Monthly Archives: May 2017

In-the-know about Lodge Liability Insurance

Each summer, Sons of Norway renews its Lodge Liability Insurance. Here is some general information about this important program. (Detailed information about coverage will be included when the invoice and insurance certificate are sent in mid-August.) 1. Who is covered by the policy? The policy covers the International lodge, the district lodges, and the local lodges of Sons of Norway in [...]

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Vinland’s Secrets to Success

Vinland lodge 6-159 in Temecula, CA, is excited about #Growingto2020 and looking toward the future! When the lodge began 2017, it had 57 members. In just four months it has grown by five members, bringing the lodge closer to its goal of increasing membership by 10 percent. Lodge President Caronne Van Nyhuis shared with us Vinland’s approach to making 2017 a [...]

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It’s Growing Season!

This time of year, the gardens and crops are sprouting. To help them grow properly they will need to be nurtured and cared for. This means watering and feeding in the hopes of a bountiful harvest come fall. Plants will also need protection from forces of nature, like hail and pests. In a lot of ways, your money is a lot [...]

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Maintaining Momentum through the Summer

2017 has been a great recruitment year for Sons of Norway. Armed with the ambitious goals from the International Board of Directors, many lodges are already well on their way to not only making their goals, but exceeding them. The next challenge: overcoming the summer slump. From June through August, recruitment numbers fall. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the number [...]

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Syttende Mai: 10 Fun Facts

Hurra for Syttende Mai! Soon communities across North America and Norway will be waving their Norwegian flags, hosting parades and gathering in fellowship to commemorate Norway's Constitution Day. In honor of this special day, we’ve compiled 10 facts about the signing of the Norwegian Constitution at the National Assembly in Eidsvoll in 1814 as well as some details about how the [...]

By |May 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Syttende Mai: 10 Fun Facts

Summer is a Great Time for Lodge Picnics

Summer is here so that means it’s a great time for a lodge picnic. As you might remember from previous issues of R&R, June through August are a slower time for many lodges as they take a break from regular programs and events. This slow down means summer can actually be a dangerous time for lodges because they may lose members. [...]

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Youth Summer Camp Offers Norwegian Cultural Immersion – and Much More

Masse Moro is a Norwegian heritage camp located near Eau Claire, Wis., for youth who are 9-15 years old. This summer’s two-week cultural immersion experience takes place July 16-29, 2017. Here’s what one long-time camper, who later became a counselor and volunteer, had to say about her experience at Masse Moro: Masse Moro is truly a special place. Campers make friends [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Youth Summer Camp Offers Norwegian Cultural Immersion – and Much More

Alaskan Lodge Casts for New Members in Support of Growing to 2020

Weaving in the colorful history of Norwegian immigrants in Alaska, Bernt Balchen Lodge 2-46 President Terje “Ted” Birkedal took a creative approach with ramping up momentum for Sons of Norway’s 2017 recruitment campaign, Growing to 2020. In his April President’s Message in The Flyer, the lodge’s monthly newsletter, Birkedal provides an engaging overview that outlines how it came to be that [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Alaskan Lodge Casts for New Members in Support of Growing to 2020

Style and Sustainability

In the May issue of Viking magazine, we interviewed Norwegian fashion designer Elisabeth Stray Pedersen. She runs two fashion lines: her own label called ESP and Lillunn, a legacy brand in Norway. Pedersen specializes in high-quality apparel made from pure Norwegian wool with an innovative twist. Within every garment is her passion for sustainable and ethical fashion. Here’s more from the [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Style and Sustainability
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