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Getting Media Attention

One of the best incentives for lodges to participate in community service projects is the recognition it can get from media coverage. The media has the ability to broadcast your lodge’s efforts to a much wider audience. Not only does it publicize your lodge, but a positive image in the community can help open doors to new partnerships, volunteer opportunities and recruitment [...]

By |November 12th, 2011|Categories: 2011, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Getting Media Attention

Planning a St. Olav’s Day Dinner

July 29th marks the annual celebration of one of Norway's most famous icons, St. Olav. Because Olav converted Norway to Christianity, the holiday has a strong religious connection, but has also become a reason to celebrate Norwegian history. To mark the occasion dinners, medieval markets and concerts can be found throughout Norway. Your lodge members may not be familiar with the holiday, [...]

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Stronger Programs

This fall, the Sons of Norway Headquarters is challenging lodges to take the Viking Quest Membership Challenge. It’s more than just recruiting – the Viking Quest also rewards lodges for retaining existing members as well. So, does your lodge have what it takes? How can you lead your lodge to victory? By recruiting, recruiting, recruiting! Every new member your lodge recruits between [...]

By |November 1st, 2011|Categories: 2011, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Stronger Programs

Bridging Ages Grappling with How to Include Young People in Your Lodge?

Check out the ideas in the following article that was provided by the Association Societies Alliance. It first appeared in the July 2009 issue of the Association Focus, a publication of the Midwest Society of Association Executives. Sons of Norway reprinted it with permission in the October 2009 Viking Resource. Simma & Kate's Strategies for Cross-Generational Relationship Building By Simma Lieberman [...]

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Building Community: Adopting a School

Has your lodge adopted a school? Adopting a school is just one of the options your lodge has for Project Framtid. Vonheim #1-108, has been engaging students at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic School in nearby Excelsior, MN for several years. The ‘adoption’ has been the project of Carol Gillespie, a long time member of the lodge, who has coordinated a variety [...]

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Bridging Ages: Recruit with Scholarships

Do you know about the many scholarships offered through the Sons of Norway Foundation? Available to members, their children and their grandchildren, our scholarships can be a great incentive to join the organization or to continue membership. Here is a list of the exciting scholarships from the Foundation your lodge can use to help recruit new members: Utilize the Youth Cultural [...]

By |September 15th, 2011|Categories: 2011, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Bridging Ages: Recruit with Scholarships

Building Community

Did you know Sons of Norway is member of group that brings fraternal benefit organizations together? The American Fraternal Alliance (AFA) represents a wide variety of fraternal benefit societies– from the Alliance of Transylvania Saxons to the Woodmen of the World and everything in between. The AFA provides an opportunity for each of its member organizations to work together to meet [...]

By |September 12th, 2011|Categories: 2011, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Building Community

Building Community Plan a Foundation ‘Fun’draiser

To recognize Sons of Norway Foundation month, lodges are encouraged to plan a fundraiser. Why not take the opportunity to turn your fundraiser into a ‘fun’draiser—an excuse to get people together to have a great time, while raising money for a good cause. A ‘fun’draiser can help support the Foundation, and engage and bond your membership, while providing another opportunity to [...]

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Tips to Catch the Attention of Potential Members

Being Visible: Tips to Catch the Attention of Potential Members Is your lodge well known in the community? Increasing your lodge’s visibility is an easy way to catch the attention of potential members. Try out at least one of these tips to help your lodge become more visible in the community. Post Lodge Meetings Posting your meeting information on a community [...]

By |August 1st, 2011|Categories: 2011, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Tips to Catch the Attention of Potential Members

Get Active In Your Community

Is your lodge active in the community? Community involvement is a terrific way to recruit potential members and to engage current members at the same time. Give one of these tips a try and connect with both your members and neighbors. Participate in Project Framtid. Do you have members interested in working with young people? Project Framtid is an ideal choice [...]

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