Who we are
The F.O.E. was founded in February, 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician’s strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to “bury the hatchet” and form “The Order of Good Things.” As numbers grew, members selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to “The Fraternal Order of Eagles.” The women’s auxiliary traces its roots to 1927. The Fraternal Order of Eagles includes nearly 800,000 members and more than 1,500 locations across the United States and Canada. Stop by one of our locations and see why we’re known as People Helping People.
Since World War II, the Eagles have offered protection for the families of members through our Memorial Foundation. If a member dies while performing their job or serving their country, his/her children are eligible to receive educational grants, medical benefits, dental benefits and more.
The F.O.E. donates more than $10 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, the F.O.E. gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form of grants. Fundraisers are conducted for eight major charities, including kidney, heart, diabetes, cancer and spinal cord injury funds, a children’s fund, memorial foundation and the Golden Eagle Fund.
Find an Aerie near you
As a member, you have access to more than 1,500 Aeries across the United States and Canada. Aeries can offer a wide array of amenities including discounted food and drinks, billiards, darts, dancing, karaoke, card games and make a perfect venue to gather for sporting events, banquets and parties!
Eagle Village is a vibrant living community located in beautiful Bradenton, Fla. Located just minutes from the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, this 26-acre complex features 85 single-bedroom units, a library, recreation center, pool, gym, shuffleboard, and a three-acre lake.
Become a member today.
Information and News
- State Officer PicturesHere are the State Aerie and Auxiliary Officer pictures for 2021-2022.
- 2022 Hotel InformationHere is the preliminary information regarding hotels for the 2022 State Convention. As soon as rates are available, we will update this post.
- 2021 State Convention Itinerary**Updated** The itinerary for the 2021 Minnesota State Convention is available. For more information, please visit our website.
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2022 State Convention in Owatonna