Takhone Lodge has 6 awards it bestows upon both youth and adults. These Awards are the James E. West Fellowship, The Founder’s Award, The Lodge Service Award, The Red Paddle, The Unit of Excellence Award, and the WWW Awards
Currently, Takhone lodge may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present up to four awards annually. If the lodge presents more than one award, at least one must be awarded to a youth under the age of 21.
|Takhone Lodge Recipients|
|2019||Andrew Jensen||Michael Kohler||Zach Nelson||Timothy Reiss|
|2020||Nancy Bayus||Curtis Propst||Tyler Youngdahl|
|2021||Eli Levsky||John Salata||Sam Sobczak||Darlene Propst|
|2022||Katie Hogan||Blaise Lukasiewicz||Ben Marshall||Seth Smith|
James E West Fellowship
The James E. West Fellowship is designed to recognize gifts of $1,000 or more to the
local council’s endowment fund. Takhone Lodge donates each year in the name of up to four who have shown unselfish service and gone above and beyond the regular call of service to the lodge
The award is a certificate suitable for framing along with a bronze lapel pin for civilian wear. For uniform wear, there is a green and yellow square knot with a red border
|Takhone Lodge Recipients|
|2019||Andrew Gaughan||Alex Guban||Tyler Youngdahl|
|2020||John Salata||Darlene Propst||Chase Tabor||Matthew Gerber|
|2021||Daniel Crnokrak||Michael Magruder||Pat Wilson|
|2022||Wyatt Anderson||Macey Krull|
Lodge Service Award
The purpose of the Lodge Service Award is to recognize an Arrowman’s achievements in different aspects of the Lodge. This award recognizes an Arrowman’s contribution to the following aspects of the Lodge: Lodge Office, Chapter Office, Lodge Executive Committee, Ceremonies, and Inductions. Upon completion of requirements the first time, the Arrowman will receive the Limited Edition Lodge Service Award flap at the next major lodge event and will receive the certificate and medal at the next Winter Banquet.
Arrowmen are eligible to earn the Lodge Service Award multiple times. Upon earning the award and additional time, members will receive a paddle pin, in addition to an additional LSA lodge flap and certificate. Earning the award more than once is the only way Arrowmen can receive multiple LSA lodge flaps.
How to Receive the Award
An Arrowman must turn in the form with all signatures at any time of the year to either the Lodge Adviser (firstname.lastname@example.org) or submit online at oa7.org/serviceaward. All forms for the year need to be turned in 2 weeks before the annual Lodge winter banquet in order to be properly recognized.
Michael Goodall ∙ Kirstin Grzonka ∙ Michael Magruder ∙ Zach Nelson ∙ Curtis Propst
Tim Reiss ∙ Sam Sobczak ∙ Brian Schaeffer ∙ Cathlynn Peters ∙ Tim Weithers
Wyatt Anderson ∙ Matthew Gerber ∙ Davu Hemphill-Smith ∙ John Laitar
Eli Levsky ∙ Brian Schaeffer ∙ Tim Weithers ∙ Andie Winiecki
Wyatt Anderson ∙ Petek Arikan-Demirtas ∙ Danny Crnokrak ∙ Nick Crnokrak ∙ Don Harris ∙ Alex Hosking
Brian Hosking ∙ Macey Krull ∙ Eli Levsky ∙ Matthew Poueymirou ∙ Brian Rudnicki ∙ George Ruppert
John Salata ∙ Tim Weithers ∙ Patrick Wilson ∙ Andie Winiecki
Red Paddle Award
Wimachtendienk Wingolauchsik Witahemui Awards
The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arrowmen who live and have exemplified in their actions in their life and their actions in one of the three founding ideals of our Order.
There are three separate awards:
Wimachtendienk – Blue
The Wimatchendienk Award, given by the lodge, is bestowed to arrowmen in recognition of those who show Brotherhood in their daily life and all that they do.
|Wimachtendienk Award Recipients|
|2020||Michael Goodall||Danny Kalish||Seth Smith|
|2021||Wyatt Anderson||Ben Marshall||Andie Winiecki|
|2022||Joseph Alvarado||Macey Krull||Stasiu Szlembarski|
The Wimatchendienk Award, given by the lodge, is bestowed to arrowmen in recognition of those who show Cheerfulness in their daily life and all that they do.
|Wingolauchsik Award Recipients|
|2020||Benny Kearns||Carmen Trapani||Sai Venkatakrishnan|
|2021||Davu Hemphill-Smith||Saul Cordero|
|2022||Emilyn Cabalfin||Jamie Chrisman||William Plizga|
The Witahemui Award, given by the lodge, is bestowed to arrowmen in recognition of those who show Service in their daily life and all that they do.
|Witahemui Award Recipients|
|2020||Ben Marshall||Zach Stimach||Hunter Tabor|
|2021||Scotty Conley||Petek Arikan-Demertis|
|2022||Wyatt Anderson||Daniel Crnokrak||Andie Winiecki|
Each recipient also receives a certificate that suitable for framing.
To nominate an Arrowmen to receive one of the WWW Awards fill out the form below and submit it to the Lodge Adviser at lodgeadviser(at)oa7.org two weeks prior to the Winter Banquet.
Unit of Excellence Awards
The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their annual planning. This award is intended to provide a tool for lodges to recognize, incentivize, and operationalize unit-level participation in Order of the Arrow programs. The nomination forms can be found here.
Section and National Awards
Takhone Lodge members have also gone on to distinguish themselves at a section, regional, and national level.
R.D Dunkin Leadership in Service Award
This award is designed to recognize those within Section G9 who go far beyond their immediate responsibilities as Arrowmen and by doing so have laid a path of excellence for other Arrowmen to follow. The award is named after R.D. Dunkin, who believed that young people could grow to exceptional strengths and reach their full potential with the right combination of leadership, education, mentorship, and love. R.D. Dunkin served as the Central Region Order of the Arrow Chairman for sixteen years and is responsible for shaping the region’s structure and program into what it is today. To receive an R.D Dunkin Leadership in Service Award recipients must have given at least 18 months of service to the Section, upon which they can then be petitioned to a nominating committee for selection.
The award is presented at the annual Section G9 Conclave and consists of a handsome plaque bearing R.D’s likeness and the recipient’s name. In addition, the recipient also receives a certificate suitable for framing.
Sean Mellin – 2019
Timothy Witek – 2020
Albin Sporny – 2021
Jacob Klein – 2019
Curtis Propst – 2021
Timothy Reiss – 2022
John Campbell – 2019
Chad Dykman – 2021
Sam Sobczak – 2022
Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was created in 1940 to honor those who rendered service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to Arrowmen, youth, and adult, who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The award is presented at National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Since the first awards were presented, fewer than 1,200 Distinguished Service Awards have been awarded.
The award is a sterling silver arrowhead bearing an arrow pointing up and to the wearer’s right. The award is suspended from a white neck ribbon on which red arrows are embroidered. A white square knot embroidered on red cloth is available for uniform wear, and a silver arrowhead lapel pin is available for civilian wear.
Andrew Jensen – 2022 Michael Tangen – 2022