2014 Dues Notification
The 2014 dues invoices have been mailed! For more information about dues and how to pay them, visit us on our Dues Card Page.
2014 Turtle Power Pass New
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 New
The new year is just around the corner, and with it comes the annual lodge dinner. This dinner is one of the more popular events all year, where awards are handed out including the Founders Award Oustanding Service Awards, and Chuck Benshetler Spirit of Camp Leadership Award. The fun doesn't stop there, as this is the same event where the State of the Lodge is delivered, the new officers are inducted and many other lodge and national events are announced. This is also one of our events where the whole family is invited; guests don't need to belong to the O.A. or scouting. Officers from surrounding lodges, the section, region and even national have been in attendance, so you might as well join them! You can register online now, or fill out a form and mail it in! Make sure you register by December 27, because after that a $5 late fee will be added on to each person.
After a successful Fall Fellowship Weekend at Resica Falls, where 20 Ordeal members sealed the bonds of Brotherhood, the Lodge is well on its way to achieving a 30% Brotherhood Conversion Rate. The last opportunity this year to become a Brotherhood Member is the Brotherhood Blitz! The Blitz will be held on Saturday, December 7th at Camp Delmont. The cost for this one day event is $30. This includes the Brotherhood Program materials, a new sash and a lunch! If you have been an Ordeal member for 10 months, come on out and encourage other Ordeals to attend as we take this next step "on our long and toilsome journey." The flyer can be found in the 'Forms' section of the website. Any questions, please direct them to Josh Sirken, Brotherhood Chairman or Steve Mach, Brotherhood Adviser at email@example.com.
Fall Fellowship Updated
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.
The 2013 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 Second Spring Service weekend at Resica Falls Scout Reservation, Unami Lodge inducted eight brothers into the Vigil Honor in recognition of their dedicated and altruistic service. Those inducted were:
|BOBBY BURKHART - Fire Burns Bright|
|ZACH CROSS - Skilled Lightning Messenger|
|DAVID GIBBONS - Thunder Talker|
|SHAUN GIBBONS - Becomes the Spirit|
|KIERON PLEIS - Eagle Strength|
|STEVE PERRONE - Lives the Oath of Service|
|DON POTTS SR. - Speaks Wisely|
|DALE WEBER - Nourishes Others|
The Vigil Honor Committee would like to express gratitude to all those brothers who helped to make the Vigil process a success. Preparing and executing the Vigil experience for eight new members is a daunting task, and the Vigil brothers of the lodge accomplished it with cheer and enthusiasm. It would not have been possible without you.
The Passing Of Steve Ranjo
Steve was constantly planning on what he wanted to see happen next at Resica Falls, and we are thrilled to tell you that one of the projects on his mind will be finished soon, and it will be dedicated in his memory. A gathering place will be built outside of the Dining Hall that will include an amazing clock tower, a paved path, and a circle of benches. This gathering area will be used by camp leadership to meet with Scoutmasters, Senior Patrol Leaders, and others. Benches will surround this area for people to sit down and enjoy a nice day at camp. Donations from Unami Lodge and the Ranjo family are helping to bring this to life, but, I write to you today asking for your help, as we would like to raise an additional $5,000 over the next 30 days.
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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, Ben Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.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: December 08, 2013