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Official publication of Japeechen Lodge 341, Jersey Shore Council April 2003 Message from the Chief The Conclave Draws Near Brothers, Fellow Arrowmen, As we move forward with our tenth anniver- sary year, I would like to take this opportunity to I would like to bring to your attention that ... ask for your help and support. Our Lodge has Conclave is only 2 months away! Although the made many successes recently, including earning staff numbers for Conclave are at quota, I would National Quality Lodge status for the second year still like your help. I'd like you to work on the Con- in a row. We have much work ahead of us this clave staff or attend as a delegate from Japeechen year, and we need everyone’s help and participa- Lodge. For either, you must fill out a Conclave tion. general registration form. Also, if you decide to I urge all Ordeal members to sign up to at- work on staff, you need to fill out the Conclave tend one of the Ordeal weekends this spring to staff registration form. In either case, the cost to complete your Brotherhood level membership. attend or work at Conclave is $25.00. You may You can find more information on the trail to Broth- hand these forms in at the Jersey Shore Council erhood on the Lodge website at Clayton Service Center. Money is due upon hand- http://japeechen.tripod.com and also at ing in the registration forms. Please hand the www.jumpstart.oa-bsa.org. For the upcoming Or- forms and money in as soon as possible. deals we need everyone’s help to be successful. The Lodge will provide certain items if you We need more Elangomats and more brothers in- come to Conclave. If you so choose to serve on terested to help with the ceremonies teams. staff for Conclave, you will receive a Conclave Please send me an email at PDW5000@aol.com if Host Staff Patch and a Conclave Staff T-Shirt you can help with either of these. courtesy of Japeechen Lodge. If you plan to be a As I hope everyone knows we will also be delegate, you will receive a Conclave Host Patch, hosting the Section NE-2A Conclave this June 13- also, courtesy of Japeechen Lodge. Now, how 15 at Citta Scout Reservation. We need as many cool is that! Remember, Conclave is on June 13- people as possible to attend on staff or as partici- 15, 2003 at Citta Scout Reservation. Hope to see pants. you there! If you have any questions or are interested in helping, please visit the website, email me, or WWW, call me (732-899-0051). Justin Anderson In Brotherhood and Service, 2003 Conclave Chairman Patrick Ward Lodge Chief Issue highlights Section NE-2A Conclave Dues, dues and more dues Ordeal Info And more….. Japeechen Journal April 2003 Page 2 The Passing of Brother John Ney ORDEAL WEEKENDS st On March 1 , Brother John Ney passed away. This year there will once again be two weekends John had been active in Atlantic Council/District for to get together in fellowship and renew the reason many years. As a Vigil Honor member of our we are Brothers in the Order of the Arrow. Ask Lodge, John will be sadly missed by all that knew your self why you wear the pocket flap! and that worked with him over the years. In John’s Do you live up to what those who elected you into honor the Na-Wa-Kwa March Chapter meeting the Order expect of you? was cancelled and our members were asked to Do you give back to Scouting what it has given to attend John’s viewing that night. you? Do you remember the oath you took on your Or- deal - brotherhood, cheerfulness, service? This year the Lodge needs you help more than ever. We are the Service Lodge for the Section NE-2A Conclave that will be held on June 13-15. We must make the camp ready for our Brothers of the Section Lodges. Bring your tools and appe- tites. Join your brothers on May 9-11 and June 6-8 at the Citta Scout Reservation. There is a sign up form at the end of this newsletter. Japeechen Lodge 341 You are needed! Award Recipients Mauer Award Elangomats needed Justin Anderson Anthony Marano for the Spring Ordeals Mr. George Botts Rev. John Case Serving as an Elangomat, or "friend" in the Lutton Award language of the Lenni Lenape, is also rewarding Andrew Clark and challenging. As an Elangomat, you go Mr. Angel Camilo Mr. Dale Messina through the tests of the Ordeal along with the other candidates. Your example is a better teacher of Vigil Tap-outs Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service that any Brian Furgione Mr. Aaron Shugarts words spoken. By learning more about the Order. Andrew Clark Mrs. Sue Weisgerber Dedication to the ideals of the Order is the hall- Pat Ward Mr. Ned McDowell mark of a good Elangomat. Paul Masur Mr. Frank Antonino Each Elangomat generally leads a patrol- Pat Ippollito Mr. Justin Abrahamsen sized group of youth and adult candidates, called a "clan." Throughout the Ordeal, each clan is inde- pendent from the others. Since an Elangomat Founders Award Bryson Palmer Mr. James Palmer, Jr. shares the test of silence and cannot easily ask (Continued on page 3) Japeechen Journal Staff Paul Masur, Chairman, Mr. Rob Stawicki, Sr. , Adviser, email@example.com Comments and articles are always welcome. Japeechen Journal April 2003 Page 3 High Adventure Information NESA Information Brothers, do you want an opportunity to 2003 J.S.C. N.E.S.A. Scholarship Book Update attend a national high adventure base. There are Chair Jeff Goldsmith two special programs available only for Arrowmen. The first is the OA Trail Crew at Philmont Scout The Scholarship and Form Book, a project of Jer- Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. You will spend sey Shore Council's National Eagle Scout Asso- two weeks out in the wilderness at Philmont. The ciation Chapter, has been revised for February first week is spent working on building and repair- 2003 and will be available at the Council of- ing trails. After that, you and the rest of the Arrow- fice. The Scholarship and Form Book is intended men in your crew plan a custom week-long hike to alert new Eagle Scouts of the significant bene- through Philmont. The second program is based fits to the 2 percent who attain this rank. Those at the Boy Scouts’ Northern Teir Canoe base in benefits include scholarships, awards, grants and Ely, Minnesota. In this program you canoe loans. through the Boundary Waters between the U.S. and Canada. The first week is spent working on portage trails and the second is spent on a group- NESA Work Day, Saturday, 5/31/03 at Citta SR planned canoe trek, in which you won’t see any- Chair Paul Werksman one except your fellow crew members. Both pro- grams are available only to Arrowmen between the Performing Service projects at CSR ages of 16 and 21 for their entire trek. The cost for both programs is only $100, plus your cost of We are hoping for a full work day, with alternate transportation to the high adventure base. Forms projects in case of inclement weather. and more information can be found on the National Website, www.oa-bsa.org. You can also call or Times and Projects to be performed-TBA email Lodge Chief Pat Ward (PDW5000@aol.com, 732-899-0051) and he will mail you a form. Look for Flyers at the Council Office ASAP (Elangomats Continued from page 2) JSC NESA Family Day at the BlueClaws questions, the Lodge trains him in advance. Dur- August 21, 2003 (7:05PM game). ing the Ordeal the Lodge provides the Elangomat Chair James Kirchhof with close support to meet any needs. A successful Ordeal also has many behind- 150 centerfield seat tickets the-scenes accomplishments. Brothers cook food, prepare sashes and supplies, complete records, The tickets on sale NOW through the Council for issue membership cards, build and extinguish $5 each on a first come, first served basis. fires, and so on. Many Brothers help to plan and carry out a successful Ordeal. No food will be included. Every member should be an Elangomat at times. We have grown in understanding since our Look for Flyers at the Council Office ASAP Ordeals. We recognize the significance of the tests more than the first. Thus, when near candi- dates, we share the tests wholeheartedly. A spirit of seriousness and commitment, seen by the can- didates in each member, shows them that the tests are not a joke or harassment but an impor- tant pointer to a valuable way of life. Anyone wishing to fulfill their Brotherhood requirement or would like to be an Elangomat please contact your Chapter Chief or one of the lodge officers. Please help to make the Ordeals successful by showing the candidates what is means to be a member. Japeechen Journal April 2003 Page 4 Loweneau Kewe Chapter News Na-Wa-Kwa Chapter 5 News 2003 promises to be a year of opportunity for the With the approach of the Spring Ordeals and the members of Loweneau Kewe, Chapter 2. The Section Conclave in June, it seems that the past new youth leadership team of Bill, Tony, and Ken few meetings have been filled with discussions on bring a large measure of energy to their new posi- these up and coming events. Additionally there tions. What they lack in experience, they over- have been a few changes within the Chapter. come with effort. Please note the following: We are excited to be a part of this year's Conclave Up and Coming Chapter Meetings and Locations at our own council camp, and many of the mem- bers from our Chapter are on various committees April 2nd – Egg Harbor Township Branch of the At- to assure its success. We applaud Justin Ander- lantic County Library son for all his hard work and pledge to do what we April 30th – Central Methodist Church can to make this year's Conclave the best ever. (May meeting) June – Chapter Picnic Brotherhood conversion will be another push for location and date to be announced our Chapter as we approach our Spring Or- Please note that all future meetings will be held at deals. If you made Ordeal last year, or the year the Egg Harbor Township Branch of the Atlantic before, or even before that, we will be contacting County Library. you about further sealing your membership in Japeechen Lodge by making Brotherhood. Elan- New Chapter Committee Chairman’s/Vacancies gomats are always needed, and we will be happy (Continued on page 5) OA Representative Chairman – Matt Strenger Chapter Brotherhood Chairman – vacant National Lodge Advisor Up and Coming Chapter Meeting Themes Training Seminar During the weekend of March 28-30, 2003, 43 April – NOAC Presentation adult Arrowmen from the Northeast Region partici- May – Chapter Picnic Planning Session/Native pated in the National Lodge Advisor Training American Cooking Seminar (NLATS) held at Camp Alpine, Alpine, June – Chapter Picnic NJ. Participants represented the states of Penn- September – OA Patch Trading/Collecting/Design sylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, October – The History of the Order of the Arrow New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont with November – Local Trail Medals/Hiking Trails the further miles driven by an advisor from the December – Holiday Party/Elections New York/Canadian border. Herman Schmit Jongbloed, Ken Seymour, and Jay Stephens rep- 2003 Chapter Brotherhood Goals resented Japeechen Lodge. 2003 National Chief, Nick Digirolamo was joined by our Regional Chief, Once again, we are planning to lead the Lodge in Ian Pinnavaia, 2002 Regional Chief Brian Favat the highest percentage of brothers converted to along with nine other national and regional staff Brotherhood this coming year. The Brotherhood members in conducting this “jam packed” all en- Chapter Chairman will be contacting the OA Rep- cumbering course. NLATS is a conference focus- resentatives and Scoutmasters within the District ing on the skills of effective advisors. It is intended within the next few weeks. Currently our records primarily to enhance an advisor’s knowledge of indicate that there are 60 eligible brothers for con- and connectivity with the Order’s strategic plan, version in 2003. If we are going to reach our cur- program and resources while emphasizing the per- rent Chapter goal of 80%, then we will need to sonal skills that are necessary for the Lodge deliv- convert a total of 48 brothers this coming year. erance of service to the council program. Among Last year we were just shy of the 60% mark and these are effective communications, planning and with the help and commitment of the following counseling. Troops we will more than make our annual goal: (Continued on page 5) (Continued on page 5) Japeechen Journal April 2003 Page 5 (Loweneau Kewe Continued from page 4) (NLS-NLATS Continued from page 4) to supply you with study materials for this impor- Although Camp Alpine is only 8 miles north of the tant step in helping our Lodge and our Chapter George Washington Bridge directly alongside the reach quality status level. Please contact Phil Palisades Parkway, participants were greeted with Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org for further an isolated rugged terrain camp similar to ones info. found in upstate New York. Throughout the camp- sites are multiple rustic, heated cabins with mini- In closing, I am appealing to the SPL's in our dis- mal furnishings and no plumbing. While the three trict to forward the name and phone number of Japeechen delegates were hiking to their assigned your unit's OA rep to Anthony Marano, 20-bed cabin, four white tail deer darted across the email@example.com. This data is crucial in estab- trail startling all. All NLATS classes were held lishing our chapter's communication net- downstairs in the Reeves Lodge Conference Cen- work. Don't miss out on opportunities and fun ac- ter while at the same time; approximately eighty tivities because we couldn't get in touch with Arrowmen participated in their National Leadership you. If you don't have an OA rep, APPOINT Seminar (NLS) seminar in the upstairs class. Both ONE! You'll be glad you did. NLATS and NLS members joined together in meals and “cracker barrel” fellowship in the beauti- Mr. Ken Pate ful dining hall located a short hike down the hill. Chapter Adviser NLATS participants were asked to develop a se- (Na-Wa-Kwa Continued from page 4) ries of planned actions that they bring back to their respective Lodge prior to Sunday’s “graduation” Troop 316 – 9 eligible members ceremony. Upon returning home from the week- Troop 032 – 8 eligible members end, all participants must review their planned ac- Troop 076 – 8 eligible members tions with their Scout Executive with the focus to Troop 099 – 7 eligible members leave a legacy of leadership in service. Troop 012 – 6 eligible members Troop 254 – 4 eligible members Both NLS and NLATS participants again gathered Troop 094 – 4 eligible members in the dining hall for Sunday’s lunch. A nice treat Troop 054 – 3 eligible members was being served lunch by the NLS staff, a tradi- Troop 023 – 2 eligible members tion found similar during Wood badge training. After lunch, the NLATS graduates were invited to Total Number: 51 eligible members view the NLS graduation ceremony. In looking around, it was nice to reflect on how many Additionally, there are 9 other brothers that are the Japeechen members, both young and old were only member of their troop that are eligible for able to take advantage of this experience. After Brotherhood. Likewise, the Chapter Brotherhood farewells and amongst sleet, the majority of us got Committee will be contacting these individuals to back to Ocean County around 2 pm. What a see if they are interested in sealing their ties within weekend. In reflecting back to the Lodge execu- the Order this coming year. tive board meeting the following Thursday, the fel- lowship spark was still ablaze with participants re- Yours in Brotherhood, lating their individual experience. A noted point of Randy Clark interest is that another NLATS course has been Na-Wa-Kwa Chapter Chief added to the 2003 calendar for the weekend of September 19 – 21, same date as the NLS course. If you haven’t experienced either course yet, defi- nitely put them on your “things to accomplish list” to assist Japeechen Lodge in its growth. WWW, Jay L. Stephens Mni Oya’te Kin Chapter Advisor Japeechen Journal April 2003 Page 6 Brotherhood News “The 2003 Chapter Challenge” As spring approaches, so begins the annual push to convert new Brotherhood members into the Lodge. While com- piling the Chapter lists of eligible members this past month, it became apparent to the Lodge’s Brotherhood Committee that we had a huge job before us this coming year. With over 320 brothers currently eligible for Brotherhood membership, we will need to convert a minimum of 96 brothers, if we are to make our annual goal once again this year. In reviewing the endless list of names, it became evident that we would have to break each Chapter down into workable groups, if we were to be successful in this challenging task in the coming year. Our current situation reminded us of the old adage, “How do you eat a 500 lb. elephant? One piece at a time.” Thus each Chapter has been divided into a specific number of targeted troops. In most cases we were able to break the Chapters down into approximately 8 targeted troops. The troops that were selected were done so solely based on the number of eligible members that they currently had on the Lodge’s roles for Brotherhood conversion. In some cases, troops had as many as 16 Brotherhood candidates on the roster. In an attempt to achieve our annual goal, we will be targeting these troops through both the OA Representative Program and through personal contact at the Chapter level. If we are successful in our effort it is truly possible that the Lodge could con- vert as many as 200 new brothers to Brotherhood membership this coming year. Currently, it is our plan to get this information out at the Chapter level as soon as possible. At that point, each Chap- ter Brotherhood Chairman and Advisor will be asked to begin making personal contact with either the Troop OA Representa- tive or the unit’s Scoutmaster. It is our hope that once contact has been made, that we will be able to get a better handle on why candidates have not been coming forward from these units or what information we still need to get into their hands to make this process a bit easier in the future. Additionally, we will be trying to get the prospective candidates to commit to a specific OA weekend, at which time they will be able to complete their Brotherhood membership. With this new approach in place, it is our Committee’s hope that the Lodge will be able to make its annual goal with flying colors and that we will be able to close the gap on future Brotherhood conversions. In closing we would ask that each Ordeal member seriously consider sealing their membership within the Lodge this coming year. For when you first became a member in our Order, you were challenged to continue your service to others and the Lodge. What better way to continue your service to the Lodge, but by becoming a Brotherhood member this year. If you a ready for the challenge, we would ask that you contact either your Chapter Brotherhood Chairman or a member of the Lodge Brotherhood Committee. If you require additional information on Brotherhood conversions, we would suggest that you visit the Lodge’s website at www.japeechen.tripod.com. At this site you will be able to obtain a copy of the “Trail to Brother- hood Guide” for your reference, under the section listed as “Brotherhood Bound”. Please, remember that every candidate counts and that in the end each brother must do their part if we are to make our annual goal. Yours in Brotherhood, Andrew Clark Mr. Joseph Clark Lodge Brotherhood Chairman Lodge Brotherhood Advisor NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR A HIT IN JAPEECHEN!! The Lodge recently participated in the Northeast Region (NER) National Leadership Seminar (NLS) in Alpine New Jersey. Our Lodge sent a large amount of people this year (more than most other Lodges). We sent 7 youth and 2 adults to the seminar this year. Everyone who participated has given great reviews and highly recommends the course to anyone and eve- ryone. At the course you do many things, like training in many areas to OA Jeopardy! It was defiantly a lot of fun. Alpine Scout Reservation has a lot to offer, including the Reeves Training Center, which is just like a normal conference center, with lots of facilities. We slept in heated cabins with electricity. But it wasn’t just the camp. Without the help of the great staff NLS would not be possible. Staff included Nick Digirolamo-2003 OA National Chief, Randy Cline- Region Chairman, Carey Miller- Associ- ate Director of the OA, Ian Pinnavaia- 2003 Northeast Region Chief, our very own Pat Ward- Lodge Chief and Section Secre- tary, and many more. Each staff member taught one or more training sessions, which are essential to Leadership. We did role- playing, games, and watched movie clips. The staff was very polite and sat with you at meals, and answered just about every question that a Scout could have. Another advantage of NLS is getting to meet new friends; we met people from New York, New Jersey, even Europe! Just about ever Lodge sent someone to the seminar. Overall I believe that everyone who was in attendance would highly recommend NLS. If you have any questions ask anyone who went: Randy Clark Dan Delcher Mrs. Marian Jordan Mike Knopp Anthony Marano Paul Masur Mrs. Sue Weisgerber Any of them will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Truly an experience that many Arrowmen should get! -Anthony Marano Lodge Secretary Japeechen Journal April 2003 Page 7 ORDER OF THE ARROW—JAPEECHEN LODGE # 341 ORDEAL WEEKEND REGISTRATION FORM Name: Troop Address: Email Address: Telephone #: Weekend date that you have selected May 9-11 June 6-8 (circle one) The fee for the weekend of May 9-11 is $10.00 if paid by Friday May 2nd & $15.00 if paid after or at the door. The fee for the weekend of June 6-8 is $10.00 if paid by Friday May 30th & $15.00 if paid after or at the door. If you attend both Ordeals, the second weekend is no charge Amount Paid: $ Please send your completed form and payment to: Jersey Shore Council, BSA Japeechen Lodge 341 1518 Ridgeway Road Toms River, NJ 08755-4072 ORDER OF THE ARROW JAPEECHEN LODGE # 341 JERSEY SHORE COUNCIL, BSA 2003 BROTHERHOOD REGISTRATION FORM Dear Brother, If it has been more than 10 months since you first wore the sash of our Order, you are eligible to take the next step towards becoming a Brotherhood member in our Lodge. We trust that during the past 10 months you have remained active in your unit and have continued to faithfully serve your fellow man. If you feel that you are ready to continue down the trail towards Brotherhood, you should be capable of meeting the following requirements: 10 months as an active Ordeal member Remain actively registered in a scouting unit Remain actively registered as a member of the Order of the Arrow Complete the Reflection requirements as outlined in the “Trail to Brotherhood Guide” At you’re the time of your Ordeal you were sent to seek a vision of yourself and your purpose in the Order. The challenge of Brotherhood membership was part of that vision. Your brothers are here to assist you in reaching this goal. Plan now to seal your membership at an upcoming Brotherhood ceremony which have been scheduled on the following dates at the Citta Scout Reservation: May Ordeal Weekend – May 9 th – 11th, 2003 June Ordeal Weekend – June 6 th – 8th, 2003 Fall Fellowship Weekend – September 12th – 14th, 2003 If you are able to join us on one of the dates indicated above, please complete the attached registration form and submit it to the Council office. Additionally, if you are unable to stay for the entire weekend, arrange- ments can be made as outlined in the “Trail to Brotherhood Guide” by contacting either the Lodge Brotherhood Chairman or Advisor. The Brotherhood reflection period is scheduled to begin on Saturday at 2:00 PM on each weekend. The fee for Brotherhood conversion has been set at $20.00, if paid in advance of the weekend and $25.00, if paid on the day of the event. All checks should be made payable to the Jersey Shore Council, BSA. The fee shall include the cost of the Brotherhood sash, membership card and food for the weekend. Additional information can be obtained through either, www.jumpstart.oa-bsa.org or www.japeechen.com ORDER OF THE ARROW JAPEECHEN LODGE # 341 JERSEY SHORE COUNCIL, BSA 2003 BROTHERHOOD REGISTRATION FORM Name: Email Address: Address: Telephone #: District: Troop/Unit #: The date that you selected for your Brotherhood Ceremony: May 10 th June 7 th Sept. 13th Are you planning to stay for the entire weekend? Yes No If no, what time should we expect your arrival in camp? Amount Paid: $ Please send your completed forms and payments to the Jersey Shore Council, BSA, 1518 Ridgeway Road, Toms River, NJ 08755-4072 Telephone # (732) 349.1037 ORDER OF THE ARROW JAPEECHEN LODGE # 341 2003 LODGE DUES FORM GENERAL MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Name First Middle Initial Last Address Town/City State Zip Unit Type Unit # District D- Telephone # Email Address Membership Level Ordeal Brotherhood Vigil (circle one) Amount of Dues Paid: $ 10.00 / $20.00 / $ 2003 2002 and 2003 Other (circle one) Please send this portion of the completed form and your payment to the Jersey Shore Council, BSA, 518 Ridgeway Road, Toms River, NJ 08755-4072, Telephone # (732) 349-1037 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… PLEASE RETAIN THIS PORTION FOR YOUR RECORDS ORDER OF THE ARROW JAPEECHEN LODGE # 341 RECEIPT FOR 2003 LODGE DUES Name First Middle Initial Last Address Town/City State Zip Amount of Dues Paid: $10.00 / $20.00 / $ 2003 2002 and 2003 Other (circle one) Date Dues Paid: / / Jersey Shore Council, BSA NON-PROFIT ORG. 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