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
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.
Collecting national officer patches has been on the rise across the country, as a niche OA collecting market. Pennsylvania not only has the founding of the order to our name but we also had the first elected youth conference chief. Richard Wilson was named the first youth chief in 1950 and was a member of Chimalus lodge 242 out of Washington, PA. Pennsylvania lodges have had a rather large amount of national officers with the bulk coming in the last couple of years. Out of the 14 national officers Pennsylvania has had, almost half of them have come from three lodges (Woapeu Sisilija 343, Wagion 6, and Susquehannock 11). The first patches produced for a national officer from Pennsylvania came from Susquehannock 11. They were created for Joe Marsciano the 1996 NE region chief. While this state has seen our fair share of national officers we certainly have some of the hardest to collect. The hardest lodge issued piece by far goes to the 2007 Region Chief Ken Hager. The Neckerchief pictured below is 1 of 20. Although other lodge issues are not far behind with a lot of issuing only less then 200. Below is a listing of all known patches produced for Pennsylvania national officers. The Pennsylvania national officers without patches produced are Richard Wilson from Chimalus 242 (1950 conference chief), George Andrews from Kuskitannee 168 (1978-1980 NE region chief), and John E. Meckley III from Woapeu Sisilija 343 (1990 National Chief).
|11||Susquehannock||1996||Joe Marsicano||Northeast Region Chief||White Border|
|11||Susquehannock||1996||Joe Marsicano||Northeast Region Chief||Silver Border (Handout)|
|57||Enda Lechauhanne||1997||Joe Barton||Northeast Region Chief||NE-5 Conclave Grn Border|
|57||Enda Lechauhanne||1997||Joe Barton||Northeast Region Chief||NE-5 Conclave Gmy Border|
|57||Enda Lechauhanne||1997||Joe Barton||Northeast Region Chief||Light Blue Border, 1997 National Jamboree|
|57||Enda Lechauhanne||1997||Joe Barton||Northeast Region Chief||GMY Border, 1997 National Jamboree|
|57||Enda Lechauhanne||1997||Joe Barton||Northeast Region Chief||Chenille, Private Issue|
|5||Kittatinny||2000||Jordan Hitchens||National Vice Chief||5 per NOAC Delegate, 50 given to Jordan to handout|
|11||Susquehannock||2001||Don Cunningham||National Chief||Black Border|
|11||Susquehannock||2001||Don Cunningham||National Chief||GMY Border (Handout)|
|6||Wagion||2007||Ken Hager||Northeast Region Chief||Red Border|
|6||Wagion||2007||Ken Hager||Northeast Region Chief||White Border (Handout)|
|6||Wagion||2007||Ken Hager||Northeast Region Chief||Neckerchief|
|44||Witauchsoman||2009||Ryan Hay||Northeast Region Chief||Red Border|
|44||Witauchsoman||2009||Ryan Hay||Northeast Region Chief||Silver Mylar Border (Handout)|
|255||Gyantwachia||2011||Travis Cunningham||Northeast Region Chief||Gold Mylar Blue Border (Handout)|
|255||Gyantwachia||2011||Travis Cunningham||Northeast Region Chief||Navy Blue Border|
|343||Woapeu Sisilija||2012||John Rehm||National Chief||Royal Blue Border|
|343||Woapeu Sisilija||2012||John Rehm||National Chief||Gold Mylar Border|
|343||Woapeu Sisilija||2012||John Rehm||National Chief||Silver Mylar Border|
|6||Wagion||2012||Eric Bush||Northeast Region Chief||Silver Mylar Border (Handout)|
|6||Wagion||2012||Eric Bush||Northeast Region Chief||Blue Border|
|6||Wagion||2012||Eric Bush||Northeast Region Chief||Green Border|
|191||Lowwapaneu||2013||Jordan Hughes||National Vice Chief||Silver Border|
|191||Lowwapaneu||2013||Jordan Hughes||National Vice Chief||GMY Border|
|46||Langundowi||2013||Tyler Allen||Northeast Region Chief||Gold Border with monochromatic interior (Handout)|
|46||Langundowi||2013||Tyler Allen||Northeast Region Chief||Green Border with full color interior|
New Woapeu 343 Fourtieth Anniversary Flap. The S37 is a reverse image of the traditional flap design thus creating the green alien buffalo flap. Three hundred were made. They came out the second week of camp and were sold out by the end of the third week. I believe they will be reordered so look for the S37b variety :-).
New Lodge from the former Ajapeu 33 and the addition of two districts from the old Sakuwit 2 (disbanded) . This is the S-2,First flap for the lodge (300 run). S-1 was a limited issue for LEC only.
LEC decided to keep the history of both Lodges as they had both had historical significance to the OA. Sakuwit 2 history goes back to the second lodge in Trenton 2 (1919) and Ajapeu 33 (1927)was the first lodge to decide that members were to have a lodge flap placed on the left pocket flap.