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Unami Lodge One, Founding Lodge of the Order of the Arrow

Rules and Procedures

The Rules and Procedures is the document that governs the operation of Unami Lodge, One.

Some changes to the Rules and Procedures have been proposed and approved at this past December's LEC Meeting. They will be presented to the general members at one of the upcoming Spring Service weekends during the General Members Meeting.

The proposed changes are as follows:

New Language:
Article VIII: Recognitions and Awards
Section 1: Vigil Honor Selection Process
Clause B: The Vigil Honor Selection Committee shall be made up of the following voting members, all of which must be under the age of 21:
1. The Vigil Honor Committee Chairman
2. The Lodge Chief
3. Five (5) members-at-large appointed by the Lodge Chief
4. The Chapter Chiefs or one (1) representative from each Chapter
5. All current youth Vigil Honor members of the lodge who have not been appointed by the chief to serve as a member-at-large, or who may not already be a member of the selection committee based on their current lodge position.
The committee shall be made up of the following nonvoting members:
1. The Vigil Honor Committee Adviser
2. The Lodge Adviser
3. The Lodge Staff Adviser
Clause C: All Vigil Honor nominations are due on the last day of the month which immediately precedes the Saturday of the selection meeting and must be on an official and current nomination form in order to be accepted.
Clause D: The Vigil induction will take place at a weekend during the Lodge Year, with the selection meeting to be held at least forty-five (45) days before the induction weekend. The selection meeting is a closed meeting with only those listed in Clause B in attendance. At least thirty (30) days╩╝ notice of the meeting will be given to those listed in Clause B.

Current Language:
Article VIII: Recognitions and Awards
Section 1: Vigil Honor Selection Process
Clause B: The Vigil Honor Selection Committee shall be made up of the following voting members, all of which must be under the age of 21:
1. The Vigil Honor Committee Chairman
2. The Lodge Chief
3. Five (5) members-at-large appointed by the Lodge Chief
4. The Chapter Chiefs or one (1) representative from each Chapter
The committee shall be made up of the following nonvoting members:
1. The Vigil Honor Committee Adviser
2. The Lodge Adviser
3. The Lodge Staff Adviser
Clause C: All nominations are due on the last day of February of the current Lodge year and must be on an official and current nomination form in order to be accepted.
Clause D: The selection meeting will be held in March with the Vigil itself to take place at a Lodge Weekend during the Lodge Year. The selection meeting is a closed meeting with only those listed in Clause B in attendance. At least thirty (30) days╩╝ notice of the meeting will be given to those listed in Clause B.

These Rules and Procedures are incredibly important in the governing of our Lodge which serves as an example of leadership to our fellow scouts and scouters in our council. Because of this, it is highly encourage anyone with a vested interest in the Lodge to review the changes to the Rules and Procedures in the following documents, and to contact the Rules and Procedures committee if you have any questions about them.


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