As a result of the ongoing field service council merger, all four Lodges within the MCC have been required by national to merge into a singular lodge.
What you need to know
Every member of our lodge should have received an email from both our lodge chief and the Michigan Crossroads Council. We encourage everyone to take a look at both of them before anything else. The reason why our lodge is merging with the other three lodges in lower Michigan is explained in the letter from the Council of Chiefs:
“This [merge] must be undertaken because the National Order of the Arrow requires that when councils merge, the respective lodges must also merge.”
You are likely wondering how our lodge leadership is approaching this situation. As of now, we are currently working with the Agaming Maangogwan, Kishahtek, and Noquet lodge chiefs to format a game plan for how we will handle this. As the four chiefs get farther into this process more youth will likely be brought in to help in specific transition areas. The Nataepu Shohpe Executive committee will not be deviating much from its traditional duties of keeping lodge functions running as providing a great program to our lodge youth is and always will be our primary objective.
As of now, the future for the lodge is very foggy and everything is still in the early stages. We encourage everyone to maintain a cheerful spirit throughout this process and to be patient as this develops.