2013 National Longhouse Annual Meeting

National Board of Elders Meeting
(Closed Meeting)

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: TBA (approx. 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
Camp Y-Noah
815 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Clinton, Ohio 44216
(330) 896-1964

(Open Meeting)

Date: May 3-5, 2013
5/3/13 . . . Free Time (except for officers invited to the Board of Elders Meeting)
5/4/13 . . . TBA (approx. 9:00am – 6:00pm)
5/5/13 . . . TBA (approx. 9:00am – 12:00pm)

Camp Y-Noah
815 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Clinton, Ohio 44216
(330) 896-1964


Greetings from National Chief Don “Brave Eagle” Bittala!
Announcing a Special Camping Event Opportunity
At the Spring 2013 National Longhouse Annual Meeting

Hello. The National Longhouse Annual Meeting takes place this year over the first weekend in May 2013. Because the meeting is being held at a YMCA Camp, in addition to the normal delegates that attend this annual meeting, this year we are excited to able to make available (initially), 4 spots per Local Longhouse at Camp Y-Noah for any Native Sons & Daughters membership to attend the weekend as a camper.

A promotional flyer for this event has also been sent to your Longhouse leadership as well as information concerning the Annual Meeting.

National Longhouse Annual Meeting Camper Weekend
Dates: Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Location: YMCA Camp Y-Noah, 815 Mt Pleasant Road, Clinton, OH 44216
Web link: http://www.akronymca.org/CampYNoah.aspx
Check in time will be 5 PM Friday with Check out at 12 Noon Sunday

There is a special reduced rate for the weekend of $90.00 for parent and 1 child. The fee includes meals, lodging and all camp amenities will be available for your enjoyment. There is an extra fee for horseback riding. Check out the camp website for a full description of amenities.

Ceremonial Fire: There will be a special ceremonial fire for all on Saturday evening so please bring your regalia if you have it. We will have a special guest, Jimmy Sawgrass attending our fire! Check him out at http://www.jimsawgrass.com

Campers are not obligated to attend the meeting. Contact your Local Longhouse leadership if interested in attending this special Native Sons and Daughters event with names of parent & child along with the age of the child. Your information will in turn be sent to the NLL event chairperson. Payment for the weekend will be made upon arrival at the camp. Checks are made payable to The National Longhouse. More information will be provided as the event draws near.

Registration deadline is March 15th. After the deadline, once all Longhouses have equally had a chance to sign up, additional spots may be available on a first-come basis.

Travel costs are the responsibility of each camper family. Akron-Canton, OH is the nearest airport. Any questions please feel free to contact me (Don Bittala) via email (below) or phone (from your Longhouse’s contact list).


Don “Brave Eagle” Bittala
National Longhouse Chief


Map showing Y-Noah

From the north

Take I-77 south to the Arlington Road exit.

From the south

Take I-77 north to Arlington Road.

From the east

Take I-76 west to I-77 south to Arlington Road.

From the west

Take I-71 to I-76 east to I-77 south to Arlington Road.
Turn right (south) on Arlington Road and continue straight. Cross Route 619 and continue going straight south at the fork in the road (Arlington veers left and becomes Greensburg Road—continue south and stay on Arlington.) Mt. Pleasant Road crosses Arlington at a flashing light at the bottom of a hill. Turn right on Mt. Pleasant Road. Camp Y-Noah is approximately ½ mile west on Mt. Pleasant Road on the right side of the street.