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Dear Wiatava Lodge Members,

I look forward to serving you in the upcoming year as your Lodge Adviser. We are again approaching an exciting and opportunistic time for Wiatava. This year there will be many occasions on which we will gather together; take advantage of these times to build new relationships with your fellow Arrowmen, and to discover what you can learn from them all.

Our Lodge Executive board and Committee are composed of talented, energetic young men. They have shown their dedication by volunteering themselves as resources to us all. The commitment they have mad will help keep Wiatava successful and dynamic.

Each and every one of you plays a part in keeping our Lodge healthy. By providing service to your brothers, troop, and community, you allow the strength of you character to grow. In turn, your personal development builds upon the foundations of the Order, bringing our Lodge to a greater height.

The fourth point of the purpose of the Order of the Arrow reminds us, "to crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others."

Also, let us not forget the purpose of the Lodge:

"The mission of the Lodge is to achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the Council through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected, capable adults."
Let these founding principles aid you in your service this year. Remember that the fellowship that we will share as a Lodge will bring us closer together.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and service throughout the year to our Lodge and Chapters.

Yours in Scouting
Bob G.
2003 Wiatava Lodge Adviser

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