Unlisted Ko-Nosh-I-Oni #34 Event Issue?

DiscoveryRay Gould sent me this information a while back, and I managed to bury it in my exceptionally cluttered Inbox. Ray has done some more digging in his old Area 2-G stomping grounds and came up with another previously unlisted item.  This one is from Ko-Nosh-I-Oni Lodge #34.

I’ll let Ray tell it:

One of the things I enjoy most about our hobby is digging up issues which were previously undocumented.  I recently acquired this piece from a collector who purchased the lot (the lot included another Konoshioni piece as well as other vintage patches) with an interest in a staff piece from an Area II-G conclave.

I am including a better image of the patch discovered recently. I have learned some new information shedding further light upon this patch. It is definitively from Konoshioni Lodge and was given to members of the host lodge (Konoshioni Lodge hosted the 1969 Conclave at Camp Kingsley). The conclave theme was “Arrow Power” and theme was prominent on the conclave program.  I recently spoke with Gary H. (a member of both #500 Ona Yote Kaonaga and #34 Konoshioni from 1966-1969). Gary was a member of the host lodge during the conclave (and served as guide) and owns this piece in his collection. He is certain that these were only available to Konoshioni members (not a conclave piece) and were made in small quantity. I do not believe they were available to all #34 members (only those serving that capacity…I intend to follow up with Gary and see if he can further verify this information). With that information, I believe an eX1969 designation would be appropriate.

Ko-Nosh-I-Oni Lodge #34 eX1969

Ko-Nosh-I-Oni Lodge #34 eX1969

Can anyone else confirm Ray’s research?  My inclination would be to give it a designation as the 34 eX1969 eL1969 (thanks, Dave).

I need one of these for my collection!


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