Every May, Norwegians all over the world celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution Day. Signed 205 years ago, Norway’s is the second-oldest written constitution in the world that is still in use. The oldest, which in many ways served as a model for Norway’s founding fathers, is the American Constitution.
1. Join form: Is all of the new member information is printed clearly? Please ask the new member to verify that their street and apartment or unit # on the form is complete, so that new member welcome kits are not returned to headquarters by the Post Office as an undeliverable or unknown address.
Previously, Heritage members who turned 16 would receive one of four cards instructing them how to transition to the next membership category, Unge Venner. As a part of the simplified dues structure approved at the 2016 International Convention, this membership category for members 16 to 23
During the year, lodge secretaries are asked to track their lodge’s activities and volunteer hours. This information from each lodge is compiled and reported to members and other interested parties in the Sons of Norway Annual Report. In addition, the American Fraternal Alliance, our government advocate, uses this information to help us keep our tax-exempt status. Paper forms were mailed out [...]
Use the kit to help you draw more interest in Nordic heritage, culture and our exclusive Cultural Skills Programs like Genealogy and Family history. The Scandinavian Spark Kit includes a vintage map poster, along with tips and ideas for promoting your lodge and attracting more members.
It has recently come to Sons of Norway’s attention that some of our members have received suspicious emails that at first glance appear to be from Sons of Norway, but are not.
Stein Fjell lodge of Loveland, CO Your lodge celebrations and activities are the sweet honey that gets people buzzing about Sons of Norway. It’s easy to promote your lodge events, fun meeting programs and community service activities by adding them to the Sons of Norway Events page on our website. There are many different activities you can post – [...]
Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, has championed many facets since her 2013 election, from sustainability to global solutions, all while leading the “land of the midnight sun.” Not only that, but as mentioned in the May issue of Viking...