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  • Covid-19 Virtual Service Project

    Fellow Arrowmen, 

    Join us in a virtual service project this month to help feed members of our community. 

    The Covid-19 situation has resulted in extraordinary job losses and disruption of income for thousands of Ohioans, including many in the cities and towns that make up the Lake Erie Council and Erielhonan Lodge. 

    As a result, food insecurity is a growing problem. Many people don’t know where they will get food to feed their family. Groups are setting up food pantries to help, but they need donated food items to distribute. 

    That’s where you come in. Between now and Saturday, April 25, please do the following: 

    1. Find  a food pantry in your community, possibly an established food bank or maybe a new drop-off location set up for Covid-19 donations, such as schools, churches, or synagogues. Contact them to see if they are accepting food or monetary donations and what items they need the most.
    2. When your family buys groceries (online, delivered, or at the store), get a few extra items of shelf-stable foods. Examples include pasta dishes, boxed meals, rice, beans, cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned/packaged chicken/tuna, cooking oil, or even pet food.
    3. Deliver the items to the food bank. Many have boxes or other means for you to make the drop in a safe, socially-distant manner. As you deliver the items, take a selfie.
    4. Post the photo to one of the lodge’s social media accounts. Tag @erielhonanlodge on Facebook and Twitter, or erielhonanlodge on Instagram. Use the hashtags #OA-EL and #LoveOneAnother. 

    If your family isn’t planning a grocery run soon, another option is to make a monetary donation to the food pantry. Take a selfie as you’re making the donation. That’s also the best choice if your local center isn’t currently accepting food items from the general public.

    Post your selfie on social media to report your donation by Saturday, April 25. That allows you to participate in the service project for the Lake Erie Council’s 2020 Scouting at Home Camporall that day. (To learn more, head to the camporall page on the council’s website, https://lecbsa.org/camporall). 

    Thanks for making a difference in our community!

    Yours in cheerful service,

    Evan Richwalsky  |  Lodge Chief

    Joe Wollet  |  Lodge Adviser

    Posted Apr 21, 2020, 5:17 PM by Charles Nusbaum
  • Winter Banquet 2020
    On February 1, 2020, 230 Arrowmen, families, and friends gathered near the center of the council at Wagner’s of Westlake for our annual celebration of recognition and fellowship.  The evening began with gathering at our renowned trading post and the annual silent auction before sitting down to enjoy a delicious dinner.

    The program kicked off with a presentation of a check for almost $11,500 to Marc Ryan—Lake Erie Council Scout Executive and Supreme Chief of the Fire—for contributions and gifts in kind by the lodge in 2019.

    After looking back at our year, multiple special bead awards and recognitions were presented by our Vice Chiefs to dozens of deserving youths and adults.  Lodge Chief Evan Richwalsky and Lodge Adviser Joe Wollet presented their special awards to recognize outstanding Arrowmen for their contributions this past year.  All our new 224 Ordeal, 38 Brotherhood, and 12 Vigil members were recognized.

    Larry Andrews was presented with a National Order of the Arrow Legacy Fellowship in recognition of his many years of selfless service at the lodge, section, and national levels. Larry Howell and JJ Conklin were presented with the James E. West Fellowship in celebration of their many years of service.

    Son Ben Snyder and Father Jeremy Snyder were presented with the Founder’s Award in recognition of their spirits of selfless service to our lodge.

    The evening was capped off with the Vigil Chief calling out fifteen Arrowmen for the Vigil honor:
    • Mr. Ben Altose
    • Alek B.
    • Spencer B.
    • Mr. Tim Carver
    • Mr. John Conklin Sr,
    • Steven G.
    • JJ O.
    • Joey P.
    • Zach P.
    • Donald S.
    • Mr. Mike Umstead
    • Breanden V.
    • Mr. Paul Visnosky
    • Owen W.
    • Mr. James Webb

    Kudos to all who were recognized and a sincere thank you to all those whose hard work made the evening a success, especially CJ Howard (youth chair) and Mike Gleespen (adult chair).  (And props to Christy Howard and Jackson Luck for taking photographs!)

    Posted Feb 23, 2020, 5:48 PM by Charles Nusbaum
  • Fall Fellowship In Review

    Arrowmen gathered at Camp Stigwandish over the weekend of October 18-20 for this year’s Fall Fellowship and the final edition of our Back to the Future themed events.  After setting up their tents in campsites organized by chapters, members gathered at the dining hall for fellowship, some games, and a showing of Back to the Future III.

    Following a crisp, chilly night, everyone enjoyed a delicious breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy before beginning the morning’s service projects.  Crews hit the trails to clean up branches and debris, including clearing several large logs that had fallen across trails.  Another crew spent the majority of the afternoon digging post holes and setting posts for the human foosball court that the lodge is funding and installing at Stig.

    After lunch, members enjoyed an Amazing Race style series of challenges across camp, capped off with a dutch oven cook off.  LEC members participated in the national Thrive webinar with all the lodges across the country, discussing how to improve elections, inductions, and activation.

    Everyone enjoyed a hearty dinner before elections for 2020 lodge officers. Congratulations to the following Arrowmen who were elected:

    • Lodge Chief: Evan R.
    • Executive Vice Chief: Patrick S.
    • Vice Chief, Program: Trevor H.
    • Vice Chief, Membership: Kaleb C.
    • Vice Chief, Native American Traditions: JJ O.
    • Vice Chief, Communications: Donnie S.
    • Vice Chief, Finance: Max H.
    • Chippewa Chapter Chief: Ian T.
    • Kittan Chapter Chief: Alek B.
    • Naxa Sipu Chapter Chief: Owen W.

    Members capped off the evening by playing casino games and inducting three scouts to the Brotherhood honor.  And what Wild West-themed weekend would be complete without root beer?!

    On Sunday morning, members were treated to a Paul Bunyan breakfast.  The lodge also inducted the last two Vigil honor members for this year: Nick J and Jen Folkman—congratulations!

    Join us on Saturday, February 1, to celebrate a fantastic 2019 at our Winter Banquet!

    Posted Nov 5, 2019, 5:36 PM by Charles Nusbaum
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