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Celebrate Founders’ Day

January 16 marks Founders’ Day – the day in 1895 when 18 Norwegian immigrants came together to establish a mutual assistance organization that has grown into the largest Norwegian cultural organization in the world. Driven to find a solution to financial hardships that many Norwegian-American families faced due to the onset of the economic depression, the founders naturally looked to Norway [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Founders’ Day

“Skam” is T.V. for Teens, by Teens

A unique t.v. series has taken Norway by social media storm. SKAM (Shame) has not only captivated the Norwegian teen market that it was intended for, but has rapidly caught on with adults in Norway and  viewers all over Scandinavia and in the U.K. The drama portrays the lives of teens and is set in Hartvig Nissens high school in suburban [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on “Skam” is T.V. for Teens, by Teens

Resolve to Help Your Lodge in 2017

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Every year, many of us pledge to better ourselves – exercise more, save more, etc. There are also many ways you can resolve to help the organization you love. Here are a few simple New Year’s resolutions for Sons of Norway. Share Sons of Norway with a friend or relative This is the [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Resolve to Help Your Lodge in 2017

Norwegian Reindeer Moss: Plant of Many Uses

Did you know that Norway is a worldwide supplier of a natural material central to crafts and interior décor projects around the world? The botanical name of the plant is Cladonia Stellaris, but it is popularly known as Norwegian reindeer moss (technically, a lichen). One company reports selling 32,000 square meters of the moss in 2016, with 85% being exported from [...]

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2017 Holiday Planning Guide

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas.  2017 is right around the corner, how will you be celebrating? The holiday travel trend is becoming increasingly popular. From romantic Valentine’s Day getaways and New Year’s Eve trips, to visiting Santa in Finland, or even celebrating another country’s cultural holiday, [...]

By |December 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Holiday Planning Guide

The Tallies are In!

This week, Sons of Norway Chief Executive Officer Eivind Heiberg presented the charitable recipients of the 32nd Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast with nearly $8,000 each, the result of the generosity of those who attended last month’s event. Pictured receiving a warm handshake is Second Harvest Heartland CEO Rob Zeaske. Minnesota Military Family Foundation Founder and President Bill Popp was also on hand to accept [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Tallies are In!

Sons of Norway Hires New Foundation Director Ahead of Golden Jubilee

Sons of Norway announced today that Corrie Maki Knudson has been hired to serve as the new Director of the Sons of Norway Foundation.  Joining the Foundation in advance of its 50th anniversary, Knudson brings with her a wealth of experience and success from within the fundraising industry. Having spent the last decade working in philanthropy and focusing on the areas [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Hires New Foundation Director Ahead of Golden Jubilee

Inspiring Young Minds

Norwegian innovator Johan Brand is on a mission to make learning fun. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Kahoot!, a new game-based learning platform used by millions in classrooms worldwide. It encourages scholastic engagement via customizable content and a user-friendly interface that incorporates smartphones. Brand believes that games are based on our first language—play—the crucial element to how we learn about [...]

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Blog|Comments Off on Inspiring Young Minds

Holiday Wish List

November is here, and it’s time to make your Christmas list and check it twice! Looking for some inspiration? In the November 2016 issue of Viking, we rounded up Nordic-inspired gift ideas, including toys, home goods, books and accessories. Here are a few more of our favorites. Display your holiday sweets in the Ginger Serving Bowl by Sagaform. Color enthusiasts will [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Holiday Wish List

It Takes Two

In the November 2016 issue of Viking we talked with Norwegian screenwriters Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen. They are the masterminds behind Norway’s hit television drama, “Acquitted.” Here, they discuss more about their career and favorite places in Norway. On the inspiration behind the television series “Acquitted” The story is inspired by a real life 1995 murder case in Norway. [...]

By |November 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on It Takes Two