Winter Banquet

Due to reasons beyond our control, Winter Banquet has been moved to Sunday December 18 at 5:00PM. Registration is online at www.takhonek.org/winterbanquet. Check-in is to start at 2:30PM. Cost will be $5 and include a round event patch. Those Arrowmen attending Winter Banquet who pay their 2017 dues before or at the banquet, completed their ordeal in 2016 through Takhonek Lodge, or purchase a 2017 Fox Pass will receive a special edition winter lodge flap with the option to purchase a second flap at that time.

ALTC 2017

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The Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) is an incredible experience for Arrowmen from across Area 4 to come together, share ideas, and develop their leadership. This year we have brought together some of the best and brightest trainers to help provide each participant with a toolbox of the skills necessary to help grow and enhance their lodges. Arrowmen will also have the chance to meet Central Region Chief Logan Greene who will be joining us for the weekend.

The conference will be held November 4-6 at Camp Lazarus in Delaware, Ohio. Participants will have the opportunity to choose one of the following tracks:

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• Area Technology Training Conference is designed for lodge members who are focused on managing their lodge’s membership data. Identifying important aspects of LodgeMaster, tracking and maintaining strong unit relations, developing Digital Membership Cards, developing a Technological Induction Process (TIP) for maintaining the OA Unit Elections results, connecting online management systems to LodgeMaster, and many more other best practices to strengthen the membership core of the lodge.

Programming the Future of Your Lodge

• The “Programming the Future of your Lodge” track has been designed to challenge participants to discover and develop ways to plan and run engaging lodge events. We’ll cover promotion, planning, delegating, carrying out, and more! This track will be focused on the perspective of an organizer who needs to put it all together. Everyone who wants to make sure events are fun and impactful are all welcome to this experience.

Tailoring Your Ceremonies to Members

• “Tailoring Your Ceremonies to Members” is meant to develop a lodge’s overall ceremonies experience ranging from improving your ceremonies ring to improving the experience of members participating in the ceremonies. If you are interested in ceremonies or never served in a ceremony role, come over to expand your knowledge. Learn everything there is to know including the programmatic and administration side of ceremonies.

All Arrowmen are encouraged to attend ALTC, especially current and aspiring lodge and chapter leaders as well as ceremonialists. For more information and to register, go to altc.oa-c4.org. Registration by October 28th will greatly enhance your ALTC experience.
We look forward to seeing you at ALTC!

Takhonek Lodge Leadership

Details about Fall Fellowship

Brothers,

As a reminder, registration for Fall Fellowship ends tonight, October 5th, at midnight. If you register after this time, the price will rise $10. With this in mind, we have a few details that we would like to pass on. First, we will be voting on our new lodge officers. If you are interested in becoming a lodge officer, please fill out this form and bring it with you to the event. Also, we ask that if you have them to bring the following tools:

  • Work Gloves
  • Hammers
  • Wheel Barrows
  • Rakes

If you have any questions about this weekend, please contact us at communications@takhonek.org. Register online at takhonek.org/registration

Summit Service Update

As you may have heard, this Spring, the council has the opportunity to have our Spring Camporee at The Summit Bechtel Reserve. The council has asked us to help make sure the weekend is running smoothly for the 500-1,000 scouts we are expecting. This includes helping in the following areas:

  • Troop Guides: these people will take a troop to their campsite and help them settle in.
  • Parking Attendant: as the name implies, you will help people park their car as no cars are allowed in their campsite.
  • Saturday AM and PM roving staff. These people will help run activities and programs on Saturday. In order to make sure you are able to enjoy the weekend and everything The Summit has to offer, we have split this activity into two groups so you still will have have half a day to roam around the summit (though you are allowed to sign up for both).

All those that volunteer will get a free t shirt and patch for your service.

If you want to sign up to help us, please sign up on our form at takhonek.org/summit-service.

If you have any questions, please email camporee@takhonek.org.

Hope to see you there!

Join Us At The Summit For Spring Camporee

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Coming at the end of April will be a massive camporee like no other. We will be taking over The Summit and all of its high adventure opportunities, such as Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, and Mountain Biking. Plus we’ll be having STEM programming, the sustainability treehouse, boating, and more! This activity is open to all Boy Scouts, not just our council, but unfortunately, WEBELOS and Cub Scouts are not.

We will be having Service Corps Opportunities for our Lodge. Sign up here.

Online Registration for Troops coming soon.

Updating Lodgemaster

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Ever since we became a new lodge, we have decided that this was a great time for a refresh in a lot of things, including record keeping. In order to keep our massive lodge in order, we have decided to use the software built by the National Council of the Order of the Arrow called Lodgemaster. However, since our records are coming from a variety of sources and none of them are complete, we need to correct and expand our records. This is where you come in.

Everyone who we have an email address for has received an email with a link to their personal OA Records. We ask that you correct any wrong information and fill in any missing spots that you know. Once you finish, you can either turn in the document here or email it to our webmaster at webmaster@takhonek.org. If we don’t have an email address for you, you will not get this. However, you can request that yours be sent to you by contacting webmaster@takhonek.org. Thank you for your cooperation in making our lodge better and more organized.

Help Needed at Summer Camps!

Hello Brothers!

My name is Mitch Mullins, and I have the privilege of serving as you Chairman of American Indian Activities Committee for this year, which covers our Lodge Dance Team, Drum Team, and Ceremonies Team.

I am looking for volunteers for our Lodge Callout Ceremonies at the various Summer Camps in the coming weeks. It is not a strenuous commitment, but we do need Arrowman to commit to this very important part of our Lodge’s Public Image.

So here is the Rundown:

What:
Lodge Callout Ceremonies
Where:
All Council Summer Camps
How does it Work:
We need Arrowmen, both Youth and Adult, to help put on our Callout Ceremonies. We will be calling out all eligible Candidates from the Council for Induction to the Order of the Arrow. We will need Youth Ceremonialists, Youth Drummers, as well as Youth Dancers, and Adults and Youth to help set up. We will also need someone to help serve as OA Coordinator at each Camp. This person will be the coordinator of the Callout Prep and Ceremony at that Camp. I will be serving as the OA Coordinator for Camp Arrowhead this year.

If you are interested in helping out at any or all of the Summer Camps this year in any of these positions, please contact me at aia@takhonek.org

Thank you very much!

If you ever have any questions about our Lodge’s AIA Program please feel free to contact me and I’ll do my best to answer it!

Introducing our NOAC Legacy Lid

At the last NOAC, each lodge was given a challenge to help the Order of the Arrow in their Legacy Project. This included a Lodge Rock and History Book. Another thing that was asked is that each lodge was given a crate. Each Lodge was supposed to fill that crate with kiln-dried wood from their area for a fire at this NOAC. We were also asked to paint the lid in a design to represent our lodge’s legacy. With that in mind, we present the new Takhonek Lodge Legacy Lid.

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Want to look at other lodges? Click Here!

Conclave Pre-Registration ends in a week!

On May 1st, the price to attend Conclave rises $7 from $38 to $45, so there’s not much time left to get the discount pricing. But, maybe you are wondering why you would want to register. Besides helping out your lodge, we have a massive list of people and activities, such as…

  • WV DNR Shooting Trailer
  • WV DNR Bear Traps/Marine Biologist
  • WV Army National Guard
  • US Coast Guard
  • Summit Bechtel Reserve
  • Forestry Service
  • Air Force Star Base
  • Heritage Farm Museum
  • Scouting Museum
  • Congressman Evan Jenkins
  • Evans Educational Science
  • Barboursville Fire Dept.
  • Cabell Co. Sheriff Dept.
  • Dyer Outdoor
  • Robotics Team
  • Climbing Tower
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swimming/Boating
  • Indian Village
  • AIA/Ceremony Competitions
  • Open Training
  • Saturday Night Party

and these are just the list of confirmed; we are adding new activities and events every day. So, why would you want to miss this?

Conclave will be May 15-17 at Camp Arrowhead, and as you can tell by the list above, we have put a lot of work into it to make this an event worthy of being called the 100th anniversary Conclave. Furthermore, if you want the special sash patch, coming to Conclave makes earning it a lot easier.

You only have a week to register to get the early discount, so sign up by going here.