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Year End Reporting

Putting together a thought provoking and engaging program may seem like a real challenge, but it shouldn’t. New and unique ideas can be right under your nose and need only a little digging to find. Take Kristiania 1-047 in Rochester, MN, as an example. Their recent program attracted over sixty people, including several guests. What did Kristiania do and can it [...]

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Year End Reporting

Sons of Norway Welcomed Nearly 1700 New Members In the USA, Canada and Norway in 2018

See the latest results by lodge now                               An extra “Congratulations!” to recruiting members who received $25 gift cards in our April, May, June and July monthly recruiter drawings. Much appreciation to our sponsors of these gifts: Our Sons of Norway Financial Services department, bringing members peace of [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Welcomed Nearly 1700 New Members In the USA, Canada and Norway in 2018

Midnight Sun Adventures

Have you ever wondered what causes the midnight sun to occur? Check out the August issue of Viking magazine to learn about the science behind the phenomenon. Hint: It’s all about Earth’s axial tilt towards the sun. Here, we highlight some unforgettable ways to make the most of northern Norway’s long summer days. Golf All Night Attention golfers! For an amazing [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Midnight Sun Adventures

Sightseeing Scandinavian Style

Scandinavians, especially Norwegians, have left their mark across the United States and Canada. A tour of local Norwegian landmarks is a terrific way for your members to learn a little more about their heritage and connect with their fellow members at the same time. A tour can also bring generations of members together and be a great way to get families [...]

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sightseeing Scandinavian Style

Cooking with Katrín

In the July issue of Viking, we feature three seafood recipes from Scandinavian author, photographer and blogger Katrín Björk. Originally from Iceland, she lived in Denmark for 14 years and is now based in New York’s Hudson Valley. In April, Björk launched her first cookbook, “From the North: A Simple and Modern Approach to Authentic Nordic Cooking,” which includes a collection [...]

By |July 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Cooking with Katrín

Sharing the Gift of Genealogy

The box of old letters that unlocks a family connection … an anniversary party photo showing multiple generations … documentation like this can provide priceless clues in tracing your family lineage.  People tend to view genealogy as a look back in time, rather than a piece of the present. In the August 2018 edition of Viking, members can access an article about [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sharing the Gift of Genealogy

Our Secret Weapon: The fourth “F”

Sons of Norway membership benefits tout the three “Fs”: Financial, Foundation and Fellowship. But don’t forget the appeal of an important fourth “F” – FOOD! There’s nothing quite like sharing our Nordic favorites – lefse, seafood, julekake and more—to make new friends. A friendly meal and our traditional Norwegian Cooking cultural skills program may be all it takes to convince a [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Our Secret Weapon: The fourth “F”

By the Sea

With its vast stretches of coastline and pristine waters, Scandinavia is a nature lover’s dream. Summer is the perfect time to escape to the coast for some relaxation and fun. The July issue of Viking magazine highlights five unique seaside resorts. Here, we highlight three more. Angvik Gamle Handelssted Situated near Tingvoll Fjord in the Nordmøre region of Norway, this hotel [...]

By |July 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on By the Sea

Norway, U.S. Sign Cooperative Anti-Doping Agreement

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Anti-doping Norway signed an agreement this week to strengthen both countries’anti-doping programs through the exchange of knowledge and experience. “Anti-doping Norway has for a long time been working with countries where the main purpose has been to share our expertise. When we enter into a partnership with USADA, it is more about what we can [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norway, U.S. Sign Cooperative Anti-Doping Agreement

2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition

Please encourage your local lodge members to show-off their Norwegian artistry by participating in the 2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition, part of the International Convention Bloomington, MN, August 16 -19. Amateur and professional Sons of Norway members can compete or exhibit work in various Norwegian folk art categories including rosemaling, hardanger embroidery, hand knitting and several others. All participants [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition