Monthly Archives: November 2018

Valhall Lodge 6-025 members build community over Cultural Skills Units

In 2014, a group of members of Valhall Lodge 6-025 in San Diego, CA worked together to earn their Cultural Skills Pins for Norwegian Literature.  Fourteen members completed applications for Parts 1, 2 or 3 under the guidance of Tam Stautland. For Literature Part 1, members met at House of Norway to read Pan by Knut Hamsun and selected works by Henrik Ibsen. [...]

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Volunteer Coordinator Another Option

Since the founding of Sons of Norway, helping other individuals and communities has been a core value of the organization. Beginning over a decade ago, Sons of Norway introduced the Adopt A School program to encourage lodges to volunteer in their local schools. A few years later, this program was expanded and lodges were encouraged to support youth through Project Framtid. [...]

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Outstanding Line-up for the 2018 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Last year’s event sold out, so purchase your tickets to the 34th annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast before it’s too late! Ticket sales end Wednesday, November 14. In one setting, you’ll hear thoughtful messages on the topics of freedom, faith, family and friends from the Ambassador of Iceland to the U.S.A. Geir H. Haarde; Executive Director to the Minnesota Trade Office [...]

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Viking Magazine Earns Top Awards

Viking magazine had an impressive showing at the 2018 MMPA (Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association) Awards last week. Viking took home six awards for editorial and design in the Association category. In addition to the awards for design and editorial coverage, Viking also received three honorable mentions at the 2018 Folio Awards, which are national awards. Viking magazine won the following [...]

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Membership Recruitment Retention and Support

Because Sons of Norway is a membership organization, all lodge officers have duties that support both new and current members. However, the Vice President and Membership or Financial Secretaries are more membership focused than the other lodge officer positions. Here are some of their membership related duties: Vice President Serves as chair of the Membership Committee Is in charge of the [...]

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Lodge Membership Lists

The top lodge officers can download membership lists by signing on to www.sonsofnorway.com. Click on the “Log In” button in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Enter the username and password. Hit “Enter.” From the Membership Profile page, click “membership list” from the column on the left side of the page. Tip: you can access the Membership Profile [...]

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Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner! In the November issue of Viking, we’ve rounded up some Nordic-inspired gifts. Here are a few more editor’s picks. This adorable Reindeer Wool Ornament will look great hanging on your tree. $12, scandinavianshoppe.com  Children and adults alike will have fun with this Carl Larsson Coloring Book, which contains 22 reproduced coloring pages of the artist’s [...]

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