About the Aerie
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
The F.O.E. was founded in February, 1898 by six theater 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.
Virginia State Aerie representation began in 1911. The Virginia State Auxiliary was instituted in 1977. The Grand Aerie of Virginia is part of the Mid Atlantic Region.
F.O.E. #4506 Aerie was established in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in March of 2007, chartered by the Grand Aerie of Virginia. F.O.E. #4506 also includes an Auxiliary and an Eagles Riders Club.
Fraternal Order of Eagles #4506 Worthy President Ed Snyder and Worthy Vice President Pete Savage present a $3,000 donation to Kathleen Morgan and K.E. Morgan for Dare County Special Olympics on August 5, 2020. This donation was a matching grant from the local Outer Banks FOE #4506 and the Virginia State FOE Aerie.
New Aerie Building
The Eagles FOE #4506 Aerie club opened at its new location on March 15, 2018. Originally located in Kill Devil Hills in a leased space, FOE #4506 purchased its own building, located at 2706 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC on November 1, 2017. A Building Transition Committee was established to ensure that the club experienced a smooth migration to its new location. After much hard work and hundreds of volunteer hours, the club opened its doors with a very successful first weekend!
View the slideshow below for a look at our new home!
Aerie Officers pictured left to right: Worthy Trustee Mike Watkins, Past Worthy Inside Guard Bryant Denny, Worthy Secretary Susan Powers, Worthy Conductor John Sanborn, Worthy Vice President Pete Savage, Worthy President Ed Snyder, Worthy Trustee Butch Schott, Worthy Trustee Melanie Boxter, Past Worthy Trustee Sharon Wimsatt, Worthy Trustee and Worthy Junior Past President Al Dugita.
Not pictured - Worthy Chaplain Bill Hedspeth, Worthy Treasurer Leslie McVay, Worthy Inside Guard Keith Weems, Worthy Trustee Greg Hathaway.
Aerie Officers for 2020-2021
Worthy President Ed Snyder
Worthy Vice President Pete Savage
Worthy Junior Past President Al Dugita
Worthy Secretary Susan Powers
Worthy Treasurer Leslie McVay
Worthy Chaplain Bill Hedspeth
Worthy Conductor John Sanborn
Worthy Inside Guard Keith Weems
Worthy Trustees for 2020-2021