Previously, Heritage members who turned 16 would receive one of four cards instructing them how to transition to the next membership category, Unge Venner. As a part of the simplified dues structure approved at the 2016 International Convention, this membership category for members age 16 to 23 was discontinued in the United States on January 1, 2018, and will be discontinued in Canada and Norway on January 1, 2020.
Unge Venner in the U.S., who are in a household with a member, are automatically transferred into a family membership. Those who are not part of a family membership will receive a dues statement that includes an explanation of the benefits of adult membership in Sons of Norway. (This will take place for Canadian and Norwegian members who turn 16 beginning on January 1, 2020.)