I first met Becki Bradley at an Accident Scene Management Bystanders Assistance Training class a couple of years ago. I immediately grew fond of her. She had a sense of leadership, and what I mean is that she was great at building relationships at her table in the class, which I think is critical to being a great leader. Each table had to do some complex tasks that pertained to what to do in a motorcycle accident situation. I can tell she was digging deep and making tough decisions.
A few months ago, I ran into Becki again at a Mile High Sisters social, and she told me that she is the President of the Castle Rock Fraternal Order of Eagles #3947! How badass is that?! Being a great women supporter, she had my attention. At the same time, she explained how her club is the home of one of seven Eagle Rider’s clubs in Colorado and how the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) is an international fraternal organization including Canada, the Philippines, and the US. In addition to the Aerie (voting members), there is an Auxiliary portion of the club that is women-only! A third part of the FOE is the Eagle Riders.
She fervently told me that “in March 2019, Eagle Riders #3947 got their charter. From the start, the Eagle Riders had two goals. To Ride and to raise funds and awareness for veteran causes! The Fraternal Order of Eagles is a philanthropic organization that gives back to the community locally and across the US. The motto for the Eagles is People Helping People. They raise funds and awareness for Cancer, Diabetes, and Military families, to name a few. On a local level, the Castle Rock Eagle Riders serve dinner twice a month, volunteer, and for the first time in 2021, put on a poker run to raise funds.”
Aside from putting their support behind rides and fundraisers, the Eagle Riders across the state of Colorado put on the Castle Rock Eagle Riders team with the Rapid City Club (FOE #3555) to put on the Annual Meet and Greet. This year, 2021, was the third annual meet-and-greet, and riders from numerous states attended during bike week at the Black Hills Rally.
President Becki Bradley; VP, Chris Randall; Treasurer Jolene Craig; Secretary Susie Andrews; Road Captains Michael Rummel and Patrick Grogan; and Communications Director Gina Grogan – are a few in the group striving to make a difference in this local club. In October and November, they will focus on collecting toys for their toy drive. Toys to be delivered at the beginning of December for children in need. In addition, they will be volunteering at the SECOR food bank and, as always, contributing time, energy, and money for veterans.
Some know me as a great women supporter. When women empower other women, we all succeed, and this proves that! By supporting and lifting up other women, we feel more confident, start to believe in our own power, and feel more equipped to take on new challenges.