Ingjald Lodge #65

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Chief’s Message


If has been a beautiful Fall and we are gearing up for the holiday season. The “snowbirds” are heading south and we will miss them and wish them safe travels. There are still a lot of us that stay around and continue to enjoy time at the club. We look forward to sitting by our new fireplace on chilly nights.

The lake park cleanup is November 1st. It takes a lot of people to rake and haul away all the leaves so if you could please join us for a few hours we would really appreciate it. There is a delicious breakfast afterward. Our famous Herring Breakfast is November 8th. Nominations for officers will be held on November 5th and November 19 with election of officers on December 3rd, and Breakfast with Santa is December 6th. We would love to have your ideas and your help for the Breakfast with Santa. You can let me know you are interested or call the office and we will contact you.

Happy Holidays...See you at the club!

Chief Orrissa Greenwald


Dues are due on January 1, 2016. If we have not received your dues by March 1, 2016 you will be charged a $10.00 late fee. If dues remain delinquent as of March 31, 2016 you will risk being expelled.


Your yearly dues and assessments for 2015 are listed on your card. Insured members may pay Quarterly. 2015 monthly dues and assessments times 3 months, or 2015 monthly dues and assessments times 6 months or 2015 monthly dues and assessments times 9 months, or 2015 dues and assessments times 12 months.

Uninsured and Associate members must pay yearly and is $87.00 for 2016.

Dues may be paid at the Office downtown, at the Lake Park on Friday and Saturday Nights during the dinner hours or you can pay by mail. If paying by mail, please include your 2015 card and a self addressed stamped envelope for return of your 2016 card and receipt. Please include any change of address. Mail to 214 North Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Parking Lot Update

The Work has begun, if you’ve been to the Lake Park recently you will definitely notice. The drainage system is now in place. Soon the gravel fill will be completed, hopefully in October. Next spring we hope to lay the carpet coating down. The two fund-raisers have raised over $10,000 and that got the project on it way. Thank you everyone who purchased tickets. Driving on it should improve soon. Thanks for your patience and cooperation while work is being done.

Queen of Hearts Drawing

Get your tickets for the Queen of Hearts drawing. Tickets can be purchased all week until 7:00 PM Wednesday and the drawing is at 7:30 PM. There’s a winner every Wednesday, every card picked has a cash value. The jackpot goes to the lucky person who finds the Queen of Hearts. A jackpot of $1,424 was won by Bryan Nelson on 10/7.

Come up try your luck IT’S FUN!

2015 Scholarship Winner

Photo of Jim Chipman (Past Chief), Branden S. Decker, Merry Chipman

Jim Chipman (Past Chief), Branden S. Decker, Merry Chipman

Dear Ingjald Lodge #65,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the generous scholarship I was awarded.

I am attending Penn State Behrend majoring in agricultural science. I will be transferring to the main campus next year to continue with my major.

I have been a junior Viking member since I was 3 months old. The best part of being awarded this scholarship from the Vikings is that the club has been a big part of my childhood and I have such great memories of the club and its members.

Thank You again for this honor.

Sincerely, Branden S. Decker

Nomination of Lodge Officers

NOMINATIONS: November 5th and November 19th at the 8 PM Lodge Meeting we will be accepting Nominations for Lodge Officers. Come and run for an office, be a part of the decision makers, get involved! ! !


ELECTION OF OFFICERS will be held Thursday, December 3rd from 4 to 8 PM at the downtown office.
Members who will be out of state on election day may cast an absentee ballot as follows:

1.) A member in good standing who will be out of state on the date of the Election can submit a self-addressed stamped envelope and upon completion of the Nominations, the Ballot will be mailed to the Member. The Un-Signed Ballot must be placed in a sealed plain unmarked envelope. The sealed plain envelope must be placed in a mailing envelope along with a copy of the Member’s paid up Membership Card and received by the Wednesday immediately preceding the on-site Election Date. Any deviation of the above will result in the invalidation of the ballot.

You may request your absentee ballet for the up coming election by mailing your request with a self-addressed envelope to 214 North Main Street. It will be mailed to you after the November 19th Meeting. You MUST follow the instructions in the above By-Law to have your vote count.

Breakfast with Santa 2015

Attention Parents & Grandparents: The House Committee is holding a pancake, scrambled eggs & sausage breakfast with Santa on December 6th at the Lake Park from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Santa will be arriving around 10:00 AM with gifts for all children age 10 and under who have registered. There will be Children’s Activities from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
All children and grandchildren (ages 10 and under) of Viking members may be registered with the form in the newsletter or by clicking here.
Animated Message to click here for Breakfast with Santa Form.
Breakfast is $6.00 for all adults and unregistered children. For all children who are registered, breakfast is FREE.
This event is pre-sale only so Santa’s elves can plan accordingly. Please register no later than November 24, 2015

The Playground Update/News

Coming Summer 2016 New Play Equipment for the Toddler Area!

We have nearly reached our financial goal to make this possible. Thank you so much for your donations and support at the Pancake Breakfast! Special Thanks to the Trailer Association for their financial help!

Note: For Sale used toddler play equipment and cotton candy machine, call the office

Dan & Linda Anderson

Clucks ‘N’ Bucks Thank You

Thank You to everyone for your part in the very successful 8th Annual Cluck’s and Buck’s Fund-raiser. Thank you ticket buyers for your continued support and congratulations to the 16 cash prize winners; thank you Past Chief’s and House Committee Volunteers and Viking staff who work hard all day to pull it off. Thank you Ellington Fire Dept for the delicious BBQ chicken, Jim Chipman for announcing, Dave and Lori Watson for handling the tickets and the Vice Chief for the fine weather that day.

I hope everyone who got tickets had a great day!

We are sorry for those of you who were unable to get a ticket; so purchase one early next year so we have an idea of just how many dinners to order prior to the cut-off date. All profits will be plowed right back into your beautiful Lake Park for upcoming improvements. Looking forward to seeing you next year. Thank you everyone!

Tim Fagerstrom, Chairperson

Gospel Rescue Mission Collection

The Vikings will be collecting can goods in the month of November and part of December at the club. This will be given to the Gospel Rescue Mission. If you wish to donate monies that will also be accepted.
Thank-you for your donations.

Red Kettle Drive

The Vikings will be participating in the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive on Wednesday, December 9th, at Tops Market on Washington St. Help is needed-contact the office

Kids Fishing Contest

A big THANK YOU to the following for helping at the kid’s fishing tournament funded by the Boat Club: John & Dawn McNutt, Randy & Beth Ecklund, Gary & Carla Sorenson, Tom Martz and John VanHorn. The Winners are:

  • 0-5 1st place ........ Alex Christian
  • 6-9 1st place ........ Michael Chaffee
  • 6-9 2nd place ....... Jordan Lucas
  • 10-12 1st place .... Maddie Johnson
  • 10-12 2nd place ... Julianna Giaimo
  • 13-15 1st place .... Skyler Christian