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Even More With Sig Hansen

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. Check out his interview on page 7. Here are a few more quotes from Hansen about his [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Even More With Sig Hansen

Sons of Norway Unveils Nordic Protector

Have you heard that Sons of Norway has a new product for members who are looking for a great way to protect both their family and their legacy, called Nordic Protector? This is an essential product, especially when you consider that a large percentage of Americans are either not prepared to take on the financial responsibilities associated with a funeral or [...]

By |February 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Not For Home Page|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Unveils Nordic Protector

“Alt for Norge”

Thanks to the award-winning reality television show “Alt for Norge” it’s never been so exciting for Americans to connect with their Norwegian heritage. The show puts Norwegian-American contestants through a set of fun challenges in hopes of winning the chance to meet their relatives and $50,000. The February issue of Viking goes behind the scenes of with the show’s producers and [...]

By |February 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on “Alt for Norge”

Norwegian Chef Wins Bocuse d’Or 2015

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. Traditionally, Scandinavians have come out on top. This is the fifth time a Norwegian has won. Johannessen, 29, follows in the footsteps of previous Norwegian gold medal [...]

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norwegian Chef Wins Bocuse d’Or 2015

The Minnesota Trilogy

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. He’s the author of seven novels, but is probably best known for his Minnesota Trilogy. The three books showcase his affinity for the North Shore of [...]

By |February 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Minnesota Trilogy

End of the Year Push!

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 [...]

By |December 29th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on End of the Year Push!

Leadership Types – Which Style Fits You Best?

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 [...]

By |December 29th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Leadership Types – Which Style Fits You Best?

January is National Mentoring Month

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 [...]

By |December 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on January is National Mentoring Month

Holiday Recruitment Ideas

December is the final month of the 2014 Recruitment Challenge. Fortunately, it is also amongst Sons of Norway's busiest months for bringing new members into the lodges. Christmas parties are especially popular occasions and they also make a great opportunity for recruiting new families and young members. We've found through conversations with them, that Christmas and Syttende Mai are two of [...]

By |November 29th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Holiday Recruitment Ideas

Promote Your Lodge

Is community promotion a part of your lodge's plans for the New Year? By now, you probably understand the myriad of reasons why promoting the lodge to friends and neighbors in your community is vital to the long term health of the lodge. This month, we'll take that idea to the next level: we'll share with you an exciting opportunity for [...]

By |November 25th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Promote Your Lodge