DECEMBER 2020

CLUB NEWS

CLUB UPDATE-As of the writing of this newsletter, the club is closed due to the State of Illinois COVID restrictions. We closed on November 20th and will reopen as soon as possible. Please check our Facebook page for updates. Pana Eagles Aerie #4109

Senior Citizen's Dinner-Unfortunately, due to the ever changing COVID restrictions, we are canceling our annual Senior Citizen's Dinner, which was scheduled for December 5th. To all of our senior citizens and veterans, we are sorry that we are unable to hold the event this year. We hope that you have a great Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas. See you next year!

Merry Christmas From the President-I would like to personally thank everyone who helped out and gave their time and effort to our club this past year. You are the ones who shape our club and make it what it is today. Your dedication is greatly appreciated, and I hope that you can be an inspiration to others. As we celebrate our friendships, may we also remember those we lost, and cherish their memories. 2020 has been an extraordinary year, but as we have seen in the past, we can accomplish anything when we work together. To everyone in our Eagle family, I wish you joy and happiness this Christmas season, and may it remain with you throughout the coming year. Thank you and have a safe and healthy Merry Christmas, Worthy President Todd West.

Dues-

THE FOLLOWING WAS RECEIVED FROM THE GRAND AERIE:

"As part of our Annual Meetings in Reno, Nevada, last month, leadership of the Fraternal Order of Eagles got together to discuss possible remedies for our loss of members due to the coronavirus. On July 11, we saw quite a few members leave our rolls either through financial hardship, or simple forgetfulness as they adapt to our current state of affairs. The following changes related to membership were brought to the floor and passed by a vote of the Aerie delegates in order to help relieve some of the hardship placed on our members:The $10 re-enrollment fee will be waived until December 31, 2020, for members who were dropped for failure to pay dues this year.Any member who was dropped for failure to pay dues this year who re-enrolls before the end of the current fraternal year (May 31, 2021) will be allowed to keep their years of membership. These members will still be considered "re-enrolled" and will be subject to a vote of the membership but will retain their original initiation date. Any member dropped in a previous year who re-enrolls will NOT be entitled to having their years of membership reinstated."

Eagle of the Year -Alex Dean!-President Todd West has awarded Alex Dean the Eagle of the Year Award for the 2019-2020 year. Alex has always gone above and beyond in helping to support our club. He is running events, doing repairs, helping with receptions and always volunteering his time to help our club. Congratulations Alex, your award is well deserved!

Sick and Ailing/Sympathy Cards- If you know of someone who needs a card expressing sympathy, get well, thinking of you, or just an encouraging word, please contact Gloria Girrulat and she will see that they get one. You can call or text her at 217-825-1961. Thank you.

Pana Eagle's Facebook-Check out our Facebook page at Pana Eagles Aerie #4109!! If you have anything you would like posted on our page, contact Alex Dean or Lisa Schmitz at the club.

Newsletter -If anyone has anything they would like to have in the monthly newsletter (either the printed version or online), please have it ready and turned in by the second meeting each month. Thank You...Mark

THANK YOU! -Thank you to all of the individuals and committees that donate their time and effort to help our club. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.