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Dear members,

Sons of Norway has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the upcoming 2020 District and International Lodge meetings. The Sons of Norway International Board of Directors has voted to postpone the International Lodge Meeting and Convention scheduled for August 2020 in Ringsaker, Norway. Pursuant to the national emergency provisions in the Charter and Constitutions, the meeting will be postponed until 2022.

In addition, the International Board, through its interim authority granted by the International Lodge, has voted to postpone all 2020 District Lodge meetings until 2022. These postponements serve to continue the 2018-2020 biennium into the year 2022. 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.

We understand that these postponements present a litany of questions, which we will answer in the near future as the scope of this global health emergency is further defined. For now, the best way to move our organization through this crisis is to keep the current structure in place, as stipulated in the Charter and Constitutions.

Ron Stubbings, International President

Chris Pinkerton, CEO