Director General Airey Hosts Meeting
Of 5 Fraternal, Veterans Organizations
Director General William B. Airey and Moose International hosted a three-day meeting Oct. 14-16 of leaders of the Elks and Eagles fraternal organizations, along with representatives of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
On the agenda for the leaders of the five organizations, as had been the case in a similar first meeting hosted last April by the Fraternal Order of Eagles at their national headquarters in Columbus, OH, were issues of membership recruitment, the organizations' image in their communities, activities and participation in local units, and how the organizations might efficiently work together in the future toward common goals.
At the meeting table in the O'Hollaren Centre for Tomorrow on the Mooseheart campus Oct. 15 were (clockwise from lower left): D.J. "Charlie" Palochko, Director of Purchasing and Conventions, Moose International; Darrell E. O'Brien, Director Membership, Moose International; T. Michael Leuer, General Counsel, Moose International; Matthew Clausen, National Director of Membership, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kansas City; Jonathon Morales, Assistant Director of Marketing, American Legion, Indianapolis; James. J. Gallagher, Supreme Governor, Loyal Order of Moose; Director General/CEO William B. Airey, Moose International; Leonard J. Solfa Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Moose International; James K. Fleming, Corporate Secretary, Moose International; Bryan Klatt, Grand Secretary/Chief Operating Officer, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Chicago; William Loffer, Director of Membership, Fraternal Order of Eagles; Michael Lagervall, Grand Worthy President-Elect, F.O.E.; Phillip Tice, Vice President, F.O.E.; and John Potter, Chairman of the Board of Grand Trustees, F.O.E. Also in attendance was Steven F. Greene, General Governor and Past Supreme Governor, Moose International; and Kurt Wehrmeister, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Moose International.
A third meeting of the five groups is tentatively set for late winter 2009.