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turtle100th Annual Lodge Dinner New

This past Lodge Dinner had a fantastic turnout to help us finish our 100th year! For a synopsis of the dinner's proceedings, take a gander at the article in Janaury's Unami Update. As for the award recipients, you can check them out on the Awards Page in the History Section.

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 inducted eight brothers into the Vigil Honor in recognition of their dedicated and altruistic service. Those that were inducted are:

Michael Dallatore - Eager Brother Stuart Bowman - Quick Witted Leader
Conrad Detweiler - Soars Sunward Michael Coleman - Determined to Serve
Joey Fitzgerald - Helps Others Find the Way Chris Stein - Raises the Flame
Collin Henry - Shares the Northern Traditions Christopher Tomlin - Mighty Sparrow

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

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, Chris Kelly 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: January 12, 2016

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