Chapter News

Spring Gathering

The deadline to sign up for Spring Gathering is nearly upon us.  Visit https://aacegwa.org/lodge-events/ for more information on lodge events and sign up via Tentaroo at https://www.campwoodruff.org/admin2/eventtypes/3692/Order-of-the-Arrow-Brothers-Event-Registration  and don’t forget to reach out to other members in your units and get them to sign up as well.  It’s only 15$ for the weekend of activities including food!  Can’t beat that!

 

Chapter News

Feb Chapter Meeting

Don’t forget, we have a SHORT chapter meeting TONIGHT from 7:00-7:30pm. Zoom link was emailed out yesterday, if you didn’t get it, please email OAKennesaw@gmail.com and include your unit number.

Chapter News

Jan Chapter Meeting Tonight

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: This Thursday, Jan. 7th
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: OA Eligibility, Conducting Unit Elections, & Annual Dues
Brothers,

OA Kennesaw Chapter will once again be holding a virtual Chapter Meeting tonight, at 6:30 PM using the Zoom link below.  We will be going over several things:

  • OA Eligibility Requirements
  • How to Conduct a Unit Election
  • OA Annual Dues – what they are, how to pay them, who needs to pay them, and who is already covered for 2021

Check your email for the Zoom information sent out today, Jan 7th at noon or email OAKennesaw@gmail.com and include your name and troop number. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email OAKennesaw@gmail.com and don’t forget, attending chapter events, like chapter meetings, counts towards your units “OA Participation” and “New Member Activation”!

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Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Chapter News

Service Opportunity this weekend

Brothers,
 
As was mentioned last week, there is a Lodge Day of Service scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 12th. It would be great to have a good showing from Kennesaw Chapter there! This is the last Lodge Day of Service for the year and it’s always a big one. The main activity will be raking & bagging leaves across the entire cemetery (10 or so acres). Please attend if you are able and check the weather the morning of. Generally, the lodge will be out working rain or shine, so come prepared.
 
These hours are considered community service hours, if being used for school or religious organization, please bring any forms that need to be signed to the event if possible. Additionally, unlike most OA events, family and other non-OA members are welcome at Lodge Days of Service. Feel free to come down as an entire family and help out!
 
Event: Lodge Day of Service
Date: Saturday, Dec. 12th
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: East View Cemetery
(check Google Maps, we generally park and meet at the cemetery entrance on 4th Ave.)
 
Safety Protocols:

  • This event is outdoors and spread across 10 acres, so social distancing should not be problem for anyone who would like to work in a more segregated area of the cemetery.
  • Despite being outdoors, face covers will be required as there may be times when you are around others (like while stuffing leaves in bags)

 
What to Bring:

  • Face Covering
  • Work Gloves
  • Rain Gear
  • Leaf & Grass Rakes
  • Leaf Blowers & Fuel (Adults Only)
  • Leaf Bag Chute
  • Ear Protection if using a leaf blower or if you’re sensitive to loud noise
  • Bag Lunch – snacks & a basic lunch are generally provided, but out of an abundance of caution I personally recommend bringing your own sack lunch/snacks

 
Note: It is recommended that you put your name on any equipment that you bring, saying “Mine is the one with the gray tape on the handle” will NOT be enough to distinguish your tools from others.
 
Feel free to reply to OAKennesaw@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or concerns.
 
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Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser
 
Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin
Kennesaw Chapter Chief

Chapter News

November Chapter Meeting

 

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: This Thursday, November 19th
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: Attending Lodge Events & 2021 Lodge Calendar

 

Brothers,

 

OA Kennesaw Chapter will once again be holding a virtual Chapter Meeting this Thursday, at 6:30 PM using the Zoom from the email. For those of you who are OA Representatives for your units, please make announcements at your unit meetings and encourage all your unit’s OA Members to attend, especially anyone who was just inducted a week ago. We will be going over several things:

  • Info about attending lodge events
    (helpful for new members or those who haven’t attended a lodge event in a while)
  • How the Lodge Bead Totem program works
  • The 2021 Lodge Calendar
  • Upcoming changes to how OA Elections are going to be run in 2021. Spoiler, national is going (nearly) paperless!

 

Check your email for the Zoom link or reach out to OAKennesaw@gmail.com and include your unit number to request it!

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email OAKennesaw@gmail.com and don’t forget, attending chapter events, like chapter meetings, counts towards your units “OA Participation” and “New Member Activation” percentages for OA Unit of Excellence. If you’re unit is close to being an OA Unit of Excellence in 2020, be sure to encourage as many of your troop OA Members AND especially all your newly inducted members to attend this weeks chapter meeting!

 

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Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Chapter News

Chapter Movie Night

All OA Kennesaw Arrowmen,
 
We WILL be having an OA Kennesaw Chapter Movie night THIS Friday, October 9th at 7:00PM at Unity North Atlanta. This event is open to current Chapter Members, their families, & elected candidates who have not completed induction!
 
Event: Chapter Movie Night
Date: Oct 9th at 7:00PM
Locations: Unity North Atlanta (OUTDOORS)
Attire: Any BSA Class B shirt (coat, hoodie, blanket)
What to Bring: Movie Snacks, Release Form (see below), water bottle, & CAMP CHAIR
 
We will start with a short 15min Chapter Meeting to go over some recent announcements and then start the movie just as the sun goes down. This will be outdoors, please dress accordingly. Please sign up with the Sign Up Genius to let us know you’re coming! You can also use the Google Form if you’d like to have a say in what movie we show! 
 
Sign-Up Genius Link: https://rb.gy/qyfqi6
Movie Preference Form: https://forms.gle/suAy7H6ifvLZhB5m7
 

COVID Precautions:

 
Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Chapter News

Oct. Chapter Meeting

Fellow Arrowmen,
 
We will NOT be holding our normal Chapter Meeting tonight as we did not want to interfere with Foothills District Roundtable who will be testing returning to in person meetings tonight.
 
Additionally, we are working on getting an Outdoor Chapter Movie Night approved for next week, Friday Oct 9th at about 7PM and currently plan to simply hold our monthly Chapter Meeting at that time. We should hopefully have this finalized and an additional email in the next day or two.
 
We apologize for the short notice and look forward to seeing many of you this weekend at Bert Adams for Trailblazer!
 
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Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin
OA Kennesaw Chapter Chief
 
Andrew Budzinski
OA Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Chapter News

Sept Chapter Meeting Tongiht

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: Sept 3rd
Time: 6:30 PM (promptly)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: 2021 Chapter Calendar

OA Kennesaw Chapter Members,

Don’t forget, we have a Chapter Meeting Tonight!

At tonight’s meeting, we will be going over what outings, activities, and ideas everyone has for our 2021 Chapter Calendar. If you want your voice heard and have some great ideas for some new stuff to do, tonight’s meeting is the one to come to!

If you have ideas for Chapter Outings & Activities, please try and let us know them BEFORE tonights meeting using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/TqvT449fsf62XRfM6

Zoom Meeting Info:

Zoom Meeting Info has been emailed out at 10:15am this morning. If you did not receive this email, be sure to check all our “tabs” (if you use gmail, sometimes these messages go to te “Promotional” or “Forums” tabs) and spam folders OR use the form on the side of this page to sign up for emails! In the meantime, if you’d like to request the meeting info for tonight’s meeting, please contact OAKennesaw@gmail.com  and include your name and unit number.

 

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Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin
OA Kennesaw Chapter Chief

Andrew Budzinski
OA Kennesaw Chapter Adviser