Chapter Competition at Spring Conclave

This spring conclave we are finding out how is truly the best chapter of them all. We are ranking the 4 chapters in 4 categories. The categories are, attendance (based on % of chapter), quality of ceremonies, performance on Chapter vs Chapter games and, all around best chapter. For all around best chapter we will be factoring in scores from the first 3 categories, as well as chapter meeting quality, chapter ordeal scores, and of course Lodge Spirit. Will your chapter be known as the one Chapter to rule them all?

Spring Conclave and Section Conference will be here soon!

Spring Conclave 2015 Flyer
Spring Conclave is March 13 – 15, 2015

Join Seminole Lodge for our biggest OA only event of the year. We have everything you could imagine, from bounce houses, to an OA rave with a private DJ. We have COPE, the waterfront, open shoot and of course some awesome chances for service to Flaming Arrow. If you have been an ordeal member for 10 months or more you can seal your membership by completing the brotherhood trail. We have some awesome trainings, on everything from Patch Trading to ceremony contests. Spring Conclave is March 13 – 15, 2015 at Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation. The cost is $20.00 for members, $47.00 for Candidates, which includes their sash, handbook, flap and dangle. An additional $18.00 for Brotherhood Trail, which includes their new Brotherhood sash. Please register by March 6.

April 10 – 12, 2015 is the 100th Anniversary S-4 Conference being held at Camp La-No-Chee near Paisley Florida and hosted by Tipisa Lodge. Come join all the Arrowmen from the lodges in the State of Florida in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. The cost for the weekend is $45.00 and includes a T-shirt and swag. You must be registered by March 19, 2015 or you will need to register at the door, paying the same amount without getting a T-Shirt and swag.

Your Photos Are Needed

Anyone who has photos from lodge events in the not so recent past to send them to photos@seminole85.com.  We are looking for anything that would of been done digital, on film, black and white or color; LEC, Ordeals, Ceremonies, Fellowship events, Section/National events EVERYTHING.  Please send them ASAP. We are turning these into National for the possibility of publication, so names, event, and dates would be very helpful.

NOAC Attendance

The enthusiasm and excitement for the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) has reached record levels!  That is great however it has resulted in a huge request for reservations.  The National Order of the Arrow has recently capped attendance at 15,000 in order to provide a safe and entertaining NOAC.  Seminole Lodge has been notified that it’s allotment of reservations has been set at 27 youth and 9 adults.  At this time we have selected the adults that will go with the contingent and will not be accepting any more applications for adults.  We will keep adults not selected to go who paid a deposit on a waiting list).  All the slots for youth (must be under 21 through August 8, 2015) OA members have also been filled but we are starting a waiting list.

Contact us at membership@seminole85.com with any questions.  All confirmed contingent members must have paid no less than $500.00 of the contingent fee by December 31, 2014.

Sad News

Seminole Lodge member, Peter Weiffenbach, son of Denis Weiffenbach, passed away Sunday, February 8th, 2015. Seminole Lodge members offer their deepest condolences to the Weiffenbach family. Personal messages may be sent to:

Denis Weiffenbach
3509 Bruton Road
Plant City, FL 33565

There are no funeral arrangements.