NYHETER NOVEMBER 2014 BOTHELL SONS OF NORWAY President’s Message

Volume 42, Number 9
NYHETER
NOVEMBER 2014
BOTHELL SONS OF NORWAY
President’s Message
Dear Members:
I would like to thank all the members of Bothell Lodge for the all the remarkable things you do. T he lodge is ble sse d
that in today’s busy world its members wo uld all take the time to stand up and volunteer to keep this lodge active and
moving forward is a testament to you and your Scandinavian Heritage.
I also want to thank all the officers who have served this lodge the last year. I know they are not done yet but I wan t
them to know and under stand that without them and their leadership this lodge wo uld not be where it is today. I know
some are staying on and I look forward to working with them again and the new board mem ber’s who will be elected at
the November Lodge meeting.
Remember Novem ber is our Annua l Buildin g Association meeting and your presence would be greatly appreciated.
We are having a T urkey dinner before the lodge meeting and Kay is putting together another wonderful program for us
to enjoy. I think something about Vikin gs?
As we move toward the Holidays please be sure to check for upcoming events in the Nyheter and mark them on your
calendar. My hope and prayers are that we will all have a safe an d wonderful holiday sea son with family and friends.
T he Nominating Committee will be finishing their work and contacting those individua ls they have not spoken with to
see if you are interested in becoming an Officer or staying in the position you are in. If contacted let them know if you
are interested and what position you might be interested in.
By the time you read this we will either be in the middle of the Bazaar and Bake Sale or just past it and we have the
Lutefisk dinner coming up. If you can help with either of these big events look in the Nyheter to find the person in
charge and volunteer. These happen once a year and you do not want to miss out.
Again thank you to all the members for the hard work you are doing to keep our lodge one of the best in the District.
T usen T akk
Bill
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NYHETER
LODGE OFFICERS for 2014
Preside nt
Bill Hicks
425-672-0194
Vice -Preside nt
James Wraalstad 425-823-0247
Counse lor
Carleen Lorenz
425-357-9020
Secretary
Rita Mallick
206-524-5605
Financial Secretary
David Rude
425-775-5952
Bothell Sons of Norway
Treasurer
Bill Fosmoe
206-782-5175
Membership Information
Social Director
Kay Schertzl
425-582-2211
Asst Social Director
Keren T homps on 425-736-4073
Marshall
Kristine M ohar
206-465-8938
Assista nt Marsha ll
Marlis Pe hling
425-488-4545
Inner Gree ter
Trish Lundee n
425-483-5640
Outer Greeter
Joyce Burlinga me 206-362-4156
Greeters:
Freda Howard
425-672-4508
Molly T homps on 206-546-2962
Adult Membership (24 years or older)
$48.50/year
Spouse Membership
$43.50/year
Heritage Membership
(15 years old & younger)
FREE
Trustees:
2012-2014
Tap Ames
425-894-0034
2012-2014
Ivar Thomps on
425-736-4073
2013-2015
Bob Schertzl
425-582-2211
2014-2016
Chris Hicks
425-672-0194
$28.50/year
2014-2016
Mike Ne lson
425-486-5275
Unge Venner Membership
2014-2016
Ken Howard
425-672-4508
Sports Director
David Williams
206-484-3743
(16 – 23 years old)
Youth Director
Seth T ufte land
206-605-4112
Cultural Director Selma Snaring
425-385-2144
Publicity Director Laurie Bea ch
425-949-7094
Librarian
Marlis Pe hling
425-488-4545
Editor
Joan Wraalsta d
425-823-0247
Webmas ter
Martin Ng
425-487-6688
Website
www.bothellsonsofnorway.org
Historian
Eric Stavney
425-741-2764
Sunshine
Eilee n Hippe
206-365-1774
Musician
Carol Garberg
425-908-7952
Auditors:
Lenus Heintz
206-632-1605
Marion Ve dell
425-481-2612
Judy Trueb
206-935-4271
Foundation Director
Marion Ve dell
425-481-2612
Financial Counselor
Jerry Label
425-640-9830
District 2 information:
www.s ons ofnorway2.com
Sons of Norway Blog:
www.s ons ofnorwayblog.blogspot.com
Trollha ugen Lodge
Unge Venner Membership
(16 – 23 years old)
(with parent or grandparent Adult Membership) FREE
Fees Are Current as of January 1, 2014 and
membership forms are available by the
Bothell Lodge front door. Completed applications should be given to the Lodge VicePresident or Financial Secretary for review
by the Board and an acceptance vote by
Lodge Members.
[email protected]
**Th is in forma tio n is fo r off icial Son s of No rway bus ine ss use on ly. Use of this inf orma tio n f or so licitation o r commercia l pu rp ose
is a vio lation of the Sons of No rway privacy policy a nd is strictly p roh ib ited .
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Christmas in Telemark - Scandinavian Holiday Festival. Sponsored by the
Sons of Norway Cascade Lodge #87. Sat: Nov 15, 10-4. Issaquah Senior Center,
75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, Washington 98027.
www.ScandinavianFestivals.com Join us for this fun community festival featuring
Scandinavian arts & crafts vendors, bake sale, Swedish Pancakes, Lefse (both traditional and gluten-free), folk costumes, traditional foods, Kransekake raffles, live
music, entertainment, activities for children all day, children’s Santa Lucia program
at 3 pm followed by an enchanting performance of the Musa Visa (Mouse Dance).
Interested children and adults will be invited to join the fun & dancing. Bring the
whole family! Free admission. Contact: Leiann Ronnestad, Festival Coordinator
425-313-0193, email: [email protected]
FALL FOOD DRIVE FOR HOPELINK
Let's have a great drive for food and/or money to be delivered to Hopelink
after our November 20th meeting.
I will deliver our donations so Hopelink will receive them
before Thanksgiving.
Thank you for giving generously and be sure to give
thanks for our good fortune.
Carleen Lorenz
Counselor
Santa Lucia
If you are ages 6-23, we are looking for you to be in our annual
Santa Lucia program at our December lodge meeting.
Please contact Seth Tufteland if you are interested. [email protected]
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NYHETER
SOCIAL DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Kay Schertzl
Our October meeting was wonderful. Bothell Lodge is so lucky to have many talented, hard working members.
Selma Snaring and her crew prepared an outstanding kumle dinner. I heard comments such as "I haven't had this since I was home in Norway", and "I'm going back
for seconds". The Scholarship Committee, Laurie Beach, Ellie Fife and Wendy
Wight, presented a great auction. The silent auction created enthusiastic interest
and friendly competition for a variety of items. And Fergus Prestbye led a lively, fun
dessert auction. The auctions raised money for our Ray Berg Scholarship Fund.
Now that was a win-win evening.
Next month Olav the Viking sails in, assisted by Tap Ames. They will tell of Viking
travels and explain why the Viking boats were able to accomplish those travels
when boats in Europe could not. Five volunteers stepped up to roast turkeys for our
traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. And, you will elect your officers for the 2015 year.
Don't forget a donation for the Food Bank in November, food, money, or both!
Santa Lucia and the dessert's only pot luck come in December.
We have so much at Bothell Lodge for which to be thankful!
November 20, 2014
6:00 Social
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Program, elections, and business
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Ray Berg Memorial Scholarship Fund
I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of you who participated in the Silent &
Dessert Auctions at the October General Meeting. Whether you donated an item, was
bidding on items or cheered on those bidding, you helped raise $1373.00.
Thank yous to Ellie Fife, & Wendy Wight for their help in putting the auctions together
and Mike Nelson who set up the tables.
2014 Raffle – Swedish Weaving Throw
Raffle tickets for a beautiful Swedish Weaving Throw will be sold at the general meeting
in November, the lodge Bazaar/Bake Sale and the Lutefisk Dinner. The drawing for this
item will take place at the Lutefisk Dinner. Tickets are $2.00 a piece.
Thank you to Wendy Wight for making and donating this special piece of Swedish Weaving. All proceeds go to The Ray Berg Memorial Scholarship Fund to support college
scholarships for children and grandchildren of Bothell Sons of Norway members.
Laurie Beach, Scholarship Chair
AFTER LEFSE CLASS
We had a nice turn out for the lefse class on October 18, 2014. We had a total of
16 people who signed up, consisting of 16 non-members. All participants learned
the art of mixing, rolling, turning, cooking and cooling Potato Lefse. Each student
was able to sample their end product and take some home to share with their
friends and family.
I would like to thank those who came to help monitor the class and pass on
their expertise, Salma Snaring, Solvig Lindstrom, Seth Tufteland, Mara Nelson and
B.J.Hedhal
Thank you, Mike Nelson
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NYHETER
CULTURAL CORNER
Cultural Chairman, Selma Snaring
CULTURAL CLASSES
KLOSTERSØM CLASS
November 8, 2014 10:00am to 1:00pm
Klostersøm is worked in straight stitches in horizontal rows of stitches of equal
length on even woven fabric
The design will be delightful red julenissene on a klokkestreng
COST: $10.00 for Bothell lodge members / $15.00 for non Bothell lodge members
Register by calling Selma Snaring @ 425-385-2144
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
November 15, 2014 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
Gingerbread house pieces, icing, pastry bag and tips will be provided
Bring your ideas, a platform and decorating condiments
COST: Bothell lodge member Small house $10.00 Large house $15.00
Non lodge member
Small house $15.00 Large house $20.00
Register by calling Selma Snaring @ 425-385-2144
CHEER AND FROLIC PARTY
December 12, 2014 7:00pm
The one and only mixologist, Fergus Prestbye will prepare his delicious Tom and Jerry recipe. Our entertainment will be a trio playing the nyckelharpa,
lead by Kris Johansson. The nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish musical
instrument, literally a key harp
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ALL SEASON CLEAN OUT for BOTHELL SONS OF NORWAY MAY 2015
Save your unused-unwanted items for this event.
Many hands from lodge members are needed to clean out our own drawers, closets, cubbies and hideaways. Never to EARLY TO VOLUNTEER and express your interest.
*** UP COMING EVENTS AND IDEAS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Norwegian Heritage Day-March
Genealogy workshop-March
Kransekake Making Class
All Male Presentation Entertainment
like: 1900's history of farming, fishing, black smith work, shoemaking, tanning
of animal fur to make blankets. Put on your thinking caps, I know you can do it, and that it
will be interesting.
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I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to my assistants for helping in making 185 kumle,
plus veggies for our October lodge dinner. They were: Ragnhild, Solveig,
Elroy, Selma, Mike, Ron, Shirley, Dede, Robert, Judy, David, and John
Selma
At the September lodge meeting, Marilyn Hansen and her rosemaling class students filled up 16 feet of the most impressive and professional rosemaled pieces.
Some guests thought they were done by professionals, and indeed they were.
Marilyn told the history of the art form, and students praised her for her
excellent teaching and the great camaraderie among them and the delicious
cookies Yuka provided each Monday. Thank you, Marilyn and ladies.
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NYHETER
LESE GRUPPE
(“Reading Group”)
PLEASE JOIN US! All are welcome. Lese Gruppe will meet on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bothell Lodge.
At our October meeting, we discussed Kristin Lavransdatter: II, The Mistress of Husaby, the second volume in a trilogy of historical novels published in 1920-1922 and
for which Danish-Norwegian author Sigrid Undset won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
It is the story of a woman's life in 14th Century Norway. The author's work is much
admired for its historical and ethnological accuracy. We will complete this series
with Volume III for our November meeting.
Future meetings will be held on the second Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at the Bothell
Lodge:
November: Kristin Lavransdatter: III, The Cross
December: Heritage of Darkness by Kathleen Ernst
It is not required that you read the book in order to attend the meeting. To check out
books from the Sons of Norway library, please sign the logbook located on the counter.
For information about Lese Gruppe, please contact Myrna Ramstad at
(206) 365-6913.
SONS OF NORWAY NAME BADGES:
Pin Back: $9.00 each; Magnetic Back $10.00 each.
Trying to put names and faces together? Wearing a name badge helps all members, new
and old, in getting to know who’s who. Please order yours from Joyce Burlingame at our
next meeting or call her at 206-362-4156 or email her at
[email protected], making sure the spelling is correct.
When you DO get your name badge, don’t forget to wear it!
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TRUSTEE CORNER
I would like to thank, Tap Ames Trustee of the Month for the month of October 2014.
The Trustee of the Month is to check the Lodge inside and out, at least once
a week during the month. He or she can check the Lodge at their convenience for
possible problem’s, water leaks, doors or windows left open, trees or branch’s
down, if the heat has been turned down and all lights have been turned off.
The Trustee of the Month for October, will be Mike Nelson.
Thank You
Mike Nelson, Lead Trustee
Lutefisk … Lutefisk … Lutefisk
It is not too early to start thinking about Lutefisk. Our Annual Lutefisk dinner is scheduled for the
1st Saturday in December, December 6th, 2014.
We have something for everyone to do. We need 153 shifts filled the day of the dinner, 26 people for Meatballs on Thursday, 12 people to peel potatoes on Friday.
The Monday before is take down day and the Monday after is haul it all back upstairs day and we
need help then as well.
If you can help please sign up at the lodge or call Chris Hicks at 425-672-0194.
It takes the whole lodge to pull this event off and is one of the big money makers for the year.
Please mark your calendars and help if you can.
Thank you
Chris Hicks
Lutefisk Dinner Chair
Our Financial Benefits Counselor is:
JERRY LABEL
425-640-9830 or
[email protected]
THE SCANDINAVIAN HOUR KKNW 1150AM
With Doug Warne as your host
Saturday mornings
9:00 to 10:00 am
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NYHETER
LEFSE HOLIDAY BAKE
This is for You!
We are going to have our Lefse Holiday Bake again this year on Saturday
Nov. 15, 2014, at 10 am. It is a lot of fun and everyone seemed to have a good
time, even with all the hard work. Come meet new friends and see some old
friends too. It’s a great way to get ready for the Holiday and have fresh Lefse for
your Holiday table. We will use our wonderful lodge recipe, but if you have your
own tried and true family recipe bring a batch to roll. We do have limited space,
grills and boards so give me a call at 425-486-5275 and I will reserve you a spot.
Let me know if you are using the Lodge recipe or bringing your own, there will be
a slight charge to defer the cost if you use the Lodge recipe. We will be cooking
and ricing the potatoes on Nov. 14th at 10:00 am if you want to help.
Thank you, Mike Nelson
BOTHELL SONS OF NORWAY DANCES
First Saturday of every month – September thru May.
From 8:00pm to 11:00 pm.
For more information: Ken & Freda Howard 425-672-4508
Nov. 1, 2014 Lori Hansen (Pickled Herring Band)
Dec. 20, 2014
Special Christmas Dance
Syliva (Ya Sure Ya Betcha Band)
Jan 3, 2015
Lori Hansen (Pickled Herring)
Feb. 7, 2015
Bert Carlson
March 7, 2015
Tobe Hanson (Smilin Scandinavians)
April 4, 2015
Lyle Schaefer
May 2, 2015 Sylvia (Ya Sure Ya Betcha Ya Band)
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SUNSHINE REPORT
A Thinking of You - Heal Well Card was sent to Kristine Mohar. She has a broken arm.
A Birthday Card was sent to Clifford Peterson. He will be 97 years old on October 23rd.
Bowling
Anyone interested in Bowling?
Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Spin Alley.
Contact Ivan Thompson at 206-546-2962.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR CANCELLED STAMPS
Just cut around the canceled stamps, leaving 1/2” around the stamps, so as
not to damage the perforations, and bring them to the lodge.
This is an ongoing project and Tubfrim appreciates your contributions.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Nancy or Lenus at 206632-1605.
Raffle
Collected $96.00 for the raffle, $48.00
was given to the Ray Berg Scholarship
fund.
Raffle winners were:
Membership
The membership drawing of
$10.00 was not won this month.
Names drawn were:
Kare Gjolmesli won $16.00
Julie Koch-Michael
Bill Fosmoe won $ 16.00
John Kampa
Ragnhild Jonassen won $16.00
Anna King
Next month’s drawing will be for
$15.00.
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!
Thank you to those that donated to the scholarship fund!
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Bothell ,WA
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Bothell Lodge 2-106
P. O. Box 492
Bothell, WA 98041
Street Address:
23905 Bothell-Everett Hi ghway
Phone: 425-485-9085
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UPCOMING EVENTS are at Bothell Lodge
(unless indicated otherwise)
Saturday
November 1
Lodge Dance -Lori Hansen (Pickled Herring Band)
8-10pm
Thursday
November 6
Board Meeting—all members are welcome to
attend
7:00pm
Thursday
Lese Gruppe (Reading Group)
November 13
Saturday
Lefse Holiday Bake
November 15
Thursday
Lodge Night– Turkey Dinner 6:30pm
November 20
Meeting at 7:30 pm—A Viking Visit
Building Association meeting
Saturday
Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
December 6
10:00 am
10:00 am
6:30 pm
Noon– 6pm
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