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Member resources and ideas including recruitment, administrative, programming and community engagement.

Recruitment Made Easy

Holding new member recruitment events is a great way to promote your lodge and increase your membership. What better way to entice potential members than with food and fellowship? One of the best partners you have in your efforts to recruit new members is your Financial Benefits Counselor (FBC). Your FBC will help organize a New Membership Dinner and make a [...]

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District Board Structure and Lodge Bylaws Update

Is your lodge planning to update its bylaws? If so, a current bylaw template (required) is available to lodges. In addition, following is some information from Sons of Norway’s legal counsel that may prove valuable. What is an executive board? There is no “executive board” in Sons of Norway. What are sub-committees of a board? A board of directors, at any [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: 2019|Tags: |Comments Off on District Board Structure and Lodge Bylaws Update

Finding Membership Lists

Lodge presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers, financial/membership secretaries and editors can download membership lists by following these steps: Sign on to with your user name and password. From your Member Profile page, click “Membership Lists” to the left of your name. (To get to the profile page from elsewhere on the site, click on the word 'Profile' to the left [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Finding Membership Lists

Credit Card Affinity Program Discontinued

Sons of Norway recently received notice from one of our partners, U.S. Bank, that they are terminating our affinity credit card program and trademark license agreement due to shifting the business model for their affinity programs. U.S. Bank will include a statement message for six months, notifying existing cardholders that their card will no longer support Sons of Norway. Sons of [...]

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 [...]

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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

Year-End Reporting: Attention Lodge Secretaries

In early November, a packet will be mailed from Sons of Norway Headquarters to lodge secretaries.  This packet will include the Lodge of the Year form, Family Lodge of the Year form and the AFA Year End Report, all of which are due back to Headquarters by Feb. 1, 2018. Reporting Tips Online survey formats for both Lodge of the Year [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Year-End Reporting: Attention Lodge Secretaries

Seasonal Address Changes

Some members divide their time between two different locations during the year. To ensure that Sons of Norway sends mail to the right address at the right time, a member or lodge officer can set up, change or reset a seasonal address. Setting up a seasonal address If a member has never had a seasonal address with Sons of Norway, they [...]

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