Ruggles Elected as Section Chief
Congratulations to the current Lodge Chief, Nate Ruggles, who was elected Chief for Section C1B in the Central Region. Nate will lead the five OA lodges in the section, which includes Kon Wapos Lodge. He will represent Order of the Arrow members of our section at the National OA meeting in December. Thank you to the outgoing section chief, Will Smith, also a member of Kon Wapos Lodge and past Lodge chief.
Fall Conference is Cancelled
The Kon Wapos Lodge Fall Conference at Camp Rokilio scheduled for Oct. 9-11 has been CANCELLED, based on guidance from the health department to not gather in large groups. Refunds are being processed. No request is needed. Refunds will be processed using the same method you used for payment. Stay tuned for more information on opportunities **Continued** for Ordeal candidates to complete their Ordeal and for Brotherhood candidates to earn their Brotherhood honor. We will also explore options for Vigil Honor candidates to complete their Vigil. Contact the Lodge Adviser with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Ordeal Induction Program Announced
There will be a virtual National Induction weekend held Nov. 6 & 7. Ordeal candidates should save the dates. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Last Weekend at Gardner Dam
The Lodge hosted a day of Cheerful Service at Gardner Dam Scout Camp on Sept. 26. THANK YOU to the OA members and others who split wood, placed firewood in campsites, trimmed and pruned trees and took down the wall tents used during the summer by the Webelos program. Those attending used COVID-19 protocols (distancing, masks, etc.). The Lodge provided lunch. Everyone attending was presented a Kon Wapos Award in recognition of their service. Those who answered the call for service in our camps during June will receive a Kon Wapos Award patch.
Seeking Female Leaders to Serve in the Order
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” – Ruth Bader Ginsberg
We are looking for adult (21+) female OA members to serve in a variety of adviser roles within the lodge (council) and our 8 chapters (districts). Interested adult female members can contact the lodge adviser to discuss adviser roles in the Order of the Arrow.
Email Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser, at email@example.com
. Newly inducted female youth members (under 21) are encouraged to serve as youth leaders. Contact your Chapter Chief and Chapter Adviser or the lodge adviser to discuss opportunities for leadership.