Each month, except July, August and December, we get together for a potluck supper, followed by a program, often a slideshow presentation, featuring matters of interest such as travel, outdoor activities or nature.



You’re invited to our monthly potluck and/or programs at the lodge! They are usually on the fourth Friday of the month, but are sometimes on the third Friday to avoid holidays. The dinner begins at 6:30PM; the program at 7:30PM and lasts approximately an hour.

Bring your favorite dish to share - a salad, casserole, bread, or dessert - and a plate, utensils, and hot beverage cup. To help with expenses, we suggest a $1 per person donation. Directions to lodge.

You do not have to be a member to attend. All are welcome.

The program listing for upcoming potlucks follows. For information about previous potlucks, see the Potluck Archive.

Contact Lana Lindstrom, 541-683-1409



March 24, 2017—America’s National Parks


Last year America celebrated the centennial (100 year) anniversary of the National Park Service. How did this proud organization get its start? Who were the early personalities and its influential leaders? What is it like to be a National Park Service ranger today? What does the future hold for our American treasures?

Our speaker shares the unique perspective of a park ranger who has seen and experienced first-hand, the wonders, history and traditions of our national parks. He will tell tales of America's 700 year old apartment dwellers as well as the secrete of how Yellowstone park rangers make their geyser eruption predictions!

Eugene resident Doug Crispin is a retired Oregon State Parks ranger and semi-retired National Park Service ranger. He has also worked in 13 Western national park areas. In May Doug returns to Mesa Verde National Park (Colorado) for his 45th summer working in the park profession.

April 28, 2017—Cycling Hokkaido, Japan

Get inspired by Ruthy Kanagy to cycle the island of Hokkaido, gem of Northern Japan. See beautiful scenery, experience local culture, and learn about the indigenous people.

May 19, 2017—Cycling New Zealand

Mike Wolf

June 23, 2017—Conserving Rhinos in S. Africa

EarthWatch: Conserving Rhinos in S. Africa - Judy Adamcyk

October 27, 2017—Images from the Polar Extremes

Photographer and photo editor Krista Rossow will share images from expeditions she took with National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica.




See you at the Lodge on the fourth Friday evening each month.




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