Norway’s first Viking longship excavation in over a century is nearing its final stages, with work expected to conclude in early 2021 following an extension of the project. It has been a source of fascination among academics and casual enthusiasts alike, with findings that may shed new light on early Viking society.
Much of the content that makes its way to North America may give you the feeling that Norwegian TV and movies are either gruesome (think Norsemen, Borderliner) or dead serious (Occupied, Beforeigners) or both (The 12th Man, 22nd July).
Living on an island nation has its challenges, not the least of which is transportation. In the year 2000, the government of the Faroe Islands approved construction of the country’s first underwater commuter tunnel.
Thank you for the many innovative ways you have supported your fellow members and helped us grow over the last year! Now we have another way your lodge can stay connected with members across the organization.
Sons of Norway recently implemented a new, streamlined process for ordering supplies. This change applies to most supply orders, including Sports Medals and Cultural Skills pins, as well as general lodge supplies like table flags, placemats and napkins.
Every year, each lodge is required to file two financial forms. These are the Local Lodge Financial Statement (Form D17) and the IRS Form 990. Lodges that own property also must complete the Local Lodge Property Financial Statement (D18).
We’ve recently had a number of complaints of what seemed to be spam emails from various district or lodge leaders. These emails would typically seem as if they were coming from a lodge leader and would ask for money, a gift card, etc.
Sons of Norway Headquarters will be sending out one more Golden Membership mailing to Lodge Presidents for people who became Golden in the last quarter of 2020. This will be the last automatic mailing of Golden Certificates and Pins to lodges.
This month, on February 6, we celebrate National Sámi Day. For the indigenous people of the Sápmi region, which spans the northernmost parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, storytelling through song has been part of their culture for centuries.