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National Leadership Seminar in JAPAN!

posted May 12, 2017, 7:41 PM by Lodge Adviser   [ updated May 12, 2017, 7:48 PM ]

My Brothers! 

There is a great opportunity coming up this fall! The Order of the Arrow National Leadership Seminar is coming to Tama Hills Recreation Area in Japan! The course will be held November 10-12, 2017. 

Online registration is open at http://western.oa-bsa.org/program/training/nls/ - please sign up as soon as possible (scroll down to find the Tama Hills course).  It's just a registration, with no payment collected at time of sign up! The course fee is currently $150, this fee will be reduced for Achpateuny Lodge members depending on Achpateuny Lodge fundraising efforts. The full ghost patch will be used a benefactor fundraiser patch. The colored patch is free for participants who sign up to attend the NLS. The colored patch is also available to non-participants as a fundraiser. Come to NLS to earn the OA NLS Triangle Patch which complements the Lodge Participant Patch and fundraiser patch.

Patch Order forms will be available shortly!

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. An NLS discusses how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life. The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community.

Announcing the 2017-2018 Achpateuny Lodge Officers!

posted May 5, 2017, 11:39 PM by Lodge Adviser   [ updated May 5, 2017, 11:43 PM ]

We are pleased to announce the results of the Lodge Officer Election and present to you the 2017-2018 Lodge Officers. Their term will begin June 1st. Congratulations!

 

The 2017-2018 Achpateuny Lodge officers are:

 

Lodge Chief: Sidney Killick

Lodge Vice Chief: Surya Sriram

Lodge Secretary: Nikita Romanov

Lodge Treasurer: Darren Fang

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Lodge Chief elections!

2017 Lodge Officer Elections

posted Apr 14, 2017, 9:04 PM by Web Admin Achpateuny Lodge   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 9:06 PM ]

The candidates for Lodge Officers of Achpateuny Lodge for the 2017-2018 term, in alphabetical order, are:

Lodge Chief

Sidney Killick (pending Chapter Electoral Approval)


Lodge Vice Chief

Surya Sriram (pending Chapter Electoral Approval)


Lodge Secretary

Darren Fang
Nikita Romanov


Lodge Treasurer

Darren Fang
Jonathan Shaffer


Each of these candidates has a history of providing outstanding service to the Order of the Arrow and Scouting. They have had a positive impact on their units, clans, chapters, and the lodge. The candidates' election statements, as well as their background and photo, are below.


Voting is open to all youth members of the lodge who are under the age of 21. Please review the candidate information before casting your ballot.

Youth may access the ballot here:


https://goo.gl/forms/VdawymGFwAEssPlP2


Voting is open through April 25, 2017.


Good luck to each of the candidates!

OA Expansion and Ceremony Team Flap Set

posted Apr 3, 2017, 4:01 AM by Lodge Adviser

Four amazing Limited Edition Patches have been produced to support Order of the Arrow expansion in Asia. The Far East Council and Achpateuny Lodge support Arrowmen in over 12 countries in the Far East. These patches are available as a fundraiser to support Ceremonial Regalia and Ceremony accomplishment for Arrowmen in hard to reach areas throughout the Asia region. The fundraiser is available to all Lodge members in good standing with 2017 dues paid until May 1st, then it will be made available to the general public. 

An email has been sent out to all members with the required form as an attachment. If you have not yet paid your 2017 dues, please send your dues with your Patch order, or click on the link on the Lodge homepage. Email adviser@oa803.org with questions or to obtain an order form if you did not receive one via email. Images of the patches are below!


                                                                   





2017 Lodge Officer Elections

posted Mar 10, 2017, 10:23 PM by Lodge Adviser   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 10:25 PM ]

My Brothers!

The 2017 Lodge Officer elections are now underway!  Please submit your nominations for Lodge Officers by April 8, 2017. Voting for the Lodge Officer elections will start April 10, 2017 and be completed by May 1, 2017.  Please fill out the attached word document and follow the instructions contained within it. The document also contains job descriptions for each Lodge Officer position. Further details are below. Good luck to all candidates!

 Important notes:

·      Candidates must be in good standing with 2017 dues paid.

·      Candidates must be at least and Ordeal Member for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.

·      Candidates must be Brotherhood or Vigil for the positions of Lodge Chief or Vice-Chief.

·      Term of Office: 1 year (June 1st to May 31st)

·     Lodge Officers must reside in the Far East Council during their entire term of office, and remain under 21 years of age for the entire term.

·      Any active youth Arrowman may nominate candidates.

·      Youth Arrowmen may nominate themself for office.

·      Unit leaders of candidates will be contacted for concurrence.


Timeline:

·      April 8 – Nominations close at 11:59pm on April 8th.

-       Nomination form, one page candidate statement, and photo are due.

-       Send all materials to both

Mr. Daniel O’Neill adviser@oa803.org

Mr. John Cuenin john.cuenin@scouting.org

-       Unit leaders will be contacted after receipt of nominations.

 

·      April 10 - 23 – Chapter “Primaries”

-       Candidates’ information sent to youth members for an electronic vote via GoogleForms.  

o   Only registered dues-paid youth members residing in Far East Council countries can vote.

o   Members must have a valid e-mail address in the Lodge Master (LM) records to vote.

o   Chapter Advisers, Clan Advisers, Lodge and Associate Lodge Adviser, and District Executives can update LM.

-       Chapter primaries close April 23 at 11:59pm.

-       Each Chapter’s Key 3 and the Lodge Key 3 will monitor voting.

-       Each Chapter Chief will be provided with a percent response from the GoogleForm for their Chapter.

 

·      April 24 – 30 - Chapter “Electoral” voting

-       Each chapter gets 10 electoral votes per position (e.g. Chief, Vice-Chief, Secretary, Treasurer).

-       Chapter Chiefs, in consultation with their Clan Chiefs (if any), will agree on their final electoral vote split.  Votes should be divided proportionally between candidates for each position according to the voting percentage in each chapter.

-       Chapter Chiefs will submit their 10 votes via email to the Lodge Adviser, Mr. Daniel O’Neill (adviser@oa803.org) and Supreme Chief of the Fire, Scout Executive Don Olsen (don.olsen@scouting.org).

-       Each Chapter’s 10 electoral votes are due by 11:59pm, April 30th.

-       A run-off will be held if no candidate receives at least 50% of the electoral votes.

 

·      May 1 – Election results announced! (If no run off)

-       The Arrowman with the most electoral votes for each position will be elected. 

Achpateuny Lodge NSJ 2017 Patches!

posted Feb 3, 2017, 1:41 AM by Lodge Adviser   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 2:13 AM ]

Three limited edition Lodge Flaps produced for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree are available as a fundraiser to all Lodge members in good standing with 2017 dues paid. An email has been sent out to all members with 2017 dues paid with the required form as an attachment. If you have not yet paid your 2017 dues, please do so at the link on the Lodge homepage, then email adviser@oa803.org to obtain an order form! Images of the Fundraiser, Trader and Contingent Patches (in that order) are below!

Announcing the 2016 Achpateuny Lodge Founder's Award Recipients!

posted Jan 27, 2017, 5:29 AM by Lodge Adviser

The Founder’s Award was created in 1981 by the National Order of the Arrow Committee to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to the lodge.  The award is reserved for a member who demonstrates to his fellow Arrowmen that he memorializes in his everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by the Order’s founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson.  While the Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction, the Founder’s Award is used to recognize those Arrowmen, youth and adult, who have impacted the Lodge in a positive and lasting way. This is a rare and distinguished honor presented to recognize the spirit of our Founders visible in worthy Arrowmen.


Congratulations to this year's Founders Award recipients!


Joshua LaBenne

Dr. Jacobb Caones

Announcing the 2017 Achpateuny Lodge Vigil Candidates!

posted Jan 27, 2017, 5:25 AM by Lodge Adviser

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Brothers who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting or their Scout camp.  Congratulations to this year's Vigil class!


Youth Vigils

Ryan Chen

Andrew Ebeyer

Justin Hathaway

Joshua LaBenne

Atsuki Sawada


Adult Vigils

Noel Aranas

Kenneth Ellett

Arwin Garcia

Rick Hathaway


Watch for news about their Vigils in the coming months.
Thank you to all those who took the time to nominate candidates this year and to the Vigil Selection Committee for their hard work in choosing the best candidates.

2017 OA Elections

posted Jan 7, 2017, 9:13 PM by Lodge Adviser

The Lodge Unit Election season is underway! All elections must occur before March 31, 2017. The documents necessary for conducting and reporting the results of a Unit Election can be found at Unit Election Resources or attached to this News Message! Ensure all results are emailed to elections@oa803.org 

Thank you,
Joshua LaBenne - Lodge Chief
Dan O'Neill - Lodge Adviser

“Let it be remembered that the Order of the Arrow was created to help the unit - to help it present its membership a better ideal of the inner qualities of the good Scout camper. Qualities of character, like cheerfulness and service, are hard for a boy or a man to understand in the abstract. They come easier when seen in human life. Let us realize the significance of the Order in the unit – for the unit is our best hope in Scouting.” 

~ Dr. E. Urner Goodman - Founder, Order of the Arrow

We Are Expanding!

posted Jan 2, 2017, 7:54 PM by Lodge Adviser

Congratulations to the newly approved Indonesia and Malaysia Clans! The LEC proposed the addition of these new Clans to the Supreme Chief of the Fire at the Council of Chiefs in December and they were approved!

Also congratulations to the newly named Amangi Wachtschu Chapter! This is the Chapter in the Asia West District serving OA Clans in South Korea, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

Keep up the great work expanding the OA in the Far East Council!

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