It will be difficult to top the excitement of last year’s bicentennial of Norway’s Constitution, but 2015 can definitely be a year to remember! This month, we’ll highlight three simple ways your lodge can mark Syttende Mai in your community. Pass a City Resolution. The civic contributions of Sons of Norway lodges make them pillar of their communities – so why not [...]
If you recall, last month we discussed how to create a lodge identity, or brand; something that helps your lodge stand out in the community. We’ll continue that theme this month by looking at one very important tool you can use that will help spread your lodge’s name in the community: social media. If you’re unfamiliar with it, social media is [...]
Sons of Norway is proud to announce a new partnership that will make membership recruitment and retention a lot easier! Earlier this month we joined with PerkSpot, a one-stop shop for member discounts, which greatly expands our membership benefits. Now, when you are out recruiting, you can tell prospective members that joining Sons of Norway means gaining access to thousands of [...]
Last month, we highlighted the different ways your lodge could use Sons of Norway Foundation scholarships to recruit new members. Scholarships are a great incentive to join the organization, but they certainly aren’t the only ones. This month, let’s showcase three other member benefits that you could use to attract new members to your lodge! Access to world class financial products [...]
If you’ve watched episodes of The Discover Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” you’re probably familiar with Norwegian fishing captain Sig Hansen. We had the pleasure of interviewing him for the February issue of Viking. Hansen helms his family’s boat, Northwestern, and is one of the Alaskan crab industry’s top producers.
In January, Norway chef Ørjan Johannessen won the world’s most prestigious food competition, Bocuse d’Or, in Lyon, France. The contest, created by Paul Bocuse in 1987, rewards the best chef among 24 international candidates.
Do you love Scandinavian crime fiction? Be sure to check out books by celebrated Norwegian mystery writer Vidar Sundstøl. In the February 2015 issue of Viking, we feature a Q&A with Sundstøl on page 46.
Not only does December mean the 2014 Recruitment Challenge is coming to a close, but Sons of Norway Headquarter's search for the best lodge volunteer experience, Spotlight on Volunteerism, is as well. If you recall, at the end of the month we'll select the best story from 2014, which will appear in the May 2015 issue of Viking. All your lodge [...]
Have you ever considered what type of leader you are and how it can help your lodge succeed? Typically, leadership can be broken down into two types: a Big Picture Thinker and a Detail Oriented Planner. Both types are equally important and valuable to a lodge's success. Understanding what type of leader you are can help you harness your skills better [...]
Did you know that January marks National Mentoring Month? It’s a great time for your lodge to join in a nationwide effort and make a difference in the lives of youth in your community. Additionally, working in conjunction with National Mentoring Month also falls under Adopt A School, Sons of Norway’s committed effort to work with children in a variety of [...]