Council Meeting Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

Good Saturday morning!

The latest council meeting minutes and treasurer’s report are available.  Just go to the “Council News” page.

Please pay particular attention to the Pinewood Derby needs, as well as the upcoming West Coast Regional Counselors’ Conference.  The Derby will be held at Bethel Bellflower and the Regional at Sun Valley!

2018 Southwest Region Counselors’ Conference Information Available

Check out the Events/Counselors Conference page for up-to-date information and registration for this March 2nd and 3rd, 2018 conference!

Topics include: Dutch Oven Cooking, Leathercraft, Learning the Leadership Guide Trail badge, Computing for Cadet Ministry and more.

Registrations are due to your DCE by February 20th (but if you miss it, you can still come to the conference).  RSVP anyway so we know how many to expect.  After all, we wouldn’t want you not to have meals available for you.  The counselors of Bethel Sun Valley appreciate it.

Spring 2016 Update

Summer is almost upon us and it’s bringing a West Coast Camporee!

Our Events/Camporee page provides you information and registration information on the camporee.  So check it out and make plans now.  It is a great way to prepare your RPBs and Guide Trails for the International Camporee 2017.

Our council met last Thursday at Bell One.  This was originally planned to be a webcast with regional locations available, but last-minute changes on the Executive Board necessitated a face-to-face meeting.  You can read the full minutes on the “Council News” page.  In the meantime, a brief recap of the highlights:

  • Per our Constitution, Art. V. Section 1, Matt Gabrielse was nominated and unanimously approved as interim President.
  • Some of next year’s events were scheduled: Field Day (12/3); Pinewood Derby (3/25/17); First Council meeting (9/1) at 1st URC of Chino; and Second Council meeting (10/18) at Artesia Trinity
  • Rocket launch will be held at Lucerne Valley on May 20th and the 21st, with the rocket launch happening on Saturday morning.


A Counselor Goes Home

Terry Hartog, a counselor at the former El Dorado Reformed Church has passed away of pancreatic cancer.  He has battled this cancer for about six months and was 56 when he passed.

The funeral will be held at Canyon Lake Community Church, 30515 Sorrell Lane, Canyon Lake, CA.  Services will begin at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 17th.

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

If I receive any more information, or where to send flowers, etc., I will update this post.

Council, Field Day, and Council Workshop Conference Updates

Good day to everyone!

I’ve uploaded the minutes from last Thursday’s council meeting hosted by the counselors of Rosewood CRC in Bellflower.  See our Council page and click on the link.  Also available is the treasurer’s report from that meeting.  Please note several clubs need to pay their bill to Dave Lewis.

The Field Day page has been updated with information for the December Field Day, hosted by the counselors of Long Beach CRC at Valley Christian High.  Please note that parking MUST BE at the Middle School on Dumont.  There is a major SAT event occurring at the high school so no parking at the high school on Saturday.

I’ve created a new page under Events for our Council Workshop Conference.  This is a great opportunity for counselors and their families.  Note that an RSVP is needed by January 15th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Valley Christian!  “Hooked on Christ”

Training and Workshops

The men discussed upcoming opportunities for counselor training at our most recent council meeting.

Normally we hold two training workshops at each council meeting.  Our council Developers of Counselor Education (DCEs) are responsible for this training, but do not necessarily always lead a workshop.

These workshops are designed to support your ministry as Cadet Counselors.  The subject of a workshop can be virtually anything: badges, leadership skills, time management, counselor helps, etc.  Your DCEs would love to hear from you and what topics you want as a workshop.  Or, if you would like to lead a workshop, just let Bernie or Craig know.  The links to our DCE team is on the “Council News” page.  Just click the link and let them know.

The council’s Executive Board will be meeting this summer.  One of our tasks is to finalize a training schedule for next year.  So we would love to hear from you!

Camporee Certification Results

Congratulations to the 21 Cadets (Artesia, Bethany, Long Beach, 1st Chino, Crosspoint, and Sun Valley) and four counselors (Crosspoint and Long Beach) who successfully completed the Camporee Certification course.

This certification is a requirement for the cadet and counselors wishing to attend the Cadet International Camporee.  The certification covered:

First Aid, Cooking, Axemanship, and Shelter building

Council Meeting Updated

Council President Gary Evans has provided the agenda for council meeting at Artesia Trinity.  Dave Lewis provided an updated Treasurer’s Report.  We will discuss it on Thursday.

Treasurers Report 4-28-14

Council Meeting Agenda (03-01-14)

Our revised council constitution will also be discussed at tomorrow’s meeting.  A vote will most likely be taken by face-to-face at the fall council meeting.

Smooth Draft SOCAL Constitution 4-30-14

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 1st with devotions provided by the host church and a workshop for head counselor certification led by Craig Doty.  A second workshop will be presented.

Artesia Trinity is located at 18718 Grayland Avenue, Artesia, CA 90701.

This meeting sets the tone for next year, as well as wraps up the current Cadet year.  Participation by each club is vital to the health and well-being of our council.  Please plan on attending; carpooling is encouraged!