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Putting together a thought provoking and engaging program may seem like a real challenge, but it shouldn’t. New and unique ideas can be right under your nose and need only a little digging to find. Take Kristiania 1-047 in Rochester, MN, as an example. Their recent program attracted over sixty people, including several guests. What did Kristiania do and can it [...]
Step outside your comfort zone by expanding or enhancing your lodge programs. New and different programming keeps members engaged and interested in your lodge. Plus, a satisfied member brings in potential members. Use some of these tips and watch your lodge grow. Start a Cultural Skills Group in Your Lodge. Organizing a Cultural Skills group is a great way to encourage [...]
September marks an important month for Sons of Norway: Life Insurance Awareness Month. As the backbone of the organization, life insurance and annuities provide the financial support for members and lodges. Your lodge’s Financial Benefits Counselor (FBC), plays vital role in the organization by serving as link between members and Sons of Norway’s secure financial products. If you’re a regular reader [...]
Often a lodge greeter is an underutilized or unfilled position. In cases where a lodge has a greeter, they are often relegated to handshakes and smiles for members at the beginning of a meeting or event. This is unfortunate because, when used properly, the greeter can be an important part of a lodge's membership retention strategy. The primary responsibility of a [...]
As leaders in Sons of Norway, we’re all familiar with what makes our organization great: the way we celebrate our Norwegian heritage, the philanthropic opportunities available and our outstanding financial products. We can list all the benefits that come with being a Sons of Norway member, but how are we selling our own lodges? Understanding the difference between being able to [...]