Aerie Officers 2017-2018

The Worthy Prez sez...

As our snowbirds start returning and our weekenders start opening the places for the summer, we still have ice on the river and snow in the woods. The forecast for this week is calling for temps in the 50’s. Maybe spring is final here.  I want to give a big thank you to Scott Gratopp for the UTV Fun Runs and the Fishing Tournament that he chaired this winter. Thanks to members that helped at the dinner for the fisherman and snowmobile fun run. A good time was had by all that participated.  Thanks to Tracy Johnson and all helpers for the dinner for my charity the New Dawn Homeless Shelter.

Tracy has volunteered to put on a dinner the 3rd Saturday of every month. The proceeds from these dinners with be used for things that are needed around the club. We will be using donations of food for these dinners. If you’re a week-ender and enjoy the club, volunteer to help at one of these dinners.  Fish fries and things that occur at the club are run by volunteers. We need new people to get involved.

In May on Saturday the 11th is nominations of officers. On Saturday the 25 th is the elections of officers so plan to attend the meetings at 9:30am.

Kerry Shaffer

Worthy President 18-19



Trustees Corner

It has been a long cold and snowy winter but it will be warming up soon (we hope)…  We would like to thank all of you for your support for the Fun Runs and soon we will be having an indoor Corn Hole Tournament.  It should be fun times for all.  Thanks to the new people stepping up to run these events (too many to name).  With the warm temps on the way this will bring the migration of the snow birds.  Please have a safe and enjoyable trip home.  We will see you all soon.


Board of Trustees



Junior Order of Eagles Anyone Interested?

After attending State Convention, it was brought to our attention that some clubs have a youth program called J.O.E. {Junior Order of Eagles).  Kyle Proctor, our auxiliary V.P., has teenage grandchildren who some of you may have seen helping in our kitchen at fish fry’s, etc.  She is interested in knowing if there are others who have youths who may want to be a younger part of this Eagles Club.  It could also be open to other Aeries if the interest is out there. It takes planning and Grand Aerie approval with dedicated adults to lead our younger generation on the importance of teamwork, respect, patriotism, selflessness, and other values.  If you have any interest in supporting the start-up of this group or know any younger children under 18 years old who may be interested in being a part of this please contact Kyle at 313-268-6101.


Aerie Regular Meetings 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month 9:30am

Questions?  Contact us (989) 426-3454


JR Past Worthy President ~ Paul White

Worthy President ~ Kerry Schaffer

Worthy Vice - President ~ Curt Wingate

Worthy Chaplain ~ Roger Bauer

Worthy Secretary ~ Butch Blanchard

Worthy Treasurer ~ Larry Bobel

Worthy Conductor ~ Jim Munro

Inside Guard ~ Russ Norton

Outside Guard ~ John Meininger


Trustee ~ Butch Griffith

Trustee ~ Dave Huggard

Trustee ~ Arnie Bartlett

Trustee ~ Kirk Wells

Auditor ~ Bob Boroff

Eagle of the Year ~ John Meininger


Aerie Chaplain Report