Tonkawa Lodge News
2021 Lodge Leadership Development — August 22, 2021
The 2021 Lodge Leadership Development was a blast! Our new quorum of officers put together an amazing program with an array of resources that each of them pulled from. During LLD, the 2021 Officers were sworn in. They are as follows: Trevor Roberts (Lodge Chief), Grant Fleming (Lodge Secretary), Wilson Benavides (Lodge VC Inductions), Andi DeLaCruz (Lodge VC Program), and Raghav Bhatnagar (Lodge VC Publications). Thank you all for attended Lodge Leadership Development and the Lodge is looking forward to a great 2021-2022 program year!
Fall Assembly 2018 — October 11, 2018
Fall Assembly was a BLAST! We inducted 88 new Members, 25 new Brotherhood members, and elected 15 new Vigil Members. The Picture Above shows some of our members hanging out and enjoying the Cotton Candy, as well as the glow sticks. LPSR is looking good after we completed 14 of the 15 service projects planned for the weekend. We are looking forward to seeing all the members and the new candidates at Spring Ordeal!
Lodge Officer Elections — May 6, 2018
On May 6, 2018, a general assembly of Lodge members elected the following to be your officers for the 2018-19 tenure. Their term will begin in August 2018. Congratulations, gentlemen!
Conclave/University of Incarnate Word — June 5, 2017
Chairmanship/ Executives — May 22, 2017
2017-2018 Election Results — May 7, 2017
Traditional American Indian Society- “Honoring the Past” Changing the future Celebration- Powwow — April 9, 2017
The Traditional American Indian Society presents
“honoring the past”
changing the future
The location: Fredericksburg, TX- June 16th- 17th 2017
in Marktplatz Square
Indian market Day- Friday- 10AM- 6PM
Powwow- Saturday- 11:30AM- 10PM
Grand Entry- Saturday- 1pm and 7pm
American Indian Dance Competition- 7:30pm
2016-2017 Officers Inducted — August 28, 2016
Lodge Adviser Richard South swears in our new officers (right to left): Brendan Kinney, JD Carlton, Michael Kammer, Cohen Ward, and Andrew Herrera.
The 2016-2017 Lodge Officers held a very successful Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) in August. The entire Executive Council spent time on lodge goals for the coming year, vision casting, getting to know each other, and team development activities. We expect a tremendous year with added emphasis on improved communication, fellowship and other OA services.
Will Smith to Represent Lake Travis High School at 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders — May 7, 2015
THE HILLS, TX, May 5, 2015 – Will Smith, a 16-year-old sophomore, has accepted his nomination to represent Lake Travis High School at the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA, on June 28-30, 2015.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students with a minimum 3.5 GPA who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Will Smith was formally nominated by American hero and astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent Lake Travis High School, based on his academic achievement, leadership potential, and passion for science and technology.
During the three-day Congress, Smith will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading scientific research, be given advice from deans of the world’s top tech universities, be inspired by teen science prodigies, and learn about future advances and breakthroughs in science and technology.
“This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Will Smith are our future, and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”
Smith was recently inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS), one of the nation’s forerunners in the recognition of exceptional high school students. Inductees must have demonstrated sustained commitment to the four NHS ideals of Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. They also must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4.
Smith is active in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He is an Eagle Scout in Troop 1010, Capitol Area Council, and a member of the BSA Order of the Arrow, a service organization that is the Boy Scouts’ national honor society.
“I understand that the relentless introduction of new technology creates anxiety in our societies. I am passionate about helping people master using technology to improve their lives. My goal is to be a leader in an innovative, world-class technology company when I graduate from college,” said Smith. “Since my earliest memories, I’ve known that through learning about technology, I can help others. I am looking forward to attending the Congress, learning from the speakers and networking with some of our future science and technology leaders.”
The theme of the June 2015 Congress is “Greatness Awaits,” and will feature presentations by and opportunities for attendees to network with a roster that includes:
Craig Venter, Ph.D., one of the leading scientists of the 21st century
Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering, Google; Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Jacob Barnett, Youngest Person Admitted to the Perimeter Scholars International Masters Program
Joshua Meier, Best in Category for Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2014 Intel ISEF Finalist, 2012 Google Science Fai
Kensen Shi, Winner, 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
Jack Andraka, Breakthrough Inventor, scientist and cancer researcher, 2012 Intel Science Fair Grand Prize Winner
Shree Bose, Grand Prize Winner, 2011 Google Science Fair
Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson
David Wineland, Ph.D., Winner, 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Dennis Crowley, CEO and Co-Founder, Foursquare
Bill Westenhofer, two-time Academy Award Winner, Best Visual Effects
Cherry A. Murry, Ph.D., Dean, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation
John C. Mather, Ph.D., Winner, 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions, MIT
Dean Kamen, Inventor of the Segway and the First Drug Infusion Pump; Recipient, National Medal of Technology in 2000
Alex Koren, Recipient, 2014 Thiel Fellowship
Helen Greiner, Co-founder of iRobot and CEO of CyPhyWorks
Erik Finman, 16 year old entrepreneur who started Day One and now manages a 20-person team comprised of programmers and other professionals from all over the world.
About the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who have the desire to learn more about their future in science or technology. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers include online social networks through which these future scientists and technologists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by tech and science leaders; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.
The Academy was founded on the belief that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays a critical role in enabling the United States to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century and that we must identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers.
Based in Washington, DC and with an office in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to advances in society as scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
For more information, visit www.scitechleaders.com or call 617-307-7425.
Philmont Crew Opportunity — December 14, 2014
The Capitol Area Council is sponsoring a two-week long backpacking trip
to Philmont Scout Ranch in the summer of 2015, and the following
summers. We will be leaving Austin June 28, 2015 and will return July 11,
2015. A limited number of positions for Scouts and adult leaders are
If you have interested “financially challenged” Scouts and adult leaders
who meet all the requirements, there will be a presentation and
interviews for joining the Philmont Opportunity Crew at the Frank Fickett
Scout Training and Service Center in December 2014 and January 2015.
Generous scholarships are available.