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Our History

1953 National Planning Meeting

National Conference Planning Meeting

Because the scheduled site for the 1954 NOAC was the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, the National Planning Meeting was held centrally in St. Louis, Missouri. The Area Conference Chiefs elected Jim Feil of Tamegonit Lodge, Kansas City, Kansas National Conference Chief. Jim Feil’s father, George Feil later served as National Committee Chairman. Two Deputy National Conference Chiefs were elected, Jack Frost and Otto Ludecke. Together the new National Conference Chiefs, Area Chiefs and the National OA Committee planned the 1954 NOAC.