Northeast Region Quality Section Award
Thursday, 01 July 2010 22:49
The purpose of the Northeast Region Quality Section Award is to recognize Sections that are effectively promoting and implementing the program of the Order of the Arrow. The award consists of a certificate for each Lodge in the Section, plus the opportunity for the Section's Lodges to purchase a distinctive patch.
The award is earned by achieving 10 out of 13 of the following requirements. Check each requirement that has been fully achieved, date and sign as indicated, and mail to the Northeast Region Chairman. Applications must be recieved by March 1, 2012 to qualify.
To achieve this recognition, 5 of the first 7 requirements must be completed.
Requirements 9 and 11 are waived for lodges outside of the Continental U.S.
In all average or percentage calculations, round your answer up to the next whole number if you get a fraction of .5 or greater.
All requirements must be fully achieved; partial credits do not count.
- The Section Key 3 met and prepared written goals at the start of their term.
- The Council of Chiefs met at least twice and not more than four times during the twelve months to plan the Section Conclave. The Section Secretary compiled and distributed detailed minutes within a month of each meeting.
- The Section Chief and Adviser attended the 2011 Gathering of Leaders.
- The conclave closeout report and financial statement were completed and distributed to the required recipients within 45 days following the conclave.
- At least 50% of the Section’s lodges were National Quality Lodges on the latest re-charter applications.
- The re-charter applications for all lodges in the Section arrived in the national office by December 31st.
- The Section successfully completed Lodge Assistance Program visits to approximately one third of its lodges during the year, and completed visits with all of its lodges in the last three years. All reports were submitted on the visits made during the year.
- The Section Key 3 met at least four other times during the twelve month period to review their progress towards their goals.
- At least 80% of the Section’s lodges were represented at each of the Council of Chiefs meetings.
- Each member of the Council of Chiefs received printed or electronic copies of the Section goals, COC mailing/contact list, conclave rotational schedule, and Section calendar.
- All lodges in the Section were represented at the Conclave and each lodge fulfilled some responsibility for the conclave program.
- Training was held at the conclave to address lodge and Section needs. These training sessions were determined by the Council of Chiefs and included topics to address the needs of the lodges, as well as new national initiatives.
- The conclave held at least two competitive events to encourage increased OA skills, lodge pride and/or teamwork.