Getting involved in your chapter
The O-Shot-Caw Lodge is broken up into chapters. A chapter is a geographic area within the Lodge with their own meetings, officers and newsletter. If you were to look at our Lodge as a Troop, the chapter would function much like a patrol. In our Lodge, we have five chapters, one for each district. Those chapters go as far north as Broward County, and as far south as Key West. The chapter is the easiest level to get involved in. They usually have meetings once a month and those meetings tend to be closer than most Lodge functions. At chapter meetings you will receive information about the Lodge and meet brothers from your area. Some chapters have their own committees that maybe you can head up. The key is getting involved. Below is a list of all the chapters, their districts and where they meet. Some chapters are stronger than others, but if you are in a small chapter, do not hesitate. Get involved and the chapter will grow!
List of Chapters/Districts
Elgixin – Sawgrass District
They meet the fourth Monday of each month at the Moose Lodge located at 6191 Rock Island Rd, Tamarac, FL 33319 at 7:30 p.m. Elgixin is interpreted as “worthy one”
Kuwa Chobee – Panther District
They meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Elks Lodge located at
190 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024 at 7:30 p.m. Kuwa Chobee is interpreted as “big cat”
Totika Fuswa – Phoenix District
They currently meet virtually on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Totika Fuswa is interpreted as “fire bird”
Pah-Ha-Yo-Kee – Everglades District
They meet the first Monday of each month at South Miami-Coral Gables Elks Lodge 1676 located at 6304 SW 78th St, South Miami, FL 33143. Pah-Ha-Yo-Kee is interpreted as “Everglades”
Nok-Su – Buccaneer District
They meet at District events and the Nok Su Fellowship. Nok Su means “gray winged gull,” probably Calusa. Some translate it as great sea bird.
Historical Chapter Names
Allouchset – Part of Tomoka Chapter as of 2012. Allouchset is interpreted as “mighty one”.
Ghokos – North of I-595 is part of Elgixin and South of I-595 is part of Kuwa Chobee as of 2020. Gokhos is interpreted as “owl”.
Paldani – Part of Kuwa Chohee as of 2020. Paldani is interpreted as “bear”.
Tomoka – Part of Totika Fuswa as of 2020. Tomoka is interpreted as “tomahawk”.
Pooca-Tooka – Part of Totika Fuswa as of 2020. Pooca-Tooka translates as “fireball” or “rising sun”.
O-Shot-Co-Chee – North of Coral Way is part of Totika Fuswa and South of Coral Way is part of Pah-Ha-Yo-Kee as of 2020. O-Shot-Co-Chee translates as “little white heron.”
To-Hopki-Lagi – Part of Pah-Ha-Yo-Kee as of 2020. To-Hopki-Lagi translates to “place by the river”.
Hnu-Ra-Con – Part of Pah-Ha-Yo-Kee as of 2020. Hnu-Ra-Con means “hurricane”