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Nordic-Inspired Gifts for Summer

Summer entertaining season has arrived! In Viking’s June issue, we rounded up 31 Scandinavian-inspired gifts that are sure to delight the newlyweds, hostesses, grads and kids in your life. Looking for more ideas? Check out these editor picks. Designed by Norm Architects, the MENU Bottle Grinder Spice Mill Set comes in several color combinations and features a minimalist design. Fill the [...]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nordic-Inspired Gifts for Summer

Oslo Chamber Choir on Limited Engagement Tour

For members on the East Coast, there is a unique cultural event coming up at the end of this month. From June 26-29 the Oslo Chamber Choir will be giving four performances as part of a limited-engagement tour that includes participation in the Washington DC Choral Festival and a special concert at the world famous Carnegie Hall. The Oslo Chamber Choir [...]

By |June 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Oslo Chamber Choir on Limited Engagement Tour

Jakob Oftebro

<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" align="left"><tbody><tr><td><img src="/_asset/9d62hv/blog_post/JakobOftebro_HEIN-Photography.jpg" alt="" width="253" height="380" /></td> <td> </td> </tr><tr><td> Photo by Hein Photography.</td> <td> </td> </tr><tr><td> </td> <td> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p>You may recognize actor <a href="https://instagram.com/oftebrojakob/" target="_blank">Jakob Oftebro</a> from hit Norwegian films such as “Max Manus: Man of War” and “Kon-Tiki.” He graduated from The Norwegian Academy of Performing Arts 2007 and continued his studies at The Danish [...]

By |June 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Jakob Oftebro

Summer Volunteer Ideas

Sons of Norway Headquarters is proud to announce exciting new changes to the Spotlight on Volunteerism contest. Beginning on June 1st and running through the end of the year we’ll be searching for projects that epitomize Sons of Norway’s commitment to making our communities better. Unlike past contests, though, we’re asking for your help to select a winner. At the end [...]

By |May 29th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Summer Volunteer Ideas

Sons of Norway Recognized for Design Excellence

Sons of Norway is pleased to announce that its internal creative team has been recognized by an industry publication for its commitment to design excellence. Earlier this month, the American InHouse Design Awards announced its slate of 2015 award winners, which included Sons of Norway and three of its projects from last year: Sons of Norway’s Annual Report, the 2014 Christmas [...]

By |May 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Recognized for Design Excellence

Lodge Picnics

Summer is here so that means it’s a great time for a lodge picnic. As you might remember from previous issues of R&R, June through August are a slower time for many lodges as they take a break from regular programs and events. This slow down means summer can actually be a dangerous time for lodges because they may lose members. [...]

By |May 19th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Lodge Picnics

Unique Summer Ideas

Traditionally, the summer months are a slower time for Sons of Norway. Some lodges even take a break for a few months instead of competing with all distractions that come with summer. But we'd like to point out that June through August represent a great opportunity for lodges to host programming that isn’t possible when it’s colder, and thus are an [...]

By |May 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Unique Summer Ideas

Inspiring Teenager: Sema Dibooglu

When Sema Dibooglu was diagnosed with celiac disease, a condition known as gluten intolerance, she had to change her lifestyle. In 2013, she started a blog called “Eat Without Gluten.” On the blog, she posts recipes, tips and positive advice on living gluten-free. Sema says that one of the biggest challenges of being on a gluten-free diet is educating others. She’s [...]

By |May 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Inspiring Teenager: Sema Dibooglu

Handball Star Stine Bredal Oftedal

Are you a handball fan? The sport is a national pastime for Norwegians. In the May 2015 issue of Viking magazine, we had the pleasure of featuring handball player Stine Bredal Oftedal. She started playing with the Norwegian National Team in 2010. She’s won gold medals in several championship matches, including the World Championship in Brazil in 2011. Next year, Oftedal hopes to make her first Olympic appearance at [...]

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Handball Star Stine Bredal Oftedal

Mr. Heiberg Goes to Washington

You may remember from a few weeks ago that Sons of Norway asked you to participate in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of Fraternal organizations, like ours, in the eyes of U.S. legislators. It was a great experience and, thanks to the efforts of our members, a successful one. To cap it all off, Sons of Norway’s CEO [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Mr. Heiberg Goes to Washington