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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 [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Football Fever!

PerkSpot: A New Member Benefit

Sons of Norway is proud to announce a new partnership that will make membership recruitment and retention a lot easier! Earlier this month we joined with PerkSpot, a one-stop shop for member discounts, which greatly expands our membership benefits. Now, when you are out recruiting, you can tell prospective members that joining Sons of Norway means gaining access to thousands of [...]

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on PerkSpot: A New Member Benefit

Member Benefits for Recruitment

Last month, we highlighted the different ways your lodge could use Sons of Norway Foundation scholarships to recruit new members. Scholarships are a great incentive to join the organization, but they certainly aren’t the only ones. This month, let’s showcase three other member benefits that you could use to attract new members to your lodge! Access to world class financial products [...]

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Member Benefits for Recruitment

Sons of Norway launches new website

We are excited to announce the official launch of our newly redesigned website at! More than a year ago we set out to redevelop the Sons of Norway website with the goal of making it more appealing to potential members and the general public while continuing to be a reliable, easy-to-use resource for current members. The process began by engaging [...]

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway launches new website

Even More With Sig Hansen

If you’ve watched episodes of The Discover Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” you’re probably familiar with Norwegian fishing captain Sig Hansen. We had the pleasure of interviewing him for the February issue of Viking. Hansen helms his family’s boat, Northwestern, and is one of the Alaskan crab industry’s top producers. Check out his interview on page 7. Here are a few more quotes from Hansen about his [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Even More With Sig Hansen

Sons of Norway Unveils Nordic Protector

Have you heard that Sons of Norway has a new product for members who are looking for a great way to protect both their family and their legacy, called Nordic Protector? This is an essential product, especially when you consider that a large percentage of Americans are either not prepared to take on the financial responsibilities associated with a funeral or [...]

By |February 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Unveils Nordic Protector

“Alt for Norge”

Thanks to the award-winning reality television show “Alt for Norge” it’s never been so exciting for Americans to connect with their Norwegian heritage. The show puts Norwegian-American contestants through a set of fun challenges in hopes of winning the chance to meet their relatives and $50,000. The February issue of Viking goes behind the scenes of with the show’s producers and [...]

By |February 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on “Alt for Norge”

Norwegian Chef Wins Bocuse d’Or 2015

In January, Norway chef Ørjan Johannessen won the world’s most prestigious food competition, Bocuse d’Or, in Lyon, France. The contest, created by Paul Bocuse in 1987, rewards the best chef among 24 international candidates. Traditionally, Scandinavians have come out on top. This is the fifth time a Norwegian has won. Johannessen, 29, follows in the footsteps of previous Norwegian gold medal [...]

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norwegian Chef Wins Bocuse d’Or 2015

The Minnesota Trilogy

Do you love Scandinavian crime fiction? Be sure to check out books by celebrated Norwegian mystery writer Vidar Sundstøl. In the February 2015 issue of Viking, we feature a Q&A with Sundstøl on page 46. He’s the author of seven novels, but is probably best known for his Minnesota Trilogy. The three books showcase his affinity for the North Shore of [...]

By |February 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Minnesota Trilogy

End of the Year Push!

Not only does December mean the 2014 Recruitment Challenge is coming to a close, but Sons of Norway Headquarter's search for the best lodge volunteer experience, Spotlight on Volunteerism, is as well. If you recall, at the end of the month we'll select the best story from 2014, which will appear in the May 2015 issue of Viking. All your lodge [...]

By |December 29th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on End of the Year Push!