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P. S. I Love You …

While it was extremely hard to lose my uncle Buddy, of whom I was very fond, his memory will live on forever in my mind. I will also remember all the care and thought my mother put into preparing for Buddy’s end-of-life celebration.He was an accomplished trumpet player who served as a band member for the Shriners for many years. Buddy often [...]

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on P. S. I Love You …

The Magnus Effect Grips Norway

Image Credit: Andreas Kontokanis Norway’s chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has done it again. Aside from taking victory in the recent 2018 World Chess Championship, and being the world’s top ranked chess player since 2013, he’s managed to accomplish the incredible: making chess popular. Carlsen’s continued success has sparked fascination in the game all over Norway, with many calling it [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on The Magnus Effect Grips Norway

Recognizing Long-Term Members

At the beginning of 2018, a simplified dues structure was implemented in the U.S. with two membership categories: Individual and Family. Golden membership, awarded since 1999, was discontinued in the United States at this time. However, changes were made at the 2018 International Convention where the delegates approved the reinstatement of recognition for long-term members. Beginning on January 1, 2018, when [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: 2019, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Recognizing Long-Term Members

If Our Founders Could See Sons of Norway Today

Founders' Day: January 16 No doubt: Those hearty Norwegians who founded Sons of Norway back in 1895 can be considered visionaries for forging the cornerstone of what would become a 50,000-member financial and international cultural organization. The 18 founders would be exceedingly proud of today’s members who collectively log hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours each year in service to their [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on If Our Founders Could See Sons of Norway Today

What Is This Report

Lodge Membership Activity Report On the second business day of each month, Sons of Norway headquarters sends out a "Sons of Norway Lodge Membership Activity Report" for lodges that had membership activity during the previous month. This report is automatically sent, by email or by regular mail, to the lodge vice president and the financial or membership secretary. Other officers can [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Is This Report

Oslo For History Buffs

If you’re making plans to visit Norway, check out the January issue of Viking magazine. It’s brimming with travel advice, expert tips and recommendations for exploring Norway from north to south. Whether you’re looking to take a spectacular train journey, search for polar bears in Svalbard or explore Norway’s vibrant capital city, there are ideas for every type of traveler.
By |January 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Oslo For History Buffs

Happy “Norwegian” New Year

As the New Year’s celebrations end, standard resolutions quickly come to mind. They may include getting back on track with fitness goals or gaining better control of your finances. But this year, why not keep Norway at the heart of your New Year's resolutions? To help get you started, here a few ways you can add a little more Norway to [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Happy “Norwegian” New Year

Celebrating Vigeland

As 2019 approaches, the city of Oslo is preparing for the 150th birthday celebration of Norway’s most famous sculptor: Gustav Vigeland. Institutions around Norway are preparing to celebrate with a lineup of installations and celebrations. Keep an eye out for these events: Anniversary Exhibition Vigeland Museum Opens April 11, 2019 Traveling Exhibition Norway’s National Museum On display though 2020 Summer Vigeland Showcase [...]

By |December 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Tags: , |Comments Off on Celebrating Vigeland

Make Merry Memories with Norwegian Traditions

From decorating the Christmas tree to leaving milk and cookies out for Santa Claus, Christmas traditions are a great way to embrace your heritage in unique ways and enjoy the holiday season. Here are a few surprising or unusual Norwegian Christmas traditions you can try with the whole family.   Almond hunt One of the more popular Norwegian customs is to [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Make Merry Memories with Norwegian Traditions

Courage, Confidence and Character Gained through Nordic Sports

Barneloppet (youth ski race) season is coming up fast, and young Sons of Norway members who live in snowy regions are preparing to participate. Should the seeds of competition be planted, their dreams of an Olympic or World Cup podium could become a future reality. The good news: There’s an entity as enthusiastic as Sons of Norway is about fresh air, [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Courage, Confidence and Character Gained through Nordic Sports