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1989 National Planning Meeting

1989 Planning Meeting

With the 75th Anniversary NOAC on the horizon, the Section Chiefs met for the National Planning Meeting in Dallas, Texas. John Meckley of Woapeu Sisilija Lodge, Milton, Pennsylvania was elected National Chief and Tony Steinhardt of Nischa Chuppecat Lodge, Bloomington, Indiana National Vice Chief. Both John and Tony had distinguished themselves serving as Philmont Trek Vice Chiefs earlier in the year. Region Chiefs elected were Matt Hoag – Northeast Region, Michael Hartman – East Central Region, Teddy Shelton – Southeast Region, Chris Beldin – North Central Region, Tom Stephenson – South Central Region and Ryan Mecham – Western Region.

John Meckley nat'l chief        Tony Steinhardt nat'l vice chief


1990 Region Chiefs