National Committeeman Honored for 50 Years of National Service
Dr. Carl Marchetti was honored for his 50 years of service on the national OA
committee at the National Planning Meeting in Dallas, TX. Wednesday night among a room full of family, friends and fellow Arrowmen. Marchetti was honored
Marchetti, who chaired the national OA committee from 1984 to 1993, is credited
with implementing some of the OA's most successful programs. He was appointed to
the national OA committee in 1962 while still in his 20s. That appointment has now
stretched half a century; an accomplishment no other Arrowman has ever attained.
Wayne Brock, Deputy Chief Scout Executive for the BSA, was one of several people
to speak honoring Marchetti. Brock said when he was
asked to attend the dinner he began investigating whether anyone else had ever served
on a national committee for 50 years. The answer was no. Marchetti, Brock said,
holds a very special distinction.
Marchetti was also honored by remarks from many of the Order's top leaders, including
former national committee chairmen Ed Pease and Brad Haddock, OA Director Clyde
Mayer and former OA Director Alan Mossman. Marchetti was joined by his wife, Janice,
who was also thanked for sharing her husband with the Order for so many years.
and his wife were presented with a commemorative scrap book covering his time on
the national OA committee. Tony Steinhart unveiled and presented Marchetti with
a specially made national committee sash featuring gold arrows in honor of his milestone
During the event Marchetti also made a presentation of his own. He presented
the OA with the national committee sash worn by E. Urner Goodman. National Committee
Chairman Ray Capp accepted the sash on behalf of the Order.