she linked to their Facebook page. It is inactive. Last post: October 20, 2014 ·
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Their web site is also inactive. http://www.eagles.orting.com/
12/23/2010 3:18pm PST: THE CLUB IS BACK OPEN!!! What a wonderful Christmas present for the community!
Dec 17 2010 Orting Eagles CLOSED by Grand Aerie Agent
http://www.ortingnews.com/article/2010/ ... agent.html
From what I gather, The Eagles is not a Veterans organization.
They do charity work. And of course socialize. Under Membership:
Originally made up of those engaged in one way or another in the performing arts,
As of 2007 membership is open to any person of good moral character, and believes in the existence of a supreme being, and is not a member of the Communist Party nor any organization which advocates the overthrow of the United States government.
In 1979 the Order had 800,000 members, a figure said to have been relatively constant over a decade. In 2011, it had 850,000 member in the main organization and 250,000 members of the women's auxiliary.
The FOE no longer uses secret passwords or "roughhouse initiation" rite. But, in 1979, it still had a ritual. The prospective member was asked to promise before God and on his honor, not to disclose the rituals of the Order to anyone outside of the FOE. The initiation took place in lodge room furnished with an altar and a Bible and included religious phrases and prayers.
Our Mission Statement
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.
F.O.E. donates more than $10 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, the F.O.E. gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form of grants. Fundraisers are conducted for eight major charities, including kidney, heart, diabetes, cancer and spinal cord injury funds, a children's fund, memorial foundation and the Golden Eagle Fund. <snip>
It started in Seattle. I remember Lodge 1 building was in downtown Seattle. It was a big, old and rather worn-out building in the late 1960's. I used to go to Rock and Roll concerts there. It was kinda our version of the Filmore. Don't remember any of the bands that performed there.