Havre Daily News
Eagles will soar into Havre from all over Montana and Canada this summer.
About 88 Eagles Club managers and members from the 22 clubs in the state met Saturday to finalize plans for the 105th state convention to be held in Havre from June 14 to 17. Havre Eagles Club manager Tom Farnham, who ran the meeting, estimates that the convention will draw about 200 members.
Most of the festivities will be at the Eagles Club. A few events will take place at local restaurants and a picnic will be at the Eagles' campground, Farnham said.
“We'll be showing them a little bit of what Havre has to offer,” he said today.
Groups will tour Havre Beneath the Streets and other area attractions. Farnham said members are in the process of putting together a booklet for their visitors, one that will showcase local businesses that support the club.
Havre Mayor Bob Rice, an Eagles member, will open the convention with a speech, Farnham said.
Fundraisers during the convention will raise money for the club's nine selected charities. Farnham said the Havre club raised $10,000 last year for local, state and national charities.
State officers will be elected to fill about a dozen positions, he said. An awards banquet will close the convention.
The last time Havre hosted the convention was in 1995, Farnham said. Members vote on the location two years in advance.