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Achewon Nimat Lodge 282 San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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Year Date Description 1910 02/10 The Boy Scouts of America is founded. 1915, 07/16 The Order is founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America. Initially the organization is called the W.W.W. 1916, 07/01 The Oakland Area Council is officially chartered (organized in May 2016) 1917, 01/25 The San Francisco Council is officially chartered (organized in November 2016) 1922, The Order becomes an official program experiment of the BSA 1924, Name of organization changed from Wimachtendienk W.W. to Order or the Arrow 1925, 03/01 George Hart from San Francisco Troop 54 wins the competition of naming the new scout camp in Cazadero by calling it “Royaneh”. George indicated that the meaning of the word “Royaneh” came from the Iroquois Indians that meant “Meeting place of the tribes”. 1934, 06/02 The Order of the Arrow is approved as part of the National Scouting program. 1944, 11/29 Order of the Arrow Lodge is formed in the San Francisco Council. Royaneh Lodge #282 is formed when the board of directors of the SF Council approves an application for a national charter to form an Order of the Arrow Lodge. The lodge will have a chapter at both Camp Moore (Maidu) and Camp Lilienthal (Lamat). The charter application fee was $10.00. From 1938 until 1950, the council camps were called “Royaneh Camps”, thus Royaneh. 1945, 02/01 “The Royanehan” newsletter, the official newsletter of Royaneh Lodge 282 is published for the first time 1947, Harwood Jackson is the first to receive Vigil in Royaneh Lodge. 1947, 07/01 Order of the Arrow Lodge is formed in the Oakland Area Council. Royaneh Lodge administers the first members that include Paul Meier & Ralph Clements. District Exec Don MacDougal is the main motivating force behind the founding of Machek N’Gult lodge. 1947, 10/04-05 The first Ordeal ceremony is held for the Oakland Council by a team from Royaneh lodge and the first 12 members were inducted into the Order of the Arrow in Redwood Regional Park. After the ceremony the members had dinner at Camp Dimond. 1947, 11/06 An additional seven members were inducted at Los Mochos in Machek N’Gult first Ordeal Ceremony 1948, Paul Ward from Royaneh is elected Chief of Area 12-B 1948, 01/07 Formal approval of the new lodge was made by National Council and the number 375 and the name Machek N’Gult was assigned 1948, 01/18 First official meeting of Machek N’Gult Lodge takes place. Paul Meier is elected chief. Don MacDougal becomes the first Lodge Adviser 1948, 08/23 The Order of the Arrow is recognized as the BSA’s national brotherhood of honor campers and becomes an official part of the BSA. 1948, 08/27 First NOAC, Indiana University, IN – Unknown if any members from Royaneh attended 1948, 10/01 The first brotherhood ceremony is held for the Oakland Council at Camp Dimond by members of the Royaneh Lodge. Six members receive Brotherhood. This is the last time Camp Dimond would be used for OA events due to its sale. 1949, 02/06 “The Arrow Point” newsletter, the official newsletter of Machek N’Gult Lodge 375 is published for the first time. 1949, 10/02 Machek N’Gult Lodge inducts the Redwood Area Council’s new lodge Mow-A-Toc into the order of the arrow at Camp Tish Tang. 1949, 04/30 Royaneh Lodge hosts the first Area 12B Conclave at Camp Lilienthal in Fairfax. Frank Zografos from Machek N’Gult is elected Chief of Area 12-B 1949 Rancho Los Mochos is used for the first time to hold an ordeal. 1950 02/05 Machek provides rock inscribed with Dimond-O Logo <O> for construction of the Brotherhood fireplace at E. Urner Goodmans residence 1950, 11/07 Royaneh adopts the official Order of the Arrow neckerhchief. 5 dozen neckerchiefs are ordered at $1.35 each. 1950, 01/15 Machek N’Gult adopts the official Order of the Arrow neckerchief using a Golden Bear on Blue Arrowhead. The neckerchief is made from silk. 1950, Machek N’Gult Lodge hosts Area Conclave at Oakland Tourist Club in Oakland. Attendance is 75. First Area 12-B patch released. 1950, 08/29 NOAC 2, Indiana University IN – Unknown if any members from Royaneh or Machek attended 1951, Arthur Meyer from Royaneh Lodge helps to found OO-Yum Buli Lodge of the Mt Diablo Council 1951, 10/02 Lodge Adviser Don MacDougal is the first person in Machek N’Gult lodge to receive the Vigil honor at a ceremony held at Camp Royaneh. 1952, Royaneh Lodge hosts Area Conclave at Camp Lilienthal in Fairfax. Tom Doctor from Machek N’Gult is elected Chief of Area 12-B 1952, Royaneh Lodge combines Maidu and Lamat camp chapters at Moore and Lilienthal respectively 1952, 01/01 Royaneh Lodge inducts 37 candidates into OO Yum Buli Lodge at Ceremonies held at Camp Lilienthal. 1952, 08/29 NOAC 3, Miami University, OH – Unknown if any members from Royaneh or Machek attended 1953, Machek N’Gult brotherhood member Ed Crinnion loans his boots to the scoutmaster at the 1953 Jamboree for the iconic Rockwell painting known as “The Scoutmaster”. 1954, Machek N’Gult neckerchief patch redesigned to indicate Lodge number and WWW Style. 1954, Machek N’Gult lodge constructs an alter at the Church in the Wildwood at Camp Dimond-O 1954, Area Conclave held at Camp Tish Tang in Eureka, where 40 members from Machek N’Gult attend via airplane. Jim Johnson from Machek N’Gult is elected Chief of Area 12-B 1954, 08/28 NOAC 4, University of Wyoming, WY – First NOAC attended by members of Machek N’Gult. The three members met E. Urner Goodman 1954, 08/29 Ed Dike from Royaneh receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 1954, 10/01 A new ceremony site was created at Los Mochos by Machek N’Gult Lodge. The site at Los Mochos is across the creek from the camp entrance on the side of the hill at the second big rock. The site would later be known as “Cardiac Hill” due to the climb. 1954, 11/5-6 After an Ordeal ceremony, 24 members took an airplane pleasure cruise and flew over Dimond-O and Yosemite Valley. 1955 Machek N’Gult Lodge hosts Area 12-B Conclave at Parks AF base in Dublin. First time conclave patch is to be worn on the uniform. Frank Zografos, former Lodge Chief, becomes the lodge adviser of Machek N’Gult. 1956, 08/27 NOAC 5, Indiana University, IN – attended by eight Machek N’Gult members 1957, 01/01 Machek N’Gult issues its’ first pocket flap known as the “F1” for $0.40 1957, 01/01 Machek N’Gult divides into two Chapters. Chapter 1 districts (Sunset, Lake, Central & Castle), Chapter 2 “Eden” districts (Chabot, Arroyo, Redwood, South, Twin Valley, Mission Peak) to make the lodge operations easier to handle 1958, Royaneh Lodge issues first lodge flap, designed by Ross Heil Jr. Chiefs Room is built at Camp Royaneh in honor of Royaneh Lodge Member Ed Dike. 1958, Royaneh Lodge hosts Area Conclave at Camp Royaneh in Cazadero. Jerry Abad from Machek N’Gult is elected Chief of Area 12-B. 300 arrowmen from the area are in attendance at conclave 1958, Ken Bechtel from Royaneh receives the Distinguished Service Award 1958, 08/25 NOAC 6, University of Kansas, KS – Three members attended by Royaneh lodge, 16 members attended by Machek N’Gult who stayed with OO-Yum Buli Lodge 1959, Addresser graph plates from Machek N’Gult where updated to add additional information using the addresser graph machine at the Oakland office on East 14th. These plates were used to print address information on the Arrow Point and other mailings. 1960, Ross Heil Jr from Royaneh is elected Chief of Area 12-B 1962, Machek N’Gult Lodge neckerchief changes from silk to cotton 1961, 08/21 NOAC 7, Indiana University, IN – Two members from Royaneh attended NOAC and 31 members from Machek N’Gult attend 1962, Former Royaneh Lodge Chief Larry Teshara is elected Deputy Chief of the Region 12B. 1963, 08/20 NOAC 8, University of Illinois, IL – 13 members attended by Royaneh and attended by Machek N’Gult 1964, 02/10 San Francisco Council and Oakland Area Council merge to form the San Francisco Bay Area Council. 1964, 04/23 Machek N’Gult Lodge inducts first 88 members into Miwok Lodge 439 at Camp Stuart. 1964, 12/13 Royaneh Lodge 282 and Machek N’Gult Lodge 375 merge at a luncheon held at Goodman’s Restaurant in Oakland to form a new lodge. Former Lodges are divided into Chapters at first. 1965, Dennis Cox from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Area 12-B 1965, 01/01 Official Date for charter of Achewon Nimat lodge 282 of the SFBAC 1965, 02/28 Meeting is held at the Naval Base Theater on Treasure Island to select the Name, totems and patch design of the new Lodge. Achewon Nimat name is chosen for new lodge meaning “Brothers Together”. Two chapters Royaneh and Machek N’Gult. The name and pocket patch design submitted by Paul Meir Jr from Machek N’Gult. Meeting is held from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. 1965, 08/27 NOAC 9, Indiana University, IN – attended by 35 Achewon Nimat members 1967, Members from Live Oak Village plant 500 trees at Willits Scout Reservation 1967, 08/28 NOAC 10, University of Nebraska, NB – attended by Achewon Nimat 1968, 04/19 Achewon Nimat hosts Area 12-B conclave at Camp Royaneh. 1969, 08/23 NOAC 11, Indiana University, IN – attended by Achewon Nimat 1970, One per life Brotherhood patch is released, known as the S4. Achewon Nimat wins the Most Indian Lodge award at the Section Conclave. The Wampum bead system was established in Achewon Nimat lodge to indicate an arrowmans service. Gordy Rubard from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Area 12-B 1971, Mark Stolowitz from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Area 12-B. 1971, 08/24 NOAC 12, University of Illinois, IL – attended by Achewon Nimat 1971, 08/25 Don Wilkinson from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 1972, Mark Stolowitz from Achewon Nimat is re-elected Chief of Area 12-B 1973, Area Reconfiguration, Area 12-B is changed to Section W3A 1973, Winter Camp Awareness seminar is held for the first time on Treasure Island 1973, 08/21 NOAC 13, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA – attended by Achewon Nimat 1974, 11/24 Lodge Dance Team performs during halftime at the 49ers/Falcons game at Candelstick park. 49ers win 27-0. 1975, Machek N’Gult chapter is renamed to Wekemnayon chapter. This is the last time Machek N’Gult name was officially used in Achewon Nimat. 1975, Area 12-B is split into Regions and Achewon Nimat becomes a member of Section W3A. 1975, Achewon Nimat hosts Section W3A Conclave at Fort Cronkhite in Marin County which is attended by Dr. E. Urner Goodman. Achewon Nimat wins the Most Indian Lodge award at the Section Conclave. Tony Farmer from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Section W3A 1975, 08/18 NOAC 14, Miami University, FL – attended by Achewon Nimat 1976, Tony Farmer from Achewon Nimat is re-elected Chief of Section W3A 1977, 08/23 NOAC 15, University of Tennessee, TN – attended by Achewon Nimat 1978, Kevin Clevenger from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Section W3A 1979, Achewon Nimat hosts the first outdoor session of the Winter Camp Awareness. TRS-80 computer is used to start entering the first lodge records into an online system. 1979, 08/13 NOAC 16, Colorado State University, CO – attended by 12 Achewon Nimat members 1980, 03/13 Dr. E. Urner Goodman, founder of the Order of the Arrow dies in New York City at age 88. 1981, 04/01 Lodge Vice-Chief Steve Kline and Lodge Adviser Bill Lewis receive the first ever Founders Award at the annual Mikemosin at Los Mochos. 1981, 06/01 Yellow service flap adopted for a member to purchase one at each ordeal or Mikemosin they attend 1981, 08/10 NOAC 17, University of Austin, TX – attended by Achewon Nimat, Orange Pumpkin breaks down in Barstow, California on the way to NOAC. Drive train breaks, but they were able to get it fixed. 1983, 08/15 NOAC 18, Rutgers University, NJ – attended by 14 Achewon Nimat members. Contingent participated in a ceremony at Treasure Island Scout Camp, the birthplace of the Order of the Arrow. 1983, 08/16 Gordy Rubard from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 1985, Achewon Nimat hosts Section W3A Conclave at SF Presidio in San Francisco 1986, 08/11 NOAC 19, Central Michigan University, MI – attended by Achewon Nimat 1986, 10/15 Carroll A. Edison, co-founder of the Order of the Arrow dies in Syracuse, NY at age 94 1988, 08/14 NOAC 20, Colorado State University, CO – attended by Achewon Nimat 1990, Achewon Tulpe – Achewon Nimat Village, covers the Peralta district area 1990, 08/12 NOAC 21, Indiana University, IN – attended by Achewon Nimat 1992, The annual fellowship weekend known as the Mikemosin is renamed to Achiefest. 1992, 08/09 NOAC 22, University of Tennessee, TN – attended by 24 Achewon Nimat. Highlight of the trip was that all the contingent members on the plane stood up and helped the flight attendant with the emergency info 1994, Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave 1994, 07/31 NOAC 23, Purdue University, IN – attended by Achewon Nimat 1995, Achewon Nimat hosts Section W3A Conclave at Camp Parks in Dublin. Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave. 1996, Achewon Nimat wins the Most Indian Lodge award at the Section Conclave. Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave 1996, 08/11 NOAC 24, Indiana University, IN – attended by Achewon Nimat 1997, Achewon Nimat wins the Most Indian Lodge award at the Section Conclave 1997, Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave. Jeremy Davis from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Section W3A 1998, The Order of the Arrow is recognized as Scouting’s National Honor Society when it expanded its reach beyond camping to include a broader service to Scouting and the community. 1998, Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave. 1998, 08/02 NOAC 25, Iowa State, IA – attended by Achewon Nimat 1998, 08/03 Mark Stolowitz from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 1999, Achewon Nimat wins the Most Indian Lodge award at the Section Conclave. Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave 2000, Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave 2000, 07/29 NOAC 26, University of Tennessee, TN – attended by Achewon Nimat 2001, Achewon Nimat wins the Most Indian Lodge award at the Section Conclave. Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave 2002, Achewon Nimat hosts Section W3A Conclave at Camp Royaneh in Cazadero. Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave. Dominic Pascucci is elected Western Region Chief. 2002, 07/27 NOAC 27, Indiana University, IN – attended by Achewon Nimat 2002, 07/28 Don McChesney from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 2003, Matt Griffis is elected Western Region Chief 2004, 07/31 NOAC 28, Iowa State University, IA – attended by Achewon Nimat 2004, 08/01 Matt Griffis from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award. Dominic Pascucci from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 2006, Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave. 2006, 07/29 NOAC 29, Michigan State University, MI – attended by Achewon Nimat 2006, 07/30 Craig Leighty from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 2008, 07/12 ArrowCorps5, attended by 11 Achie members. Work on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Shasta-Trinity mountains 2009, Section reconfiguration – W3A is changed to W3S 2009, Achewon Nimat hosts the first Section W3S Conclave at Camp Royaneh in Cazadero. Achewon Nimat wins the Conclave Award at the Section Conclave. Daniel Salet from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Section W3A 2009, 08/01 NOAC 30, Indiana University, IN - -attended by Achewon Nimat 2011, SFBAC Council Campership fund started with “seed” gift from Achewon Nimat Lodge. 2011, 07/01 The Bill Parker NOAC Conferenceship fund was established to honor Bill Parker’s dedication to the lodge, the Order of the Arrow, and his passion for the National Order of the Arrow Conferences. 2012, Lodge Chief Indy Nelson from Achewon Nimat is elected Chief of Section W3A 2012, 07/30 NOAC 31, Michigan State University, MI – attended by Achewon Nimat 2013, 10/01 Tres Ranchos Village and Achewon Tulpe village merge to form Wekemnayon village 2014, 12/13 Achewon Nimat celebrates 50 years as a combined lodge at the lodge banquet 2015, 01/01 Achewon Nimat officially celebrates 50 years since first charter 2015, 02/28 50 Years since the name Achewon Nimat was selected at the first business meeting 2015, 04/15 Two rocks for the legacy project are obtained for the Centennial fireplace and inscribed with the names of the former lodges. Rocks are acquired from Camp Royaneh and the former Camp Dimond. 2015, 07/06 ArrowTour stops at Wente Scout Reservation and is supported by 15 members 2015, 08/03 NOAC 32 (Order of the Arrow Centennial), Michigan State University, MI – attended by 21 members of Achewon Nimat (16 contingent, 5 staff). Contingent travels a total of 6000 miles by train, through 17 States 2015, 09/26 First combined ordeal between Achewon Nimat and Orca Lodge, held at Camp Royaneh 2015, 12/12 Achewon Nimat celebrates 50th Annual Banquet since founding (1965-2015) 2015, 12/12 Eight members of Achewon Nimat are presented with the Order of the Arrow Centurion Award 2016, 04/22 Achewon Nimat hosts Section W3S Conclave at Camp Royaneh in Cazadero. 2016, 06/04 San Francisco Bay Area Council celebrates 100 years (1916-2016) with ceremony at Royaneh ordeal, special issue Lodge flap released. 2018, 07/30 Rob Wong from Achewon Nimat receives the Distinguished Service Award, presented at NOAC 2018, 07/30 NOAC 33 (Order of the Arrow Centennial), Indiana University, IN attended by 14 members of Achewon Nimat (9 contingent, 5 staff). Contingent travels a total of 5000 miles by train, Charter Bus, Greyhound Bus and Van through 16 States. 2019, 06/02 First three female youth members in Achewon Nimat history complete their ordeal at Camp Royaneh
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