Section NE-3A 1991 Conclave Issues

The 1991 Section NE-3A conclave was hosted by Tankiteke Lodge #313 and held at Camp Pomperaug. The theme was “All Paths Lead to the Lodge”. Thanks to Roy Weatherbee for all of the images.

There was a Participant Patch with a loop:

Section NE-3A 1991Particpant Patch

Participants could also earn a pin for competing certain requirements, which can be seen in the scan above.

After each participant got one patch, all of the loops on the remaining patches were cut off and sold in the trading post.

Section NE-3A 1991Trading Post Patch

There was also a jacket patch:

Section NE-3A 1991 JAcket Patch

There was a Staff Patch for the event.

Section NE-3A 1991Staff Patch

and a hat pin:

Section NE-3A 1991 Hat Pin

Tankiteke Lodge also issued a flap to its members who served on staff.

Section NE-3A 1999 Host Lodge Flap 313S36

This is an MVE issue for minor color variations. I would have called it an F issue as there is some twill in the background. While it appears in the scan to be a twill issue (gray at the top and bottom of each flap) Roy Weatherbee confirms that it is fully embroidered.

The lodges in Section NE-3A at the time were:

  • Ranachqua Lodge #4
  • Ktemaque Lodge #15
  • Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge #24
  • Suanhacky Lodge #49
  • Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82
  • Aquehongian Lodge #112
  • Tankiteke Lodge #313
  • Shinnecock Lodge #360
  • Buckskin Lodge #412
  • Achewon Netopalis Lodge #427
  • Yokahú Lodge #506
  • Arawak Lodge #562

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2 Comments

  1. Bill made the comment that he “would have called it an F issue as there is some twill in the background.”

    Not true — this is indeed a solid embroidered “S” issue.

    Perhaps the scan is misleading, and does not show the solid background in sufficient detail. Admittedly, the solid embroidery is pretty “weak” (thin) and shows a definite diagonal pattern, which may resemble the ridges of a twill patch from a distance, but the background really is fully embroidered.

    Not sure how many of these were made, but I would guess not many, as I have only seen one or two for trade/sale in the 20 years since the event. I have two MVE color subvarieties, but also recall seeing a third at the time (with a variation in the blue in the water). Obviously, there could be other minor varieties as well.

  2. nyoatrader says:

    Roy,

    I have updated the post to reflect that the flap is fully embroidered so as not to mislead if someone doesn’t read the comments. Thanks for the clarification.

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