|Hungteetsepoppi "PoppiFest 2005"....|
SPRING POPPIFEST AT CAMP AUGUSTA
The 2005 PoppiFest was a great event, and a big success! 28 Lodge members attended the weekend Fellowship in March, and prepared for the Conclave with fun events, training, service, and the Carnival.
We just had an excellent Second Annual PoppiFest filled to the brim with fun and games and the occasional bit of cheerful service. Preparation for the Conclave was key, and we spent a good portion of the day playing Indian Handball, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee, but we also managed to pack in sand painting and OA history. After breakfast the next morning everyone paid close attention to the history lesson held in the lodge, as an OA Jeopardy session was scheduled for later that evening.
We also spent time practicing sand painting, with some truly beautiful designs coming from some very skilled artists. With a couple of events taken care of, we moved out to set up the teepee before doing some service projects. After we pondered for a while on how to start it out, everything just clicked and we had it up within fifteen minutes, which was said to be a new record. The early afternoon passed quickly with the help of certain tasks and good buddies to share them with. We ate an excellent lunch and then headed down to the field to play handball, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee. Ted split everyone into equal teams and we set about being really tough opponents and each team gave the other some really great games. During the games we welcomed some late arrivals and included them in our fun.
We are definitely ready for the conclave! We got back just in time for dinner, and then afterwards the aforementioned OA Jeopardy and finally the carnival/casino night! Everyone was given the same amount of monopoly money and had their choice of games, including poker, blackjack, bean bag toss, peanut shucking and many other excellent activities. When everyone had their winnings, an auction was held to close out the night. The prizes ranged from bags of pistachio nuts to two tickets to Disneyland! In the end everyone managed to get what they wanted and people quietly headed to their beds.
We all went to bed peacefully, and awoke the next morning to find not only another excellent breakfast, but that four brothers had achieved the Vigil honor while we slept. Congratulations to Ryan Z, Ted Z, Ian F. and Jim Faison on their accomplishment! After that, packing up and heading out went pretty fast, and we were back in the bay area before long. A patch a lot like last year's was given to participants, and can be purchased at the next meeting or event. A lot of effort is being given to getting ready for the conclave this year! We have won 1st place for the past two years, and can count on becoming a dynasty given the skills and qualities we possess as a lodge. Don't forget to sign up soon if you haven't already.
Thanks to everyone who made PoppiFest a great experience for us all!
Yours in Brotherhood,
The new Vigils with their certificates.
The Vigil Candidates! Corngratulations to Jim, Ryan, Ted and Ian.
Service to the Camp.
Out on the playing field.
The Kitchen Crew. Thanks for the great meals!
© 2007 Hungteetsepoppi Lodge #466