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DAFFODIL NEWS Puyallup, WA Aerie #2308

Volume 60, No. 5

May, 2011 It’s Anniversary Month

Help us celebrate 73 years as Eagles Come help us celebrate our 73rd Anniversary of existence in Eagledom. Wednesday, May 18 will be our anniversary dinner and meeting with a special anniversary initiation. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and will feature chicken fried steak with the trimmings. Our special guests will be State Worthy President Bill Stotko from Everett Aerie #13 Thursday night, May 19, will be our annual “Old Timer’s Night.” Any Aerie member with 20 years or more of continuous service will receive an invitation to the dinner. If you do not receive an invitation by May 10 and feel you are qualified for one, please call the Aerie Secretary’s office so we can determine if you are eligible. Grand Worthy President Mike Lagervall and State President Bill Stotko will be in attendance. Dinner that night will be mean loaf with all of the trimmings served by Daffodil Auxiliary. Happy hour will be at 6 with dinner at 7 p.m. Be sure and bring your invitation to dinner and sign in so we know who will receive their service pins that night. This is always a fun night where we get to see people we may only see once a year. Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how much food to fix. Call (253) 8455021, option 3. — Leonard Blakely, Aerie Secretary

Another 2308 Duffer gets his hole-in-one!! On “lucky April 13,” Ron Griffin of the Daffodil Duffers Golf Club shot a hole-in-one at the Tahoma Valley Golf Course on hole #6A. The distance was 155 yards. Ron was using a 22 degree hybrid club! Congratulations, Ron.

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From Your Madam President

Flying Pigs will be landing soon It doesn’t seem possible that my year is almost over. The “Flying Pigs” are getting tired and seem to want to come in for a landing. They are not quite done yet, so I told them to hold on a little bit longer!! We had an awesome past two months with new Sisters being initiated. We had 35 in March and 40 in April. It is great to see so many new faces. Thanks to Loni Andrews, my Membership Chairman for all of her hard work. I do believe we have made quota for the year. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible. In April, the District #7 Meeting was held in Wilkeson. There were 13 Auxiliary Sisters who attended. Thanks to all of you for coming. We tied Auburn for the “Trophy Snowman,” so we got to take it home!! He enjoyed the ride home in the van! A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped fill the Easter eggs. It was a great turnout and it took no time at all. I am sure all the kids enjoyed getting lots of eggs full of candy. Thanks to Lori Downhour for all she has done this year with all the kid programs. She has done an outstanding job! I would like to give a huge thank you to Loni Andrews and Ellen Blakely for hosting the 20+ year membership luncheon. It was a huge success and the food was wonderful. It was so nice to see a lot of the older members. You both did such a great job! Remember — we are “People Helping People.” There is no better gratification!! — Penny Fielder, Madam President “A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.”

Happy Anniversary, Aerie!

From your Aerie Trustees

After a difficult year, things are looking up Brothers and Sisters: “younger” membership. Spring is here and our term of office as your • The Aerie has had much success with bringing in Trustees is soon coming to an end. It has been a privi- the band “Sunny’s Forecast.” While this band which lege to serve the club and we wanted to offer a big plays modern music costs much more than our reguthank you to all of those who have supported us. It lar bands ($1,200 per night), the amount of profit is was a difficult time this past fall when the Grand well worth it. On November 20, the Aerie generated Aerie came in, removed all the current Trustees and more than $6,000 in sales. January 29 brought in suspended our Charter. Other than Buck Mann, the $5,387 and February 26 closed at $4,987. To comother four of us Trustees never really intended to run pare, a typical band will cost between $350 to $500 for this position or had even thought of it — until the per night. On a very busy night, the total sales avermeeting in early October when each of us was age between $2,000 and $2,500. approached by the Aerie State Agent and asked to The Aerie is doing its best to keep costs down and serve for the remainder of the year. not pass it on to you. This is why you have not seen In a short amount of time, we learned that we had a any increases. While the goal is to keep costs down fairly large job ahead and a few big items needed to for our membership, our members need to remember be completed in a timely manner. First, our goal was that we are running a business. When gas and food to have the Charter reinstated. To do this we needed prices go up for you at home, they also go up for the the Trustees’ duties and auditor’s duties brought up to Aerie. Surcharges for gas are added to all our deliverdate. Methodically, we worked on our Trustee reports ies, and the cost of food we order is going up. This is and the Aerie hired an auditor who was able to get us why you have members like Bob Ainsworth driving back current again, which resulted in our Charter out to Cash n’ Carry and the bakery weekly to purbeing returned in January. chase things we need. This is why Jerry Miller and Our second project was the bar floor. While we did Bob Ainsworth get creative with Saturday soup spehave a few other contractors come in for bids, we cials. They are using leftovers that would otherwise decided on using the contractor that the previous be thrown away and turning them into great meals. A group of Trustees planned on using. thank you is needed for the many volunteers like Lastly, we were able to work with the Auxiliary these two, of why prices haven’t been increased. and close the gap of differences within our club. Whether our time is spent at a meeting, enjoying Whether you love them or hate them men, the the social room or washing dishes after a successful women’s Auxiliary is the backbone to this club. charity dinner, we members carry a sense of pride For the past several weeks, we have been knowing that our time is well spent. Our members are approached with gossip and rumors. Continually, truly a family of Brothers and Sisters who work hard every year gossip and negativity coming from the to better our community and world. In times of joy club room needs to be addressed. So here are the and in times of sorrow, your Eagle family is always facts: there for you. It would be even better if during the • The cover charge at the door began in March, times of prosper and business, our Eagle family was 2010. This was done because band prices increased not backstabbing and speaking ill of one another. 33 per cent. For more than 100 years the FOE has continually • Alcohol/drink prices were last raised in July of worked to make the world a better place to live. We 2009. This was done because the state increased alcospeak with pride of our accomplishments and look hol prices by 8.8 per cent. forward to assisting those who cannot assist them• Food/kitchen prices were last raised in August of selves. All of our members are united to preserve lib2009. This was done after the kitchen was reopened erty, insist on truth, demand justice and promote and to combat higher food prices. equality. We do things for home, for country and for • The Aerie has not had to cash in a CD since 2009. God. Each one of us should live by this creed and do • The Aerie has not increased the number of what is right for the club, not what is right for our employees. own personal agenda. If you do not agree with that, • The Aerie and Auxiliary have both increased then this club is not the right match for you. their memberships. — Your Board of Trustees • The Aerie and Auxiliary have both had a rise in a Daffodil Aerie #2308 -7-

Come See The New Location Of Our Stage And Relocation Of The Pool Table. You Can Play Anytime Now! -6-

Treat Mom! Enjoy a champagne breakfast Join us for our Mothers’ Day Champagne Breakfast!! What a great way to show mom you care by treating her to a champagne breakfast prepared and served by Daffodil’s own Aerie/Auxiliary Joint Past Presidents’ Club! This annual event is on Sunday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will feature tasty breakfast goodies served “buffet style.” This will include some salads and fresh fruit, as well as the usual scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy, bacon, ham, sausage, ham, toast, juice, and coffee or tea for only $7 for adults and $4 for kids ages 7 and under. Champagne will be available for an additional cost.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS Come down and enjoy great food with your family! 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. We are looking forward to serving you on this very important day! — Robin Sheffer, President, Joint Past Presidents’ Club

Food Drive for the Nation and here, too, coming up!

Come on down and help install Kathy and Keith Hi Brothers and Sisters, It’s that time of year again. You know, when the flowers come out and we start thinking about the birds and the bees. Oh yes, and Installation of Aerie and Auxiliary Officers for 2011 and 2012 are coming up, too. The date for the Installation of Sister Kathy Crouchet and me is set for Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. We would like all of you to be here. I don’t know what is for dinner. Kathy is still working on the menu, but I am sure it will be good. Come on down and get acquainted with your new Aerie and Auxiliary Officers. — Your Incoming Worthy President, Keith Stubblefield

Youth Activities Fund sends out a big thanks What a day we had at our club on Sunday, April 17!! Four wonderful “family themed” baskets were donated, including two “Movie Night” baskets, complete with a movie, popcorn and candy. We also received an “Ice Cream Social” basket with all the fixings for sundaes — including the scoop (minus the ice cream!); and a kid’s activity basket complete with color and puzzle books, sport balls and other fun items. We made $275 on the raffle, plus another $75 in donations — plus the proceeds from the awesome burgers! This money will go to the Washington State Junior Eagles for their convention in June. These youngsters are our future Eagles!! We are proud to help provide funds to help them succeed! Karaoke with Matt was a lot of fun! (Who knew we had some pretty good singers within our club?) — Robin Sheffer, Auxiliary Youth Activities Chairman

Brothers and Sisters: I am writing once again to inform you about the upcoming food drive put on by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S.Postal Service. During the week of May 9-14, you will once again notice cards and bags placed in your mail boxes. This food drive has been happening for many years and continues to help stock locally-run food banks in communities throughout the nation. Last year this food drive raised more 50,000 pounds of food here in Puyallup. With the unemployment rate still at all time highs, many families are having a tough time, and Retired Eagles Activities Club many food banks are being depleted at a record pace. We all can agree that here at the Eagles, we are about helping. With this in mind, I hope that we can all fill our bags on May 14 and place them at the mail Sunshine!! What a concept! We’ve had so much box with non-perishable goods and help our local rain, wind and other crummy weather, a little sunshine food banks to continue to help those in need within would be appreciated. We hope to have some picnics our community. this summer and other fun as prescribed by our memI thank you all for your consideration and help. bers. Be thinking of what you’d like to do and come to — Jonas White, our meeting to plan with us. See you soon! — Joyce Louderback, Reporter Junior Past Worthy President -5-

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

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

Tuesday Night Special 4:30 - 7 pm Bingo 7 pm Members Only Poker 2 - 6 pm RV Meeting 7 pm

Hor'douerves 4:30 pm - ? Trustees Meeting 6 pm Aerie Meeting 7:30 pm Voting For Aerie Officers 4 - 7:30 pm

Eddie's Pasta 4:45 - 6:45 pm Cribbage 6:30 pm Members Only Poker 2 - 6 pm

Dining 5-9 pm Salmon or Russian Pork Loin Dance to Funaddicts 8 to Midnight

Soup & Sand 11 am to 2 pm

Mexican Fiesta Silent Auction Donkey Races Fun All Day! 3-6 pm

Golf Meeting 6:30 pm

Jackpot Draw 5 pm

1 Mothers' Day Champagne Brunch 8-11:30 Mothers' Day Program 11:30

2 Monday Night Special Dining 4:30 To 7:00 pm

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



Breakfast SOS, Biscuits, Gravy, Hashbrowns or French Toast, Bacon, Ham, Juice, Coffee.

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

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

Texas Hold'em Sign In 11 am Play At 1 pm

Past Presidents Meeting 7 pm

Bingo 7 pm


Installation Of New Offficers 2 pm Dinner To Follow

Trustees Meeting 6 pm

Members Only Poker 2 - 6 pm


Breakfast 7:30-10:30 Omelets, spuds, Toast, Juice, Coffee.

Hor'douerves 4:30 pm

Bingo 7 pm

Jackpot Drawing 5 pm

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Members Only Poker 2 - 6 pm

16 Monday Night Special Dining 4:30 To 7:00 pm

11 Hor'douerves 4:30 pm - ? Trustees Meeting 6 pm Aerie 73rd Anniversary Cocktails 5 pm Dinner 6 pm Aerie Meeting 7:30 pm Initiation

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

18 Hor'douerves 4:30 pm Trustees Meeting 6 pm

Bingo 7 pm Members Only Poker 2 - 6 pm

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12 Old Timers Dinner Cocktails 6 pm Dinner 7 pm Invitation Only 20+ Year Members Only. Cribbage 6:30 pm Members Only Poker 2 - 6 pm

19 Hamburgers 4:30 - 7:00 pm Auxiliary Meeting 7:30 pm Auxiliary Members Potluck 6 pm (Upstairs) Members Only Poker 2 - 6 pm


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Daffodil Roamers News

New officers take the reins of our RV club! The April meeting of the Daffodil Roamers RV club was called to order by President Jay Robinson with several guests in attendance and a few returning snowbirds back from down south. New members, Judy and Hal Dufilko and Bob LaFontaine, joined the group and were given a warm welcome. April was election month and we are thankful to those who have stepped forward to make sure that we have officers for the group. We re-elected Jay Robinson as President, Mike Mozzone as Vice-President, and Anne Johnson as Treasurer. The hardest job in our group is our Wagon Master and we are pleased to have elected Ray Newby to fill this position. Ray will work with Bill Bell, our current Wagon Master, to schedule the future RV Outing Calendar for 2012. Of course, we have a lot of outings yet for this current year as Bill has worked very hard to add a lot of new places for us to travel to in our RV’s through the month of October. In May we will be traveling to

Winthrop in eastern Washington for the 49’er Festival and fishing at Pearrygin Lake. In June we will head south to Woodland along the Columbia River. Our Mission Statement of the Daffodil Roamers RV Club is: “We are a group of Eagles Members who get together to camp and have fun in our RV’s. We take care of our own and others.” This month we made a donation to the Eagle Valley Campground. This campground, located on more than 40 acres near Cle Elum, has more than 100 campsites and is owned by the Washington State FOE. It is open for camping from May 1 to September 30 and is waiting for all Eagles to enjoy it with their families. Check out for more information. The Daffodil Roamers meet upstairs on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Check us out if you like camping in your RV. — Lillian McGinnis, Daffodil Roamers Past President

Texas Hold’em

Thanks, volunteers, for our great games We had a great turnout of 123 players for our Texas Hold’em game on Sunday, April 10. Their were a couple bumps in the road, but with everyone’s help we managed to get through. Remember people that we are all volunteers and are here for you players to have a nice place to have a Texas Hold’em game and hopefully have fun at the same time. If you’d like

Help fight cancer and get free gas!! Stayed tuned, but I am hoping to have a raffle for three $50 gas cards on Saturday, May 14. Who couldn’t use a tank full of gas for a donation to the Auxiliary Cancer Fund? It will be a win-win situation for us all. As of this writing, I am waiting for approval from the Aerie Trustees, so watch for further advertisements yet to come once the cards are approved. — Shireen Ainsworth, Auxiliary Cancer Chairman

to join our team, please let us know. The Winners for April were: First, Eric Hansen; second, Dawn Johnson; third, Greg Oster; fourth, Dave Peterson; fifth, Joey Fleck; sixth, Dave Rice; seventh, Ted Staab; eighth, Jeff Wilfong; and ninth, Terry Birch. Winners for March 20 game were: First, Josh Greene; second, Eric Boisevert; third, John Gallagher; fourth, Jeff Reed; fifth, Clarence Ausbon; sixth, Steve Tillotson; seventh, Butch Merrion; eighth, Brian Mead; and ninth, Vicki Fry. Congratulations to all of you! Our hearts go out to the Dave Calhoun family following the loss of a wife, mother and aunt. Welcome to Tammy for joining the “Volunteer Team.” Thanks also to Barbara and, of course, thanks to all the regular volunteers. Last but not least, thanks to Heidi for making the yummy hot dogs. Our next game will be on Sunday, May 15. Happy Mothers’ Day to all you dear mothers. — Bob Reynolds, Texas Hold’em Chairman (253) 535-6706 or (253) 230-2308

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Spring Fling Tourney slated for Wenatchee The calendar says its spring even if the weather doesn’t. Its time for the “Spring Fling Golf Tournament.” Again this year, the tournament will be at the Highlander Golf Club in Wenatchee. The 18-hole course is perched along the eastern cliff of the Columbia River. With a course rating of 74.3 and a slope of 126 plus 40 mph wind, its

proven you can take a 12 on a par 3! The dates are Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 (May Day). Tee time for both days is 10 a.m. For a warm up round, Tournament Chairman Mike Stone has arranged for a 1 p.m. tee time on Friday afternoon, April 29 at the Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Club which is located in the hills overlooking Lake Chelan. Please contact Mike to reserve your spot or if you have any questions at (253) 848-1151.


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May 2011 Eagles Newsletter