SR-5 Council of Chiefs | July Update

newsGreetings from NEXT!

I hope this email finds you well. For those of you who are arriving at Indiana University, welcome! For those of you back at home, we miss you and wish you could be here with us. Below are several important updates for our section as we gather together at NEXT: A New Century and transition into the coming months.

Update from Section Vice Chief Nick Zanzot

“Hello Brothers!

I hope you have all had a great summer. With program and induction events coming up all around the section, remember to make sure and share all the best practices that your lodge participates in! If we share these ideas with each other, all lodges can perform at the highest levels possible!

I hope I can get out to some of your lodge events in the upcoming months, and I look forward to seeing us continue to be the best section in the nation!”

You can contact Nick through email here:

Update from Section Secretary Stuart Park


A thrilling journey is in store for all of our SR-5 Arrowmen who will experience NEXT. It promises to be something truly unique and I’m excited to see what happens throughout the week! If anyone in your lodge had the opportunity to attend Prism at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, please encourage them to share any photos, videos, or even stories with me. We would love to publicize their memories on the section level. In addition to this, if you have any media from this week at NEXT, please get that to me as well.

Speaking of sharing your experience, we would love for you to follow our section on social media as we help staff NEXT.

Facebook – Search for “Section SR-5, Order of the Arrow” – we will be hosting several live video updates!
Twitter – To check out our latest tweets, follow us @section_sr5
Instagram – To follow us on Instagram, search “section_sr5″.
YouTube – To watch our latest videos, subscribe to our channel: “SR-5 Shows”
Snapchat – Follow us throughout the week at Indiana University (oasr5)

Also, be sure to check out our Section’s blog! We recently uploaded some brand new articles highlighting Eswau’s Ordeal, Prism, and AKK and Skyuka’s Lodge Games. You can find the blog here:

I look forward to seeing all of you soon!”

You can contact Stuart through email here:

Final Thoughts from the Chief

With NEXT now underway, amazing things are in store for our lodges back at home. Those attending from SR-5 will return with best practices from across the nation and a refined awareness of those we serve. I’m looking forward to observing the impact this conference will have on each lodge!

As a final note, congratulations to the newest Chief of Santee Lodge, Colin Hungerpillar! I have attached picture below of him at Santee’s OA Week being sworn in.

Until we meet again, remember to keep the Arrow aimed high! As always, please do not ever hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. WWW

In the Spirit,
Matthew Watson | SR-5 Section Chief