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Eagles to mark 65 years in Jefferson City

Eagles to mark 65 years in Jefferson City

August 19th, 2012 in News

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.