Monthly Archives: April 2015

Handball Star Stine Bredal Oftedal

Are you a handball fan? The sport is a national pastime for Norwegians. In the May 2015 issue of Viking magazine, we had the pleasure of featuring handball player Stine Bredal Oftedal. She started playing with the Norwegian National Team in 2010. She’s won gold medals in several championship matches, including the World Championship in Brazil in 2011. Next year, Oftedal hopes to make her first Olympic appearance at [...]

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Mr. Heiberg Goes to Washington

You may remember from a few weeks ago that Sons of Norway asked you to participate in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of Fraternal organizations, like ours, in the eyes of U.S. legislators. It was a great experience and, thanks to the efforts of our members, a successful one. To cap it all off, Sons of Norway’s CEO [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Mr. Heiberg Goes to Washington

“Alt for Norge” Winner Beth Butala

Last fall, Beth Butala won season 5 of “Alt for Norge,” the competition-based reality show where Norwegian-Americans travel to Norway and learn about their Norwegian heritage. Each contestant competes in challenges for the chance to win $50,000 and the opportunity to meet their relatives in Norway. In the April 2015 issue of Viking, we talked with the middle school teacher from Minnesota about her experience on the show and [...]

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More With Eskil Rønningsbakken

Eskil Rønningsbakken lives life on the edge—literally. The balance artist from Norway performs extreme balancing stunts atop dizzying heights around the world. His first major performance took place at Preikestolen in Norway in 2001, and now he gives workshops around the world. What’s on his bucket list this year? Balancing atop Machu Picchu in Peru and Angel Falls in Venezuela. Learn [...]

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Sons of Norway is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our team

Sons of Norway is currently seeking a professional, talented and dynamic individual to join our team as a Program Coordinator. This position works from our headquarters office in Minneapolis, MN and will be responsible for a variety of exciting projects. The right candidate must have, among other things, strong written and verbal communications skills and be knowledgeable about social media best [...]

By |April 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our team

Is your lodge getting ready for Syttende Mai?

It will be difficult to top the excitement of last year’s bicentennial of Norway’s Constitution, but 2015 can definitely be a year to remember! This month, we’ll highlight three simple ways your lodge can mark Syttende Mai in your community. Pass a City Resolution. The civic contributions of Sons of Norway lodges make them pillar of their communities – so why not [...]

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Branding On Facebook

If you recall, last month we discussed how to create a lodge identity, or brand; something that helps your lodge stand out in the community. We’ll continue that theme this month by looking at one very important tool you can use that will help spread your lodge’s name in the community: social media. If you’re unfamiliar with it, social media is [...]

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Legendary Norwegians

In the February, March and April 2015 editions of Viking magazine, we ran a 3-part series on Legendary Norwegians. The men and women chosen lived during the last two centuries and played important roles in shaping Norway into the country it is today. Their accomplishments spanned across politics, arts, sports, science and other disciplines. Thank you to all the readers who [...]

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Football Fever!

With the arrival of spring comes the return of one of Norway’s most popular sports—football. Check out the April 2015 issue of Viking magazine to learn more about Norway’s league system, players to watch and milestones in the sport's history. One player to keep an eye on is Ørjan Håskjold Nyland. The 24-year-old is a goalkeeper for Norway’s Molde FK. He played [...]

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