NLS

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development.

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2017 Western Region Chief
Manué Lopez

Manué is from the Orange County Council in Aliso Viejo, CA. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Wiatava Lodge.

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DYLC

The Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) focuses on the tools every adult needs to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders.

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Your Western Region

2008 NLS/NLATS Registration Form Now Available

<img src=images/nlsn_lats_form.jpg style=padding-left: 5px; align=right border=0 height=100 width=133>The following are the dates for the <a href=program/training/nls.php>National Leadership Seminar (NLS)</a> and <a href=program/training/nlats.php>National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS)</a> programs in 2008:

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<td width=150>March 14-16, 2008</td> Philmont Scout Ranch (NLS & NLATS) April 11-13, 2008 Hawaii (NLS) October 10-12, 2008 Lost Valley (NLS & NLATS) November 14-16, 2008 Camp Bothin (NLS)

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Registration is now open to all arrowmen, invitation is not needed, you only need approval from your lodge. The <a href=program/training/nls.php#form>registration form</a> for any of the the above training weekends is now available for download.

To learn more about the National Leadership Seminar, <a href=program/training/nls.php>click here</a>.
To learn more about the National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar, <a href=program/training/nlats.php>click here</a>.

New Chiefly Speaking Posted

Mark Hendricks, the 2008 Western Region Chief, has posted a <a href=leadership/chief/chieflyspeaking.php>Chiefly Speaking</a> article for January. Hear what the the Chief has to say. We have many exciting opportunities in our Region and across the nation this year.

Winter Mustang Newsletter Available

<a href=resources/mustang><img src=images/mustang2007winter.jpg width=140 height=112 border=0 align=left /></a>The Winter 2007 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the <a href=resources/mustang>Mustang resources page</a>.

2007 National Officer Report

<a href=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/CIMG0978.JPG><img src=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/thumbs/CIMG0978.JPG align=left border=0 height=100 width=133 style=padding-right:5px;></a> The <a href=downloads/2007OfficerFinalReport.pdf>2007 National Officer Report</a> is available for download.

The report is an overview of the events and activities in which the national officers have taken part, their suggestions for improving the Order in the following years, as well as how they made a positive impact across the nation during their terms.

National Youth Chairman and ArrowCorps5 Youth Incident Commanders

<a href=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/Ted%20-%20Sam%20-%20Alex.JPG><img src=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/thumbs/Ted%20-%20Sam%20-%20Alex.JPG align=right border=0 height=100 width=133 style=padding-left:5px;></a>Ted Dodson has been elected the 2008 Youth Chairman of the National Events Promotion Committee. Ted Dodson is a two-term W-3C Section chief from Maluhia Lodge in Wailuku, Hawaii.

Sam Fife has been elected the Youth Incident Commander of the Bridger-Teton ArrowCorps5 Project. Sam Fife is from Shunkah Mahneetu lodge in Blackfoot, Idaho, and is the W-5D Section Chief, as well as the Region ArrowCorps5 Coordinator. He is attending Brigham Young University (Idaho) and is majoring in Business Management.

Alex Braden has been elected the Youth Incident Commander of the Shasta-Trinity ArrowCorps5 Project. Alex Braden is from Ta Tanka Lodge, and is the W-4A Section Chief. He is a Junior at the University of La Verne, majoring in Public Administration. His past offices include Region Newsletter Editor.

2008 Officers Elected

<img src=npm/wellman,jake_small2.jpg border=0 width=100 height=100 align=left style=padding-right:5px;>Jake Wellman is the new National Chief. The Western Region has the honor, once again, of having one of our own as the National Chief for the year 2008. He was formerly the Section W-5A Chief, and was also a Summit Vice Chief at NCLS. Jake Wellman is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member from Albuquerque, NM. Jake was inducted and became a brotherhood member of Ini-to Lodge #324 in Georgia. Now, he is a Senior at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, NM, and is a member of Yah-tah-hey-si-kess Lodge #66. Congratulations Jake!

<img src=npm/hendricks,mark_small.jpg border=0 width=100 height=100 align=right style=padding-left:5px;>Mark Hendricks is the new Western Region Chief for the 2008 year. Formerly the Section W-1C Chief, Mark is from Wa-la-moot-kin Lodge and has had three non-consecutive terms as section chief. Other positions held include Lodge Chief, Region Leadership Development Chairman, and Features Editor for the National Bulletin. He has been an OA Trail Crew and Wilderness Voyage participant, and is a sophomore at Harvey Mudd College majoring in physics.

Fall Mustang Newsletter Available

The Fall 2007 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the Mustang resources page.

2008 Quality Lodge Planbook and Pocketbook

The 2008 Quality Lodge Planbook is now available.

Also available this year is the 2008 Quality Lodge Pocketbook which is a 1/4 size so you can carry it with you.

Get both from the Quality Lodge Resources page.

Summer Mustang Newsletter Available

The Summer 2007 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the Mustang resources page.

March 2008 Western Region NLS/NLATS Date Change

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) for Western Region taking place at Philmont Scout Ranch in March 2008 has been moved to March 14-16, 2008, instead of Easter weekend which it was initially scheduled for. Please make your plans accordingly.

National Leadership Seminar

The Western Region has 2 upcoming NLS training opportunities:
October 8-10 in Portland and November 10-12 in Tokyo.

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Developing Youth Leadership Conference

The Western Region has 1 upcoming DYLC training opportunity:
October 8-10 in Portland.

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