SOUTHERN REGION  -  ORDER OF THE ARROW
JUNE 2012
Greetings!

 

Brothers,

 

I hope you're doing well!  We're having a great time at the National Order of the Arrow Conference here at Michigan State University!

 

In this NOAC themed issue of the eVoice, you'll be able to catch a glimpse of what's happening at NOAC 2012 by reading some of the highlights on the lodge contingents that have joined us this week.

 

Whether you're reading this on your smart phone as you head to a training class, or you've logged on back home to catch up on NOAC because you're up to something else this summer, I hope you'll find this information useful.

 

I hope that all of you had a great time at the Southern Region Gathering! I can't wait to see all of you at NOAC 2015! 

 

In Service,

 

David Joyner

Southern Region Chief
Order of the Arrow
LIVE FROM THE GATHERING...

The Southern Region gathering at NOAC was a blast. It began with recognition for Jeff Jonasen, who served the past five and a half years as region chairman. Followed by a brief introduction from Southern Region Chief David Joyner the gathering finally got started by its feature game.

 

The Family Feud based game was a competition between the region's section chiefs and advisers. After a heated and tense competition the section advisers were victorious winning by one point.

 

The region gathering was followed by NOAC's famous Hodag, which featured free root bear and pizza. The night was a huge success and all Arrowmen who attended had a great time. Be sure to join us at the 2015 NOAC to take part in these awesome activities! 

Operations Update...

Field Operations Guide - The FOG has been updated! This guide provides details on OA National and Regional Organization, Section Rules, Lodge Assistance Program, and Section Conclave Guidelines. Click Here

  

New adult election rules - There are new rules for inducting adult members into the OA. Please click here to get more information.

  

Chapter Operations Guide - Find out what a chapter is, how a chapter is organized, what happens at chapter meetings, and much more in the first ever chapter operations guide. Click here to download it.

  

For up to date operation updates please visit www.oa-bsa.org

 
Region Swag NOW online...
Don't wait until NLS or NLATS to pick up your favorite Southern Region items! The region has teamed up with SG Trading post to offer your very own Southern Region gear just the way you like it! Log on today!

 

Echoes from the Voice...

 

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and your piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle of life." 

 

              -Deepak Chopra

 

 

"The little bit you and me might change the world, it wouldn't show up until a hundred years after we were dead. We'd never see it...  but it'd be there."

 

              -James Jones, in "From Here to Eternity"
 Southern Region DSA Recipients Honored

JUSTIN ABSHIRE 
TIMOTHY BABB 
RYAN BAJAN 
JOSEPH BUCHMAN 
JOHN CLARK 
DON COMBS, III 
DWAYNE FONTENETTE 
RICHARD FORE 
ROBERT FUDGE 
JORDAN HAMMONS 
FRANK HARPER 
JOSHUA HENRY 
JONATHAN HILLIS 
MATTHEW MADDERRA 
MARK NORRIS 
NICK OCHSNER 
ELAM PATTERSON 
SCOTT ROBIN 
THOMAS STARR 
WILLIAM SWINGLE 
JAMES TARBOX 
TIMOTHY TERRY 
JOHN "JT" THOMAS 
RONNIE TURPIN 
TED WILLIAMS 
JASON WOLZ 
MACKINLEY  ZEWALK
NLS 
The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend conference focusing on the skills and characteristics of leadership.  It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow's key youth and adult members, as they seek to improve their service to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. 
 
NLATS
The National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) is a weekend conference focusing on the skills and attributes of effective lodge advisers. It is intended primarily to enhance an adviser's knowledge of and connectivity with the OA's strategic plan, program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills that are essential to the development of effective youth leadership and ultimately the OA's service to the council.

 

      
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