Plese register at the following link.
The question has been ask by some people what does the OA do for our council, and why do I want to be part of it? Well let’s crunch some numbers, 2008‐ 2013, Dues paying members, should be around 1200, right now we have 550. Where have you gone, 650‐ 700 members archived that could well still be active. The OA is not an AWARD, nor a REWARD, it is an HONOR bestowed upon you for being the Honor Scout, voted on by the members of your troop, even those not in the OA themselves. If you don’t pay the $10.00 per year dues, you are not considered an active member.
Now let’s look at some other numbers for the same period 2008‐ 2013.
DUNKIN LODGE‐ $5,000
JAMES E. WEST‐ $6,000
PUMP HOUSE‐ $5,610
HOURS OF SERVICE TO LOUDTHUNDER:
TOTAL HOURS‐ 46,421
The National Office says the appropriate amount to figure per hours of service is: $18.00.
TOTAL HOURS‐ 46,421@ $18.00= $835,578.00 yes read it again.
HEAVY EQUIP.‐ 16 days @ $1000.00= $16,000.00 THANKS JERRY SHELDON
TOTAL CASH‐ $33,195.00 GRAND TOTAL‐ $835,578.00+ $ 16,000.00+ $33,195.00= $884,773.00
Now my question to you is, “You wonder WHY you should be in the OA, and what do they do for the council?” $884,773.00. Why would you not want to be a supportive, and active member of the OA. We have done this with a membership of 500 per year, where could we be if we had the 1200 members. Our data base in Lodge Master is 6,000 members think of the possibilities if 50% were still active 3000 members. So my challenge to everyone is to get some members that are not active to pay their dues and become active, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Check out the ceremonies team, the dance team, elections team, or the specialized service corp, OA Troop Rep, and you adults there is a new position OA Troop Adviser. Again we need your help to do all we need to do.
W.W.W Greg Parrish
Lodge Adviser Konepaka Ketiwa #38
As part of the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, a commemorative fireplace will be constructed. This fireplace will be onsite at the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2015. All lodges are invited to participate in this endeavor by securing a rock to be used in the construction of this fireplace.