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Section Chief Chris Boyle and the Section NE-2B Leadership Team have announced that the first Council of Chiefs Meeting for Section NE-2B for the 2013-2014 season will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2pm at Alpine Scout Camp in Alpine, NJ. It is imperative that all 5 lodges in the Section are represented by their Lodge Chief and Lodge Adviser at this kickoff meeting. Many important topics will be discussed including preliminary plans and ideas for the 2014 Section NE-2B Conclave.
Section NE-2B brothers (both youth and adults) interested in Section operations or volunteering for various Section tasks and jobs are encouraged to attend the Section’s COC meetings throughout the year.
Please contact Section Chief Chris Boyle at: email@example.com for more information or to RSVP for this meeting.
2014 Lodge Charter Renewal and Journey To Excellence
The Lodge Charter Renewal and Journey to Excellence (JTE) Instructions and Workbook are now available. This year the charter and JTE petitions have been combined into a single form for lodges to submit. Lodges have the option of submitting their petitions in 2013 through either OA LodgeMaster or via e-mail.
Click here for the instructions and guidelines for the charter renewal process and the Journey to Excellence.
Click here for the Charter Renewal and the Journery to Excellence workbook.
The signed charter renewal application must be received or post marked by December 31, 2013.
NOAC 2015 Location and Date Announced
At the recent National Planning Meeting, the OA National Committee announced that the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be held at Michigan State University from August 3rd to August 8th, 2015. More information about NOAC will be provided as it becomes available in the months ahead. The 2015 NOAC will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.
SECTION NE-2B COUNCIL OF CHIEFS (COC) MEETINGS
Please see the schedule to the right or the Section Calendar for COC meeting dates. All lodges in Section NE-2B are required to be present at COC Meetings. It is important that each lodge is properly represented by your Lodge Chief and Lodge Adviser at the meeting. In the event that a Chief or Adviser cannot be present, it is the Lodge’s responsibility to ensure that a qualified replacement person attends the meeting.
Section NE-2B holds 3 COC meetings throughout the year to manage the business of the Section, discuss and review new important program related materials and updates and to develop and plan our yearly Conclave Event. The Council of Chiefs are made up of the following members:
- The Section NE-2B Leadership Team – Section Chief, Section Vice-Chief, Section Secretary, Section Adviser, Associate Adviser(s) and Staff Adviser
- Immediate Past Section Chief
- Lodge Chiefs and Lodge Advisers from our 5 Member Lodges
- Section Committee Chairman and Advisers
- Conclave Service Lodge Youth Coordinator and Adult Adviser
COC voting privileges on Section and Conclave matters are reserved for the 9 key youth members on the committee (Section Officers (3), Past Section Chief and Member Lodge Chiefs (5)).
Lodge Associate Advisers, Lodge Staff Advisers, Scout Executives and Youth Lodge Officers from our member lodges are also gladly invited and encouraged to attend the Section’s COC meetings.
The next NLS and NLATS opporturtunities in the the Northeast Region are:
- November 15-17, 2013 – Alpine Scout Camp, Alpine, NJ
Registration materials when available can be found on the NLS and NLATS pages at the Northeast Region Order of the Arrow web site, under the programs tab. If you are interested in attending, please contact your Lodge Chief or Lodge Adviser. Please register early as these courses typically fill up very quickly.You must submit your registration information to your Lodge Adviser for approval and submission to the Region.
These are amazing training opportunities that all current and future lodge leaders (both youth and adults) should attend.
Did you know the 2013-17 OA Strategic Plan was released this summer? The plan was first presented at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference during the National Council of Chiefs meeting. Now it is available to the entire Order, allowing us to focus on a Journey to Excellence and a complete a century of service. To download your own copy of the 2013-17 OA Strategic Plan, Click Here.
To read a special letter from National Chief John Rehm, National Vice Chief Preston Marquis, and National OA Chairman Ray Capp regarding the Strategic Plan, as well as other important topics, click here.
Are you a member of Section NE-2B? The Section is always looking for youth and adult leaders to assist with various Section activities, tasks, training, and the conclave. Working with the Section is a great way to get more involved with the Order of the Arrow. We are especially in need of youth or adults with graphic design talent (Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) and adults that were former lodge leaders in the age range of 21 to 25 years old.
Contact the Section if you are interested in finding out more about working with us. Click Here to contact us now.
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