NE-2A 1989 Section Conclave

The 1989 Section NE-2A Conclave was the first conclave following the 1988 Section Realignments, this brought 2 New England Lodges into what had been a strictly NYS Section since the realignment from Area to Sections back in 1972.

The event was hosted by Ta-Oun-Ya-Wat-Ha Lodge #268 and was held at Camp Saratoga.  The theme for the weekend was “We With Hearts and Wills United.”

In addition to the typical Pocket patch and neckerchief, there was also a particpation pin.

The patch,

1989 Section NE-2A Pocket Patch

1989 Section NE-2A Pocket Patch



Wappingers Falls man honored for youth work

One of the regular readers and commenters to this blog was recently honored for his work with youth.

George Jennings of Wappingers Falls has received the George H. Meany Award from the Wappingers Federation of Workers.

The George H. Meany Award is a national recognition approved by the AFL-CIO executive council, presented to a union member who has made a significant contribution to the youth of their community through Scouting.

Jennings, a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council, is a 60-year veteran of Scouting and a retired employee of the Wappingers Central School District.

Jennings joined the Boy Scouts in 1946 and has held various leadership positions in several councils over the years, serving in the Suffolk County Council, Hudson Delaware Council and Dutchess County Council, as well as his current position with the Hudson Valley Council.

A founding member of the Wappingers Falls Rotary Club, Jennings has served on the Dutchess County Youth Board as a member and as secretary.

A member of the Faith Assembly of God, he serves as the committee chairman of the School Age Child Care Program run by the church.

Congratulations to George for his long term commitment to youth.


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