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Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? It’s true: a Congressional act in 2004 officially designated April as the month to teach Americans the importance of establishing and keeping healthy financial habits. As a fraternal life insurer company, Sons of Norway has been helping members increase their financial literacy for more than 120 years. Thanks to the organization’s talented [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Financial Literacy Month

Winter Volunteerism Ideas

With November here it’s safe to say winter is on its way. While this means cooler weather, it also means new and unique chances for your lodge to give back to the community. One of these efforts kicked off at the beginning of the month: Movember, the month long beard-growing that raises money for cancer research. Fun and timely volunteer opportunities [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Winter Volunteerism Ideas

Celebrating the New Year in Norway

Ready or not, the heart of the holiday season is upon us! With one holiday coming after another, everything can be a bit of a blur. Because of this, planning ahead is crucial. One event that often gets overlooked is New Year’s Eve. It’s too bad, too; New Year’s Eve is a natural party, meaning it’s a great opportunity for your [...]

By |December 19th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Celebrating the New Year in Norway

2016 Lodge Goals

2016 Lodge Goals As 2015 draws to a close it’s time to start looking to the future. Has your lodge leadership team discussed its vision for next year? Setting goals for 2016 is a great way to help shape the lodge in a positive way. Let’s spend some time examining what kinds of goals your lodge should consider and how you [...]

By |December 12th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2016 Lodge Goals

Promote Your Lodge in the Community

With lodges back in full swing, a lot of members are thinking of ways to raise awareness of Sons of Norway in their community and recruit new members. If you are a long-time reader of the R&R, then you know we've discussed a lot of different options for local lodges. This month, however, we are going to discuss one of the [...]

By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Promote Your Lodge in the Community

Celebrate St. Olav’s Day

Have you ever been to a St. Olav’s Day celebration? If you live outside Norway, chances are you probably haven’t. It’s even more likely that your friends and neighbors haven’t either, making St. Olav’s Day an excellent opportunity to introduce them to Norwegian culture. Let’s highlight some of the traditional aspects of the holiday followed by a few ways your lodge [...]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Celebrate St. Olav’s Day

Adding a Greeter to Your Lodge

Often a lodge greeter is an underutilized or unfilled position. In cases where a lodge has a greeter, they are often relegated to handshakes and smiles for members at the beginning of a meeting or event. This is unfortunate because, when used properly, the greeter can be an important part of a lodge's membership retention strategy. The primary responsibility of a [...]

By |November 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015, notforblog, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Adding a Greeter to Your Lodge

Foundation Month

Did you know next month is Sons of Norway Foundation month? It’s an opportunity to celebrate a part of Sons of Norway that gives so much throughout the year. In fact, the Foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars annually to students, community projects and lodges across the organization that fulfill the organization’s mission to spread Norwegian culture in our communities. [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Foundation Month

Dawson Creek: Making Headlines

Dawson Creek is a small town in northeastern British Columbia, near the province’s border with Alberta. With just over 11,000 residents, it may not be a major city, but it boasts a thriving Sons of Norway lodge that is more than capable of making a big difference in the community. In fact, Dawson Creek 7-079 recently made headlines by raising more [...]

By |August 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Dawson Creek: Making Headlines

Recruiting Rumelva Style

Last December, Sons of Norway welcomed its newest lodge when Rumelva #1-685, had its institution. After having its introductory meeting in Cambridge, MN on Syttende Mai, the lodge recruited 40 members in just six short months. But, the lodge didn't stop there. They now boast an impressive membership of over 50. Sons of Norway spent some time talking with Rumelva's Social [...]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Recruiting Rumelva Style