Monthly Archives: June 2015

New Discount Program for All Members

Starting today, the benefits of Sons of Norway membership have gotten a lot bigger! Thanks to a new partnership with PerkSpot, a one-stop shop for discounts, ALL members now have access to thousands of discounts from hundreds of national and local retailers. This is great news for members because now, in addition to all the great benefits we’ve previously offered, we [...]

By |June 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on New Discount Program for All Members

Summer Volunteer Ideas

Volunteering is one of the best summer activities for Sons of Norway lodges. Not only does it help bring members closer to one another, volunteer activities make for a great recruitment tool by attracting potential members who are looking to give back to communities. In addition, volunteerism helps reinforce lodge roles as pillars of their communities. Read on to discover some [...]

By |June 19th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Summer Volunteer Ideas

Preserving Treasures

If you’re looking for a place to see Norwegian folk art and artifacts, head to the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. With more than 24,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings and more, it houses the world’s most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts, and USA Today named Vesterheim one of 10 great places in the nation to admire American folk art. Vesterheim’s [...]

By |June 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Preserving Treasures

Is Your Lodge on a Quest for Interesting Programming?

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 [...]

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Nordic-Inspired Gifts for Summer

Summer entertaining season has arrived! In Viking’s June issue, we rounded up 31 Scandinavian-inspired gifts that are sure to delight the newlyweds, hostesses, grads and kids in your life. Looking for more ideas? Check out these editor picks. Designed by Norm Architects, the MENU Bottle Grinder Spice Mill Set comes in several color combinations and features a minimalist design. Fill the [...]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nordic-Inspired Gifts for Summer

Oslo Chamber Choir on Limited Engagement Tour

For members on the East Coast, there is a unique cultural event coming up at the end of this month. From June 26-29 the Oslo Chamber Choir will be giving four performances as part of a limited-engagement tour that includes participation in the Washington DC Choral Festival and a special concert at the world famous Carnegie Hall. The Oslo Chamber Choir [...]

By |June 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Oslo Chamber Choir on Limited Engagement Tour

Jakob Oftebro

<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" align="left"><tbody><tr><td><img src="/_asset/9d62hv/blog_post/JakobOftebro_HEIN-Photography.jpg" alt="" width="253" height="380" /></td> <td> </td> </tr><tr><td> Photo by Hein Photography.</td> <td> </td> </tr><tr><td> </td> <td> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p>You may recognize actor <a href="https://instagram.com/oftebrojakob/" target="_blank">Jakob Oftebro</a> from hit Norwegian films such as “Max Manus: Man of War” and “Kon-Tiki.” He graduated from The Norwegian Academy of Performing Arts 2007 and continued his studies at The Danish [...]

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