Just a reminder that the annual Skyuka Lodge Banquet will take place on February 7th, 2015 @ the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC (click HERE for directions). Social Hour begins at 6pm. There will be some fantastic items available for silent bid with proceeds going to assist with the cost of transportation for those brothers who are attending the 100th Anniversary NOAC in August. Cost for the event is $15 per attendee. Registration for the event will close this Friday, January 30th, 2015.
Remember that the deadline to pre-register for the 2015 Dixie Fellowship is on January 21st, 2015. Pre-registration will allow you to not only register for the event, but to also order some of the great items that they are available for purchase. Once Dixie pre-registrations are closed on the 21st of January, you can still register for the Dixie itself and order Skyuka Dixie themed t-shirts and hats until February 20th, 2015. Is there someone who should be attending that isn't listed as registered below? If so, contact them and remind them to get signed up ASAP! [EVR_ATTENDEE event_id="1"]
The 2015 gathering of lodges from SR-5, known as the Dixie Fellowship, will take place on the weekend of April 24-26 at Belk Scout Camp near Charlotte, NC with Catawba Lodge as our host. This will be a special Dixie celebration since 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow! This is always a good time of spirit, teamwork, fellowship, food and fun. You won’t want to miss it! Space is limited, so get your orders and registration in early. Skyuka Lodge members can register for the Dixie for $60 (plus applicable PayPal fees) until 02/20/15. Pre-order memorabilia items are available only from 12/23/14 until it automagically closes sometime on 01/21/15. After 01/21/15 you will still be able to order extra Skyuka Lodge Dixie t-shirts and hats and register for the event until it automagically closes sometime on 02/20/15 at which time those items will also no longer be available and registration will be closed. Note that in order to pre-order items for the Dixie you must also sign up as a delegate. Skyuka lodge will not fulfill orders for items ordered by those who are not also signing up as a delegate. Delegates fees include the following:
- 1 Skyuka Lodge Dixie-Themed event flap
- 1 Skyuka Lodge Dixie-Themed event shirt
- 1 Dixie delegate patch
- 1 Dixie ditty bag and the items it contains
- Event meals
- Skyuka spirit items.
The 2015 Carolina Indian Seminar, hosted by the Eswua Huppeday Lodge 560, will be held on January 23rd-25th at Mitchell Community College Continuing Education Center, 701 W Front Street Statesville, NC. The price for the event is $38.00. We will be registering as a lodge rather than as individuals. All checks should be made out to Eswua Huppeday Lodge 560. All payments are due to Chris Garrison by January 3rd. The checks can be mailed to: Chris Garrison 2845 Saluda Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29730 For more information about attending the Carolina Indian Seminar, you can email Chris or you can reach him by phone: 803-230-3742
Paying your lodge dues just got a whole lot easier for those of you who somehow missed paying your annual dues when the unit you belong to rechartered for the year. We’re always glad to make staying an active member of Skyuka Lodge as easy as possible, and allowing for online dues payment is a big step in the right direction. Dues run from January to December each year and when you renew your dues online, we also collect an additional $1 to cover Paypal fees associated with your purchase. You can always elect to mail a check for $15 to the council office to cover your annual dues, if you prefer.
The T-Bird Club is back and available for purchase – just (barely) in time for Christmas!In 2012, Skyuka Lodge offered an “all-access” club for those that prefer to pay a one-time fee to register for lodge events. This is being offered again in 2015 and will only be available until March 1st, 2015. Becoming a member of the exclusive T-Bird Club will automatically register you for the following events during the year:
- Lodge Games
- Spring Fellowship
- Summer Ordeal
- Fall Fellowship
- & Your Yearly Dues
The Fall Fellowship is our time to relax and enjoy fellowship and fun with our Skyuka brothers. Being as it is so close to Halloween, we'll have pumpkin carving contests, costume contests and lots of other fun. No work is planned, but you never know when a small opportunity for service might present itself. The Fall Fellowship also is a great time for those interested in any of the many facets of the American Indian Affairs part of the OA to learn more and become involved. Workshops on various Indian Affairs topics will be available on Saturday and the day will be topped off with a pow-wow following supper on Saturday We will be offering Brotherhood Conversion for anyone who completed their Ordeal prior to the Summer Ordeal this year. So sign up and get ready to have FUN! Registration automagically opens sometime on September 15th and closes automagically sometime on October 23rd. Everyone needs to register online, even if you elect to send your payment into the council office rather than pay through PayPal online.
Registration is Closed
If you are interested in getting involved with our ceremonies team and sing and dance team, then the AIA workshop is the right place for you. The workshop will be held on September 13th at Providence Baptish Church 822 Providence Road in Gaffney, SC from 10:30 to 4:30. If you are planning to attend the AIA workshop, please RSVP our Vice Chief of American Indian Affairs Dan Watson. You can RSVP between now and until September 3rd. This will help us with ordering materials for moccasins as well as providing lunch for that day. If you are interested in making moccasins, be sure to include when you RSVP what your shoe size is. If you have any quesitons, feel free to send us an email and we will be more then welcome to help you out. .