This month in OA History........Following the success of the Wimachtendienk W.W. during the summer of 1915 Dr. Goodman
wrote an invitation to all 25 inductees from that summer at Treasure Island to attend a Fall Conclave of the Wimachtendienk on November 13th at Camp Morrell. According to records, there were nine of the summer inductees that attended this meeting. In the business session, it was moved and passed that a permanent organization be formed. George Chapman was appointed chairman of the Constitution Committee, Harry A. Yoder was appointed chairman of Membership Committee, and William Spaeth was appointed chairman of the Ceremonial Committee. 
The Camp Morrell meeting led to the official organizational framework of the Wimachtendienk....................First known African-Americans Become Second Degree Members by Taking the Brotherhood Degree (Emerson James, Horatio Isbell, Dr. W. H. Benson) on November 12, 1932.......................On November 27, 1926 Garrison Lodge forms the fifth and last of the original five Chicago Council lodges to form. Carroll A. Edson founded all five of them. Garrison Lodge’s formation marks a milestone in the growth of our Order as the twenty-fifth lodge to charter. Garrison Lodge would later join the other four Chicago lodges when E. Urner Goodman consolidated them together to form Owasippe Lodge...................On November 19, 1953, Ona Yote Kaonaga Lodge of Rome, NY chartered. The Order had reached the lofty milestone of 500 chartered lodges. The Order of the Arrow was present in every state; fewer than 100 councils remained that did not have OA.............................................The Eighth Grand Lodge Meeting Hosted by Unami Lodge was held November 29 – December 1, 1929. During that meeting, the Grand Lodge voted to create a fourth degree, between Brotherhood and Vigil, called the Fellowship Degree. On Carroll A. Edson’s motion, the Grand Lodge agreed to hold off on commencement of the new degree until the ceremony for it had been written. No such ceremony was written and the degree never was utilized.