November Aerie News


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Worthy President’s Message: First off, I would like to welcome all our new members. We have a lot of events going on this month, our Gun Raffle is Nov. 7th at 8PM. If you haven't purchased your raffle tickets yet, you only have a few days left.

Our UM-MSU party was a huge success and I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the club.

 I also would like to thank Joe Bostek, Don Barnes, John Stayer and everyone else involved in putting in our new LED lighting.

Remember to volunteer at the club, we always need help .If you would like to volunteer on any event, just let an officer know and we will find a place for you. Thank You.  Worthy President, Don Springsteen                                                                                                                                 


Welcome New Members: Mark Prokurat, Jeff Sakaly, Brian Bedra, Ken Arquette, Tracy Jamison, Secretary, Dick Gulvas


ATTENTION MEMBERS! - GUN RAFFLE If you haven't already done so, please return your green gun raffle ticket stubs and money to the club prior to the drawing date of November 7th. 8pm  1st Prize – Ruger AR 556/223; 2nd Prize- Stevens o/u .410; 3rd  Prize- Ruger American 7 mm .08 cal.; 4th Prize- 10/22 Take Down .22 cal.; 5th Prize -Pellet Rifle with scope. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held at 8 p.m.  Come on in to the club earlier for this event. We always have a great time!  Food will be available prior to the drawing.  Chairmen: Dennis Jenkins &  Jim Ingram


Sunday Burgers 1-5 pm Burger and fries are available every Sunday throughout football Season.  $5.00 buys you a good burger and some fries.  Come on in, watch the game and have some lunch.  Jullie Seeba


FINAL NOTICE:  Snow Plow Removal Bids

Bidders must submit a commercial insurance policy with bid. Bids are due by November 15, 2015.




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FRIDAY, November 27th, we will be having our Fish Fry.  (Friday after Thanksgiving) Workers are comprised of volunteers from all the fry teams.  Still looking for workers, contact Don or Chris Springsteen if you can help out.  Come out & Support your club



Hale F.O.E. 4217 Aerie and Auxiliary


The Fraternal order of Eagles Board of Grand Trustees has approved and made a mandatory change to section 2.2 of Aerie and Auxiliary By-Laws that all dues shall be paid to the local Aerie/Auxiliary annually, in advance, as prescribed by the Aerie/Auxiliary By-Laws.  They Shall Become Due and Payable on May 31st of Each Year.

Therefore, at the expiration of your current dues 1/31/16, and to avoid complicated changing of our computer system records for each member, dues will be due and collected as follows and will give you 16 months of membership.  Your card will reflect your regular dues amount so you know what to pay in 2017 and will have an expiration date of 5/31/2017.  This is not a dues increase.  The pro-rated amount is one time only.  Those paid ahead will be contacted separately.


AERIE-         $35.00 REG. DUES + $12.00 PRO-RATED AMT. = $47.00 DUE AT RENEWAL


                      $20.00 REG. BENFIT DUES + $7.00 PRO-RATED AMT. = $27.00 DUE AT RENEWAL

Dues can be mailed to Hale F.O.E. #4217 Aerie or Auxiliary, 5971 M-65, Hale, MI  48739

Contact Dick Gulvas, Aerie Secretary, or Connie Moulton, Auxiliary Secretary, with any questions



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