Owatonnan November 2016

Published by Owatonna Lodge # 62

Knights of Pythias

Stan Wolski, SR


Visit us at www.owatonna62.org

Vice Chancellor's Chat

Brother Ed, our CC, is out of town as this is being written. He and Marcia are visiting their new Great Grandson. Mazal tov. Ask him all about it when you next see him.

Please review the Owatonna Calendar on Page 4 to see all the upcoming events. Take note of the date for the Nominations and the Election of Lodge Officers.

Any brother who wishes to run for office must submit a letter of intention to Brother Steve Weiss 4026 Wilmington Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121 or sawiess6@sbcglobal.net.

As you can see in the article Theater Schedule we have 3 plays lined up for next year. Our Theater Nights have become very popular and well attended and for good reason. They offer good entertainment at a reasonable price.

We also meet for dinner prior to the play for even more comradery. Join us for the next play.


Stan Wolski, VC

November Birthday

1 Scot Orloff

2 Donald Baker

3 Eve Tucker

11 Lois Faren

11 Dolores Shamis

13 Stan Wolski

14 George Robicsek

23 Chuck Reiner

24 Eddie Passov

27 Elaine Weiss

28 Stan Josselson

November Anniversaries

07 (1964) James & Joanne Voigt

27 (1983) Stan & Chloris Wolski

Lodge Dinner 6:00 PM

Monday November 28, 2016

Stir Crazy

Legacy Village, 25385 Cedar Rd, Lyndhurst

RSVP to Sir Sid Wakser by Nov. 21st 216 382-9999

Theater Schedule

The Aurora Community Theater has released their schedule for next season.

Please note these dates in your Calendar!!

BUS STOP” February 11, 2017 (Saturday)

BRIGADOON” May 6, 2017 (Saturday)

GREASE” July 8, 2017 (Saturday)

The group ticket price is still $12.00 ($8 Children) per ticket and again we will have a Party after the show. For reservations for any of these shows, please contact Eli Mahler at 216-831-3947

86 Year Old Man – Wife Pregnant

An 86 year old man went to the doctor for his annual check up.

The doctor asked, “How are you feeling?”

See Wife on Page 2

\Wife from Page 1

Never better” replied the man. “In fact I now have a 20 year old wife who is 

pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?”

The doctor pondered the question for a moment and then began his story. “I 

have an older friend, much like you. He is an avid hunter and never misses a season.”

One day he was setting off to go hunting. Being in a bit of a hurry, he picked

 up his walking cane instead of his gun.”

As he neared the lake he came across a very large male beaver sitting at the 

water's edge. He realized he left his gun at home and couldn't shoot the trophy 


Out of habit he raised his cane, aimed it at the beaver and went 'Bang Bang.'

 Miraculously two shots rang out and the beaver fell oven dead.”

Now what do you think about that?” asked the doctor.

The 86 year old said, “Well logic would dictate that someone else plugged a 

couple of rounds into that beaver.”

The doctor replied, “My point exactly.”

Amish Driver Submitted by Sir Ron Kiessling

While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The 

owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached on the

 back of the carriage was a hand printed sign which read, “Energy efficient 

vehicle; runs on oats and grass, Caution, Do not step on the exhaust.”

Light Was On

A guy walks into a dentist's office and says, "I think I'm a moth."

The dentist replies "You shouldn't be here. You should be seeing a psychiatrist..."

The guys replies, "I am seeing a psychiatrist."

The dentist says, "Well then what are you doing here?"

And the guy says, "Your light was on."

Polish Wireless

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York archaeologists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: " California archaeologists, finding traces of 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 100 years earlier than the New Yorkers."

One week later, The  Plain Dealer reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his back yard in the Flats, Stosh 'The Polish Excavator' Opaczynski, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Stosh has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Ohio had already gone wireless."

Just makes me proud to be from Cleveland, Ohio


A group of guys, all age 40, discussed where they

should meet for lunch. They agreed on the Ocean

View Restaurant because the waitresses were


Then at age 50 they agreed to meet at the Ocean

View Restaurant because the food was good and the

wine selection was excellent.

At age 60, again they agreed to meet at the Ocean

View Restaurant because they could dine in peace

and quiet and there was a beautiful view of the


At age 70, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View

Restaurant because it was wheelchair accessible and

it had an elevator.

Finally, when they were 80 they discussed where to

go for lunch and agreed to meet at the Ocean View

Restaurant because they had never been there.

November 8, 2016

Is Election Day

Get Out and Vote

You Need to Vote

Lodge Affairs

Committee Chairman are responsible to collect money for affairs including tracking who has paid and how much. Money given to Financial Secretary, which then flows to the Treasurer, will only be identified and tracked by the affair name and the total dollar amount given.

Somehow, over the years, we have become accustomed to relying upon the Financial Secretary and/or Treasurer to record the names of who has paid. This is a duplication of effort and is outside their job description It has caused confusion and errors in the past.

Simply stated, only the Committee Chairman will track who has paid for future events. Money will still be given to the Financial Secretary as before.

Read and Ride Program

Stan Wolski, Ohio Chairman

This is Owatonna's 3rd year in participating in Supreme Lodge's Read and Ride Program. The program provides an incentive to 1st and 2nd graders to read books, chosen by their teachers, by entering their names into a drawing for every book read.

At the end of the school year one boy's name and one girl's name, from each grade level, is drawn from the many entries and awarded a bicycle. helmet, and lock.

The money to purchase the bikes has been provided by the K. W. Hess Ohio Pythian Charitable

Foundation of which I am a Trustee. We are currently looking for corporate sponsors.

The schools participating in the program are G W Carver, Alfred A. Benesch, and Marion-Sterling; all elementary schools in Cleveland inner city. These are the kids who need the most help.

I have observed these children over 3 years and come to believe that they have several strikes against them by the age of 7. They are poor, they are hungry, they live in fear of violence, and they are prone to more lead poisoning than that of Flint Michigan at its worst. This is due to the lead based paint in and on the deteriorating housing where they live.

As you know lead poisoning, among other health problems, causes developmental delay and learning difficulty in children. These children need our help.

Some of us, myself included at one time, feel that “these people” should be lifting themselves up by their own boot straps. They are lazy and lack discipline. They prefer to live on the dole. I resented the waste of tax dollars on those who won't help themselves.

Even if true, think of this. It's cheaper to help them than to do nothing. Unless we intervene some of the children will grow up frustrated and angry. They will be more prone to develop a drug addiction in an effort to feel better. This leads to more violence, crime, and prison time. Fact, it is cheaper to send a kid to The Ohio State University than the Ohio State prison.

Unless we intervene, the children raised under these circumstances will grow up to have their own children, very much like themselves, perpetuating the cycle.


Remember your dues statement is now a notice printed in the Owatonnan. If you are in arrears for dues from last year, you need to contact the Financial Secretary, Larry Pollak and make arrangements to be paid in full soon. Anyone not paid up to and including 2016 by September will be suspended.


Owatonnan Calendar 2016

Nov 8 …....Vote in the General Election

Nov 14 …..First Nominations

Nov 21 ….Second Nominations

Nov 28......Lodge Dinner – No meeting

Dec 5........ Election of Officers

Dec 17........Awards Night

Dec 27........Lodge Dinner