April Lodge Chief's Update

Post date: Apr 8, 2018 1:47:07 AM


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.”