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

New Membership Application Forms for U.S Lodges

Helping a prospective member apply for membership? Please be aware: The current application form should be used until Dec. 31, 2017 with the existing dues rates.  As a reminder:  A separate application should be submitted for each new member. (Lodges in Canada and Norway should continue using the existing form in 2018.) After Dec. 31, 2017 the new application form should [...]

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Adding Family Members

Beginning Jan 1, 2018, new members have two options for their yearly dues: An Individual Membership for $60 or a Family Membership for $95. In order to qualify for a Family Membership, members must belong to the same lodge and reside at the same billing address (single family residence). Members do not need to be related. Family members can be added [...]

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Reporting New Officers and Lodge Information For 2018

Dec. 15, 2017 is the deadline to report both new and continuing lodge officers for 2018 to Sons of Norway Headquarters.  Changes in meeting information can also be reported at the same time. Providing updated officer and meeting information by Dec. 15 is needed to ensure an accurate listing is included in the district directories.

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Reporting New Officers and Lodge Information For 2018

2016 Founders Awards

Congratulations to the 59 Founders Award Winners! Founders Awards are presented to lodges experiencing a 3% or more growth during the calendar year. Winning lodges receive a certificate and a prize check. Lodges growing a healthy 3% to 19% receive $50. Lodges which have generated a remarkable growth of 20% or more are gifted $100. Lodges with 20% or more [...]

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2016 Founders Awards

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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