2015nleeCongratulations to one of T'kope's own.

Nathan Lee, most recently Section W-1N Chief was just elected Western Region Chief. There are only four regions in the country and the region chiefs support the National Chief and Vice Chief.

In OA history there have only been two Region Chiefs elected from our Section and Nathan is the first from our Lodge. Nathan lives in the Kirkland area and is a member of Talapus Tillicum. This is a huge honor for Nathan and for our Lodge as well.

Again, our congratulations to Nathan, we are very proud of you our brother!

Mox Kar-Po is going to start a ceremonies team!

First meeting is 7:00 pm, Wednesday the 14th at 1652 SE Cedar St. Port Orchard, Troop 1523's meeting site. Anyone interested in being a part of it just show up. Neighboring chapter members are welcome also.

We will discuss future meeting dates, have some doughnuts, and talk about what all is involved with ceremonies. Possibly have a first read through. Hope to see you there.

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You could be sporting the button blanket at an upcoming Ordeal.

EARTHCORPS is doing a service project over MLK weekend, they will be providing all of the tools necessary for this particular project, and for those who do come, report your service hours to the lodge/ your chapter for journey to excellence!

Your T'Kope Service Vice-Chief

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service! Join thousands of volunteers nationwide in making your MLK Day, "a day ON, not a day OFF". Gather a group of coworkers, friends or family, and volunteer at one of our events honoring MLK all weekend long.

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Sign up for all EarthCorps volunteer events on our Volunteer Calendar

 

canoe_shed_3_2After receiving the very generous gift of a Haida style canoe, it has been our intention to build a shed to store and display it. This building will also be used for an onsite carving shed, with the intention of giving Chapters and or individual Arrowmen a dry place to work on Totem Poles. As you can see by the attached photos construction is well under way and should be complete in a month or so.

Normally this type of project might be weather dependent, but as you can see from the photos, a little inclement weather did not deter our hardy crew of carpenters. Many thanks to Bob M., Dave M., Rob L., Matthew K., Briggs H., Torin B., Kelly and Mike G. Please stop up at the Longhouse next time you are at camp and take a look.

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We are in need of some patch designs. We need at least three patches to help us commemorate the 100th anniversary of the OA.
The first patch is to be our 100th Anniversary Patch. We have been asked to include the Centennial Totem as part of the design. It can be a big noticeable part of the design or it can be small or subtle. These are the Centennial Totem:

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The second patch is our NOAC contingent patch
The third patch is our two piece NOAC contingent patch.
If you would like, you can also submit designs for pins, additional patches, hats or anything else related to NOAC.

All of these patches will be available for purchase to all lodge members.

This example is from Nisqually Lodge, our immediate neighbonisquallyr to the south. We need to come up with a better patch set than anyone else, especially Nisqually.

Please submit patch designs by December 31 to your chapter chief, lodge chief or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. so that the lodge and chapter officers can vote on them.

160 Arrowmen, friends and family turned out for the annual Lodge recognition banquet on October 18th 2014 where we honored those people who make the lodge tick. We said good bye and thank you to our old officers and then swore most of them back in as this year's leaders!

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Master of Ceremonies Matthew R led the evening's celebration. We also honored our latest vigil class, reflected on ArrowCorps 2014 and promoted upcoming lodge and national activities. Very special thanks go to our guest speaker OA National Committee Member Terrel Miller.

We revealed the Founders Award recipients at the event.

taylanIn February of this year our brother, Taylon Yuasa met with the Lodge Leadership seeking permission to create several Lodge Flaps as a fundraiser to help fight Breast Cancer. At this time he also received permission from the Chief Seattle Council to create a shoulder patch to be used as a fund raiser for the same goal.
A person very close to Taylon had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and survived. He wanted to carry out this project to honor this person.
Taylon designed and ordered the patches, then sold them at various OA and Scouting events, with all proceeds to go toward the Susan G. Koman foundation for the cure of this terrible disease.
On October 16th Taylon attended the Chief Seattle Council Executive Board meeting where he presented a check in the amount of $3500 to representatives of the Susan G. Koman foundation towards cancer research.
We congratulate Taylon on this outstanding project and are certainly proud to have this young man as a representative of T'kope.