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DAFFODIL NEWS Puyallup, WA Aerie #2308

Volume 61, No. 4

April, 2012 Auxiliary fund-raisers

Have a lot of fun and support Cancer Fund Save these dates for two upcoming events, while you are supporting our community. • Thursday, April 19 — We will be putting on our annual Polynesian Dinner, with the proceeds to go into the Auxiliary Cancer Fund. Don’t miss this great dinner. Wear your Hawaiian gear and pretend you’re on vacation in paradise!! • Saturday, April 28 — Come down on this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., have soup and a sandwich, and shop! We will be having a “Miche Bag” party, a “Scentsy” party and possibly a jewelry party, as well! We had something like it last year and it was very successful! If you don’t have a Miche bag, you’re missing out! Come check it out with the latest in spring covers for your purse. Scentsy has so many great smelling scents for the burners, which don’t take candles!! Come on down, and make it a great time. A percentage of these sales will go to our Auxiliary Cancer Fund. We raised more than $5,000 last year, so let’s show that we can beat that number!! Our Auxiliary came in second in the nation. I think we can take first this year! All money stays in Puyallup!! — Shireen Ainsworth, Auxiliary Cancer Chairman

‘Hall of Fame’ looking for new nominations!! The Aerie Hall of Fame Committee is asking for nominations to our Hall of Fame. We will accept nominations until Wednesday, April 18 so a selection can be made that will be revealed at our Old Timer’s Dinner in May. Applications are available at the Secretary’s office. We can have as many as four names selected each year. Fill out your nomination and drop it in the mail slot at the Secretary’s office. Thanks.

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Join us for our Easter Champagne Breakfast What a great way to spend Easter Morning! Bring your family to a champagne breakfast prepared and served by Daffodil’s own Aerie/Auxiliary Joint Past Presidents’ Club! This annual event is on Sunday April 8 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. It will feature tasty breakfast goodies served buffet style. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, as well as the usual scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy, bacon, ham, sausage, ham, toast, juice, and coffee or tea for only $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 5-12. Kids 4 and under eat free! Champagne will be available for an additional cost.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS Reservations will be accepted for parties of six or more. We will need your name, phone number, number of people in your party, and the time you will be here. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes. There also will be an Easter Basket raffle! — Gerri Cowling and Robin Sheffer, Co-Chairpersons, Joint Past Presidents’ Club

2012 Ken Wilson Benefit Dance was a big success A big thanks to all who participated in the Ken Wilson Benefit Dance. Everyone had a good time. We would especially like to thank the Puyallup Eagles and staff for all of their help in assisting us with our efforts. Thanks to “The Great Pretenders” who do what they do best by putting on a show that some say was the best the club has ever seen. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped support our cause. Without all of you, none of this would have been possible. We cannot thank you enough for your continued support. — Sincerely, The Ken Wilson Family

April news from Your Madam President

It’s taxing, with sunshine, bunnies & blooms As I write this newsletter, I can say I am looking forward to the warmth of the spring sunshine, the flowers blooming, and the children running around hunting for that special gift basket of treats that Easter may bring. Oh, and of course, don’t forget that taxing time of the year we all contemplate. Will I owe or will I have some cash coming back. Let’s all hope for the latter. March was filled with a number of activities such as the District #7 Meeting in our Aerie. The Sisters had 57 Auxiliary members from around the District and the Aerie had 44 Aerie members who attended. Thanks much to all who brought first-time attendees and thanks to all who assisted with the hosting of this meeting. The breakfast was great. My thanks to all who worked the breakfast. The next District #7 Meeting will be held in Wilkeson on Sunday, April 15. All members are welcome to attend. Congrats to Shireen Ainsworth. She was appointed as “Eaglet of the Year.” Thanks to Shireen and all her helpers for doing a great job on the wine tasting event for the Auxiliary Cancer Fund. This was a fun and successful event. I’m sure all of you noticed the Shamrocks hanging around the Aerie. What fun we have raising money for our charities. Look for the eggs to be hanging around in April. We had a great turn out for the oyster and ham dinner that was put on by the Past Presidents for Camp Panther. Many of you helped out and many supported this fun event. What a great job the Ballard Youth did serving and entertaining. As I write this newsletter, a number of events have not even occurred. I appreciate that the fund-raising continues and the hard work of many who chair our committees. Your support our efforts does not go unnoticed. Many work very hard and I thank you all. We are truly “People Helping People.” Take a look at the calendar for this month: • April 7 — Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. • April 8 — Easter Buffet, 8 a.m. to noon. • April 15 — District Meeting, Wilkeson, 10 a.m.

DAFFODIL NEWS Published monthly by the Puyallup, Washington

Daffodil Aerie #2308 Fraternal Order of Eagles in the interest of Eagledom, for and about the Eagles in the Daffodil Aerie. P.O. Box 1358, 202 5th NW, Puyallup, WA 98371 E-Mail:

• April 19 - Polynesian Dinner to Support Cancer • April 21 — Work Party — Outside clean-up, 8 am Please continue to bring your spare change or dollars down to the “potty” on the dance floor for Pope’s Kids. This money all goes to help care for kids with special needs. During the past month the Auxiliary initiated five new Sisters. Welcome all, and please come to our meetings and get involved. Our meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. See you here. — Love & Luck, Kathy Crouchet. Madam President

No matter the weather, we still have lots of fun Well it’s still winter and the weather can’t make up it’s mind to either rain, snow or sunshine. But the Daffodil Roamers don’t care what the day brings other than allowing all of us to get together for another wonderful gathering. On March 15-18, we were in the Shelton area on Harstene Island. This is such a beautiful location with it’s view of Mt Rainier and the surrounding waters and islands. We cooked up a pot of seafood stew and oysters on the barbie. We were hoping the sun would be shining while we all gathered around a nice warm fire pit enjoying each others company. Of course, we have our potlucks and in the evening some of us like to sit and play card or board games. There is always opportunities to take leisure walks on the beach. In April we will head to Rest Awhile Resort in Hoodsport. In May we travel to Winthrop for Packer’s Days and fishing at Pearrygin State Park. Keep us in mind on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. for our next meeting, upstairs above the restaurant area. We will be having our elections that evening for new officers. We’ll be looking for you. — Sincerely, Sheron Mozzone Secretary, Daffodil Roamers RV Club

Thanks for your Cancer Fund support in March! Thank you everyone for donating and getting your Shamrock for Cancer! The club room looked pretty festive with all the green Shamrocks hanging! Look for me soon to be selling some Easter Eggs for the Auxiliary Cancer Fund. Get your bunny on!! — Shireen Ainsworth, Auxiliary Cancer Fund -2-

Aux. Funeral Chairmen Loni Andrews (253) 230-8883 Auxiliary Sick Chairman Mary Jane Pagel (253) 847-3083


Auxiliary Info: Box 83, Puyallup, WA 98371

(253) 770-9025

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Box 1358, Puyallup, WA 98371

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Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 am Hotcakes, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Juice, Coffee. Jackpot Drawing 5 pm

Monday Night Dining 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday Night Special Dining 4:30 - 7:30 pm RV Meeting 7 pm Bingo 7 pm Members Only Poker 2 pm

Aerie Trustees Meeting 6 pm

Eddie's Spaghetti 4:45 - 6:45 pm

Dining 5 - 8:30 pm Fresh Salmon or Chicken Fried Steak

Kids Easter Egg Hunt 11 am Soup & Sand 11 am to 1 pm Dining 5-8 pm Steak & Prawns Dance To Reckless 8 to Midnight

1 Easter Champagne Brunch Buffet Style $8 Adults $4 Ages 5-12 4 & Under Free Club Closed After 11 am 8

Golfers Meetng 6:30 pm


Tuesday Night Special Dining 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Jackpot Drawing 6 pm

Bingo 7 pm


Aerie Trustees Meeting 6 pm

Texas Hold'em Play At Noon.

Past Presidents Meeting 7:00 pm

10 Tuesday Night Special Dining 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Members Only Poker 2 -6 pm

Dance To Waylaid 8 to Midnight 6


Food 4:30-7 pm Dining Auxiliary 5 8:30 pm Meeting Fresh Salmon or Initiation Meat Loaf 7:30 pm 2nd Reading Of Dance To By-Law Changes North of Fifty Cribbage 6:30 pm 8 to Midnight Members Only Poker 2 pm


Soup & Sand 11 am to 1 pm Dining 5 - 8 pm Baskets Only Dance To Sunny's 4 Cast 8 to Midnight





Bob & Shireen's Dining Hawaiian 5 - 8:30 pm Delight Fresh Salmon or Aerie Meeting 4:30 - 7 pm Chef's Surprise 7:30 pm Profit for Cancer Dance To Nomination of Members Only Sapphire Officers for Poker 2-6 pm 8 to Midnight Cribbage 6:30 pm 2012 - 13

Spring Clean-Up Outside 8 am Soup & Sand 11 am to 1 pm Dining 5 - 8 pm Prime Rib Dance To Sapphire 8 to Midnight

Aerie Trustees Meeting 6 pm

Bingo 7 pm Members Only Poker 2 pm


Cribbage 6:30 pm


Members Only Poker 2 pm

Monday Night Special Dining 4:30 - 7:00 pm



Monday Night Dining 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 am SOS, Spuds, Biscuits, Gravy Or French Toast Bacon, Sausage Ham, Juice, Coffee

Jackpot Drawing 5 pm

Aerie Meeting 7:30 pm Initiation Voting On By-Laws Changes Nomination of Delegates to State Convention






Dining 5 - 8:30 pm Fresh Salmon or Cook's Choice

Soup & Sand 11 am to 1 pm Dining 5 - 8 pm Cook's Choice Dance To Black River Falls 8 to Midnight

Food 4:30 - 7 pm

Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 am Omelets, Spuds, Toast, Juice, Coffee

Monday Night Dining 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday Night Special Dining 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Aerie Trustees Meeting 6 pm

Bingo 7 pm Members Only Poker 2 pm

Jackpot Drawing 5 pm

Auxiliary Meeting 7:30 pm Voting On By-Law Changes Nomination of Officers for 2012 - 13 Cribbage 6:30 pm Members Only

Dance To Blackriver Falls 8 to Midnight

Poker 2 pm

22 Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 am Chicken Fried Steak, Toast, Juice, Coffee.

23 Monday Night Dining 4:30 - 7:00 pm



Bring Your Kids & Grandkids To Our Annual

Easter Egg Hunt!

Jackpot Drawing 5 pm 29


Saturday, April 7 - 11 AM 30

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Thanks for your help on ‘Pulling the Cork’ Thanks to all who helped to “Pull the Cork on Cancer!” I want to thank everyone, from those who bought tickets, to those who helped me, and to those who just wanted to donate. I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull this off in one piece as it was my biggest venture since becoming the Auxiliary Cancer chairman two years ago. . . but I think everyone who came out to the wine tasting event, had a really good time. I apologize to anyone who got a less-than-perfect cancer ribbon on their wine glass, as it was my very first attempt at glass etching. The first batch didn’t

turn out as nice as those I did later on. I learned a bit from my mistakes! I did 122 glasses, so I got a little better as I went along. Thanks to all who donated for our door prizes. Here’s a big shout-out to the table of cancer survivors who showed up and to those who have benefited from our donations to “Partners Oncology!” It makes it all so worthwhile. It gave me goose bumps just hearing their stories! Thanks again to you all!! “People Helping People” is the name of the game!! — Shireen Ainsworth, Auxiliary Cancer Chairman

Final reading, voting set on House Rule, By-law changes

Texas Hold’em

The third and final reading and voting on proposed By-Laws and House Rules changes will be held at our regular Aerie meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. — Your Aerie By-Laws Committee

This and that. . .

Luck of the Irish for nine of our winners!!! The luck of the Irish was still working for nine players who won some of the green stuff on Sunday, March 18.. They were: First, James Roberts; second, Steve James; third, Marv Fleck; fourth, Carl Kennard; fifth, Rory Knox; sixth, Corey Gile; seventh, Montana Saunders; eighth, Paul Thomas, Jr.; and ninth, Ken Heap. Congratulations to all of you. The early start time seems to be working for players and makes more seats available for the 5 p.m. jackpot drawing. We didn’t hear any complaints and received lots of compliments about the game. Our volunteers do a great job and enjoy helping and visiting with the players. Thanks to Susan for helping with signing in non-members. We hope Kathy Buse feels better as she was missed. The next game is on sunday, April 15, which is on the third week again because of Easter. C.U. Thank you. — Bob Reynolds, Chairman, (253) 535-6706

NOMINATIONS FOR 2012-13 AERIE OFFICERS Nomination for next year’s Aerie officers will be held at the Wednesday, April 18 meeting. Any member in good standing who would be interested in being an Aerie officer should attend this meeting. If you are unable to be present for nomination to an office, you must file with the Secretary your written consent on a formal, dated and signed letter prior to the meeting. WASHINGTON STATE AERIE ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION Delegates to the 107th Annual State Eagles Convention being held in Yakima Wednesday through Saturday, June 13-16, will be selected on Wednesday, April 4. If you are interested in attending, you must be in attendance and be nominated. INITIATION Wow this year is blowing by quickly. I can hardly Initiation dates for the months of April and May believe it. have been changed to the first meeting of each of On Saturday, April 21, we are having a spring those months. Initiation will be on April 4 and May 2. clean up outside to make our Aerie look beautiful. OLD TIMERS NIGHT Please feel free to contact me if you can help. This year’s Old Timers Night will be held on Between April 1 and 15, please bring a new Thursday, May 17. More information on this event unwrapped toy or food to the “Mouse House” out will be sent out in late April. front, so we can help out our local food bank once ANNIVERSARY MEETING This year’s anniversary meeting will take place on again. Thanks again to all our volunteers. As always, you Wednesday, May 16. More information on this event rock!! will be sent out in late April. — Loni Andrews, Club Manager -5-

Stop by and help us with annual spring cleaning!!

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Duffers take to the tees at Dungeness! The Daffodil Duffers had another Fun Winter Golf Tournament at the Dungeness Golf Course in Sequim. Thirty-six brave souls attended the 39th annual tournament. Here’s the winners for each day. FRIDAY • First Division. First Place Team — Ron Johnson, Larry Schneider, Don Wakin and Phil Matison. • Second Division. First Place Team — Don Hughes, Jeff Marlow, Jerry Hopkins and Gene (Mr. Chicken Legs) Kary. SATURDAY • First Division. First Place Team — Mike Suski, John Parker, Larry Schneider and Rick Carlson. • Second Division. First Place Team — John Pfaff, Jim Collyer, Paul Eckhardt and Scott Hatt.

SUNDAY Game: 3-ball foursomes with each team having an A, B, C or D handicap player. • First Place — Ron Griffin, Bob Farnam, Don Hughes and Denny Wakin. • Second Place — Ken Alvestad, Gene Kary, Phil Matison and Ron Griffin. • Third Place — Roy Miller, John Parker, Paul Eckhardt and John Pfaff. • Fourth Place — Russ Helmka, Jerry Reed, Don Proctor and Larry Schneider. • Fifth Place — Mike Stone, Bill Bostwick, Jr., Scott Hatt and Rick Carlson. Our next tournament will be the “Spring Fling.” All the details will be coming next month. “If I hit it right, it’s a slice. If I hit it left, it’s a hook. If I hit it straight, it’s a miracle.” — Milo

Let’s hear from all of you BBQ grillers Pope’s Kids thank you!

Thanks to everyone for supporting the corned beef The Aerie BBQ Cook-Off competition is scheduled and cabbage dinner in March. All net proceeds were for Sunday, August 26. We need help putting this function on. We also will appreciate anyone with a given to help Pope’s Kids, along with any donations team to sign-up so your BBQ Committee will be able collected. This charity is our State Aerie President’s to get input to make this year’s event as successful as charity for the year, so we were able to do our part to help these children. Even though the dinner was held those in the past. If anyone is interested in helping, please contact our on a week-day night, the turnout was great. Daffodil Club Manager Loni Andrews or Bob Ainsworth or Aerie #2308 really is all about “People Helping PeoTom (Bubba) Skiles and leave us your name. Just ple” and we appreciate all the things our members do address anything you have to the manager’s office in for all of our charities. Also thanks to all of the voluncare of the BBQ Committee. teers for making the function a success. We’re looking at a $50 entry fee again this year. — Your Aerie Pope’s Kids Chairman -6-

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