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In Otter News – January 9 2022

Greetings Arrowmen!

Please make sure to put our lodges semi-annual lodge leadership development (LLD) event in your calendar! It will be at the Palo Alto Service Center from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on January 27th. This is a great way to learn more about the lodge in general and any specific leadership roles! Additionally we will review and approve our lodges new bylaws for the new year. You can sign up for it here: https://scoutingevent.com/031-53185-139064

Another event coming up is our lodge’s annual banquet! This is primarily a celebration of all that the lodge has done this year in addition to being the official installment of the new LEC. This will be at the Palo Alto Service Center on January 29th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Make sure you sign up in advance so we can have an estimate of how much lunch to bring! The sign up link is here: https://scoutingevent.com/031-51912-136724

Puyson Chapter is excited to be hosting in-person events! We will be fire building, making s’mores, sharing collections, and patch trading on Thursday, January 20th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Palo Alto Service Center (1305 Middlefield Rd #2, Palo Alto). Bring your collections to show off and practice your fire-building skills, ending with a tasty treat.

Everyone is welcome, so be sure to stop by! If you are interested in having fun with fire, showing off collections, patch trading and learning about the OA, please fill out this Google form so we know how many to expect: https://forms.gle/x48u7PPU13DmpNme9. We hope to see you all there! 

You also must fill out a pre-event COVID form when you arrive and have a parent sign it. http://pacsky.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021-PacSky-Covid-Prescreening-Checklist.pdf. Please note that all attendees will be required to wear masks. If you are sick, have recently been sick, or have recently been around someone who has been recently sick or tested positive for COVID, please stay home and come see us next time.

Your in WWW,

Elizabeth Wu

Lodge Secretary

Ohlone Lodge #63 News

In Otter News – November 26

Hi Ohlone Lodge Members!
We have some big announcements so please read the whole thing.
Pay Your Dues By November 30th! Please remember to pay your 2021 dues by November 30th! Paying dues is how you keep your membership in the OA active; it also serves as the lodge’s main source of income, making all of the fun activities and outings we participate in possible. Ohlone Lodge currently has 187 dues-paid members; our goal is to increase this number to 200 by the end of the year! You can pay your 2021 dues online at the Pacific Skyline Council website at https://scoutingevent.com/031-45865#. Thank you so much for supporting Ohlone Lodge and keeping your OA membership active!

Puyson Chapter Event: Planet Granite Rock ClimbingPuyson Chapter will be hosting a Rock Climbing night on Thursday, December 2nd, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Planet Granite in Sunnyvale (815 Stewart Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94085). It will cost a total of $38 (including shoes and harness rental). No experience necessary, there are climbs for all skill levels. In advance you must fill out this waiver and bring a copy of your parent’s ID: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5a90499aed788/web/ When you are done filling out the waiver, you will receive an email with a validation link you must click within 2 hours. If your parent does not complete the waiver, you cannot climb. Everyone is welcome, so be sure to stop by! If you are interested in rock climbing, learning rock climbing knots and about the OA, please fill out this Google form so we know how many to expect: https://forms.gle/Fk5LjmALsSShTZ1C7. We hope to see you all there!

Lodge Banquet: The Lodge Banquet is coming up on January 29th! Come for a great evening of fellowship and food. As well as inducting our new LEC! Sign up here: https://scoutingevent.com/031-OABanquet2022

Lodge Leadership Development (LLD)On January 27 from 6 – 9 P.M the Lodge will be hosting Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) for any Arrowmen who wants to learn more about leadership in the lodge. We will be sending a email with more information at a later date.

NOAC 2022: Early Bird Sign-Ups Closing Soon!NOAC 2022 is coming up in 2022! NOAC is the National Order of the Arrow Conference, which is a gathering of thousands of Arrowmen from across the country. Ohlone Lodge will lead a contingent of around 20 Arrowmen to join the fun at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from July 23-30, 2022 for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fun, fellowship, training, and adventure.  Did we say fun? Arrowmen will participate in the six-day conference, which includes top-notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, professional evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs. Patch trading, too. There are so many opportunities for any member! In addition to this event, we will also have a side trip around the general area and have more time to spend with your fellow Arrowmen. Registration is open now! We’ll work out costs for T-shirts, patches, transportation, shuttle, and other logistics separately, but the total will be around $1,200.Register Here! https://scoutingevent.com/031-NOAC2022If you want to see a bit of what NOAC is about, watch this: https://vimeo.com/549327812