On December 10th, Tutelo Arrowmen converged on the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center in Wirtz for the lodge’s annual Winter Banquet.
After a meal of delicious, hearty, and plentiful food, the Winter Banquet Committee kicked off the program with multiple door prize drawings and a lively game of Tutelo Jeopardy, during which chapter chiefs mined the collective knowledge of their chapter members to answer obscure questions about OA and lodge history.
Brent Reutter and Tim Ramsey were honored with the Founder’s Award, and Fred Millward was the recipient of the George D. Carr Award. Four Committees (Activities, Ceremonies, Elangomat, and History) earned the Strong Committee designation, and the Strongest Committee honor went to the Communications Committee. Lappillenin and Mingo Chapters earned Strong Chapter, with Koo Koo Ku Hoo receiving recognition as the Strongest Chapter. Sam Bystrek and Taylor McKinnis were thanked for designing the 2016 Conclave flap and 2016 function flap set (respectively), and four brothers received recognition for earning the First Year Arrowman Award (for more information on this award, contact the First Year Arrowman Committee).
Warren Crandall and David Rutherford were presented with framed patch sets in appreciation for their leadership with Conclave, and outgoing Lodge Chief Jacob DeJarnette also received a framed patch set.
Those who served as lodge officers, chapter chiefs, committee chairmen, or advisers in 2016 reach received a stainless steel tumbler with the lodge totem as a “thank you” for all the hard work that they put into making the lodge programs a success. 2016 was a great year for Tutelo, but 2017 is going to be even better!