Winter Fellowship 2017

January 8, 2017


Mario, Sonic, and Pokemon was seen far and wide during the Nintendo vs. Sega themed Winter Fellowship. In attendance, there were 331 Arrowmen, including 15 new Vigil Honor members. Friday night was marked with a stormy night, causing the Vigil weekend to be moved to Spring Fellowship. Saturday saw unique training, such as 'Make the Chapter Great Again,' 'Spin the bottle,' and 'OA Advisers are like children -- better seen than heard.' In the afternoon, as the temperatures slowly got lower and lower into the 30's and 20's, Arrowmen attended the AIA Festival, and the night was capped off with the Brotherhood Bash.


Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the individuals bestowed with the Vigil Honor, and this fellowship, 15 special Arrowmen were acknowledged with the honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation. The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavors. Congratulations to the following Arrowmen:

  • Colin Bloch
  • Dave Elliot
  • David Gabriel
  • Bradley Hight
  • Justin Hiller
  • Jane Kilby
  • Lee Mintz
  • Debra Newell
  • Aaron Pannell
  • Rusty Park
  • Preston Richter
  • Chris Standish
  • Cheri Undhiem
  • Linda Visman
  • Matt Waeltz


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At the lodge business meeting, Timucuan Chapter Chief Justin Hiller was recognized as Chapter Chief of the Year, Ceremonies Chairman Matt Waeltz was recognized as Committee Chairman of the Year, and Finance Adviser Michael Pannell was recognized as the Adviser of the Year. A host of other adult Arrowmen were recognized as recipients of the John Putoff and Don Kreitzman Service Award.


With spirit and attitude that ruled the other chapters, Timucuan went home with it's fourth consecutive Sonic, the lodge spirit trophy!


Our next event will be Lodge Leadership Development/Retreat on February 17-18, 2017, at the St. Johns Riverbase at Echockotee. See you there!