There are several congratulations due at this point of the year. First off, congratulations to all the new inductees of both the May and June’s induction weekends; you have begun your journey into the Order and the Lodge welcomes you all. Next, to all those who achieved Brotherhood at either weekend, congratulations to those Brothers as well. In addition, congratulations to our Vigil Class of 2013. Lastly, congratulations to our newly elected 2013-2014 officers who were elected during the June Induction and will take office at the September Induction. The 2013-2014 officers are: Liam G. – Lodge Chief, Brian G. – Lodge Vice Chief, Isaiah J. – Lodge Secretary, and Michael S. – Lodge Historian. There is still a vacancy for treasurer, so if you are interested please contact the lodge through the webmaster.
Finally, the lodge would like to say thank you to all those who helped make the last six months successful, whether it was coming out to help with an induction weekend, the call out at the Southhaven Camporee, or just spending time helping your respective Chapter, the Lodge appreciates the dedication.
The official Shinnecock Lodge #360, 2013 National Jamboree Patch is here! The cost is just $5 per patch.
To order one of these either go to Resources -> Forms and click on the 2013 Jamboree Patch Order Form or click here.
Your chance to become a part of Shinnecock Lodge history has come! We are opening a Jamboree Lodge Flap Design Competition to all brothers of the lodge. You can design a lodge flap, submit it, then we’ll have your fellow lodge members vote on their favorite one! This competition has a deadline of January 31st, so get your ideas in quickly. The Shinnecock Lodge Web-Team has also added a new section under the resources area for this unique opportunity. You can also access it by clicking here. So get your pencil sharpeners working and your mind creating. The next Lodge Flap we wear to Jamboree could be yours!
The 2013 Vigil Honor Nomination form has been posted. If you have a member you would like to nominate, fill out a nomination form and submit it to the Suffolk County Council Office. Remember in order for a member to be eligible for the vigil honor he/she must have been a brotherhood member for 2 years, and they must be dues paid for the current year. You do not have to be a vigil honor member to make a nomination. Remember “The Vigil Honor is the highest honor the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to their lodge and council. It is a mark of distinction and recognition for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the responsibilities of their position or office.”
If you would like to nominate someone the form can be found under the Resources->Forms section or by clicking here
Every year we ask our members to pay a small dues fee of $10 for membership in the lodge. If you were inducted in 2012, your dues for this year were covered when you paid for your induction. If you were inducted in 2011 or prior and would like to remain an active member of the lodge you need to submit a copy of the Lodge Menu/Dues Form with your payment to the Suffolk County Council Center. Also, via this form you can use it to register for any of the three induction weekends or the fall fellowship, just mark what you are paying for and send the payment with the form. If you purchased a Lodge Pass you DO NOT need to submit this form as well.
The form can be found under the Resources ->Forms section or by clicking here.
Have you heard about the amazing offer we have called “Lodge Pass”, that is puts out every year? What’s a “Lodge Pass” you ask, well its pays for your 2013 dues, the Winter Banquet, all three Induction Weekends, the Fall Fellowship and any LLD held by the lodge. All of this for $65 for youth (under 21) or $75 for adults. Were you inducted in the last year? You can purchase this great offer at the lower rate of $55 for youth (under 21) or $65 for adults. How do I get this? Just fill out the form under the Resources ->Forms section or by clicking here, and send in your form with the payment and you’re all set. However, this offer is only available until the Winter Banquet on January 6th, so go purchase your Lodge Pass soon, before it’s too late!
From L to R: William Fontaine, Casey S., Barbara Rosenblatt, Matt H., & Brian Haggerty
The following changes were voted on and approved at the Winter Banquet:
- In order for a vote to me made at and Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) meeting a quorum of more than 50% of officers and chiefs must be present. A vacancy of any position removes it from being counted as part of the total.
- In event of a Chapter Chief’s absence, any other Chapter member in good standing may cast a vote.
- If there is an even number of voting members at the LEC, the Lodge Chief gives up his vote, but may still make motions for business to occur.
- All officers shall be elected at the banquet of the June Induction Weekend and will take office at the banquet of the September Induction Weekend following an oath taking.
- Any vacant Lodge or Chapter position will be filled by appointment of the Lodge Chief with LEC ratification.
- Chapter positions shall be elected in order of Chief, Vice Chief, and Secretary.
- Only Chapter specific youth members may vote in Chapter specific elections.
- Adult OA nominations are due no later than April 25th and the adults shall receive notification no later than May 5th.
The lodge has created a special flap which will be given to all new Eagle Scouts who are active members of the lodge. Please note that “active” denotes that membership is current. If you’re not sure whether a scout is an active member of the lodge, please either contact the webmaster or call the council office and ask for Nina. If you know of an Arrowman who will be receiving their Eagle, please download the Recognition Form so we can have a representative of the Lodge attend the Eagle Ceremony. You need to send the Recognition form into the Council Office at least 3 weeks prior to the Eagle Ceremony. Eagle Flaps that are presented at an Eagle Ceremony are free. Eagle Scouts that wish to purchase an Eagle flap can do so at any OA event or by contacting the Webmaster for $5.00. Only a single lodge flap will be made available to any Eagle Scout.
If you are an Eagle Scout and active member of Shinnecock Lodge 360, you can purchase a flap for five dollars from the council office or by contacting the webmaster. Only a single flap will be made available to any Eagle Scout.