Worker using computer for collective virtual meeting and group video conference. Man at desktop chatting with friends online. Vector illustration for videoconference, remote work, technology conceptSons of Norway has been following the COVID-19 crisis closely. In light of the declaration of a national emergency in the United States, and the CDC’s recommendation to avoid gatherings of ten or more people, we are strongly recommending that all lodge meetings and in-person events related to Sons of Norway be postponed through April 30th. We will continue to communicate updates throughout the month of April.

We recognize the difficulty this poses to all of us, but it is important that we work together as an organization to respond this crisis responsibly. Please continue to follow all state and local guidelines as you make decisions for your lodge. If we can help in any way, don’t hesitate to contact the Fraternal department at [email protected].

Video Conferencing Options for Meetings

Although we are not able to distribute video conferencing software directly to lodges, we recommend using any of the following free or low-cost options. After an initial download, you will be given a quick set of instructions to get connected. It’s fairly simply to have several people participate at once.

  1. GoToMeeting
  2. Zoom
  3. Skype
  4. Amazon Chime
  5. Google Hangouts
  6. FaceTime (limited to smaller groups; this option requires each participant to use an Apple product such as an iPhone, iPad or Macbook)