Monthly Archives: October 2016

Celebrate Immigrant Roots, Unite to Build a Caring Community

Minnesota Senator John Marty is a featured speaker at the 2016 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast to be held on November 22 at 7 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington. His remarks will focus on the concept of faith, one of the event’s primary themes (the others are freedom, family and friends). When asked why community gatherings like the Nordic American [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Immigrant Roots, Unite to Build a Caring Community

Six Extraordinary Countries: Countless Ways to Experience Scandinavia!

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas.  During the winter months, it's easy to hibernate. But with all the adventures that Scandinavia has to offer - including cruising, dogsledding, snowmobiling, and the Northern Lights - there's no reason to stay at home this winter! At Borton Overseas, Scandinavia [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Six Extraordinary Countries: Countless Ways to Experience Scandinavia!

Hear a Hopeful Message, Get the Inside Scoop on Minnesota Media

Award-winning TPT political reporter and program host Mary Lahammer is a featured speaker at the 2016 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast to be held on November 22 at 7 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington. Her remarks will focus on the concept of freedom, one of the event’s primary themes (the others are faith, family and friends). While sharing comments with [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Hear a Hopeful Message, Get the Inside Scoop on Minnesota Media

Five Odd-But-True Tidbits About Norway

Norway is a beautiful country with a long and interesting history. But in addition to its interesting history and reputation for being friendly, active, and spectacularly beautiful, Norway has some distinctively odd characteristics and traditions. Here are five intriguing, strange facts about Norway. 1. It is illegal to die in Longyearbyen Longyearbyen; the largest city on Spitsbergen, the largest island on Norway’s Svalbard [...]

By |October 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Five Odd-But-True Tidbits About Norway

Foundation Scholarships

Is your lodge looking for a great benefit to retain members? Look no further than the Sons of Norway Foundation’s scholarships. These funding opportunities for college students are great incentives to stay in Sons of Norway. Not familiar with the Foundation’s scholarships? Let’s take a moment to review them and explain how your lodge can use them to attract new members. [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Foundation Scholarships

Celebrate Leif Erikson throughout October

Leif Erikson is probably the most iconic Viking of all. Leif Erikson Day is celebrated on October 9 of each year, and Sons of Norway is all for extending his memory for the entire month! In that spirit, here is an overview of Leif Erikson’s background and adventures, excerpted from the October 2015 issue of Viking. Leif Erikson was the first [...]

By |October 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Leif Erikson throughout October
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