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Our History

Fourth National OA Committee Chair

L. George Feil becomes Fourth and Longest Serving Chairman of the National OA Committee

After five years of service, J.P. “Judge” Hunter resigned for health and business reasons as Chairman of the OA National Committee. In his place L. George Feil of Tamegonit Lodge, Kansas City, Kansas took over the helm. George Feil was the father of 1954 National Conference Chief Jim Feil and had been serving on the National OA Committee since 1955.

George Feil served longer as National OA Committee Chairman than any other Arrowman, leading for 18 years from 1960 until 1978. During his tenure the OA would mature and grow. Regional youth leadership would expand with the first youth Region Chiefs. Feil was known for his steady hand and consensus building while guiding the OA into the future.