Registration for the National Order of the Arrow Conference 2018 is now open! NOAC is Scouting’s second-largest national event, and carried out entirely by Arrowmen. This year, participants will be travelling to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, for a five-day conference from July 30th to August 4th. Participants will have the opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills, gather ideas from a national perspective on how to better their own lodge, and enjoy fellowship with Arrowmen from across the country.
Due to anticipated interest and the facilities available at Indiana University, our Lodge’s slots are limited. If you are interested in participating in this great national event, we must know in advance so we may organize a contingent. An initial deposit of $100 is required to secure your slot in our contingent, and must be paid by September 29th at the latest. The conference fee for NOAC 2018 will be $525 per participant, with an estimated additional cost of $100-$300 per participant for transportation.
To express your interest in attending as a part of our Lodge’s contingent, please visit www.leatherstockingcouncil.org/NOAC and complete the online interest form. Please note that your $100 deposit is nonrefundable but does apply to the conference fee. If our Lodge is unable to provide you a slot at NOAC 2018, your deposit will be refunded.
Join us in representing Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 for our Lodge’s first national event! We hope to see you there!
P.S.- Arrowmen looking to serve on staff for the national conference must register separately and will not count against our contingent’s quota of available participant spaces. For more information on serving as a staff member at NOAC 2018, visit www.oa-bsa.org for more information.
Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 inducted 30 new members into the lodge on August 12 – 13, 2017. 30 new members gave generous service to Camp Henderson while completing their Ordeal through cleaning up brush and painting latrines at Camp Henderson this past weekend. Congratulations to our new brothers!
Congratulations to our new Lodge Officers:
Lodge Vice Chief: Christopher Mateunas
Lodge Chief: Kegan Kleeschulte
Lodge Secretary: Mike Pope
Lodge Treasurer: Max Janis
Nag’atamen Allogagan translated as Dependable Servant
Ahoalan Nachpikin translated as He Who Loves the Haunts of Nature
Mehemikemosit Niskelenche translated as He Who Has Dirty Hands
Chechpesu translated as He Who Disagrees
Come join us for a weekend of fellowship and service on August 12-13th at Camp Henderson! Our Induction for newly elected members will take place at this event, as well as various service opportunities for current members during the weekend. Elections for officer positions for the next year will also take place this weekend. Those who wish to run for a lodge officer position must bring with them a letter of intent. You may familiarize yourself with the election procedure found in our By-Laws here: http://oalodge34.org/wp2/resources/
Preregistration for this event will guarantee the lowest price of attendance for this event, and can be found below. Called-out candidates will be receiving a letter with further information regarding their Ordeal and what to bring.
Preregister here: https://goo.gl/oqa48i
We hope to see you join us in welcoming new members into our lodge!
Eleven arrowmen sealed their membership in the Lodge by obtaining brotherhood membership this weekend!
Attendees helped complete various work projects were around Camp Henderson, including clearing out old tent platforms and setting up new ones in various campsites.
Congratulations to our new brotherhood members!
Lodge Chief – Brandon Wilbur
Lodge Vice Chief – Kegan Kleeschulte
Lodge Secretary – Josef Holbert
Lodge Treasurer – Rocco Pandolfo
Earlier this evening, Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 was officially announced as the name of the merged lodge of Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 and Onterorous Lodge #402. This announcement took place during the first general meeting of the new lodge.
Ohkwaliha·Ká means bear clan in the language of the Oneida Indian Nation. The black bear has been selected as the totem of the new lodge. The election of lodge officers also took place.
Below, you will find key facts about our new lodge, the names of our first class of officers and other information. Welcome to our newfound brotherhood.
If you have any questions about the new lodge please contact lodge adviser Helen Van Houten at firstname.lastname@example.org.