This year's Conclave ... CONCLAVE! was a big one; there were over 1250 attendees, 235 of them where from Wahunsenakah, making the 2019 SR-7A Conclave the largest Order of the Arrow gathering other than NOAC. What a way to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the OA in VA! This year, Wahunsenakah earned two awards: the SPIRIT award and the We Support Camping award. Thank you to all you hard-working arrowmen who helped make this happen! Duck - duck - mighty duck!
Photo Credits: Jeff Westling, Mark Phinney, Erik Rummel, and Christine Stukes.
As per the clarifications in Mr. Robinson's email, no shoes are being collected at Conclave, just SOCKS.
Thank you Mr. Fabry for finding out this change. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
See our Conclave 2019 Service Project post with the link below for more information:
Visit our Conclave Page!
The 2019 Conclave Service Project (brought to you directly from the lodge Facebook page):
"This year, SR-7A is proud to announce that we have partnered with Shood, an organization dedicated to providing proper shoes and foot care to those living in poverty around the Richmond area. At Conclave, we will be assembling foot care bags to help Richmond's homeless population. For these bags to be complete, bring at least four (4) pairs of new men's or woman's athletic socks of any brand, color, or size Friday night and we'll pick them up Friday night to be put in the bags on Saturday. Help others with the Conclave Service Project, and compete against other lodges in SR-7A to see who brings the most socks!"
If you missed it at the Winter Service Weekend ... the wait is finally over! Below is the 2019 SR7A Conclave... CONCLAVE! promotional video.
Time is running out! Sign up today for "The best weekend" of 2019 using the button below!
Attending the Winter Service Weekend? Already looking for the list of what tools to bring? Below is the Busy Beavers Winter Service Weekend service project and tool list.
Please bring what you can from the following list:
Interested in joining the AIA Dance or Ceremonies Team? Here is a blurb from Mr. David Wilkinson:
The Wahunsenakah Lodge AIA (Dance Team & Singers) would like to invite and encourage ALL Ceremony Teams (Lodge or Chapter) to attend our monthly meetings. You can get some great expert guidance on regalia based on the tribal affiliation you are going to be portraying. The Lodge Chief has said that all Ceremony Teams need to be correct in their regalia and portrayal of the Native people. So let the AIA help.
Attending the 2019 World Jamboree? Help is needed on the Cafe USA crew. Please see the request from Mr. Morris below.
The USA Contingent Food House (Café USA) is in need of thirty (30) or more IST staff to serve in various roles. It will be situated on Action Point at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, along with those of thirteen other National Scout Organizations. There will be a lot to do and many opportunities to share fun, experiences, and culture with Scouts from around the globe. Our young adults, active in the Order of the Arrow, are ideally situated for this cheerful service to others.
Questions and expressions of interest may be directed to email@example.com. As the Café USA coordinator, I’ll be glad to follow up with all that have sincere interest.
Welcome back to another action-packed session of Wahunsenakah Lodge! During the downtime over July not only was I having fun at NOAC and beyond council borders, but I was also catching up on all the LEC content and working on this year's Video Year in Review.
As typical before the LEC, you can read up on the meeting minutes and view the minutes video here!
Also this month, after scoping out problem areas, I have a cleaning list prepared as well!
Brothers, time is going by fast – already, it is within a month of Conclave and the late fee has set in. We have promised you a drawing for a free SOLAR CHARGER (at $150 retail value), a raffle amongst the first 150 brothers to register. Firstly, we are proud to say that Wahunsenakah is the first and only Lodge to have met its section goal of 150 brothers to register (at time of writing) AND we’re at 110% of that goal.
Keep an ear out from the Conclave Contingent Committee for word on this raffle drawing. Best of luck to the 150 of us in the drawing – I’m crossing my fingers myself.
Stay safe, those of us headed out to Camp T. Brady Saunders Cub Adventure Camp this weekend for the SR-7A Ceremonies Weekend. If it’s anything like last year, you can expect in-depth study of the various ceremonies, Conclave ceremonies evaluations, and insight from the creators of the ceremonies themselves.
Don’t forget also, just after the turn of this month, our Spring Service Weekend. Especially so, because this will contain our Lodge elections. Please forward any nominations you may have for the various lodge offices (Lodge Chief, First Vice Chief, Second Vice Chiefs of Program and Administration, Secretary, and Treasurer). For some of us this may have been our last term, and for others this will be the first of many – regardless, you can still have a major, positive impact on the lodge. Candidates not nominated and received by the April LEC must petition Lodge membership to run during the Spring Service Weekend – petitions must be received by closing of Saturday night dinner.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for another chronicle of cheerful service with Wahunsenakah!
In preparation for our service weekend tomorrow, everything is set on the website, and is in their usual places!
Because I took so long in preparing this information, you can check out the minutes and Duck Calls newsletter this weekend at the Communications Table on Saturday.
Check out the tabs above to find all the info! The Minutes are in the LEC tab and the online copy of the Duck Calls Newsletter is in the Secretary's Archive!
This site is managed by the Wahunsenakah Communications Committee and the Colonial Virginia Council.