The annual Skyuka Lodge Banquet will take place on February 7th, 2015 @ the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC (click HERE for directions). Cost for the event is $15 per attendee. Registration for the event will close on January 30th, 2015.
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.
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.
Please use THIS LINK to submit your articles for the Summer Ordeal edition of the Tanawa newsletter.
Here is a list of some of the articles we’d like to receive and who is responsible for sending them in:
We’d like to receive these no later than July 19th, 2014 to give the Lodge Secretary time to work his magic and then for brother Dennis Kimbrell to print them for us in time for the event.
The Summer Ordeal on August 1-3, 2014 may be the most exciting time in the life of the lodge – as we welcome in new members in large numbers to our brotherhood.
Ordeal candidates might find this page helpful. If you are an Ordeal candidate, please be sure to eat a good meal before arriving at camp on Friday night and please don’t pre-order a steak from the lodge as you’ll be unable to cook it before your adventure begins on Friday night.
Any existing Ordeal member that became an Ordeal member of the lodge at last year’s Summer Ordeal (or before) is eligible to work toward Brotherhood status. You might find this site helpful: http://www.jumpstart.oa-bsa.org/.
You should also know how to sing the Order of the Arrow song found HERE.
Summer Ordeal registration will be open from June 16 until sometime on
July 21st extended to July 24th when it will automagically close. Exact open and close times are regulated by a computer server, so be sure to register early to avoid missing online registration.
Congratulations to the following brothers who stepped up, were elected by their peers and have taken the reigns of Skyuka lodge for the upcoming lodge year.
Many thanks to the previous year’s officers for all of their hard work in keeping our lodge on track and making it a continuing success.