Shinnecock Lodge Whatsit?

Matt Schieferstein sends along an image of what appears to be an unlisted event item from Shinnecock Lodge #360.

I recently acquired the patch included in the attached image on that auction popular site. I have exhausted my local resources to identify the patch. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

As you can see, the patch contains the number 75 which would make one think that this was an event issue from 1975. The patch contains the Lodge name and Wepawaug which was a chapter from Arcoon Lodge #369 from across the Long Island Sound.

Also the word Tgauchsin appears in a different color lettering. According to a Lenni Lenape dictionary:
Tgauchsin: to be good, to be kind, to be meek, to be friendly, to be good natured.

This would suggest a Fellowship or Conclave type event.

Shinnecock Wepawaug Whatsit?

Look familiar to you New England Collectors? Can anyone help Matt out?

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1998 Section NE-3A Conclave

The 1998 Section NE-3A Conclave was hosted by Arcoon Lodge #369 at their Camp Sequassen. The theme was “A Reunion of Brothers.”

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

1998 Section NE-3A Pocket Patch

Thanks to Roy Weatherbee for the scan.



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