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Year End Report Reminder

A packet of year-end forms were mailed to lodge secretaries at the beginning of November. The packet included a Lodge Achievement Form, a Family Lodge of the Year Form and an American Fraternal Alliance Year End Report. The Lodge Achievement and Family Lodge of the Year forms are due to Sons of Norway Headquarters by Feb. 1, 2018. Do not mail the [...]

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Highlight Your Lodge

Interested in showcasing all the great things your lodge does? Viking magazine’s District Happenings section is the perfect place to do just that! Members should submit photographs to their lodge’s publicity director to forward them on to the district’s publicity director. If your lodge does not have a publicity director, members should send submissions directly to the district’s publicity director via [...]

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2018 Recruitment Campaign Update

Good News:  We've welcomed over 1,000 new members through May 31, and 13 lodges have recently met or exceeded their 2018 recruitment goal. Read the detailed results by District and Lodge online now.   More Good News:  In May all eight of our Districts had a net gain in members. Way to go everyone! Members deserve recognition Don't let members miss out!  [...]

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Spotlight on Volunteerism: Vestland Lodge

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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2018 Lodge Officer Updates

The deadline for reporting was December 15, 2017. By this target date, 65% of lodges had reported their 2018 officers which is the highest rate of compliance for this program in over 15 years. Didn’t report your officers by December 15th? New rosters should still be provided to Sons of Norway Headquarters online, by fax (612-827-0658) or by email ([email protected]). However, [...]

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Valhall Lodge 6-025 members build community over Cultural Skills Units

In 2014, a group of members of Valhall Lodge 6-025 in San Diego, CA worked together to earn their Cultural Skills Pins for Norwegian Literature.  Fourteen members completed applications for Parts 1, 2 or 3 under the guidance of Tam Stautland. For Literature Part 1, members met at House of Norway to read Pan by Knut Hamsun and selected works by Henrik Ibsen. [...]

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Volunteer Coordinator Another Option

Since the founding of Sons of Norway, helping other individuals and communities has been a core value of the organization. Beginning over a decade ago, Sons of Norway introduced the Adopt A School program to encourage lodges to volunteer in their local schools. A few years later, this program was expanded and lodges were encouraged to support youth through Project Framtid. [...]

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Lodge Membership Lists

The top lodge officers can download membership lists by signing on to www.sonsofnorway.com. Click on the “Log In” button in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Enter the username and password. Hit “Enter.” From the Membership Profile page, click “membership list” from the column on the left side of the page. Tip: you can access the Membership Profile [...]

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Membership Recruitment Retention and Support

Because Sons of Norway is a membership organization, all lodge officers have duties that support both new and current members. However, the Vice President and Membership or Financial Secretaries are more membership focused than the other lodge officer positions. Here are some of their membership related duties: Vice President Serves as chair of the Membership Committee Is in charge of the [...]

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Officer Duties: Who Does What?

It’s time to elect new lodge leadership for 2019. To assist the nominating committee as they recruit candidates and develop a slate of potential officers, the following brief summary of duties for the top six local lodge officers may prove helpful: President The president is the highest-ranking officer and has general supervision over the lodge. He or she serves as the [...]

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