"Wiatava Lodge: Recipient of the OA National Service Grant in 2014"

Recipient of the NATIONAL SERVICE AWARD for the past 8 consecutive years!

About Wiatava Lodge #13

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Wiatava Lodge #13 was formed in 1973 to serve the Orange County Council in Southern California, but the history of our lodge begins long before that. Like many councils, the Orange County Council originally had its own honor camper society, known as the Tribe of Gorgonio. It was founded around 1927 at Camp RoKiLi, the council summer camp at Barton Flats in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Wiatava Lodge #13 was officially formed on January 1, 1973. The lodge chose local Indian traditions for both its name and totem. Wiatava is the Cupeño Indian name for Lost Valley, and means place of the oaks. Our totem is the cogstone, an ancient and mysterious artifact, found mostly in archaeological sites in and around Orange County.

Rather than keeping the number of either of our predecessors, Wiatava Lodge asked the national office for the lowest number available at the time, and thus became lodge 13.

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Spring Ordeals were held at both Lost Valley and Camp Ahwahnee in 1973, and the first lodge Pow Wow was held at Lost Valley that fall. The Pow Wow alternated between the two camps until 1978, when Camp Ahwahnee was closed. Since then, all our Pow Wows have been held at Lost Valley.

The district chapters have remained an important part of our lodge operation, though their names and boundaries continue to shift as the council membership changes.

Over the years, Wiatava has built a national reputation, usually sending one of the largest contingents to the National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Our lodge has also provided a National Chief of the Order of the Arrow – Evan Chaffee (2007) – and a National Vice Chief – Larry Brown (1979-80) – along with numerous section and regional officers.

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WIATAVA LODGE PROUDLY PRESENTS

31st ANNUAL
T R A D E – O – R E E

 

WHEN
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 8:00am – 3:00pm

 

WHERE
Orange County Council
1211 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705

 

COST
FREE Admission
Tables:
Pre-Paid: $15.00
At the door: $20.00

BID NUMBER “FREE”

Attendee Patch $10
(One per Attendee)

 

SILENT AUCTIONS
Sat. 9:00am to Noon
LIVE AUCTION
Sat. 1:00pm

 

EVENT CONTACT
Greg Taylor

Wiatava Lodge TOR Adviser
29012 Mira Vista,
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
email for more info: gtaylor@cox.net

 

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OA Service And Events Notices

 
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43rd Annual Lodge Banquet

When:
January 9, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 PM

 

Where:
Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel

 

Who:
All Wiatava members and their families

 

Why:
We will be celebrating 2015’s accomplishments,
Thanking the 2015 Lodge and Chapter Leadership,
and Welcoming in the new 2016 Leadership

 

Menu:
Mrs Knott’s Fried Chicken Dinner

 

Cost:
$30.00/person before December 26th,
$35.00/person after December 26th.
Everyone attending the banquet receives one patch,
extras can be purchased for $5.00

 

Register online using the link below
Register Here

If there are any questions, email
Cooper Largent
or Mr Stephen Fite

evc@wiatava.org

 

OA SERVICE NOTICES

CALLING ALL ARROWMEN

 

Lodge Service
Opportunities & Obligations

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November 14th

Popcorn Distribution

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