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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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        Monthly 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 7:00pm to 10:00pm – Scandinavian and American Dances with Live Music. May will be our last dance at Bothell Sons of Nonray. Call Ken & Freda Howard 425-672-4508
  3. “Good Time Bowlers” Tuesdays at 7:00pm, September through May at Spin Alley in Richmond Beach. Contact Ivan Thompson at 206-546-2962
  4. Lese Gruppe (Reading Group) meets on the second Thursday, September through June at 10:00am at Bothell Lodge. All are Welcome. Contact Myrna Ramstad at 206-365-6913 for information on the current book the group is reading.
  5. Fiber Arts and Social time - Meets every third Sunday of the month through May 2016 from 1-3 pm. Call Wendy Wight or Marlene Bissell for more information.
  6. Family Fun Night - January 22 - 5:30 pm.
  7. District 2 Cross Countrv Ski Roce 2016 - Saturday, February 6, 2O16 at Trollhaugen Lodge - Stampede Pass, Exit 52. Registration starts at 9:30 am, Race starts at 11:00 am, Lunch at 12:00. Cost: Donation. For more information call Susan Kirkeby @509-535-547L or viking.gurl@gmail.com
  8. Superbowl Party - Sunday February 7, 2O16. Start time is 1 pm for the pre-game hype. Bring your favorite Football munchies to add to the table. We will be watching it on our 6 foot screen.
  9. Bunco - Friday, February 26 - 6:30 pm. $3.00 for prize fund and bring a snack
  10. Lefse Class - Saturday, February 27 at 9:00am to noon. Taught by Mike Nelson. Learn to cook, rice, mix, pat, roll, bake, turn, and cool. Take home some Lefse. Cost $15.00 for Bothell Lodge Members and $20.00 for non-members. Registration is required. Contact Mike Nelson at 425-486-5275.
  11. Nordic Heritage Day - Saturday March 12, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Bunad Parade, Fjord horse, craft demonstrations, weaving, fiber arts, Norway in a Nutshell, Nidaros Pilgrimage, craft demonstrations and more. Bunad parade at 10:30 am. Bunad slide show at 11:00 am by Arnold Ronning. Nidaros Pilgrimage slide show at 1 pm by Kristine Leander. Lunch available for purchase featuring Pea Soup, Open Face Sandwiches, Rommegrot and Desserts.
  12. Genealogy Workshop Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm. SESSION ONE: DIFFICULT WOMEN: THE WAYS OUR FEMALE ANCESTORS CONFOUND OUR RESEARCH. Names of our female ancestors changed in expected and in unexpected ways. Using case studies, strategies and techniques will be shared to correctly identify our female ancestors. SESSION TWO: TIMELINES AND CHRONOLOGIES. A method used to summarize a person's life, lives interconnections, point out problems for further research, help in writing a memoir, family history or obituary. An example will be presented applying to this method. Janet O'Conor Camarata who will present these sessions is a professional in many facets of genealogy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program. PRE-REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT BY March 12, 2016. COST: $20.00 for Bothell S/N Lodge members; $25.00 for non Bothell S/N Lodge members; $40.00 for family discount. CONTACT : Gary Ramstad 206-365-6913, ramslfp@hotmail.com Bring a sack lunch and laptop computer (not required). Coffee water and cookies available.
  13. Family Fun Night - Friday March 25, 6:30 pm
  14. Rosemaling Classes - Marilyn Hansen is offering a day class and an evening class on the same Mondays. April 25, May 2,9 and 16. Morning class at 9:30 am and the evening class at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Contact Marilyn Hansen @425-765-3594 for more information and to Register.
  15. Annual Bazaar, Bake Sale and Luncheon, Saturday November 5, 2016.
  16. Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, Saturday, December 3, 2016.