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Archive for October, 2009

First off, congratulations to all of the new Vigil Honor members of Tamegonit Lodge.

Beginning in 1995, all new Vigil Honor members of Tamegonit Lodge have been given a Vigil vest.   As shown below, the vest comes with a triangle Vigil patch and a rectangular name patch sewn below it. 

Following are three types of name patches:  Type 1a was used for classes 1995-2008, Type 2 will be used for classes 2009-, and Type 1b has a gold mylar border to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vigil Honor in Tamegonit Lodge.  Only the members of the 2005 class received these.  Shown is a blank patch without a name.  The main difference between Type 1 and Type 2 is the font, which is more legible in the newer version.

The name patches include the honoree’s Vigil name in Lenne Lenape, the English translation, and the year awarded.

Type 1a, 1995-2008 (Translation:  Zealous Patch Trader)

Vigil Name Type 1

Type 2 – 2009- (Translation:  Smiling Rock Climber)

Vigil Name Type 2

Type 1b – 2005, 50th anniversary blank

Vigil Name Type 1b

If you are a Vigil member of Tamegonit lodge from a year prior to 1995, you may purchase a vest with a personalized name patch.  If you are interested, drop me a note and I can put you in contact with the appropriate person.

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