Phil Meyer of Rugby, N.D., was installed as the president of the Dakota State Aerie, Fraternal Order of the Eagles at the group's convention in Valley City.

The Dakota State Aerie/Auxiliary Convention was June 6-8.

Lynn Rud, Fargo, was installed as president of the Dakota State Auxiliary. The officers and other officers elected will serve for the 2019-2020 year.

Other Aerie officers elected were: Wayne Schatz, Dickinson, vice president; Ken Osborne, Vermillion, S.D., chaplain; Ronald Keller, Harvey, treasurer; Cliff Deverell, Vermillion, S.D., secretary; Jerry Brown, Bismarck, conductor; Dave Sund, Valley City, inside guard; Josh Guler, New Rockford, outside guard; and trustees Ronald King, Valley City, Frank Larocque, Rugby, and Brad Campbell, Vermillion.

The outgoing state president is Larry Gilge, Jamestown, who becomes junior past state president.

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Other Auxiliary officers elected were: Lori Zens, Rapid City, S.D., vice president; Linda Benson, Minot, chaplain; Kelly Thurman, Vermillion, secretary; Bev Alex, Minot, treasurer; Jan Hanson, Fargo, conductor; Claudia Fegert, Watford City, inside guard; Cindy Osborne, Vermillion, outside guard; and trustees Mary Schneider, Rugby, Cindy Gilge, Jamestown, and Chelsey Marchand, Harvey.

The outgoing Auxiliary state president is Angel Opdahl, Harvey, who becomes junior past madam state president.

At the banquet on June 6, several presentations were made. They included Dakota State Eagles Scholarship grants of $500 each that were presented to Shannon Burns, Valley City, who will attend the University of Jamestown, and Ashley Schuster, New Rockford, who will attend Lake Region State College, Devils Lake.

More than $52,000 was raised at the convention for charities.

Grand Aerie/Grand Auxiliary representatives attending the convention included Carl Burnett, Clovis, N.M., grand worthy president; Peter Ackers, Folsom, Calif., grand trustee; Creighton Thurman, Vermillion, grand Aerie legal adviser; Holly Niemi, Rugby, grand madam trustee, and Mary Guiterrez, Santa Fe, N.M.