Winter Banquet

Advancing into the Next Century of Service

WHAT? Calling all Arrowmen and guests! You are invited to attend the annual Lodge Winter Banquet for a fun evening of great food (your choice of chicken or ribs), fellowship with brothers, an inspirational keynote, and most importantly, a fantastic kick-off into 2016 - the Order of the Arrow's second century of cheerful service! 

WHEN? Saturday, January 9, 2016 - arrival at 5:00 p.m., dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., with banquet program following. 

Note: There is a possibility of a patch & memorabilia live auction preceding the banquet, which will benefit the Youth Subsidy Fund. Check back later for more information.

WHERE? Snyder Village Center - 1200 E. Partridge St., Metamora, IL 61548 (Map). 

Registration Details:

Register online for Winter Banquet

  • The cost is $25 per ticket, or save $10 with the Early Bird Discount by signing up before 12/27/15.
  • All lodge members must also pay their $13 annual lodge membership dues. Click here to download a 2016 Dues Renewal Form (or check back soon for a link to pay your 2016 dues online)
  • All online payments and registrations will be processed securely using the W. D. Boyce Council event registration system.
  • For any registration questions or difficulties, please contact the Peoria Scout Service Center at 309-673-6136

Centurion Award Recipients

oa-centennial-totemFor nearly 100 years, the Order of the Arrow has purposefully recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Therefore, our organization’s centennial provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those among us who are exemplars of the “high ideals and purpose of the Order of the Arrow.” The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who havemeaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing, and ongoing operational excellence of their local council’s lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.

This award is a one-time recognition associated with the centennial anniversary of the OA that is bestowed by the national Order of the Arrow committee. It is modeled after a similar program in the BSA’s 100th anniversary celebration, the 2010 National Hall of Leadership. Accordingly, this recognition is an opportunity to highlight lodge development over the last century and the many individuals, both youth and adult, who were instrumental to this success. These honorees will serve as exemplars of leadership, modeling to others a commitment to cheerful service as the Order of the Arrow enters its second century.

Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge 23 is proud to honor the following recipients with the Centurion Award. These individuals have held unique roles within our lodge's history and have inspired many others along the way. Their service to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow continues to serve as an example to their brothers.

Stephen P. Cantrell 
Kevin J. Walsh
Danny L. "Dan" Wilcoxen
Michael T. Gray
Jeff Vallosio
Steve Rhodes
Matthew H. Sorensen 
Michael A. Stobaugh

Renew Your OA Membership

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Exciting new things have been planned for the OA this year - don't miss out on these great opportunities and re-register with the lodge for 2016!

Why should I pay dues? Dues keep you listed as an active member of Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge. Only active members will receive emailed/paper mailed information and newsletters, as well as count towards our lodge membership list. You must also be dues-paying in order to attend our top-quality OA events throughout the year, such as Winter Banquet and Spring Conclave, as well as other great opportunities that the OA can offer.

Read more: Renew Your OA Membership