Although it rained Friday night and Saturday into the afternoon, we
had a great gathering. The candidates were busy meeting, greeting, and
being entertained by Gene Kimball. Food Saturday night was a picnic
dinner with the rain finishing and a pleasant night ahead. Sunday found
the candidates excited to become Vigil members and a robust breakfast
awaited them. The attendance was 174 which exceeded the last two Vigil
Conclaves. We hope to surpass this number in 2018.
Although we had planned some activities with the members Saturday
night, most entertained each other with games and great story telling.
We hope to provide live music and a stage show at Phillippo in 2018.
Dan Patch had a Vigil Reunion on Friday night that packed Whitewater
Cabin. They went out for a sumptuous dinner followed by their own
cracker barrel and lots of camaraderie. All went out for a great
breakfast and Northwest’s Dominic Wolters joined in to bring back lots
to share for next year’s Vigil weekend where we will again provide
cabins for Chapters to use Friday night for their Vigil Reunions. We’ll
see you at Phillippo.