Na Mokupuni News

Lodge Leadership Development & Banquet… & Vigil Weekend

Aloha Arrowmen! You’re invited to an exciting weekend of interactive games, educational classes, breakout sessions designed to support and foster Chapter growth, and an awesome banquet to recap last year’s successes! It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned Arrowman with national events under your belt or a brand new Chapter member looking to learn the ropes, this LLD will have something for you. Our very own Scout Executive, Jeff Sulzbach, will be there for a special Meet the Man session, and we’ll also have the Section Chief on hand to talk about the upcoming Conclave on Maui!

The Lodge Banquet will start Saturday at 6 PM. While enjoying delicious food, we’ll be celebrating the Founder’s Award recipients as well as cheering on our new Vigil candidates! After the Banquet is over, Vigil candidates will be briefed by the Vigil Chief and embark on their journey. Non-vigil members can head home, or relax at camp for a night of fun, games, and camaraderie with our neighbor-island brothers and sisters!

Registration for LLD: https://scoutingevent.com/104-2019OALLD

If you’re staying overnight and wish to congratulate the candidates on their completion of the Vigil Honor, a celebratory banquet will be held at 10 AM on Sunday. Vigil banquet (Sunday) registration: https://scoutingevent.com/104-oavigil19

2019 dues are open!

2019 OA dues are now payable here. $15 for youth, $25 for adults.

Annual Pass also available at $60 for youth and $100 for adults – this covers dues as well as registration fees for two Induction Weekends, Lodge Leadership Development/Banquet, and Fellowship! Annual Pass holders also get an exclusive patch.

Winter summit Brotherhood conversion!

Have you been an Ordeal member for at least 10 months? Do you have the OA Obligation and Song memorized? Are you familiar with the tests of the Ordeal and the principals who gave them? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions (especially the first one), please come on up to Winter Summit at Camp Pupukea to seal your membership in the Brotherhood! Online registration can be found here. Write your Brotherhood letter and bring it with you, or email it to stuph_3@hotmail.com and honuinju@gmail.com in advance. Find more instructions about your letter (and everything that needs memorizing) in your Order of the Arrow Handbook.

Please report to Aloha Pavilion in full Field Uniform and sash at 7PM, December 27th. Bring your Order of the Arrow Handbook in case you need to review before the hike.

Fall Fellowship is just around the corner!

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as the holidays approach, but fret not; a weekend of fun and fellowship with your OA family will take the edge off! In addition to various fun activities, we’ll be holding elections for all Lodge Officers for 2019! Online registration can be found here. See you there!

Oahu Fall Induction Weekend

Registration for the Oahu Fall Induction Weekend is now available at this link! Whether you’re staffing, going through the Brotherhood experience, or just coming up for the dinner on Saturday, please register as early as possible so we can plan for the right number of participants.

If you’re interested in serving as a youth Elangomat, please get in touch with the Ordeal Adviser, Mr. Bandini (pvbandini@yahoo.com). Elangomats will get an exclusive, unique dri-fit shirt as thanks for their service to the lodge.

Vigil Honor and Founder’s Award nominations open

Nominations are now open for Vigil Honor and Founder’s Award. These are marks of prestige and merit, showing that an Arrowman has gone above and beyond their position to serve the lodge and Scouting in general. Near the end of the year, youth committees will be formed to vote on the nominations, and recipients of the Founder’s Award and candidates for Vigil Honor will be announced at our lodge banquet next February.

An Arrowman must be a Brotherhood member for at least two years to be eligible for Vigil, and our lodge has six “slots” this year based on our last year’s total membership number (but doesn’t have to fill them if not enough Arrowmen are worthy). Founder’s Award has no honor level requirement, but we only get to award two of them. Neither award should be given simply for time served or a job done adequately. Take care to nominate only the most driven, most impressive Arrowmen our lodge has to offer.

The forms went out by email, but are also available on Dropbox:
* Vigil Honor Nomination (due 10 November)

* Founder’s Award Nomination (due 28 November)

New Lodge Chief and a cheerful send-off for a family that embodies service

With heavy hearts and firm handshakes, we bid farewell to Seth, Kena, Mike and Polly Reid. They’ve served our lodge tirelessly for years, keeping Hukilau Chapter strong as well as supporting lodge-level ceremonies and events, as well as running a hugely successful trading post at lodge and council functions.

With Seth’s departure, we asked for lodge officers and chapter chiefs interested in serving as interim Lodge Chief to announce their candidacy. Devin Hartzell from Kapiolani and Reagen Meador from Koolau both put their names in the hat, and in a vote last Wednesday, Devin Hartzell was selected to serve as our new Na Mokupuni O Lawelawe Lodge Chief.

Mike and Polly Reid with Will Hartzell, Lodge Adviser

Devin taking the OA Oath of Office

Seth Reid, outgoing lodge chief, gives the bonnet to Devin

Devin giving a short acceptance speech after the election