Here are some of the projects that need to be done during our Spring Fellowship. If you see one that catches your fancy, contact Jim Bott and let him know!
A Few O/A Spring Fellowship Projects
Build new trailer parking at campsites
Fix the Row Boats
Repair 2 hand carts
Put carpet pads on Kayak Trailer & where needed on other trailers
Paint the Kayak Trailer
Inspect & repair lights & bearings on all trailers
Cut 3 dead trees at FLINT Campsite
Dead tree at Program Director Cabin
Build 2 seats at Council Ring ….build at the shop
Build the floor on the patio behind Dunkin
Build tent platforms
Check all smoke alarms
12 jobs in First Aid Building
Correct the electric problem at the cabins
Clean stoves in the cabins
Paint at Dining Hall
Scrub walls in Restrooms
Clean pool & Pool office
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
Information for Ordeal Candidates for the
2014 Spring Fellowship on May 2nd --- 3rd --- 4th
(For Candidates that were elected in 2013 but have not completed their ordeal)
Congratulations, you have been chosen by your peers to become a member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society.
You are invited to complete your Ordeal experience at the 2014 Spring Fellowship on May 2nd , 3rd, 4th at Loud Thunder Scout Reservation. PLEASE NOTE: You must arrive Friday evening. Check in is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Event concludes Sunday at 10:00 AM
To reserve your spot at this event you will need to fill out the reservation form enclosed. The Ordeal Fee covers meals, an OA sash, an OA Handbook, lodge flap, and your dues through December 31st of 2014.
If you are unable to attend, you will need to be elected again next year.
To complete your Ordeal, it will be necessary to bring the following to the Conclave:
- Sleeping bag or blankets
- Ground cloth
- Insect repellent (If desired)
- Personal toiletries
- Extra clothing (Including work clothes, shoes, etc.)
- Complete Scout Uniform
- Bundle of sticks, bound with twine to use as fire fuel
- Physical – Class 1
Reservations are due by April 25
Please visit the following website for online registration for the Spring Fellowship.
The fee for Ordeal Candidates is $40.00.
If you have any questions you can contact me by e-mail at:
I look forward to you becoming a member of Konepaka Ketiwa.
Good Luck my Friend!
Yours in Scouting,
Lodge Chief – Konepaka Ketiwa
WINTER DINNER SURVEY:
If you are a member of the Lodge, whether you went to Winter Dinner or not, we would greatly appreciate if you filled out this survey. It takes less than 3 minutes and will help us make Winter Dinner a better event in the future.
Thanks for your help!