2012

Adding a Greeter to Your Lodge

Polar Star 5-472 set a goal for itself in 2014: to develop lodge activities that would fulfill the requirements for parts 1 and 2 of the Cultural Skills unit on Norwegian Music. Cultural Director Barb Johnson facilitated the effort, laying out which activities each member needed to complete in order to meet the requirements. For Part 1, Barb Johnson gave a presentation [...]

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Creating an Inviting Lodge

Beyond the greeter's welcome at the door, creating an inviting lodge can be accomplished by all lodge officers and leaders. Lodges that put an emphasis on creating a welcoming environment see the results in increased retention rates. Here are some simple suggestions you and the rest of your lodge officers can use to help create a more welcoming environment for new [...]

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Simple Syttende Mai Ideas

Syttende Mai is a great time for every lodge to showcase their Norwegian pride in the community. However, not every lodge has the resources to organize a large parade or banquet. Luckily, the Sons of Norway Headquarters has resources available for lodges to organize their own Syttende Mai program. The info bank units, mini presentations and other tools available in the [...]

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Volunteer for Syttende Mai

Syttende Mai is one of the biggest celebrations of Norwegian culture and is marked by parades and celebrations. In Norway, the holiday is highlighted with children marching in parades carrying the banners of their schools. It’s time to celebrate Norway’s belief that children are the future. Similarly, Syttende Mai should be a time for your lodge to invest in the future [...]

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Large Lodge Fundraisers

More elaborate fundraisers are a terrific option for large lodges or those with an active membership base. While they’ll require a bit more planning up front, these fundraisers have an ability to raise more money. Here are three unique ways your lodge can raise extra money during the next year: State or County Fair. This has been a very profitable fundraiser for [...]

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