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


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!