It is that time of the year again. Membership Dues are due. The Dues help to provide Quality Events and Services for Royal Ranger Men and Boys and the Marcus Whitman Chapter of FCF.
Remember, Dues paid after March 15th, are subject to a $5.00 late charge. You are exempted from paying dues if you are currently in college or serving in the military. But you must be current in your dues to receive this exemption. You still need to fill this form out even if you are exempted. Please indicate below your status in the dues box. If you are a past member and would like to be reinstated to current status or have not paid your dues for some time please inform the chapter president of your request before you fill this form out.
******* If you're total FCF dues from your household are greater then fifty dollars you can take advantage of the family rate. All members must live and be from your household. One form per member.
Please download the file "FCF Dues Letter 2010.pdf" linked below and follow the directions to renew your membership!
It's coming this July - Ranger Camp 2009! The special date is July 8-11, 2009, and the theme is "the AmazinG race". The theme will explore the race we are up against to get the good news of Jesus Christ to all the world, and how Royal Rangers is accomplishing that it other countries.
Speaking of Royal Rangers in other countries, our camp speaker this year is the National Director, Doug Marsh! He was the first Royal Rangers missionary ever. He's excited to share with you the Word of Life, beginning with our camp scripture - 1 Corinthians 9:24. We all run to get a prize, but what is the prize? It's eternal life in Christ Jesus and bringing others along to share the prize with us.
Expect to see some pictures soon on the hat and shirt combo for this year's camp - they're awesome! There should also be a video popping up after National Council with Doug Marsh, so stay tuned! There are some exciting and fresh changes this year in Ranger Camp that will make this the most memorable camp ever. It all comes with a free prize!
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, then education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearances, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home… a team…
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we wil embrace for the day… We cannot change our past… We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable… The only thing that we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…
We are in charge of our attitudes.
Last years National Council gave us a new charge. The bottom line is what are we going to do for the sake of those boys who need the lord. Are we going to push for our own agenda, or are we going to be a team player for the cause of Christ? The above statement says it all.
Yakima, WA - "Leaving a Legacy" was the theme for the 2008 Regional Commander's Seminar was held Nov 7-8 at Stone Church. The purpose of the Seminar is for Commanders from the 6 Pacific NW states to gather together for sharpening their leadership skills, learning new ideas, getting updates on new information from the National RR Office and encouraging each other as fellow soldiers for the Lord.
Featured at the Seminar were 10 leadership workshops coordinated by Bob Killin (Oregon) with some of the topics involving:
- Classroom Management
- Working w/Boys with Disabilities
- Preventing Child Abuse
- RR and Missions
- Public Relations
- Devotions, and others
The Spirit moved during corporate worship time led by Jim Dawson (Montana), as we sang, praised God and gathered at the altar for prayer and personal encouragement. And as always, there was a huge dose of great fellowship and networking with commanders from across the Region, during our breaks and meal times.
Our hearts were challenged by Keith Elder, long time District Commander of Montana Royal Rangers and new Vice President of Trinity Bible College in North Dakota. You know, our life and ministry is not just about US! We impact so many other people without even knowing it, many times. Let us always be yielded, broken, and pliable in the Lord's hands as we serve Him.
One of the highlights, was the introduction of the boys participating in the Ranger of the Year evaluation. Gary Kirckof (Yakima) and Lloyd Fillis (Spokane) coordinated not only the boys' testing, but also the Friday late-night game time. Everyone goes home happy and tired!
With the upcoming changes from the National Office, the Regional Seminar is being shifted to a SPRING event. The next event will be in 6 months. Mark your calendar for:
April 17-18, 2009 Regional Seminar
Location TBA (Central/Eastern Washington)
We expect the release of dramatic changes and updates from the National Office. One of the National Officers has been invited to come and present the new material. Plan to be there!
Larry Norris III was recently noted for achieving 2008 Network Discovery Ranger of the Year. Both the Stanwood/Camino News as well as the Everret Herald recognized Larry for his outstanding achievement. Its always great to see our boys and leaders recognized for their outstanding achievements. It is a great way to promote Royal Rangers to the community at large.