Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave

Time to update and replace my original post on the 1979 NE-2A Conclave. It is now almost nine years old, and I have been able to obtain so new images (and the items for my collection).

The 1979 NE-2A Conclave was hosted by Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418. As far as I know, there were three items issued for the conclave, a pocket patch:

Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave Pocket Patch

Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave Pocket Patch

A neckerchief on White cloth:

Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave WHT Neckerchief

Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave WHT Neckerchief

and a neckerchief on Blue cloth. This one seems to be harder to find, I suspect it is a staff or host lodge version. Can anyone confirm the reason for the two colors?

Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave Staff Neckerchief?

Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave Staff Neckerchief?

According to Rob Higgens OA Section list, the following lodges were in Section NE-2A:

  • Sisilija Lodge #19
  • Wakpominee Lodge #48
  • Nischa Nimat Lodge #181
  • Ta-Oun-Ya-Wat-Ha Lodge #268
  • Loon Lodge #364
  • Onteroraus Lodge #402
  • Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418

Is anyone aware of any other issues for this conclave?

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Section NE-2B 1979 Conclave

The 1979 Section NE-2BA Conclave was held at Camp Ballou Wulihan.

Section NE-2B 1979 Pocket Patch

While Section NE-2B typically issued both a pocket patch and a neckerchief, this is the only issue I am aware of for this event.

According to the OA Section List, the lodges which comprised NE-2B at this time

  • Ko Nosh I Oni Lodge #34
  • Otahnagon Lodge #172
  • Tahgajute Lodge #247
  • Kamargo Lodge #294
  • Adirondack Lodge #357
  • Nischa Nitis Lodge #410
  • Manatoanna Lodge #461
  • Yahnundasis Lodge #465
  • Ah Wa Ge Lodge #477
  • Chi Sigma Lodge #546



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Looking Back – Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave Neckerchiefs

Four years ago in april 2006 I asked about two Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave Neckerchiefs.

In 1979, the Section NE 2A conclave was hosted by Lodge #418 Thay-en-da-ne-gea. My understanding was that they had issued a single patch and a neckerchief for the event. It has just been brought to my attention, that there was a second neckerchief for the event. The previously known example was silkscreened on white cloth with red piping. The ‘newer’ variety was silkscreened on blue cloth.

Does anyone know the significance of the 2 colors? Was one a staff or host lodge piece? Any information would be appreciated.

Section NE-2A 1979 Conclave NeckerchiefSection NE-2A 1979 Conclave Neckerchief


Can anyone provide insight into these two neckerchiefs?


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Section NE-2D 1979 Conclave

conclaveThe 1979 Section NE-2D Conclave was hosted by Otahnagon Lodge #172 and was held at Camp Tuscarora Sept. 7-9, 1979.

There are 2 known issues from this event, a pocket patch :

Section NE-2D 1979 Pocket Patch

Section NE-2D 1979 Pocket Patch

and a neckerchief:



Section NE-3A 1979 Section Conclave Patch

ConclaveIn 1979, the Section NE-3A Conclave was hosted by Munsi Lodge #444 and held at Camp Bullowa.

Section NE-3A 1979 Section Conclave Patch

During this time, Section NE-3A included the following lodges:

Ranachqua Lodge #4
Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge #24
Suanhacky Lodge #49
Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82
Aquehongian Lodge #112
Ktemaque Lodge #15
Half Moon Lodge #28
Skanondo Lodge #64
Shinnecock Lodge #360
Buckskin Lodge #412
Nooteeming Lodge #443
Munsi Lodge #444
Yokahú Lodge #506
Arawak Lodge #562
Black Eagle Lodge #482

If anyone is aware of any other items issued for this conclave, please leave a comment below.

You can find links to other conclaves on my NYS Section Conclave page.


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