1956 Area 2-E Conclave

The 1956 Area 2-E conclave was hosted by Chautauqua Lodge #165 and held at Camp Merz.

According to Mike Hulsizer’s Area 2-E Memorabilia List, there was only a single item issued for the event, a pocket patch.

Area 2-E 1956 Pocket Patch

Area 2-E 1956 Pocket Patch

The OA Section List the following lodges were in Area 2-E at the time:

  • Ty-Ohni Lodge #95
  • Ganosote Lodge #159
  • Chautauqua Lodge #165
  • Tuscarora Lodge #284
  • Amo’chk Lodge #339
  • Tuighaunock Lodge #409
  • Wakanda Lodge #186 (to 2-H in 1956)
  • Ganeodiyo Lodge #417 (to 2-H in 1956)

Can anyone confirm if Wakanda and Ganeodiyo moved to Area 2-H before or after the 1956 Conclave?


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Best posts on New York OA Trader from Nov. 10 – 16, 2008

Too many posts to handle? If you missed out on a great post from last week, here’s a quick digest of the top posts that you may want to check out:
  • 2009 Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree
    Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 in Trade-O-Ree’s – Comments: (1)
    Craig Leighty announced information for the 2009 pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree on Patch-L yesterday.  Perhaps the most surprising news, is that it will be held on campus at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and will be part of the official NOAC program.ISCA is the International Scout Traders Association.  The Trade-O-Ree will run from July 30 through August 1, 2009. The arrival day at NOAC. ISCA will host the 2009 Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree in partnership with the Order of the Arrow.
  • Knowledge is Power – 1937 Jambo Shoulder Tab
    Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008 in eBay – Comments: (0)
    An auction on eBay recently ended for a “Vintage 1930’s Lot of Miscellaneous Boy Scouts.”  The Auction started out at $ 9.99 and finished up at over $ 350.00.So what was the key piece?  A 1937 National Jamboree Shoulder Tab pictured in the lower left.

    1930's Scouting Lot

    Roy More and Chris Jensen talk about 1935 NJ Arcs and 1397 NJ Shoulder Tabs on Roy’s blog.

  • Top 10 Most Irritating Phrases
    Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Comments: (0)
    Here is another Top 10 List, this time of Irritating Phrases, form the Telegraph, a UK Paper.  It seems to have struck a chord, because at this moment in time 😉 there are over 1500 comments on the article.1 – At the end of the day2 – Fairly unique3 – I personally4 – At this moment in time5 – With all due respectClick through the link above to read the rest.
  • Veterans Day – 2008
    Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 in Politically Correct or Incorrect? – Comments: (0)
    Remember.—————It is the soldier, not the reporter,Who has given us freedom of the press.It is the soldier, not the poet,Who has given us freedom of speech.It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,Who serves beneath the flag,And whose coffin is draped by the flag,Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
  • Who Owns the US?
    Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2008 in Politically Correct or Incorrect? – Comments: (3)
    I ran across this map in my readings and wanderings at an interesting blog site StrangeMaps. Surprising, to me at least, the percentages of the western states owned by the Federal Government.The United States government has direct ownership of almost 650 million acres of land (2.63 million square kilometers) – nearly 30% of its total territory. These federal lands are used as military bases or testing grounds, nature parks and reserves and Indian reservations, or are leased to the private sector for commercial exploitation (e.
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