Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and maybe even if you have!), you should know by now that our 2014 calendar year kicks off tomorrow with our annual Lodge Training Summit (LTS) and Winter Banquet. We’ve been posting updates all week, but here’s a quick summary.
- We’ll be at “Top of the Town” (316 2nd Ave SW; above Cullman Savings Bank) in Cullman, Alabama. We had previously reported this address as 316 2nd St. SW, rather than 316 2nd Ave. SW, but the link above has been corrected.
- The entrance for the parking deck is on 4th St between 1st Ave SW and 2nd Ave SW. We’ll have signs and/or uniformed Coosa Lodge Service Corps members outside this entrance in the morning to help you find it.
- Note that 2nd Ave SW is US-31 and 3rd St is US-278, so the block you’re looking for is east-southeast of the US-31/US-278 intersection.
- Registration opens at 8am, training sessions start at 9am, and the Winter Banquet starts at 5pm. Click here for a copy of the training schedule.
- The cost for the event — regardless of when you arrive — is $10 per person. If you bought a 2014 Event Pass, this is included in that.
- If you haven’t paid your 2014 dues ($15), you’ll also have to pay those. This covers a light continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any program materials.
- Pre-Registration is closed – Please register on-site. Walk-ups welcome!!!!
We’re opening registration for the 2014 Conclave on Saturday! The first 150 people to register will get a super-limited edition Coosa Lodge Delegate patch. Click here for more info on Conclave registration.
- We’re also kicking off our fundraising efforts for the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). The national committee has set the participant fee at $475 for the conference, but we’re hoping to charge our delegates less than that through some significant fundraising efforts over the next 18 months. Click here for a look at our first NOAC 2015 fundraiser.
- There’s new gear in the trading post! We’ve re-ordered the popular green jackets and added two new items to keep you warm. Click here for a peek at our new inventory!
- Though this is kind of unrelated to this weekend’s event, it’s a pretty big deal: We’re filming a documentary! Chris Brightwell, one of our former Lodge Chiefs, is coordinating our history book efforts for the OA Legacy Project and is supplementing that with a documentary on the history of Coosa Lodge and its predecessors (Cherokee, Achunaunchi, and Kaskanampo), from 1930 through today. The scope, depth, and success of this project depend in part on YOU! Click here for more info on the Coosa Lodge History Project.
That’s it! Any questions?