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Winter Banquet 2013
Are you ready for an amazing time of fun, food, and fellowship? Do you want to find out what the lodge has been up to all year? Who the most outstanding Arrowmen of the year are? Who the new lodge officers are, and the slogan for 2014? Come to Winter Banquet for all that and more!
Held at Stamler Dining Hall at the McKee Scout Reservation on December 7, 2013, Winter Banquet will be an evening of great food and amazing fellowship for all. Registration starts at 5:30 PM. We'll kick the banquet off at 6:00 PM with a welcome from the 2013 Lodge Chief. Then comes a great, catered dinner. While you're eating dinner, we'll begin the program.
The Winter Banquet program has several key parts: a keynote speaker, the Year-In-Review slideshow, announcements about the lodge (the fun kind!), awards presentation, a Vigil Honor recognition, and the installation of the 2014 Lodge Officers. This year, our keynote speaker will be Aaron Shepherd, the 2013-14 Section SR-6 Chief and a member of Kawida Lodge. You'll want to make sure to pay attention to the Year-In-Review slideshow -- you just might see yourself! Several key announcements will also be made, such as a recognition of those who successfully completed Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) 2013 and information about the first 2014 event, Indian Winter. During the awards presentation, we'll recognize the outstanding Arrowmen of the year with special awards (you can find the list in our Lodge Planbook!). The Vigil Honor is one of the highest honors an Arrowman can receive; at Winter Banquet, we'll acknowledge those who were selected for this recognition. If you want to find out who the 2014 Lodge and Chapter Officers are, then make sure to be at Winter Banquet for their installation. We'll also unveil the 2014 Lodge Slogan and Banner.
After the program is over, we'll finish with singing the OA song and departing as Brothers. If you've ever been to a Winter Banquet before and had this experience, you know it's not to be missed.
Overall, Winter Banquet will be a huge event in which you will definitely want to participate. Whether this will be your first Winter Banquet or your twentieth, it will be an evening you will remember. To reserve your spot now, register online at http://www.bgbsa.org/event/oa-winter-banquet/1204276 or fill out and mail the paper form found at http://www.bgbsa.org/document/oa-winter-banquet-2013/131340. We'll see you there, at the last event of 2013!!
Kawida as Service Lodge for 2014 Conclave
At the fall COC, it was voted that the section will hold the 2014 Conclave at Camp McKee, April 25-27, 2014. The Kawida LEC voted to petition to serve as the service lodge for this Conclave after the creation of the new lodge in our section, Nguttitehen Lodge, disrupted the current Conclave rotation. Nguttitehen Lodge was created as a result of a merge between White Horse Lodge and Talligewi Lodge, earlier this year.
We have a lot of work to do in order to be ready for this event. Leading the way as the service lodge Conclave Chairman, Nick Oliver, Kawida's current Lodge Chief, is working hard to organize all of the work that needs to be done to prepare for this event. He is being helped by Tim Brown, who is advising the committee. There are several sub-committees for this event, and each one has a youth leader and an adult adviser. More information on these committees will be available soon.
Please note that the date of this event has changed from the date of past Conclaves to April 25-27, 2014. This change was approved at the Spring COC.