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 [...]
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 [...]
On the list of famous Norwegians, Leif Erikson places very high. As you probably know, more than 1,000 years ago Leif and his fellow Vikings established the first European settlement in North America at Vinland. In the 10 centuries that have followed, Leif Erikson, and Vikings like him, have captured the imagination of people around the world. Next month marks the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
You may recognize actor Jakob Oftebro 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 National School of Performing Arts.