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Application Fees in 2018

The Simplified Dues Structure, that will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2018, is designed to standardize dues amounts that are collected by US lodges. As a result of this simplification, our application form is being redesigned. The new form will not include a space to note the assessment of an application (initiation) fee that is charged by some lodges. Does your [...]

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Benefits of Heritage Membership

Sons of Norway members enjoy registering their young relatives (ages 0 - 15 years) as Heritage members. This is a great way to foster a future appreciation for Norwegian culture and heritage. Our youngest members can enjoy the following benefits of the organization: Cultural Skills Heritage Members can earn pins as they learn! There are five Cultural Skills units written specifically [...]

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Sons of Norway Sport Medal Program

Looking for another way to get members involved in your lodge? Consider using the Sports Medal Program to promote social activities in a healthy way by starting a walking group, setting up an exercise competition, forming a cross country ski group or organizing a biking group. Sons of Norway’s Sports Medal Program is a way for members of all ages and abilities [...]

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So Little Time; So Many Members to Recruit

The countdown to winding up our 2017 member recruitment campaign, a component of our #Growingto2020 initiative, has begun. Only a few weeks remain to increase this year’s membership rolls and ensure a vibrant future for your lodge. Remind your current members and top recruiters that lodges will receive these prizes in 2018 as congratulations for meeting their 2017 10% recruitment goals: [...]

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Year-End Reports

A packet of year-end forms were mailed to lodge secretaries at the beginning of November. The packet included: Lodge Achievement Form This form, with yes and no questions about lodge programming and activities done during 2017, can be completed online or by returning the completed paper form to Membership Services at Sons of Norway Headquarters. Family Lodge of the Year Form This form [...]

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Adding Family Members

Beginning Jan 1, 2018, new members have two options for their yearly dues: An Individual Membership for $60 or a Family Membership for $95. In order to qualify for a Family Membership, members must belong to the same lodge and reside at the same billing address (single family residence). Members do not need to be related. Family members can be added [...]

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New Membership Application Forms for U.S Lodges

Helping a prospective member apply for membership? Please be aware: The current application form should be used until Dec. 31, 2017 with the existing dues rates.  As a reminder:  A separate application should be submitted for each new member. (Lodges in Canada and Norway should continue using the existing form in 2018.) After Dec. 31, 2017 the new application form should [...]

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Reporting New Officers and Lodge Information For 2018

Dec. 15, 2017 is the deadline to report both new and continuing lodge officers for 2018 to Sons of Norway Headquarters.  Changes in meeting information can also be reported at the same time. Providing updated officer and meeting information by Dec. 15 is needed to ensure an accurate listing is included in the district directories.

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2016 Founders Awards

Congratulations to the 59 Founders Award Winners! Founders Awards are presented to lodges experiencing a 3% or more growth during the calendar year. Winning lodges receive a certificate and a prize check. Lodges growing a healthy 3% to 19% receive $50. Lodges which have generated a remarkable growth of 20% or more are gifted $100. Lodges with 20% or more [...]

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In-the-know about Lodge Liability Insurance

Each summer, Sons of Norway renews its Lodge Liability Insurance. Here is some general information about this important program. (Detailed information about coverage will be included when the invoice and insurance certificate are mailed out each fall.) Who is covered by the policy? The policy covers the International lodge, the district lodges, and the local lodges of Sons of Norway. It [...]

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