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2018 Recruitment Update

New member recruitment is underway. Earlier this year the International Board set a new member recruitment goal of 3,300 paid members. That's a new member recruitment goal of 9% across all lodges. For a lodge of 70 members, this is a goal of 6 new dues paid members. For lodges of 50 or fewer members, the goal is to recruit 4 [...]

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2018 Recruitment Update

Members’ Privacy Is Critical to Sons of Norway

As a Sons of Norway officer, you must respect the privacy of members. (Read our privacy promise now.) As an officer in this organization you have agreed to never share or use members’ personal contact, health or other information for anything other than approved Sons of Norway business. You are obligated to safeguard members’ information by handling it in such a [...]

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Members’ Privacy Is Critical to Sons of Norway

2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition

Encourage your local lodge members to show off their artistry and celebrate Norwegian culture by participating in the 2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition, part of the International Convention Bloomington, Minn., August 16 -19. Amateur and professional Sons of Norway members can compete or exhibit work in various Norwegian folk art categories including rosemaling, hardanger embroidery, hand knitting, photography and [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2018 International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition

Affiliate Members

Winter may bring snowbirds to your lodge. At the same time as they are enjoying the sunshine and warmth of their temporary location, they may wish to continue experiencing the fellowship of a lodge. Consider inviting these temporary residents to become affiliate members of your lodge. What is an affiliate membership? Affiliate membership allows an individual to belong to two or [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Affiliate Members

Ignite Your Recruitment Efforts Through Volunteerism

Sons of Norway has a lot to offer its members: an engaging fraternal spirit, stable financial products and outstanding member benefits like Viking, just to name a few. New members are looking for more, though. Increasingly, we’re seeing an interest in connecting with communities as much as connecting with Norwegian heritage. How can lodges turn this shift into an advantage? Volunteerism. [...]

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Plan now to boost membership in 2018

Will your lodge be participating in community-wide festivals or events in in the upcoming year? Make the most of these opportunities to build interest in Sons of Norway and invite more prospective members to join. After attending Olympia Norway Day last April, Hovedstad 2-094 in Olympia, WA, recruited 75% of their 2017 new members within three months. They had member enrollment [...]

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Turning Your Members into Recruiters

The holidays may seem like the distant future, but for Sons of Norway they’re right around the corner. In fact, September through December is our busiest time. The next four months account for a significant portion of Sons of Norway’s annual recruitment, so it’s easy to see why the rest of the year will go by like a breeze. Because the [...]

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Resource Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Turning Your Members into Recruiters

Is your lodge getting ready for Syttende Mai?

It will be difficult to top the excitement of last year’s bicentennial of Norway’s Constitution, but 2015 can definitely be a year to remember! This month, we’ll highlight three simple ways your lodge can mark Syttende Mai in your community. Pass a City Resolution. The civic contributions of Sons of Norway lodges make them pillar of their communities – so why not [...]

By |April 11th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Resource Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Is your lodge getting ready for Syttende Mai?