Dear Fellow Arrowmen,

As this term closes out, our 2017 - 2018 officers and I would like to thank all of you for supporting our efforts this past year. Our final attendance number was 1,409 making our Conclave the largest in the country this year. A special thank you to Tsoiotsi Tsogalii for all their hard work in hosting Conclave this year. A year's worth of planning and preparation went into making this Conclave happen and we couldn't have done it without them.

Our 2019 Conclave is already less than a year away and we hope to see you there. Keep Conclave on your calendar for April 12th - 14th, 2019 at Camp Durant.

You're in Cheerful Service,
Sean Alewine, Section Chief

2018 Conclave AIA Awards

This year's Conclave had one of the highest amounts of AIA participation we've ever seen at Conclave. We'd like to thank all who competed and supported our program at Conclave. Award recipients have been listed on the Section website and can be found at the button below.

See AIA Award Recipients

2018 Section Awards

Each year Lodges compete and earn awards before and during Conclave. The culmination of their hard work is awarded at the Sunday show of Conclave. Section Award recipients have been posted on our website and can be view by clicking the button below.

View Section Award Recipients

Welcome your New Section Officers

Please join us in welcoming the 2018 - 2019 Section Officers. These four young men will lead our section for the next year in planning for the 2019 Conclave at Camp Durant. 

(From Left to Right)

Section Chief | Sean Alewine - Sean lives in Greensboro and is a member of Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge. He has served as both a chapter chief, lodge vice chief and filled multiple lodge chairman positions. Notably, he has spent over two years serving on the national communications team.

Vice Chief of Program | Ian Mcpherson - Ian is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is currently a high school student. In his free time, he enjoys a mix of graphic design, technical production, woodworking, and Scouting. Ian is currently the Lodge Chief for Wahissa Lodge.

Vice Chief of Training | Ethan Syster - Ethan is from Wilmington, NC and is a member of Klahican Lodge. He is currently taking classes at the University of North Carolina Wilmington through an early college program. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and going to the beach. He looks forward to making OAX the best it can be with a variety of exhibitors to appeal to the interests of every Arrowmen.

Secretary | Connor Bardin - Connor is originally from Tallahassee, FL but now lives in Raleigh. He is currently a junior in high school. He’s excited to help spread the message of the Section.

Service at Conclave

In the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service, we strive to give back to the surrounding community during our events. We did just that at this year's Conclave. Our main service project at Conclave was to pack bags with books for students in the local community. At the end of the day Saturday, we packed 1,200 bags.

The Red Cross joined us at Conclave to collect blood in their mobile blood bus. We collected 28 units of blood on Saturday.

Thank you to everyone who brought canned food to donate at Conclave. At the end of the weekend, we had collected 2,141 lbs of canned food. 

We held our second annual Cardinal Clay Classic Shoot at this year's Conclave. Proceeds from this event go to support the National OA Endowment. Our section raised $1,000 through the Clay Classic.

Our annual patch auction raised $1,627 for the Maury Clancy Indian Campership Fund. This fund was created in 1971 to help American Indian Scouts attend resident camp. The fund is named in memory of long time national committee member Maury Clancy, who contributed significantly to the Order. Mr. Clancy emphasized the significance of our nation's American Indian culture and worked to encourage the preservation of our American Indian heritage.

Conclave in 2019 will be  April 12th - 14th at Camp Durant. Join us for what we anticipate to be one of the largest Conclaves in history. The 2013 Conclave at Camp Durant set an attendance record with 1701 registrations and we hope to break that in 2019. Come be a part of history by attending the largest OA event in the country during 2019.

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Southern Region Section 7B

c/o Occoneechee Council, BSA
3231 Atlantic Avenue.
Raleigh, NC 27604

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