Articles from April 2007



My 500th Blog Post – Who’d Have Thunk It!

CakeI missed celebrating my third Blogiversary earlier this year, but this is now the 500th post since the blog began.

The first post to the blog was back in January of 2004 when it was hosted by Blogger.  I stayed with Blogger for the first 206 posts until March 14, 2006 when I moved the blog to its own domain

This allowed me to significantly change the original template, add categories for easier searching and the ability to print and email posts to name a few.  In just over 13 months, I added another 294 posts (including this one) to the blog.

My original thought was the blog would fill a need, or at least help keep me organized, between editions of the Blue Book.  It would allow me a way to learn about New York OA issues and share that information with other like-minded collectors.

I have added some non-Blue Book issues along the way including Section Conclave issues and more recently Pins, Bolos and Neckerchief slides from New York Lodges. 

Let me know if you have any suggestions on any other improvements that could be made to the blog.

I’m not sure where the next 500 posts will lead or what the path will be, but I intend to enjoy the trip.

The blog has developed a group of core contributors, new and old friends made and met and a trade or three along the way.   For all who have been along for the trip, to those who supplied information and images, words of encouragement, comments (and those trades) ; Thank You.  Without you the readers and contributors I’d be talking to myself (again).

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Description Update Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 ZF1 Elangomat Flap

Rob Cunningham has also brought word of a correction to the description of a private issue from the Ty-Ohni Lodge #95.  The patch in question was the ZF1; which was described in the Blue Book as  ZF1 RED C WHT DGR ELG; crude paint on canvas.

According to Rob’s message, this was amongst several items returned to the lodge which had been missing.

It turns out, that rather than a painted design,  the patch was hand-embroidered that would change the description to: ZF1 RED C WHT DGR ELG; crude hand-embroidery on canvas .

The image is used with the permission of The Internet Guide to Order of the Arrow Insignia .

Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 ZF1 Elangomat Flap

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Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 75th Anniversay Pin

This is another item which would not have a Blue Book listing from Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24. It is an earned award from the 75th Anniversary of the Lodge in 2000.

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 75th Anniversay Pin

The pin measures 38mm at its widest point and 37mm from top to bottom. It was made to be worn on the S34 or S37 (pictured below).

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 S37

I do have a couple of the pins available for trade (at this time) if there is any interest.

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Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 2006 Spring Fellowship eX2007

New Issue Rob Cunningham brings word of a new event patch from Ty-Ohni Lodge out of Rochester, NY. The concept is similar to the one used for the 2006 Spring Fellowship and the 2005 Fall Fellowship. This patch depicts the Evergrowing Tree Belt.

Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 2006 Spring Fellowship eX2007

Blue Book Stats:
eX2007 BLK R BLK WHT WHT 2007 FDL; WHT Evergrowing Tree Belt, WWW, 2007 Spring Fellowship.

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Northeast Region OA Website Update

Northeast Region 2006 Quality SectionJust wanted to give you an update from my previous post on Dave Scocca’s Northeast Region Patches website. He has completed an update and overhaul of the site. Of particular interest to me is the Northeast Region Order of the Arrow page. Dave’s updated page now shows thumbnails of the various OA patches issued by the Northeast Region on each page rather than having to click on a link to see each one.

Of course his update has revealed a few new needs for me:

  • 2001 Jambo GMY border Dome
  • 2004 NOAC SMY border Rectangle
  • 2005 Jambo Wht border Round
  • 2006 NOAC GMY border Dome

I do have a few NER OA Dupes OA R3, 1997 Jambo, 2004 NOAC Blue border, and 2006 NOAC Brn Border plus many other OA dupes to trade for the above issues.

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Nacha Nimat Ldoge #86 Neckerchief Slide

The sixth item in our series on neckerchief slides comes from one of the newer lodges, Nacha Nimat #86. I do have one of these slides available for trade for other NY OA Lodge Slides.

Nacha Nimat Ldoge #86 Neckerchief Slide

The design as you can see follows the “regular issue” pattern the lodge has used since the S1 pictured below.

Nacha Nimat Lodge #86 First Flap S1

 

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Table of contents for Neckerchief Slides

  1. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide
  2. Ktemaque Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide
  3. Chappegat Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide 25th Anniversary
  4. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide 45th Anniversary
  5. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide
  6. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide L5
  7. Nacha Nimat Ldoge #86 Neckerchief Slide
  8. Ho De No Sau Nee Lodge #159 Neckerchief Slide
  9. Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  10. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slide
  11. Wakanda Lodge #186 Arrowree 1961 Neckerchief Slide
  12. Amo’Chk’ Lodge #339 Flap-Shaped Neckerchief Slide
  13. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide
  14. Buckskin Lodge #412 Plaster Neckerchief Slide
  15. Thayendanegea Lodge #418 Neckerchief Slide
  16. Shinnecock Lodge #360 Neckerchief Slide
  17. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Eluwak Chapter Bolo Tie
  18. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Metal Neckerchief Slide
  19. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides
  20. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Area 2-D Conclave Slides
  21. Nischa-Nimat Lodge #181 Neckerchief Slide
  22. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides – Update
  23. A Look Back – Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  24. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide – 2
  25. Discovery – Ranachqua Lodge #4 1955 Conclave
  26. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Birchbark Neckerchief Slide
  27. Half Moon Lodge #28 Bolo Slide
  28. What item in your collection means the most to you?
  29. AH Wa Ge Lodge #477 Neal Slide
  30. Area 2-D 1967 Conclave Neckerchief Slide
  31. Discovery – Buckskin Lodge L6
  32. Munsi Lodge #444 Neckerchief Slide
  33. Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  34. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  35. Update – Sislija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  36. Mide Lodge #15 Hanigus Chapter L1
  37. Early Area 3A Neckerchief Slides
  38. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  39. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neckerchief Slide
  40. Gajuka Lodge #477 Neckerchief slide
  41. Tuscarora Lodge # 284 Neckerchief Slide
  42. Onteroraus Lodge #402 Neckerchief Slide
  43. Kamargo Lodge #294 Slide Farm Neckerchief Slide
  44. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  45. Another Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  46. Manatoanna Lodge #461 L1 Slide/Bolo
  47. Ranacahqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide #3
  48. Aquehongian Lodge #112 Wooden Neckerchief Slide
  49. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slides
  50. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Totem Slide
  51. Order of the Arrow Neckerchief Slides
  52. Discovery – Mohawk Lodge #267 Neckerchief Slide L1
  53. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 1959 Summer Banquet Slide eNS1959
  54. Look Back – Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  55. Discovery – Suanhacky Lodge #49 eL1959
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Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide

Here is the 5th entry in our series on OA Neckerchief slides from New York State. This one is another offering from Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24.

Although this is from my home lodge, I’m was sure what the provenance of this item was.

Shu Shu Gah Lodge, had two different chapters (Ktchkinquehhellen and Nah Ne Wah Ye) which typically included the sun in its designs and Brooklyn had a Sunrise District back in the day (pre-1979).

Some research via the Brooklyn Arrowhead group revealed the following:

Brothers:

This slide was produced by the Shu-Shu-Gah brothers in Post and Troop 540 as a fundraiser for the units. The late Sam Haberman, then ASM of Troop 540 and the late Joe Kessler, the SM of Troop 540 produced them in about 1960. As a member of the Troop and the Post I recall this. Joel V. then our Post President, can verify this.

Arthur S.

If anyone has more information they can share, please let me know.

The slide is a hard white plastic, with the standing heron superimposed over the sun. It is a diamond design measuring about 52mm per side. The Lodge name and number is in black and it also has a red WWW.

You can see it below:

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide



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Table of contents for Neckerchief Slides

  1. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide
  2. Ktemaque Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide
  3. Chappegat Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide 25th Anniversary
  4. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide 45th Anniversary
  5. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide
  6. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide L5
  7. Nacha Nimat Ldoge #86 Neckerchief Slide
  8. Ho De No Sau Nee Lodge #159 Neckerchief Slide
  9. Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  10. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slide
  11. Wakanda Lodge #186 Arrowree 1961 Neckerchief Slide
  12. Amo’Chk’ Lodge #339 Flap-Shaped Neckerchief Slide
  13. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide
  14. Buckskin Lodge #412 Plaster Neckerchief Slide
  15. Thayendanegea Lodge #418 Neckerchief Slide
  16. Shinnecock Lodge #360 Neckerchief Slide
  17. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Eluwak Chapter Bolo Tie
  18. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Metal Neckerchief Slide
  19. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides
  20. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Area 2-D Conclave Slides
  21. Nischa-Nimat Lodge #181 Neckerchief Slide
  22. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides – Update
  23. A Look Back – Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  24. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide – 2
  25. Discovery – Ranachqua Lodge #4 1955 Conclave
  26. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Birchbark Neckerchief Slide
  27. Half Moon Lodge #28 Bolo Slide
  28. What item in your collection means the most to you?
  29. AH Wa Ge Lodge #477 Neal Slide
  30. Area 2-D 1967 Conclave Neckerchief Slide
  31. Discovery – Buckskin Lodge L6
  32. Munsi Lodge #444 Neckerchief Slide
  33. Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  34. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  35. Update – Sislija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  36. Mide Lodge #15 Hanigus Chapter L1
  37. Early Area 3A Neckerchief Slides
  38. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  39. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neckerchief Slide
  40. Gajuka Lodge #477 Neckerchief slide
  41. Tuscarora Lodge # 284 Neckerchief Slide
  42. Onteroraus Lodge #402 Neckerchief Slide
  43. Kamargo Lodge #294 Slide Farm Neckerchief Slide
  44. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  45. Another Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  46. Manatoanna Lodge #461 L1 Slide/Bolo
  47. Ranacahqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide #3
  48. Aquehongian Lodge #112 Wooden Neckerchief Slide
  49. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slides
  50. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Totem Slide
  51. Order of the Arrow Neckerchief Slides
  52. Discovery – Mohawk Lodge #267 Neckerchief Slide L1
  53. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 1959 Summer Banquet Slide eNS1959
  54. Look Back – Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  55. Discovery – Suanhacky Lodge #49 eL1959
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