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Arrival Day '98

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After traveling for hours, sometimes days, lodge contingents are welcomed to the 1998 NOAC at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  The first stop is the Information Booth where contingent leaders receive registration instructions.

Information Booth

Med Check

The leaders guide their contingents to the region tents for NOAC orientation before continuing with the registration process.
While participants are briefed about the Conference activities and events from their Region Chief,

Region Chief speech

How much do we owe?

the Lodge Chief and his Contingent Adviser are busy checking in, turning in medical forms, settling financial matters, and receiving the participant packets for their contingents.
The contingent leaders return after completing registration and begin the process of unloading their luggage.

Arriving @ NOAC

Unloading Luggage

Although registration on Saturday, was dry and clear for the 2,354 people who registered...
The light rain on Sunday, Three Timmeu Lodge Members in the Rain
Playing Volleyball didn't dampen the spirits
of the 5000+ attendees who registered on Sunday Registration in the Rain

Sitting on Luggage

Participants gather around

to get their packets, room assignments, keys,

Getting Keys
  Looking at Mugs

and complimentary mugs.

After these are distributed everyone moves toward their residence hall to unpack and settle in for a week to remember

Making Bed

Revised 8/02/98.

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