Ingjald Lodge #65

Viking Lake Park slide show

Welcome to the Vikings

Ingjald Lodge meetings


Membership cards are checked at all lodge meetings.

Notice: We will reopen Sundays the Lake Park on April 7th.

Chief‘s Message

Hej fellow Viking,

We’re excited to reopen for our spring season and always looking forward to Summer. We’re hoping to bring back some favorites plus some old Scandinavian traditions. We are looking to change some things on the menu and get ready for our busy summer season. As always, I just ask for everyone’s patience and for you to be kind to our staff. When you took your oath to become a member, you promised to conduct yourself rightfully and honorably and you also agreed to be expelled from this lodge if you violated this promise. It’s a privilege to be a member of the Viking Lodge, show your card and be proud.

See you all soon, Chief Tera 

Installation of Officers

Bryan Nelson passes the gavel to Tera Darts

Installation of Officers for 2024 was held in January 2024.
Tera Darts accepts the gavel from Bryan Nelson, Trustee, for her 2nd term of office as Chief.



Saturday, March 30th starting at 2:00 PM.

There will be age-group Easter Egg Hunts and age appropriate games
Newborn to 10 years old.

Bring your cameras and have your picture taken with the “EASTER BUNNY”!

There will be adrop box at the Lake Park and downtown office
for your registration form!

Clip and complete the registration form in the newsletter or
Animated Message to click here for Easter 
             Egg Hunt Registration Form.
print, complete and return it by March 23rd to the office or Lake Park to insure your child’s participation. Member must accompiany the child/children so please make sure you bring your Membership Card.

Easter Egg Hunt Donations

There will be a box at the Lake Park for donation of individual wrapped candy to fill eggs for the hunt.

The Tuits

Last season we were able to purchase a new POS System to replace the old registers. The new POS system has the capability to produce paper drink chips, called a tuit. Starting May 1st, we will start using them and will honor the old chips until that time. We are very excited to start using this part of the system, it will help the club become more efficient with inventory and keep our costs down. We want to thank you in advance while we continnue to transition and move forward.

Bourbon Tasting

From 2:00 to 4:00 PM - $30.00 for Members and $35.00 for Member Guest
Includes tasting and appetizer this is a Pre-Sale Event Only
Tickets will be available only at the Lake Park. Cut Off date is Monday, April !5th

Thoughts on What it Means to be a Viking

As a Scandinavian fraternal organization our local lodge #65 survives and relies on volunteers, as do other lodges under the national (Grand Lodge) Independent Order of Vikings. Volunteers are used locally in many ways: including Lodge Officers
Providing Holiday events for children and adults such as Christmas, Halloween, Easter and the Family Picnic in July.
Also Fund Raisers such as Chicken Barbecues, Herring Breakfasts and Raffle parties.
Building, Grounds and Play Area maintenance and improvements.
The use of Volunteers helps defray the costs on our beautiful Chautauqua Lake property and keep the cost of dues and restaurant/bar expenses as low as possible.
We Need You! and it can be very rewarding for a bit of work - and fun!
Please watch your Newsletter or Lodge Bulletin Board-in the Bar area at the Club for opportunities and Sign-up sheets. Any suggestions or questions please call Linda Anderson or Viking office 716-487-9305. Anyone unable to participate physically may want to consider making a monetary donation to one of the following funds: Picnic Tables, Playground, Scholarship or Trees.

2024 Spring Clean Up

Don’t forget to bring rakes for outside and scrub buckets to clean the building inside and be sure to include some elbow grease
A great breakfast will be served after the work is finished. Many hands make small work, so give us a hand.

Viking Boat Club News

Meeting: Wednesday, March 20th 7:00 PM
Meeting: Wednesday, April 17th 7:00 PM - Dues and Dock Assignments

Boaters’ Saftey Class on Saturday, May 11th 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Class taught by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. All Motor Boat Operators, regardless of age, will needd a Boating Safety Certificate in NYS beginning in 2025
$10.00 for VBC members and $20.00 for non VBC members. Includes donuts, coffee, lunch, water and a donation to Hospice.
You can find the application at

Viking Marina Association

Marina Association News - Wednesday April 10th Annual meeting at the Lake Park 7:00 PM
May 4th Docks in

Coming Soon - September 7th our Annual Steak Fry

Sunset Hill Cemetery Viking Lot 15

Viking Monument at Sunset Cemetery

In 1948 Ingjald Lodge 65 purchased Lot 15 in the Sunset Hill Cemetery containing 30 graves. Lot 15 is located on the lower end of the middle road. Seven graves have been used since they were purchased. The last grave used was in 1971. This means there are 23 graves still available. It has been 52 years since the last burial in Lot 15. Graves at the current price are $695 each. Ingjald Lodge voted unanimously in favor of selling 17 grave sites at $500 each to Viking members. The remaining 6 grave sites will be used to help Viking members in need. Money realized by the sale of these grave sites will be used to help one of our capital projects. e.g. New Roof on Lodge Contact Ingjald Chief Tera Darts or Al Johnson via Viking Office if interested.