Tag: Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha

A Labor of “Love”

By Judy Blase Woodruff Courtship for Jo Kane and Jim Kathmann meant the creation of a Native American shirt, breeches, and headdress.  They became engaged in 1960, and that was…
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Share Your Love of Camp Ondessonk

Take a moment to think back to the first time you heard about Camp Ondessonk. Maybe it was a family member, a friend, or a video. The excitement that builds…
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Proudly, Third-Generation Ondessonk: The (Smith) Stierwalt Family

By Sara (Bell) Clifford Long before she could earn a paycheck, Betsy (Smith) Stierwalt was an Ondessonk ambassador. It started when she was 6, when she and her family moved…
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Order of the White Feather – Precursor to Camp’s Lodge Ceremony

By Judy Blase Woodruff History – it defines the past and becomes the foundation for the present.  It cannot be changed, but only built upon. One cannot disclaim what happened…
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Multi-Council Work Weekend

During the weekend of November 16th, Lodge members came together to help prepare Camp for the winter.  Emma Linn, of the Peoria Council, coordinated the effort, and members representing several…
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A message from your Lodge Officials

With the summer coming to an end and the fall quickly approaching, the new Lodge Official team is busy planning for Council Official Elections, Fall Lodge Reunion, contacting new members,…
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