Newsletter - Bothell Sons of Norway

Volume 43, Number 3
MARCH 2015
NYHETER
BOTHELL SONS OF NORWAY
President’s Message
Dear Members:
HOW ABOUT THOSE SEA HA WKS? IT WAS A GOOD SEA SON!
I hope you all had a great February and hav e had the opportunity to enjoy the w eather w e have had. I w ish
there w as snow in the mountains but I w ill take w hat w e have.
We had a great time at the Super Bow l Party. We had about 48 members and friends to fill our oversized living r oom and the Seahaw ks did not disappoint us, it w as a good game even in defeat. Just think 30 other
teams just did not even make it to the super bow l. There w as lots of food, fun, and some pretty excited members w ho w ere enjoy ing the game.
I w ant to thank Mary and her crew for the w onderful dinner w e w ere all able to enjoy at our February lodge
meeting. I also w ant to thank Telvin Slattum for sneaking into the kitchen and doing dishes w hile w e are in
the meeting. Telvin it does not go unnoticed and I thank you. I know w e all enjoy the dinners. We could use
additional help to get the lodge and kitchen cleaned up after the meetings. I know sometimes it might be late
but it w ould be gr eatly appreciated. Many hands make less w ork for all. Who know s you may even get a
“SKOLL”
We are now in Sew er mode and the par king lot w ill be torn up for the next few w eeks. We are planning to
continue w ith all events and w ill w ork around the par king lot as w e have been told the lot w ill be covered and
there w ill be no holes show ing, still w e w ant to be careful. We w ill be as king for help in the parking lot to ensure w e can get our members and guests to all our activities.
March 7t h the kids are hosting a Viking Toast Breakfast for camp. Don’t forget to come and support them.
Heritage Day is on the 14th of March and w e are hoping for a great turn out to continue to show the different
cultural s kills and cooking classes that w e provide here at the lodge. This day also gives us the opportunity to
show the community some of our heritage, ancestry and cultural pr ide that w e have received from our elders
and teachers.
The next lodge meeting w ill be on March 19th and w ill include a w onderful corned beef and c abbage dinner
starting at 6:30PM follow ed by a short meeting afterw ards. We ar e having a Membership dinner on the 29th of
March beginning at 3 PM. Please read the infor mation prov ided in the new sletter and remember to RSV P so
w e know you & your guests w ill be attending. If you bring a friend w ho is not a member, your dinner and your
friends is covered by the lodge.
I w ish to thank all the members for the har d w ork you are doing to keep our lodge one of the best in District 2.
Tusen Takk
Bill Hic ks
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NYHETER
2015 Lodge Officers, Trustees and Support Officers
Executive Board:
Trustee s:
Pres ide nt
Bill Hicks
425-672-0194
2014-2016
Chris Hicks
425-672-0194
Vice -Pres ide nt
James W raalstad 425-823-0247
2014-2016
Mike Ne lson
425-486-5275
Counse lor
Carleen Lore nz
425-357-9020
2015-2017
Tap Ames
425-894-0034
Secre tary
Marle ne Bisse ll
425-337-4007
2015-2017
Wayne La wson
425-398-0689
Financial Secreta ry
Bob Schertzl
425-582-2211
2015-2017
Ivar Thomps on
425-736-4073
Treasure r
Bill Fosmoe
206-782-5175
2015
Ken Howard
425-672-4508
2015
Mary Laws on
425-398-0689
2015
Seth T ufte land
206-605-4112
Officers/Directors:
Social Dire ctor
Kay Sche rtzl
425-582-2211
Asst. Social Director
Kere n T homps on 425-736-4073
Cultural Dire ctor
Selma Sna ring
425-385-2144
Librarian
Marlis Pe hling
425-488-4545
Membe rship
Joan W raalsta d
425-823-0247
Editor
Joan W raalsta d
425-823-0247
Sports Director
David Williams
206-484-3743
Webmas te r
Martin Ng
425-487-6688
Youth Director
Seth T ufte land
206-605-4112
Website
www.bothellsonsofnorway.org
Publicity Director
Laurie Bea ch
425-949-7094
Sunshine
Eilee n Hippe
Marshall
Kristi ne M oha r
206-465-8938
Musician
Carol Ga rbe rg
Assista nt Ma rsha ll
Marlis Pe hling
425-488-4545
Auditors:
John McT ernan
Inner Gree te r
Tris h Lundee n
425-483-5640
Oute r Gre ete r
Joyce Burlinga me 206-362-4156
Gre ete rs:
Freda Howard
425-672-4508
Molly T homps on 206-546-2962
Support Officers:
206-365-1774
Marion Ve dell
Judy T rueb
Foundation Dir.
Vicki Nelson
Historian
OPEN
Financial Counselor
Jerry La bel
425-640-9830
District 2 information:
www.s ons ofnorway2.com
Sons of Norway Blog:
www.s ons ofnorwayblog.blogspot.com
Trollha ugen Lodge
www.trollh augensofn.com
**Th is info rmation is fo r off icia l Sons of No rway bus ines s u se o nly. Use of th is in forma tio n fo r solicita tio n o r commercia l p urpose is a vio lation of the Son s of No rway privacy policy a nd is strictly p roh ib ited .
The Nyheter is a publication of Sons of Norway Bothell Lodge 2-106. The Nyheter is published 10 times per year.
January through May, a Summer edition, and September through December. Articles for publication for the month
must be submitted no later than the 21st of each month.
Please submit your ar ticle via email only. (no phone or verbal submiss ions) to:
[email protected] THANK YOU.
Bothell Sons of Norway Membership Information
Adul t Membership (24 years or older) $48.50/year Spouse Membership
Heritage Membership (15 years old & younger)
$43.50/year
FREE
Unge Venner Membership
(16 – 23 years old)
$28.50/year (with parent or grandparent Adult Membership) FREE
Fees Are Current as of January 1, 2015 and membership forms are available by the Bothell Lodge front door.
Completed applications should be given to the Lodge Vice-President or Financial Secretary for review by the
Board and an acceptance vote by Lodge Members.
Volume 43, Number 3
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YOUTH CAMP BREAKFAST
VIKING TOAST
TROLL SAUSAGE
FRUIT
COFFEE, TEA & MILK
Cost: $8.00
Under 11 yrs $6.00
MARCH 7, 2015 8 AM TO 1PM
PROCEEDS BENEFIT YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW M EM BERS WANT ED:
We w ould love new members – family, neighbors, friends, Norw egians are w elcome!
Invite them to our Mem bership Dinner, Sunday, March 29. Doors w ill open at 3pm;
the pr ogram w ill begin at 3:30, follow ed by dinner.
Members of our lodge w ill do presentations on w hat Bothell Sons of Norw ay has to
offer; information on classes, Trollhaugen Lodge and benefits w ill be included. There w ill also be a presentation on the history of Bothell Lodge
If you bring a guest, there is no c harge for the dinner for you and your guest. If you w ant to come and enjoy the day and the dinner the cost is $10.00 per person.
Reservations ar e required by Monday, March 23 so w e know how much to prepare. Please contact Chr is
at [email protected] n.com or 425-672-0194.
Bothell Membership Committee
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NYHETER
SOCIAL DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Kay Schertzl
February Fun- the evening began with Mary Lawson's delicious meatloaf dinner. I introduced the
program on Norwegian kings. Occasionally throughout the year, some of them will come to tell
you about themselves. We've started way back in 875 with Harald Fairhair, considered to be the
first king of a united Norway. Thanks to Eric Stavney, Carl Stavney, and Wayne Lawson for presenting the first 3 of them. The rest of the evening accomplished the business of the night along
with a lot of laughs.
March Memorial and Music- the March meal will be our traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage by
Mike Nelson. We will hold our annual memorial service to remember lodge members who have
passed on the previous year. Then we will learn and have fun singing 2 or 3 favorite Norwegian
songs.
Come enjoy our 3 "M" night... Meal, Memorial & Music. Maybe we'll even have some M & M's!
6:00 Social time
6:30 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
7:30 Memorial, music and business
Thanks for reading this!
TRUSTEE CORNER
I would like to thank Wayne Lawson for being the Trustee of the Month, for the month of February, 2015.
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 in March, 2015, will be one of our new Trustees again, MaryLawson
Thank You
- Mike Nelson, Lead Trustee
Volume 43, Number 3
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RAY BERG MEMORIAL & CAMP SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – 4/1/2015
Scholarship applications are available January 1 st for students graduating from High School in 2015.
The student must be a Bothell Lodge No 106 Sons of Norway member or a child or grandchild of one of
our members. The key criteria for final selection are:
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
LONG TERM CAREER GOALS
CLARITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION PLANS
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
FINANCIAL NEED
An applicant’s interest in Norwegian heritage and language may be a consideration in the
selection process though not a requirement.
The scholarship application must be submitted to the scholarship committee no later than April 1,
2015.
The applications can be given to Laurie Beach or mail them to our lodge at PO Box 492 Bothell WA
98041.
The Scholarships will be awarded at the May meeting at Bothell Lodge.
Forms are available at
www.bothellsonsofnorway. Look for Ray Berg Memorial Scholarship forms or contact Laurie Beach
@425-949-7094 for an application.
Youth camp scholarship forms may also be obtained on the same website or you may contact Seth
Tufteland.
Laurie Beach
Scholarship Committee
Thank you to Mary Lawson who made and donated 2 beautif ul Seahawk necklaces that
were raff led off at the Superbowl Party and brought in $48.00 for the Ray Berg Memorial Scholarship Fund. There were at least 2 people who lef t the Superbowl Party with
a smile.
Laurie Beach
Scholarship Committee
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CULTURAL CORNER
Cultural Chairman, Selma Snaring
NORWEGIAN HERITAGE DAY MARCH 14, 2015
10AM-3PM
Norwegian Heritage Day is a day of celebrating all that is Norwegian. Our famous baked
goods like rosettes, (not fattingmann) potato lefse, aebleskiver, heart shaped waffles and
krumkake will be demonstrated and samples available. Our heritage is also well known for
our knitting, weaving, rosemaling, and hardanger sewing. Samples will be on display and
sign-up sheets will be available for these classes. Genealogist, Greg Holter, will assist you in
researching a family member. You can sign-up with him, for a one-hour session between
9AM and 2PM on Sunday March 15.Two fjord horses will graze on our front lawn…be sure to
stop by and visit them and their owners. Last years’ owner, Kristen, was so thrilled to hear
the stories by our guest of their ownership of a fjord horse in Norway. Let’s give her more
delightful stories.
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP MARCH 21, 2015—See page 7 for registration information
BOTHELL LODGE GARAGE SALE—See page 9 for donation information
ROSEMALING CLASS
The schedule for this class is May 4, 11, and 18 and June 1 2015 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
and in the evening on the same days from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Contact the teacher Marilyn Hansen at 425-765-3694 to sign-up
OPEN FACE SANDWICH CLASS
This class is scheduled for June 13, 2015 at 10 AM
The instructor will be the creative, Ragnhild Jonassen
Contact Selma Snaring at 425-385-2144 to sign-up
ROCK TROLL CREATIONS
June 20, 2015
Details pending
Volume 43, Number 3
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The 6 th Bothell Sons of Norway Norwegian Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Bothell Sons of Norway Lodge 2-106,
23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98041
Bothell Website: www.bothellsonsofnorway.org
This year’s Norwegian genealogy workshop will consist of two sessions. The first will be Norwegian research in Europe and North America and how to use the current computer internet
resources by Gary Zimmerman, President of the Fiske Genealogy Library in Seattle and a Genealogy expert. The second session will be an overview of the many types of DNA testing, how
to order the test and understand the results, by Genealogist Mary K Kozy, with 35 years of experience in family research, local genealogical societies, and the US Gen Project.
PRE-REGISTRATION is required by March 14, 2015. Mail this form with $25.00 check payable to Bothell Sons of Norway Lodge 2-106 to Gary Ramstad, 5115 NE 188th St., Lake Forest
Park, WA 98155. Family discount for two will be $40.00.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bothell Lodge Cultural Director Selma Snaring 425385-2144, and Gary Ramstad 206-365-6913, [email protected], for registration. Bring a
sack lunch and your laptop computer (not required). More forms available at
www.bothellsonsofnorway.org. Free coffee, water, cookies.
Norwegian Genealogy Workshop Registration for Saturday 3/21/2015 - $25.00, Family $40
Name:
______________________________________________
Address:
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
Phone: _______________
Email: ________________________
Please mail this registration form with your $25.00 check payable to Bothell Sons of Norway Lodge 2-106 before March 14, 2015 to Gary Ramstad, 5115 NE 188th St., Lake Forest
Park, WA 98155.
Circle your Genealogy knowledge level : (1) Beginner (2) Intermediate (3) Advanced
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NYHETER
LESE GRUPPE
(“Reading Group”)
PLEAS E JOIN US! All are welcome. Lese Gruppe will meet on
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bothell Lodge.
March: Defiant Courage by Astrid Carlson Scott
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
LIBRARY CORNER
Anyone studying Norwegian can now check out from our Library an excellent English
to Norwegian dictionary thanks to the generosity of Wendy Wight. My own dictionary is Norwegian to English, and I had to go to Norway to get a good English to Norwegian dictionary from my cousin, a schoolteacher. We have an excellent textbook, a
copy of which I have in my own library and can attest to. There are also two Norwegian course books
that are excellent. As a bonus, included is a tape so one can listen to the Norwegian language. The most
difficult part of learning any language is understanding it when one hears it. Reading for understanding is
the easiest part; hearing and understanding are the hardest. Also, anyone traveling to Norway can now
check out some phrase books, written specifically for the traveler. One is a small Berlitz dictionary. We
also have a magnificent complete, illustrated Atlas of the World for the traveler, courtesy of Wayne Lawson. Spring is approaching, giving any traveler enough time to brush up his or her language skills.
Marlis Pehling, Librarian
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!
Volume 43, Number 3
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BOTHELL SONS OF NORWAY
GARAGE SALE
MAY 8, 2015—9:00 AM - 4:00PM
MAY 9, 2015—9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ITEMS NEEDED
MEMBERS OF THE LODGE HAVE BEEN CLEANING OUT ROOMS
AND CLOSES IN THE LODGE FOR ITEMS TO BE SOLD AT THE
GARAGE SALE.
DONATIONS FROM MEMBERS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS HAVE
BEEN RECEIVED AND ARE MUCH APPRECIATED.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE SALE WHEN CLEANING
OUT YOUR OWNS ROOMS AND CLOSETS.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: WOOD ARTICLES, GLASS WARE, SPORTS
EQUIPMENT, PICTURES, KNICK KNACKS, HOBBIES, KITCHEN
UTENSILS, BEDDING AND FURNITURE.
NOT ACCEPTING: CLOTHING, UNLESS CLEAN WEARABLE STYLISH ARTICLES.
FOR DONATION DROP OFF—CONTACT:
SELMA SNARING –425-385-2144
SOLVEIG LINDSTROM –425-949-7716
RAGNILD JONASSEN –509-548-4851
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NYHETER
SUNSHINE REPORT
January 23 - A Belated Birthday Card was sent to Virginia Livingston. She was 94
years old earlier this month.
February 6 - A Birthday Card was sent to Albert Albright. He will be 93 years old on February 12.
February 12 - A Thinking of You - Get Well Card was sent to Kaja Englund. She had a heart attack and had been in the hospital.
A note from Manda Hosheit:
The night of the Membership Appreciation dinner was also the day of my 93rd birthday. Betty
McGee had let the members know that I would be attending that evening.
When I arrived at the lodge that evening, I was led to the kitchen, where I was shown a cake that
Chris Hicks had decorated with the words ‘Happy Birthday!” The cake was served for desert and
was delicious.
When dinner was served President Bill, with his fine etiquette skills, escorted me and my table to
be first in line, to enjoy the fine Lutefisk dinner prepared by Mike Nelson and his crew. What a
great night it was, I felt very special.
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
March 7, 2015
Tobe Hanson (Smilin Scandinavians)
April 4, 2015
Lyle Schaefer
May 2, 2015
Sylvia (Ya Sure Ya Betcha Ya Band)
***** SAVE THE DATE FOR 2015 CAMPS *****
Dates have been confirmed for the 2015 camp session. Campers that have reached the age of 13 by the start of
Camp Trollhaugen (6/28/15) are eligible to attend Trollhaugen this year.
Camp Trollhaugen (ages 13-15) Easton, WA June 28 – July 11, 2015
Camp Nidaros (ages 9-12) Gearhart, OR July 12 -27, 2015
Camp Normanna (ages 9-12) Lake Riley, WA July 26 – August 8, 2015
Youth camp applications cannot be postmarked before February 14th, 2015.
Adult Heritage and Cultural retreat at Trollhaugen Lodge September 25-27, 2015
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Chris Hicks 425-672-0194 or [email protected]
Volume 43, Number 3
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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
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 $60.00 for the raffle, $30.00
was given to the Ray Berg Scholarship
fund.
Raffle winners were:
Solveig Lindstrom
Membership
Names drawn were:
Alana K. Brandstrom
Betty J. Hoppel
Marianne E. Eldevik
Must be present to win!
Patti Blegan
Vicki Nelson
Next month’s drawing will be for
$20.00
Thank you to those that donated to the scholarship fund!
Non-Pro fit
Organization
U.S. Postage
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Bothell ,WA
98011
Sons of Norway
Bothell Lodge 2-106
P. O. Box 492
Bothell, WA 98041
Street Address:
23905 Bothell-Everett Hi ghway
Phone: 425-485-9085
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUE STED
We’re on the Web!
bothellsonsofnorway.org
UPCOMING EVENTS are at Bothell Lodge
(unless indicated otherwise)
Thursday
March 5
Saturday
March 7
Board Meeting—all members are welcome to attend
7:00pm
Youth—Viking Toast Breakfast—page 3
Proceeds benefit Youth Summer Camp
8am—1pm
Thursday
March 12
Lese Gruppe (Reading Group) - page 8
10:00 am
Saturday
March 14
Thursday
March 19
Heritage Day—page 6
10 am—3pm
Lodge Night–
Social
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Meeting & Program
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:30pm
Saturday
March 21
Genealogy Workshop—Registration Required—page 7
9am-3pm
Friday
March 27
Family Fun Night (Movie)
7pm
Sunday
March 29
Membership Dinner - page 3
3pm