I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as your Section Adviser. I have been active with the Order of the Arrow since my induction in Miwok Lodge in 1976. I have been involved as an adviser on the section level (formerly W-3A and now W-3S) for 20 years, serving most recently as an Associate Section Adviser. I am looking forward to working with the COC to build on the successes of the past few years and to reach for new heights in the coming years.
In the 8 months since we last gathered as a Section, Dylan and the COC have been hard at work planning for the 2014 Conclave. Camp McConnell looks to be a great location and the program should be exciting for arrowmen of all ages. Online registration went live as of January 1. Be sure to sign up soon to take advantage of the discounted fees.
I had the opportunity to attend the OA National meeting in Dallas along with Dylan the last week of December. It was very motivating to be involved in the planning for a very exciting 100th anniversary celebration coming in 2015. Over the coming months you will hear a lot about the three major events that will be part of the celebration. Please be sure to congratulate our own Chief, Dylan Law, who was selected to be the CVC for one of these events - the Day of Service.
NOAC 2015 at Michigan State is looking to have 10,000 participants. This will be a huge opportunity for you to motivate your lodge membership to get active and take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event. More information will be coming soon.
As you can see, there is a lot going on in Section W-3S. Please get involved and help us make 2014 a memorable year.
Yours in Service,
Section W-3S Adviser