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Mission Statement

The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote, preserve, and cherish a lasting appreciation of the heritage and culture of Norway and other Nordic countries while growing soundly as a fraternal benefit society and offering maximum benefits to its members.

Sons of Norways misjon er å fremme, ivareta og på lang sikt verne om norske og andre nordiske kulturtradisjoner, samtidig som organisasjonen får vokse og utvikle seg som en broderskapsforening med maksimal hjelp og støtte til alle medlemmer.

Sons of Norway is a fraternal benefit society with lodges throughout the United States, Canada and Norway.

Membership Benefits

  1. Welcome to participate in all lodge activities
  2. Heritage classes - including language, dancing and crafts
  3. Heritage and language camps
  4. Scholarships for: College - Language Camps - Oslo International Summer School - Camp Norway - Many Others
  5. Sports and Recreational Activities: Golf Tournaments - Bowling Tournaments - Horseshoe Tournaments - Cross Country Ski Tournaments - Lodge Picnics
  6. Use of Trollhaugen Recreational Facility at Stampede Pass

Scholarship Application Forms

  1. Ray Berg Memorial Scholarship Forms
  2. Camp Trollhaugen Scholarship Form
  3. Camp Normanna Scholarship Form
  4. Camp Nidaros Scholarship Form

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        Monthtly Events

  1. General Meeting at 7:30pm on the third Thursday of the month. During the meeting our Youth Group (up to 21 years of age) meets downstairs. Social time at 6:00pm / Dinner at 6:30pm (small gratuity asked).
  2. Bothell Lodge Dance on every first Saturday of the month, September through May (except December), from 8:00pm to 11:30pm – Scandinavian and American Dances with Live Music. Call Judy Treub at 206-935-4271 for info.
  3. Bowling League "Good Time Bowlers", Tuesdays at 7:00pm at Spin Alley in Richmond Beach Bowlers can still join. Contact Ivan Thompson at 206-546-2962.
  4. Adult Cook and Eat Norwegian Faar I Kaal (Lamb in Cabbage) The National Dish of Norway. The class is on February 13, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. COST: $15.00 for Bothell members / $20.00 for non-Bothell members. Registration is required by February 6th to Selma Snaring at 425-385-2144.
  5. Lefse Classes Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 9:00am and a kids class at 2:00pm. Taught by Mike Nelson. Learn to cook, rice, mix, pat, roll, bake, turn, cook and take home some lefse. Cost is $10.00 for Bothell Lodge Members and $15.00 for non-members. Registration is required, Contact Mike Nelson at 425-486-5275.
  6. Norwegian Youth Day Camp "The theme is Trolls", Saturday March 1, 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The purpose of this class is to introduce and promote the culture and heritage of Norway. Open to ages 8-21 years old. Free to Bothell Lodge Members and $5.00 for Non-Members. Registration is required. Contact Seth Tufteland at Sofnseth@yahoo.com or 206-605-4112.
  7. 2014 Annual Nordic Heritage Day, Saturday March 8, 2014 10:00am to 3:00 pm. Food demonstrations and samples for tasting, craft demonstrations, genealogy. Lunch available for purchase featuring Pea Soup, Open Face Sandwiches, Rommegrat and Desserts. Open to the Public, Free Admission & Free Parking.
  8. Thursday, April 10 Lese Gruppe (Reading Group)
  9. The 5th Norwegian Genealogy Workshop will once again be under the leadership of UW Scandinavian Studies Professor Jan Sjaavik on Saturday April 12, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This year the main focus will be on how to research and read Norwegian probate records and Jan will preview your questions and problems sent to him prior to the workshop on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-Registration is $25.00 and required by April 5, 2014. Contact Selma Snaring, Cultural Director at 425-385-2144 and Gary Ramstad, class registration at 206-365-6913. For information and application please click on Norwegian Genealogy Workshop Flyer.
  10. Thursday, April 17 Lodge Night– Baked Potato Dinner - 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:30 pm.
  11. Friday, April 25th, BUNKO
  12. Monday, April 28, Rosemaling Class. This class under the leadership of Marilyn Hansen is scheduled for Monday's; April 28, May 5, 12, 19 2014 9:30am-3:30pm. She is offering the same class on the same days from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Beginners will learn painting of an 8" plate in Telemark design. Continuing students will paint a 12" plate in Telemark design. Advanced students will have a choice of other wood designs. Under the watchful eye of Marilyn, every student learns the tech-nique of rosemaling and accomplishes painting on their project. Bring your lunch, coffee, tea, and goodies will be provided. Wear old clothes. COST: $95.00 for Bothell Sons of Norway members $105.00 for non members. TO REGISTER CONTACT: Marilyn Hansen 425-765-3694
  13. The Sons of Norway District 2 Folk Art Competition & Exhibition is coming to Eugene! Every two years,the District convention host lodge and the District Cultural Director team up and work to bring a wonderful Folk art show for all to enjoy. The exhibit will have both judged and display only items. Some will be for sale and some not (NFS), but all will be available for the coveted "People's Choice" award. You will need to enter an item(s) into the show with the provided form. The completed forms need to be mailed into the Folk Art chairperson, Patti Jo Meshnik by May 1, 2014. Details and entry form are here.
  14. Swedish Weaving Class, May 10, 2014 10:00AM - 1:00PM. This very popular class of handwork, where every row of stitching begins to reveal the pattern, will be instructed by Wendy Wight. She has made many afghans in several different patterns and will share her love of the art to you. COST: $5.00 For Bothell members / $10.00 for non members. Supply list available on website or on the information table.
  15. Klostersøm class, May 10, 2014 10:00AM- 1:00PM. Klosterøm is worked in straight stitches in horizontal rows of stitches of equal length on canvas using wool yarn. In class you will be making a delightful "8 X 10" picture of a bride and groom in Hardanger customs. COST: $10.00 for Bothell members. $15.00 for non members. No cost for previous class attendees. Registration by May 1, 2014 to Selma Snaring 425-385-2144
  16. Rømmegraut, Adult cook and eat Norwegian, a Norwegian delicacy of a creamy porridge is being offered on May 22, 2014, 6pm - 9pm.
  17. Troll Rock Creations, June 28, 2014 10:00AM- 1:00PM. (Note date and time change). Start collecting rocks and adornments for making your adorable, ugly, scary, one of a kind troll. Rocks with odd shapes, indentations, and holes allow you more creativity. Be creative, it's more fun that way. Cost: $5.00 For Bothell members / $10.00 for non members
  18. August 21, 2014 brings the Third Annual Classic Car Show and another pot luck, this one with us bringing side dishes, salads or desserts. Mike Nelson and Bill Hicks will be grilling steak and chicken provided by the lodge. Again, because it is a pot luck, please bring your own dishes and utensils. This keeps clean up to a minimum and is very much appreciated. I've heard there will be even more great cars at the show. THIRD ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND BARBECUE at Lodge Night August 21, 2014. If you have a classic car in your GARAGE, please get it up and running and bring it over at 5:30PM. The cars that have shown in the past are so beautiful and so nostalgic for some. Gary Ramstad, our car show organizer, is an avid 'VOLVO MAN' and organizes many shows throughout our area. Contact Gary for more details at 206-365-6913. 6:00 Social and Classic Car Show 6:30 Pot luck and BBQ- bring a side dish and/or dessert to share and your own plates and utensils. Lodge provides meat. 7:30 Brief meeting.
  19. Annual Bazaar, Bake Sale and Luncheon, Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Free admission. Free parking. Open to the Public. Bazaar: Vendor tables with crafts and giftware. Bake Sale: Featuring Norwegian baked goods. Lunch: (available for purchase) Open Face Sandwiches, Pea Soup, Rommegrot and Desserts.
  20. Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:00noon to 6:00pm. The dinner, served Family Style, will consist of Lutefisk, Meatballs, Boiled Potatoes, Coleslaw, Lefse and Ice Cream for Dessert, plus your choice of Coffee, Tea or Milk. Free Parking. No Reservations required. Prices to be announced.