The Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha offers multiple Lodge Activities to support Camp Ondessonk, through both time and treasure. Here are some ways you can get involved!
The Four Winds Project
The Four Winds Project allows active members to receive recognition for completing 240 minutes of service within one year, in the name of the Lodge of Ondessonk & Tekakwitha.
The 240 minutes represents completing 60 minutes of service for each of the Four Winds that called your name at the Lodge Ceremony when you were inducted. Your service can be broken down into a variety of different volunteer activities in the community, meaning not all 240 minutes need to be completed at one service project. Once complete, members will be asked to fill out an online form so they can receive recognition for their hours of work.
As part of the Four Winds Project, Lodge members will complete 240 minutes of volunteering. Lodge members are free to choose their own projects that fit within the following guidelines:
- Lodge members must wear an Ondessonk shirt and their Lodge sash while volunteering.
- Any good deed can count, except normal, routine household jobs/responsibilities.
- Time spent volunteering for another organization does not count towards The Four Winds Project. Volunteering time must be Lodge specific; it cannot duplicate with any other service project. If time is completed for the first organization, Lodge members can then change into their t-shirt and sash and count remaining time towards The Four Winds Project.
- The honor system will be used for documenting volunteer time. Lodge members will be responsible for using this self-reporting form.
Peer-to-peer fundraising is an easy way for members of The Loyal Lodge to encourage their peers and personal networks to support Camp Ondessonk!
Third Party Events
Members of The Loyal Lodge can host fundraising events to benefit Camp Ondessonk. These events are planned and executed independently from Camp and can be as easy as a car wash or bake sale, or as extensive as a golf tournament or trivia night. Proceeds from the event are then given to Camp to use where needed most. If you would like to help Camp sustain and enhance programs, and involve family, friends, school or church to help raise money for Camp, learn more details on how you can be an important contributor through a third-party event.