Marty Opthoff and Brian Chrzanowski to recieve DSA

Two of Section C2’s own Arrowmen were selected today to receive the Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 NOAC. The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was created in 1940 to honor Order of the Arrow members, youth and adults, who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The award is presented at National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Since 1940 only 965 persons, including the 2015 Class of 57 recipients, have been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award. Please join us in congratulating Marty and Brian and the rest of the 2015 class of Distinguished Service Award recipients:

marty opthoff (2)brian chernowski section c2 headshot

Register for Conclave before it’s too late

Conclave registration goes from $25 to $35 Sunday at Midnight so, if you haven’t already, stop procrastinating and register!

But just in case you needed any more reasons to register for Section Conclave the prizes for Lodge attendance have been announced!

1. Any lodge that gets more than 75 people registered get a dozen eggs to egg your very own Section Chief Brandon Sinclair.
2. The lodge with the most people registered (minimum 75) get to shave Section Secretary Sean Greania’s head.
3. If all 4 lodges get 75 people registered your Section Vice-Chief Mitchell Pierpont will be dyeing his hair pink at Conclave.
4. If a lodge gets 200 people registered then the Class A’s (Denver Laabs’ band) will play at one of your fellowship weekends.

But for your lodge to qualify for any of these awesome prizes they’ll have to get at least 75 people registered so keep bugging your friends to come to Conclave if you want to see your Section Officers look ridiculous (more so then usual anyway).

Conclave Nearly Upon Us

There’s only a day left to get the Limited Edition Red Ruby patch for registering for Section Conclave! This patch will only be available if you register by 12:01 AM April 01, it won’t be sold by the trading post so if you want it for your collection go register now. There’s barely a month left until Super Secret Section Conclave, are you prepared? Have you registered online and gotten your Red Ruby patch? Have you been working with your lodge on how to show just how much Lodge spirit you have? Have you badgered all your friends in the OA to register for Conclave? Based on our numbers I don’t think you’ve done that last one.

  • Kishahtek ~ 36 (9 youth)
  • Nataepu Shohpe ~ 38 (15 youth)
  • Agaming Maangogwan ~ 40 (17 youth)
  • Noquet ~ 48 (21 youth)

Noquet’s leading the charge but the magic number is 75 attendees to qualify for the prizes we’ve got planned. You’ve only got a few weeks left, register while you can and you might just see your Section Officers get m—-

Servant Leadership Award!

We are now accepting nominations for the Section C2 Servant Leader Award! Recipients will receive a beautiful framed certificate and medal. If you want to nominate someone fill out the attached form and send it to or mail it to:
David Clegg
7469 Paradise Drive
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Last year’s honorees were Bill Reisdorph, Jamie Callahan, Brian Chrzanowski, Jake Eccleston, and Charles Coutteau.

January CoC at Camp Rotary

The January CoC will take place at Camp Rotary on January 24th. Register for the event here and join us for American Indian Affairs  and Inductions and Ceremony Experiences trainings. Lodging will be available the night of the 23rd for $15 to cover Saturday breakfast, lunch, and lodging.

2015 NLS and NLATS

The Central Region’s 2015 NLS and NLATS registration is now open. There are 3 weekends available (listed below). The cost has increased from $175 to $180 due to increases by the training venues, but we still hope to see great participation in these excellent training opportunities.

February 27-March 1, 2015  Procter Conference Center The Diocese of Southern Ohio 11235 SR 38 SE London, Ohio 43140 (740) 206-2036

October 9-11, 2015 The Salvation Army – Wonderland Camp 9241 Camp Lake Road  Camp Lake, WI  53109 (262) 889-4305

November 6-8, 2015  Heartland Center 16965 Missouri 45, Parkville, MO 64152
(816) 891-1078

Register online here.

Conclave Registration Open

Registration is officially open for Conclave 2015: Super Secret Section Conclave! Early bird prices are available until April 12th but there’s no reason to wait until then. Help your Lodge get the largest contingent to compete for the Coup and register today. We’ll be updating the Conclave Page as we get more info but in the meantime go ahead and register.

Conclave in Review

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. 

Conclave 2014

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 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!

Conclave Reminders

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 ( 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,
David Ware
Section C-2 Chief