Catawba Lodge

Mecklenburg County Council

NEW FOR 2023...


Your Lodge Inductions Team has made signing up for this year's Elangomat and Nimat efforts EASY!!! The following are hyperlinks for both of those service efforts. Additionally, the Inductions team is also providing REQUIRED training for both roles. All information on event and training dates are available in the following sign up pages.



Catawba Lodge 459: 2023 Inductions Bulletin #1

Update posted 1.13.23

Order of the Arrow Membership Eligibility:

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, the National Order of the Arrow Committee deemed it appropriate to allow all of the pandemic-era policies, including those relating to membership, to expire. In addition, the national committee decided that as of January 1, 2023, individuals selected as candidates for membership in the Order of the Arrow retain that eligibility for a period of 18 months from the date of their selection. After that period, individuals may be considered again for selection if they continue to fulfill the eligibility requirements. This increase from the previous 12 months will give lodges and individuals additional time for induction opportunities and aligns with the 2022-23 National Business Plan objective of membership growth. For the latest membership information, please visit

Spring Fellowship - March 17-19, 2023

Update posted 12.22.22

Catawba Lodge Brothers:


Our first fellowship of the new term. The weekend is a great mix of fellowship, service, and fun. Work projects are held around camp and the Indian Affairs committees hold classes and demonstrations in the afternoon. The first Brotherhood induction opportunity of the year is offered here and competition for the Chapter Spirit Award begins. The Lodge takes this opportunity to coordinate for the Cornerstone Conclave in April, working on the spirit theme, practicing for Quest Events, and making sure that the Lodge is ready. Nominations for the Vigil Honor are due.

Hope to see you there!!


Chase Hensley

Catawba Lodge Chief

Eric Sasser

Crew 1465, Crew Committee

Etowah District, Unit Commissioner

Catawba Lodge, Membership Adviser

Catawba Lodge, Cornerstone Conclave Adviser

Cell: 704.254.6897

Catawba Point Information

Updated: 6.13.22

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 commermorative jacket patches, 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.

Thank you for your support in this endeavor, it is greatly appreciated!

Please click on the following links for Commemorative BRICKS and JACKET PATCH orders:



Other Lodge News

Chapter Election Results

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

Apache Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Parker Davis

Vice Chapter Chief - Emily Madewell

Chapter Secretary - Andrew Derderian

Chapter QM - Alexander Rehrig

Etowah Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Holden Bagley

Vice Chapter Chief - Skye Kehoe

Chapter Secretary - Isabel Joyce

Chapter Quartermaster - Rachel Kauffman

Chapter Spirit Chair - Hannah Todd

Sehwatu Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Philip Malcom

Vice Chapter Chief - Nick Daniels

Secretary - Seth Bernier

Lodge Election Results

The following are our New Lodge officers for 2021-22. Many of our previous officers ran again for the 2021-22 year!!!

Lodge Chief - William Newman

Vice Chief of Program - Chase Hensley

Vice Chief of Inductions - Jonathan Sielsky

Vice Chief of Indian Affairs - Aidan Lynch

Vice Chief of Administration - Aeden McAteer

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.

Yours In Brotherhood,

William Newman

Catawba Lodge Chief

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 @

Email Key Three:

Chief: Chase Hensley

Adviser: Al Nedrich

Staff Adviser: Brian Sweeney

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Page Revised: 9/10/2022