by Owatonna Lodge # 62
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
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
07 (1964) James &
27 (1983) Stan &
Dinner 6:00 PM
November 28, 2016
Village, 25385 Cedar Rd, Lyndhurst
RSVP to Sir
Sid Wakser by Nov. 21st
The Aurora Community
Theater has released their schedule for next season.
Please note these dates in
February 11, 2017
6, 2017 (Saturday)
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
Year Old Man – Wife Pregnant
86 year old man went to the doctor for his annual check up.
doctor asked, “How are you feeling?”
See Wife on Page 2
from Page 1
better” replied the man. “In fact I now have a 20 year old wife
pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?”
doctor pondered the question for a moment and then began his story.
have an older friend, much like you. He is an avid hunter and
never misses a season.”
day he was setting off to go hunting. Being in a bit of a hurry, he
up his walking cane instead of his gun.”
he neared the lake he came across a very large male beaver sitting at
water's edge. He realized he left his gun at home and couldn't
shoot the trophy
of habit he raised his cane, aimed it at the beaver and went 'Bang
Miraculously two shots rang out and the beaver fell oven
what do you think about that?” asked the doctor.
86 year old said, “Well logic would dictate that someone else
couple of rounds into that beaver.”
doctor replied, “My point exactly.”
by Sir Ron Kiessling
driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage.
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?"
the guy says, "Your light was on."
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.
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."
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."
makes me proud to be from Cleveland, Ohio
group of guys, all age 40, discussed where they
meet for lunch. They agreed on the Ocean
Restaurant because the waitresses were
at age 50 they agreed to meet at the Ocean
Restaurant because the food was good and the
selection was excellent.
age 60, again they agreed to meet at the Ocean
Restaurant because they could dine in peace
quiet and there was a beautiful view of the
age 70, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View
because it was wheelchair accessible and
had an elevator.
when they were 80 they discussed where to
for lunch and agreed to meet at the Ocean View
because they had never been there.
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.
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
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
8 …....Vote in the General Election
14 …..First Nominations
21 ….Second Nominations
28......Lodge Dinner – No meeting
5........ Election of Officers