Dear members of the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge,
My fellow brothers in the Wimachtendienk W. W., it is with great pleasure to announce to you the beginning of the search for the 2016 T’Kope Kwiskwis Vigil Honor Class. This process over the next few months will allow you, the members of the lodge, to nominate eligible candidates for consideration by our committee.
The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or our Council’s Camps. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.
Recommendation letters to the committee must be typed, explain how the member has contributed to one or more of the four areas listed above, and why you think that person deserves the highest recognition that our Order can bestow. All recommendation letters must be turned into the Council’s Scout Office by April 6th 2016. Although it is not required, please include your name and contact information on the recommendation letter so we might contact you if we have any questions or seek further input. If you can please include English suggestions of an appropriate and honorable Vigil name for the nominee so the committee might make better and more enlightened decisions when bestowing names upon the new Vigil class. If you are a Vigil Honor member please note if you would be willing to sponsor the candidate at the time of their Vigil.
To be eligible an Arrowman must have been a Brotherhood member for at least two years. The names of those brothers who are eligible are listed on our password protected area.(2016 Vigil Eligible List) Please nominate anyone and everyone you feel deserves this distinction. The Vigil honor committee will not consider the number of nomination letters any candidate receives in its decisions. Only those brothers whose dues are in good standing can be considered. Please take the time to write the committee so that those who have served might be recognized. Thank you.
Yours in the Wimachtendienk,
Austin Springman Tony Moore
Vigil Selection Committee Chair Adviser