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Newly Released Translations of Norwegian Books

Gone are the days when you’d have to buy a plane ticket or take language lessons to read recent books by Norwegian authors. Titles from many genres are being translated into English and brought to the North American market. Here are a few 2019 releases that are now available in the US and Canada...

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Why My Three Daughters Have Life Insurance

When my children were born, the last thing I wanted to think about was the possibility that I might outlive these beautiful treasures. I was so caught up in the awe of being a parent to these healthy little dears that, for years, I thought only about the bright and wonderful futures each of them would have.

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Why My Three Daughters Have Life Insurance

Simplifying Our Dues Structure

I enjoy talking to prospective members about the many benefits of belonging to Sons of Norway. We have so much to offer, including gathering with others to celebrate Norwegian heritage and culture, participating in the cultural skills and sports medal programs, enjoying Viking magazine and opportunities to make our communities better through volunteer service.

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Simplifying Our Dues Structure

More on Thor Heyerdahl

Ethnographer, experimental archaeologist and author Thor Heyerdahl sailed into history with his many discoveries and excavations. The August issue of Viking highlights several of his expeditions, from the revelations of the lava tuff moai on Easter Island to the fiery conclusion of the Tigris.

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Social Welfare Services—A Good Investment

Every now and then I meet people who ask me about the level of social welfare services available in Norway. Many are impressed by the coverage, which includes health care benefits for everyone, one year of parental leave, unemployment benefits and a minimum retirement payment—even for people who have never worked.

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Step Up Your Cultural Skills Game

Want to feel more connected to your heritage while having fun? Members who participate in the Sons of Norway Cultural Skills Program tell us that they feel engaged and energized. Here are a few ideas to get you going.

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Step Up Your Cultural Skills Game

Beach Fun in Lofoten

Ready for a beach vacation? Make sure Norway on your list! As mentioned in the July issue of Viking, Norway is brimming with beautiful beaches. In fact, it’s home to the second longest shoreline in the world and 239,057 islands.

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Beach Fun in Lofoten