I wanted to take a quick moment and reach out to our Troop’s Arrowmen. I just wanted to post this message about the Fall Fellowship & Banquet in case you did not get a copy. This event is expected to fill very quickly, so make sure you get your registration in soon!
The annual Fall Fellowship & Banquet Weekend is next month (October 16-18), and registration is now open. The registration form can be downloaded from the lodge website — http://www.nawakwa.org — or you may register online through the link on the lodge website. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 7th. This will be our lodge’s OA Centennial event, and it is the final requirement many of you need to earn the special Centuries of Service sash patch award: http://www.oa-bsa.org/pages/content/arrowman-service-award
This year’s theme is “James Bond 007”, and we plan to have several secret agent themed events and activities throughout the weekend. Bring your favorite Q-Branch issued devices and be prepared for your assigned mission from Chief M (McNeilly…Ryan McNeilly).
We are especially excited that OA National Chief Alex Call will be attending our event weekend. This is a very special treat for Nawakwa, and we know that his participation will be a high-point of the weekend. Alex hopes that he’ll be able to speak with each of us in attendance, so we hope to overwhelm him with a large Nawakwa presence and a great showing of Heart of Virginia hospitality.
The high point of the event is expected to be the awards banquet on Saturday evening. Nawakwa plans to honor those chapters that have excelled in unit elections and camp promotions as well as our fellow arrowmen who will have just been awarded the Vigil Honor. We will also present the Founder’s Award and the James E. West Fellowship to several deserving Nawakwa brothers. As a special treat, and in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, National Chief Alex Call will present the Centurion Award to Nawakwa’s twelve recipients.
This will be a tremendously popular weekend, and we will need to limit attendance to about 450 people, so please be sure to register today. Also, if you haven’t yet paid your 2016 dues, there is the opportunity to do so when you register for the Fall Fellowship & Banquet.
If you have any questions, please contact Lodge Chief Ryan McNeilly (LodgeChief@Nawakwa.org) or Lodge Adviser Michael Lynch (LodgeAdviser@Nawakwa.org).
The Nawakwa Lodge leadership and the OA National Chief hope to see you at Fall Fellowship at Camp T. Brady Saunders on October 16-18!
–Scott Street, Webmaster
If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. I plan on being there, and I hope to see all of our OA members there also. It should be a fun filled weekend!
Yours in W.W.W, Scouting and the Gospel,