Conclave Service Project


In the spirit of cheerful service, Section SR-7A conducts an annual service project at Conclave to benefit others. For the inaugural Conclave Service Project in 2013, the section partnered with a non-profit organization called the Society of St. Andrew whose mission is to end hunger in the United States. That project was highly successful and resulted in over 84,000 pounds of surplus sweet potatoes being bagged during Conclave for the benefit of numerous Virginia food banks and church food pantries. In 2014, SR-7A assembled over 6,000 care packages for military personnel being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while in 2015 a blood drive was held and a total of 18,792 meal kits were assembled and ultimately shipped to Nicaragua to support disaster relief. In 2016, SR-7A partnered with Gleaning for the World to conduct a stuffed animal drive and assemble backpacks with school supplies for needy children.

The 2017 Service Project

Potato Drop: For the 2016 Conclave Service Project, SR-7A will again be partnering with the Society of St. Andrew to sort and bag potatoes to be sent to food banks throughout the region.

A blood drive will also be held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When you arrive Friday evening, sign up for a blood donation time slot at the OA Shelter. Donors must be at least 16 years old. For those under 18, a signed parental permission form is required. Please print this form, have your parents sign, and bring with you.

Funding the Service Project

The SR-7A Conclave Service Projects are funded through the generous donations of Arrowmen across Virginia. During the Conclave registration process, attendees have the option of providing a donation to help defray the costs associated with the project. In addition, proceeds from the Patch Auction at Conclave will go towards the project. We appreciate your support in this effort, and look forward to the successful completion of this meaningful project.