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Online Registration Now Open for Fall Conclave! Sept. 5-7
We had “Fun in the Sun” at our Summer Conclave and we plan to top that with a Rootin’ Tootin’ good ole time at the Fall Conclave. Yes, Timuquan Lodge is going Western, so wear your favorite cowboy style outfit and be prepared for a wagon full of hootin’ hollerin’ games and fun! We'll be tossing some cow pies, passing the plunger, carving up some Spam and enjoying a few “Armpit Serenades.” So, why don’t you mosey on over to your computer and sign up for the Fall Conclave today?
We’ll be at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, September 5 -7, 2014. All Lodge members are encouraged to register early so that we can fully plan for a weekend of cheerful service and fun. Online registration is preferred; however, there is a mail-in registration form on page 5 of the September Eagle. Registration will begin on Friday at 7:00pm, followed by the pre-ordeal ceremony and a work project leader’s meeting.
New September 2014 Edition of the Eagle Published
The latest and greatest in Timuquan Lodge news has just been published. Click here to visit Timuquan's Library to read The Eagle!
New Centennial Logo Released
The national Order of the Arrow committee is excited to release the totem and logo for the 100th anniversary celebration. Click on the logo for more info.
Meet the Designer of the Logo
It was just a regular day in Huntsville, Alabama when Nathaniel Kelton's phone rang. Not recognizing the incoming phone number, he answered the phone. The voice on the other end of the phone belonged to someone Nathaniel knew well but had never talked with. The caller said: “My name is Nick Dannemiller and I'm the national chief of the OA." Nathaniel immediately thought he was being pranked. “There was no way that the actual national OA chief was calling to tell me that the design I submitted for the 100th Anniversary identity contest had been chosen to be the Order’s official totem and logo for the centennial," Nathaniel reflected.
To read more CLICK HERE
Vigil Certificates in OA Museum
A fellow Arrowman is working to collect for the National OA Archives and museum a Vigil Certificate in either original form or a copy from each year the Vigil Certificates were first made in 1938.
Here are the years that need either a copy or an original certificate:
- 1938-1944, 1947, 1949
- 1953 Signed by Phillip Robbins
- 1958 Signed by Martin Mockford
- 1968 Signed by David Boshea
- 1989, 1993 Signed by Clyde Mayer
- 1994 Signed by Alan Mossman
Need original, already has copy
- 1945, 1946, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007
Please contact Terry Grove for more info at Groveagle@cfl.rr.com.
If you participate, your certificate will become part of the OA historic archives and become part of the OA history into our next 100 years.
Congratulations to Newly Elected Officers And Vigil Members!
Nick Fatolitis - Lodge Chief
Adam Ekblad - Administrative Vice Chief
Trevor Case - Inductions Vice Chief
Shawn Young - Tocobaga Chapter Chief
Daniel Viera - Osceola Chapter Chief
Dane Nichols - Calusa Chapter Chief
Kyle Denman - Lodge Secretary
Matt McLoone - Lodge Treasurer
PJ Aitken - Lodge Historian
|Year:||Recipient:||Vigil Name:||Vigil Name Translation:||Click to Enlarge:|
|2013||Zachary Bowles||Isaco Chano Eye||Smiling Pathfinder|
|Nicholas G. Fatolitis||Holata Quene Orobo||Chief Who Heals|
|Dane A. Nichols||Eane Hoba Gisano||Quiet Dedicated Cook|
|Theresa Ronayne||Isa Quene Tomo Chie||Mother Who Guides Creativity|
|Gregory C. Sammel||Abo Ibi Quachi||Traveling Water Teacher|
|Barbara Gieselman||Chico Chucu Aye Chara||Friendly Sand Hill Painter|
DUES ARE NOW LATE!
The collection of these dues is vital as we are financially independent from the council. The dues for 2014 are $15.00 and covers the national fees plus the lodge’s administrative costs such as the production and mailing of six publications.
You must maintain a BSA registration to be an OA member. Do I need to pay OA dues? The answer is YES. If you were inducted into Timuquan Lodge prior to the Fall Conclave in September 2013, your dues will expire and need to be renewed.
Calusa Chapter Election Requests
Calusa Chapter is prepared for election requests following any First Class rank advancements received after summer camp. Troops in the chapter are being notified about the Fall Conclave and the hosting of the Section Seminars in early November. The lodge and the chapter are looking for a large turnout at this conclave to ensure that we are prepared for hosting the Section Seminars. Still looking for chapter members to sign up for chapter positions, interested members please contact your chapter chief.
Reserve Your Spot Now!
The deposit amount is only $50.00. The deposit guarantees you a spot in the 2015 Timuquan Lodge Contingent to the 2015 NOAC at Michigan State University, August 3-8, 2015. Come and join 10,000+ Arrowmen celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow!
Camp Promotions Visitation Form Posted!
One of the primary purposes of the OA is promotion of the Scouting year-round outdoor ex-perience. Timuquan Lodge believes that the summer camp experience is the highlight of the camping year, and therefore strongly encourages each unit to take advantage of the pro-gram opportunities offered at Sand Hill Scout Reservation. Timuquan Lodge believes that supporting Sand Hill Scout Reservation is critical to the Scouting experience by building ca-maraderie, spirit and pride in West Central Florida Council.
Each Chapter of Timuquan Lodge has a camp promotions team. This team visits units with camp promotions materials. Their goal is to promote Sand Hill Scout Reservation to all units of West Central Florida Council.
Troop Representative Application Posted!
The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative position is an official BSA position of responsi-bility within the Troop and may be used for meeting the leadership requirement for rank ad-vancement. The OA Troop Representative is a crucial link between the Order of the Arrow and your Troop. To fulfill the leadership responsibilities as a Troop Representative, a Scout should attend all Lodge functions during his term. He should inform the OA members in his Troop of upcoming Lodge functions and meetings. For more information, please check the following link: http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/