June 2018: Vikingland Lodge Newsletter

June 2018: Vikingland Lodge Newsletter
May 27, 2018 Christopher Mohs
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Hei Alle Sammen! Fra Presidenten

Hei alle sammen!! (Hi all) Spring or Summer has arrived and I am not sure which at this time…cold one day, hot the next. But, we shall not klage (complain)!

At our last board meeting, we discussed our Viking Float and parades. We do intend to enter some parades, upon invitasjon (invitation), this summer…beginning with the Perham Parade on June 15. If you can and are interested in riding or walking by our Viking Ship, please contact Dorothy Hoover.

Bonnie Mohs, Carol Turner, Roger Josephson, and Robert Hoover will attend the District Konvensjon (Convention) in Rochester, in June, as our delegates to the convention. They will present a report at the August Lodge meeting.

Remember, we do not have a scheduled Lodge meeting in June as the Trio Con Brio Concert, held on June 19 (7 PM) at First Lutheran Church, is sponsored by our Lodge and takes the place of the meeting. Some of you will be asked to bring goodies for the lunsj (lunch) served following the concert.

Also, some of you volunteered to serve the Habitat For Humanity dinner in the parkere (park) on June 14. Please be there about 5 pm to set up. Dinner is served from 5-6:30. We also do cleanup following the dinner.

The hoyttaler (speaker) of the evening was Pastor Bob Satterlie of Pelican Rapids, who spoke on the book that he wrote…Friday Poems. This was very entertaining and he offered his books for $10 with proceeds going to the projector fund. Thank you, Pastor Bob. We now have about enough money to purchase a decent projector for our lodge.

Velsignelser (Blessings) on your reise (journey) through life.

Joe Merseth, Presidenten

Maren Hoban, member of the lodge and the DL Nordic Ski Team, got a chance to meet Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins (of Afton, MN) and ‘hold the gold’! Diggins made history for US Nordic on in Pyeongchang as the first ever gold awarded in the sport, along with her partner Kikkan Randall of Alaska.

Greetings from the Social Director

I have been out planting flowers and doing yard work. Yes, spring and warm weather has finally come. It feels so good to be able to have doors and windows open and to breathe wonderful fresh air.

If you were at last months meeting, you heard that also reflected in the writings of Bob Satterlie. Bob is the author of Friday Poems. Writings about life, faith, nature and other fun things.

Friday, June 15, our Vikingland float will be in Perham’s parade. Larry Olson will drive for us but we need riders. Thanks in advance to those who have signed up to ride. There is still room for more. If more information is needed give Larry or myself a call.

June 19 we are so fortunate to have Trio Con Brio from Sweden give us a concert. This trio has performed for us in the past and they are back again. The concert will be at First Lutheran in Detroit Lakes. 7pm, a free will offering then coffee and treats after the concert. Watch for posters around town and information in our news paper.

July meeting will be quite brief. If you wish, Habitat For Humanity will be serving supper in the park, then in the next shelter we will have our meeting while eating our dessert. I am asking those whose last names begin with M thru Z bring a dessert to pass. (last year it was the first half of the alphabet). Entertainment in the bandshell will be available to all who wish to attend.

July also means Water Carnival and once again we will need riders on our float. I hope you will give this some thought and join us.

Our Minnesota summers go by so quickly, so my wish for you is simply this. Enjoy, and make Sons of Norway a part of summer 2018

Dorothy Hoover, Social Director

Foundation Update

Greetings everyone, we have a committee that has volunteered to work on dispersing the funds raised from the Silent Auction, they are: Bev Melgaard, Bonnie Mohs, and Carol Turner. We will be meeting soon to make decisions and would value your suggestions.

Thank you again for your participation of donating and/or purchasing items for our fundraiser for Foundation. Carol Turner

Friendly Reminders…

PARADE FLOAT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: During the summer months we like to participate in various parades in the area to promote the Lodge and Sons of Norway. We have a Viking ship that we ride in. Help showcase our Norwegian Pride and volunteer to participate at various parades this summer. To volunteer, email Dorothy Hoover at dorothy.hoover@sonsofnorwaydl.org or by phone at 218-849-2275.

STAMPS: Remember to save the stamps (leaving a quarter inch around the edges). Please bring these to Dorothy Hoover.

New Member Welcome!

Please welcome Lydia Raymond (Heritage born in March) and Lauryl Ivers the newest members of Vikingland Lodge.

Please send warm thoughts (varme tanker) and prayers (bønner) this month to JoAnn Schott and family as JoAnn’s granddaughter was born pre-mature in March and is still in NICU. Also to Bob Hoover who is undergoing treatments for bladder cancer that has returned, Karl Hagen who is recovering from hip surgery and sympathies to Bob and Dorothy Hoover on the passing of their niece through marriage from uterine cancer.

If you know of someone who should be added to our Solskinn Hjørne (Sunshine Corner), please email Dorothy Poffenberger at dndpoff@arvig.net or call 218-847-8288.

Norway Takes Roadside Stops to a New Level

Natural wonders are being amplified by art, design and architecture on selected roads in Norway. Several Norwegian architects have transformed average resting areas and parking lots into magnificent, must-visit attractions. The scenic route covers 1,336 miles across western Norway, and has taken two decades to complete.

Ureddplassen, bathroom facility overlooking the sea.

Ureddplassen, one of the most popular attractions, is a wave-shaped bathroom facility that overlooks the open sea. With a wide terrace and sitting area, this rest stop has become a popular spot for locals and visitors to view the northern lights. It is also a memorial to those who died when the submarine “Uredd” hit a mine in World War II.

The Stegastein viewpoint, Steilneset Memorial and Selvika Bay are only a few among a dozen other off-road attractions that have helped boost tourism in the more remote corners of Norway.

To learn more about Norway’s scenic routes, visit https://www.visitnorway.com/plan-yourtrip/travel-tips-a-z/norwegian-scenicroutes/.

May 2018 Board Meeting Highlights

Foundation Director, Carol Turner reported that $1,149 was raised through the Silent Auction held at the April meeting. She would like suggestion on which charities and causes members would like to see the monies donated to.

Social Director, Dorothy Hoover noted that anyone may enter crafts or artwork in the Folk Art Competition/Exhibition at the District Convention. Delegates will take them down for you. The Perham parade is on June 15th at 6:30 pm and they are in need of riders for the Viking ship float. Trio Con Brio performance will replace June lodge meeting on 6/19 at 7:00 pm at First Lutheran Church. Please bring treats to share.

Linda Briar announced that Sons of Norway has increased their interest rates on savings.

Members were recognized for sponsoring new members last year.

Our lodge will serve Habitat for Humanity meal at the park on 6/14. Need 8 volunteers to help.

A very interesting program was presented by Pastor Bob Satterlie, Pelican Rapids who shared his book called “Friday Poems”. He sold copies & donated the money to our projector fund.