The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Orange Empire Area Council
Santa Ana, CA
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1945
Lodge Totem: Standing grizzly bear
Name Translation: Name of Mountain, Name of Pre-Existing Honor Society 
Changes: 1948: Purported to have changed name from Gorgonia
1972: Merged with Ahwahnee 430 to form Wiatava 13


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S1 RED C M/C RED  TAN bear; 2 DBR eyes, nose, and mouth; MVE  
S2a RED C M/C RED  LBR bear; one BRN eye, nose; no mouth; YEL sun touches bdr  
S2b RED C M/C RED   sun 3 mm from bdr; name touches border   
S2c RED C M/C RED  sun 3 mm from bdr; name 3 mm from border  
S3a RED R M/C RED   5 mm wide "298"; VER YEL reflections in water; BRN outline on bear   
S3b RED R M/C RED   5 mm wide "298"; VER YEL reflections in water; DBR outline on bear   
S4 RED R M/C RED  7 mm wide "298"; HOR YEL reflections in water  
S5 BLK C M/C RED  MVE - BLU sky  
S6a BLK R M/C RED  top corners rounded  
S6b BLK R M/C RED  square top corners; GRN and LGR mountain  
S6c BLK R M/C RED  square top corners; BGR and LGR mountain  
S7 GRY R WHT RED  25th ANN  
S8a RED R M/C YEL  YEL fire  
S8b RED R M/C DYL  DYL fire  
Data for 16 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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