Resource Blog

Member resources and ideas including recruitment, administrative, programming and community engagement.

In-the-know about Lodge Liability Insurance

Each summer, Sons of Norway renews its Lodge Liability Insurance. Here is some general information about this important program. (Detailed information about coverage will be included when the invoice and insurance certificate are mailed out each fall.) Who is covered by the policy? The policy covers the International lodge, the district lodges, and the local lodges of Sons of Norway. It [...]

By |May 29th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on In-the-know about Lodge Liability Insurance

Maintaining Momentum through the Summer

2017 has been a great recruitment year for Sons of Norway. Armed with the ambitious goals from the International Board of Directors, many lodges are already well on their way to not only making their goals, but exceeding them. The next challenge: overcoming the summer slump. From June through August, recruitment numbers fall. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the number [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Maintaining Momentum through the Summer

Summer is a Great Time for Lodge Picnics

Summer is here so that means it’s a great time for a lodge picnic. As you might remember from previous issues of R&R, June through August are a slower time for many lodges as they take a break from regular programs and events. This slow down means summer can actually be a dangerous time for lodges because they may lose members. [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Summer is a Great Time for Lodge Picnics

Lodge Officer Duties

Have you just been elected to a new officer position within your lodge?  The following brief summary of duties for the top six local lodge officers may prove helpful: President: The president is the highest-ranking officer and has general supervision over the lodge. He or she serves as the ‘team leader’ who appoints committees, presides over meetings, encourages the activities of [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Lodge Officer Duties

Lodge Officer Updates D63 Forms

Have you just been elected to a new officer position within your lodge?  The following brief summary of duties for the top six local lodge officers may prove helpful: President: The president is the highest-ranking officer and has general supervision over the lodge. He or she serves as the ‘team leader’ who appoints committees, presides over meetings, encourages the activities of [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Lodge Officer Updates D63 Forms

Expand and Enhance Your Lodge Programming

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 [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Categories: 2016, notforblog, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Expand and Enhance Your Lodge Programming

Hosting a Successful New Member Dinner

New Member Dinners are an excellent way to introduce prospective members to all that Sons of Norway has to offer. Well organized dinners can recruit several new members to a lodge. Plus, since the cost is offset by the Sons of Norway Marketing Department, New Member Dinners are an affordable event to add to any lodge calendar. This month, we’re sharing tips [...]

By |November 13th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Hosting a Successful New Member Dinner

Foundation Scholarships

Is your lodge looking for a great benefit to retain members? Look no further than the Sons of Norway Foundation’s scholarships. These funding opportunities for college students are great incentives to stay in Sons of Norway. Not familiar with the Foundation’s scholarships? Let’s take a moment to review them and explain how your lodge can use them to attract new members. [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Foundation Scholarships

How to Connect Your Financial Benefits Counselor Into Your Lodge

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 [...]

By |September 12th, 2016|Categories: 2016, notforblog, Resource Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on How to Connect Your Financial Benefits Counselor Into Your Lodge

2016 Recruitment Challenge

It’s back! As we mentioned in last month’s R&R, Sons of Norway Headquarters is bringing back the Recruitment Challenge for 2016, giving your lodge another opportunity to be rewarded for its collective recruitment and retention efforts! Since it’s still early, your lodge has ample opportunity make 2016 a year to remember. To make these dreams of success a reality, though, your [...]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2016 Recruitment Challenge