Ordeal Weekend - Saturday October 8th at James Ray
Saturday October 14-15 – Lodge Officers Planning /Lodge Leadership Retreat(Invitation Only)/ Fort Washita Camp out
October 25- LEC
Nov. 5 – LLDC (Eastfield College)
Nov. 12 – Service Opportunity (Wisdom)
Nov. 15- Lodge Business Meeting
Dec. 2-4 -Ordeal (TRJ)
Dec. 26-30 – Winter Camp(TRJ)
Jan. 8 – Lodge Annual Dinner – Frontiers of Flight Museum
Jan 20-22 – SR2 Section Triad
Jan. 24- LEC
The following message comes from our Chapter Adviser, Wade Graves:
We will be having two meetings of our OA Chapter in the next few weeks. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend —
1. The first will be this Sunday, September 21 — agenda chapter officer nominations, Brotherhood conversion, National OA Conference
2. The second will be Sunday, October 5 — agenda chapter officer elections, James Ray Ordeal, Ceremony team practice
Both meetings will take place at our usual spot — Grayson College Center for Workplace Learning, Seminar Room A, starting at 2pm.
Young men who will be under age 21 are eligible to apply for a chapter officer position at the September 21 meeting. If you are interested but won’t be able to attend, please call me or send an email at the address below.
Elected 2015 Officer Positions will be:
Chapter Vice Chief — Service (Service Projects & Activities)
Chapter Vice Chief — Inductions (Ordeals & Brotherhoods)
Chapter Vice Chief — Native American (Ceremonies and Dance)
Chapter Vice Chief — Administration (Records, minutes, membership)
Chapter Vice Chief — Communications and Technology (Web, email, Facebook)
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
If anyone can meet me at Fairview Cemetery in Denison this Saturday morning at 8:30am, please let Wade know (firstname.lastname@example.org). Everyone is welcome to come help!
We have received an urgent request from a local veterans group for assistance putting out flags on the graves of veterans in Fairview Cemetery in Denison. This is one of 8 cemeteries in the Sherman/Denison area they will be putting flags on this Saturday & has the largest number of veterans interred (veterans from Civil War through Desert Storm). The small numbers of veterans available coupled with the high volume of veterans buried in this cemetery has overwhelmed their internal resources. Depending upon how many people respond, we may be asked to assist with a cemetery between Sherman and Denison also.
The ground at the cemetery is dry and tough to dig so please bring a large screwdriver or something else that can be used to easily make holes 3/8″ in diameter. We also suggest bringing some water with you. It’s supposed to be hot and humid out there Saturday morning.
At the November meeting, we missed those who are members of the Howe and Sherman Marching Bands. These two bands have, through their hard work and dedication, made it to the state level marching band competition. We would like to congratulate you on the making it to state and wish you luck at the UIL State Marching Band Competition!
We have a few upcoming events:
LLDC – Leadership Training will be on November 9th at Richland College. Register for LLDC now at http://miki.org/index.php/lldc-leadership-training. The cost is $5 and the registration deadline is November 8th. If you plan on going, you can meet at Waples Memorial United Methodist Church by 6:30am to get a ride down. If you plan to ride from Waples to LLDC, please contact Wade Graves at email@example.com so he can have a head count.
Bridge Project at Beautiful Camp James Ray will be on November 16th. We will be building two bridges. If you would like to help, meet at the Fry Center by 9:00am. If you are able, please bring battery operated tools, such as screw guns, and saws.
We hope to see you at the December Chapter Meeting on December 1st at 2:00pm!
Make your reservations NOW for the annual Texoma Valley District Dinner scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Center for Workplace Learning on the main campus of Grayson College.
This year’s dinner will honor the Eagle Scout Class of 2012, along with the adult volunteers who make scouting possible in Bryan and Grayson counties.
Tickets are $15 per person – and the deadline to register is Friday, January 18. Reservations will be taken at Roundtable on January 10, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, or at the Bobby Lyle-Billy Gamble Scouting Center, 5600 US Highway 75 South in Fairview.
The registration form can be found on the Texoma Valley District website at www.texomavalley.org under Events. For more information please contact Cynthia Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Connie Deckard at email@example.com.