2011 National Planning Meeting

2011 National Planning Meeting

The section chiefs from across the nation convened for the annual National Planning Meeting in Dallas, Texas (Westlake).  John Rehm of Woapeu Sisilia Lodge, Williamsport, Pennsylvania was elected national chief and Preston Marquis from Blue Heron Lodge, Norfolk, Virginia was elected national vice chief.  The region chiefs elected were Marty Opthoff - Central Region, David Joyner  - Southern Region, Eric Bush – Northeast Region, and Joe Barton – Western Region.

The primary activity of the meeting was planning the 2012 “United We Leave a Legacy” NOAC at Michigan State University.  The highlight of the event was at the final dinner of the weekend Dr. Carl Marchetti was recognized for his unprecedented service to the National OA Committee.  Dr Marchetti joined the national committee in 1962.  He is the first person to serve a half-century on any of Scouting’s national committees.  A special sash was presented to Dr. Marchetti along with a scrapbook to commemorate the occasion.