On October 10-12 Nentico hosted their annual fall fellowship.
The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with an opening campfire. “Hear ye hear ye” , the campfire begins. Skits from each chapter who performed, including timeless classics and new favorites. “Radio Announcer’s Test” was a favorite by all in attendance. This test was used in the mid-1900s and included such ridiculous recitations as “five corpulent porpoises” and “8 apathetic sympathetic diabetic old men on roller skates with a marked propensity for procrastination and sloth”. As the chivalrous campfire came to a close, a Broken Arrow Ceremony was held for Jim Greenbeck. Additionally, several people were called out for the Vigil Honor.
On Saturday morning brothers provided service to Camp Saffran and then had opportunities to experience the new Brotherhood ceremony or learn more about the opportunities in the Order of the Arrow. After a quick lunch, activities opened, the ceremonies team rehearsed, a NOAC meeting was held and fellowship was enjoyed by all.
That evening, the new Brotherhood Ceremony was performed for the first time. Vigil public recognition and service bead announcements preceded an excellent cracker barrel.
Following this, the patch auction began. Over $600 was raised for the Nentico Campership fund through the use of the now-popular mantra “It’s for the kids”.
On Sunday morning the general Lodge meeting was held. A 2015 Lodge flap was voted on and new Lodge officers were elected.
A great weekend was had by all. Congratulations to all the service bead recipients, new Vigil Honor members, new Brotherhood members, and new Lodge officers!