Why did Sons of Norway postpone the International and District Conventions?
The Charter & Constitution gives the International Board of Directors authority to suspend or postpone the international convention for one meeting in case of a national emergency. Due to the national emergency declared in the United States, and the guidance for group gatherings issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Board of Directors determined that the most responsible course of action was to postpone the international convention until 2022.
When and where will the next international convention be held?
The next international convention will be held in 2022. The location has yet to be determined.
What do we do about district officers?
It is expected that all district and international delegates and those installed in leadership positions for the 2018-2020 biennium will continue in service until the regular session lodge meetings of 2022. All questions should be directed to your district president.
Is Sons of Norway financially secure?
Yes. Our solvency remains extremely strong, which means our ability to pay claims and annuity income streams remains unchanged amid today’s uncertain circumstances. We want to thank you for being part of Sons of Norway and let you know we remain true to our mission of protecting our members, policy holders and employees.
How can my lodge take part in the recent food shelf program offer?
To be eligible for this program, lodges must notify Sons of Norway headquarters of their plans to participate and send receipts to: Matt Roedel 1455 W. Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408. Please include a brief description of the aid given, including donation amount and the name and contact information of the recipient organization.
When will lodges meet again?
We strongly recommend that all Sons of Norway lodge meetings and in-person events of any kind be postponed through April 30th. Please follow all state and local guidelines as you make decisions for your lodge.
Is Sons of Norway still selling financial products and recruiting members during this time?
Yes, Sons of Norway remains strong during this time and is continuing to both sell financial products and recruit new members.
What about the event we have planned?
If you have an event planned for the next few weeks, we strongly recommend that you reschedule it. Most importantly, please follow all state and local guidelines as you consider holding in-person gatherings of any kind.
Can I still earn a Cultural Skills pin or work toward a Sports Medal?
Members are encouraged to work toward Cultural Skills pins and Sports Medals during this time. Send completed Cultural Skills reports to [email protected], or mail hard copies to Sons of Norway headquarters. Sports Directors may order pins for lodge members by e-mailing [email protected], calling 612-821-4642, or mailing order forms to headquarters. Medals and pins will be mailed to lodge officers as staff scheduling allows.
Can I still reach people at Sons of Norway Headquarters if I have questions?
Yes. We are still operating during our regular business hours, with most of our employees working from home. Each department is fully operational and able to assist you as needed.
Can I still reach my Insurance Professional?
Yes. If you have any questions or if other issues arise, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Insurance Professional by phone or email. They will be happy to serve you during this time.
Will I still receive my Viking magazine?
Yes! We will continue to print and ship Viking magazine though depending on where you live, your delivery may be delayed due to temporary shipping restrictions. We encourage you to view the digital version of the magazine online if delivery to your area is delayed.