2014 National Planning Meeting

2014 National Planning Meeting

2014 National Planning Meeting

Section chiefs, section advisers, national OA committee members, key volunteers, and members of the BSA’s national OA professional staff gathered in Westlake, Texas for the 2014 National Planning Meeting.  The meeting’s activities were centered on the Order’s upcoming 100th Anniversary, and its year-long centennial celebration.

In keeping with tradition, the section chiefs met and selected the Order’s new national officers.  Alex Call of Karankawa Lodge from the South Texas Council was elected National Chief, and Donnie Stephens of Lowwapaneu Lodge from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council was elected National Vice Chief.  In addition, Joey Dierdorf of the Central Region, Alex Leach of the Southern Region, Matthew Bell of the Northeast Region, and Nathan Lee of the Western Region were each elected Region Chief.

Throughout the course of the meeting one of the regional ArrowTour exhibits was on display, and attendees had the option of participating in its many activities.  Other topics of discussion included the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference and its theme It Starts With Us; the centennial NOAC red sash; the Order’s Centurion Award; the completion of the Lodge Legacy Project; and the development and dedication of the Summit Circle Ceremony Grounds.