VOA Event @ IBEX Climbing Gym Rescheduled!
The VOA has rescheduled its climbing overnight at IBEX Climbing Gym to take place on April 5-6! There will be all-night climbing, pizza, snacks and fun for everyone who joins us. The cost is only $40 and includes an overnight at the gym, pizza on the night of April 5 and breakfast the next morning. Participants must be at least 13 years of age. You can download the VOA Climbing Event flyer here or REGISTER ONLINE. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Nominations are needed by March 1 for the VLA and 2014-15 VOA presentations at the Banquet
VOA Annual Banquet
The VOA is holding it's Annual Recognition Banquet on April 25-26 at Breakpoint Community Church, 10001 W 88th St, Overland Park, KS. All Venturing youth and adult members are invited to join us for the Banquet and overnight fellowship. We will recognize the recipients of the Venturing Leadership Award for 2014. These are youth who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code and Venturing Oath. The 2014-15 Venturing Officers Association Officers will also be installed at the Banquet! The Early Bird cost of the Banquet is only $20 if you register on or before April 11, 2014; the full Banquet price of $30 will be charged if you register from April 12-16, 2014. Register online NOW to attend the VOA Banquet!
The Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) is presented to those youth who exemplify the highest standard of Venturing excellence throughout the council. Presentation of this award is limited. All nominations MUST be submitted to the Council Office on or before March 1, 2014. Nominations may be mailed or delivered to the Council Office at 10210 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64131 or faxed to the attention of the VLA Selection Committee at 816.942.8086 or emailed to the attention of the VLA Selection Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download the VLA Nomination Form.
Click here for a list of Venturing Leadership Award recipients from the Heart of America Council
Each year, the Heart of America Council Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is led by a group of youth selected from among the best youth nominated for the leadership roles in the council. Nominations to these positions may be made by peers or the individual themselves. All nominations MUST be submitted to the Council Office on or before March 1, 2014. Nominations may be mailed or delivered to the Council Office at 10210 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64131 or faxed to the attention of VOA Nominations at 816.942.8086 or emailed to the attention of VOA Nominations at email@example.com. Click here to download the HOAC VOA Officer Nomination Form.
Future Council Venturing Activities
The Venturing Officer's Association (VOA) is comprised of four elected youth members voted on by Venturing Crew members from across the Heart of America Council among nominations submitted from across the Council on a yearly basis. Their term runs from May 1 through April 30 of the following year. Additional leadership positions exist as determined by the needs of the VOA.
The VOA meets on a monthly basis and one of their key responsibilities is to plan and execute activities throughout the year to provide Venturing Crews throughout the Heart of America Council some activities to supplement the program already planned as a Venturing Crew. Those events include the VOA Winter Event, VOA Awards Banquet, VOA Triathlon, and the VOA Haunted Trails.
If you want to learn more about the VOA, or want to volunteer to help run one of these events, or have an idea for an event of which you would like to lead the planning, promoting and delivery, please contact the members of the VOA by emailing Cortland Bolles, VOA Staff Adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOA Meetings can found on the council calendar by clicking here. VOA Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Heart of America Council Office, 10210 Holmes Rd, KC MO, unless otherwise noted on the council calendar.
Area 5 VOA Information
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The Area 5 Youth Leadership is excited to announce this year’s Area 5 Venturing Conference.
The conference will be held on Saturday, February 22 at Grace Evangelical Church, 5130 S 50th St, St Joseph, Missouri. For those Venturers who will be traveling, or who just want to hang out with some awesome Venturers, there will be overnight accommodations available at nearby Camp Geiger both Friday night and Saturday night.
The cost for the conference is $25.00 and will cover the cost of all meals and conference materials. Register Online NOW!
Crews are holding events all the time, and many of you are looking for additional ways to promote your events. The VOA wants to help you by providing information about your crew event on the council website. All you have to do is provide a flyer with your crews event info (event name, who, what, when, where, why, how, costs, contacts, etc) to the VOA at email@example.com at least 6 weeks in advance of your event and we will post it to this page of the council website to help you promote your event.
If you are aware of an item that is scheduled but not listed above, you need more information, or if you have questions about Venturing activities throughout the council, please contact the VOA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about starting a Crew or joining a Crew, please click here to contact the District Executive in your community.