Post Conclave Recap

Dear ,

Thank you for your role in making Cardinal Conclave 2019 a successful event. Our final attendance number was 1,558 and we made significant impacts in our service efforts by packing 936 literacy bags for students in Robeson county, donating 26 units of blood, and 483 pounds of nonperishable food items. 2019 Cardinal Conclave was a great event and the section is grateful for Occoneechee’s efforts in supporting and accommodating the event.

Looking forward, the Section Leadership and Klahican Lodge are already beginning our planning efforts for Conclave 2020. Be sure to put the event on your calendars for April 17th-19th , 2020 at Camp Bowers. Registration will open in the Fall, but it’s not too early to get excited about the largest Conclave in the country!

On behalf of the 2019-2020 Section Leadership team, we look forward to meeting you as we visit lodges across the Section and plan another great Cardinival Conclave.

Yours in Cheerful Service
Ethan Syster Section Chief

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

View Section Award Recipients

This year's Conclave had an impressive AIA presence! 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.

View AIA Award Recipients

Welcome Your New Section Officers

Please join us in welcoming the 2019 - 2020 Section Officers. These four Arrowmen will lead our section for the next year in planning for the 2020 Conclave at Camp Bowers. 

(from left to right)

Secretary — Sam Brohaugh

Sam is from Hampstead, North Carolina but currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a brotherhood member of Klahican lodge. He has served as chapter chief, lodge chief, a lodge chairman, section high adventure chairman, and section shows chair. Sam graduated from Cape Fear Community College with an associates in science and is currently studying Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. In his free time Sam enjoys going for walks, playing board games with friends, and spending time outside.

Vice Chief of Training — John Sommer

John lives in Raleigh and is a vigil honor member of Occoneechee Lodge. He has served as a chapter chief, lodge logistics chair, and 2019 conclave chair. He has attended the national jamboree, NOAC, Florida Sea Base, and is looking forward to staffing the World Jamboree. John is studying Homeland Security and Emergency Management at Campbell University. John enjoys playing disc golf in his spare time.

Vice Chief of Program — Matthew Klassa

Matthew lives in Cary and is a brotherhood member of Occoneechee Lodge where he served as vice chief of program for two terms. Matthew is a sophomore at North Carolina State University, dual majoring in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering. He enjoys playing club ultimate Frisbee at NC State. In his free time, Matthew, likes doing anything outdoors with friends, especially hiking, running, mountain biking, and kayaking.

Section Chief — Ethan Syster

Ethan Syster lives in Wilmington and is a vigil honor member of Klahican Lodge. He has served as a lodge chief, section vice chief of training and a section shows chair. Ethan serves as the Deputy Visual Media Lead for the National Communications Committee. He will be staffing NAYLE this summer at Philmont and attending the World Scout Jamboree. Ethan is studying Business and Economics on a pre-law track at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his time off Ethan enjoys hiking, kayaking, and relaxing on the beach.


Conclave 2020

Conclave 2020 will be held April 17th - 19th at Camp Bowers. Come be a part of history by attending the largest conclave in the country during 2020. 

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Southern Region Section 7B

3231 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh
United States

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