People Helping People

FOE-Aerie-Logo.jpgWelcome to Fraternal Order of Eagles ALVA Aerie #871, located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.  We are a social and funloving group who enjoy spending time with family and friends in Aerie 871’s spacious Rathskeller. We are also a generous and concerned group, giving time, talent and money to many worthy causes. Join us in celebrating our fraternal bonds and the joys of contributing to the community!

Carb Up Dinner, Saturday, April 28

Carb Up for the Bubba Merker Heart Walk! Multiple types of pasta and sauce with shrimp scampi or grilled chicken and accompanied by broccoli, garden salad, and garlic bread. Ten dollars raises funds for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Max Baer Heart Fund. There will be a 50/50 drawing, too!

Post expires on Saturday April 28th, 2018

24th Annual Bubba Merker Heart Walk, Sunday, April 29

The 24th Annual Bubba Merker Heart Walk to raise money for the Max Baer Heart Fund. Walkers meet at the Aerie by 9 a.m., walk to Belle Haven, and stop at Southside 815 on the way back for refreshments. Lunch will be served at the Aerie. Each walker gets a t-shirt. All pledges are accepted. Please make checks payable to FOE 871. This is a joint effort with the auxiliary and our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Post expires on Sunday April 29th, 2018

NEWS: FOE 871 Charitable Donations

ALVA Aerie #871 presented a grant for $5,000 to INOVA Heart and Vascular Foundation on March 16, 2018. (Pictured are Mary Myers, Jean Oliver, Don Jenkins and Debbie Campbell)

ALVA Auxiliary #871 presented a grant for $4,500 to INOVA Life with Cancer on March 26, 2018. (Pictured are Darah Curran, Jean Oliver, Don Jenkins and Amy Richards)

ALVA Aerie #871 presented a $3,000 grant to the Parkinson Foundation on March 26, 2018. (Pictured Don Jenkins, Worthy Inside Guard, Andrea Shultz, Director for the Parkinson Foundation, Dee Dee Hodge, Worthy Aerie Secretary)


Alert #1:

The Grand Aerie is promoting another contest in which all aeries and auxiliaries can earn $$$ for paying your dues early and here is how it goes:

Every Eagle whose membership is paid through 2018-2019 by March 26, 2018, will be entered for one of Ten prizes to be awarded by the Grand Aerie Membership Department. Five Aerie and Five Auxiliary winners will be selected on April 1, and announced on

HEADS UP: The Grand Aerie will no longer allow a 3 month grace period as in the past.  Your dues are due 05/31/2018. If they are not paid by 07/01/2018 you will be dropped from our membership. To get reinstated after that, you will be required to go thru the re-enrollment process and  forfeit all accumulated years as an Eagle.

Please don’t shoot the messenger!

Alert #2:

Dues remain at $60.00 for now. You can pay in cash or by check.  Make checks payable to FOE 871. You may also leave it with the bartender on duty or mail it to:

  • FOE 871
    P.O. Box 491
    Alexandria, VA  22313
  • FOE 871
    1015 Cameron Street
    Alexandria, VA  22314

Dee Dee Hodge
Worthy Secretary

NOTICE: FOE Membership Re-Enrollment

If you or someone you know let your dues expire….no worries.  You can re-enroll and here’s how:

  • Fill out a new application and remit $30 for the re-enrollment fee.
  • See Dave McDermott regarding an interview (they are always the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:15).
  • Be voted back into membership. No initiation necessary.
  • The Worthy Secretary will notify you of the prorated dues amount and once that is received, send you a new membership card.

It’s as easy as that!