Candidates, Ordeal Members, and Brothers. This has been a hard year to get together in fellowship and service. The local restrictions due to Covid 19 have us in a holding pattern for all ceremonies. National Order of the Arrow has been supportive knowing that each lodge is facing different irksome tasks during this year.
Your lodge leadership, the LEC, has been in communication with advisors and National to make sure we can get all of you to Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil Honors.
The newsletter, The Pahpah, is coming out soon to our dues paid members for 2020 and 2019 due to most members usually paying dues at an event. If you have not paid your dues you can do that at https://scoutingevent.com/604-oadues2020
Our system that keeps all our records is called OA Lodge Master and sends all of our emails to paid dues members. To be informed on our upcoming events like the 75th Year of Service, revised plans for induction, when meetings change, zoom links to meetings and fun activities, or to find out fun things like what just happened when Mirandy learned a tik toc dance you must have your dues current.
OA reps from each unit should be attending the monthly chapter meeting to be informed on events to earn their Eagle position of responsibility requirements. They report back to the unit so they can stay informed and strive to earn the Unit of Excellence Award or one of the 3 plaques in the office.
Your LEC and other committee members are continuing to work on plans for the 75th Year of Service Celebration, Induction Weekend (when and how that will work), and fun events on and offline. Your support of Scouting and the Order of the Arrow through this time has been appreciated.
If you are doing service hours report them to your unit. If you are looking for conservation hours send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can see if there are openings for youth at MSR workdays.
Be safe Brothers. I can't wait until we can see each other in person again. We miss you too. Find your lodge on your platforms: on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Walamootkin on Instagram Walamootkin.oa.336 website www.bmcbsa.org/oa TikTok walamootkin.oa YouTube Walamootkin OA