I’m sure there have been times that Lodges officially or unofficially attended a conclave run by a section that they were not a member. Certainly many conclaves have guests or visitors from Lodges which are not part of their Section. This is the only example I am aware of where 2 Sections have combined and run a joint Conclave, certainly the only example in NYS.
After the realignment in 1994, Section NE-3A and NE-3B decided to hold a joint or combined conclave in 1995. Ty Ohni Lodge #95 was the host for this event which was held at their Camp Warren Cutler. The theme was “When Brothers Meet.”
As you might expect, there was more than the usual number of items issued for this event.
First a four inch pocket patch:
The sharper-eyed amongst you may have noticed that one of the lodges was misnumbered. Lodge 477 was shown as 447. The patch was not reordered, but a segment was created to correct the error on both this and the jacket patch.
and the misnumbered Jacket Patch
There was also a three inch pocket patch with a different design:
There were also two neckerchiefs, one silk-screened:
and an embroidered version:
There was also a pin:
And a few other non standard items
There was a plastic ‘coin’ as well. This also showed Section NE-3C all they were not part of the conclave.
a plastic mug:
and two paper passes:
and a service lodge version
Thanks to Rob Cunningham for all of the scans.
According to the OA Section List, the following lodges were in the section NE-3A at this time:
- TKäen DoD Lodge #30
- Ty-Ohni Lodge #95
- Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159
- Ashokwahta Lodge #339
- Ganeodiyo Lodge #417
ans Section NE-3B was made up of:
- Ona Yote Lodge #34
- Gosh Wha Gono Lodge #120
- Otahnagon Lodge #172
- Tahgajute Lodge #247
- Nischa Nitis Lodge #410
- Gajuka Lodge #477
“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property.” – Thomas Paine