What a great event! Nearly two hundred members of Coosa Lodge met at the second annual Winter Banquet. The food was fantastic (thanks to Jim n Nick’s catering service!), there was plenty of it, and the everything stayed more or less on schedule. We feel like everyone there had a great time, so plan to join us next year!
The Lodge voted to approve the updated Lodge Rules in a general assembly to kick off the program, then we heard a few inspirational words from Dr. James Flatt before presenting our 2012 Founder’s Award recipients, presenting our outgoing lodge advisers (Col. Kent Jackson and Mr. Doug Jackson) with some tokens of our appreciation, presenting immediate past Lodge Chief Devan Beitel with a James E. West Fellowship Award, and announcing a new fundraiser “patch” to help diffuse the cost of attending NOAC with this year’s contingent.
The Founder’s Award recipients were Devan Beitel, Mr. Wayne Jackson, and Mr. Doug Jackson.
The surprise fundraiser release is a rubber flap pin, shaped like a lodge flap (though a bit smaller) and designed to resemble our red shouldered hawk totem in a more winter environment. Less than 500 of these were produced and less than 30 remained in the trading post after everyone went through the line.