State Convention Update
It is getting close to time for our State Convention again. This year we are moving to a new hotel in Orlando, the Rosen Plaza. The Rosen Plaza hotel is extremely clean and well kept. It is a change, but there are lots of things to do within walking distance of the hotel. For example, right across the street from the hotel’s main entrance is Pointe Orlando with many restaurants and the hotel also has transportation to Universal Studios every day. For those who want to rent scooters while there, contact the concierge at 407-996-1758 to make arrangements to rent one. Room Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-627-8258.
I know there has been a change concerning the hospitality rooms, and this is mostly due to the changes in the liquor laws. Hotels do not want to provide a common area for this type of use any more without charging us to use their bartenders and their liquor which would be way too expensive. So we are going back to the way we used to do it by holding the hospitality rooms in 3 larger hotel rooms. They are actually junior suites. There is a cost of $99 + tax for each room that can be split between the districts hosting that day. The rooms are located on the second floor just around the corner from the 2nd floor balcony. The balcony is where you will be permitted to smoke. Let’s work together to make this year one of the best conventions we have had in a long time. Don’t listen to the rumors that have been going around. Come to convention and enjoy a 5 Star hotel that has made us very welcome and is looking forward to having the FOE there for the next three years.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone 561-329-4975.
Fraternally, John & Gloria Calhoun, Florida State Convention Co-Chairman
International Convention –Request for Donations for Hospitality Room
This year the FOE International Convention will be held at the Rosen Center in Orlando July 14-17, 2014. Florida is the host state this year, so we are planning on having the Florida hospitality room open for three or four days while the convention is taking place. That is why we are asking for your help. We need donations to cover the cost of the hospitality room during the convention. Please do a function or have your districts make a donation to help with the expenses. We want to make Florida as welcoming to our brothers and sisters from across the US and Canada as we can. Please send your donations to our Florida State Aerie Secretary and mark them for the International Convention Hospitality Room. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in advance, Gloria & John Calhoun, Convention Hospitality Room Co-Chairs
2014 Auxiliary Calendar Drawing Winners
Click HERE to get a list of all the winners in this years Calendar Drawing
March 7-9 - Grand Madam Presidents Florida Visitation Schedule
Friday, March 7th
Spaceport Auxiliary #3581 / 3510 South Street / Titusville, FL 32780 / (321)267-2430
Space Coast Auxiliary #3550 / 413 Clearlake Road / Cocoa, FL 32926 / (321)631-1631
Saturday, March 8th
Kissimmee Auxiliary #4048 / 15 West Darlington Avenue / Kissimmee, FL 34741 / (407)846-4990
Orlando Auxiliary #3496 / 1900 South Goldenrod Road / Orlando, FL 32822 / (407)273-5480
(will attend the State Presidents Roast)
Sunday, March 9th
Lockhart Auxiliary #3643 / 4720 Clarcona Ocoee Road / Orlando, FL 32810 / (407)291-6440
Palm Bay Auxiliary #4249 / 2570 Palm Bay Road NE / Palm Bay, FL 32905 / (321)951-3069
March 8 - State Presidents Roast
at Orlando Aerie #3496, 1900 S Goldenrod Road
Hotel Reservations: La Quinta Inn, 7160 North Frontage Road, Orlando 407-240-5000
RSVP: Don Westfall or Michelle McCarthy at Orlando #3496
NOTICE: Room Rate for President's Roast was posted incorrectly in the Newsletter. Rate at the La Quinta is $79 per night.
March 21-23 - State Dart Tournament
Hotel: La Quinta Inn at , 7500 US HWY 19 N, Pinellas Park Florida 33781, at Phone Number: 727-545-5611 - at this number they may say there are no Rooms. You need to call : 1-800-642-4239 and pick Option # 1 to get the Eagles Group Price of $71.00 with Tax $ 79.63. The La Quinta knows that we will be making reservations for the week end of the Dart Tournament.
March 23rd - Aerie 3581 Titusville Golf Tournament
The Aerie is having a golf tournament to support the Jimmy Durante Children's Charity Fund on March 23rd, Shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Cost is $40.00 per player and that includes a Steak Dinner afterwards at Spaceport Aerie 3581, 3510 South St. If you wish to invite your better half to meet you at the Aerie for dinner, their meal would be $12.00. Just let us know before hand. Steak Dinner includes: 12oz. Steak baked potato salad vegetable and dessert Scott Hermanson Secretary Spaceport Aerie 3581 Titusville.
March 29 - Florida State Picnic
Hotel: Pier ll Motel, 2200 Hwy 441 S.E., Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 (1 mile from Aerie)
Phone: 863-623-4704, Lounge/bar on premises
Free transportation to & from Aerie
Music by: Sax on the Beach
Self-contained motor homes can stay on premise for free.
Breakfast served on Sunday 8-12
For more info please call State Picnic Chairman Bill Huston at: 863-357-2009
April 25-27 - State Bowling Tournament, Kissimmee #4048
Entry Forms and Hotel Information. Click here
The Tournament will be played utilizing electronic bowling machines, and will also include singles, doubles and team events.
The cost per person will be as follows: $10 for each segment ($10 for singles, $10 for doubles, and $10 or team, making a total of $30 for all events). Prize fund will be dependant on the number of entries. Teams will consist of four persons.Eligibility will be Eagles in good standing, who have been members for a minimum of 60 days (as per state regulations).
May 10, 2014 - “A DAY AT THE OCEAN” 11th Annual Florida State Youth Rally
Where: MICHAEL CROTTY BICENTENNIAL PARK 1800 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond By The Sea, FL
When: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2014
The youth rally is for any child in the State of Florida that is sponsored by a member in good standing of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and can be accompanied by any adult after registration, member or non-member. We encourage all Aeries and Auxiliaries to attend with the children they sponsor if possible, but if not, please allow their chaperone to have a copy of their
registration form for check in. Admission, Rides, Lunch, Prizes, and Gifts are free to each child from the Florida State Youth Rally. All applicants must fill out the attached registration form.
The deadline for registration is open and additional registration is available during the day of the event. However, early registration would be helpful for food and beverage purposes and if possible, please notify us by April 11, 2014.
Your Chairpersons, Steve and Julie Silvestro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Information - Click HERE and HERE.
June 11-15, 2014 - 2014 Florida State Convention
Reservations: Rosen Plaza Hotel - Orlando, Florida
Rate is 99.00 per/night
Hospitality Rooms: I need to have your requests for those who want to have a hospitality room as soon as possible. We will have three rooms that are about 650 sq. ft. each. There is a kitchen/bar area that can be used to serve the drinks and the large conference table can be set up to handle the food. You can set one room up for food, one for drinks and one for socializing; this way the Districts and/or Aeries that are hosting rooms can work together to decide who is having the food and who is having the drinks. Each district or Aerie that wants to host a night will need to pay for the rooms at the $300 + tax rate for each night you host the room. The cost can be split between those who are hosting the hospitality rooms that day. The Hospitality Rooms will be assigned as the requests are received. Please e-mail me at email@example.com as soon as possible to put in your request. All requests must be sent in writing to the e-mail address listed above. The smoking area is located on the second floor just around the corner from the hospitality rooms on the second floor balcony patio area. If you have any questions about the rooms, please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to answer your questions. My cell # is 561-329-4975. Fraternally, John Calhoun, Aerie Convention Chairman
July 14-17, 2014 - 2014 FOE Grand Aerie International Convention
Reservations: Rosen Centre Hotel - Orlando, Florida
Rate is $105.00 per/night
Hospitality Room: The Grand Aerie International Convention will be held in Florida in 2014. Since we are the Host State for next year’s Convention, we are planning on opening our Hospitality Room at least 3 days during the Convention. At the 2013 Convention in Reno, we won the Best Hospitality Room. So naturally, we want to make the 2014 Hospitality room the best room again. That is why we are asking for your help! To do that, we need donations to cover the costs. Please do a function, hold a dinner, or something to help us raise money for the 2014 International Hospitality Room. Anything your Aerie, Auxiliary and District can do to help will be greatly appreciated. Please send your donations to the Florida State Aerie with a note in the memo specifying that the donation is for the International Convention Hospitality Room. Please send the donations to Jeff Patton, Florida Aerie Secretary. Fraternally, Gloria and John Calhoun, Hospitality Room Co-Chairmen
Sept 26-28, 2014 - Southeast Regional Conference - St. Marys Aerie #4379