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Area Conference History For Area U And Area U, Section A

Last Updated: November 24, 2007

AREA U


1945, March 26 – 29 Site * Camp Drake, San Ynez Mountains & Santa Barbara, CA

 

Host * Canalino 90

 

Chief * Ernie Houston 249

 

Treasurer * Ron Calonico 282

 

Secretary * Glen Mahoney 252

 

Lay Adviser * none

 

Region Adviser * A. R. (Andy) Groenink 90 (deceased)

 

 

Comments: The program indicates that this is the first AREA U fellowship meeting. representatives of the following lodges were present: 90, 102, 207, 225, 249, 252, 278, 282, and 304. The total attendance was 68 persons. Member lodges not represented were as follows: 98, 127, 177, 228, 262, 263, 291, 298, 303, and 312. The officers were honorary. The July 1945 National Bulletin doesn’t list lodge 312 in AREA U. The Region Adviser was know as the Area Leader at this time. A. R. (Andy) Groenink was appointed to the National Committee.


AREA U Section A


1946 Site * Camp Bill Lane, Sunland, CA

 

Host * SPE LE YAI 249

 

Chief * Henry Use 90

 

Lay Adviser * Wynn Fairchild 228 (deceased)

 

Region Adviser * A. R. (Andy) Groenink 90 (deceased)

 

 

Comments: Reference was made to the site in the 1945 program and again in the 1954 XIIA program. The fourteenth meeting of the National Lodge was held August 27-29 at Chanute Field, IL. per the July 1946 National Bulletin. It listed Carl Helmick as the new Area Leader of XIIA. This raises the question of designation since area records indicate 1951 as the first year with this designation. A. R. (Andy) Groenink was appointed to the National Executive Committee.


1947, March 28 – 30 Site * Camp Josepho, Pacific Palisades, CA

 

Host * Tamet 225

 

Chief *

 

Lay Adviser * Wynn Fairchild 228 (deceased)

 

Professional Adviser * Carl N. Helmick 127

 

Region Adviser * A. R. (Andy) Groenink 90 (deceased)

 

 

Comments: The program says Section A Area U third annual fellowship conference. Jack Davies was the Camp Josepho Camp Director. The following lodges are members of the section: 90, 98, 127, 225, 249, 252, 298, and 304. No numbers were listed, but Boulder Dam and Cochise were listed. The host Lodge Chief was Arthur C. Slinde.


1948, March 19 – 21 Site * Camp Arther Letts, CA

 

Host * Siwinis 252 (Unverified)

 

Chief * Jack Davies 225

 

Lay Adviser * George Aunger 252 (deceased)

 

Professional Adviser * Carl N. Helmick 127

 

Region Adviser * A. R. (Andy) Groenink 90 (deceased)

 

 

Comments: The program called this the second annual Section A conference. All indications are that this was the third. There were 12 lodges.


1949, April 8 – 10 Site * Camp Drake, San Ynez Mountains, CA

 

Host * Canalino 90

 

Chief * Jack Nicholson 252

 

Lay Adviser * George Aunger 252 (deceased)

 

Professional Adviser * Carl N. Helmick 127

 

Region Adviser * A. R. (Andy) Groenink 90 (deceased)

 

 

Comments: The program says this is the fifth annual conference. If the first conference in 1945 had been Section A only, this would be true; however, the 1945 conference has been verified as all of Area U. There were 12 lodges.


1950, March 24 – 26 Site * Camp Emerson, Idyllwild, CA

 

Host * Tahquitz # 127

 

Chief * Andy Bissaccia 90

 

Lay Adviser * George Aunger 252 (deceased)

 

Professional Adviser * Carl N. Helmick 127

 

Region Adviser * A. R. (Andy) Groenink 90 (deceased)

 

 

Comments: They had 10 inches of snow at this conference.