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Proposed: National Meeting
March 16, 1968
Revised: August, 1975
March, 1979

Official Insignia of Clovia

Colors:

Green signifying growing and striving for better things.
White signifying purity.
Coral signifying the Clovia light.
Green and white also represent a tie with 4-H

Flower:

Talisman rose is the official flower as it combines the Clovia colors. Sunburst or Jack O'Lantern rose may be used as alternate if Talisman is not available.

Jewelry:

The official jeweler for the National Clovia Association is:

L. G. Balfour Company
25 Country Street
Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703

Balfour received dies for recognition pins and pledge pins from the Oliver Kahse Company.

Types of jewelry:

  1. Official pin and guard (the guard is the Greek letter signifying the Chapter) Designed by Alpha Chapter. Adopted nationally at the first National meeting, May 4, 1939.

    Description: "The official pin is gold with a black enamel crest, upon which is engraved "Clovia" and a four-leaf clover symbolic of the ties with 4-H. It has 12 pearls in the bow and 2 emeralds in the arrow."

    Balfour Specifications: F-2295 Panel & back..Official badge.. 10K YG gold/10K PJ&SC. Domed black enamel panel with gold letters and insignia. Peg to crown set back, which has 12 #8 whole pearls crown set in bow and 1 #5 gen. emer. in point and 1 #7 gen. emer. in end of arrow. Polished. Attach guard ring. 1 5/8 dwt. per C.R. Yeager 6/7/49. Meduym A (B,D,E) guard included in badge price. Machine engraving on back, $1.25 per item. Pin: $55.00

    Who wears: The official pin can be worn by full members and alumnae and others identified by local chapters such as house mothers and honorary members.

    Ways in which official pin is worn: The official pin is the most formal symbol of the sincerity of our sisterhood and, thus, is worn over the heart. The guard is placed on a level with the bottom of the official pin. Pins are to be worn on school or dress clothing and to all Clovia functions.

    They should not be worn:

    • On sports clothes
    • On sweaters or jackets left unbuttoned
    • As a lapel pin
    • As a fastening
    • On uniforms

    Wearing honorary pins with official pin: Honorary pins may be worn when placed on a level line with the official pin and guard.

  2. Pledge of Orientation Pin Designed by Sigma Phi Eta (founding group of the Beta Chapter).
    Adopted by national organization - May 4, 1939.

    Description: "A square pin of green enamel with edging and back of yellow gold. It symbolizes a well developed personality with the four sides representing the four-sided program of -H: head, heart, hands, and health." Balfour Specifications: B-480 Pledge pin..Gold electro plate/nic. sil. PJ&SC/fine gold plated. Green enamel (#408 Dartmouth Green) as on sample. Roman finish. $3.25.

    Who wears:. A girl who is entering an orientation or pledge period receives the pin from the chapter and wears it until full membership is obtained

    Ways it is worn and why: The pledge or orientation pin is worn over the heart as a symbol of sincerity of our sisterhood. Pins are to be worn on school or dress clothing and to all Clovia functions.

They should not be worn:

  • On sports clothes
  • On sweaters or jackets left unbuttoned
  • As a lapel pin
  • As a fastening
  • On uniforms

Lapel or Recognition pin Year adopted:

Description: "A small yellow-gold pin in the shape of the outline of the crest (bow and arrow). "

Balfour Specifications: B-2833 Recognition pin..10K 1/10th s.r.g.p. front/nic.sil. PJ&SC/fine gold plated. no enamel. Pierced our center of bow. Roman/polish front. ¼ dwt. $4.50.

Who wears: Any full member, alumnae, or honorary member of the organization

Where Worn: The pin for the lapel is to be worn on dresses, coats, jackets, etc., on the left lapel or side of the garment. it symbolized membership in the organization to others who recognize its form.

Pendant (Lavalier) Designed by Alpha Chapter. Year adopted:

Description: "A rectangular piece of yellow-gold with Clovia in letters from top to bottom. It is worn on a gold chain at the neck.

Balfour Specifications: M-11520 Pendant for Kansas State Chapter, but may be used by any chapter, if desired.. 10K or 1/20th double rolled gold plate.. perpendicular oblong shaped with letters C L O V I A, with top ring in die / hang jump ring. no enamel. rose / polish. ¾ dwt. $11.25

Who wears: Any member or alumnae.

Where worn: May be worn at any time with most clothing - sports and dress. It is symbolic of membership in the organization.

Symbols

  1. Mandates

    Purpose: Symbolic of the mandate as explained in the ritual. It symbolized our sisterhood.

    Where used: Can be used publicly only when incorporated into the coat of arms. See section on use of coat of arms. It can be any color. it is best described by illustration.


    Coat of Arms

    Description: "Outline shape of a shield with symbol of mandate in center, name of the chapter written at the bottom in scroll (such as Alpha of Clovia) and the founding date of Clovia, 1931, appearing on each end of the scroll - 19 on the left end and 31 on the right end."

    Purpose: For recognition of chapter, founding date of Clovia, and recognition of the members.

    Where to be used: The coat of arms can be reproduced and used in a variety of ways when there is need to display an official symbol of the organization such as:
    1. A badge to be worn on jackets by full members A symbol to appear on such things as dishes, glassware, mugs, party favors, sweatshirts, stationary, and note cards.
    2. A wall hanging, plaque, or on a poster to be displayed in a public place in recognition of the chapter.


  2. Crest

    Description: "The crest is the shape of a bow with an arrow piercing in an upward direction. There is a four-leaf clover in the center of the bow with the word Clovia lettered along the rounded side of the bow."

    Purpose: The crest is the most formal symbol of the organization and its members.

    Where to be used: The crest has limited use: the official pin, the lapel or recognition pin, and as a large replica of the official pin found hanging in the chapter room of each chapter.

Symbols

  1. Mandates

    Purpose: Symbolic of the mandate as explained in the ritual. It symbolized our sisterhood.

    Where used: Can be used publicly only when incorporated into the coat of arms. See section on use of coat of arms. It can be any color. it is best described by illustration.


  2. Coat of Arms

    Description: "Outline shape of a shield with symbol of mandate in center, name of the chapter written at the bottom in scroll (such as Alpha of Clovia) and the founding date of Clovia, 1931, appearing on each end of the scroll - 19 on the left end and 31 on the right end."

    Purpose: For recognition of chapter, founding date of Clovia, and recognition of the members.

    Where to be used: The coat of arms can be reproduced and used in a variety of ways when there is need to display an official symbol of the organization such as:
    1. A badge to be worn on jackets by full members
    2. A symbol to appear on such things as dishes, glassware, mugs, party favors, sweatshirts, stationary, and note cards.
    3. A wall hanging, plaque, or on a poster to be displayed in a public place in recognition of the chapter.


  3. Crest

    Description: "The crest is the shape of a bow with an arrow piercing in an upward direction. There is a four-leaf clover in the center of the bow with the word Clovia lettered along the rounded side of the bow."

    Purpose: The crest is the most formal symbol of the organization and its members.

    Where to be used: The crest has limited use: the official pin, the lapel or recognition pin, and as a large replica of the official pin found hanging in the chapter room of each chapter.

 

 

 

 

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