Havre Daily News
The Havre community welcomes Montana Eagles this weekend as
they fly in for the state convention.
Havre chapter president Tom Farnham plans on hosting more
than 300 women and 65 men at the Havre Eagle’s Club.
Havre Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Debbie
Vandeberg today said conventions such as this one are great for
“It gives us a chance to showcase our town to other communities,”
she said. “Typically, when we have (conventions) there’s at least one
in the group coming to Havre for the first time. We hope they will
visit us, explore and discover the treasures we have to offer.”
Vandeberg said the conventions are always a boost to the economy
because several of the attendees go shopping while they’re here.
“We hope (attendees) go and explore our retail community as well
as our historical and cultural treasures we have to offer,” Vandeberg
The Eagles Club got its start from humble beginnings in the late
19th century. The Eagles are responsible for several charities and
several social changes over the years, including Montana Project
Hope, which grants children with terminal illnesses a way to make
their dreams come true, and the implementation of Mother’s Day as
a national holiday.
Havre Eagles Auxiliary president Kathy Remington spent 25 years
with the Eagle’s. She said the auxiliary is just as busy as the Eagles.
“We host charity dinners for Project Hope and many others,” she
said. She added that at the convention, members discuss the budget
and attend workshops.
Auxiliary secretary Carrie Dickson has been involved for 11 years,
and she said the convention is also a lot of fun.
“You get to meet people from all over,” she said. “It brings communities