My Fellow Arrowmen,
As the end of winter approaches, so does Wa-Hi-Nasa’s Order of the Arrow University. An important and fun event, OAU is the first gathering of the Lodge in the new 2016-year. Last year, the OA’s centennial birthday, we were challenged to gointo our next 100 years with the understanding that “It Starts With Us”.
We must answer that challenge this year by redoubling our efforts to build the model lodge.We also have the honor of being home to the 2016 National Chief of the OA, Hunter Jones. While Hunter busily leads the entire organization into the future, we have the responsibility of strengthening our lodge by participating in lodge events, stayingactive within our chapters, and exemplifying strong fellowship between ourmembers.
The first step towards that end is attending in this year’s OAU, centrally located at camp Boxwell during the weekend of March 11-13. OAU’s main purpose is to train and prepare the lodge’s members for a productive year. Because our chapters are the units that the lodge is built upon, this year we will focus on strengthening the chapters in order to strengthen the lodge. While training is the central feature of the weekend, organized competitions, activities, and a movie will spice up the weekend. Please help us start this year with a bang by coming to OAU.
With good food and great camaraderie, we all look forward to seeing many happy faces at this OAU!