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Camps, Lodges & other social societies

The following were contributed by Reid R. Johnson for Clayton co. IAGenWeb


The installation of Volga Lodge, No. 321, I.O.O.F., occurred on Friday evening. Marvin Cook, Charles Moulton, M.A. Skinner and C. B. MacDonald, of the Elkader lodge, and J. W. Stahl, of the Elkport, were present. The following is a list of the officers installed: 
N.G. - John Ingraham
O.G. - John B. Cummings
V.G. - Irving Phillips
I.G.  - Arden Chapman
Sec. - W. A. Penfield
R.S.N.G. - Lewis M. Goodwin
Treas. - T. M. Davidson
 L.S.N.G. - Charles Wood
Warden - Alvah R. Campbell
R.S.V.G. - P. B. Green
L.S.V.G. - H. D. Taylor
~Elkader Register, Thur., February 3,1881

The officers of Volga Lodge, No. 32, I.O.O.F., were installed by T. M. Davidson, last Saturday evening: 
N.G., Irving Phillips
V.G., A. R. Campbell
Sect., W. A. Penfield
~Elkader Register, Fri., August 5, 1881


The following are the officers of Volga Lodge, No. 321, I.O.O.F., elected for the ensuing term:
N.G. - John Ingraham
V.G. - Arden A. Chapman
Rec. Sec. - Irving Phillips
Per. Sec. - W. A. Penfield
Treasurer - T. M. Davidson
~Elkader Register, Fri., Dec. 8, 1882 (Volga City Views column)

The C.C.C. had a special meeting Tuesday evening and elected the following officers.
Past Pres.- A. A. Chapman.
Pres.- A. W. Lee.
V. Pres.- J. Rinkart.
Prelate- Nora Marble.
Treas.- Mrs. J. W. Hawthorne.
Clerk- Mrs. C. E. Lovett.
Overseer- F. C. Andresen.
After the nomination a supper was served to about seventy-five in the new café, where all had a social visit and had a good time. A. A. Chapman had just been to Littleport so took everything rather salty, especially his oysters.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 17, 1903 (Volga City Views column) - [note: anyone knowing which organization this is, please contact the site coordinator]

Modern Woodmen
At the M.W.A. meeting Saturday evening the following officers were elected.
V.C.- J. W. Hold
W.A.- W. Leal
B.- J. Burns
Clerk- F. C. Andresen
Escort- Edw. Bissell
Every one present reports the oysters the finest ever served.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 17, 1903 (Volga City Views column)

Order of the Eastern Star & the A.F. & A.M.
Temple the O.E.S. Chapter No. 85 and A.F. & A.M. No. 180 held a public joint installation. At seven o'clock a picnic supper was enjoyed by members and guests. At eight o'clock the installation ceremony began in the lodge room. Mrs. Anna Dorman was the installing officer for the O.E.S. and Mrs. Freda Smith, marshal. The officers for 1935 are as follows:
Worthy Matron - Mrs. Nellie Moser
Worthy Patron - M. F. Harwood
Associate Matron - Mrs. Hannah Blanchard
Associate Patron - George E. Dunfrund
Secretary - Mrs. Belle Davis
Treasurer - Mrs. Anna Dorman
Chaplain - Mrs. Cassy Fliehler
Marshal - Mrs. Martha McCarron
Adah - Mrs. Bess Thomas
Ruth - Mrs. Grace Esch
Esther - Miss Joyce Preston
Martha - Mrs. Harriet Harwood
Electa - Mrs. Nelle Phelps
Warder - Mrs. Ellen Mantz
Sentinel - C. B. Moser

Following the installation of the Worthy Matron, a musical number was given by the Misses Evelyn Hartman and Frances Farran, with Mrs. August Gipper at the piano. Miss Edna Carstensen gave a reading. The new Worthy Matron, in behalf of the O.E.S. Chapter No. 86, presented a Past Matron's pin to Mrs. McCarron. After the officers were installed a short intermission was held while the room was arranged for the Masonic installation. Gorda J. Gill was the installing officer and Clarence B. Moser, Marshal. Following were the officers:
Worthy Patron - Alex Schmidt
Senior Warden - M. F. Harwood
Junior Warden - George E. Dunfrund
Senior Deacon - J. H. Klingbeil
Junior Deacon - E. M. Tanruther
Treasurer - J. J. Matthews
Secretary - C. B. Moser
Senior Steward - Hugh Busboom
Junior Steward - Floyd Moser
Tyler - Robert Alderson
~Volga City News, Thur., 24 January 1935

Royal Neighbors of America
The Royal Neighbors met at the home of Mrs. Valeria Germar last Wednesday afternoon. A social time was enjoyed and election of officers was held. The following officers were elected:
Oracle - Mrs. Winnifred Merriman
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Mary Goodin
Past Oracle - Mrs. Lela Becker
Recorder - Mrs. Leta Myers
Receiver - Mrs. Valeria Germar
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Mary Conboy
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Alta Tompkins
Musician - Mrs. Leta Myers
Managers - Mrs. Elsie Blake, Mrs. Nora Marble, Mrs. Cora Lowe
~Clayton County Register, Wed., 18 Dec. 1935



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