The French Creek Council is holding their first Trade O Ree in more than twenty years. The event will occur on October 16th and 17th at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center in McKean, PA. The council is holding several Collections Merit Badge sessions and is pushing attendance among lodge members and the troops but is also encouraging long time collectors wishing to sell their collections to attend. The Parish center can accommodate more than 80 tables and already has a good number of tables still reserved. You can download the flyer here:
Sorry for not posting anything for a while but I have a few updates that will be coming out in the next few weeks.
This was a successful first year TOR. There were 28 tables sold with 76 people in attendance. The TOR almost sold out of tables but there is room to expand for next year. Most of the feedback was very positive. There were a few lessons to be learned but I felt over all it was very well done. We received a great number of patches to be auctioned off during our summer camp auctions to raise money for Monaken Lodge 103.I would like to thank all in attendance and that supported us in creating this event.
Look for a flier to be out in the next few months advertising for next years event. We will be offering a free table to any lodge that would like to sell any of their lodges patches. If you have any ideas or further comments about this event please message me directly.
Thanks and hope to see you next year
Thanks to Todd Rogers for the picture
Wunita Gokhos 39 presented its 2014 Participation Award flap at its 2015 banquet Feb 21, 2015. When given the choice, youth lodge members chose a bright pink border for the flap. This may be the last participation award flap from the lodge as discussions have moved to a round with rockers for various years and special events.
Unami Lodge has posted their 100th Anniversary items to their online store. The link below will take you to their online
Kuskitannee 168 will be releasing their centennial flap and CSP at the lodge banquet on Saturday, January 17. The design features the full centennial logo, as well as the centennial theme, “Centuries of Service.”
The 168 Executive Committee has also recently approved designs for a Conclave flap and a NOAC set. More information will be posted on these flaps, as well as other potential new issues, later in 2015.
The First Annual Fred “Ernie” McClain Memorial Trade-O-Ree being held just outside of State College, Pennsylvania. Fred McClain was an active member of Monaken Lodge 103. He was also a very avid collector of Western Pennsylvania OA. Attached is a picture of the Flier and below that is the link to download the PDF.
PDF File Link—- Fred_trade-o-ree
At its Fall 2014 Ordeal September 26-28, Wunita Gokhos 39 released its first chenille set in quite some time. This set was produced as a NOAC 2015 fundraiser and only 120 were produced, 40 of each color. Each chenille is 8 inches wide and designed to look like the lodge’s standard OBV flaps (Ordeal=yellow border, Brotherhood=red border, Vigil=white border).
The design above was approved by the Wunita Gokhos 39 LEC as the lodge’s NOAC 2015 patch set. Sets will be available sometime around February 2015. The color scheme was made to match the NOAC promotional patch and to look clear, crisp, and professional. All WG39 items and apparel for the conference will match this color scheme. The Scouts on the bottom portion of the set represent the Order’s continuous tradition of service since 1915. Each of the ten Scouts represent a decade of service and are dressed in a uniform reflecting that decade (1915 on the left as you face the patch and 2015 on the right). To get the spacing and size correct, actual lodge members were posed and photographed. Included in the ten are the current lodge chief and officers.