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Valhall Lodge 6-025 members build community over Cultural Skills Units

In 2014, a group of members of Valhall Lodge 6-025 in San Diego, CA worked together to earn their Cultural Skills Pins for Norwegian Literature.  Fourteen members completed applications for Parts 1, 2 or 3 under the guidance of Tam Stautland. For Literature Part 1, members met at House of Norway to read Pan by Knut Hamsun and selected works by Henrik Ibsen. [...]

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Valhall Lodge 6-025 members build community over Cultural Skills Units

Volunteer Coordinator Another Option

Since the founding of Sons of Norway, helping other individuals and communities has been a core value of the organization. Beginning over a decade ago, Sons of Norway introduced the Adopt A School program to encourage lodges to volunteer in their local schools. A few years later, this program was expanded and lodges were encouraged to support youth through Project Framtid. [...]

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Volunteer Coordinator Another Option

Outstanding Line-up for the 2018 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Last year’s event sold out, so purchase your tickets to the 34th annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast before it’s too late! Ticket sales end Wednesday, November 14. In one setting, you’ll hear thoughtful messages on the topics of freedom, faith, family and friends from the Ambassador of Iceland to the U.S.A. Geir H. Haarde; Executive Director to the Minnesota Trade Office [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Outstanding Line-up for the 2018 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Membership Recruitment Retention and Support

Because Sons of Norway is a membership organization, all lodge officers have duties that support both new and current members. However, the Vice President and Membership or Financial Secretaries are more membership focused than the other lodge officer positions. Here are some of their membership related duties: Vice President Serves as chair of the Membership Committee Is in charge of the [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Membership Recruitment Retention and Support

Lodge Membership Lists

The top lodge officers can download membership lists by signing on to www.sonsofnorway.com. Click on the “Log In” button in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Enter the username and password. Hit “Enter.” From the Membership Profile page, click “membership list” from the column on the left side of the page. Tip: you can access the Membership Profile [...]

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Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner! In the November issue of Viking, we’ve rounded up some Nordic-inspired gifts. Here are a few more editor’s picks. This adorable Reindeer Wool Ornament will look great hanging on your tree. $12, scandinavianshoppe.com  Children and adults alike will have fun with this Carl Larsson Coloring Book, which contains 22 reproduced coloring pages of the artist’s [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Gift Guide

Officer Duties: Who Does What?

It’s time to elect new lodge leadership for 2019. To assist the nominating committee as they recruit candidates and develop a slate of potential officers, the following brief summary of duties for the top six local lodge officers may prove helpful: President The president is the highest-ranking officer and has general supervision over the lodge. He or she serves as the [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Officer Duties: Who Does What?

Minnehaha Academy Madrigal Singers to Perform November 20 at the Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Kick off the holiday season with your Nordic community, a line-up of outstanding speakers and the exquisite choral music of the Minnehaha Academy Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Karen Lutgen. Minnehaha Academy, located in Minneapolis, was founded in 1913 by Swedish immigrants and continues to advance the ideals and heritage of its founders. The ensemble will provide musical selections to inspire [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Minnehaha Academy Madrigal Singers to Perform November 20 at the Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Wanted: Great Insurance Agents

$500 Reward Sons of Norway is a fraternal benefit society offering life insurance and annuity products to its members. Our products are offered through independent agents that are contracted with Sons of Norway. We have exciting news! Sons of Norway is expanding its field force and we are looking for qualified insurance professionals to join our team. If you or a [...]

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wanted: Great Insurance Agents

Keep the Information Highway Running Smoothly

If you hear from fellow members that they’re missing newsletters and communiques from Sons of Norway, it may be because they unsubscribed from an item sent through Constant Contact, our external email vendor for newsletters and other announcements. Unfortunately, when a reader unsubscribes from one item, the Constant Contact system eliminates that email address for all items, preventing a member from [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Keep the Information Highway Running Smoothly