The 2016 national event, NEXT: A New Century, will be unlike anything the OA has ever seen. Youth leaders and key adults from across the nation will gather at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN from July 30th through August 3rd, 2016 to learn, grow and be inspired to be the driving force behind the Order’s second century. This hands-on, high-energy event will focus on membership, program and innovation at the local level, which will subsequently empower delegates to return home and be powerful agents of change.
Youth and adult leaders who attend will work with Arrowmen from across the country, providing them a unique opportunity to network and discuss lodge operations. A member of the NEXT Experience Team, comprised of current and former youth leaders and advisers at the lodge, section and national level, will guide lodge delegates, who will be organized into groups for the duration of the event. Each of the four days at NEXT will be focused on a different key topic: brotherhood, program, membership and innovation. Together, these and other programmatic elements will empower the local leaders to shape the next century.
Conclave is quickly approaching! Please read below for the latest information!
Conclave Travel and Carpooling:
Lodges are asked to plan on arriving to Camp Yawgoog between 5:00 and 7:30pm. Lodge Chiefs and Advisers should have a full Lodge Roster of all attendees separated by Youth (under 18), Youth+ (18-21) and Adults (21+) along with a full medical form. Our evening show will start promptly at 8:00, so please try your best to arrive before 7:30. Any questions regarding Conclave arrival should be directed towards Service Lodge Coordinator Rich Fredericks at email@example.com
Carpooling is highly recommended, and any lodges wishing to carpool with other members from Section NE-1 should contact Section Secretary Zach Rellstab at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Safety:
Any individuals attending Conclave who are in need of any special dietary (vegetarian, gluten free, etc) or general health needs (especially regarding housing/ sleeping arrangements) should contact Service Lodge Adviser Bob Sirhal at email@example.com
For more information and driving directions check out www.ne1oa.org/conclave
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