Paldani has started the year out strong by proudly attended the Winter Ordeal down at Camp Everglades on January 6-8. We had 22 candidates undergo the Ordeal along with five members sealing their ties in Brotherhood.
On January 9, Paldani held its monthly Chap-ter meeting. On January 28, Paldani will help out at the Seminole District Cub-o-ree at Tree Tops Park.
On February 13, 2012 Paldani held our chap-ter meeting at Bellante’s All You Can Eat Pizzeria. This fellowship allowed friends and family of Chap-ter members get a chance to meet each other and en-joy true fellowship.
At Scoutmaster’s Camporee, many of our new Chapter members helped out at the Indian Vil-lage Paldani put on the two separate Scout’s Own Ceremonies on Sunday morning. We also had sev-eral members attend the Coconut Groves Arts Festi-val on Sunday and Monday to help collect tickets and stamp people going in and out of the event.
On March 1-3, Paldani proudly attended the Lodge Banquet in full force. At night several of our members received awards. Aaron Kudja, Josh Semander, John Semander, Andres Badel, Gabe Gutierrez, Chris Alverez, Sebastian Torres, and myself all received LEC recognition plaques. Aaron Kudja, Josh Semander, Cody Brown, and Bob Brown all received the First Year Arrowmen award.
In addition, Paldani came in third for the Golden Pumpkin Award. Aaron Kudja, Jose Kudja and Cody Brown received the Meritorious Service Award. And finally, Andres Badel, Gabe Gutierrez, and Chris Alverez all received the Vigil Honor.
Our next Chapter Meeting is April 9, 2012. Paldani is having a great year so far and looks forward to attending the Section Conference with as many members as possible. In addition,
Paldani donated $200 to the JAACF and the Hal Hollis Campership Fund. Paldani also donated over 200 pounds of food to the Jubilee Kitchen.
Paldani is having an excellent year thus far. Recently, we turned in our 960 documented service hours to the lodge Service Chairman Andres Badel. This is an outstanding amount of cheerful service spent by Paldani Brothers. We hope to continue by having a large number of people at the upcoming Winter Ordeal, Lodge Banquet, and Section Conference.
On October 21-23, Paldani attended Haunted Forest and entertained the Cub Scouts with “The Cereal Killer”. They also received trading cards, or cereal boxes. We could not have done it without the help of Wax Eye who gladly donated all of the merchandise. Paldani’s adults ran Registration with-out a hitch and received nothing but complements from the Lodge.
On November 11-13, Paldani attended Section Seminars, we were the largest Chapter contingent from the Lodge. We had four of our Chapter members teach classes for the Section.
On December 3, Paldani held a District Call-out for all the members of the District who have been elected at Unit Election’s this year. During the same night we held our annual Charity-o-Thon at the West Broward Masonic Lodge.
On December 12, Paldani had its holiday party. Then we had a short meeting, where we among others things we had a very special guest, Marissa Osceola on the Seminole Tribe of Florida, attended our meeting and shared a little bit of her culture and traditions to the members in attendance.
My name is William M. and I am proud to serve as the 2011-2012 Paldani Chapter Chief. Over the past couple of months, Paldani Chapter has continued to be active on a District and Council level, serving the communities in the Seminole District.
On August 20, Paldani attended the Lodge Lead-ership Development. Seven of our members taught semi-nars on various topics.
On August 29, Paldani cooked for our District Roundtable. We served hamburgers and hotdogs along with several sides. Everyone in attendance greatly appre-ciated everything.
On September 12, Paldani held its monthly Chap-ter meeting. We discussed Chapter Leadership Develop-ment, Flag Day, SummitCorps, Indian Summer, Lodge Leadership Development, and District Roundtable cook-ing, along with which was the Fall Ordeal, Haunted For-est, Section Seminars, the Rock-a-Thon, Section Confer-ence and NOAC 2012.
Paldani helped out at the Fall Ordeal by cooking delicious meals for the Lodge. Paldani also helped out with the Elangomat and Brotherhood programs along with working in the service project and assisting in the Ceremonies when needed. Paldani had three brothers seal their ties in the Brotherhood.
Paldani is getting ready for the upcoming Haunted Forest,. We are promoting ticket sales within our Packs and Troops in the District.
Paldani is promoting Section Seminars to our members so they can learn leadership, lodge, and Ameri-can Indian Activity skills. In addition, Paldani is getting ready for our upcoming Game-A-Thon on December 3rd and 4th. Paldani is in the process of collecting stuffed ani-mals and canned food to support our various drives throughout the year.
Paldani is looking forward to an amazing year and we cannot wait! We meet the second Monday of every month at the Hollywood Elks Lodge at 7:30 pm.
My name is William M. and I am proud to serve as the 2011-2012 Paldani Chapter Chief. Over the past couple of months, Paldani Chapter has continued to be active on a District and Council level, serving the communities in the Seminole District. In April Paldani Chapter attended Section Conference in full force with over 45% of our Chapter in attendance. Many Brothers from our Chapter competed in various Lodge competitions such as Ceremonies, Dance, and the Spirit games. The Ceremonies Team comprised of Kevin I., Aaron K., William M, James K., and John S. brought home “Best in Section" for both Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood. Dance Team led by Colby Kudja brought home third place. Jake C. competed in the Novice Northern Traditional Dance and won 1st place. William M. brought home “Best In Section” for Publications. We also held our monthly Chapter Meeting, in which the floor was opened for nominations for Chapter Officer Positions. During the month of May, we held our monthly Chapter Meeting where we elected our Chapter Officers. The new officers are myself as Chapter Chief, Andres B. as First Vice Chief, Aaron K. as Second Vice Chief, and Josh S. as Secretary. The month of June consisted of the Summer Ordeal in which Paldani Chapter competed for and was honored with the title “Best all Around Chapter”. We also held a Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 12 for the Hollywood Elks Lodge, which is the building that we meet at. Paldani Chapter will be attending Indian Summer and will make up almost 50% of the contingent. We will also have two members attend SummitCorps. We meet the second Monday of every month at the Hollywood Elks Lodge at 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, you can contact me or my Chapter Advisor, Glenn Gomez.