Articles from July 2007

ArrowCorps5 – 2008 – New York OA Issues?

I received an email from National touting the upcoming ArrowCorps5 . Are any of the New York Lodges planning to issue patches for this event? Did any of the lodges issues patches for the planning conference?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Today, more than 1,300 of the Order of the Arrows leaders converged on Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana to roll out the OAs five-year strategic plan and to prepare for next summers ArrowCorps5 event. In connection with this event, these beautiful nine-color patches have just been released, one for each of next summers ArrowCorps5 sites. Even if you could not make it to Indiana, you can click here to get these ArrowCorps5 patches.


Greetings from Florida

Another of John Pannell’s new correspondents has begun to post to the OAimages blog. The first post by Robert Mathis shows what appear to be two Florida OA flaps but are camp issues.

What may be of more interest to some, is a link to a newsletter for Florida OA Collectors

While I had never seen a copy of the newsletter, this blog was meant to provide an electronic version of what Robert and David Weda provide for Florida collectors.?

Anyone interested in providing a hardcopy NY version of this Florida Collectors Newsletter?


OA Membership Statistics

Another interesting post from John Pannell on the 2007 membership statistics for nearly all of the OA Lodges.

The largest Lodge by membership?

Amangamek Wipit 470 (4713)

The smallest lodge by membership?

Arawak 562 (39)

The smallest NY OA Lodge?

Tahgajute 247 is the sixth smallest lodge with 58 members.

John’s information on the GNYC Lodges is incomplete.

Since I was not given separate data for the five lodges within the Greater New York Councils (GNYC, 1149 combined members), there could more lodges on this list of micro-lodges.

In recent history, both Ranachqua Lodge #4 and Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 are the smallest of the GNYC Lodges. I do not know the charter numbers for them or for the other 3 GNYC Lodges: Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24, Suanhacky Lodge #49 and Aquehongian Lodge # 112.



Question MarkJohn Pannell asks if anyone can identify a round patch and a neckerchief which he believes may come from a NY Lodge.


This image of two unusual pieces was recently sent to me. The emailer told me these were in a collection of various other items and had reason to believe that at least the neckerchief might be from Shu-Shu-Gah lodge.

I do not believe that either of these are Shu Shu Gah Issues. Check out John’s post and let him know if you can identify either the neckerchief or the round.


Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Eluwak Chapter Bolo Tie

I had previously begun a series on neckerchief slides/bolos from NY OA lodges. To view prior entries in this series, click on the neckerchief slide category in the left side bar.

This bolo tie is from Eluwak Chapter from Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24.

In the comments of previous entries I had written about Roland Flora. This is not some of his work, the bolo was made Anthony Pinnavaia, Sr. Tony has carved many of the recent lodge, chapter, council and district slides and bolos from Brooklyn.

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Eluwak Chapter Bolo Tie

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

BBQ, Man Style

Found this wandering around the web, after yesterday’s post it may be appropriate (at least for some), YMMV.


It is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as it’s the only type of cooking a ‘real’ man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:


(1) The woman buys the food.

(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.

(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill – beer in hand.

Here comes the important part:


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What better way to spend the weekend!

If I can’t be trading patches, what better way to spend the weekend.

Family, a few friends, a few adult beverages, and a grill!

Grilling choices

Its all about having choices!