Monthly Archives: June 2018

Norway, U.S. Sign Cooperative Anti-Doping Agreement

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Anti-doping Norway signed an agreement this week to strengthen both countries’anti-doping programs through the exchange of knowledge and experience. “Anti-doping Norway has for a long time been working with countries where the main purpose has been to share our expertise. When we enter into a partnership with USADA, it is more about what we can [...]

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2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition

Please encourage your local lodge members to show-off their Norwegian artistry by participating in the 2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition, part of the International Convention Bloomington, MN, August 16 -19. Amateur and professional Sons of Norway members can compete or exhibit work in various Norwegian folk art categories including rosemaling, hardanger embroidery, hand knitting and several others. All participants [...]

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2018 Recruitment Update

New member recruitment is underway. Earlier this year the International Board set a new member recruitment goal of 3,300 paid members. That's a new member recruitment goal of 9% across all lodges. For a lodge of 70 members, this is a goal of 6 new dues paid members. For lodges of 50 or fewer members, the goal is to recruit 4 [...]

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Exploring Henningsvær

Located on two small islands in Lofoten, the charming fishing village of Henningsvær is small, yet worth the visit. Colorful buildings line the harbor with the steep mountains of Austvågøya as a backdrop. You may have also heard that Henningsvær is home to one of the most beautiful places in the world to play football. For those looking to spend some time [...]

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Attention Convention Attendees: It’s Time to Book It!

DO NOT DELAY – The deadline to make your hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bloomington Minn., for the Sons of Norway 2018 International Convention is July 19. PLEASE NOTE – Sons of Norway is once again utilizing the services of a housing bureau to make all hotel reservations. Please do NOT contact the hotel directly as they will not [...]

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Celebrating Midsommmer

What started as a pagan ceremony to ward off evil spirits and honor the sun is now a beloved celebration of nature, community and warm summer nights. Midsommer is celebrated throughout Scandinavia on different days from June 19-25—and specifically recognized in Norway on June 24. Midsommer originates long before Christianity was introduced, and began as an observation of summer solstice; the [...]

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What’s the Deal With the Nordic Diet

Can following a Nordic diet make you healthy? New research says yes. The Nordic diet trend is making waves around the world. Similar to the trendy Mediterranean diet, the Nordic diet prioritizes fresh veggies, in-season fruits, and encourages whole grains and plenty of seafood. The Not-so New Nordic Diet A version of the Nordic diet has existed for as long as [...]

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What’s Next For Nathan Myhrvold?

Known for his multi-volume books Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Bread, Nathan Myhrvold pushes the boundaries for culinary science as a chef, photographer, scientist and writer. The June issue of Viking magazine highlights the Norwegian-American and his life of fascinations, from physics to photography, climate change to modernist cuisine. In his state-of-the-art cooking lab in Bellevue, Wash., Myhrvold is advancing the state [...]

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