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Holding new member recruitment events is a great way to promote your lodge and increase your membership. What better way to entice potential members than with food and fellowship? One of the best partners you have in your efforts to recruit new members is your Financial Benefits Counselor (FBC). Your FBC will help organize a New Membership Dinner and make a [...]
Lodge presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers, financial/membership secretaries and editors can download membership lists by following these steps: Sign on to www.sofn.com with your user name and password. From your Member Profile page, click “Membership Lists” to the left of your name. (To get to the profile page from elsewhere on the site, click on the word 'Profile' to the left [...]
Sons of Norway is very excited to announce that Trollheim 1-511 in St. Cloud, MN is the winner of the Tubfrim drawing to give away a ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. Their postcard was drawn from among 876 cards.
At the beginning of 2018, a simplified dues structure was implemented in the U.S. with two membership categories: Individual and Family. Golden membership, awarded since 1999, was discontinued in the United States at this time. However, changes were made at the 2018 International Convention where the delegates approved the reinstatement of recognition for long-term members. Beginning on January 1, 2018, when [...]
Lodge Membership Activity Report On the second business day of each month, Sons of Norway headquarters sends out a "Sons of Norway Lodge Membership Activity Report" for lodges that had membership activity during the previous month. This report is automatically sent, by email or by regular mail, to the lodge vice president and the financial or membership secretary. Other officers can [...]
Some members divide their time between two different locations during the year. To ensure that Sons of Norway sends mail to the right address at the right time, a member or lodge officer can set up, change or reset a seasonal address. Setting up a seasonal address If a member has never had a seasonal address with Sons of Norway, they [...]
It might not on your calendar, but September is National Self Improvement Month, an opportune time to choose a hobby, start working out or begin eating healthier. But what if instead we considered ways to improve our lodges? Because many are now getting restarted after a summer off, September is a great time to consider how we can improve our lodges [...]
In early November, a packet will be mailed from Sons of Norway Headquarters to lodge secretaries. This packet will include the Lodge of the Year form, Family Lodge of the Year form and the AFA Year End Report, all of which are due back to Headquarters by Feb. 1, 2018. Reporting Tips Online survey formats for both Lodge of the Year [...]