Section NE-3B 1998 Conclave Neckerchief and Patch

Question Mark? Here is another item I picked up at the Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 TOR last weekend for my NYS Section Conclave collection. At first I just thought I would have to ask for help on narrowing down the year of the event.

So I started researching on 1997 NE Realignment Page of the OA Section list web site. I was surprised to find only the following seven lodges listed for Section NE-3B:

  • Ktemaque #15
  • Half Moon #28
  • Nacha Nimat #86
  • Ganienkeh #19
  • Wakpominee #48
  • Loon #364
  • Onteroraus #402

Section NE-3B 1998 Conclave Pocket PatchI dug through my unordered collection and found the pocket patch, which was dated (1998), but what caught my eye on both this patch and the neckerchief was the 8th Lodge.

Ajapeu Lodge #351, is from Vermont and I never thought that it was part of any NY section, unlike the Connecticut Lodges which have been part of NE-3A and now NE-2C have over the years.

The 1999 NE-3B Section Conclave patch does not show Ajapeu Lodge #351, and otherwise matches the lodges listed on the OA Section List.

Section NE-3B 1998 Conclave Neckerchief

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