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og
samtidig
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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
---- Officers would kindly submit a profile & photograph to the web-master to help to promote crediable member - officer communications.
2014 - 2016 SOFN ConstitutionConstitution: 4.11.2. TITLES AND NUMBER
The elected officers of a Local Lodge shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Financial and/or Membership Secretary and Social and/or Cultural Director
and such additional officers as the Local Lodge may deem necessary. Additional officers shall either be elected or appointed as specified in the Bylaws of the Local Lodge. (8/06)
PRESIDENT:
President: Guide for Leadership.pdf President: Guide for Leadership
VICE PRESIDENT
President: Guide for Leadership.pdf Vice President: Guide for Leadership


  Margy Gabrielsen
----
701-775-5953-------
tcgabrielsen@hotmail.com
_
Click to see a short profile_


------
Sue Bjornstad
------701-746-0357

------
sbjornstad@valleymemorial.org
------ Contact Lodge > Membership Request Information Contact Lodge:
------Membership Request Inforation.

SECRETARY:
Financial Secretary: Guide for Leadership.pdf Financial Secretary: Guide for Leadership.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY
SECRETARY • Guide for Leadership. SECRETARY • Guide for Leadership.

_______Ruth Bracken--------
_________701-772-6222--------

___rbracken524@gmail.com

-------
-Laura Munski
--------772-8207

--------lauramunski@outlook.com
TREASURER
TREASURER • Guide for Leadership. TREASURER • Guide for Leadership

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Membership Secretary: Guide for Leadership.pdf Membership Secretary: Guide for Leadership.
LODGE MEMBERSHIP - Program Guide. LODGE MEMBERSHIP - Program Guide
Linda Larson
  
Linda Larson----
   773-1060

____lindalarson@gra.midco.net
Sharon Barrett-----Sharon Barrett
----------1936 24th Ave S
----------Grand Forks, North Dakota
----------58201, United States
--------------------701-757-0891
PROGRAM DIRECTORS
CULTURAL / SOCIAL REFERENCE • Guide for Leadership.
_CULTURAL/SOCIAL REFERENCE • Guide for Leadership
CULTURAL DIRECTORS
CULTURAL DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership. CULTURAL DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership
SOCIAL DIRECTORS
SOCIAL DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership. SOCIAL DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership

Bernell Bachmeier-----Bernell Bachmeier---
---------780-0978



Lucille Langheid----Lucille Langheid
-------------775-8077



Cindy Dahl---Cindy Dahl (Hilsen Editor)
----------1- ------701-741-9132





-----
Ruth Bracken--------
---------701-772-6222--------
---------rbracken524@gmail.com


Carving Class







--
Lloyd Staveteig

Darlene Holien----Darlene Holien
-----------phone: 746-7673
---------- holiendjm@gra.midco.net




Debbie Meuwissen ----Debbie Meuwissen
-----------701 740-3428
---1- ----robertmeuwissen
----------------@gra.midco.net


Peggy Kindem----Linda Pekot
70
---------775-9782











-----
Dee Larson
---1- -------746-8292
EDITOR
EDITOR • Guide for Leadership. EDITOR • Guide for Leadership
FOUNDATION DIRECTOR
FOUNDATION DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership. FOUNDATION DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership
Cindy DahlHilsen Editor:
--------Cindy Dahl
--------701-741-9132
--------classycd@yahoo.com
-----Jodie Storhaug
---------701-780-9654
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR • Guide For Leadership. PUBLICITY DIRECTOR • Guide For Leadership
SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR
Local Lodge Scholarship Guideline Local Lodge Scholarship Guideline

Sharon Barrett


-----
Sue Bjornstad
-----701-746-0357

-----
sbjornstad@valleymemorial.org
JR. LODGE DIRECTOR
Youth Director Job Description & Guide for Leadership Youth Director - Guide for Leadership
SPORTS DIRECTOR
SPORTS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership. SPORTS DIRECTOR • Guide for Leadership
The Office is Open.-----The Office is Open.
1. Engage young people
in the activities of our lodge.
2. Develop educational programming
for children, teenagers and young adults.
3. Nurture the Norwegian culture and heritag.
4. See the .pdf link for a full description.
Arden Shores ------Arden Shores
----------772-6062

Sports_Medal_Brochure-The Sons of Norway Sports Medal-Program
-has an activity-for almost any interest,
-whether it's skiing or walking.
Virtual_Pilgrimage_Card-Your exercise goals can be achieved
-and medals earn for your accomplishments.
COUNSELOR
FRAMTID (Adopt A School) COORDINATOR
Sharon Barrett-
Sharon Barrett-
TUBFRIM
Tubfrim Chairperson:
SUNSHINE

John Shaffer --------John Schaffer
--------Klikk på mus å sende et par ord
til John Shaffer med e-posten.hojs1@hotmail.com

---Win a FREE trip to Norway.
----Receive a chance to win a free trip to Norway
----by collecting cancelled stamps-for the Tubfrim program.
----Bring your collected stamps to the next meeting
----to have them sent to Norway.

----Evelyn Hensrud
_--772-1970 or 317-385-9730 cell
_--
Sunshine Committee Request:
_--If you hear about a member in the-hospital
_--or a death in a family,-please notify.
SUPPORT OFFICERS
SUPPORT OFFICERS • Guide for Leadership. SUPPORT OFFICERS • Guide for Leadership
ORDER OF CEREMONIES • Guide for Leadership. _ORDER OF CEREMONIES • Guide for Leadership.
GREETER
MARSHAL AND ASSISTANT MARSHAL
; -Vidette Knain Vidette Knain

Vidette Knain

Olger Langheid--Honorary Marshall:
--------Olger Langheid



Patricia Grinde --Marshalls:
--------Patricia Grinde


Wendell Ekness -----Wendell Ekness

LIBRARIAN
HISTORIAN
Debbie Hanson-----Debbie Hanson
____-----701 741-0439
Laura Munski-- --Laura Munski
------
- ---701-772-8207
--------lauramunski@outlook.com
 
MUSICIAN
Sharon Barrett-
Sharon Barrett-
TRUSTEES (Building Corporation)
SUPPORT OFFICERS • Guide for Leadership. SUPPORT OFFICERS • Guide for Leadership
CHAIR
VICE CHAIR
Don Forsman -
----
   -Chair: Don Forsman
----   ----701-772-3608
----
   zzdrforsman@gmail.com
-----
--------Vice Chair: Margy Gabrielsen
--------Gyda Varden President
---------701-775-5953
---------tcgabrielsen@hotmail.com

Linda Larson --Ex Officio:
--Gyda Varden Treasurer
-
------Linda Larson
----   ----   773-1060

____
lindalarson@gra.midco.netw
Arden Shores ----Arden Shores
----------772-6062
 
Joyce Barrett-------Joyce Barrett ---Lloyd Staveteig
----G. Paul Larson Olger Langheid--------Trustee Emeritus:
--------Olger Langheid

-


--------Keith Berger
--------701-746-8015

 
AUDITORS Financial_Statements Financial_Statements
AUDITING GUIDE • Guide for Leadership. AUDITING GUIDE • Guide for Leadership
WEBSITE MANAGERS
WEBMASTER • Guide For Leadership WEBMASTER • Guide For Leadership
------

Once a year the Auditor
must present an annual report
to the members.



--Donna Remer
------(701) 795-9235
------dremer@integra.net


Duane Myron--------
Duane Myron






__________Mel & Lila

--------------
Melvin Pedersen
--------------------701-610-8339


-
Lila Pedersen
-loraleip@yahoo.com
ZONE I DIRECTOR
DISTRICT GUIDE • Guide for Leadership. DISTRICT GUIDE • Guide for Leadership.
ALTERNATE ZONE I DIRECTOR
Sharon Barrett--------Mary Ann Johnson
--------701-757-1929
--------mjohnson609@gmail.com
Sharon Barrett-------Barb Larson
--------701-772-4961
FIELD STAFF REPRESENTATIVES
HOW TO REACH MY RETIREMENT DREAMS HOW TO REACH RETIREMENT DREAMS
Ann KrauseField Staff Rep
-Ann Krause, FIC, LUTCF

------1516 16th St. NW
------Minot, ND 58703
------701-852-5508

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e-mail-boat@srt.com

"You can’t go wrong with an annuitiy."

--------
Daniel W. Haglund
--------701-866-4572

--------912 s 11 St
--------Moorhead MN 56560
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-
-------danielwhaglund@icloud.com
PRESIDENTS, MEMBER DISCOUNTS, GRANTS: ACHIEVEMENT, FORMS, PROGRAMS:


GYDA VARDEN LODGE PRESIDENTS:

Jan. 2015- Margy Gabrielsen
Feb. 2012 - Dec 2014 G. Paul Larson
Jan. 2011 - Jan. 2012 Cory Lien
Feb. 2009 - Dec. 2010 Glenn L. Fontaine
Feb. 2007 - Jan 2009 Don Forsman
Feb. 2003 - Jan. 2007 Glenn Fontaine
Feb 2001 - Jan. 2003 Gordon Bennett

Previous:
----Pauline Bondy

----Arden Shores
----Everett Knudsvig

----Adolph H. Ellingson,
--------(Grandfather of Rosanne Bliss)
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MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Gyda Varden Lodge #21, Building Use Policy.
_
Gyda Varden Lodge #21,
_ Building Use Policy.

Discounts: Call 800-945-8851
__
Discounts: Call 800-945-8851

Service Providers for Seniors Brochure
Service Providers
for Seniors Brochure

Adult Community Education Adult Community Education

___________________________________
LOCAL LODGE PARTNERSHIP GRANTS:

Local Lodge Partnership Grants


LODGE PROGRAMS FOR ACHIEVEMENT:
HEALTHY LODGE CHECK LIST
___HEALTHY LODGE CHECK LIST
Lodge Achievement Form_Year of Rating 2015 (for calendar year ending December 31)__ Lodge Achievement Form
__ __ __Year of Rating 2015
__ __ __(for calendar year ending December 31)
Showcasing your lodge’s community service__ Showcasing your lodge’s community service
Family Lodge of the Year Award. __Family Lodge of the Year Award
Member-Satisfaction-Survey_ _Member-Satisfaction-Survey
___________________________________
LODGE FORMS, CATALOGS AND SUPPLIES:
Click on the "Roman Mask" icon to obtain a membership application form and join the Gyda Varden Lodge.
_
Membership application form
_ to join the Gyda Varden Lodge.

On Line sign-up (Membership Request Information) __ On Line sign-up
__(Membership Request Information).


Lodge Supply Catalog (Sons of Norway's
__Lodge Supply Catalog (Sons of Norway's

Lodge Publicity Tool Kit. __Lodge Publicity Tool Kit

SOFN-"VIKING MAGAZINE"_media_kit _Viking Magazine Media Kit
Lodge Forms
_Lodge Forms
Individual Activity Tracking Instructions 2015 __ Individual HourTracking (down-load form)
Individual Activity Tracking Instructions 2015 __ Individual Activity Tracking Instructions 2015
Lodge-Officer-Update-Form---Form-D63.doc_ _Lodge-Officer-Update-Form---Form-D63
___________________________________
LODGE PROGRAMS:
Mini-Presentations __Mini-Presentations - (downloaded list)
Videos __Videos - sonsofnorwayhq
Mini-Presentations __Mini-Presentations
Idea Bank _ Strong programming __Idea Bank _
Strong programming
Cultural Skills Program __Cultural Skills Program
Sons of Norway Information Banks __Sons of Norway Logo, Vimeo

CONSTITUTION LAWS & CONFORMITY:

2014 - 2016 SOFN Constitution
_
2014 - 2016 SOFN CONSTITUTION
_ (Some dates to remember:)

Click on the "Roman Mask" icon to obtain a GYDA VARDEN LODGE: POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
_
GYDA VARDEN LODGE: POLICY
_ AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

JANUARY & JULY:
OFFICERS REPORTING:
Officers reports are due at the first meeting:
in January and July.
1. Their official acts.
2. The condition of the Lodge.
3.
Auditing committee audits accounts

Click on the "Roman Mask" icon to obtain a membership application form and join the Gyda Varden Lodge._ GYDA VARDEN LODGE: BYLAWS and RITUAL
APPROVAL OF BYLAWS: May 12, 2016 meeting.
Copies of Local Lodge Bylaws shall be on file at the
____1. Sons of Norway Headquarters,
____2. District Secretary.

FEBRUARY
• Elect district delegates in even-numbered

years (delegates must be elected not less
than 90 days before opening date of convention)

What should be in the lodge bylaws? What should be in the lodge bylaws?
Only laws unique to your lodge belong in your bylaws.
Dues structure,
____1. Special membership fees (application fees),
____2. Officer structure (membership or financial secretary),
____3. Membership acceptance requirements
________a. Vote on membership
________b. Membership granted on the payment of dues)
________c. The rights of affiliate members.
Lodge rules and procedures should be maintained separately
and should not be included in your lodge bylaws.

SEPTEMBER:
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
(Constitution Article: 4.11.4.)
At a regular meeting,
not later than September of each year,
a Nominating Committee
of three (3) or five (5) members shall be elected.
2014 - 2016 SOFN Constitution
CONFORMITY WITH SONS OF NORWAY LAWS:
____ (from the constitution.)
Bylaws or Amendments must not conflict with:
____ 1. Charter and Bylaws of the International Lodge,
____ 2. Bylaws of the District Lodges,
_ ___3. The general laws of Sons of Norway.
OCTOBER:
At the first regular meeting in October,
the Committee shall present to the Lodge
its slate of candidates recommended for office.
Nominations may also be made from the floor
at the time of election.
2015_Resource Changing the Lodge Bylaws.
NOVEMBER:
4.11.5.1. Time of Election.
The election of Officers shall take place
not later than the first meeting
in November of each year. (9/80)
2014 - 2016 SOFN Constitution LODGE DUES:
Each member of the Local Lodge shall pay, in advance,
to Sons of Norway Headquarters the three (3) categories of dues
____ 1. International dues.
____2. District dues.
____3. Local Lodge dues.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
(Constitution Article: 188. (b))

The Board of Directors of the Local Lodge shall be responsible to the lodge for all of its actions
and shall make a complete report to the lodge at regular lodge meetings.
Member-Satisfaction-Survey Download the "Member-Satisfaction-Survey"
and submit it to a support officer at the next meeting.

APPOINTED OFFICERS: (Profile & photograph)
Sharon Barrett
(
Insert a group photograph of all the officers and directors here.)

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS SUGGESTED:
THAT SENIOR MEMBER PROFILES AND COMMENTS BE LISTED.
TO BE POSTED NOTIFY THE WEBMASTER e-mail to Lila Pedersen -- webmaster OR A SOCIAL DIRECTOR

COMMENTS OF MEMBERS, PREVIOUS OFFICERS, AND INSTRUCTORS


Stamp Chairperson:
Win a FREE trip to Norway
Receive a chance to win a free trip to Norway by collecting cancelled stamps for the Tubfrim program.
Bring your collected stamps to the next meeting to have them
sent to Norway


Sunshine Committee:
Sunshine Committee Request: If you hear about a member in the hospital or a death in a family, please notify.
Foundation Director (2006) Everett Knudsvig says: -
I propose that the-Gyda Varden Lodge donate-$25 to the Sons of Norway Foundation-for each deceased member, and that the-member's family be notified of the donation.
-This will help our Foundation grow and it will remember passing members.


Sports Director (2016) Arden Shores says:
Sports_Medal_Brochure-The Sons of Norway Sports Medal-Program has an activity-for almost any interest, whether it's skiing or walking..
Virtual_Pilgrimage_Card-Your exercise goals can be achieved and medals earn for your accomplishments.

OFFICER REPORTS -- of their official acts and the condition of the Lodge (164. REPORTS)
Sons of Norway Foundation ----40th anniversary: 1966 - 2006
Everett Knudsvig

Foundation
Director:
(in year 2006)


------Everett Knudsvig
-----------775-6952


-I propose that the
-Gyda Varden Lodge donate
-$25 to the Sons of Norway Foundation
-for each deceased member,
and that the-member's family
be notified of the donation.
-This will help our Foundation grow
-and it will remember passing members.

International
---- Foundation Director
---- (in year 2006)

----
Cindy Olson
Local Lodge Partnership GrantsMission statement:
"The Sons of Norway Foundation:
1. Awards scholarships and grants
---- to promote the heritage
---- and culture of Norway,
2. Provides assistance to our members,
----lodges and their communities."
October 12, 2006
"Celebrating Culture/
Expanding Horizons"
Gyda Varden is a 501(c) (3)
charitable organization
REMEMBER:
Deadlines for the various scholarships and grants vary,
so check the dates.
Scholarship applicants must be
__ children or grandchildren of current SON members.

Our passion is the Norwegian heritage and culture:

In the last decade or so the SON Foundation has
awarded over $900,000 in 400 grants and 2,000 scholarships.
That is the good news.

Our challenge is to provide grants to qualified applicants:
At present we do not fulfill that obligation:

For every grant and scholarship awarded
Eight qualified applicants do not receive funding,
yet they are also qualified.

1. Embracing our Norwegian heritage

a. By underwriting cross-cultural experiences through general heritage and culture grants.
b. By promoting Norwegian culture opportunities and support of the arts.
c. By sponsoring Norwegian festivals, guest lecturers and community events through local lodge partnership grants.

2. Helping our communities

a. We support Sons of Norway initiatives through "Helping Hands to Children Grants"
that include:

  • Adopt A School,
  • Barnas Norsk Klubb,
  • heritage campus,
  • children's heritage programming.

b. Outreach programs that include:

  • Ski for Light (teaching the visually and mobility impaired to cross-country ski),
  • USA Cup soccer tournaments,
  • Norwegian Home Guard,
  • National Guard troop exchange.

3. Creating study and research opportunities through scholarships and grants

a. Scholarships, for children or grandchildren of current SON members:

  • King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Studies
    (may be repeated twice in 5 years), $1,000 - $5,000.
  • Oslo International Summer School (2 awarded per year), $1,500.
  • Astrid G. Cates/Myrtle Beinhauer Scholarship Fund (may be repeated twice in 5 years), 6 @ $1,000, and 2 @ $3,000.
  • Nancy Lorraine Jensen Memorial Scholarship (for women only; may receive up to 3 awards), $4,000 - $14,000
  • New: Helen Tronvold Norwegian Folk High School Scholarship (number varies), $2,000.

b. Grants:

  • General Heritage and Culture, up to $3,000, available to lodges and individuals
    Cross-cultural exchanges of musicians, folkdancers, bands, artists, cultural skills, preservation projects
  • Local Lodge Partnership Grants, matching fund grants up to $1,000
    Cultural programs, hosting visiting groups, community events, etc.

4. SON Foundation Humanitarian Fund was established in 1997

  • Assistance for victims of natural disasters (floods, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes).
  • Our lodge received fund after the Flood of 1997.
  • Members in Stoughton, WI, whose homes were destroyed received assistance.
 
In my final thoughts:
I propose that the Gyda Varden Lodge donate $25 to the Sons of Norway Foundation for each deceased member, and that the member's family be notified of the donation.
This will help our Foundation grow and it will remember passing members.
 

BYLAWS and RITUAL of Gyda Varden Lodge

200. APPROVAL OF BYLAWS.
Copies of Local Lodge Bylaws shall be on file at the Sons of Norway Headquarters,
with a copy sent to the District Secretary.

Local Lodge By-laws

Article I

1. The name of this lodge shall be: ____________________________________, No. _________, Sons of Norway. City_____________________________ State/Province___________________ District _____________

2. Regular Meetings shall be held at such time and place as the Lodge itself shall determine. Special meetings may be called in accordance with the Constitution and By-laws of Sons of Norway.

Article II

Membership, Qualifications and Privileges

1. To become a member of Sons of Norway, the applicant must possess requirements outlined in the Constitution.
Membership in the lodge is effective immediately upon ONE of the following (check one):
o payment of dues; or
o affirmative vote of the lodge.

2. The Membership shall consist of insurance and non-insurance members either of whom may be Life, Golden, or Honorary members in accordance with the Constitution.

3. LIFE MEMBERSHIP shall be extended to all members who were 65 years of age or older, and who had been members in good standing in the Society for 30 years or more by 01/01/1999.

4. GOLDEN Membership shall be extended after 01/01/1999 to all members who are 65 years of age or older, and who have been members in good standing in the Society for 30 years or more.

5. All members shall enjoy equal privileges, except that only those with insurance shall have the right to vote on matters concerning insurance.

6. AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP. Members possessing a current membership card of a different lodge may petition for affiliate membership. Affiliate members shall pay local lodge dues directly to the treasurer. Affiliate members may not vote within the lodge for, or become, district or convention delegates from this lodge and are not counted in the member totals for determining representation.

Article III

Fees and Dues

1. The Initiation Fee for insurance members and Junior Lodge members shall be waived; for members without insurance, the initiation fee shall be $_______.

2. The local lodge dues shall be $_______/$_______ (spouse) per year, plus an additional amount representing the District and International Dues. Local dues for members age 16-23 shall be $_______, plus an additional amount representing the District and International Dues.

3. Life Members are exempt from payment of International and District dues and are/are not exempt from payment of local lodge dues, which are collected by the local lodge.

4. GOLDEN Members are billed by International headquarters for 50% of International and District dues and are/are not exempt from payment of local lodge dues. The local lodge dues shall be $______per year.

5. No fee shall be charged for issuance of a transfer card nor for membership by transfer.

11/01/04

Article IV

Good Standing

1. A member who is in arrears 120 days in the payment of dues shall not be eligible for any benefits of the Lodge, and shall be subject to suspension in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Constitution.

2. A MEMBER who pays all back dues and assessments shall be reinstated effective with their original date of membership.

Article V

Lodge Funds

1. Appropriations to defray the running expenses of the Lodge shall require only a simple majority vote for adoption. Other appropriations from the Lodge funds shall require a two-thirds majority of votes cast for adoption.

2. The Lodge shall maintain one or more funds. The General Fund shall be used to defray the running expenses of the Lodge.

3. The Financial Officers of the Lodge are covered by a blanket position bond, as provided in the Constitution, with a deductible for each claim, which surety bond is maintained by the Home Office, in accordance with the Constitution.

4. THE LODGE elects (choose one)
a. to retain the positions of Financial Secretary and Treasurer with duties as described in the relevant sections of the Charter and Constitutions of Sons of Norway,
OR
b. to have a Membership Secretary whose duties are as specified in the Charter and Constitutions of Sons of Norway and a Treasurer whose duties are as described in the Charter and Constitutions of Sons of Norway. o

5. The Lodge shall participate in the mandatory liability insurance for District and Local Lodges as secured by the International Headquarters. This insurance does not cover lodge-owned real estate or buildings, or liquor liability claims.

Article VI

Changes in and Approval of By-laws

1. These By-laws may be repealed or amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present and voting, provided that such By-law changes were presented in writing and read at the prior meeting of the Lodge.

2. These By-laws, and any changes thereto, shall become effective upon approval by the International Headquarters.

3. The By-laws of this Lodge are subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Charter and Constitution of the International Lodge of Sons of Norway.

Date Adopted: ________ day of _________________________________, 20____.

Names of By-Law Committee:

 

Signed:_____________________________________ President

Signed:_____________________________________ Secretary

Sons of Norway

These by-laws approved on the ________ day of ________________________, 20____.

By:_________________________________________Chief Executive Officer

By:_________________________________________ Legal Counsel

11/0104

Mission statement changes to:
The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway and provide quality insurance and financial products to its members.

Sons of Norways misjon er å fremme og ivareta norske kulturtradisjoner, og samtidig tilby de beste forsikrings- og finansprodukter til alle medlemmer.

The organization has long had two primary goals:
1. to promote Norwegian culture
2. while also offering high-quality insurance products to its members.

Member dues and profits from insurance products fund the organization.

The Sons of Norway’s mission statement has been adapted to include quality financial products.

First, the new mission statement reads: “The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway and provide quality insurance and financial products to its members.”

Second: ( a lodge revenue sharing program)

A lodge revenue sharing program will fund programming at lodges.

Funding will be based on the net revenue of Sons of Norway and will be paid to local lodges based on insurance premiums received from their members.

This is a new strategy to increase the purchasing of Sons of Norway’s insurance products and is expected to increase revenue for most lodges.

For now members are not required at Sons of Norway to purchase insurance or annuity products issued by the organization.

Previous mission statement before change:
"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 and offering maximum benefits to its members."
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