Look Back – Otahnagon Lodge #172 Winter Dinner 2009 eS2009

In June 2009, I was posting about an event flap from Otahnagon Lodge #172 issued for their Winter Dinner 2009 the eS2009.

Otahnagon Lodge #172 Winter Dinner 2009 eS2009

Otahnagon Lodge #172 Winter Dinner 2009 eS2009

I’ missing the Otahnagon Dinner flaps from 2010, 2011 and 2012 if anyone has them available fro trade or sale.




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Section NE-2A 2016 Project Leap Staff Patch

Still in clean up mode, a daunting task, and I’m finally at the bottom of the Section NE-2A issues. This is a relatively recent one for the Section NE-2A 2016 Project LEAP, the Staff version. Project LEAP was held on January 31, 2016 at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Suffield, CT

I had previously written about the Participant Version here.

Section NE-2A 2016 Project Leap Staff Patch

Section NE-2A 2016 Project Leap Staff Patch


It does not say Staff, but can be distinguished from the Participant Version by the reversed colors.

This is a need of mine if anyone has one available.



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“[T]he germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body … working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one.” —Thomas Jefferson (1821)

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State of the Hobby – Ganeodiyo Lodge #417 X1 on Neckerchief

Sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t. An auction recently ended on eBay for a Ganeodiyo Lodge #417 X1 on Neckerchief.

417X1
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

Three bidders made five bids on this auction which started at $ 99.99. the winning bidder got it for $ 152.50 and went back to increase his maximum bid if it was required.

For those paying attention, the neckerchief had been available the previous week for a minimum bid of $ 149.99 and closed without a bid. So the underbidder and the actual winner could have one it the previous week for a few dollars less.

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Section NE-3A 2014 Conclave Update

I had previously written about the Section NE-3A 2014 Conclave, was held at Camp Scouthaven and hosted by Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 The theme for the 2014 weekend was A Storm is Brewing.

Chris Carlson sends along an image from another pocket patch issued for the event which he picked up at the Section Patch Auction at this years conclave.

As they have done in previous years, a patch was issued for Ceremonial Growth and Development.

Section NE-3A 2014 Conclave Ceremonial Growth and Development Pocket Patch

Section NE-3A 2014 Conclave Ceremonial Growth and Development Pocket Patch

This is a need of mine, anyone have one for trade or sale?

According to the OA Section List, Section NE-3A contains:

  • TKäen DoD Lodge #30
  • Tschipey Achtu Lodge #95/397
  • Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159
  • Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219
  • Ashokwahta Lodge #3390



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“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” Alexander Hammilton, Federalist No. 1

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Section NE-3A 2013 Conclave Update

I had previously written about the Section NE-3A 2013 Conclave, which was held at Camp Sam Wood and hosted by Ashokwahta Lodge #339 The theme for the 2013 weekend was The Legend Lives On. Chris Carlson sends along an image from another pocket patch issued for the event which he picked up at the Section Patch Auction at this years conclave.

Section NE-3A 2013 Conclave Gold Pocket Patch

Section NE-3A 2013 Conclave Gold Pocket Patch

I’ll update the original post with this image.

Can anyone confirm the purpose for this border? And have one for trade or sale?

According to the OA Section List, Section NE-3A contains:

  • TKäen DoD Lodge #30
  • Tschipey Achtu Lodge #95/397
  • Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159
  • Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219
  • Ashokwahta Lodge #339



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“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die. … Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions.” George Washington (1776)

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20th Anniversary: OA Section List

One of the best resources for information on what section a lodge is and was in as well as keeping up on changes in the Section Lineups is the OA Section List maintained by Rob Higgens.

OA Section List Current

The OA Section List has just celebrated its 20th Anniversary a few days ago on June 19. That is an incredible accomplishment to keep a website up and running for so long.

You can see the original version by clicking on the image below.
OA SectionList



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“A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts.” —James Madison (1792)

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State of the Hobby – NOAC 2015 – Revolutionary Trails / Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge 34 two-piece

Showing there is still interest in the OA Centennial issues, here is a tough one from the Central New York Region, the Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 2015 NOAC Set.

The PatchScan stats show that only 100 of the set were made so it was one of the smaller NOAC issues and their was no separate OA Centennial Flap issued by the lodge.

34 2015 NOAC
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

This auction is the only one I’ve seen in the last few months.

Since there were no other ‘true’ centennial flaps from the lodge, Three bidders were interested in this one. Two of them sticking around to over $ 100.00. The auction ended at over $ 115.00.

Whether it was an OA Centennial, NOAC 2015 or Ga Hon Ga Lodge collector, someone filled in a tough need.



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“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.” —Cesare Beccaria, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book

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