The second largest country in the world by area, Canada is home to more than 2,000 Sons of Norway members. Its unique combination of natural beauty and unusual history makes it a truly magical place. These illuminating facts about Canada will make you see the country in a whole new way.
In October, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) launched an app to replace traditional driver’s licenses. The app, Førerkort (or Driving License), allows users to display their ID digitally. Residents of Norway who already have a valid Norwegian license can simply download the app and digitally display their license on their smart phone.
For over five years, residents of the Rauma Valley in Norway have nervously awaited the collapse of an unstable section of mountain known as Veslemannen (Little Man). On the evening of September 5, their nightmare turned into a happy dream come true.
At American College of Norway, students from the United States and Norway take part in a cross-cultural exchange designed to help both groups grow and achieve their educational goals.
Encompassing the coastal landscape between Bergen and Sognefjorden, Nordhordland became Norway’s first biosphere reserve earlier this year. Read about it in the November issue of Viking. Here, we highlight more fun facts about Nordhordland.
We know the passion you have for your local lodge and for your family, which is why we have upgraded our Guaranteed Issue and Simplified Issue Whole Life products to include your future membership dues.
This November, millions of families will visit an Arctic fairytale land when Disney’s “Frozen 2” opens in movie theaters across the United States. With its snow-covered mountains, fjords, trolls and reindeer, the movie will surely remind many Norwegian-Americans of their ancestral homeland.
As of November 1st, the following Sons of Norway products have been repriced to include membership dues, eliminating the need for a separate dues payment: Guaranteed Issue Whole Life, Simplified Issue Whole Life and Single Premium Simplified Issue Whole Life. Those products have also been renamed Guaranteed Solution, Simple Solution and One Solution, respectively.
Starting on January 1, 2020, the simplified dues program that was introduced to US lodges in 2018 will be extended to members in Canada and Norway. As of that date, all lodges in each country will charge the same dues rates. There are two main dues rates: Individual and Family.
Sons of Norway’s Lodge Achievement program honors outstanding lodges and celebrates their excellence. The forms for the program—Lodge Achievement (LA), Family Lodge of the Year (FLOY), and American Fraternal Alliance (AFA) Year End Report—can all be downloaded as PDFs. There are also online versions of the LA and FLOY forms that can be filled out and submitted electronically.