Oct 01 2012

Smoke Signal (Sons) Sept-Oct 2012

Category: sonsbaldeagle @ 11:15 pm


Tonka Hey Chagrin Valley Nation,

Welcome veteran and new Chiefs and Braves to the 2012-2013 year of Native Sons activities. This Smoke Signal, our traditional news letter, will be distributed periodically, quarterly and contain both an historical account of recent events and announcements for upcoming programs. Please note on your family calendar important milestone dates and registration deadlines. Please register by each deadline and or opt-out if you cannot attend. Do reach-out to your tribal Chief when you have questions. They want to hear from you. Should you have photographs from a full nation or single-tribe only event please share them by sending a select few to your Chief or to Matt Rosner, CVN Sons Nation Chief.  We will try to publish them accordingly.



RECRUITMENT: All Chagrin Valley Nation Schools (Solon, Orange, Chagrin Falls, and Kenston) had very successful recruitment efforts.  Many new braves (Fathers & Sons) have joined our Nation. All Tribes: Sioux, Miami, Seneca, Shawnee and Erie have grown. Special call-out Thank you to all Chiefs for holding individual Orientation Nights or attending several School Open Houses, and coordinating 2x distribution of fliers to our young braves families. A huge Thank you to Patrick Russo, Chief of the ERIE for designing, and coordinating the printing and distribution of the fliers.

Braves: If you have friends that still wishes to join. Please point them to our Website at www.changrinvlleynation.com to Register now.

Taking Aim..together


Wow, what a fantastic weekend was had by all 117 participants.  The kids had a blast, paint ball, shooting 22’s, rock-climbing, making candles, horse-back riding, and much time in the GaGa Pits! The giant slide was again a hit, as well as canoeing with dad, hiking in he forest, shooting a bow and arrow, playing on the beach, sitting by the fire, or eating taco’s at the lunch table. Everyone pitched in when help was needed and many discovered new interest and conversation.

The weather Friday night and Saturday during the day was picture perfect. Everyone enjoyed a long Torch Parade on the shore line of Lake Erie before a great Bon-Fire (thanks to the mighty Sioux tribe ) and a wonderful ceremony, assisted by acting Medicine Man “Scott Pitzer” of the great Miami, plus a memorable story by Story Teller: Gray Goose Garofoli of the Erie. The evening campfires roared and sparks flew high into the night sky. The day ended in tradition with Rain late at night, but Sunday morning was dry & sunny. Offering many an opportunity to get one more activity in before heading home.

Many new friendships were made and the words of the Great Spirit were heard and followed by all!


Story Telling at Bon Fire Fitch 2012Up Coming Events

NEXT:  Model Rocket Launch:

October 21st, Sunday 4:30-6 pm

This is a great event and a simple project to build.

Location: Solon Orchard Hills Elementary School

See website (chagrinvalleynation.com) for more details.


November/December Activities

– Individual tribal events: Contact your tribe Chief for Event theme & date: Information will be posted on our website ASAP


WINTER CAMP-IN — January 26, Saturday..an afternoon start – ends after breakfast Sunday, January 27th……

Location Punderson State Park, (10 min from Rt 87 & Rt 306) Sledding, Swimming, Craft Project, Entertainment, Movie, Bon-Fire+…..Sleep in the Lodge or Cottages.

Registration Opens October 15th, ends December 10th


For more information, contact your tribe Chief:

  • Sioux: Jeremy White at djwhite11@msn.com
  • Miami: Jim Tavens at jtaverns@sbcglobal.net,
  • Seneca: Howard Titlebaum at howard@titlebaumsales.com
  • Erie: Patrick Russo at patrickjrusso@yahoo.com
  • Shawnee: Todd Bracket at toddb@mac.com

More Information:   www.chagrinvalleynation.com