What the Fraternal Order of Eagles is all About

Who We Are
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
Our History
The F.O.E. was founded in February, 1898 by six theater owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician's strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to "bury the hatchet" and form "The Order of Good Things." As numbers grew, members selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to "The Fraternal Order of Eagles." The women's auxiliary traces its roots to 1927.
Our Motto
People Helping People
Major Accomplishments
- Founded Mother's Day
- ​Created the $25 million Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa.
- Served as driving force in founding Social Security Program
- Helped end job discrimination based on age with the "Jobs After 40" Program
- Distributed Ten Commandments monoliths and fought to keep the Commandments in public places
Our Membership
F.O.E. membership exceeds 850,000, with more than 1,400 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Women's auxiliaries total more than 1,300, with more than 250,000 members.
Would You Like to Join Us!
Just stop by the Aerie to pick up an application or fill out the form at: https://www.foe.com/About-The-Eagles/Join
Those Who Serve Membership Program
The F.O.E. stands strong behind the men and women who serve and protect us. To show our gratitude, we've created the Those Who Serve program, offering the first year of membership free to active and retired Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighers, EMTs, Correctional Officers, Active Military including National Guard and Reserves, Volunteer Firefighters and EMTS and Honerably Discharged/Retired/Inactive military. Find out more at: https://www.foe.com/About-The-Eagles/Those-Who-Serve