Lodge Officers

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Term: June 2017 – June 2018

Lodge Chief – Andrew Simmons

The Lodge Chief is the highest youth leadership position in the lodge. The Chief presides over all lodge activities, including Executive Committee Meetings, quarterly meetings, Service weekends, and other lodge activities. He provides direct leadership to the Lodge Officers and appoints committee chairmen.

Vice-Chief Administration (VC1) – Nick Spease

The Vice-Chief of Administration is the second highest youth leadership position in the lodge. The First Vice-Chief presides over activities in the absence of the chief. The Vice-Chief of Administration also provides direct leadership to the committee chairmen of the Kitchen, Membership, Troop Team Rep and Vigil committees and maintains the service bead system.

Vice-Chief Activities (VC2) – Jacob Hensinger

The Vice-Chief of Activities provides direct leadership to the committee chairmen of the Activities, Ceremonies, Conference/Conclave, Health & Safety, Historian, Kitty Inc. and Service Committees.

Vice-Chief Inductions (VC3) – John J. Conlen III

The Vice-Chief of Inductions provides direct leadership to the committee chairmen of the Brotherhood, Camp Promotions & Elections and Ordeal Committees.

Secretary – Griffin Price

The Lodge Secretary keeps accurate minutes of the sessions of the Lodge Executive Committee and Quarterly meetings. He also handles official lodge correspondence. Click here to view lodge meeting minutes.

Treasurer – Zack Goodman

The Treasurer keeps an accurate accounting of lodge finances and the lodge account with the assistance of the Treasurer Adviser and Lodge Staff Adviser. He also handles receipts for lodge expenditures.

 Previous Chief – Anthony Stianchie

The previous Lodge Chief is an official member of the Executive Committee. His role is to assist in the transition of leadership and to lend advice and experience to the new administration.

Lodge Adviser – Glenn Piper

The Lodge Adviser assists and advises the Lodge Executive Committee and offers suggestions and help as needed to improve the lodge program.

Associate Lodge Adviser – Rudy Benkert

The Associate Lodge Adviser assists the Lodge Adviser and helps advise the Executive Committee. An incoming Associate Lodge Adviser trains for a year under the Lodge Adviser, then takes the Lodge Adviser’s role for two years, then assumes the outgoing role of Associate Lodge Adviser for one more year to advise the new Lodge Adviser.

Associate Lodge Adviser of Administration – T.B.A.

The Associate Lodge Adviser of Administration works with the Vice-Chief of Administration and the committee advisers that fall under that vice-chief, to help them build stronger committees and foster better communications between committees.

Associate Lodge Adviser of Activities – Jonathan Fritz

The Associate Lodge Adviser of Activities works with the Vice-Chief of Activities and the committee advisers that fall under that vice-chief, to help them build stronger committees and foster better communications between committees.

Associate Lodge Adviser of Inductions – Gerald Miller, Jr.

The Associate Lodge Adviser of Inductions works with the Vice-Chief of Inductions and the committee advisers that fall under that vice-chief, to help them build stronger committees and foster better communications between committees.

Staff Adviser – Rolland Miner

The Lodge Staff Adviser serves as a professional staff adviser and acts as the link between the council and the lodge.

Supreme Chief of the Fire – Jim Milham

The Supreme Chief of the Fire is also the Council Executive. He has the final word in all decisions regarding the operations of the Lodge, and makes those decisions with the input of the Lodge Chief, the Lodge Adviser, and the Staff Adviser.

 

The Officer Slate-

At the annual April Quarterly meeting, a slate is presented for the following year’s officers. At the May Quarterly meeting, the slate is either excepted or challenged. Therefore any slated officers are not final. Any challenges to the slate must be accompanied by an official petition form with approval from the staff and lodge adviser. The slate is also published in The Wolf’s Tale before the May quarterly meeting. The elected officers’ (whether slated or not) term begins at the conclusion of the Section Conclave of the year they are elected.