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After a successful Fall Fellowship Weekend at Resica Falls, where 16 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 5th 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. You can also sign up online here. If you have any questions, please direct them to Ethan Lewis, Brotherhood Chairman at brotherhood@unamilodge.org.

turtle100th 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 of the year, where awards are distributed 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 see the flier here! Make sure you register by December 26, because after that a $5 late fee will be added on to each person.

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

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: November 28, 2015

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