The planning for the 2015 Conclave at Camp Gerber has begun, and we want YOUR input. What did you think about last year’s event? We want to know what you loved and what you hated, what you thought went smoothly and what needed a bit more preparation and oversight. To that end we’d love it if you’d fill out this quick survey about your time at Conclave last year.
We try to give you the best program we can, but we can’t do it without your feedback.
And with that, another Conclave draws to a close. It was a great weekend and I hope all of you enjoyed it as much as I did. The battle for the Coup was fierce, from Saturday morning all the way to Sunday’s open mic. Every Lodge made an awesome effort, but when the smoke cleared Noquet stood victorious. Agaming handed the coup over gracefully, with a promise that next year it’d be coming back to them. With Lodges this spirited, though, who knows what’s going to happen?
Saturday evening we held the 2014-2015 Section Elections and have a new Council of Chiefs to congratulate. The candidates for Section Chief were Brandon Sinclair, Josh Blohm, Mitchell Pierpont, and Chuck Coutteau. The first round of voting narrowed it down to Brandon and Mitch, but it took several more rounds before Brandon was successfully voted in. The competition for Vice-Chief was between Mitch and Chuck, but it was Pierpont who successfully held onto his position for another year. The final vote was for Section Secretary, whose candidates were Sean Greania and Josh Blohm. It took multiple rounds of voting, but eventually Sean emerged triumphant.
Our new officers were sworn in on Sunday morning and the CoC (new and old) met for a quick meeting on Sunday afternoon. It looks like another great team for this year. If you want in on it, feel free to contact Brandon Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know. We need everything from Committee Chairmen to just people to help plan next year’s Conclave, hosted by Nataepu Shohpe.
To close, I’d just like to thank everyone who helped Conclave run so beautifully this year, whether you ran a training, helped with a game, or just came with your Lodge and screamed your heart out. A special thanks to Ricky and Nick, our Regional and National chiefs respectively, thanks for coming all the way out here to celebrate with us. We couldn’t do it without any of you, and I hope we can count on you coming back next year so we can make it even better. Consider it practice for the 100th Anniversary NOAC.
Noquet with the spoils of war, the mighty Coup Stick!
Attention all Section Conclave Attendees:
It’s almost here! Conclave begins this Friday at Camp Rotary and I can’t wait to see all of you there! The battle for the Coup Stick is shaping up to be a Battle Royal and your lodge needs your support. That said, I have a few reminders to make sure you enjoy Conclave as much as possible.
Trading Post Pre-Orders are available so put your orders in now to pick them up at Camp Rotary. They have everything from patches to toothpick holders so get them while you can.
Please make sure to bring the following to ensure you enjoy the weekend to the fullest.
Don’t forget to bring your completed BSA health form (Parts A and B)
Bring Class A uniform, Sash, and (as always) rain gear and extra socks to ensure we have the nicest weather possible
The theme is “Knights of C2″ so bring any and all spirit wear that matches the theme to help your lodge win the glory of the Coup Stick!
Speaking of spirit, make sure you know all of your lodges songs, skits, chants, and whatever else you’ve come up with. If you don’t know any, make some up and share them with your contingent because the Lodge that’s the loudest wins!
Registration will begin at 6 in the Dining Hall, please make sure you have your signed health form with you when checking in. Check in will also tell you where you’re Lodge’s Campsite/Cabin assignments are. If you’re not sure if you have a campsite or a cabin, email Zach Richardson (email@example.com) or your Lodge Chief/Adviser to find out.
And last, but certainly not least, if you have any special medical needs, please make sure you mention those during check in, or email Zach and we’ll do our absolute best to accommodate you.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Section C-2 Chief
It really is that simple, register for Section Conclave.
Ever wonder who exactly the mysterious Regional and National leadership are? Or what exactly they do? If you said yes to either of those, I have some exciting news about Conclave for all of you!
We will be officially hosting both the National and Central Region Chiefs at Camp Rotary this May. Before you meet them there, why not learn a little about who they are and where they’re from?
Central Region Chief: Ricky Angeletti
Ricky is currently a student at the University of Akron and a Vigil Honor Member of the OA. He’s also an Eagle Scout, and is originally from Uniontown, OH Section C-4A.
National Chief: Nick Dannemiller
Nick’s a student at Colarado State University majoring in Wildlife Biology. He was born in Denver, but grew up in Tualatin, Oregon. He’s an Eagle Scout from Troop 530 and a recipient of the James E. West and Founders Awards, as well as the Vigil Honor, among others. Before being elected National Chief, Nick served as Wauna La-Mon’tay’s Lodge Chief and Vice-Chief of Administration. He has served at both NOAC and OA trail crew, and wants to become a Wildlife Vet.
Both of these guys can’t wait to meet you at Conclave, so what other reasons do you need to register?
Don’t forget to register for Conclave!
The Section C-2 Servant Leadership Nomination Forms are now available. If you know of any Youth or Adult who is worthy of this honor, please fill one of these out and get it in by May 2nd. The nominations will be brought before the awards committee on the Friday night of conclave, and awarded the next day.
For those unfamiliar with the award, here’s a brief description of what the award is intended to be:
This award is meant to recognize those who give exceptional service to the Section, this award is given based on merit. Service to the Section is given through all sorts of ways, and this award is meant to recognize those of all walks of the Section’s life. Both youth and adults will be eligible for the Award for Section Service. No previous service award will make someone ineligible for the Servant Leader Award. The nominee must be a registered, dues paying member, in good standing with their lodge.
As the award is currently written, it states that each lodge gets a total of 5 nominations each year, which would mean that for this year, each lodge would get up to 10. Keep in mind that not all 10 need to be used.
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I apologize for the delay, but Section C-2 is proud to present our latest issue of the section newsletter! Please read it and enjoy. We’re always looking for new submissions, so if you have an article, or comments or suggestions, please let me know. Also, if you already have received this, or receive it later, that’s ok. It is also being distributed through lodgemaster, but we just wanted to make sure you all got it.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Section C-2 Secretary
I hope you are all having a happy new year. This message is to remind you of our upcoming COC on January 25 at Michigan State University. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. and will be held in Room 175 of Brody Hall, 241 West Brody Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825. Parking may be found across the street in the parking structure of the Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison. The COC will start at 10:00 am.
On the Friday, January 24, before the COC, there will be fellowship out at Camp Kiwanis with overnight accommodations in Dart and Sparrow cabins. Camp Kiwanis is at 676 W Dansville Rd, Mason, MI 48854, and only a few minutes away from MSU. There will be a continental breakfast at Camp Kiwanis on Saturday morning.
After the COC, we will have lunch in the Brody cafeteria, one of the largest in the world. The cafeteria offers a variety of different food choices, from Asian and pasta, to Mexican and pizza. The cost of the lunch is about $9.00. At approximately 1:30 p.m. (or earlier), we will be having training sessions as requested by the lodges. There will be three sessions, one on the new Brotherhood ceremony, one on giving presentations, and the other for chapter officers on having the BEST chapter meeting ever! It is strongly encouraged that the lodges bring their chapter chiefs/officers and ceremony team members to this training. If they do not wish to attend the COC, they can just be at Brody Hall by 1:00 p.m. for the training (or lunch if they want). Attendees who complete the training will receive a special patch.
Please RSVP to Mr. Reisdorph by Monday, January 20th if possible so we can plan for accommodations and Saturday breakfast. As always, if you need anything, just ask.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Section C-2 Secretary