Section W-3N was established in 2009 when section W-3A and W-3B were merged together and traded lodges for a more even split of area 3. During the time were lodges were assigned, W-3N gained two lodges from W-3A, Ut-In Sélica, and Talako, and three lodges from W-3B, Tannu, Amangi Nacha, and Orca. 

Section W-3N has been holding annual conclaves since its first year in 2009. Our first section conclave was at Coast Guard Island hosted by Ut-In Sélica lodge. 

Our section has had two section officers elected to Western Region Chief, Joe Barton IV (2012) and Michael Kintscher (2014). 

Section W-3N had been lead by youth since 2009 starting with Chief Jake Knudson from Tannu Lodge. We have been able to host some of the greatest conclaves in the region since then because of our youth leadership. Even some of our past chiefs have been elected to national positions and helped organize NOAC and other national events. 

Past Section Leadership

YearChiefAdviserConclave LocationMessage
2009 – 2010Jake KnudsonKeith Coombs  
2009 – 2010Ben LeroyKeith Coombs  
2010-  2011Gabe McHughKeith Coombs  
2011 – 2012William “Joe” Barton IV, Andrew MacBethLarry FrithCamp Marin SierraFirm Bound in Brotherhood
2012 – 2013Michael KintscherLarry FrithChurchill County FairgroundsOne Arrow to Guide Us All
2013 – 2014Michael Kintscher, Zachary CrosleyLarry FrithSolano County FairgroundsOut There is Our Future
2014 – 2015Michael SwalbergLarry FrithSonoma RacewayBrotherhood at the Raceway
2015- 2016Vincent DespainLarry FrithSolano County FairgroundsThe Phoenix Awakens
2016 – 2017Ryan ThomureDr. Joe BartonCamp LassenEach One Who Comes to Us
2017 – 2018Andrew ZuckerDr. Joe BartonCamp Sierra PinesStep Into Fellowship
2018 – 2019Ryan ThomureDr. Joe BartonCamp HermsYour Next Chapter Awaits
2019 – 2020Bryce HansonDr. Joe BartonOnlineCastOA
2020 – 2021Ryan CooleyPatrick O’NeillCoast Guard IslandH2OA