Monthly Archives: November 2017

Benefits of Heritage Membership

Sons of Norway members enjoy registering their young relatives (ages 0 - 15 years) as Heritage members. This is a great way to foster a future appreciation for Norwegian culture and heritage. Our youngest members can enjoy the following benefits of the organization: Cultural Skills Heritage Members can earn pins as they learn! There are five Cultural Skills units written specifically [...]

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So Little Time; So Many Members to Recruit

The countdown to winding up our 2017 member recruitment campaign, a component of our #Growingto2020 initiative, has begun. Only a few weeks remain to increase this year’s membership rolls and ensure a vibrant future for your lodge. Remind your current members and top recruiters that lodges will receive these prizes in 2018 as congratulations for meeting their 2017 10% recruitment goals: [...]

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Sons of Norway Sport Medal Program

Looking for another way to get members involved in your lodge? Consider using the Sports Medal Program to promote social activities in a healthy way by starting a walking group, setting up an exercise competition, forming a cross country ski group or organizing a biking group. Sons of Norway’s Sports Medal Program is a way for members of all ages and abilities [...]

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Gifts for Christmas

Did you see our 2017 Gift Guide in the November issue of Viking? Here are five additional gifts to inspire your Christmas shopping. For a short hike or trek around a new city, consider the Norrøna bitihorn Hip Pack 6L. Spots for a water bottle and multiple zip pockets keep you organized, wherever your adventure takes you. Swedish designer Estrid Ericson [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Gifts for Christmas

Year-End Reports

A packet of year-end forms were mailed to lodge secretaries at the beginning of November. The packet included: Lodge Achievement Form This form, with yes and no questions about lodge programming and activities done during 2017, can be completed online or by returning the completed paper form to Membership Services at Sons of Norway Headquarters. Family Lodge of the Year Form This form [...]

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Adding Family Members

Beginning Jan 1, 2018, new members have two options for their yearly dues: An Individual Membership for $60 or a Family Membership for $95. In order to qualify for a Family Membership, members must belong to the same lodge and reside at the same billing address (single family residence). Members do not need to be related. Family members can be added [...]

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New Membership Application Forms for U.S Lodges

Helping a prospective member apply for membership? Please be aware: The current application form should be used until Dec. 31, 2017 with the existing dues rates.  As a reminder:  A separate application should be submitted for each new member. (Lodges in Canada and Norway should continue using the existing form in 2018.) After Dec. 31, 2017 the new application form should [...]

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Foundation Board Member Receives St. Olav Medal

The name Doug Warne may sound familiar to many of you. After all, he serves on the Sons of Norway Foundation Board of Governors and is the voice behind the Seattle-based radio show “Scandinavian Hour,”which he has hosted for 55 years. Today, Warne is the proud holder of a St. Olav Medal, bestowed by His Majesty King Harald V in recognition [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Foundation Board Member Receives St. Olav Medal

Season of Dazzling Northern Lights

The phenomenon known as “Northern Lights” is most commonly seen in the northern hemisphere of our planet between the months of October and March. The lights are described to be magical, dramatic and utterly dazzling.  If you are fortunate enough to experience the display, you’ll see a ray of dancing greens, yellows, violets and reds; on a rare occurrence, you could [...]

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Royal Stables Artistically Repurposed

Flashback: It’s the glory days between the World Wars, when King Haakon and Queen Maud maintained a handsome and complete royal stable of horses along with all the trappings of the day. Carriages, harnesses and other tack, a shoeing forge and even infirmary stalls were part of the state-of-the-art facility. The Royal Stables included an equestrian arena and viewing gallery. Thirteen [...]

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