Monaken 103

Fred “Ernie” McClain Memorial TOR Report

Hello all,

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

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Fred “Ernie” McClain Memorial Trade-O-Ree


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.


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PDF File Link—- Fred_trade-o-ree

“100 Years Forged in the Flames of Cheerfulness” NE-4B Conclave Update

ne4b conclave

A couple of Weeks ago Monaken Lodge 103 presented to the section council of chiefs (COC) the theme, participation patch, and a general outline of the weekend. The dangle patch pictured above was accepted with some minor changes being added to it. The approved theme will be “100 Years forged in the flames of cheerful service.” This patch will be turned into 2 more patches a cubclave dangle as well as a very important arrowmen dangle (how this will happen is yet to be determined).

Monaken C7 A&B

Monaken C7A and B

Monaken Lodge 103  released this past weekend the C7. This design was based off of the original Juniata A1 felt arrowhead. The chenille was produced as a fundraiser for the lodges NOAC 2015 fund. There is an A and B variation. The A variation has a lighter groundhog then the B. The variation was unintentional. The patch was issued on a preorder basis and the lodge issued 225 patches. It is believe that out of the 225  issued 2/3 of the patches are of the lighter groundhog variation. The picture above contains the A(Left) and B(Right) Variations.