Dugnad (pronounced doog-nahd), literally, “voluntary work,” is a Norwegian cultural tradition where members of a community work together toward a common goal for the greater good.
Each summer, Sons of Norway renews its Lodge Liability Insurance. Here is some general information about this important program. (Detailed information about coverage will be included when the invoice and insurance certificate are mailed out each fall.) Who is covered by the policy? The policy covers the International lodge, the district lodges, and the local lodges of Sons of Norway. It [...]
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Here is a quick summary of all the most important announcements you as a lodge leader need to know this month.
Reach prospective members and enjoy higher attendance at your next lodge event by posting on the Sons of Norway events calendar. Our events calendar features events that are happening all across the United States, Canada and Norway.
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 [...]