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2000 NOAC Staff Information

NOAC Support Staff
Support Staff Applicants
Detailed NOAC Staff Application Process
Conference Committee Lead Advisers and Addresses

NOAC Support Staff

A National Order of the Arrow Conference could not function effectively without the dedicated service of those Arrowmen who work with the conference committees. These Arrowmen are referred to as "support staff".

Members of the NOAC support staff pay their own way to the conference, often traveling with their own lodge contingent. At the conference, they work for one or more days, some the entire week, in a support role to help make the national conference a successful and enjoyable event.

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Support Staff Applicants

All Arrowmen interested in being considered for a support staff assignment must request a Support Staff Application in writing, with a self-addressed stamped envelope, from one of the Conference Committee Lead Advisers.


All Arrowmen interested in serving as NOAC support staff members MUST have the OA director, Scout executive, lodge adviser, and a conference committee lead adviser's approval before they will be sent a "Letter of Assignment and Confirmation" of their selection as a conference committee support staff member.

The deadline for submitting a 2000 NOAC Support Staff Application to a conference committee lead adviser is February 1, 2000.

A more detailed description of the process is given below.

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Detailed NOAC Staff Application Process

  1. All Arrowmen interested in serving on the NOAC support staff should secure a Support Staff Application in writing, with a self-addressed stamped envelope, from one of the Conference Committee Lead Advisers.

  2. Applicants complete the support staff application, and attach to it a detailed description of their qualifications in the conference areas in which they have specific interest. Signatures of the local Scout Executive and Lodge Adviser are required. The deadline for submitting a NOAC Support Staff Application to a Conference Committee Lead Adviser is February 1, 2000.

  3. Applicants return the support staff application to the Lead Adviser of the committee on which the applicant wishes to serve.

  4. The Lead Adviser will review the application and either approve or reject the applicant.

    If approved, the Lead Adviser signs the original application, specifies the arrival date and first meal, and forwards the completed application to the OA Director for final review.

    If not selected, the Lead Adviser notes the rejection on the application and forwards it to the National OA Office to go into the Staffing Pool . If an applicant is not selected for a particular committee, but can be recommended for a position on another committee, the Lead Adviser may forward the application directly to another Lead Adviser for additional consideration prior to placement in the Staffing Pool.

  5. The OA Director reviews all applications and authorizes final approval of all support staff. Upon final approval the Director sends a Letter of Assignment and Confirmation to the applicant and notifies the Lead Adviser of the applicant's approval.

  6. Those applicants not selected to serve on the support staff are notified in writing by the OA Director. These letters are sent after all staff positions are filled or by May 1, 2000, whichever occurs first.

Staffing Pool

Applicants not selected for support staff in their first area of interest are placed in the Staffing Pool maintained by the OA Director. Some staff positions can be filled by individuals with limited or no prior experience. All of the Conference Committee Lead Advisers may review applications and select staff from the Staffing Pool in order to fill their staff.

When an applicant is chosen from the Staffing Pool, the Lead Adviser will contact the applicant to confirm the applicant's interest in the position available. Once an applicant's interest is confirmed, the approval process continues as outlined above.

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2000 NOAC Lead Advisers and Addresses

(For more information on each committee's responsibilities, see the National Conference Organizational Structure .)

American Indian Events
David Shettles
63 Handley Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Camping and High Adventure
Dan Segersin
9741 Purgatory Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347-4316
Bob Szczys, M.D.
as of 1/1/2000:
3033-E 23rd Avenue S.W.
Fargo, ND 58103
Competitions and Recreation
Gene Schnell
3017 Droste Road
St. Charles, MO 63301-1108
Inductions and Ceremonial Events
J. Terry Honan
3355 Chimney Point Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Financial Services
J. Dan McCarthy
32 Makalapa Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
Founder's Day
David Halliday
416 East Oakmont Drive
Bountiful, UT 84010
Max Sasseen
7040 SW Winchester
Lawton, OK 73505

Special Events
Tom Moore
6208 Frontier Court
Eldersburg, MD 21784-6639
Support Services
Ken Davis
6320 Phyllis Lane
Alexandria, VA 22132-6402
Trading Post
Glenn Ault, MD
15684 La Subida Drive
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Mike Hoffman
14002 North 29th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Revised 1/2/00.