BEMUS POINT - John Sipos serves as the Cassadaga village historian and also as the historian for Thule Lodge #127.
Thule Lodge is located at 4123 Pancake Hill Road, and serves to preserve the Swedish heritage. Thule Lodge is now into its 105th year in this area. Sipos has served as the Cassadaga village historian for more than seven years, and as lodge historian for more than 11 years.
During the past year, Sipos kept records of activities and events of the lodge. At a recent meeting of the lodge, Sipos presented a notebook of 140 pages of records, photographs and news articles of the lodge to Ralph Veights, 2012 lodge chairman, and Carolyn Ostrom, lodge secretary. Veights is in his second term as lodge chairman. Thule Lodge member, Susan W. Sipos, who has been a member of the lodge for more than 27 years, is a computer artist, and created the cover and the title page of the historical book incorporating many Swedish events.
John Sipos, Thule Lodge historian, right, presents Ralph Veights, lodge chairman, center, and Carolyn Ostrom, lodge secretary, with a notebook of records, photographs and news articles relating to the lodge.
Photo by Susan W. Sipos
Thule Lodge serves to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities. Thule Lodge began as a social organization for the Swedish immigrants.
The lodge is a part of the New York State District #4, and the international VASA organization. New members are always welcome.