There are seven elected positions within Tamegonit Lodge. These youth serve as lodge officers for the year and are responsible for carrying out the program and administration of Tamegonit Lodge. The seven lodge officers are the Lodge Chief, four Lodge Vice-Chiefs, Treasurer, and Secretary .
Lodge Officers must be under 21 for their entire term. Lodge Officers are best distinguished by their distinctive headgear at OA weekends.
2013 Tamegonit Lodge Organization Chart
The Lodge Chief - Nathan
Serving as Lodge Chief for Tamegonit Lodge can be one of the most demanding, yet fulfilling, jobs a youth member in Scouting can ever hold. Only a select few are ever elected to this high honor by the Lodge. A Lodge Chief is elected at Fall Fellowship and serves from Winter Banquet to Winter Banquet, training his newly elected successor during the months between his election and the end of his term. A year in the life of a Lodge Chief has both its ups and downs.
The Lodge Chief can be any youth member of Tamegonit Lodge. The Chief is usually a Vigil Honor member but does not have to be. The Lodge Chief is distinguished at Lodge Events by his distinctive bonnet with a single trail of feathers running down his back. This is not so much a means of promoting the chief, as it is a way to distinguish the burden they carry as chief of the lodge. In recent years, the lodge chief has worn the simple Ordeal Arrowhead in place of his coup thong, as a symbol of the Ordeal that every leader faces. Tamegonit Lodge also has an unofficial lodge chief patch that is passed from Lodge Chief to Lodge Chief to be worn on his uniform.
Past Lodge Chiefs are entitled to wear a bonnet, without a trail. Any member of the lodge seen wearing one of these bonnets has served his lodge well. Lodge Chiefs are responsible for maintaining not the status of the Lodge. He works with a Lodge Adviser and a Lodge Staff Adviser.
The current Lodge Chief is Nathan. To contact him, e-mail Cortland Bolles.
Lodge Vice Chiefs
There are four Lodge Vice Chiefs within Tamegonit Lodge. They each serve as assistants to the Lodge Chief. Each is assigned special tasks from the Lodge Chief. One of the traditional assignments of the Lodge Vice Chiefs is to award coups, Brownhawk, and White Buffalo awards to members of the Lodge. These are awarded at Induction weekends and Fall Fellowship. Vice Chiefs are best recognized at Lodge functions by their Native American bonnets with no trailer.
Vice Chief of Administration - Hunter
The Vice Chief of Administration is primarily responsible for overseeing the lodge operations and lodge committees pertaining to and responsibile for lodge rules/by-laws, equipment, safety, and procedures. Those committees he oversees include Chapel, Emergency Preparedness Support Staff, Lodge Handbook & Historian, Marketing, and Quartermaster. The current Vice-Chief of Administration is Hunter.
Vice Chief of Chapters - Tyler
The Vice Chief of Chapters is primarily responsibile for overseeing the Chapter Chiefs and chapter operations throughout the lodge including providing support to help chapters and a means for chapters to share ideas about increased participation in scouting at the unit level and in the Order of the Arrow. He oversees all 13 Chapter Chiefs and the OATR Chair. The current Vice-Chief of Chapters is Tyler.
Vice Chief of Inductions - Andrew
The Vice Chief of Inductions is primarily responsible for executing successful Induction events for all those newly elected candidates to become Ordeal members and for those Ordeal members wishing to seal their membership in the Order of the Arrow by becoming Brotherhood members. He will oversee the Elangomat, Nimat, Runner, Service Projects, and Summer Camp OA Chairs. He also oversees the American Indian Events Chair; this Chairman is responsible for overseeing the Ceremonies Team and Dance Team. The current Vice-Chief of Inductions is Andrew.
Vice Chief of Program - Riley
The Vice Chief of Program is primarily responsible for ensuring successful events that build the fellowship and excitement for the Order of the Arrow program for all members of the lodge on an ongoing, year-long basis. He oversees the Winter Banquet, OA Mentor, OA High Adventure, Vigil, Founder's Award, Section Conclave, Fall Fellowship, Rimrock Trail Crew, NOAC, and National Events Chairs. The current Vice-Chief of Program is Riley.
Lodge Secretary - Clayton
The Lodge Secretary is responsible for the communications in our lodge. This includes things such as: Torchbearer, Website and keeping minutes for lodge meetings and functions.
The position of Lodge Secretary is a very demanding one. He is expected to take an active role in all lodge events. Any youth member of the lodge, under the age of 21, may be elected as Lodge Secretary at the lodge's annual Fall Fellowship in September. However, his term will start and end at Winter Banquet. The months between election and the official beginning of his term serves as a training period. Lodge Secretaries are distinguished by a hair roach with two feathers. He oversees the Camp Promotions, Newsletter, and Website Chairs.
Lodge Treasurer - James
The Lodge Treasurer is in charge of the finances of the lodge. The Treasurer sets forth a budget for approval by the lodge, and regularly monitors the status of lodge funds. The Lodge Treasurer's goal is to constantly balance the cost of services provided to the lodge, while making participation affordable for all. He works to generate funds for the lodge through merchandising and fundraising opportunities. The Treasurer also deals with the National Service Grant and the collection of dues.
The Lodge Treasurer works with the Membership Committee to achieve a membership status of over 4500 dues paying members. This is reflected in the annual budget. Any youth member of the lodge, under the age of 21, may be elected as Lodge Treasurer at the lodge's annual Fall Fellowship in September. However, his term will start and end at Winter Banquet. The months between election and the official beginning of his term serve as a training period.The Lodge Treasurer is signified by the porcupine quill roach with one feather that they wear on top of their head. He oversees the Fundraising Events and Trading Post Chairs.