The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Des Plaines Valley Council (147)
La Grange, IL
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1994
Lodge Totem: Owl
Name Translation: In The Valley 
Changes: 1994: From merger of Leekwinai 157 and Shin-Go-Beek 334
2007 Membership+: 761

+Sum of predecessor lodges' membership for new lodges. GNYC lodges' membership numbers are total for all GNYC lodges.



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S0.5 SMY R M/C YEL BLK charter flap; FF   
S1a RED R M/C YEL BLK YEL around pupil in left eye; Swiss EMB   
S1b RED R M/C YEL BLK owl looks down; YEL at top only   
S1c RED R M/C YEL BLK Owl Looks up   
S2 RED R M/C YEL YEL Thin WHT strip; YEL VER stitch; sash behind bird is incomplete   
S3 RED R M/C YEL BLK Wide WHT strip; YEL VER stitch; CD; BLK EMB shows through YEL background   
S4a LBR C M/C BLK YEL BRN beaver design; LGY BMT; 2mm thick VER border is lashed logs with tips protruding from flap   
S4b LBR C M/C BLK YEL BRN beaver design; LBL BMT; 3mm thick VER border   
S5 LBR R M/C BLK YEL BRN beaver design; RE version of S4   
S6 YEL R BLK WHT YEL YEL U of Tennessee NOAC 2000   
S7 YEL R BLK WHT YEL Beaver on BLK bkgd; MVE Backings (BLK backing) 
S7        (WHT backing) 
S9 SMY R M/C RED YEL SMY '10 Years of Service'   
S10 BLK R BLK RED RED RED NOAC 2004; uniform lettering   
S11 BLK R BLK RED BLK RED NOAC 2004 WWW; 246 18mm tall   
S12?        (NOAC09;) 
S13?        (NOAC12;) 
Data for 18 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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