In order to qualify for awards in the Lodge Achievement Program, lodges must report their events and volunteer hours to Sons of Norway headquarters no later than February 15. The reporting forms include...
After a debate on social media about how the Sámi culture was represented in the 2013 box office hit movie “Frozen,” Disney took the time to address the audience’s concerns and looked to the experts. The animators collaborated with a group of Sámi people to get their input on the film.
Paper membership applications that arrive at Sons of Norway Headquarters by December 16, 2019 are guaranteed to be processed in time to count toward the year end totals for 2019. These totals are used to determine lodge recruitment contest numbers and delegate counts for the 2020 district conventions.
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.
With today’s advances in DNA testing and the resulting ability to make connections with previously unknown relatives, it’s easy to see why more and more people are opting to test their DNA to get detailed results. Recently, three women connected through DNA testing and met up at a Sons of Norway lodge in Story City, IA. The women had learned about [...]
If all goes according to plan, Mjøstårnet will become the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in March 2019. The 18-story high-rise is being built in Brumunddal, about 90 minutes north of Oslo. At 81 meters tall, the building will include apartments, a hotel, a restaurant, offices and common areas. Up until 1997, buildings taller than three stories were not allowed to be [...]
It’s no secret that Norwegians want to protect their natural wonders from garbage. While recycling is commonplace for Norwegians, other countries are looking to Norway as the recycling expert. The U.K. is looking into starting a recycling program based on Norway’s, after stats came out showing that Norway has the world’s most effective bottle recycling program. Through this program, 97 percent [...]