Term: June – May
Kittatinny Lodge V functions through the use of the committee system. Each committee is responsible for a certain area of lodge operations. Each committee is chaired by a responsible young man under the age of 21, and is advised by an experienced adult. Here is a list of our committees and their functions.
You can send a message to a specific committee (both chairman & adviser) by using the Message Center.
NOTE: Not all chairmen and advisers check email routinely, and email address are subject to frequent changes. If you want immediate answers to your questions, phone numbers to contact them directly are listed in the Lodge Newsletter, The Wolf’s Tale.
Adviser: Eric Ritchey
The Activities Committee is in charge of planning and running activities at Lodge Events, such as Service weekends. Events usually include fellowship events such as cracker barrels, as well as occasional special events.
Adviser: Dudley Snyder
The Brotherhood Committee administers the Brotherhood review and verifies that Ordeal members are prepared for the Brotherhood membership in the Lodge.
Adviser: Dean Huey
The Ceremonies Committee is in charge of ceremonies at Order of the Arrow events. The committee maintains the lodge regalia and trains new ceremony participants.
Camp Promotions and Elections
The Camp Promotions and Elections Committee (CP&E) ensures that all troops have held an Order of the Arrow election and been presented a Camp Promotion. This is done through a system of election teams in each district. The District O. A. Representatives also support the Troop O. A. Representatives.
Chairman: Samuel Mitten
Adviser: Harold Weber II
The Communications Committee is responsible for all print communication (e.g., Wolf’s Tale, Smoke Signals and forms), and electronic communication (e.g., E-news, Facebook, Twitter, and the Kittatinny website). The committee is also responsible for maintenance and administration of the lodge web site, www.kittatinny5.org (this site).
Chairman: Cole Geisinger
Adviser: Herbert Carter
The Conference/Conclave Committee promotes and organizes contingents for the section’s yearly Conclave and the Order’s bi-yearly National Order of the Arrow Conference.
Health and Safety
Chairman: Braiden Bice
Adviser: Pryce Parker
The Health and Safety Committee provides medical services at Lodge activities.
Adviser: Michael Barner
The Historian committee records, archives, and preserves the Lodge History.
Adviser: Jeff Reichart
The Kitchen committee plans, prepares, and serves meals at lodge events.
Adviser: Ed Dundore
Kittatinny Inc. sells Order of the Arrow and Kittatinny 5 related merchandise such as patches and clothing at Lodge activities.
Adviser: Eric Silva
The Membership Committee maintains a roster of Lodge members. The committee is also responsible for collection of yearly dues.
Chairman: Kevin Gemmel
Adviser: Lisa Wilder
The Ordeal Committee is responsible for planning and administering the Ordeal to prospective Lodge members. The Committee also secures Elangomats to assist in the Ordeal.
Chairman: Nathan Bender
Adviser: Glenn Lesher
The Service Committee plans service activities for the lodge, particularly at service weekends.
Troop Team Rep
Adviser: Matt Davenport
The Troop Team Rep Committee coordinates the District O.A. Reps, and provides information and guidance for all Troop O.A. Representatives.
Adviser: Richard Tylka
The Vigil Committee selects and inducts Vigil Honor Members into the Lodge.
The Banquet Committee coordinates and plans the annual lodge banquet held on the first Saturday in March each year.
Chairman: -Currently Inactive-
Adviser: -Currently Inactive-
The nomination committee will oversee the changes made to nomination processes for lodge officers.
Adviser: Richard Tylka
The Vigil Nomination Committee is appointed by the Chief and will oversee the nominations for the Vigil honor.