Fraternal Order of Eagles
Big Walnut F.O.E. #3261
1623 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 861-9073
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that may change throughout the month.
Boy Scout Troop #279
Boy Scout Troop #279 meets at the Big Walnut F.O.E each week. We are proud to help our local scout troop with our place to meet!

Troop Meetings every Monday night 7-8:30 pm (September 1st, 2017 - July 31st, 2018)
Crew Meetings 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month 7-8 pm (September 1st, 2017 - July 31st, 2018)

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We send out a big Welcome to all American Legion members who are members of our Eagles or visit our Aerie often. Those visitors include the 12th District Council located here in Columbus, Ohio.

You can read more about The American Legion, 12th District Council by visiting their website at:
Season: How bad has it been?
By mid-January, the flu season had already made a name for itself as the most widespread on record since officials began keeping track 13 years ago, according to the Washington Post.

Flu had a vigorous early start in October 2017 and, by January 2018, officials did not believe it had peeked. About 9,000 people had been hospitalized with the flu during that period.

This year's flu had already caused more deaths in children than was typical by July, with 10 child deaths by Jan. 13.

Part of the reason for the relative nastiness of the season is the star of the show: the H3N2 version of the virus.

Centers for Disease Control flu expert Daniel Jernigan said that this 50-year-old strain is quick to mutate to defeat the body's immune system. "Of the viruses we hate, we hate H3N2 more than the other ones," Jernigan said.

The CDC estimates that flu has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths each year in the United States since 2010.

The season could last well into March 2018 and possibly later.
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Benefits of joining a professional organization for millennials
Professional organizations could feel like a dated idea for many millennials but a recent Buzz Marketing survey shows that new groups founded by peers of an age similar to them are spiking a fresh surge of interest in a popular way to learn and grow early in one's career. In fact, 92 percent of respondents believed that these kinds of groups provide value and more than two-thirds that don't already belong to one have plans to join in the future.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, these organizations provide a lot of tangible benefits to a group that tends to embrace technology over face-to-face relationships. Chief among these benefits are the job opportunities that naturally develop when young people are mingling with established players in their industry. Even without a job offer, having the mentorship of a veteran is a great way to meet other people higher up the ladder as well as learning about openings before anyone else.

Industry organizations can also be a great place to work on leadership, public speaking, and other skills that will translate nicely to a day job. Speaking to groups about relevant topics, participating in newsletters, and generally being involved with the minutia of a business are great resume builders as well as practice for real-world applications.

Of course, professional groups aren't all about work and there are definitely benefits to being a member of certain clubs. Often, there are discounts or even free opportunities for things like education, coaching and business software to ones like travel, healthcare, and other deals. Inc. magazine highlights the fact that making connections with vendors and banks can also help secure better deals on supplies and credit for new businesses.