North Carolina Conclaves

For those of you who are interested in the early OA Conclave History from North Carolina, John Pannell has begun a series of posts beginning with the 1945 Area I Meeting. John has been a bit more methodical than me, and is progressing through the years in order. His most recent entry in the series is for the 1958 Area 6-A Fellowship.

Collecting conclave issues is still a bit of an adventure and an opportunity to discover and catalog the OA history in your State, Area or Section, since most areas do not have a comprehensive checklist.


A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.

The Last Chipmunk

Neale Cummings has sent along an image of a flap from Thal-Coo-Zyo Lodge #457.  While not a New York Lodge, its from West Virginia, this flap contains the the numbers of two NYS Lodges, #47 Hanigus and #294 Kamargo.

Thal-Coo-Zyo Lodge is apparently the last active lodge that uses a chipmunk as a totem.

The flap is the S53 issue from that lodge.

Does anyone have an example of another lodge flap which uses the names or numbers of unrelated lodges?

No predecessor lodges, no merger partners, no section conclave issues.  Standard lodge flaps.


Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Laurence J. Peter
US educator & writer (1919 – 1988)