Here we are with only a few months to go until fellowship where we will elect our new Lodge Officers. Even so, we have a lot going on between now and then. First and foremost, we have three Inductions taking place this Spring, one in March, April, and May. We have a wonderful opportunity before us to make these Inductions the biggest we’ve seen in years, but we can only do that through you, our fellow Arrowmen. MJ Williams and his Inductions Committee has made the goal to get 75 people to each Induction, which will take work on everyone’s part, but is feasible. Through the SURGE Program available on our website, as well as the Chapter’s constant work and commitment, we can accomplish mighty things here in our Lodge. Here in the El-Ku-Ta Lodge, we only move forward.
Along with that, we have a lot of exciting opportunities coming up including Section Conclave, NLS, Summer Fellowship, and Coup Trail. We really hope you can make it out to each of these events, but we understand that circumstances may keep you from doing so. If you need help prioritizing what to go to, or have any questions at all, please contact me or one of the other Lodge Officers. We are here to help.
At the beginning of each year, the Lodge Officers set out with one purpose in mind, “To leave the Lodge better than we have found it”. We hope that we’ve been able to leave a lasting impression these past months, and will continue to perpetuate this purpose in the last few months of our term. It’s definitely not too early to be considering running for Office in June, we need strong and capable Arrowmen that can keep our Lodge going for years to come. If you’re committed and enthusiastic about the Order of the Arrow, well trained and experienced, and would be willing to give the commitment to Lodge Office, please start considering running, we need those that can continue the high traditions of our Lodge.
Lastly, it’s with sadness and immense gratitude that I would like to thank Brad Mecham for his decades of service to the Lodge, especially the last three years as our Lodge Adviser. At our Annual Banquet it was announced that Blair Hope will be taking over as Lodge Adviser, and in the last few weeks, that transition has been made official. Brad has truly lived by the one purpose “to leave the Lodge better than you found it” and has constantly been an example of the high ideals of our Order, he has truly shown what it means to be the El-Ku-Ta Lodge Adviser. The bond between Lodge Chief and Adviser is truly special, and I will forever treasure the time I was able to spend with Brad.
Yours in cheerful Service,
El-Ku-Ta Lodge Calendar
Mar 24-25, 2017 El-Ku-Ta Lodge Induction at the Tooele Wigwam
March 25, 2017 El-Ku-Ta Lodge Brotherhood at the Tooele Wigwam
April 7-8, 2017 El-Ku-Ta Lodge Induction at the Fort at Camp Tracy
Apr 8, 2017 El-Ku-Ta Lodge Brotherhood at the Fort at Camp Tracy
April 21-23, 2017, W2W Section Conclave at Carbon County Fair Grounds
May 5-7, 2017 National Leadership Seminar (NLS) at Camp Tracy
May 19-20, 2017 El-Ku-Ta Lodge Induction at the Fort at Camp Tracy
May 20, 2017 El-Ku-Ta Lodge Brotherhood at the Fort at Camp Tracy
May 31-June 3, 2017 Lodge Fellowship at Hinckley Scout Ranch
June 26-July 1, 2017 El-Ku-Ta Lodge Coup Trail at Hinckley Scout Ranch
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