fall_rally_2011Fall Rally is coming up November 9 -11 2012 at Camp Brinkley! Join your Brothers for a weekend of fellowship, training, fellowship, fun and fellowship! Get trained for unit elections and the OA Troop/Team Rep Program. Become your character as a ceremonialist and learn about Northwest Coast dance and stories. Compete against other Chapters in a multitude of fellowship events! There will even be a Brotherhood ceremony on Friday! See the progress on our new Longhouse! There's so much to do, and there's something there for everyone!


Check-in opens at 5 PM on Friday and the event ends Sunday at noon. Cost is $20. Register conveniently online.

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Can't wait to see you there!
Your T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge Officers

bh_hood_burk_smallWe encourage everyone to congratulate our latest brothers who sealed their membership in the Order by going through the Brotherhood Ceremony at the Fall Ordeal at Camp Pigott in September.

If it's been 10 months since your ordeal and you want to step up to the Brotherhood, there are several opportunities left this year. For more information contact your Troop/Team Rep, or your chapter leadership.
These are our laudable brothers:

banquet_promoThis year, the Lodge Leadership Development is being held in conjunction with the Council Program and Training Conference on Saturday, October 20th at North Seattle Community College. As well as teaching several general sessions for the PTC, the Lodge will be running a full slate of classes on subjects ranging from how to run an OA Chapter to the OA Troop/Team Rep Program. This event is a must for all Chapter officers, chairmen, and advisers! Better yet, the event is FREE and lunch is included!
Register here for LLD (and the Banquet, if attending both):


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That night at NSCC, we will also be holding the Annual Lodge Recognition Banquet. This is where we celebrate the Lodge achievements of the past year and recognize the contributions of individuals that made it possible. Cost is $20 is you pre-register soon! It's more expensive at the door. The shindig begins with the great hall opening at 5:30 PM.
Register here for the Annual Lodge Recognition Banquet (if not attending LLD):

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Get ready for a busy and fun-filled day! In the next few days you should recieve an invitation in the mail to these events; simply return the card or register online.

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Greetings My Brothers!

Here is the opportunity all you ArrowCorps participants and non- participants have been waiting for. We are going back on the Mountain for Service. On Saturday September 22nd 2012 we will be working along side our friend from the Washington Trails Association at Sunrise, Mt Rainier.

This year we have once again made arrangements to stay at Camp Sheppard Friday night before working at Sunrise. If you plan on staying at Sheppard please bring $10 for food. We will provide a Friday night cracker barrel, a continental breakfast and lunch for Saturday. You might bring extra money for Saturday evening dinner in Enumclaw on the way home.

Please bring the usual personal gear: Signed Volunteer Agreement (see below) BSA Health Form, Gloves, Safety Glasses, 2-Water Bottles, Long Sleeve Shirt, Pants, Hiking Shoes and Hard Hat (if you have one).

If You Can Not Come Friday and Want to Work With Your Brothers Please Bring Your Own Food & Meet Us At Camp Sheppard Parking Lot At 7:00 AM Saturday!

Download flyer for more information including schedule

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER on the LODGE WEBSITE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO WE CAN BE PREPARED. See You On The Mountain!!!

National Park Volunteer Adult Agreement
National Park Volunteer Youth Agreement

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lhconstruction0010The longhouse has entered its last and most exciting stage, its construction! Members can follow the weekly longhouse constructions updates in the "Current Projects Section" of the longhouse tab.

http://tkopekwiskwis.org/longhouse/current-projects

Spread the great news!

 


lodgeCongratulations to outgoing Lodge Chief Ian B and the rest of the leadership of the T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge for their achievement of the gold standard in the new Journey to Excellence program! The Journey to Excellence starting this year replaces the Quality Lodge Program.

Journey to Excellence, the new performance recognition program adopted by the BSA in 2011, changes the basic way we measure and recognize success by moving away from measuring process and toward measuring performance. To be aligned with the BSA and to capitalize on this best practice used in the corporate performance measurement field today, the Order of the Arrow has adopted the Journey to Excellence format to evaluate lodge performance and evaluate opportunities for continuous improvement.

ordeal_parsons_09_smallThis last spring, Keith P. and Wille B. exhorted you to serve your brothers by staffing the various Ordeals. Many answered that call, and the Lodge is grateful for their dedication. But we are still looking for Arrowmen to cheerfully serve as Elangomats, support staff, ceremonialists, and executive staff for the Fall Ordeal September 7th - 9th at Camp Pigott. We are also looking for Brotherhood-eligible Arrowmen who are ready to seal their commitment to the OA.
In order to welcome our new Brothers, the Lodge is instituting a new Ordeal program. We would like to invite all Unit leaders and Arrowmen otherwise unable to attend the Ordeal to join us Saturday afteroon and evening. Witness the Ordeal ceremony firsthand. Enjoy a feast and an evening of fun with new Ordeal members. Learn more about our program of service and Lodge traditions through the potlatch and orientation. Go through Brotherhood that night. This new registration option costs just $10 and covers Saturday dinner, cracker barrel, and Sunday breakfast, if desired. If you are interested, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brothers, the ones who chose you now need you once again. Will you answer?

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