Thule Lodge Celebrates Birthdays
At the recent Thule Lodge meeting, members whose birthdays were in June and July were recognized and honored. A special cake was provided by Susan W. Sipos, lodge vice chairman, and Diane K. Shaw, lodge chaplain, and decorated by Ranee Kaus of Cassadaga. Pictured are lodge members Florence Swanson; Gloria Anderson; Betty Lawson; Carol Anderson; Allie Nelson Withers, past cultural leader; John Sipos, lodge historian; and Edwin Sandberg, past chairman and past district master. The lodge is the Swedish organization in the Jamestown and Bemus Point areas. It was organized and chartered 106 years ago for Swedish immigrants to gather with their countrymen to preserve the Swedish customs of the country they left, and to socialize with others. Thule Lodge continues to preserve the Swedish customs through activities and events at their lodge located at 4123 Pancake Hill Road. New members are always welcome.