Catawba Lodge Executive Comittee
Executive Committee
Committee Chairmen
Special Committees
LEB Meetings

The Executive Board is the governing body of the lodge. The above links will tell you who these members are and their contact information.

Description: (found in the lodge by-laws - to find out more please refer to the by-laws)

Duties of Lodge Officers, Chapter Officers Lodge Committees

Lodge Officers
Lodge Chief
  • Is the principle officer of the Lodge
  • Is responsible for the total Lodge program
  • Supervises the work of all officers and committees of the Lodge
  • Supervises the work of the chapters
  • Presides at all Lodge meetings
  • Serves as the Chairman of the Lodge Executive Board
  • Serves as youth representative on the Council Executive Board and Council Camping and Activities Committee (or his designee).
  • Prepares the agenda for the Lodge Executive Board meeting
  • Appoints all committee chairmen with the approval of the Lodge Adviser
  • Appoints all ad hoc (temporary) committees such as the Vigil and Nominating Committees
  • May call special meetings of the Lodge or Executive Board with the approval of the Lodge Adviser or Council Executive.
Lodge Vice-Chief of Program
  • Is responsible for OA Troop / Team Representative Committee
  • Is responsible for the execution of the duties assigned to the Spirit, Activities & Service, and Camping Promotions and Ceremonial Team Committees
  • Is responsible for the Indian Lore exhibitions
  • Serves as the Chairman of the Activities & Service Committee
  • Shall become the Lodge Chief in the event there is a vacancy
  • Presents a written report of the activities of the committees under his charge at each Lodge Executive Board meeting
  • Is responsible for the Fellowships, Annual Banquet, and training
  • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Lodge Chief
Lodge Vice-Chief of Inductions
  • Is responsible for the execution of the duties assigned to the Elangomat, Unit Elections and Brotherhood Committees in addition to the Camp Chief, Ceremonial and Ceremonial Support Teams.
  • Is responsible for the Ordeals
  • Is responsible for the execution of Pre-Ordeal, Ordeal, Brotherhood and Vigil Ceremonies
  • Serves as Chairman of the Unit Elections Committee
  • Presents a written report of activities of the committees under his charge at each Lodge Executive Board meeting
  • Is responsible for training of the Chapter Election Teams
  • Is responsible for training Elangomats
  • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Lodge Chief

        Lodge Vice-Chief of Indian Affairs
    • Is responsible for the execution of the duties assigned to the Indian Lore
    • Committee, Drum Team, Dance Team, And Flute Team
    • Is Responsible for Indian Lore exhibitions
    • Will work with the Vice- Chief of Program and the Vice- Chief of
    • Inductions to plan and organize Indian Affairs activities during the lodge events
    • Presents a written report of the activities of the committees under his charge at each Lodge Executive Board meeting
    • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Lodge Chief
    • Consults with the ceremony team and the lodge regarding the accuracy and authenticity of costumes and Native American cultures
Lodge Vice-Chief of Administration
  • Is responsible for the execution of the duties assigned to the Publication, Telecommunications and Finance Committees
  • Serves as Chairman of the Publications Committee
  • Records the minutes of each Lodge Executive Board meeting and Lodge Business meetings.
  • Prepares a typed copy of the minutes for the Lodge Chief and the permanent records within ten days of the meeting
  • Supervises check in for all events
  • Is responsible for execution of duties assigned to the Membership Committee
  • Is responsible for maintaining up-to-date membership records
  • Is responsible for issuing Life Memberships and maintaining records of Life Member Lodge Pocket Flap patches
  • Is responsible for getting future Lodge Event information to Chapter Chief’s and District Executives for presentation at District Round Tables
  • Is responsible for submitting the article each month to the Council newsletter, "The Backpack"
  • Is responsible for the Lodge Web Page
  • Is responsible for all Lodge correspondence
  • Is responsible for getting an article in the Section Newspaper
  • Is responsible for the quarterly preparation of the "Legend"
  • Reviews Brotherhood candidate’s letters
  • Presents a written report of activities of the committees under his charge at each Executive Committee meeting
  • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Lodge Chief
Lodge Quartermaster
  • Is responsible for the maintenance and secure storage of all Lodge property, historical and memorabilia items
  • Responsible for the sale of items at all Lodge functions
  • Establishes and maintains inventory of Lodge supplies and property
  • Presents a written report of sales after each activity at each Executive Committee meeting
  • Presents a quarterly inventory report of: a) value of current inventory b) year to date purchases c) year to date sales d) year to date profit / loss
  • Is responsible for the Lodge Cook Team
  • Establishes a Physical Arrangements group which take care of tool and work equipment check out / in at all Lodge work events
  • Presents a report of inventory to the Lodge Executive Board semiannually
  • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Lodge Chief
Chapter Officers
Chapter Chief
  • Is the principle officer of the chapter
  • Is responsible for the total chapter program
  • Supervises the work of all officers and committees of the Chapter
  • Presides at all chapter meetings
  • Serves as the Chairman of the Chapter Executive Committee
  • Prepares the agenda for the Chapter Executive Committee meeting
  • Appoints all Chapter committee chairmen with the approval of the chapter Adviser
  • Appoints all Chapter ad hoc (temporary) committees
  • May call special meetings of the chapter or Chapter Executive Committee with the approval of the Chapter Adviser
  • Responsible for their portion of the cold weather programs and skits during lodge fellowships
  • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Lodge
Chapter Vice Chief
  • Is responsible for the execution of the duties assigned to the Chapter Unit Elections
  • Serves as the Chairman of the Chapter Unit Elections Committee
  • Is responsible for training the Chapter Election Teams
  • Presents a written report of activities of the committees under his charge at each Chapter Executive Committee meeting
  • Works in cooperation with the Lodge Vice-Chief of Inductions
  • Works with Elangomat Committee in training Elangomats
  • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Chapter Chief, Lodge, and Vice-Chief of Inductions

Chapter Vice-Chief of Administration
  • Is responsible for the execution of the duties assigned to the Publication and Telecommunications Committees
  • Records the minutes of each chapter Executive Committee meeting and prepares a typed copy for the Chapter Chief and the permanent records within ten days of the meeting
  • Is responsible for all chapter correspondence
  • Is responsible for getting an article to the Lodge Vice-Chief of Administration for each issue of "The Legend"
  • Member of the lodge publications/telecommunications committee
  • Assumes all duties assigned to him by the Chapter Chief and Lodge Vice-Chief of Administration
Lodge Committees
  1. OA Troop Representative: This committee has the following responsibilities. Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop / team, encourages year round and resident camping in the troop / team, encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs, encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects, assists with unit elections, assists with leadership skills training in the troop, encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop and encourages Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
  2. Camping Promotions Committee: This committee reports to the Vice-Chief of Program. Responsible for Cold Weather Camping/Training, and “Where to Go Camping ” guide. Is also responsible for the coordination of the Council camping promotions dinner.
  3. Unit Elections: The Vice-Chief of Inductions chairs this committee. Contacts each Scout Troop to set up an OA election. A team from the committee then visits each troop, requesting a visit, and conducts an election, using the procedures set up in the Unit Election Ceremony. This committee is divided up into chapter committees, each with a chapter election chairman.
  4. Activities and Service: The Vice-Chief of Program chairs this committee. Responsible for the planning and successful execution of all Lodge functions and service projects such as the Fall Fellowship, Annual Banquet, Rotary Scout Show, Spring Fellowship, and Beaver Festival.
  5. Elangomat: Responsible for all aspects of the Ordeal, except ceremonies. Recruits Elangomats and oversees the discharge of their duties. Responsible for preparing the candidates for full Lodge Membership; supports and encourages all new Arrowmen through the Brotherhood. Administers the Honor Elangomat program. This committee reports to the Vice-Chief of Inductions.
  6. Brotherhood: Contacts all Lodge members who are eligible for Brotherhood membership and helps them prepare for Brotherhood. The committee is responsible for the Brotherhood review and the distribution of information pertaining to Brotherhood membership. The members of this committee help through individual counseling with candidates, and should strive to involve as many Brotherhood and Vigil members as possible. This committee reports to the Vice-Chief of Inductions.
  7. Ceremonial: Responsible for all Lodge ceremonies. This includes site selection and preparation, training of characters, and proper execution of the ceremonies as set forth in ceremonial pamphlets. This should be done in such a way as to uphold the true meanings of the ceremonies.
  8. Drum Team: The Catawba Lodge drum team performs with or without the dance team
  9. Dance Team: Responsible for training and maintaining an Indian Dance Team for the purpose of upholding the tradition of the Native Americans, upon which the Order of the Arrow was founded. The Dance Team performs for Cub and Scout Groups, as well as schools and other organizations.
  10. Membership: Is responsible for the records of each member of the Lodge and all registrations for Lodge functions. The committee updates the membership records and prepares the information for the Lodge charter renewal in December. This committee reports to the Vice-Chief of Administration.
  11. Publications/Telecommunications: The Lodge Vice-Chief of Administration chairs this committee. Responsible for the editing and publishing of "The Legend", the Planbook, and supervises the web page sub-committee. They also issue any special notices that may need to be mailed to Lodge members. Makes telephone contact with members of the Lodge or Chapter two weeks prior to an upcoming event and maintain their support for the Lodge. Communicates urgent messages to the Lodge or Chapter membership.
  12. Spirit: Develops enthusiasm and involvement from all Lodge members at all events. This committee reports to the Vice-Chief of Program.
  13. Indian Lore: Puts on Indian displays at fellowships.
  14. Memorabilia: Maintains the history of the Lodge. Handles all recommendations with regards to memorabilia i.e. design, quantity, pricing, cost and who can purchase. This committee reports to the Lodge Quartermaster.
  15. Finance: Prepares a Lodge budget for the coming year and presents it to the LEB at the November meeting. They handle check-in at Lodge events. Prepares a written report of Lodge finances at each Executive Committee meeting.
  16. Cook Team: Prepares meals for all Lodge functions as needed. Coordinates all kitchen and dining activities. This committee reports to the Lodge Quartermaster.
  17. Special Committees: These committees are created for special short term needs. Some of these committees are Nominations, Vigil, Dixie Fellowship, National Order of the Arrow Conference and Anniversary. Other committees may be formed as needed. The Lodge or Chapter Chief appoints these committees.