Monthly Archives: September 2016

Summing Up the 2016 Sons of Norway International Convention

From a rosemaled spice cabinet to a complete Illinois bunad, the 2016 International Folk Art Competition and Exhibition, part of the International Convention in Tacoma, Wash., featured an array of intricate pieces crafted by over 50 talented Sons of Norway members from across the globe. More than 90 items competed for various titles in 10 different artistic categories during the international [...]

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2016 Winners: International Folk Art Competition

A vibrant, action-packed convention took place in Tacoma last month when Sons of Norway delegates descended on the mountain-ringed port to conduct its biennium business and have a generous portion of fun as well. Read on for the run-down … Elections Jon Tehven, Waverly, Iowa, was re-elected International President. Tehven served as president from 2014-2016; his new term will extend until [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 2016 Winners: International Folk Art Competition

Trivia, Gourmet Dining and More at Norsk Høstfest 2016

In less than two weeks tens of thousands will gather at the State Fair Center in Minot, N.D., to take part in North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, Norsk Høstfest. We’ve already highlighted some of the world-class entertainment and learning opportunities available at the event, read on to learn more about gourmet restaurant En To Tre and Sons of Norway’s "Spin the [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Trivia, Gourmet Dining and More at Norsk Høstfest 2016

How to Connect Your Financial Benefits Counselor Into Your Lodge

September marks an important month for Sons of Norway: Life Insurance Awareness Month. As the backbone of the organization, life insurance and annuities provide the financial support for members and lodges. Your lodge’s Financial Benefits Counselor (FBC), plays vital role in the organization by serving as link between members and Sons of Norway’s secure financial products. If you’re a regular reader [...]

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Embracing Norway’s Wonders

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas.  Today we bring you some travel highlights from Nicole Anderson, a Scandinavia Specialist with Borton Overseas. Nicole had the pleasure of leading her first group tour to Norway just a few weeks ago. Read on to learn more about her favorite [...]

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International Diplomat

                                                                                                                Photo by Becca Tilly In the September issue of Viking magazine, we highlight Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar. For more than 30 years, he has represented Norway as a diplomat promoting peace around the world and tackling global issues such as deforestation, women’s rights and education. This month, he starts a new role as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United [...]

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