Tamegonit Lodge is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2014. We have kicked off the year with a unique Winter Banquet that 400 people attended! Moving forward, we plan to induct more than 1000 new members into our lodge this year and we are rolling out several new things to commemorate the year through all of our events.
New inductees will receive the 75th Anniversary Lodge Flap set (displayed here) upon completion of their Ordeal. Lodge members interested in purchasing this 75th Anniversary Commemorative Lodge flap set can do so at the Naish Trading Post or at the Council Service Center. These will only be sold in sets and sell for $6.00/set. Only one run of these patches was ordered; when they sell out no more will be available!
75th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
Plans are taking shape for a great celebration weekend on September 19-21 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Tamegonit Lodge! An initial registration form for the weekend festivities is already available and more details will come as plans are confirmed for the weekend. Among the highlights for Celebration Weekend participants:
- OA National Chief Nick Dannemiller and OA Central Region Chief Ricky Angeletti will be in attendance throughout the weekend
- A Dedication Ceremony will be held for the renovated Whippoorwill Ceremony Ring; all Arrowmen and supporters are invited to attend and be recognized for their contributions
- The Vigil Call will be held for those worthy to be selected for this recognition
- Lodge Officer elections will take place to select leaders for 2015, the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow
Download the 75th Anniversary Celebration Registration Form or Register Online for the Celebration Weekend! We look forward to seeing you there!
Whippoorwill Capital Campaign
As you probably know by now, the lodge is embarking on a major capital project by renovating Whippoorwill this year. Construction is slated to be complete by April 11 for the Section Conclave, hosted by Tamegonit Lodge at Naish Scout Reservation. The first candidates that will be inducted to the Order of the Arrow by our lodge will visit the renovated Whippoorwill on the weekend of April 25-27.
We want to encourage everyone to be a part of this historic and necessary project. By now, each member of the lodge should have received a letter detailing this project and explaining what you can do to help support this project. Fundraising was kicked off with an initial gift of $30,000 from the lodge to purchase the needed materials to frame Whippoorwill. Additional funding will support the ongoing work to finish Whippoorwill. The total fundraising goal of this project is $100,000. To learn the details of the project and fill out a pledge form to make a donation to this project, click Whippoorwill Capital Campaign Pledge Form.
75th Anniversary Merchandise
Special merchandise was available for the first time at the Winter Banquet and will be available throughout the year for you to commemorate this special year for Tamegonit Lodge. Just check out some of the designs and items we have available for sale this year:
Please make sure to check back at the Naish Trading Post for new or additional items commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Tamegonit Lodge. This is going to be a great time for the Lodge and we look forward to you being a part of our celebration!
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