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NOAC 2004, Iowa State University, July 31 - August 5, 2004

2004 NOAC Organizational Structure

National Conference Committee
National Conference Functioning Committees

National Conference Committee

The 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. A National 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.

The national Order of the Arrow committee will host and 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 conferences.

Matt Walker of Richardson, Texas, has been appointed conference program chairman. He appoints lead advisers and supports the national chief and vice chief in managing and producing the conference. Clyde Mayer, the Order of the Arrow Director, will be the conference staff adviser. Other members of the national committee serve on the various functioning committees, helping to guide the development of specific areas of the conference.

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National Conference Functioning Committees

The 2004 National Conference is organized into several 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 committee. 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:

Activities and Recreation
Responsible for staging a variety of activities, including: athletic competition, recreation activities, displays, movies, religious services.
Administrative Services
The support arm of the conference, providing for a variety of services that make the conference operate smoothly, including registration, housing, food service, service lodge, transportation, security, health and safety, etc.
American Indian Activities
Responsible for conducting the many and varied American Indian programs, including pageants, dance, singing and regalia competitions, and the American Indian show.
Oversees all community relations, hometown news, media contacts, VIP relations, information booths, radio station, and the NOAC Web site. Publishes the daily conference newsletter.
Extreme High Adventure
This committee is responsible for instructing and conducting the extreme high adventure programs at the conference (i.e. climbing, kayaking, scuba, etc.)
Financial Services
Responsible for oversight of daily financial and business operations of the conference. Responsible to the conference director for fiscal operations.
Founders' Day
Responsible for developing and providing leadership to the Founders' Day festival held on Wednesday, the last full day of the conference.
High Adventure EXPO and Training
This committee is responsible for staging the conference High Adventure EXPO where participants will learn about the latest technologies and equipment for high adventure activities.
Inductions and Ceremonial Events
This committee will help lodges improve the quality of their OA ceremonies (Ordeal, Brotherhood & Vigil). This includes staging techniques, presentation, memorization, and American Indian regalia.
Information Technology
Provides Information Technology services to the various other NOAC committees.
This committee is responsible for the development, production and staging of the Opening Show, Recognition Show, and Theme Show.
Special Events
Responsible for all special events and activities at the conference including programs for selected conference participants, Very Important Arrowmen (VIA) luncheons, band and chorus, Distinguished Service Award and Red Arrow reception and dinner, professional Scouter dinners, meetings with national officers and committeemen, OA museum, etc.
The Outdoor Adventure Place (TOAP)
This committee is responsible for the development, construction, and operation of the The Outdoor Adventure Place skills area. Outdoor skills demonstrated will include cooking, pioneering projects, leave-no-trace, low impact camping, camping equipment usage, orienteering, and much more.
Trading Post
Responsible for the successful operation of the NOAC and Indian trading posts.
This committee is responsible for developing and conducting more than 130 OA training programs and educational opportunities for both youth and adult participants.

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Revised 2/28/04