From the Northeast Region Chairman

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NOAC 2018 A HUGE Success!

Thank you!  Thank you!! Thank you!!

Thanks to the 1206 Participants & 305 Staff Members, TOTAL – 1511 arrowmen, that joined us at Indiana University and represented the Northeast Region at NOAC this year.  Thanks to everyone for making the Trek to IU! If you missed NOAC 2018 (no worries) – I hope you’ll join us at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan on August 3-8, 2020!

Northeast Region 2018 OA Distinguished Service Award Recipients

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. The following 11 Northeast Region recipients from the Class of 2018, received there award at NOAC on July 31st.

Congratulations to:

• MATTHEW L. BELL – Ah’Tic Lodge, Bucktail Council #509

• CHRISTOPHER J. BOYLE – Buckskin Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt Council #386

• MICHAEL D. DeSOCIO – Na Tsi Hi Lodge, Monmouth Council #347

• FORREST J. GERTIN – Tschipey Achtu Lodge, Seneca Waterways Council #397

• GLENN J. GREUBEL, SR. – Buckskin Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt Council #386

• STEPHEN A. GROVER – Witauchsoman Lodge, Minsi Trails Council #502

• JONATHAN T. HAGENOW – Tschitani Lodge, Connecticut River Council #66

• KYLE M. RAFFENSPERGER – Amangamek-Wipit, National Capital Area Council #82

• ROBERT W. RODRIGUEZ – Lenapehoking Lodge, Northern New Jersey Council #333

• SVEN J. RUNDMAN – Amangamek-Wipit, National Capital Area Council #82

• DONALD J. “DONNIE” STEPHENS – Lowwapaneu Lodge, Northeastern Pennsylvania Council #501

Upcoming Region Events

Section Officers’ Summit/Gathering of Leaders

September 14-16, at Camp Alpine, NJ

The Section Officers Summit, called “Gathering of Leaders” in the Northeast Region, will once again provide renewed emphasis on Conclave planning and program. Our Chief Justin St. Louis will be working hard on the program over the next few months; Sections should anticipate that their Conclave Coordinator (youth) and Conclave Adviser will be invited again this year.Registration info will be send out in mid-July.

High Performing Lodge Summit

October 5-7, 2018 at Camp Alpine, NJ

On the weekend of October 5th to 7th, Lodge Chiefs, Lodge Advisers and Lodge Staff Advisers from every Lodge in the Northeast Region are invited to take part in this special event. It will be held at Camp Alpine in Alpine NJ. – Please put this event on your lodge calendars!

The event will include trainings and breakout sessions by position, idea and best practice sharing, information about new and upcoming programs in the OA, break out session will include how to help lodge become a “High Performing Lodge” and understanding the three step to better retention - Election, Induction and Activation - our goal is to help every lodge work towards being the best you can. You will also have a chance to meet and hear from several special guests and members of the National Committee.

More information and Registration info can be found here.

November NLS/DYLC Registration Now Open

November 9-11, 2018 at Camp Alpine, NJ

Lodge Advisers, Staff Advisers, and Section Advisers should have received registration materials via email this past week for the fall NLS, November 9th – 11th at Camp Alpine.  Please be sure to emphasize with your Lodges to get attendees registered as soon as possible.  The course will fill quickly, after which registration will be closed.

Other Events

SOS/Gathering of Leaders - Sept. 14-16 2018 - Camp Alpine, NJ - Section Leadership

High Performing Lodge Summit - October 5 – 7, 2018 - Camp Alpine, Alpine NJ - Lodge Leadership

NLS - November 9 - 11, 2018 - Camp Alpine, Alpine NJ

DYLC - November 9 - 11, 2018 - Camp Alpine, Alpine NJ

National Planning Meeting - December 27 – 30, 2018 - West Lake, TX - Section Chiefs

2019 Lodge Charters

Charter renewal packets will be send out soon—JUST A REMINDER: they are due this year in Dallas by December 31.


I continue to be blessed every day to represent you as the NER Chairman. Thank you! I get to work with the most amazing young men in the NER, the best team of adults, and together, we have been able to accomplish some great things half way thru 2018!  I am very much looking forward to the 2nd half of the year. I hope to see many of you at one (or more) of the 3 events we are hosting in the fall.

Your Region Key 3 appreciates all that you do in your leadership role. Thanks for doing your part to promote the excellent program available to our youth at Lodge weekends and Fall Events.  We can’t do it without you!

We are available to help you with anything that you need in order to be successful. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Region Chief, Justin St. Louis – via email at:

Region Chairman, Bob Chaballa – via email at:

Region Staff Adviser, Bradley Bowersox – via email at:

Bob Chaballa | Northeast Region Chairman



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