Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie & Auxiliary #2643

4426 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116 Phone: 206.938.4426

Volume VIII, Issue XII December 2013
2014 Art Contest
Theme: My Favorite Thing
The FOE Children’s Art Contest is open to 3rd-6th graders, not just the children of Eagle members. Contest will be judged on basis of originality, relevance to the theme, as well as artistic ability. Entries must be no larger than 11 x1 7. Entries must be returned to the Aerie by 2/1/14. Winners will be announced 3/15/14. Further details and entry forms are in the lounge or can be printed at

As 2013 comes to a close, take a moment to look back at the fun and fraternalism
enjoyed throughout the year at the West Seattle Eagles.

Pictured below are some of the amazing volunteers who helped make Thanksgiving special for almost one hundred and seventy people. Now in it’s fifth year, this made from scratch Thanksgiving feast, takes an army of dedicated volunteers to feed our members and those in our community. The spirit of Thanksgiving shared by volunteers and guests alike, truly demonstrates we are…”People Helping People”.

Inside This Issue:
WP Message MP Message Dec. Events Dec. Calendar Dec. Events Year in Review Aerie Notice Charity Updates 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

The friendships formed here at the Eagles, will last a lifetime. The bonds we share with one another are truly special. From volunteering for Thanksgiving, dressing up for Halloween or swinging a golf club for charity. To singing karaoke on a Friday evening, or simply just enjoying a cocktail in the lounge…one thing is quite evident, we have a lot of fun here at the Eagles. Here’s to hoping that each of you has a joyous holiday season and a home filled with peace, love and laughter.
(Pictures continued on pg. 7)

Worthy President’s Message
Greeting Aerie Brothers and Sisters, DECEMBER HAS ARRIVED!! Please allow me to wish you all the most sincerest of Happy Holidays! AS I look forward to the 21st of December - the shortest day of the year. At that point, I begin to think that Spring is just around the corner. Have you responded for the children's Christmas party? I hope so - as Santa has great deal of toys that need to be built and as much time as we can afford Santa is GREATLY appreciated. The enrollment form is due no later than 12/1. If you haven't turned it in yet, do it NOW. Linda and I will look forward to seeing you and the little ones at the Christmas party on the 14th at 1:00 pm!

King of Hearts is still going and growing. I must remind you to PLEASE bring your Aerie/Auxillary Official Receipt, as it is required should you win.
Linda and I have very much enjoyed hosting those of you who have attended our Monday Night Football dinners and we have raised a great deal of money for our respective charities. West Seattle Food Bank and The Lungevity Foundation appreciate your generosity. Linda and I will be hosting our final MNF dinner on the 2nd, and look forward to seeing those of you who haven't made it yet to see the 'Hawks crush the puny Saints-we begin service at 5:30. December brings a number of events. We have the aforementioned Kids' Christmas Party on the 14th, but we have the Top Gun dart tournament on the 7th we will also be having the PWP Tom and Jerry party on the 12th, and the fantastic Obie's Steak on the 13th. We must NOT forget the New Years Eve party. Tickets (available in the lounge) at $15 is a fantastic bargin, and should be procured immediately! Speaking of the future, it is never too early to plan for the PWP Crab Feed (1/18) all the crab you can eat and all the beer you can drink for $30 (what a bargin!) tickets available now, in the lounge. I plan on attending and I'm allergic to crab!

With school, family, the holidays and all of life's other commitments, it may be hard to find the time to invest yourself in the betterment of our beloved club. I ask that you take an evening a month and come to a meeting, we meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:30. Make the investment of your time your gift to the Aerie or Auxillary, without leadership we are a rudderless vessel. I, and our other oficers. look forward to your attendance.

Yours in Brotherhood, Zane Fitterer Worthy President

Need a one of a kind gift for your friends or family members this holiday? Well, the West Seattle Eagles Cookbook, benefiting the Diabetes Research Center, make great Christmas gifts! The cookbook boasts 250 scrumptious recipes all submitted by you, the members of West Seattle #2643. It is a padded 3-ring binder, with tabbed dividers. And while supplies last, you can purchase cookbooks in the lounge for just $10.

Want to raise funds for our Auxiliary just by shopping? Great, pick-up your Bartell Drugs ‘B’ Caring Card today and choose the Fraternal Order of Eagle Auxiliary 2643 as your nonprofit of choice. The ‘B’ Caring Card is FREE and once registered, just have the cashier swipe it at checkout and up to 4% of your total bill will be allocated to our Auxiliary. Simple as that!



Madam President’s Message
Brothers and Sisters, Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family, I know I did. This means that Christmas is just right around the corner, and that is a thought that scares me! Lots of fun things going on at the club this month – hope to see some of you there. The Top Gun dart tournament is December 7th. Cash prizes for the winners. The annual PWP Tom & Jerry party is December 12th. Come up enjoy some Tom & Jerry’s, Hot Buttered Rum and fellowship with your brothers and sisters. Obie’s Steak Night (or Streak Night as he posted last month on FB!) is always the 2nd Friday of the month. Salad bar, Rib Eye Steak, Baked Potato and Veggie all for the great price of $13.00 The Kid’s Christmas party is on December 14th, 1 – 3pm. Hopefully you have submitted the forms (and/or names) of your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids etc. by now as the deadline has passed. Santa needs time to get those presents made and wrapped down to the club from the North Pole. Lunch is free for the kids and a minimal charge for any adult meals. Crafts, food, Officer Lumpy (the balloon man) and of course Santa will be there. Hope to see lots of you there! 8 Second Ride will be playing for New Years Eve this year. Advanced tickets are available in the social room. It’s always a fun time and I hope to see a lot of you there. Zane and I will be doing our last Monday Night Football on December 2nd. Come watch the Seahawks (GO HAWKS!!!!) crush the Saints and have some great food benefitting our charities, The West Seattle Food bank and Lung Longevity. I’d like to thank everyone who has come eaten our dinners, without you we wouldn’t have raised all the money we have. Thanks! Have you picked up a Bartell Drugs ‘B’ Caring card yet? If not, I encourage you to do so. By simply shopping at Bartell’s you can raise funds for our Auxiliary. The ‘B’ Caring Card is FREE and once registered, just have the cashier swipe it at checkout or type in your phone number and up to 4% of your total bill will be allocated to our Auxiliary. In order for our Auxiliary to get credited, you must choose the Fraternal Order of Eagle Auxiliary 2643 as your non-profit of choice at time of sign-up. Our Auxiliary meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month starting at 7pm. I would love to see more sisters joining us for these meetings. Looking forward, the PWP’s annual Crab Feed is January 18, 2014 with tickets are available in the social room. I hope everyone has a fabulous Holiday Season and New Year’s! See ya’ll next year! Yours in Sisterhood, Linda Fittro Madam President


Get well card sent to:
Kathy Lickey

Sympathy cards were sent to:
Jeff Sullivan (loss of mother), Luciano Giovanni (loss of father).

Sunshine Chairman: Agnes “Aggie” Keltner Keep Well and God Bless.


Each ornament on the Giving Tree lists the recipients gift request on the back. The smiles created from such a simple act of kindness is truly priceless. Please drop off your unwrapped gift with the original name tag by December 14th.

Items also in need: Socks (any size and color) , Hypo-allergenic soaps and lotions.
Cash donations will also be accepted in the lounge and will be used for filling gift requests and/or purchasing additional gifts for Park West residents.

Make a child’s wish come true this holiday season! There are a lot of ways you can help make Christmas brighter for a child in need: Donate a new, unwrapped toy in the lounge (please no realistic looking weapon toys or food items). Come enjoy Diane’s famous 16 Bean soup during Monday Night Football on December 9th and/or join us for a special “Toy Drive” breakfast during the Seahawks game on December 15th. The proceeds from both of these meals will be donated directly to Toys For Tots. Or, you can simply make a monetary donation in the lounge or at Collection deadline Sunday, December 15th.

Monday, December 9th
Diane’s Famous 16 Bean Soup with salad

Sunday, December 15th
Steak and Eggs Breakfast Special


Seahawks VS Saints 5:30 PM MNF Food

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Aerie Meeting 7:30PM

Friday Night Menu

Hall Rental No Dinner


Auxiliary Meeting 7PM

K.O.H.D. 7PM

Seahawks VS 49ers 1:25PM Burgers 1PM

MNF Food
Diane’s Famous 16 Bean Soup

Joint Officers Meeting 7PM





PWP’s Kids Obie’s Steak Tom & Jerry Christmas Night $13 Party 7-9PM Party 1-3PM
(Details pg. 5)

K.O.H.D. 7PM


Steak & Eggs Special
Seahawks VS Giants 10AM
Toy Drive Deadline

MNF Food Tacos

Aerie Meeting 7:30PM


Auxiliary Meeting 7PM

Friday Menu

Hall Rental No Dinner

K.O.H.D. 7PM

Twisted Karaoke!
(Details pg. 5)

Seahawks VS Cardinals 1PM

K.O.H.D. 7PM

Christmas Eve Party -POTLUCK-





Dinner TBD Friday Night Menu


Seahawks VS Rams 1:25PM

K.O.H.D. 7PM



Happy Hour Sun-Thur. 4PM-6PM Friday Night Menu 5:30PM-7PM Friday Karaoke 7:30-11:30PM Saturday Dinner 5:30PM -7PM Sunday Breakfast 9AM-12PM

Friday, December 13th
Thursday, December 12th 7-9PM
Free to all Aerie & Auxiliary #2643 members!
The Tom and Jerry party, a Past Worthy President’s tradition, started years and years ago in appreciation to our membership. So, come down to the club and enjoy a warm drink or three on a cold winters evening.

BBQ Steak, Baked Potato, Vegetable & Salad Bar $13

Saturday, December 14th
Santa and his helpers will be here at the Aerie Saturday, December 14th. Gifts, lunch and merriment provided. Lunch will once again be free for the kiddos and very affordable for the adults. Remember, you must turn in the enrollment form by Sunday, December 1st in or der for you r child to receive a gift. Yes, even the elves need time to shop.

Friday, December 20th

Holiday Themed Karaoke Ugly Sweater Contest Snacks and Jell-o Shots Joy and Merriment!

Live Music by:

Hors d’oeuvres Party Favors Champagne Toast at Midnight $15/person. Tickets On Sale NOW!


Brothers, you as members, are the most important asset our Aerie has. Our Aerie is only as strong as those who make it up. At the time of publication, the following brothers are delinquent in their dues and will be dropped from the Aerie rolls on January 15th. If you have already paid your dues, thank you. If not, you can pay your dues in the lounge or send a check to;

West Seattle Eagles Attn: Aerie Secretary 4426 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Yearly dues are $36.00
Eric Bates James Betzer Sean Black Justin Branson Alex Brown Robert Bryan Wilson Carpenter Grant Chase David Collord Homer Cook Jason Crummer Stan Debiec Aaron Debnam Sean Dulan Bill Evans Jim Fisk Mathew Fluegge Bill Fowler Donald Frampton Daniel Friend Jim Frydenlund Ryan Gallagher Luciano Giovanni Scott Gordon Sean Graden Enrique Green James Gruber Johnathan Gruhl Rich Gurb Larry Harbaugh Jeff Hardwick Trent Harris Joe Heffernan Michael Honea David Hori Joey Hughes Steve Jaramillo Ronald Jepson Robert Johnson Dewevell Jones Gerald Kelly Lani Lightle Mark Martin Cory Maxwell Kevin Miller Anthony Nelson Srdan Nikolic Michael Noll Eric Olson Peter Pauling Jack Perez Erick Petersen Matthew Plemmons Kathleen Rice Joseph Rise John Robijn Jose Robles-Ortiz Robert Rogers Douglas Roll Harry Rollins Jimmy Shaw Jack Shubic Stephen Spalding Lyndel Stalions Kenneth Tameno Lewis Townsend Jim Tsen Terry Uht Todd Underwood Everett Watkins Johnny Webb David Welch Jerry Welch Steven White Tajideen White Adam Wilkinson Jack Wilson Darrick Wright Colin Zeissel


A BIG THANKS to both the West Seattle Eagles & Puyallup Eagles for making our 9th annual Split Pea Soup & Sandwich dinner a success. This year we raised $295.00 with proceeds going to the HHT Foundation (Heredity Hemorrhagic TelangiectasiaOsler-Weber-Rendu) Looking forward to our 10th year! Hope to see you ALL then.
-Dena Engen/Dinner Chairman

Thank you all for your continued support of Sock 4 Seniors. Thru the sales of zucchini bread during the autumn canning sale, we will be able to drop of a whole lot of socks to the veteran’s home. Kuddos to sister Diane Niemi for all of her help in both the kitchen and with sales. Thank you! We will continue to collect socks, of all shapes, sizes and colors to be distributed to our veterans in need.
-Gayle Holmes/Socks 4 Seniors Chairman

This years Heritage Pumpkin Pie Project was once again a great success!!! The goal of fifty 10" pies was met. Last year the goal was met by help of the public, this year 100 percent was thru the support of our West Seattle Eagles members. I am so impressed and grateful. The Roller Girls of HTripP included Clarice Austin (dough in chief), Gayle Holmes, Sandy Farin and Suzie Klein. Thank you!! Also, thank you to our fine bar staff for their sales support. -Diane Niemi /Chairperson Golden Eagle Alzheimer's/Dementia Fund

2013-2014 Aerie Officers
Jr. Past President Worthy President Worthy Vice President Worthy Chaplain Worthy Secretary Worthy Treasurer Worthy Conductor Worthy Guard Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee Aerie Father Paul Leonardo, PWP Zane Fitterer Don Gregg Gary Langenbach Sean McGrath, PWP Jason West

2013-2014 Auxiliary Officers
Jr. Past President PMP Madam President Madam Vice President Madam Chaplain Madam Secretary Madam Treasurer Madam Conductor Madam Inside Guard Madam Outside Guard Trustee Trustee Trustee Auxiliary Mother Auxiliary Grandmother Linda Fittro Amy McGrath, PMP Holly Gregg Mary Lou Wilkerson, PMP Diane Bals Shirley Stubben

Deb Hobson, Sue Scharff

Alfonso Aguirre Konrad Klippert, PWP Paul Leonardo, PWP Russell Martiens Sean McGrath, PWP Paul Shillam, PWP Obie Wilkerson, PWP Obie Wilkerson, PWP

Michelle Murillo-Renn Mary Corrigan Yvonne Davalos Amanda Scott-Kandoll Mary Lou Wilkerson Agnes Keltner, PMP


FOE WEST SEATTLE AERIE #2643 4426 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116-4109

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Please direct all questions or suggestions regarding the publication to: Amy McGrath at; call 206 938-4426; or place your suggestions in the newsletter box located in the lounge.

Newsletter deadline is the 15th, no exceptions.
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Upcoming Events:
PWP’s Tom & Jerry Party
Thursday, December 12th

Lounge Hours:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2 PM - 10 PM 2 PM - 12AM 2 PM - 12AM 2 PM - 12AM 2 PM - 12AM 2 PM - 12AM 12PM- 12AM

Kid’s Christmas Party
Saturday, December 14th

New Year’s Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31st

The lounge may open earlier for televised sports or special events.


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