Timothy had originally joined the Fraternity in 1986 then rejoined in 2011. His inspiration to join the Fraternity came from both his mother & father Eileen & Bobby Gechter who were life-long members of Aerie #3505 in Brunswick, Ohio who also enjoyed giving back to the community. Timothy had promised them both that he would carry on the tradition.
Timothy is a 2 term President of the Maumee Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 2562 and currently holds the position of Northwest Ohio District # 14 Chairman. At the District level he had also served as Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. At the local level he holds the position of Conductor and junior past worthy President. He is also a member of the Maumee Fraternal Order of Eagles Ritual Team which is responsible for initiating new members.
When asked about some of Timothy’s personal experiences with the Fraternity, he said “Each year we give away scholarships to three High School seniors in the surrounding communities. I had served on the Scholarship committee for several years and part of my job along with the two other committee members was to select the winners of our annual Scholarships. Reading through the applications and recognizing some of the community service that our young people do throughout the area was not only satisfying but very encouraging to know that the next generation is a caring and giving one. We look for these characteristics in our Scholarship recipients. We give to almost every charity you can think of and are well known for “People helping People”. In 2014 I started the Maumee Eagles first annual golf-outing that had almost doubled in participants for the 2017 event, thanks to the help of our volunteers! We were able to raise hundreds of dollars for our charities which include Heart, Kidney, Diabetes and Cancer charities JUST TO NAME A FEW!”
Peterson’s $250 donation along with what the Fraternity has been able to earn and save will go towards new uniforms for the ritual team.
Timothy will be celebrating his 10 year anniversary with Peterson on April 5th. 2018.
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