2000 NOAC Organizational Structure
National Conference Committee
National Conference Functioning Committees
The 2000 National Order of the Arrow
Conference is planned and
produced by a National Conference Committee, consisting of section
chiefs from across the
country and members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee.
Planning Meeting, held in December prior to the conference, is used to
select a theme and
begin development of the conference program.
The section chiefs elect a national chief,
vice chief, four region chiefs, and conference vice chiefs to
develop and deliver their program plans.
Members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee provide
overall guidance and leadership
for the conference.
Veteran Arrowmen from around the
nation make up the
National Order of the Arrow Committee and bring to the NOAC
not only extensive Order of the Arrow and Scouting experience,
but years of experience in staging and administrating past NOACs.
A Vice-Chairman of the National Order of
the Arrow Committee
serves as Conference Program Chairman.
He appoints lead advisers and supports the national
chief and vice chief in managing and producing the conference.
The National Director
of the Order of the Arrow is the Conference Staff Adviser and holds the
accountability for the conference. Three other members of the
national committee serve as Program or Facilities Coordinators,
helping to guide the development of specific areas of the
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The 2000 National Conference is organized
into twelve functioning
committees. Program committees are led by a Conference Vice
Chief, with other
section chiefs serving on the committee. A member of the
National Order of the Arrow Committee serves as Lead Adviser to each
The committees recruit additional youth and adult staff, as
necessary, to carry out
their conference responsibilities. Specific committees
and their areas of
responsibility are outlined below:
American Indian Events
Responsible for conducting the many and varied
American Indian programs, including pageants, dance
and attire competitions, the American Indian show, etc.
Camping and High Adventure
Responsible for all camping and high-adventure
exhibits and for the development, construction and
operation of all outdoor/camping skills areas.
Oversees all community relations, hometown news,
media contacts, radio station, information booths, and
the NOAC Web site. Publishes the daily conference
Competitions and Recreation
Responsible for staging a variety of activities, including:
athletic competition, recreation, displays,
band and chorus.
Inductions and Ceremonial Events
A committee specially organized to help lodges improve
the quality of their ceremonies. This includes staging
techniques, memorization, and American Indian attire.
Responsible for oversight of daily financial and
business operations of the conference. Responsible to
the conference director for fiscal operations.
Responsible for developing and providing leadership to
the Founder's Day festival.
Staging of the opening and closing shows, the theme
show, and other conference-wide productions of this
Responsible for the Saturday night opening
extravaganza and programs for selected conference
participants, including Very Important Arrowmen (VIA)
luncheons, Distinguished Service Award and
professional Scouter dinners, meetings with national
officers and committeemen, OA museum, etc.
The support arm of the conference, providing for a
variety of services that make the conference operate
smoothly, including equipment, service lodge,
transportation, recognition and awards, security, health
and safety, print shop, etc.
Staffing and operation of the conference trading post.
Responsible for developing and conducting more than
100 training programs and educational opportunities for
both youth and adult participants.