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Eagles to mark 65 years in Jefferson City

Ladies Auxiliary member Debbie Hemmel, right, has a sample of wine poured by Summit Lake Winery owner John Ferrier during the 6th annual Sip 4 Life benefit auction and wine tasting at the Jefferson City Eagles Club in April. The Eagles Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month.

Ladies Auxiliary member Debbie Hemmel, right, has a sample of wine poured by Summit Lake Winery owner John Ferrier during the 6th annual Sip 4 Life benefit auction and wine tasting at the Jefferson City Eagles Club in April. The Eagles Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month. Photo by News Tribune.

Functioning as a social club and charitable organization for more than half a century, the Jefferson City-based chapter of the Eagles Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month.

As a 10-year member and Outside Guard, which is primarily a ceremonial role, Tracy Hernandez has been able to “personally see the benefits” of the club’s charitable giving.

After assisting with the club’s many fundraiser dinners that raise money for different organizations, Hernandez decided with the help of his children to organize a dinner for Relay for Life in memory of his late wife, who died five years ago from breast cancer.

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