Monthly Archives: November 2018

Meet Bård Ludvig Thorheim

In the November issue of Viking magazine, we highlight Norwegian Political Adviser Bård Ludvig Thorheim. Throughout his career, he’s held positions with the Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka, Washington D.C. and Norway. Currently, he’s the political adviser to Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs office works to promote Norway’s interest internationally and safeguard the [...]

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Help Your Lodge Shine

Check out the Communications Tool Kit in the Administrative Resources section of the website to help you enhance your lodge communications. In the tool kit you will find: Newsletter Service –Ready-to-use content to help your lodge’s newsletter stand out. Sons of Norway’s Brand Guidelines – A helpful guide on how to incorporate elements of Sons of Norway’s updated brand. Branded Materials for [...]

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Include Young People

Check out the ideas in the following article that was provided by the Association Societies Alliance. It first appeared in the July 2009 issue of the Association Focus, a publication of the Midwest Society of Association Executives. Sons of Norway reprinted it with permission in the October 2009 Viking Resource. Simma & Kate's Strategies for Cross-Generational Relationship Building By Simma Lieberman [...]

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Take a Yuletide Trip Through Time

If you are traveling to Norway for the upcoming holidays and have time to squeeze in one more activity, it’s a perfect time to visit the Norsk Folkemuseum, located in the heart of Oslo. Prepare to embrace the holiday spirit and be dazzled by “A Christmas Tale,” an exhibition about past and present yuletide traditions. You’ll see displays of customs from [...]

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What Qualifies as Community Support and Volunteer Activities?

Community Support/Volunteer activities have the primary goal of serving people outside of Sons of Norway. There are two general criteria that have to be met for an activity to qualify: 1) The lodge has to arrange for participation in a volunteer/community service event. (Hint: the volunteer activity likely appears on the lodge calendar and/or is listed in the lodge newsletter as a [...]

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Year End Report Reminder

A packet of year-end forms were mailed to lodge secretaries at the beginning of November. The packet included a Lodge Achievement Form, a Family Lodge of the Year Form and an American Fraternal Alliance Year End Report. The Lodge Achievement and Family Lodge of the Year forms are due to Sons of Norway Headquarters by Feb. 1, 2018. Do not mail the [...]

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2018 Recruitment Campaign Update

Good News:  We've welcomed over 1,000 new members through May 31, and 13 lodges have recently met or exceeded their 2018 recruitment goal. Read the detailed results by District and Lodge online now.   More Good News:  In May all eight of our Districts had a net gain in members. Way to go everyone! Members deserve recognition Don't let members miss out!  [...]

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Highlight Your Lodge

Interested in showcasing all the great things your lodge does? Viking magazine’s District Happenings section is the perfect place to do just that! Members should submit photographs to their lodge’s publicity director to forward them on to the district’s publicity director. If your lodge does not have a publicity director, members should send submissions directly to the district’s publicity director via [...]

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Spotlight on Volunteerism: Vestland Lodge

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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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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