Owatonnan

Chancellor Commander's Chat

Dear Brothers,

As I write this on January 19th, we are having our first major snowstorm of the season. I saw someone jut out of a parking lot and hit the curb, five lanes over. I have no idea why they were in such a rush in such messy conditions but I would like to the opportunity to remind you to drive carefully. We would love to have you at the meetings but not if you don't feel comfortable making the drive over.

I would like to thank the Initiation Committee for installing your new 2020 Officers! Wonderful job one and all. And thanks to the Brothers who stepped up to take on roles for the year as well. We couldn't do this without you!

If anyone has any ideas for events throughout the year, please feel free to contact me. My email is scotorloff7@gmail.com or 216-509-7185. I look forward to hearing from you!T

Take care, stay safe and warm and we'll see you soon,

Fraternally,

Your Chancellor Commander

Scot Orloff



The Sir Ronald F. Kiessling Story

I was born at City Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934. The son of E. Oscar and Carolina Martha Kiessling, I attended Trinity Lutheran School to the 3rd Grade and transferred to Lutheran Memorial School and ended up in the 5th Grade so I never went to the 4th Grade. I attended and Graduated from John Marshall High School.

I’m a veteran, having served as a Marine Corp sergeant with three years active duty and nine years in the reserve. In the Marines I had the highest Intelligence grade in the Corps at that time so they sent me to electronics school, which turned out how I made my living after the service.

I celebrated many years’ experience in my professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes I have accrued in my field. With 35 years of experience in the field to my name, I was recognized as reputable member of the aerospace engineering industry.

In 1989, I retired as deputy chief of the logistics management division of the Lewis Research Center at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I served in the Lewis Research Center at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration started as Instrument Maker and from 1980 to 1986, I acted as deputy chief of the space tech operations, chief of the materials and engine components branch, and as chief of the communications, energy, and flight hardware branch. Furthermore, I served as head of the advanced systems and spacecraft testing section from 1974 to 1980.

I attribute my career success and reputation to the people who worked for me. I was an active member of the Marine Corps League serving as Department Commandant 1962-1964. The Marine Corps League

See Sir Ron on Page 2

Sir Ron Continued

awarded me Ohio Pack Devil Dog of the Year 1990, Ohio Marine of the Year 2000, Purple Bone Recipient, and in the Knights of Pythias, served as Grand Chancellor of Domain of Ohio 1993-1994 The Knights of Pythias awarded me the Golden Spur 1997, with the Supreme Chancellor Medal in 2016, Owatanna Lodge Brother of the year 2017, and I received a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Medal.

I had three children, Elizabeth, Christopher and David with my late wife, Lois L. Nimrichter.. I later married Jeanette Metzger Krueger who also passed away leaving two sons, Robert and Thomas. I also have eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

In 2017, Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, presented me with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. As an accomplished listee I celebrate many years’ experience in the professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes accrued in these fields. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. engine components branch, and as chief of the communications, energy, and flight hardware branch. Furthermore, I served as head of the advanced systems and spacecraft testing section from 1974 to 1980.

I attribute my career success and reputation to the people who worked for me. I was an active member of the Marine Corps League serving as Department Commandant 1962-1964. The Marine Corps League awarded me Ohio Pack Devil Dog of the Year 1990, Ohio Marine of the Year 2000, Purple Bone Recipient, and in the Knights of Pythias, served as Grand Chancellor of Domain of Ohio 1993-1994 The Knights of Pythias awarded me the Golden Spur 1997, with the Supreme Chancellor Medal in 2016, Owatanna Lodge Brother of the year 2017, and I received a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Medal.

Quid Ad Quo

Monday, February 3 starts National Diarrhea Week, runs through Friday.

If you are 10% Polish, does that make you a tad pole?

They just discovered an Egyptian tomb filled with chocolate and hazelnut. They believe it's the tomb of the Pharaoh Rocher.

An apple a day is bullcrap. Just look at Eve, Snow White or any pig at a luau.

Did you hear that Julie Andrews will no longer endorse cheap lipstick. It crumbles easily and makes her breath smell. She explained, “The super color fragile lipstick gives me halitosis.”

Breaking news, corduroy pillows making headlines worldwide.

Dues Statement

Once again, it's time to pay our dues. Dues are $45 if paid before March 1st and $50 thereafter, checks only payable to Owatonna Lodge. Please mark your check “Dues” or “Dues and Contribution.” in the Memo Section.

Contributions are always welcome in addition to the dues. Some 50 Year Members have continued to pay dues because they value the work that Owatonna Lodge does.

You may bring your check to a meeting or mail it to: Jon Silvis, 19731 Laurel Ave., Rocky River, OH 44116

You will not receive a mailed statement

Lodge Dinner

Monday February 24, 5:30 PM Ho Wah La Place, 2101 Richmond Rd, Beachwood RSVP to Sir Stan Wolski 216-321-9138 By 02/17/2020

Dinner Dance April 25, 2020

Double Tree Beachwood

3663 Park E Dr, Beachwood, OH 44122

6:00 PM

Appetizers, Cash Bar, Soft Drinks included

7:00 PM Dinner


Entertainment by the Belairs

$65.00 per couple for members


Menu:

Beef with Caramelized Onion Au Jus

Chicken Marsala

Salmon


Salad, Red Skin Potatoes, and Glazed Carrots

Followed by Deluxe Desserts and Coffee


Reservations will be sent

RSVP with Check and menu selections

to

Stan Wolski

2511 Eaton Road

Cleveland OH 44118


Special Stars

Receive Honor an Athlete Medal

From Owatonna Lodge #62 Knights of Pythias, Cleveland, Ohio


Submitted by Sir Ron Kieslling

Owatonna Lodge #62 Knights of Pythias continues its support of Special Olympics by working with the Special Stars (Bowlers) presenting six Athletic Medal Awards at the Special Stars Christmas Luncheon. The 31st year Luncheon was held at the West Side Irish American Club in Olmsted Twp, OH on Sunday, December 1, 2019.


After a luncheon of over 150 in attendance, the six awards were presented by PGC Ronald Kiessling with the assistance of Brother Kory Krueger. Kellie Krueger was the photographer. After the awards were presented the Special Stars donated 100 pounds of Tabs to Owatonna Lodge for their McDonald House project; Owatonna Lodge presents them to the McDonald House in Cleveland, Ohio as the Lodge donates items to the McDonald house such as, tabs, toiletries, cash, etc. Thank you Special Stars for your help!


Etymology and Idioms

Loophole

As an idiom, a loophole is defined as a way of getting out of something or escaping a difficulty, especially finding a legal technicality that allows someone to evade compliance.


A loophole, in the middle ages, was a small slit-like opening in a castle wall that men would fire their bows or musketeers through. The only openings in a seemingly impenetrable wall were these slits which a child or small adult could squeeze through. Thus, a loophole is a small opening, or "out," in a seemingly airtight law, which only the clever few can use.


Red Tape

This is a very common idiom. We use the term "red tape" to denote anything that may delay or hold us up, whatever the process may be. It also refers to a lot of unnecessary bureaucracy or paperwork.


This term originated from the fact that legal and official documents were tied up or bound with red tape since the 16th century. By doing so, it was often difficult to access them. Hence, the term "red tape."


Karen Grodin

Karen Grodin has become a resident of Montifiore due to Parkinson's. Cards certainly would lift her spirit. Karen Grodin

1 David Myers Pkwy, # 354

Beachwood, OH 44122

No phone calls or visits, please


2020 Lodge Officers

Chancellor Commander Scot Orloff

Vice Chancellor ED Blecher

Prelate Marc Becker

Master of Arms Gary Goldner

Secretary Dave Martin

Treasurer Ron Myers

Financial Secretary Jon Silvis

Master of Works Ron Stovsky

Inner Guard George Robicsek

Outer Guard Les Brandais

Lodge Deputy Michael A. Spallone

Trustees Sir Sid Wakser, Eli Mahler, Sir Stan Wolski

Owatonna Calendar

Feb 24 …....Lodge Dinner

Apr 25.......Dinner Dance

May 2........Theater Night Catch Me if You Can

Jun 27...... .Theater Night Hair
































Owatonna Calendar

Feb 24 …....Lodge Dinner

Apr 25.......Dinner Dance

May 2........Theater Night Catch Me if You Can

Jun 27...... .Theater Night Hair