Monthly Archives: November 2018

It’s Cookie Time!

Christmas is right around the corner. It’s time to make some sweet memories in the kitchen. Here’s a roundup of some of Viking magazine’s favorite holiday cookie recipes. Gingerbread Cookies Check out this recipe from Beatrice Ojakangas that was featured in Viking’s December 2014 issue. She also shares her Cranberry-Orange Cookie recipe. Gingerbread Sticks If you don’t want to use cookie cutters but still want that wonderful [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on It’s Cookie Time!

Nordic Community Embraces its Heritage, Gives Thanks, Gives to Others

The 34th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast was a wonderful success. In fact, nearly 900 attended the event, and funds raised for the event’s charities, Second Harvest Heartland and the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, currently total more than $ 22,000. Thanks to the generosity of attendees, patrons and sponsors, these outstanding organizations will have more resources to help sustain their programs and [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Nordic Community Embraces its Heritage, Gives Thanks, Gives to Others

Seasonal Address Changes

Some members divide their time between two different locations during the year. To ensure that Sons of Norway sends mail to the right address at the right time, a member or lodge officer can set up, change or reset a seasonal address. Setting up a seasonal address If a member has never had a seasonal address with Sons of Norway, they [...]

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September is Lodge Improvement Month

It might not on your calendar, but September is National Self Improvement Month, an opportune time to choose a hobby, start working out or begin eating healthier. But what if instead we considered ways to improve our lodges? Because many are now getting restarted after a summer off, September is a great time to consider how we can improve our lodges [...]

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Year-End Reporting: Attention Lodge Secretaries

In early November, a packet will be mailed from Sons of Norway Headquarters to lodge secretaries.  This packet will include the Lodge of the Year form, Family Lodge of the Year form and the AFA Year End Report, all of which are due back to Headquarters by Feb. 1, 2018. Reporting Tips Online survey formats for both Lodge of the Year [...]

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Record Retention: What to Keep and What to Toss

Do you have boxes of lodge materials in your garage or basement? Since most lodges take some time off from meetings over the summer, now is the perfect time to do some housecleaning. Sons of Norway does not cur­rently have official rules regarding the retention of lodge paperwork. Here are some suggested guidelines for what should be kept and what should [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Record Retention: What to Keep and What to Toss

2018 Lodge Officer Updates

The deadline for reporting was December 15, 2017. By this target date, 65% of lodges had reported their 2018 officers which is the highest rate of compliance for this program in over 15 years. Didn’t report your officers by December 15th? New rosters should still be provided to Sons of Norway Headquarters online, by fax (612-827-0658) or by email ([email protected]). However, [...]

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Lodge Officer Updates

The deadline for reporting was December 15, 2017. By this target date, 65% of lodges had reported their 2018 officers which is the highest rate of compliance for this program in over 15 years. Didn’t report your officers by December 15th? New rosters should still be provided to Sons of Norway Headquarters online, by fax (612-827-0658) or by email ([email protected]). However, [...]

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Updating Member Information

Keeping members’ contact information current can be a challenge! When members move to a new address or change other contact information, they often forget to inform their lodge and/or Sons of Norway Headquarters. Here are some ways to capture these updates: At a Meeting The top 6 lodge officers and the editor can download a membership list from their profile page [...]

By |November 18th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Updating Member Information

Great Norwegian Adventure to Cast its 10th Season

The world’s nicest reality show, Alt for Norge—known in English as The Great Norway Adventure—is about to cast its 10th season.  In this heritage-based reality show, a dozen Norwegian-Americans fly to their ancestral homeland to compete in a variety of culture-related challenges. The challenges range from culinary feats such as eating sea urchin, to the adventurous challenge of spending a proper [...]

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