Thule Lodge Meets To Plan Several Future Events

BEMUS POINT – Members of the Thule Lodge gathered recently at the lodge at 4123 Pancake Hill Road to plan for future events. Thule Lodge was organized in the Jamestown/Bemus Point area more than 107 years ago as a social organization for the Swedish immigrants. Today, the lodge continues to preserve the Swedish Heritage through events and activities.

Tom Eckberg serves as the lodge chairman, and welcomed all to the recent meeting. Eckberg led all in the pledge of allegiance, and the lodge blessing was given and encouraging members to visit those members who are ill. Lynne Meyers, lodge secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting with great detail, and these were approved.

Friday evening lodge dinners will be served on the first Friday of August, September and October. Fish dinners, prepared in one of three ways, will be served. A second choice will always be a Swedish dish. All dinners are open to all, and everyone is welcome. The dinners are from 5-7 p.m. Desserts are always included in the meal.

A special Swiss steak dinner will be served at the lodge on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 4:30-7 p.m. More dinners are being planned for October and November. Following the meeting, refreshments of German chocolate cake and strawberry sundaes were provided and served by past lodge chairman Ralph Veights and his wife Bernice, who serves as the assistant mistress of ceremony. The evening was a pleasant social gathering for all.

The next lodge meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. This will be the annual corn and hot dog roast. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to add to the meal. The lodge meeting will then begin at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome.