Look Back – Area 2-E 1954 Conclave

A Look Back

Back in November 2008, I had started posting entries on various Area and Section Conclaves for New York OA Lodges.

One of them was the 1954 Area 2-E Conclave held at Camp Massawepie.

Area 2-E 1954 Pocket Patch

Area 2-E 1954 Pocket Patch

Was anything else issued for the event?

You can find more information on NYS Area Conclaves here.

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1954 Area 2-G Neckerchief Variety – Lodge Chief Neckerchief?

I’ve previously written about the 1954 Area 2-G Conclave which was hosted by Otahnagon Lodge #172 and was held at their Camp Tuscarora.

Ed White sends along a scan of a variation on the known neckerchief (White silkscreen on black cloth) The scan he sends is Red on Yellow Cloth.

1954 Area 2-G Neckerchief Variety - Lodge Chief Neckerchief?

1954 Area 2-G Neckerchief Variety – Lodge Chief Neckerchief?

He is aware of at lease one other neckerchief with this color combination owned by another collector in the Rochester Area. There is speculation that this may have been issued to the Lodge Chiefs in the Section.

Does anyone have more information on this neckerchief?

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Area 2-D 1954 Conclave Pocket Patch

Just over two years ago, I wrote about the 1954 Area 2-D Conclave. At the time, I was only aware of the neckerchief, but there was also a pocket patch issued for the event.

Area 2-D 1954 Pocket Patch

I’ve updated the original post with this information.

According to the OA Section List the lodges in the Area at this time were:

  • Sisilija Lodge #19
  • Half Moon Lodge #28
  • Wakpominee Lodge #48
  • Mahikan Lodge #181
  • Mohawk Lodge #267
  • Ta-Oun-Ya-Wat-Ha Lodge #268
  • Loon Lodge #364
  • Onteroraus Lodge #402
  • Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418

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“There are certain principles that are inherent in man, that belong to man, and that were enunciated in an early day, before the United States government was formed, and they are principles that rightfully belong to all men everywhere. They are described in the Declaration of Independence as inalienable rights, one of which is that men have a right to live; another is that they have a right to pursue happiness; and another is that they have a right to be free and no man has authority to deprive them of those God-given rights, and none but tyrants would do it. “These principles, I say, are inalienable in man; they belong to him; they existed before any constitutions were framed or any laws made. Men have in various ages striven to strip their fellow-men of these rights, and dispossess them of them. And hence the wars, the bloodshed and carnage that have spread over the earth. We, therefore, are not indebted to the United States for these rights; we were free as men born into the world, having the right to do as we please, to act as we please, as long as we do not transgress constitutional law nor violate the rights of others… “Another thing God expects us to do, and that is to maintain the principle of human rights… We owe it to all liberty-loving men, to stand up for human rights and to protect human freedom, and in the name of God we will do it, and let the congregation say Amen.” – John Taylor, 1882, Journal of Discourses, Volume 23, p. 263

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Area 2-E 1954 Conclave

The 1954 Area 2-E Conclave was hosted by Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 and held at Massawepie Scout Camp. According to Mike Hulsizer’s Area 2-E Conclave Memorabilia Guide, the patch below is the only issue for the event.

Area 2-E 1954 Pocket Patch

Area 2-E 1954 Pocket Patch

The OA Section List the following lodges were in Area 2-E at the time:

  • Ty-Ohni Lodge #95
  • Ganosote Lodge #159
  • Chautauqua Lodge #165
  • Tuscarora Lodge #284
  • Amo’chk Lodge #339
  • Tuighaunock Lodge #409
  • Wakanda Lodge #186 (to 2-H in 1956)
  • Ganeodiyo Lodge #417 (to 2-H in 1956)

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Area 2-D 1954 Conclave

A recent acquisition of mine was a 1954 Area 2-D Conclave Neckerchief.  I don’t know much about his event, the host lodge or where it was held (update Nov 2010) at Camp Rotary.  As you can see, there is not much information on this simple design.

Area 2-D 1954 Neckerchief

Area 2-D 1954 Neckerchief

I assume there was also a patch issued for the event, can anyone supply a scan?

Update Nov. 2010

There was also a pocket patch issued for the event.

Area 2-D 1954 Pocket Patch

According to the OA Section List the lodges in the Area at this time were:

  • Sisilija Lodge #19
  • Half Moon Lodge #28
  • Wakpominee Lodge #48
  • Mahikan Lodge #181
  • Mohawk Lodge #267
  • Ta-Oun-Ya-Wat-Ha Lodge #268
  • Loon Lodge #364
  • Onteroraus Lodge #402
  • Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418


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