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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:32 pm | Updated: 7:01 pm, Sat Jun 22, 2013.

The Pacific Eagles Aerie No. 3842, 707 West Congress St., will host the 2012 State Convention of the Missouri Order of the Eagles June 21-24.

The Pacific Aerie last hosted the event in 2006.

Jerry Eversmeyer, who chairs the 2012 convention, said he will meet with state officers this week to set the schedule.

The convention is the time when state officers are elected, awards are made for individual Eagle service and favorite charitable contributions are announced..

Hospitality rooms will be set up at the local hotels for candidates running for office. Campaigning will include Pacific Eagle President Mike Null, who is running for state trustee.

Some 400 to 600 Eagles and auxiliary members are expected to attend the four-day event in Pacific.

The Eagles will present state awards at the Saturday evening banquet, including Missouri State Hall of Fame, Auxiliary Hall of Fame, Eagle of the Year, Eaglette of the Year, Mr. and Mrs. Eagle Awards, James I. Mason Teamwork Awards, A. B. Duncan Award, lifetime achievement award and auxiliary past state president award.

“The election will take place on Saturday and the new officers will be announced at the banquet,” Eversmeyer said.

According to the Eagles web page, The Fraternal Order of Eagles, which is more than 100 years old, has had a major positive influence on the nation, world and local communities.

The Eagles pushed for the founding of Mother’s Day, provided the impetus for Social Security and, pushed to end job discrimination based on age.

The Eagles have provided support for medical centers across the country to build and provide research for medical conditions. The organization raises millions of dollars every year to combat heart disease and cancer, help handicapped kids, assist the aged and make life a little brighter for everyone.

“It really is all about service,” Eversmeyer said. “We raise funds for a lot of organizations.”

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