Community Service Day
Unami Lodge's 9th annual Community Service Day is just around the corner this March 29th. This will go on from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be plenty of water throughout the day and refreshments during check-in (8:30-9:00). This is one of the events that is not limited to arrowmen, so feel free to bring the troop, family, and friends! There is no cost to attend and everyone will go home with a new patch. All we ask you to bring is a packed lunch, work gloves and your most cheerful service. The Community Service Day will be held at the three locations listed below across the council for your convenience. Leading this project is Service Chairman, Spencer Hespenheide with his adviser, Mr. Don Potts, Sr. Any and all questions can be directed to the Service Committee at Service@UnamiLodge.org.
The 2014 NE-5B Section Conclave will be held June 6-8, 2014 at Goose Pond Scout Reservation located in Lake Ariel, PA. The cost is $40 for youth arrowman and $45 for adult arrowman. Please join us for a weekend of fun,training, & fellowship with the Lodges from our Section for their annual gathering. For more information or to register please see the registration form or contact: ala_program@UnamiLodge.org.
2014 Annual Lodge Report
Within the past year, Unami Lodge, One has achieved many goals. Each year, lodges across the nation strive for Gold in the Journey to Excellence program; I am proud to say that Unami achieved Gold in the Journey to Excellence program for 2013. I want to ensure Unami Lodge, One Gold in the Journey to Excellence program this year. We have a lot of work cut out for us within the year because our 100th Anniversary is approaching us swiftly. In a mere 10 months, Unami Lodge, One and the Order of the Arrow will begin celebrating its 100th Anniversary.
That is just a brief snippet from this year's Annual Report. For more information check out the 2014 Annual Lodge Report.
2014 Dues Notification Updated
The 2014 Membership cards were mailed on Friday February 28 and you should be receiving your new membership card shortly. If you do not receive your 2014 membership card by March 15th then please contact Lee Faden the Membership Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a new card re-issued.
If you have not yet paid your dues, there is still time left. Join us on our Dues Card Page for more information about how to pay your dues.
Steve Ranjo Memorial Clock tower
Construction for the Steve Ranjo Memorial Clock tower started at the beginning of this past summer and. Now nearing its completion it will serve as a place for scouts and scouters to meet on the parade field to talk, teach, learn, and live. The video from the unveiling of the clock face is available below. We are still looking for donations however to help cover the cost. Donations from Unami Lodge and the Ranjo family are helping to bring this to life, but if you could help us out by donating, that would be greatly appreciated.
For more information or to make a donation click here.
The thrill of our High Adventure Bases runs far and wide across America, and nobody in the world is better at sharing those experiences than the Scouts. Nobody.
Nobody offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experiences, The Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.
Challenge yourself at BSA's High Adventure Bases. From the aquatic adventures of Florida Sea Base to the canoeing or winter camping challenge of Northern Tier, from the backpacking expeditions at Philmont Scout Ranch to the adventure sports programs at The Summit Bechtel Reserve, these experiences will shape you and teach you about yourself.
Will you answer the call?
The Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts of America, in its focus on service, offers a High Adventure component containing four different programs at the national level that focus on conservation. These programs occur at the four national high adventure bases that the Boy Scouts own. They are only open to youth aged 14 to 20, with specific ages varying by program, and are available at a substantially lower price than other programs at the base. They each include a period of service and a trek period during which the participants get to plan their own routes and experience the best of the bases.
Unami Lodge, One and the NE-5B section offer scholarships for any of the above OA High Adventure Trek, please visit our forms section to download these scholarship form.
Now that your lodge's rock has been sent off, it's time to move forward with sharing your lodge's history with the rest of the country as we move towards celebrating the Order of the Arrow's 100th Anniversary.
The next step is to ponder the legacy your lodge has left in the Order's first 100 years serving your council and the legacy your lodge wants to make in a new century of service. At last year's NOAC, each lodge was given a Centennial crate to assist lodges in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the OA. In 2013, your lodge's charge is to take the lid to this crate and paint it on one side to reflect your lodge's legacy. Consider incorporating the design for your 100th anniversary NOAC 2015 contingent flap into the lid design.
Your lid should be kept by your lodge and put in a safe place. We will ask you to bring these to NOAC in 2015.
Our lid was designed and painted by John Gerlach. Thanks John for this excellent work.
2014 Turtle Power Pass
The 2014 Turtle Power Pass is now available! With this limited time offer, you can not only register for every weekend at once, but also save $15 at the same time. For more information about the power pass and how to get it, visit us on our Turtle Power Pass Page.
98th Annual Lodge Dinner
This past Lodge Dinner had a good turn-out even with the inclement weather. For a synopsis of the dinner's proceedings, check out the pictures taken on facebook or on our Photo Page in the Communication Section. As for the award recipients, you can check them out on the Awards Page in the History Section.
This past Fall Fellowship was quite an eventful one. Many people came out and completed a lot of much needed work for camp. In addition to the work done, a lot of fun and fellowship was had by all. Thanks to all of you who came out to make it possible.
In addition to the fun and fellowship, this week were the elections for our 2014 Lodge Officers. All of the candidates gave outstanding speeches and performed quite well in the Q&A Session prior to dinner Saturday night. In the end though, through the democratic process of the elections, the people that the youth of the lodge saw would best represent them, came out ahead.
|2014 Lodge Officers|
|V.C. Program||Kieron Pleis|
|V.C. Administration||Tim Reppert|
|V.C. Chapters||Paul Bowman|
Finally, one of the most momentous moments of this weekend, was the unveiling of the clock-face of the future Steve Ranjo Memorial Clock-tower. This moment was shared not only by many of the members of the lodge present, but also the Ranjo Family. This future clock-tower which will of course be completed in time for the next camp season will serve not only as a place to reliably get the time, but also as a place for people to gather around in good scouting company.
Pictures from the Fall Fellowship are posted on the Facebook Page as well as our Photos Page and also feel free to check out the slideshow below.
Rules and Procedures Changes
At the past Fall Fellowship, some alterations to the Rules and Procedures, the document that governs our lodge's structure and operations, went before the General Members Meeting for approval. All of the changes were passed. See how that will effect our lodge on the Rules and Procedures Page.
A 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.
Calling 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 and also get credit for the Participation Award. 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.
Everyone interested in getting involved in the lodge should contact Lodge Chief, Spencer Robbins at email@example.com. 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: March 03, 2014