Who We Are

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.

Our History​

The F.O.E. was founded in February 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician’s strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to “bury the hatchet” and form “The Order of Good Things.” As numbers grew, members selected the bald eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to “The Fraternal Order of Eagles.” The women’s auxiliary traces its roots to 1927.

Our Membership​

F.O.E. membership exceeds 850,000, with more than 1,400 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Women’s auxiliaries total more than 1,300, with more than 250,000 members. Members are recruited by other members and must be sponsored by two members before the membership process begins.

Our Motto​

“People Helping People”

Major Accomplishments

Founded Mother’s Day

Served as driving force in founding Social Security Program

Helped end job discrimination based on age with the “Jobs After 40” program

Distributed Ten Commandments monoliths and fought to keep the Commandments in public places

Social Room Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday/Saturday: 11:00 AM – Midnight
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE : The Bartender has the discretion to close the Social Room at 10:00 PM (Sunday-Thursday) or 12:00 AM (Friday & Saturday) or keep it open later if busy (but never later than 2:00 AM)!

Aerie Officers


  • David Wells

Past President

  • Doug Hannaman

Vice President

  • Jason Forbes


  • Melissa Knapp


  • Stacey Brown


  • Chuck Hulce
  • Brian Jones
  • Ron Gaffner
  • Tim Stoudt
  • Bob Burgess
  • Todd Gilchrist
  • Tim Stout
  • Scott Fisher

Inside Guard

  • Mark Peets


  • Vernetta Irby


  • Todd Gilchrist

Auxiliary Officers

Madame President

  • Juli Grow

Past Madame President

  • Diane Babcock

Vice President

  • Virginia Roesler


  • Robin Mahoney


  • Jacki Nash


  • Jill Cameron
  • Susie Albrechtson
  • Mary Gallihugh

Inside Guard

  • Amy TenBrink


  • Becky Snook


  • Sephram Raymond

Aerie Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of Every Month

Auxiliary Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of Every Month

1204 S Lake St, Whitehall, MI 49461 | (231) 894-6263

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