Ingjald Lodge #65

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Past Chief’s Message

Happy New Year,

I would like to start by thanking my husband Steve for his support during my year as Chief. He helped me in every way.

It was rewarding to be Chief for Ingjald #65. I grew up here at the club and have many happy memories and new ones to add since being Chief.

Thanks goes out to all volunteers that helped with all the Kid’s parties, clean-ups, decorating and hard work that it takes. All of our functions wouldn’t be what they are if we didn’t have you.

Past Chiefs, Lodge Officers, Connie and Inner Clubs, I would like to thank for your support and encouragement over the past year. A shout out for Allen Johnson who works to put our events in the paper, and letting people know all the Viking Lodge does.

Congratulations to Orrissa, Steve and all Lodge Officers for 2015. We’re looking forward to a good year. There are plenty of things coming up! Super Bowl Party, Polar Bear Swim on Feb. 8th, Swedish Sweetheart Ball for Valentine’s on Feb. 13th, and Daytona Souper Bowl on Feb. 22nd.

Again, “Thank You” to all! It was an amazing year, I couldn’t have done it without you all!

Past Chief Mindy

Chief’s Message


Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to thank everyone that voted at election time for your new officers. Please support them as they give of their time for the good of the club.

A huge thank you goes out to “Chief” Mindy and Steve Worden for the great job they did this past year!!!

I am looking forward to a fun and busy 2015. We have the Polar Bear Swim and Steak Fry in February.

See you at the club!

Chief Orrissa Greenwald

Thanks to Mindy Worden

The officers, staff and members wish to thank you for all your hard work and dedication and for making 2014 a great Viking year.

Congratulations to all the newly elected officers for 2015

  • Chief: Orrissa Greenwald
  • Vice Chief: Steve Worden
  • Recording Secretary: Linda Smith
  • Financial Secretary: Debra Pavlock
  • Treasurer: Betsy Lynch
  • Lodge Auditors: Jim Chipman & Lynne Bemis
  • House Committee: Lynne Bemis & Gary Sorenson
  • Trustees: Bill Peterson & Steve Kosthorst
  • House Committee Auditor: Wayne Nelson
  • Membership Chairpersons: Tim Miller & Steve Kosthorst
  • Temple Corporation: Doug Sanders, Chris Bernhardt & Bob Picket


At the 10/16/14 Ingjald Lodge meeting the members regretfully voted to increase the dues by $1.00 per month. The local lodge dues have not been increased since 2008. The increase was necessary because of the rise in costs to keep our doors open and the club running, such as insurance, taxes, and utilities. The last increase in 2012 was a Grand Lodge increase and all of that gets paid to the Grand Lodge.

Dues are due on January 1, 2015. If we have not received your dues by March 1, 2015 you will be charged a $10.00 late fee. If dues remain delinquent as of March 31, 2015 you will risk being expelled.


Your yearly dues and assessments for 2014 are listed on your card. Insured members may pay Quarterly. 2014 monthly dues and assessments times 3 months plus $3.00, or 2014 monthly dues and assessments times 6 months plus $6.00 or 2014 monthly dues and assessments times 9 months plus $9.00, or 2014 dues and assessments times 12 months plus $12.00.

Uninsured and Associate members must pay yearly and is $87.00 for 2015.

If paying by mail, please include your 2014 card and a self addressed stamped envelope for return of your 2015 card and receipt. Please include any change of address. Mail to: 214 North Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Please call 487-9305 if you need assistance figuring your dues.

Red Kettle Drive

Dave Erickson rings Salvation Army Bells

Vikings Ring Bells Again In 2014 for The Salvation Army
Thank you to all who rang bells for the Salvation Army on December 3rd. Our bell ringers are: Roger and Char Bigney, Mindy Worden, Tom Eckberg, Bob Greenwald, Dave Erickson (Pictured), John Watkins, Janet, Randy and Tim Miller, Betsy Lynch, Jim and Merry Chipman, and an extra big thanks to our bell ringer and organizer Al Johnson and Granddaughter Maddie.

Breakfast with Santa 2014

Kids with Santa at Breakfast With Santa

A BIG Viking Thank You to all our volunteers and elves who helped make this year’s BREAKFAST WITH SANTA a huge success. A special thanks to the Maple Springs Fire Department for bringing Santa on their Fire truck and to Santa and Mrs. Santa and a big THANKS to Steve and Vicki Kosthorst. All the Kids had a GREAT time. Thanks Everyone!

More pictures can be seen on our facebook page: facebook icon link

Chief Orrissa Greenwald

Christmas Decorations

Many Thanks to the Christmas Decorators. We had a good time and the Lodge looks beautiful for the Christmas Season.

Sunday, January 11th at 9 AM Hilarymas (Undecorating)

Our undecorating, our Hilarymas or St. Knut’s Day party begins. A tradition that occurs in Sweden marking the end of the Swedish Christmas. Please come and join us on this occasion. It’s a party, so bring munchies to share. Hope to see you there.

Lynn Lindberg & Paula Steele

Other News

Kid’s Halloween Party

Thank you everyone who volunteered to help with the KID’S HALLOWEEN PARTY. The kid’s had some wonderful creative costumes and a good time was had by all.

2014 Haunted House

A big Tack så Mychet to all participants, builders and haunters, of the Haunted House. It was great fun.

Fall Clean-Up

A Big Viking THANK YOU to everybody who helped with the fall clean up