Words from the Chief
Well, for everyones information, Hungteetsepoppi won its 5th consecutive "Most Indian Lodge Award" at the W3A Conclave. Strong in This One, The Service Is
A big thank you to all who attended. I personally had a great time hanging out with you all on Friday night and continuing the fun through Saturdays games and onto the awards on Sunday. Although we might not have had as many Arrowmen as the other lodges, we showed W3A what Poppi can do, and for that I thank everyone who came. A special thank you to those who instead of not coming out at all showed up for parts of the Conclave in order to help the lodge.
For future reference, I expect to see all of you at the councils upcoming Camporee. Keep in mind that we will be holding our lodge elections at that point and that those of you interested in continuing leadership should look to become Lode Officers. Feel free to come to any of the current Chiefs, myself included, with questions. Our lodge barbecue is on June 24th. I look forward to seeing every one of you there. It will be a day of good food and games, so be sure to be there. Also, looking to the far future, our Ordeal is October 5-7th, so please plan on attending and get it on your calendars.
To those who missed this years Conclave, Hungteetsepoppi has the honor of co-hosting next years Conclave, to be held at Coast Guard Island. Please prepare to help the lodge put on a great show by volunteering your time for the benefit of the section.
Yours in Brotherhood
Did you know....
that our lodge has a new section on the website that specializes in camping information?
The WTGC section is currently divided into National, State, County and Regional parks.
Many favorite parks are listed, and clicking on each will bring you directly to the website for that specific park. Soon, we will have links to personal experiences from our local scouts and scouters, with recomendations and tips for a great camping experience.
By have this information web based, it can be added to and modified easily, and is readily available to all. Please check it out! http://oa466.org/WTGC-main.html
2007 Event Calendar
Lodge Summer BBQ, Juaquin Miller June 24th
Lodge Bussiness Meeting
Lodge Sponsored Cub Overnight
Hungteetsepoppi Fall Ordeal
College of Marin, Indian Valley campus
The Conclave this year was a difficult but rewarding year. The arrowmen arrived Friday evening, and, after dinner, participated in the opening show. There were many movies shown throughout the weekend, including Spaceballs and the entire Star Wars saga. The opening show was the tale of a young boy seeking to become stronger in the Service. If only they had their lines down. It was a good start to the Conclave, followed by the crackerbarrel.
The next morning we got up early to a good breakfast, and eager for the days activities. We started the classes early, and completed four fantastic classes before lunch. The classes included Nifty Camp Gadgets, Dutch Oven Cooking, Man and Nature, Roberts Rules of Order, and many other classes. After lunch the competitive games began, starting with Tug -of War, which was a lost battle. Hungteetsepoppi then fought valiantly through volleyball, dodgeball and Indian Handball with only ten arrowmen. Meanwhile, other arrowmen participated in sand painting, creating colorful designs with sand glued to boards. The lodge adults prepared a Midway booth, which was a small taste of life in Piedmont, including some facts about Piedmont and one free item for all who came. There was also a fantastic chili cookoff, and Lodge Adult David Roy contributed his fantastic chili. Meanwhile, back on the battlefield, Luke, Liam, CJ, Mike, Will, Kevin, Derek, Patrick, Jack and Alan continued to compete in the games. The youth got many seconds and thirds, but won no game. After all the days activites were over, the weary Lodge members retired to the campsite, and dinner.
The next morning we had another great breakfast, then took down the teepee and tents, and loaded them into the cars. We had a Closing Ceremony, at which Hungteetsepoppi Lodge was awarded the Most Indian Lodge Award. It was a rewarding weekend, and all the Lodge members enjoyed the many activities and events.
The weekend of May 19-20 was our annual Piedmont Council Camporee, at which the lodge held a callout ceremony. The individual troops voted and elected 25 new scouts to be candidates who are cheerful in service to become part of the OA. We look forward to welcoming these candidates as new brothers at the Ordeal weekend, October 5th-7th!
The lodge also held a meeting to conduct new officer elections. Due to the lack of eligible and interested members, it was decided to hold the elections at the Lodge BBQ, Sunday, June 24th
On the weekend of March 23-25, 6 Arrowmen, accompanied by 8 adult Arrowmen traveled to the land of Camp Augusta to participate in Hungteetsepoppis Spring fellowship, Poppifest. They arrived on a Friday night and stayed up late, assuring the vigil honorees were on their correct track then individually wandering off to bed. The next day they got up, relatively early and had a delicious breakfast, all the while looking forward to the upcoming service project. They were going to be building a dock to replace the one torn down at the Hungteetsepoppi Ordeal.
Through intense heat and strenuous labor the Arrowmen labored, creating the frames of the two docks, until finally, at 4 in the afternoon they were released and were free to go. With all the business handled and no extra reason to stay up there, the Arrowmen traveled back to their home country to continue their service to their troops and the community.
In this Issue:
Words from the Chief
Camporee 2007, Unit Elections and the Callout
New Vigil Members
Did you know....
Lodge Spring BBQ
June 24th, 6:00pm
Joaquin Miller Park
July 28-Aug. 1st
OA Hosted Cub Overnight
Coyote Hills Reg. Park
Lodge Fall Ordeal
Lodge BBQ 2007
Sunday, June 24th
Every year, the lodge holds a BBQ at the end of the scouting year. This is a purely fun event, and all Arrowmen are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for the BBQ, with lots of good food and games. It is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, at 6pm in Joaquin Miller Park. More information will be sent to all lodge members to confirm the time and location. To make sure that we have enough food, we will ask you to sign up for the BBQ.
In addition to the BBQ, we will be holding Lodge Officer Elections for the 2007-2008 term. Arrowmen interested in serving the lodge as an officer are encouraged to contact Chief Luke, and let him know.
New Vigil Members
At PoppiFest 2007, the lodge inducted it's newest Vigil members, Kevin C. and Paul Orgeon.
The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout Camp.
Kevin and Paul have shown unselfish dedication to the ideals of scouting, and dedicated service to the lodge for many years.
Congratulations to Kevin and Paul!
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