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Achewon Nimat Lodge 282

Order of the Arrow

San Francisco Bay Area Council #28

Copyright © 2006-2014 Achewon Nimat Lodge 282, San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, All Rights Reserved

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Lodge Adviser Message:

We have reached a critical juncture in rebuilding Achewon Nimat Lodge and a lot is going on that requires your participation. First and foremost is that we need to ensure that all 5 villages are healthy and operational.  

Ohlone and Royaneh villages are well on their way to recovery but still need more active participation by both youth and adult members.  Achewon Tulpe (Peralta) and Amangi Nechochwen (Tres Ranchos) villages remain merged due to lack of participation.  I know that many of you are not happy about it, but only you can restore them as separate villages.  To that end, Ray Dollar and Gary Basemore have been working hard to find a solution.  We have met twice and agree that the most important step is to encourage active participation by adult Arrowmen.  The youth Arrowmen will not participate unless the adults Arrowmen do.  I join with Ray and Gary in encouraging all of you in those villages to step forward to help restore both villages.  

Last Wednesday evening Chief Ryan Shepodd asked for help in achieving JTE qualification.  He asked that all Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) members work to get as many former members reregistered as soon as possible this month.  He explained that this has to happen immediately if the lodge is to qualify for JTE this year.  I encourage all of you that have not registered for 2015 to do so as quickly as possible.  I also support his request that all of you take an active role in your villages.  Package Plan and Dues applications are attached for your convenience; please use the one that is most convenient for you.  For those of you already registered for 2015, Chief Ryan Shepodd challenges each of you to encourage one non-registered member to register this month.

The LEC has approved a 50th Anniversary Lodge Pocket Patch.  The only way in which you can get one is by renewing your membership and attending the Lodge Banquet on December 13th.  Only 100 of these patches will be ordered.  Lodge members attending the Lodge Banquet will receive one and have the option of ordering one additional pocket patch at the banquet until all the patches are sold.  

The LEC is encouraging members to attend the National Order of the Arrow Conference at East Lansing, Michigan, August 3-8, 2015.  It will be the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.  There will be a NOAC 2015 informational meeting at the YLTC on October 8th at 7 pm.   

The LEC is asking for your help in hosting the 2016 Section Conclave.  Your help and ideas are needed to make that conclave a success.  The LEC will form a 2016 Conclave Committee to begin planning for this event.  Please let me know if you can help the LEC in preparing for this event.  

Finally, The LEC is exploring the possibility of hosting a council-wide Camp-O-Ree in 2017.  This will not happen without the active involvement of the lodge members.  If you are interested in helping the LEC prepare for this event, please let me know.  A committee of interested parties will be convened to plan this event.  

Harry M. Clyde

Lodge Adviser


Order of the Arrow Centennial Project:

Are you artistic?  Do you know about the history of our Lodge?  If you do, then we need your help.  We are currently working on  the history project for the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, known as the Centennial Project.

National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC 2015) Planning Meeting (11/12):

If you are interested in attending NOAC with the Lodge Contingent, don’t miss out on our next NOAC Planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30pm at the Council office.  Bring your ideas as to what you want to do.  At the last meeting it was decided to travel by train from Oakland to Chicago via the northern route.  However we still have lots to discuss and decide.

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 12,000 Arrowmen from across our nation will be gathering for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.

The 2015 NOAC will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen will travel to NOAC with a contingent from our lodge, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending in the conference.

Arrowmen attending the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will get a once in a lifetime souvenir, a
special edition red sash. These sashes will differ from those currently worn in that the colors will be reversed, with a white arrow emblazoned on a red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those present at NOAC 2015 will receive them. Any extras produced will not be sold.

Don't miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one wont happen until 2018! To reserve your spot in our lodge contingent talk to your lodge chief, lodge adviser, or lodge staff adviser today.  Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2015!

NOAC Registration:

All Arrowmen who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have their council's approval, are eligible to participate in the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference. All participants must register as a member of a lodge contingent or be a member of the conference staff.

Those Arrowmen that wish to apply for NOAC 2015 staff positions must be registered in the Achewon Nimat lodge during both 2014 & 2015 in order for their applications to be approved by the San Francisco Bay Area Council.

Welcome to Achewon Nimat Lodge “Brothers Together”

Founded December 13, 1964

Communities Served: San Francisco, Daly City & Alameda County

(except Cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley & Piedmont)


With a history of service that dates back to 1944 with the founding of Royaneh Lodge 282 and then three years later with the founding of Machek N'Gult Lodge 375, Achewon Nimat lodge continues to provide leadership and service to the San Francisco Bay Area Council.

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Seunen Paschengink (Twin Valley District)

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