Over a very busy, hot weekend which included a Brotherhood ceremony, Vigil ceremonies, Spring Fellowship and ArrowTour the youth of the Lodge elected their new officers. Congratulations to the new slate of officers who will bring the Order into the second century of cheerful service.
Lodge Activities VC: Matthew R.
Lodge Treasurer: Ben B.
Lodge Inductions VC: Jacob T.
Lodge Secretary: Murphy B.
Lodge Service VC: Austin S.
And the 56th Lodge Chief of the T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge: Trent A.
On May 8-9 a merry band of wood butchers participated in our first Legacy Service Project. The chosen project was to rebuild the cook shelter on the back of the Buck Mountain Cabin at Camp Shepard. Originally scheduled to take two weekends, this hearty group of intrepid nail benders was able to demolish the existing shelter and complete the new structure on the first weekend. The Lodge partnered with the council to share the costs of materials. This shelter will provide the campers at this cabin a dry, safe area to cook or have a small campfire on those winter camp weekends.
We hope this is the start of a long list of Legacy Service Projects our brothers provide to the council.
Many thanks to our great volunteers.
Not pictured Terell Miller, Richard Niemi, Matt Baughman and Brian Adler.
T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge is hosting the celebration of the century! Our annual Spring Fellowship is the weekend of June 26-28 at Camp Pigott. All Scouts and Scouters from Chief Seattle Council and Mount Baker Council are welcome Saturday, whether or not they’re members of the Order of the Arrow. All arrowmen are welcome to stay for the whole weekend as well. This is not an event to miss. In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, we are also hosting ArrowTour this weekend. ArrowTour is a program designed to bring the hundredth anniversary to everyone across the country who can’t make it to the National Conference this summer.
A caravan of trucks are taking exhibits and activities all across the United States before convening at the National Conference this August. This once in a lifetime opportunity is open to everyone to either visit Saturday for free or to arrowmen to stay the weekend for just $25.00. Meals will be served to people staying the whole weekend, and hotdogs will be grilled Saturday afternoon for everyone.
Saturday 2:00—7:00 Free! Registration at the Door
For nearly 100 years, the Order of the Arrow has purposefully recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Therefore, our organization’s centennial provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those among us who are exemplars of the “high ideals and purpose of the Order of the Arrow.” The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who have meaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing and ongoing operational excellence of their local council’s lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.
Each Lodge in the country is allowed to choose a very select few individuals to receive this once in a lifetime recognition. They may be selected from any period of the Lodge’s history. In the case of T’kope Kwiskwis that is 61 years. They can either be recognized for their service as a youth or an adult, with a final mix of more youth than adults. They may be living or deceased. Recipients from our Lodge cover our first Lodge Chief to more contemporary members, all are currently living. All have made significant and lasting contributions to the benefit of our Lodge.
The recipient’s from T’Kope Kwiskwis are:
|Case A. Barden||William Flodman||Mike Gaylord|
|Henry Ken Hayashi||Joyce A. Johnson||Matthew D. Kahn|
|Mike Kelly||Del Loder||Jason Stewart|
These recipients will be recognized at the 2015 NOAC and locally at the ArrowTour event June 27th at Camp Pigott. You will also be able to visit a digital publication on the national website, describing their contributions.
We thank and congratulate all of these Cheerful Servants; they truly are the ones that came before.
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: T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or our Council's Camps.
T'Kope Kwiskwis lodge is proud to announce the 2015 Vigil Honor Class:
Michael Cobb Sr.
David W Lee
Please join us in congratulating the 2015 Vigil Honor Class!
These worthy brothers will conduct their Vigil at the Spring Fellowship June 26 -28 2015.
Greetings fellow Arrowmen,
Your service vice-chief would like to notify you about an awesome service opportunity coming up. This opportunity is the demolition and reconstruction of a large piece of a cabin up at Camp Sheppard. This will be a fun service project and food will be provided. Both adult and youth members are needed for this project. This is also the start of the Legacy Projects, which will be yearly service projects to our Council camps.
The two weekends for this project are:
Demolition: May 8-9
Reconstruction: May 22-23
Yours in Service,
T'Kope Kwiskwis Service Vice-Chief
Hi, this is your Section W1-N CVC for Promotions.
This month, Sikhs Mox Lamonti will be hosting the 2015 Section W1-N Conclave at Camp Fire Mountain. Conclave is a very special time for our Section, as it only happens once a year. Conclave is a time where all of the Lodges in our section come together for a fun-filled weekend. What makes 2015 special is that it marks the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. This means that this year's Conclave will be one to remember.
Conclave starts Friday, April 24th, and ends Sunday April 26th. For a couple hours on the the 25th, there will be a couple of classes to attend, ranging from Native History and Button Blankets, to learning how to become a better leader. Then, the rest of the day is filled with fun activities.
Events to look for are bouncy houses, 1100 foot Zipline, Climbing Wall, Tomahawk throwing, human foosball, mountain biking, glow in the dark ultimate frisbee, and much more. Later on, we will be electing new Section Officers, and have a party to remember. Rounding it off, are great opening and closing shows, filled with fun and laughter. Everyone will be staying in the Camp's adirondacks and tents, and meals are provided in the Dining Hall.
Go to sectionw1n.org to sign up now. After April 12th, the price will go up from $45 to $60. You can sign up for Conclave Updates by texting @cupdates to 81010, for updates throughout Conclave. See you there!
Section W1-N CVC of Promotions