Do you have two hours to provide cheerful service during the conference? The 2018 NOAC GEO (Goodman Edson Observatory – OA Museum) is looking for volunteer docents to assist in the GEO. Docents will receive a brief training before assisting GEO staff with security and guest relations. Docents will receive a special 2018 NOAC GEO Docent armband for their service. If you are interested in serving as a Docent please register on NOAERS beginning July 1, 2018.
The NOAC Security Committee looks forward to providing a safe and secure conference and asks that you review, agree to and abide by the National Order of the Arrow Conference Code of Conduct during the event.
We ask that your contingent leadership follow the arrival directions and drop off location(s) that will be emailed to them prior to departure for NOAC. Once on campus please follow the directions of the Security Staff whom will be in bright orange or green hats and gray shirts as traffic flow patterns will be set up.
While at Indiana University, you’ll be staying in one of IU’s residence halls located around campus. IU’s residence halls come in all shapes and sizes with a variety of features; some have A/C, some have lofted beds, others are apartment style, while some have singles. Regardless of your residence hall assignment, all attendees will get sheets, a pillow, and towels for their use at the conference. Some blankets will be available from the resident hall front desk but if you get cold easily, be prepared and pack your own.
With the deadline of May 1 now behind us, lodges from all over the nation have energized their best ceremonial teams to aim for Exemplar Status at NOAC 2018.
The teams all worked very hard to perfect their ceremonies, overcoming technical and scheduling challenges to come together and "decide their destiny" as potential Exemplar finalists. Each team had to organize itself for practice sessions, find an appropriate venue and secure equipment to video their demonstration, and "nail it in one take" (no editing was permitted).
How can a lodge ignite the spark of within new candidates, improve membership retention and spread our noble goal and purpose beyond the brothers in our Order? A great way is by developing an inspirational Call-Out Ceremony to provide your lodge with the opportunity to do all of these things and more.