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turtleCenturion Award Recipients

To help celebrate the Order of the Arrow's Centennial the National Committee created the Centurion Award. The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who have meaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing and ongoing operational excellence of their local council’s lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.

This award is a one-time recognition associated with the centennial anniversary of the OA that is bestowed by the national Order of the Arrow committee.

During the General Members Meeting at the conclusion of the first Spring Service Weeekned Unami announced those from our lodge who were awarded this honor. Those honored are the following:

Jeffrey Aster Philip Hittner
Charles Benshetler*George Keller*
John Bickel Horace Kern*
Christian Brenner George Lower*
Thomas Cairns* John MacFarland
George Chapman* Steven Mach
Mark Chilutti Frank L. Manton*
Michael Comfort Glen McCrea
Michael Coyne Joseph Pattison*
Carroll Edson* Steven Ranjo*
Henry Faucett* Thomas Richards*
Jack Foster* Robert V. Runyon*
Dr. E. Urner Goodman* Howard Seideman*
G. Kellock Hale, Jr.* Dr. David Sirken
Dr. William Hinkle* Harry Yoder*

* - Indicates that the brother is deceased

turtleThe 2015 Unami Lodge Vigil Class

The Vigil Honor is the highest recognition a lodge can bestow upon its members for service to the lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, and the Scout camp. Dating to 1915 when our founder, Dr. E. Urner Goodman, was inducted as the first Vigil Honor member, hundreds of Unami Lodge brothers have been chosen to keep their Vigil. At the Fall Fellowship weekend at Resica Falls Scout Reservation, Unami Lodge will induct eight brothers into the Vigil Honor in recognition of their dedicated and altruistic service. Those selected for this honor are:

Michael Dallatore Stuart Bowman
Conrad Detweiler Michael Coleman
Joey Fitzgerald Chris Stein
Collin Henry Christopher Tomlin

As always, if you have any comments, qestions, or concerns, you may reach out to the Vigil Committee at Vigil@UnamiLodge.org


Unami Lodge's 100th Anniversary Celebration and the NE-5B Conlave are the first stop for ArrowTour this summer! ArrowTour is an interactive event for Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni that will travel throughout the country during the summer of 2015.

The purpose of the tour is to commemorate the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Order of the Arrow, its story, and its future. Some of the program highlights include interactive exhibits, activities such as silk-screening and branding, and challenge games. Participants will have a chance to meet some of the Order’s national leaders, and alumni can learn about the Scouting Alumni Association and local alumni efforts to supporting Scouting in our area.

An exclusive ArrowTour Trading Post will carry ArrowTour and OA centennial merchandise.

The program will conclude with a special show that recognizes the Order’s rich history and empowers participants to help shape the organization’s future. The Order of the Arrow is creating a truly unique and interactive experience for all Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni.

You can find more information about the ArrowTour routes and program on the web at http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org/. You can also keep up with the tour as it makes its way around the country by following @ArrowTour on Twitter.

turtle100th Anniversary Celebration

Are you all set to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our lodge? The 100th Anniversary Celebration will take place on May 31st from 12-7 pm at Resica Falls. This day will include many incredible events such as ArrowTour, Shows, meeting the Order's national leadership, a gathering of past Unami Lodge Chiefs, Original Ceremonies, and more! If you haven't already, make sure to sign up at unamilodge.org/100!

This is a once in a lifetime event and you won't want to miss this opportunity. Please keep in mind that while we encourage all members to attend Conclave in addition to the 100th Anniversary Celebration, the signups for these events are separate, so signing up for Conclave alone will not sign you up for this amazing event.

Be sure to Pre-Order your 100th Anniversary properties! To download the form head over to unamilodge.org/100.

turtle2015 NE-5B Conclave

Unami Lodge is hosting the Conclave 2015 which is right around the corner, so be sure to keep May 29th to 31st wide open for the festivities. As the founding lodge, it is our privilege to host this once in a lifetime event. Come join the other lodges in our section and around the country for a weekend of training and fun. Plus, show your lodge pride in the friendly competitions that will be happening that weekend.

As the hosting lodge, we will need a stellar staff. As such, sign-ups for staffing and general contingent members is at www.unamilodge.org/conclave2015, so check it out and be a part of awakening our past and defining our future.

Memebers and non-members alike can find more information about the 2015 Conclave at www.conclave2015.org.

Be sure to Pre-Order your 100th Anniversary properties! To download the form head over to unamilodge.org/conclave.

Don't forget to check our promo video as seen below:

turtleA Turtle That Tweets???

Most people already know that Unami Lodge is on Facebook but now its official, Unami Lodge is now on Twitter and YouTube! We hope to add to our already-existing social media and with an aim to establish better communication with our members Unami Lodge has created a Twitter feed. Twitter and Facebook offer our members instant, constant and convenient information in a timely fashion. Unami's YouTube channel will allow us to post service weekend videos, National OA event promo videos & national event restrospective videos. We are always working to find new and effective ways of communicating with our members, young and old, to get the word out to the broadest spectrum of people. To follow us on Twitter, click on the Twitter button on the menu bar above.

turtleCalling all Arrowmen!

Are you interested in helping the lodge? Do you want to get involved but don’t know how? We have an answer! Become an OA Representative. You can serve your lodge by passing information from the Lodge to your unit and in the process fulfill the requirement for a leadership position. This is a great was to get involved in the Lodge and it is a vital program to the lodge. To become an OA Rep, just ask your unit leader to give you the form to fill out and then send it to the address on the bottom of the form or give it to your chapter chief. If your unit leader didn't get a form, or if you have any questions or problems, you should contact your chapter chief.

turtleGet Involved!

Everyone interested in getting involved in the lodge should contact Lodge Chief, Tim Reppert at chief@unamilodge.org. We are always looking for additional people to help out on our committees, so pick one that interests you and jump on in. We look forward to working with all of you!

Last updated: May 21, 2015

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