FOE 871 News


2020/2021 VA State Conference Schedules

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Virginia State Convention, June 21-22, 2019

Don Jenkins received Meritorious Award (6/22/19)

Rich Brune was inducted into Virginia State Hall of Fame  (6/22/19)


Drag Queen and King Contest held in Frederickburg Aerie #4123, November 17, 2018

Presentation of a check to INOVA from ALVA Aerie #871 on November 17, 2018.

(Pictured above left to right: Donnie Pearl (a.k.a. Don Jenkins
and State Worthy President Tom Whittaker)

(Pictured above in the middle Donnie Pearl (a.k.a. Don Jenkins) 

(Pictured above left to right: Rock Ruark, Rich Brune, Don Jenkins
and State Worthy President Tom Whittaker)

(Pictured above left to right: State Worthy President and
State Madame Worthy President Diane Willis


INOVA Heart and Vascular Foundation

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)

INOVA Life with Cancer

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)

Parkinson Foundation

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)

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN)

Worthy Vice President Dave McDermott presents check to representative of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) charity, May 2017.

Check Us Out !

ALVA Aerie 871 is featured prominently in the March 2017 issue of the Fraternal Order of Eagles’ national newsletter, Soar! Look for a big picture of our Scottish Walk presence on page 3. Look for it here.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month, April 2017

April was Parkinson’s Awareness Month. ALVA Aerie #871 Fraternal Order of Eagles proudly presented a check for $3,000 to Andrea Shultz, Advancement Coordinator for The Parkinson’s Foundation, National Capital Area. (Pictured below are: Mary Wantrobski, Rich Brune, Andrea Shultz, Don Jenkins, Kim Lamb, and Paul Edson.)

 FOE 871 Veterans Day Dinner, November 11, 2016

Just a couple of photos:



Congratulations Don Jenkins ! ! !

Our very own Don Jenkins, AKA “the 50/50 guy”,  has been selected as the next Virginia Regional President. Don, we’re very proud of you.

The Eagles and Mothers’ Day in the Alexandria Gazette-Packet

In the May 5 edition of the Alexandria Packet-Gazette, there was a lovely article on the Fraternal Order of Eagles’ role in the creation of a national Mothers’ Day holiday, written by FOE 871 Auxiliary member Jeanne Theismann and featuring our Worthy Vice President, Dave McDermott. Click here to read the article.

22nd Annual Bubba Merker Heart Walk Photos

Thanks to all the volunteers and walk participants who showed up on April 17, 2016, to make this year’s walk another fun event.





Alexandria Mayor Silberberg Visits FOE 871

City of Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg visits FOE 871 for steak dinner on April 1, 2016. Mayor Silberberg was the invited guest of Dotti Mavromatis and Bob Martini. (Photo left to right: Bob Martini, Mayor Silberberg, FOE 871 President Allen Flanigan.)


31st Annual “Voice of Freedom” Golf Tournament

ALVA 871 Golf Team at the 18th Hole on Quantico Marine Corps Base. The tournament was hosted by the Dale City VFW on August 7, 2015, and the 18th Hole was sponsored by ALVA 871. (Photo left to right Grant Schneider, Jose Olivero, Rock Ruark and Mike Chevlin.)


Fairfax County Federation of Teachers 7th Annual Golf Tournament

ALVA Aerie 871 golf team 2nd place finishers at Fairfax County Federation of Teachers 7th Annual Golf Tournament at Bull Run Golf Club on June 25, 2015. (Photo left to right Rock Ruark, Brian Warfel, Allen Flanigan, Keith Fitzgerald.)


2015 Officer / Trustee Election Results

The following Officer was elected on May 6, 2015: Worthy President — Allen Flanigan. Installation of the new Officers and Trustees took take place at the Aerie Meeting on June 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Officer / Trustee Elections, May 6, 2015

The following is the results of the officer and trustee nominations on April 15, 2015: Worthy President position Allen Flanigan currently serving as Worthy Conductor, Mike Hahn currently serving as Worthy Vice President; Worthy Vice President Paul Edson; Worthy Chaplain Dave McDermott; Worthy Secretary Dee Dee Hodge; Worthy Treasurer Rich Brune; Worthy Conductor Vacant; Inside Guard Don Jenkins. Trustees Joe Hodge, Tracy Kidd, Lewis Simon, Jamie Ferguson and Beverly Bell. Election for Worthy President’s position took place on May 6.

2014 Crab Pick

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made this year’s Crab Pick a success.

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2014 Officer / Trustee Election Results

The following Officers and Trustees were elected on May 7, 2014: Vice President — Mike Hahn; Trustees — Don Harris, Joe Hodge, Tracy Kidd, Sean Martin and Lewis Simon. Installation of the new Officers and Trustees will take place at the Aerie Meeting on June 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Officer / Trustee Elections, May 7, 2014

The following Aerie 871 members were nominated at the April 16, 2014 Aerie Meeting: nominations for Vice President — Todd Goehler and Mike Hahn; nominations for Trustees — Marty Bufano, Don Harris, Josh Hillebrand, Joe Hodge, Tamara Goehler, Tracy Kidd, Sean Martin, Grant Schneider and Lewis Simon  (you may vote for 1 or 2 up to 5 for trustees as there are 9 people nominated); Officers nominated who were unopposed  — President – Rock Ruark, Chaplain – Paul Edson, Secretary – Dee Dee Hodge, Treasurer – Rich Brune, Conductor – Allen Flanigan, Inside Guard – Don Jenkins. Elections will take place on May 7, 2014.  Polls will open at noon and close at 6:45 pm. Good Luck All.

New Menu in the Rathskeller

We have a new menu in the Rathskeller effective April 2014.  Click here to check it out.

Liquor Lockers

The lockers are for members to store their liquor bottles instead of behind the bar area.  Locker rental is $20.00 per year and the rental costs will be used to offset the purchase cost.
Lockers are now available for rental to members on a first come basis.  The lockers are numbered and have a combination lock installed.  Members may rent a locker for their individual use or to share with another member.  If you choose not to rent a locker, you must take your liquor bottle with you when you leave the Rathskellar.
Please contact one of the Trustees if you wish to rent a locker.  We are accepting reservations now.

By-Laws Changes

The changes to our By-Laws have been approved by the Grand Aerie.  As of October 1st 2013, you will need to show your membership card to the bartender each and every time you enter the RathskellerNo card, no service.  A copy of the By-Laws will be posted on the bulletin board in the Rathskeller.