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ALVA Aerie 871 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles was founded in Alexandria in 1904 and dedicated to our current home on Cameron Street in 1938. For over a century, ALVA Aerie has been integral to Alexandria's life, supporting local and national charities and providing a social and fraternal home for many Alexandria citizens.

We are still active and engaged! Our Rathskeller is the social center of our thriving fraternal community and our events, which include Friday night Dinners, first Sunday Breakfasts, and special occasions like our Annual Crab Pick, Picnic, and Chili Cookoff. Our events enjoy a diverse mix of families and individuals who come together to enjoy the excellent company of fellow Eagles.

Charitable activities thrive, as well. We support our National charities, such as the Max Baer Heart Fund, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, and the Jimmy Durante Fund for Children and Child Abuse. We also give closer to home, including many local charities and veteran's organizations, and emergency relief for victims of natural disasters and the families of injured police officers.

Please see the latest FOE 871 Newsletter for November 2023- January 2024. 

 Newsletter November23-January 2024-FINAL.pdf

Wings and Shrimp 2/23/2024 and more!


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
THIS FRIDAY
Do you have a craving for the best chicken wings and shrimp in Old Town?  Come to the Rathskeller this Friday, February 23, from 5:30-7:30for your choice of shrimp (spiced or fried), wings, corn and coleslaw.  Prices range from $10-$15 depending on order.  We only need seven members to help us set up, serve meals, and clean up.  Why not sign up with…
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30th Annual Heart Walk 4/21/2024


Eagle Brothers,

ALVA Aerie and Auxiliary #871 will be having their 30h Annual Heart Walk, honoring Bubba Merker. The date will be April 21, 2024. Bubba Merker was a past president of ALVA Aerie #871. He passed away at a young age of a massive heart attack. Since then we had held this walk to honor him.

As in the past, it is our hope that this one will be our most successful. The walkers leave the Aerie at 9am. The walk…

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Steak night on 2/16/2024 and more


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Enjoy a chicken salad sandwich and chips for $6.50 at the Rathskeller while they last.
 
And come back on Friday, February 16, from 5:30-7:30 for a delicious 14-ounce ribeye steak with tossed salad, baked potato, and sauteed onions and mushrooms for just $25.  Help us make this possible by donating one hour of your time to help set up, deliver meals. or clean up.  Last month our members donated…
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Soup and Salad Night 2/9/2024


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Join us at the Rathskeller this Friday from 5:30-7:30 for Soup and Salad Night. Choice of three different soups plus tossed salad for $10.
 
Board of Trustees
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FOE Golf Tourney April 2024


Brothers and Sisters,
 
If you want to participate in the golf tournament in April the correct email for Allen Flanigan who is the team contact person, is:
 
Allen.Flanigan@gmail.com.
 
Fraternally,
 
Dee Dee Hodge
Worthy Secretary
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Upcoming events in February 2024


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Congratulations to our winners in the 2024 Chili Cookoff.  Mickey Hansen took first place, followed by Larry Seyfried in second; and Bruce Baker in third.  Everyone enjoyed great chili provided by 14 competitors.  Thanks to Dean Heyl, John Pann, and Mary Rosado for serving as judges.  
 
More good food follows this weekend.
 
On Friday, February 2, our fabulous steak dinner…
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Ladies Auxiliary Dinners 3/8 & 3/29


Brothers and Sisters, 

We have two Ladies Auxiliary dinners coming up in March to post: 
  • Friday, March 8th, 2024 - St. Patrick's Day Dinner - Corn Beef & Cabbage 
    The dinner includes Corn Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, Potatoes, Carrots, Corn Muffins and Dessert.
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Chris Wunsch posted an event

Feb 23, 2024 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Tuesday
Chris Wunsch posted a blog post
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
THIS FRIDAY
Do you have a craving for the best chicken wings and shrimp in Old Town?  Come to the Rathskeller this Friday, February 23, from 5:30-7:30for your choice of shrimp (spiced or fried), wings, corn and…
Tuesday
Cynthia Breining Charland is now a member of foe871
Feb 16
Chris Wunsch posted a blog post
Brothers and Sisters,
 
We need four more members to help with Friday's steak dinner. Please sign up! We can't do it without you. VoluntEAGLES: Steak Night - February 16, 2024 (signupgenius.com)
  
The trustees appreciate everyone who has…
Feb 15
Chris Wunsch posted an event

Apr 21, 2024 from 9:00am to 9:00pm

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Feb 15
Chris Wunsch posted a blog post
Eagle Brothers,
ALVA Aerie and Auxiliary #871 will be having their 30h Annual Heart Walk, honoring Bubba Merker. The date will be April 21, 2024. Bubba Merker was a past president of ALVA Aerie #871. He passed away at a young age of a massive heart…
Feb 15
Chris Wunsch posted an event

Feb 16, 2024 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Feb 13
Chris Wunsch posted an event

Feb 12, 2024 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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Feb 11
Chris Wunsch posted a blog post
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Enjoy a chicken salad sandwich and chips for $6.50 at the Rathskeller while they last.
 
And come back on Friday, February 16, from 5:30-7:30 for a delicious 14-ounce ribeye steak with tossed salad, baked potato, and…
Feb 11
Jason Thomas might be going to Ladies Aux. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 3/8/24
Feb 8
olivia scott and Dorothy Perkins joined foe871
Feb 5
Dorothy Perkins posted a status
Feb 5
Chris Wunsch posted an event

Feb 9, 2024 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Feb 5
Chris Wunsch posted a blog post
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Join us at the Rathskeller this Friday from 5:30-7:30 for Soup and Salad Night. Choice of three different soups plus tossed salad for $10.
 
Board of Trustees
Feb 5
Chris Wunsch posted a blog post
Feb 2
Chris Wunsch posted a blog post
Brothers and Sisters,
 
If you want to participate in the golf tournament in April the correct email for Allen Flanigan who is the team contact person, is:
 
Allen.Flanigan@gmail.com.
 
Fraternally,
 
Dee Dee Hodge
Worthy Secretary
Feb 1
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