Winter Banquet - Sat. Jan 6, 2018
Registration Deadline 12/25/2017
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Social Hour - 5:00 p.m.
Dinner - 6:00 p.m.
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
3841 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI
The Lodge Executive Committee of Takoda Lodge of the Order of the Arrow invites you and your family to join us for our annual Winter Banquet.
This time of food and fellowship is our opportunity to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Lodge and Council, as well as welcome our new brothers who have been inducted over the past year.
The banquet will consist of exciting features such as a live and silent auction, Lodge awards and recognition, guest speakers, and a full banquet style meal. The Lodge trading post will be open as well!
Appetizers - during Social Hour
Dinner - Ham and all the trimmings
Dessert and Beverages
Upcoming Chapter Meetings
Each of the four Chapter meetings are at your District's Roundtable.
Yahara Chapter: 1st Wednesday of the month @ 7:00 PM
Church of Latter Day Saints
5602 Irongate Road, Madison
(South off Buckeye, just West of the Interstate)
Wisconsin River Chapter: 1st Thursday of the month @ 7:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
100 Oak St., Prairie du Sac
Indian Trails Chapter: 2nd Thursday of the month @ 7:00 PM
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Marian Hall
1236 E. Racine St., Janesville
Mohawk Chapter: 2nd Thursday of the month @ 7:00 PM
Church of Latter Day Saints
4505 Regent St., Madison
(Regent and Segoe Rd. near Hilldale)
Smoke Signals from the Chief
My name is Lane Onken and I will be your 2017-2018 Lodge Chief. I am from Cross Plains, WI where I live with my mother and brother as well as my pets. I have two dogs, an Icelandic Sheepdog whose name is Shadow and English Labrador whose name is Sadie. I also have a cat who is a calico and her name is Stardust. I am interested in military history and like to fish (which I am not very good at) as well video games and science fiction novels. I have gone to Yellowstone National park as well as Philmont and Florida Seabase as part of scouts. I have also attended the 2010 and 2013 National Scout Jamborees as well as the 2012 and the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conferences. As a part of scouts I attained eagle rank in 2012 and as a part of OA I went through my Vigil in 2014. Because of my service to and with the Order, I have been awarded the Founders award and the Centurion award. Right now I am studying for a major in history and a minor in computer science at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where I will graduate in 2020. Once I graduate I am still deciding between entering the workforce or going for a masters in military history. The lodge and the Order as a whole has given me so much in the way or training and leadership and my hope going forward is to work with youth leadership and my advisers to inspire a new generation within the order and our lodge to see it through the coming years.
Your Brother in WWW,
Lane Onken, Takoda Lodge Chief
Renew Your Annual Dues for 2018!
It's time to renew your commitment to Takoda Lodge. Your dues help the Lodge to provide service to our youth, troops and council. Dues are calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018), and can be paid at either Scout Office or ONLINE.
You could also consider becoming a Phoenix Member. For one fee, you can pay for your dues & Lodge events (2018 Winter Banquet, 2018 Spring & Fall Conferences, 2018 Spring & Fall Work Days), and contribute to the Lodge capital development fund for the council’s camps. Phoenix members will also be mailed a specially designed patch. Membership is non-transferable.
Takoda Lodge History
The Lodge is continuing to work on our Lodge History Book! If you are interested in helping to document today's activities for future generations - we need you!
Check out the Takoda Lodge History Book below and contact the Lodge History Committee Adviser, Mike Kleckner, with any information you might have! Thank you!