They plan a fun outing once a month. They welcome new members, so join them at one of their meetings or outings to see what they are all about!
Our REAC group is not wasting any time enjoying summer. In early June, they had a cookout in our pavilion. They provided the hotdogs and paper goods, and everyone else brought a dish to pass. No one went home hungry!
At the end of June, they headed south to watch the Toledo Mud Hens play Indianapolis at the Fifth Third Field.
Baseball and cookouts! It doesn't get much better than that. Enjoy a few pictures from their outings. If you're retired and like to have fun, consider joining our REAC group. They meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm to plan their outings. They'd be happy to have you join them.
Our That's Amore Cancer Fundraiser, which raised more than $16,000, was very successful because of so many caring and generous people and businesses that donated to the cause. The money we raised this year is being directed to the ChadTough Foundation and their efforts to fund research and raise awareness for pediatric brain tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. The foundation was created in memory of Chad Carr, the son of Jason & Tammi Carr, and grandson of UofM Coach Lloyd Carr. Chad died in 2015 from the rare form of brain cancer.
We were honored to have Jason and Tammi Carr attend our fundraiser and speak about the ChadTough Foundation and the importance of raising money to find a cure. We all share their goal of ending childhood cancer. Thank you, Tammi, for speaking to us that evening.
We'd like to thank Rex and Linda Combs and their team for all their hard work in making this fundraiser possible. They have worked tirelessly for years to raise money for pediatric cancer, resulting in more than $260,000 they've managed to raise so far.
Of course, their success wouldn't have been possible without help from the many businesses and people who donated items for the silent and live auctions and also donated money – including Nico & Vali's Italian Restaurant, O&W Inc., West Side Distributors, the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers, the Green Bay Packers, Carol Krycia, and many, many others. Thank you for your generosity.
We also want to thank everyone who attended the fundraiser and won auction items. We know how busy everyone's lives can be, and we appreciate the time you took to spend the evening with us and bid on the many items we had available.
We appreciate our very own Eagle member Clyde “Whitey" Allen, too. He donated his music services for the evening, and played into the night afterwards so everyone could dance. Thank you, Whitey!
Finally, we'd like to thank our Aerie & Auxiliary brothers and sisters. Your help and participation brings to life our “People Helping People" motto. The world is a better place when we all work together to help one another.
Enjoy the photo slideshow with photos from the evening!
This was the final weekend of the 61st Michigan State F.O.E. Auxiliary Bowling Tournament, and all we can say is that it was an honor to host such an awesome group of ladies. They were so friendly and fun to hang out with that we felt like we had known them for years.
We have to thank our Auxiliary for hosting the tournament, our Aerie and Auxiliary members for their help, and our employees for working so hard to keep us all happy. We also want to thank Mystro Entertainment for Friday's karaoke and Cruisin' 57 for Saturday's live music. People were on their feet dancing both nights. Our entertainers are awesome!
This was a memorable two weeks for #3996, and we hope the bowlers took home good memories of their time spent with us as well. Come back to visit with us anytime!
Congratulations to the tournament winners!
What a fun weekend we had welcoming the 61st Michigan State F.O.E. Auxiliary Bowling Tournament! Friday evening started off with yummy fish dinners cooked by members of our Auxiliary and Aerie, followed by live karaoke provided by Mark and Joelene Brzezinski.
Larry James Live Karaoke was awesome. Larry and Mike stood for five hours playing their guitars and keyboard for the 45 people who signed up to sing - and they never took a break! They know thousands of songs ranging from country to rap, so everyone's musical taste was represented.
Saturday night our members again stepped up to provide delicious steak and chicken dinners, and then the band Southern Heat got us all toe tappin' with their country, southern and classic rock music.
We owe a big round of applause to Larry James Live Karaoke and Southern Heat for doing a superlative job entertaining us this weekend, to the Brzezinskis for providing karaoke, to members of our Auxiliary and Aerie for volunteering to help, and to all our brothers and sisters from other Eagle Aeries for joining us this weekend. We hope everyone takes home great memories of the time they spent with us.
Enjoy these pictures from the weekend.
We'd like to thank the Auxiliary for hosting the Kids' Easter Party on March 25, 2018. All of our children had fun searching for eggs, dying eggs and decorating cookies. Of course, the Easter Bunny was the best part of the afternoon, and the bag of candy he sent everyone home with was a big hit!
A big thank you to everyone who volunteered to help, including Lisa Ochalek, Linda Darr, Nancy Shrove, Sue Banners, Tela Fountain, Toni and John Watkins, Harlie Katz, everyone who donated candy, and Tommy Combs, who stepped up to help in a big way at the last moment! We apologize if we left anyone out, but please know we appreciate our volunteers.
We hope you enjoy these pictures from the party.
Kudos to the Auxiliary for making us all feel a wee bit Irish at the St. Patrick's Day event. Who doesn't like homemade corned beef and cabbage? It was excellent, as usual. Thank you, ladies. The food was delicious and the evening was enjoyable.
We'd also like to thank Whitey for providing entertainment all evening. The Irish tunes were a welcome, authentic touch.
If you weren't able to attend, enjoy some pictures from the evening and make plans to join us next year for dinner and a toast or two. Slainte!
The Valentine's party was lovely! Old Man Winter tried his best to ruin everything with the 9 inches of snow he dumped on us, but Cupid's love won! We had a nice turnout and a very enjoyable evening.
A big thank you to the Auxiliary for all their hard work. The dinner was delicious, as usual, and the decorations were beautiful.
A big thank you to Whitey, too. He's been recovering from surgery, yet he made the trip over the snowy roads to provide us with "music for lovers" all evening.
Finally, thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Auxiliary. We love our Eagle family and friends.
Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! What a fun evening we had bringing in the new year. Good company, good food and a great band. Thank you, Second Wind, for playing a variety of music that appealed to everyone. You rocked, as you always do and had the crowd on their feet dancing right to the end!
We'd also like to thank everyone who bought a ticket and spent the evening with us. We hope you enjoyed yourselves.
Finally, a big thank you to our volunteers for stepping up and helping in so many ways. Your efforts showed. The hall looked beautiful and everything ran smoothly and on schedule.
Van Buren #3996 wishes all our members and friends a new year filled with joy, peace, good health and prosperity. We hope we can all ring in the next year together!
Santa visited Van Buren #3996 on Sunday, December 17, 2017 and what a fun time everyone had. A big thank you to the Auxiliary for all their hard work in making the afternoon possible. The kids made ornaments, decorated cookies and enjoyed pizza, but Santa was the best part of all, and he brought presents for everyone! Thank you, Santa.
Enjoy the photo slideshow!
Van Buren Eagles #3996
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