Catawba Lodge

Mecklenburg County Council

BREAKING NEWS - Beaver Weekend Information - May 14 - 16, 2021 - ALL OA ACTIVITIES CANCELLED!!

Posted 5.12.21

ALL OA ACTIVITIES CANCELLED. However, Camp Grimes will remain open for general Troop camping and campsite set ups. If your unit is still interested in attending contact Eric Sasser @ eric.sasser@catawba459.org Health screening forms and Liability Release forms must still be filled out and turned in upon your arrival to camp.


Candidates registered for the Beaver Weekend should be familiar with Mecklenburg County Council's full COVID mitigation plan available for download from mccscouting.org. Check in for ordeal, on Beaver Weekend, is between 5:00pm and 7:30pm (Nichols Shelter). It is suggested that you arrive on the early side. After setting up your camping gear at your unit's campsite, all Ordeal candidates need to return to the Nichols Shelter by 7:30 for their Ordeal candidate meeting.

OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS:

  • First Ordeal weekend for 2021 Ordeal candidates

  • Space is limited, sign-ups are open until Midnight on May 5th.

  • Limited meal plan for Ordeal candidates and essential Lodge personnel (bag breakfast and lunch)

  • Participating units responsible for ALL meals (in campsites)

  • Normal service projects to prepare for 2021 summer camp season

  • NO Brotherhood conversion/ceremony at this time.


Please note these requirements - Beaver Weekend participants MUST bring the following or they will not be allowed to participate:

  1. Face coverings (at least 2).

  2. A signed copy of the BSA Health and Medical form parts A/B1/B2 (https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr).

  3. A copy of your current insurance card (front/back).

  4. A signed copy of the Mecklenburg County COVID-19 liability release form, including parent signature.

  5. A signed copy of the health screening form.

  6. Please bring work clothes and work gloves. Tools will be provided for each project on-site.

  7. The weather situation is continuing to evolve. Please be sure to have appropriate gear in case of rain showers.

  8. Camp cleanup and checkout will be at 11:00 on Sunday - May 16.


Please review the Statement of Risk with Mitigation Plan and Release of Liability Waiver

If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to me. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Beaver Weekend.


YIB,

Beau Seate

Catawba Lodge Chief

chief@catawba459.org

Eric Sasser

Crew 1465, Crew Committee

Etowah District, Unit Commissioner

Catawba Lodge, Membership Adviser

Catawba Lodge, Cornerstone Conclave Adviser

eric.sasser@catawba459.org

Cell: 704.254.6897

COMING SOON!!!!!!!!


Hello Brothers:

It is not too soon to start thinking about NOAC ’22 which will be held at the University of Tennessee July 25-30, 2022. For those that are new to the Brotherhood the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the flagship national Order of the Arrow event. It is held every two years at a major university campus and is typically attended by as many as 8,000 Arrowmen from all 50 states. It is second only to the BSA National Jamboree in size and scope and it is a week of training and fellowship that every brother should experience at least once.

We do not have a cost yet but we will let you know as soon as we nail it down. Unlike years past we will be able to take a bus instead of flying so we expect the cost to be very reasonable.

If you have any questions you can reach me at gray.newman@catawba459.org or 704-609-3160




Catawba Point Announcement!!

Posted: 1.8.21

Catawba Lodge’s “Catawba Point” Fundraiser

Commemorative Brick Pre-Order Form

Catawba Point is going to be a new meditation garden on the property of Camp Grimes near the new Belk Dining Hall. It will consist of a Flagpole, Totem Poles from our 2015 Dixie Fellowship incorporated with local plants and flowers. But your help is needed to make this dream come true. Through the purchase of commemorative bricks and benches, you can help see this plan to fruition. Help honor a loved one such as an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver Recipient, Woodbadge Participant/Staff Member, or someone special who has passed. Please be sure to check what item you would like and complete the engraving portion of the order form. Each line can have up to 10 letters/numbers.


Payment can be made with a Check or Credit Card, if paying with a credit card, please complete this section in the order form. Please note, the purchase of bricks and/or benches is fully tax deductible. Thank you for your support in this endeavor, it is greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE for ORDER FORM!!

Catawba Point Commemorative Jacket Patch Announcement!!

Posted 1.8.21

Catawba Lodge’s “Catawba Point” Fundraiser

Jacket Patch Pre-Order Form

Catawba Point is going to be a new meditation garden on the property of Camp Grimes near the new Belk Dining Hall. It will consist of a Flagpole, Totem Poles from our 2015 Dixie Fellowship incorporated with local plants and flowers. But your help is needed to make this dream come true. Through the purchase of the commemorative jacket patch, you can help see this plan to fruition.


Jacket Patch: $25.00 Each

Payment can be made with a Check or Credit Card, if paying with a credit card, please complete this section in the order form. Shipping Charge is $5.00, or you can pick up your Jacket Patches at the Catawba Lodge Trading Post during the next in-person lodge event. Thank you for your support in this endeavor, it is greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE for ORDER FORM!!

70th Anniversary Event Set

Posted 1.9.21

The following is our - 70th Anniversary Event set for 2021. All of these hangers represent each of our Lodge's events for this year. All hangers tie into the Tomahawk patch which can only be "earned" at the Lodge's Annual Banquet. We look forward in seeing all Arrowmen attend our 2021 events!!

PLUS!!! If you pay your ALL EVENTS for 2021, those Arrowmen immediately earn their Tomahawk patch!

70th Anniversary Pin Award

Posted 1.9.21


Attached below is the score card LINK for the Catawba Lodge 70th Anniversary Pin. These requirements will need to be completed during the 2021 calendar year (Jan. 8, - Oct. 2, 2021). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please contact Mr. Banks if you have completed other Scouting activities that are similar to the Anniversary Pin requirements. Anniversary Pins will be available during Fall Fellowship 2021


CLICK HERE for SCORE CARD

Cornerstone Conclave Registration Information

Posted 1.9.21

Brothers,

Registration for Cornerstone Conclave, the SR-5 section fellowship previously known as Dixie Fellowship, is now open. Conclave will be held at Camp Daniel Boone in Canton, NC April 23-25. In case the COVID-19 situation results in a cancellation of that date, a backup date has been set for August 27-29.

The cost this year will be $80 per delegate which includes a conclave delegate patch, meals and a participation pin, as well as a Catawba Lodge pocket flap, pocket patch and delegate t-shirt. The deadline to guarantee your spot and pre-order conclave memorabilia is January 30th. Registrations received after that date may be placed on a wait list and will not be guaranteed any conclave memorabilia.

The registration form, instructions, and memorabilia order form can be downloaded from HERE.

DO NOT SEND ANY REGISTRATION FORMS TO THE COUNCIL OFFICE.

Please contact me with any questions.

Yours in Brotherhood,

Eric Sasser

Crew 1465, Crew Committee

Etowah District, Unit Commissioner

Catawba Lodge, Membership Adviser

Catawba Lodge, Cornerstone Conclave Adviser

eric.sasser@catawba459.org

Cell: 704.254.6897

Other Lodge News

Andrew "Andy" Stuart Underwood

Andrew Stuart Underwood, 57, of Lincolnton, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte, NC.

Andrew was born June 8, 1963 in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late John Edward Underwood and the late Shirley Ledbetter Underwood.

He will lie in state from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The graveside service will follow on Sunday at 1:00 pm at Stony Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery at 28996 Stony Hill Road, Albemarle, officiated by Rev. Wes Craven. The family request that anyone attending, please dress in casual or farm attire.

Survivors include wife, Rev. Sarah Cannon Underwood of Lincolnton, NC, son, Matthew (Sarah Cruthis) Underwood of Kannapolis, NC, daughter, Ashley Underwood of Lincolnton, NC, grandsons: Alexander and Jefferson Underwood, brother, Steve (Melanie) Underwood, sister, Patricia Underwood Wynne, and his "band of brothers": Mark Bearden, Paul "Chip" Chambers, and Todd McCraw.

Andrew was the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) Manager for the 911 Center in Kings Mountain, NC. Formerly, he worked as a disc jockey for several radio stations and was a sales consultant for two-way radio systems. Andrew enjoyed beekeeping, tending the family farm in Stanly Co., NC, gardening, and spending time with his dogs. He was involved with Boy Scouts of America as a child and then later as a Scout Master. Andrew also took an active role in his wife's ministry with the United Methodist Church for over 30 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Pisgah United Methodist Church.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle, NC is serving the Underwood family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com

Dan Tito

It is with a heavy heart that we are mourning the loss of our fellow Lodge member Dan Tito who passed away suddenly on March 6, 2021. At this time details on services or contact information are not available but will be passed along as soon as possible.

Dan Tito was a Vigil Honor member of our Lodge and a longtime Scouter in the council supporting Troop and Crew 19 as well as the training of youth members through NYLT Top Gun and numerous other activities. He is very well known for his humor and the love of Scouting.

Dan will truly be missed.

Chapter Election Results

Congratulations to the following Arrowmen and their officer elections within the Apache, Etowah and Sehwatu Chapters:


Apache Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Kadin Abbas

Vice Chapter Chief - TBA

Chapter Secretary - TBA

Chapter QM - Kevin Easley


Etowah Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Aedan McAteer

Vice Chapter Chief - Hannah Todd

Chapter Secretary - Jonathan Doiron


Sehwatu Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Jack Casey

Vice Chapter Chief - Phillip Malcolm

Secretary - Nick Daniels

Lodge Election Results

The following are our New Lodge officers for 2020-21. Many of our previous officers ran again for the 2020-21 year!!!


Lodge Chief - Beau Seate

Vice Chief of Programs - William Newman

Vice Chief of Administration - Noah Chartier

Vice Chief of Inductions - Chase Hensley

Vice Chief of Indian Affairs - San Gantt

Lodge Quartermaster - Louis Maillet


Thank you for your continued service to the Lodge!!

Lodge Calendar and Events Update

Good Day Catawba Lodge 459!

I hope everyone is well. While this year has been a great challenge for all, I appreciate everyone's flexibility throughout the year with our calendar. The following changes have been approved by the Lodge Executive Board and will be going into effect immediately:

A January Ordeal at Belk Scout Camp has been scheduled for 1/8-1/9. This event will a first come first served event that will NOT offer Brotherhood inductions. As a reminder, any ordeal candidates elected this year will have the rest of 2020 as well as all of 2021 to complete their ordeal before needing to be re-elected.

If you have any questions please email them to me at chief.catawba459.org.

Have a great rest of your week!

Yours In Brotherhood,

Beau Seate

Catawba Lodge Chief

chief@catawba459.org

What's New!

Catawba Lodge has launched a revamped web site that is geared toward supporting desktops, tablets and phones.

The banner at the top of the site will show breaking items of interest.

Reminders of events and activities will be posted in the slideshow and some slides will have links to the details.

A handy agenda style calendar is posted below that quickly shows upcoming events and it is scrollable to look further out.

Additional work will continue toward cleanup of old data and some new features so you will see more changes.

If additional information is needed please contact us @ webmaster@catawba459.org.


Email Key Three:

Chief: Beau Seate

Adviser: Tim Morgan

Associate Advisor: Al Nedrich

Staff Adviser: Brian Sweeney

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Page Revised: 02/13/2021