The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development.

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2017 Western Region Chief
Manué Lopez

Manué is from the Orange County Council in Aliso Viejo, CA. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Wiatava Lodge.

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The Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) focuses on the tools every adult needs to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders.

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Your Western Region

Interview with Region Chief Chad Wolver

Chad Wolver, our 2007 Western Region Chief, was asked by the National web site staff to answer some questions about the OA and his experiences. Click here to view the interview.

Order of the Arrow Name Tags

Would you like a slick looking name badge with the Order of the Arrow logo on it? Well, you can get one now, by filling out the order form which you can download here. You may also use the same order form to purchase name tags with various other emblems on them.

National Conservation and Leadership Summit

The 2007 National Conservation and Leadership Summit (NCLS) will take place July 28 through August 1, 2007 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

This summit has a twofold purpose. The first will be to train key site leadership and squad leaders for the 2008 ArrowCorps5. The second purpose of the NCLS is to introduce to key leaders of lodges and sections the 2008-2012 Order of the Arrow Strategic Plan. It will be the first summit-type event held since the National Leadership Summit of 1999.

2007 Quality Lodge Award

Congratulations to the 27 Lodges from the Western Region who earned Quality Lodge for their performance in 2006! Click here to view the list of those lodges.

These lodges are eligible to order the new Quality Lodge pin for their lodge flap. An order form is available here and in the Lodge Program Support Pack.

If your lodge is not on this list, now is the time to begin working on those operating standards that will ensure your success as a lodge in supporting your council in 2007.

2007 Western Region Youth Chairmen

Part of the region chief’s goals is to have various youth chairmen in charge of areas designed to aid in operations of the region. For 2007, the following youth have been appointed to lead their respective committees:<blockquote>Region Communications Chairman - Joshua Bryan
      Webmaster - Alex Begg
      Mustang Editor - Eric Svingen
Region High Adventure Chairman - Jake Knudsen
Region Training Chairman - Case Barden
Region Quality Lodge Chairman - AJ Meyers
Region Events Promotion Chairman - Jake Wellman</blockquote>

2007 Service Grant Recipients

For the past several years, the National Order of the Arrow Committee has provided matching service grants for a limited number of projects submitted by application to the national OA office. These matching grants were announced at the recent planning meeting in Dallas.

Congratulations to the following lodges in the Western Region that have been selected as the service grant recipients for 2007:
<li>Tahosa Lodge, Denver Area Council 61 received $5000 to retrofit the Creede Campsite at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch to be accessible to persons with disabilities.</li>
<li>Wal-La-Moot-Kin Lodge, Blue Mountain Council 604 received $5000 to restore camp property so that it can be used for camping and high adventure.</li>

2006 Order of the Arrow National Plannng Meeting

Elections for the new national officers and region chiefs was held the morning of Thursday, December 28, 2006 during the National Planning Meeting. Click here for information on the new National Chief, Vice Chief, and all four Region Cheifs.

The summit theme for the 2007 National Conservation and Leadership Summit (NCLS) to be held at Indiana University is ‘Building the Path to Servant Leadership’.

2007 Quality Lodge Planbook

The 2007 Quality Lodge Planbook is now available on the Quality Lodge Resources page.

National Leadership Seminar

The Western Region has 2 upcoming NLS training opportunities:
October 8-10 in Portland and November 10-12 in Tokyo.

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Developing Youth Leadership Conference

The Western Region has 1 upcoming DYLC training opportunity:
October 8-10 in Portland.

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