Section NE-5 1993 Conclave

conclaveSection NE-5 contained only a single New York Lodge, Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont #165. so while it is basically a PA Section, its patches are still sought by NY Section Conclave collectors.  The 1993 Section NE-5 conclave was hosted by Enda Lechauhanne Lodge #57 and held at Camp Twin Echo.

The theme for the weekend was “Building on the Fire of Cheerful Service.”

As far as I know there was only a single pocket patch issued for the event.

Section NE-5 1993 Pocket Patch

Section NE-5 1993 Pocket Patch

Were any other items issued for this event?

According to the OA Section List, the following lodges made up NE-5 at this time

  • Wagion Lodge #6
  • Langundowi Lodge #46
  • Enda Lechauhanne Lodge #57
  • Monaken Lodge #103
  • Ah’Tic Lodge #139
  • Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165
  • Kuskitannee Lodge #168
  • Gyantwachia Lodge #255
  • Nachamawat Lodge #275

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The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.
Lois McMaster Bujold, “Brothers in Arms”
US science fiction author

Turkey Carving 101

Here is a video of one way to carve a turkey.  I tried it last year and it worked well.  Will be frying up a couple of turkeys in just a few hours. So time to watch it again.


“All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” –James Madison


Tahawus Lodge #32 Neckerchief

Ebay LogoThe most expensive NY OA item on eBay right now is the Tahawus Lodge #32 N1 Neckerchief. This is the only known item from this Yonkers, NY lodge which merged in 1955 with Apachedotte to form Horicon Lodge #246.

The auction runs through Dec. 2, 2009.  IF your pockets are deep enough, you can get one too.  Would make a great Christmas gift for your favorite NY OA Trader. 🙂


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next couple of months.


A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
Arthur Brisbane, “The Book of Today”

Shared Items From Around The Web – November 26, 2009


Thanksgiving 2009

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

“Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.”

“And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.”

“Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.”

–President George Washington, 3 October 1789

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.