Ranachqua Lodge #4, Chartered
Greater New York Councils - The Bronx 641
Welcome to Ranaweb!
***Mrs. Edna Acquafredda (Troop 240) Appointed ***
New Lodge Advisor for 2009.
Effective Jan. 1, 2009.
***Up-dates in progress.***
2009 Lodge Dues and 2009 Spring
Ordeal-Brotherhood forms up-dated.
As this year begins, it is time to reflect. Is this the year you will
make a difference? With the new year come new opportunities. Ranachqua
Lodge #4 began 2009 "Under New Management". New Officers were elected
at the December 7, 2008 General Election Meeting(see below) and a new
Lodge Advisor has been appointed to guide the Lodge into the future.
Be part of our future success! Together, we all can make
a difference! Now is the time to stand up and be counted! Support your
Lodge, The Executive Board and new Lodge Advisor. Committees are
reforming and chairmen, and members, are needed, as well as adult
committee advisors. You are the Lodge! Contact the Lodge Leadership and
YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
***New Lodge Officers for 2009.***
Elections held Dec. 7, 2008 at Fordham
***Ranachqua Lodge #4 held their
annual Lodge Officer Election Meeting at Fordham Prep December 7, 2008.
New officers were elected for 2009.
Congratulations to the new officers of Ranachqua
Lodge #4 Lodge Chief-Michael C.-Troop
Lodge Vice-Chief-Sean B.-Troop 240
Lodge Secretary-Gabriel L.-Troop 240
Lodge Treasurer-Sean R.-Troop 102
Please support our new officers as we move
into the new year!
proposition has been formally proposed to the Lodge Executive Committee
to make two (2) amendments to the Ranachqua Lodge By-Laws. Article 1,
Section 3, Paragraph 3 states that, “Lodge Officers shall be elected at
the Lodge Election Meeting. The terms of all officers shall commence on
January 1st following their election and shall terminate on December
31st of that same year.” If passed, it shall read: “Lodge Officers
shall be elected at the Lodge Election Meeting. The terms for all Lodge
Officers shall commence on the first of September, following their
election and shall terminate on August 31st of the following year.”
“The elections for Lodge Officers for the year 2009 shall grant
Officers terms that will commence on January 1st of 2009 and terminate
on August 31st of that same year.” To resolve Article 3, Section 2,
Paragraph 5, “The elections of Officers shall take place once a year
during the last Lodge Meeting of the year, upon ten (10) days written
notice to the Lodge Membership,” it shall read: “The elections of
Officers shall take place once a year during the Lodge Election Meeting
of June upon ten (10) days notice to the Lodge Membership, but elected
Officers will not have their terms begin until September first of that
Membership of the Lodge will vote upon these amendments on October 26
at the General Lodge Meeting following the Ordeal.
*** Ranachqua Lodge #4 sponsored its first Lodge
Leadership Development Seminar (LLD) in a long time on Saturday,
October 4, 2008, It ran from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM at St. Helena’s
Church, located at 1315 Olmstead Ave at Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY. The
training team was comprised of NE-7B Section Vice Chief Jonathan
Whitaker, Michael DeRuyter and Section Advisor Jess Hurwitz. A job well
done. Five (5) youth and five adults took advantage of this opportunity
to learn more about the Order of the Arrow and lodge functions. Below
are the sessions that were offered. A shortened schedule was held to
accommodate the numbers. Pizza and soda was provided to all!
offered were: Youth Sessions:
Job Descriptions of Lodge Officers Adult
Roles of Advisers
Setting the Example Joint Sessions:
Membership Retention & Communication
2008 Fall Ordeal-Brotherhood and Service Weekend was held on the
weekend of October 24-26, 2008 at Alpine Scout
Congratulations to our new Brothers
*** The new Lodge resale items
are in and available at Lodge functions. This includes the standard
Lodge Flap (S29), the new Lodge Vigil Honor flap (S30), and the Lodge's
new Eastern Woodland standard flap (S31) which will raise money for the
Ceremonies team to fabricate new ritual costumes. The new Lodge
neckerchief (N15), the first since the 60th Anniversary in 1980,is also
now available. See "New Resale" below.
*** See "Breaking News" below for more details on these and
other important items. You can also check out the full Calendar of Lodge Events.
Owl" - December 2007
"National OA Bulletin" - March 2007.