Section W3S Conclave Registration will be open until April 22!
April 25-27, 2014, Camp McConnell in Livingston (just up the 99) is the place to be. Tah-Heetch will be offering an incentive to get registered early. Here is the link to the section page:
Trading Post items have been added, and you can add to your order at a later date after you register. The Lodge goal is to bring at least 80 arrowmen! This will be a $25 conclave (say what?!!) So, be there or be square!
Update (4/15/14): Lodge registration is now over 53!! The cost just went up $5, but it is still a historic low and you can still get the $10 rebate from the lodge! Get registered today! Dont't wait until April 20th, when the price goes up to $50!




Dues for 2014 Should be Paid by 12-31
All past and present members of the OA should pay their dues for 2014 as soon as possible.
They are still $12 (no price increase!)
You can also be an Early Falcon by paying $100 and be paid and registered for all lodge events. The price includes all patches including the big round issued at our Fall Fellowship! (It is a $15 savings overall).
You can pay your dues at a Chapter meeting, Lodge meeting, or at either the Fresno or Visalia Scout Office. We will try to get a link up to pay online soon.
Please help make sure others in your home unit get paid up as well. Hoka Hey!

click here to download dues registration form


John Boylan named Elangomat Adviser
Gary Murphy has done an awesome job as the adult Elangomat Adviser over the last several years. Recently, he stepped down from that position. Jim Lyman, Lodge Adviser, would like to announce that John Boylan is the new adult to fill that spot.
Congratulations to John! If you are interested in being an Elangomat (Clan Leader) for one of the new incoming Ordeal Clans in the spring, please contact John at, or call him at 559-322-5966.

Wondering what to do for a great chapter meeting?
Take a look at what the National OA Wensite has to offer. They have posted many great ideas for chapter meetings and are continually adding more to this page! click here to go there

Vigil nomination form

OA Song
Hear the song ours was modeled on... while it is slow-paced, it sounds very majestic. (click here)

CIHA Events Coming Up

Camp Pollock, Sacramento

CIHA is the California Indian Hobbyist Association. They hold numerous events throughout the year with many scouts as its members!!. Here is a list of events coming up for all of you Native American enthusiasts:

Call Debbie Adams for info: 530-933-1631


April 20, 2014
16th Annual Modesto Junior College Intertribal Pow wow

MC- Tom Phillips
AD- Earl Neconie (Lead Gourd)
Northern Drum- All Nation Singers
Southern Drum- Red Buffalo
Head Elders- TBA
Head Woman- Lucha Diaz
Head Man- TBA
Head Teen Woman- Viviana Diaz
Head Teen Man- TBA
Head Girl- Madison Diaz
Head Boy- TBA
Tiny Tots- TBA
US Marine Honor Guard? TBA

May 3-4, 2014
30th Annual California Indian Market

Location: San Juan School Soccer field
The Alameda & Nyland Drive
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10am to 7pm
Award-winning Native American, Western,
and Wildlife Arts/Crafts/Food(Fry Bread & Indian Tacos)
Performances by Ama Ka Tura Ohlone Dancers,
and Zipe Totec Aztec Drum & Dancers.

May 10th & 11th, 2014
21st Annual Mariposa Pow Wow

Gates open 10am
Gourd dancing 11am & 6pm Saturday,11am Sunday.
Grand Entry 12pm & 7pm Saturday, 12pm Sunday
Mariposa Fairgrounds, Mariposa, CA 95338
2014 Head Staff: TBA
Committee Specials: Wannabi Dance, Potato Dance, Hand Drum TBA
Admission:$1 Children & Elders $3Adults
Open to the Public
Free Camping in Designated areas only!
Contest Pow Wow
Princess Contest
No Pets Allowed!
Native Arts & Crafts
Food Booths

May 9-11
43rd Annual Stanford Powwow
Palo Alto, CA
see their web page for more info

June 7-9
Table Mountain Powwow

Table Mountain, Friant, CA
$50,000 in Cash Prizes!
Drum Contest
Dance Competition
Golden Age, Adult, Teen & Junior Categories (Dance Contest)
Women’s Northern/Southern Traditional Dance and Chicken Dance

Central Valley’s Leading Pow-wow!
Free Admission/Open to the public
Please bring own chair
No Pets, Drugs, or Alcohol Allowed!

All Dancers & Drummers Welcome, Arts & Crafts Vendors Welcome!

For more information call:
Daytime Phone 559-822-2890
Evening Phone 559-284-4701

To contact the Webmaster to add information or to make an inquiry, click here.



Tah-Heetch wants you for NOAC 2015!
What a great time to be an arrowman... to be able to be at the National Conference (like a Jamboree for OA) for our 100th year! You can be all the stops will be pulled. Special red sashes for all participants are already on the menu.

You can get in on it by filling out the form below and handing it in or mailing it to Jim Lyman, the Lodge Adviser, as soon as possible. By planning for it now, you can make it easy to go financially. The lodge will also kick in some significant support.

Update (4/15/14): There are now over 43 people signed up to attend NOAC that have paid their $50 deposit, with another 10 committed to go...that's over 50!! The lodge has raised over $7000 to assist youth costs, with much more fundraising to come! There is no reason in the world not to attend...even if you think you cannot afford it! Speak with Lodge Adviser, Jim Lyman, about scholarship opportunities if you are financially strapped. email him at

NOAC 2015 Lodge Registration Form

Are You an Honor Scout?
You might be! Open the pdf file and see if you meet the requirements. If so, submit the form to the Lodge VC of Admin by January 15 and pay the $2.50 for the pin. Our Lodge Cheif is creating a Goodle Docs form that can be filled out on-line for this. Check the Lodge 195 Facebook page frequently to see when it is available.
It goes on the bottom part of the flap. You can earn one each year! Now, you can submit this online through the link below!
Honor Scout pdf
submit on-line

Earn the Service Flap
Be sure to log your hours of service within the council, lodge, and community! You can earn up to 2 flaps each year (1 for every 40 hours of service). This also helps us more accurately track service that our lodge as a whole provides. Service hours run January 1-December 31. Your service log must be turned into the Lodge VC of Admin by January 15. Check out the on-line submission form at the Lodge 195 Facebook site, or click on the link below to submit on-line.
Download the service flap log form

Submit on-line

A maroon border service flap to recognize arrowmen who serve will be available to any arrowmen who put in 40 hours of combined service to the council and their community. A broad range of service qualifies, however you cannot double count rank service projects or Tribe of Chawanakee service. Click here to view the requirments and see who can sign off. Up to 2 of these flaps may be earned in a year.


Tah-Heetch makes JTE Gold Again!
For the 2nd year in a row, Tah-Heetch has made Journey to Excellent GOLD level!!
Thanks to our LEC and advisers, all of our new Brotherhood members, and of course, all of our members for renewing your dues! We ended with 270 members.

Rolling intoi 2014 with Year of the Lodge, preparations for the Order's 100th birthday and NOAC 2015, as well as...the lodge's 20th year of service, we should be able to continue to Journey to GOLD!

Look at the Latest Lim-Ik's Call
Download the latest Lodge newsletter Previous Lim-Ik's

Your LEC for 2014
Congratulations to the following youth in their new positions as the leadership for Tah-Heetch Lodge for 2014!

Lodge Chief - Kyle Jue
VC of Admin - Christian Wilson
VC of Inductions - Colby Budd
VC of Comm. - John Maxey
VC of Camping Promo - Zane Dufresne
VC of Finance - Andrew Walker

Let's give them our total support toward making Tah-Heetch a gold level Journey to Excellence Lodge in 2014!

Lodge Calendar

download the complete calendar

April 3 , Lodge LEC meeting, 7pm, LDS Church in Selma
click here for a map


April 11 &12, First Nations Powwow & Lodge Service Weekend, Fresno State Campus, O'Neil Park 2601 E. Barstow Ave. download the Powwow/Service flyer here


April 25-26-27, Section W3S Conclave, Camp McConnell, Livingston, CA
click here to go to the W3S website
click to go to the W3S website

May 1 , Lodge LEC meeting, 7pm, LDS Church in Selma
click here for a map


May 30-June 1 , Spring Ordeal and Lodge Conclave/Lodge LEC meeting, Camp Chawanakee
flyers coming soon...

Chapter Report Form .pdf file
Chapter Chiefs and Advisers, download yourLEC reporting form here

Call to Serve
Fresno and other communities have issued a call to volunteers to fill voids left by the economy. In Fresno, every Saturday,there is a single identified community project that arrowmen, units, and chapters can get involved in.
Click on the link below for current and near future projects in the Fresno area. We will post other links for other communities as they become available.





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