This weekend the Park Ridge Winnebago Nation held its spring camp out. The spring camp out is the time when Chiefs whose terms are ending pass their leadership roles to new dads. It is a special time for the organization. Retiring chiefs and their children look back fondly on their memories throughout the year while new chiefs and their children eagerly await with excitement for their new responsibilities.
A special farewell is due to Winnebago Nation Chief Matt Hachigian. Matt said his goodbyes as Nation Chief at Saturday evening’s Council Fire. Matt brought passion, vision and determination to the role leading the Winnebago through two memorable years for the Scouts and their dads.
Matt and his family embody what being a Park Ridge Wilderness Scout or Princess is all about. Throughout his tenure, Matt made sure that the Winnebago Nation was a vibrant and exciting organization. He worked tirelessly so that the campouts were great fun for all of the families involved. The whole Hachigian family devoted time, effort and their dollars so that the Winnebago Nation and the entire Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts and Princesses (PRWSP) could prosper. The Hachigians are always there when the organization or the Park Ridge community needs help.
Matt will continue volunteering within the organization. He will work on the Federation Board with Jim Hoffman as a Federation Tally Keeper. Together, they will develop and implement marketing and recruiting strategies for PRWSP. Matt will continue to make a difference. Matt’s dedication to the Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts and Princesses will forever be appreciated. It has been a privilege to serve with Matt and his family throughout my time with the organization.
David A. Farrell
Federation Chief Emeritus