Sons of Norway has many different pins, certificates and plaques available to recognize membership achievements and milestones. Some are sent automatically from Sons of Norway Headquarters, while others are ordered by a lodge officer, typically the Financial or Membership Secretary.

Milestone Awards for Current Members

Available for Order

  • Anniversary Pins and Certificates – Recently redesigned with our new logo, these pins are available for every 5 years of adult (age 16+) membership, starting with year 5 and going up to year 75. Each lodge decides which pins to award and when to award them. Certificates, personalized with the member’s name, are also available, starting with year 25 and awarded at 5 year intervals. These pins are $3.00 each. There is no charge for the certificates.
  • Heritage Member Anniversary Certificates – The youngest members, ages 0 – 15, don’t qualify to receive Anniversary Pins. Instead, Sons of Norway has certificates for years 5, 10 and 15, which can be personalized with the Heritage member’s name. These can be ordered at no charge.

Sent Automatically by Sons of Norway Headquarters

  • Golden Pins and Certificates – Mailed by Sons of Norway Headquarters to Lodge Presidents quarterly, these pins and certificates are awarded to members who are at least 65 years old and who have been with Sons of Norway for 30 years or more. Golden members who qualified before January 1, 2018 have a discounted dues rate. Golden members who qualified beginning on January 1, 2018 and after do not receive a discounted dues rate but are still recognized by these awards.

Recognition for New Members

Available for Order

  • Velkommen Certificates – These certificates are personalized with the lodge name and number and can be awarded to new members to welcome them to Sons of Norway. There is no charge for these certificates.


Sent Automatically by Sons of Norway Headquarters

  • New Member Pins – Redesigned with the new logo, these pins are mailed out to new members inside their New Member Kits, which arrive 3 to 4 weeks after their membership has been entered at Sons of Norway Headquarters. These pins are magnetic, but regular stick pins can be requested if needed. The lodge can order replacements for missing or damaged New Member Pins.

Recognition Awards

Available for Order

  • Lodge Officer Pins – There are pins available for current and past lodge president, lodge officer and lodge director available to order for $3.00 each.
  • Tusen Takk and Certificate of Recognition – Great to have on hand to recognize members for their contributions to the lodge, these certificates can be ordered in packets of 10 from the Supply Department, at $3.00 per packet.
  • Plaques – Sons of Norway lodges and districts can order personalized 9 x 12” wooden plaques from Membership Services at a cost of $55.00 each plus shipping.
  • Birthday and other Special Event Certificates – These certificates can be created by Membership Services, upon request.
  • Distinguished Service Awards – This award was introduced in 2013 as a way to honor members with a history of dedicated service to Sons of Norway. Contact Membership Services for more details.

Sent Automatically by Sons of Norway Headquarters

  • Recruitment Pins and Certificates – Sons of Norway Headquarters mails recruitment pins directly to members when they recruit their first new member of the year. To qualify, a recruiter’s member number must be written on the ‘Member referred by” line of the new member application or entered in the recruiter field online. Only one pin is awarded to each recruiter per year and the design of the pin changes each year. Recruitment Certificates are mailed the following spring to the lodge vice president.

Orders for pins, certificates and plaques can be placed with the Supply Department at 800-945-8851 ext. 4645 or [email protected], or with Membership Services at 800-945-8851 ext. 4643 or [email protected]. Please contact us with any questions.