NONPROFIT FRATERNAL CORPORATION
Roseville Aerie #1582 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles is a non-profit corporation located in downtown Roseville, CA at 124 Vernon Street/210 Lincoln Street. It was founded in March of 1907 under the charter of the Grand Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles located in Grove City Ohio. The Eagles operate under the guidance of the Constitution and By Laws of the Grand Aerie and their own By Laws adopted by their membership. Roseville Aerie is one of approximately 1700 Aeries located throughout the US and Canada with the Mission of uniting fraternally in the spirit of Liberty, Truth, Justice, and Equality to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
The Roseville Eagles are a volunteer organization without any paid staff to carry out the many functions of the organization. There is a slate of Officers that are annually elected by the membership with the Board of Trustees serving staggered three-year terms. There are several Standing Committees and Special Committees made up of volunteers that help carry out the activities and functions of the Aerie. In addition to the Grand Aerie there are also State and Province (in Canada) Aeries that provide leadership to local Aeries within the boundaries of their State and Province. Finally, local Districts are formed from Aeries/Auxiliaries from within the same geographical area for the purpose of assisting each other in matters of mutual interest. In the case of Roseville #1582 it belongs to District 8 which also includes the Aeries and Auxiliaries of Sacramento #9, Woodland #2345, Folsom #929, Lodi #848, Suisun #4113, and Stockton Auxiliary #83.
Historically there was two components to the local orgnization, the Aerie only allowed male members while the Auxiliary was only female members. Several years ago the Grand Aerie changed their Charter to allow females to join the Aeries. As a result the Roseville Aerie modified its By Laws to allow women to join the Aerie. Soon there after the Auxiliary discontinued.
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.
The Eagles motto is “People Helping People” and that is demonstrated by the numerous charities both nationally and locally that are supported by the Eagles. It is also reflected in the history of positive contributions on local and national social issues. Local Aeries contribute to all of the charities sponsored by the Grand Aerie. The money collected is often returned in the form of grants to local community efforts that are associated with the particular charity. Local Aeries also contribute to local charities. Roseville Eagles have donated to such causes as: Roseville and Granite Bay High Schools Safe and Sober Grad Nite; the Sheriffs Search and Rescue team, Meals on Wheels, Pacific Burn Center, Lords Gym, Youth Sports Teams, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Easter Seals, Cub Scouts, the Roseville Police Officers Association, the New Castle Fire Departments CPR training program, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Roseville and Adelante High School’s Senior Prom. The Roseville Eagles also provide holiday food baskets to families in need. The Roseville Eagles are always open to help other local charities as much as possible. The Eagles partner with local non-profits such as the Roseville Soroptimist and the California Virtual Academy (CAVA) who provides home schooling services throughout California. The Eagles are always willing to donate their facilities to these organizations that provide services to children.
The Eagles are also into having a good time while helping others as evidenced by the many Social Activities available to its membership. When raising money for charitable donations there is always fun involved. Whether preparing and eating dinners or shooting trap, or having a billiard tournament, or a chili cook off or running a fireworks booth or golf tournament, members are having a good time in the process. Social Activities are determined by what the membership wants to do which have included, bar bingo, karaoke, billiard tournaments, special sporting event get togethers and Monday night football. Periodically dinner is served on meeting nights and various holidays are celebrated with a party such as Halloween and New Years Eve. There are also joint activities with other Aeries such as the District 8 picnic. Upcoming Activities
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The Eagles own the building (Eagles Hall) in which they are located. They occupy the upstairs of the building while the downstairs is rented out to three local businesses. The upstairs includes a main hall, a kitchen, and a club room and is available for rental by the public.
Membership in the Eagles is open to anyone 18 and over regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, or race. The only requirement is that the prospective member believes in a supreme being and agrees to the defining principles of Liberty, Truth, Justice and Equality. The expectations of an Eagle member are simple: “Live by the principles of the Eagles and what the Eagles stand for: Liberty, Truth, Justice and Equality; for Home, for Country, and for God. Volunteer and participate in the fund raisers, social activities and work groups. Make your thoughts known since every Eagle has the same rights as every other Eagle. Treat your fellow Eagles with respect. Finally, have a lot of fun in the process.” If interested in joining submit a completed Membership Application with fees.
A very important arm of the Eagles in the past has been the Women’s Auxiliary. The Auxiliary had a separate charter with their own By Laws and worked side-by-side with the Aerie. When women were given the option to join the Aerie the Roseville Auxiliary #1582 was discontinued.
The Aerie meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (except November and December when the 2nd meeting is cancelled due to the Holidays). The Club room always opens at 5:30 p.m. on meeting nights. All members are encouraged to attend the meetings.
ROSEVILLE EAGLE COMMITTEES
There are two types of committees. Standing Committees responsible for major functions of the Eagles. Special Committees responsible for handling special events and activities. They can also be ongoing as long as they serve a purpose.