Brothers of SR-7B,
Due to recent updates with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Council of Chiefs has made the difficult decision to cancel the postponed 2020 Conclave, scheduled to take place August 28th-30th. Although we were very much looking forward to gathering for brotherhood and fellowship across the Section, the health and safety of our delegates is our top priority and we do not foresee any feasible way of holding this event while upholding the health and safety of our delegates. Refunds for conclave will be processed automatically in the next few weeks. Memorabilia will not be refunded and will be sent to each lodge for distribution to members.
Our focus is now shifting to planning the 2021 Conclave, scheduled for April 16th -18th. The 2021 Conclave will take place at Camp Bowers and Klahican Lodge will be the Service Lodge for this event. This will change the rotation for future conclaves. The new rotation will proceed as follows:
2022 Conclave: Nayawin Rar Lodge
2023 Conclave: Croatan Lodge
2024 Conclave: Wahissa Lodge
2025 Conclave: Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge
2026 Conclave: Occoneechee Lodge
To elect the 2020-21 Section Officers, a teleconference will be held on Thursday, July 30th at 8:00 p.m. EDT. To join this call and cast a vote for Section Office, Youth Arrowmen (under 21 on July 30th at 8:00 pm) must pre-register using this form by 11:59 p.m. on July 29th. On the day of the call, teleconference information will be sent to those who have pre-registered. Youth Arrowmen who wish to run for section office must submit a letter of affirmation from their Scout Executive by 11:59 p.m. on July 28th. These letters can be sent to Section Adviser Brett Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org. During the call, candidates will have an opportunity to make a two-minute speech and questions for the candidates may be submitted via the pre-registration form as well as in the chat feature during the call. Following the speeches and the question forum, voting will take place via a form sent out during the call based upon information indicated in the pre-registration form.
While disappointed that we will not be able to hold the 2020 Conclave, I am appreciative of the efforts of the Council of Chiefs, Section Officers, and Service Lodge in planning this event. Please stay tuned as the 2021 Conclave planning team begins their work. I hope to see you all there!