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2018 Fall Fellowship Recap

posted Oct 27, 2018, 6:42 PM by Erielhonan Lodge   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 5:52 PM ]

Wet, windy weather couldn’t keep the intergalactic fun of our fall fellowship grounded! Over 100 Arrowmen came together at Camp Avery Hand at Firelands Scout Reservation for a weekend of fun, service, and celebration.

On Saturday morning, several works crews headed out across camp to perform trail maintenance, clean up gutters, weed areas, fix trail signs, spread stone, and split wood.

 

Following our service to camp and a delicious lunch, we enjoyed a variety of activities including rock climbing, tomahawk throwing, archery, and of course gaga ball!  The afternoon wrapped up with an epic game of space-themed lodge Jeopardy.

   

Our evening started with lodge and chapter elections.  Congratulations to all of our 2019 lodge officers:
  • Lodge Chief Evan R.
  • Executive Vice Chief Nathan S.
  • Vice Chief of Program Owen W.
  • Vice Chief of Membership Adam B.
  • Vice Chief of Native American Traditions Clinton S.
  • Vice Chief of Communications Jackson L.
  • Vice Chief of Finance Kaleb C.
  • Chippewa Chapter Chief Ian T.
  • Kittan Chapter Chief Aaron M.
  • Naxa Sipu Chapter Chief Tyler Y.
  • Wewoapisak Chapter Chief Andrew S.
 

After elections we had an epic party complete with a bounce house!

  

13 Arrowmen sealed their membership by completing brotherhood, even in the midst of a crazy windstorm that had a tree fall nearby!

As our program wrapped up Sunday morning, we celebrated the presentation of the Vigil honor to Don Vartorella who kept his Vigil the night before.


Thank you to Music 911 Inc. and First Choice Photography for their support of the weekend!

2019 Lodge Officer Elections

posted Aug 27, 2018, 5:47 PM by Charles Nusbaum   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 6:24 PM ]

Lodge officer applications are now being accepted for 2019. The election will be held at Firelands Scout Reservation on Saturday, October 20 during our fall fellowship.
  • The application form as a fillable PDF is available at http://bit.ly/2MzOEUA. This form is required for anyone who wishes to run for lodge-wide positions or chapter chief. Applications are due by October 6, 2018, by 11:59pm Eastern.
  • An information sheet with information on duties and responsibilities of officers is available at http://bit.ly/2MxEXpI.
  • A lodge organization chart showing responsibilities by office is available at http://bit.ly/2oeb2UN.
  • And a position description for lodge chief is available at http://bit.ly/2odme49.

Applications require signatures of the member, one of his parents, his unit leader, and the lodge adviser (or chapter adviser if applying only for chapter chief).

Applicants may run for up to three different positions, which should be numbered from 1-3 in order of preference on the application form.

Questions may be directed to Lodge Adviser Joe Wollet at LodgeAdviser@erielhonan.org. (Responses from August 28-September 2 may be delayed due to travel.)

Once again, applications are due by October 6, 2018, by 11:59pm Eastern.

April Lodge Chief's Update

posted Apr 7, 2018, 6:47 PM by Erielhonan Lodge

Brothers,

For most of us, spring break is now in the rear view mirror and we’re eagerly looking ahead to Spring Fellowship and hosting the Section C-4A Conclave. All members are invited and encouraged to sign up for both events. They both offer fun, fellowship and food--the things that fuel Arrowmen!

The vice chiefs and I would like to update you on the success of your Lodge.
  • Vice Chief of Program: We had such a great turnout at our inaugural Lodge Banquet in February (247 members signed up!) and would like to thank everyone for their help and attendance. We are looking for people to help with the upcoming Spring Fellowship, to be held April 27-29 at Beaumont. Be sure to sign up for the fellowship before early bird pricing closes on April 14.
  • Vice Chief of Membership: We are currently on pace to meet our membership goal. We have more than 552 dues-paid 2018 members. This is already 61% of last year’s members. Elections to date have resulted in 130+ new candidates and climbing. If your unit hasn’t conducted an election yet, please email us at elections@erielhonan.org.
  • Vice Chief of Native American Traditions: The totem pole committee is hard at work creating new poles and restoring old ones. We have many exciting things planned for this year, including getting a drum team started. We’re going to have our ceremonies teams competing at section and national events, and we’re working on writing our lodge’s history.
  • Treasurer: Before the banquet, the lodge treasurer sent out a survey asking what new products you would like to see in the trading post. We are pleased to announce we have added water bottles, belt buckles, sweatshirts, and more. New items will be available at Spring Fellowship and Conclave.
We have had a great start with an enthusiastic Lodge Executive Committee (LEC). Our next LEC meeting will take place during Spring Fellowship.

Every lodge member is invited to join us for breakfast on Sunday, June 10 at Firelands as we congratulate our inaugural class of Vigil Honor members. Eight of your brothers have been selected for this high honor. A link to sign up for the Vigil breakfast--and all other lodge events--can be found on our website, www.erielhonan.org.

Next, I would like to encourage every active Arrowman to branch out and meet other people. We’ve got a big lodge, so come to our events, meet new people, and have fun!
Finally, make it a personal goal to have at least one other individual who is not active become active once again. 

I am happy to be serving as the first lodge chief of Erielhonan Lodge. It has been a remarkable experience and I would like to thank all of those who have helped along the way. Always remember: “Those who chose you need you.”

Erielhonan Lodge to host Section C-4A Conclave

posted Sep 8, 2017, 11:53 AM by Erielhonan Lodge   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 11:54 AM ]

Arrowmen from all over eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia will gather at Beaumont Scout Reservation on May 18-20, 2018 for the Section C-4A Conclave.

As the host lodge, Erielhonan Lodge will welcome brothers from Marnoc, Sipp-O and Onandaga lodges for a weekend of fellowship, fun, outdoor adventure, ceremonies, shows and undoubtedly great food. Our lodge leadership is working with section officers and advisers to make the 2018 Conclave one of epic adventure and fun.

Erielhonan will also be the service lodge, assisting Arrowmen with parking, directions around camp, cooking and cleaning, onsite logistics, and technology. Every member of Erielhonan is asked to sign up to help out, as many hands make light work.

Watch this site for more Conclave news as it is revealed over the next few months. To sign up for one of Erielhonan Lodge's Conclave committees, contact Conclave Host Lodge Chair Quentin K. and Adviser Mr. Phil Williams at conclave@erielhonan.org.

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