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KULTUR
UTVIKLING
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Bev Olson and Donna Remer, of Nordland Rosemaling Association presented Lucille Langheid with a  - lifetime membership & a plaque to honor a legacy of teaching and promoting rosemaling. --------Congratulations, Lucille!Experts, Sorted by Skill, Area of Expertise
GYDA VARDEN LODGE

THE CULTURE OF
SONS OF NORWAY
& some HERITAGE
- 1903 2003 -
- (
- -) -
Lila plays the violin
Making lefse. Else Rike rolling lefse at Gyda Varden Lodge.LODGE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES:
ROYALNORWEGIAN EMBASSY
dated: 27 March 2003     (click to read)

This Gyda Varden Cultural page is in process of being revised.
Click on the "Roman Mask" icon to obtain a membership application form and join the Gyda Varden Lodge. Click on the "Roman Mask (discovered on a Viking Ship)" icon to obtain a membership application form and join the Gyda Varden Lodge on-line.
The Norwegian American Foundation's web site has searchable database of almost 900 Norwegian-American organizations, and a searchable calendar of events.
General Heritage and Culture Grants
____Area: 324,220 sq km
____Population: 4.769.274
____Capital city: Oslo
____Phone prefix:++ 47
____Language: Bokmål & Nynorsk
____Member of EU: no
UND Norwegian study with Dr. Melissa Gjellstad:
Norwegian Language.

Faculty & LecturersGreetings from Merrifield Hall at the University of North Dakota.

I write today to share news about our online Norwegian language learning courses for fellow Sons of Norway members who might be searching for a Norwegian language class.

Students of all ages are welcome, from advanced high school students to retired professionals.

Some courses you can complete entirely from the comfort of your home.
(Of course, we have many other face-to-face courses for members lucky enough to be living in Greater Grand Forks!)

One option follows the traditional academic semester, while our newest online offering is an “enroll anytime” course that students can begin when it suits them and finish in under nine months.

The introductory language courses provide students with the tools to use norsk as a listener, speaker, reader, and writer in everyday situations.

In addition to the primary goal of building students’ knowledge of the Norwegian language, a second goal of the course is to strengthen students’ ability to assess, interpret, and discuss Norway on a global scale.

Using a newly revised textbook, geared for American language learners, our asynchronous courses can fit with any schedule.

• Option 1: Enroll in a semester-based course.
_________o Not a UND student? Apply for non-degree admission first.
_________o Register for NORW 101 and/or 102 – offered either online or on site at UND
_________o Check the website for current tuition costs.
• Option 2: Register for an enroll-anytime course
_________o Submit the online registration form first.
_________o Enroll in NORW 101 (check the website for current cost).
_________o Complete the course within 9 months.
• Can I audit?
_________o Yes.
_________Auditing fees are 50% of the regular, per hour tuition charge of the same course.
_________Mandatory fees are not charged.
_________Therefore, auditing an online, semester-based course costs the same as taking an online, self-paced, enroll anytime course.

Wishing you and your lodge all the best for 2017.

Thank you for supporting learning and appreciation about Norwegian culture, heritage, language and history in North Dakota.

Consider joining our students and faculty at UND to learn more about a topic dear to all of us. Please contact me with your questions.

____With best wishes,
_________Dr. Melissa Gjellstad
_________ melissa.gjellstad@UND.edu

 
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS:
GREETINGS FRA PRESIDENTEN: ------March 01, 2017

Sue & MargyDuring our January meeting we had our
installation of officers and Margy Gabrielsen
passed the gavel to President Sue Bjornstad.



Ost (Cheese)







For our program Char Brekke and Molly Wiesen from Brekke Tours and Travel
shared a video of beautiful Norway.

Char & Molly from Brekke Tours
____The Jr. Lodge has been having fun
_____________ in the snow and at the lodge.

Jr. Lodge

Jr. Lodge
















Andriana at the Jr. Lodge
Mary Ann Johnson














Please come and join us
during our next meeting time on Saturday,
March 11th.


Sue Bjornstad, President

Klikk på mus for 12 månader KALENDER sideKlikk på musen for å se:
--------12 måneders kalender side
----------------(Notice the new meeting times.)
 


KALENDER for
March

--
Thursday, March 9
----4:30pm Board Meeting
----6:00pm Pot Luck
----7:00 Social Meeting
_----Program:
--------Initiation of new members
----
-----Olivia Rike-Norman
--------Reports on:
--------Skogfjorden Language Camp.

--
Saturday, March 11
----9:00 – 11:00 Jr. Lodge Meeting

---
Friday, March 24-25: in Fargo,
--------Workshop:
-------Scandinavian Folk Dance
-------To Register: Call Dorothy:
-----------218- 847-6345


KALENDER for
April:

---
Thursday, April 13
----7:00pm Social Meeting
--------Program:
----
-------Jr. Lodge Program
----
-------Volunteer Appreciation
 
AWARDS:
 
Bev Olson and Donna Remer, of Nordland Rosemaling Association presented Lucille Langheid with a  - lifetime membership & a plaque to honor a legacy of teaching and promoting rosemaling. --------Congratulations, Lucille! Lucille LangheidLucille Langheid_______________________
______________________
Bev Olson and Donna Remer, of Nordland Rosemaling Association
presented Lucille Langheid with a - lifetime membership & a plaque
to honor a legacy of teaching and promoting rosemaling. --------Congratulations, Lucille!
________________________
_________
Home of Economy Lefse contest: Grand Champion Lefse Master Gay Riskey.
Congratulations to Gay Riskey.

__________She is this year's Norsk Høstfest
__________LEFSE MASTER
__________Grand Champion for 2016.
John_Schaffer_Receives_MedalsLodge sports medal program. (Brochure) SPORTS PROGRAMS:
Arden Shores - Sports DirectorKlikk på mus for Kultur sideGyda Varden Lodge members share their enthusiasm for the Norwegian tradition of friluftsliv (outdoor life/outdoor recreation). Friluftsliv is for all ages and abilities. Stay Active. The Lodge sports medal program. Contact the Gyda Varden Sports Director.
Carving Class

Lloyd Staveteig





--
Lloyd Staveteig


 
 
ROSEMALING
Instructor
Tray with Hallingdal Rosemaling, by Eileen Wurden -
Tray with Hallingdal Rosemaling by Eileen Wurden -


Eileen Wurden, Instructor
Beginning Rosemaling Class
Contact: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eileen.wurden
classes rosemaling

rosemaling
 
 
 
 
RECENT MEMBERS LOST
  MEMBER Some Really Pretty Songs:
Lyrics, here is the original norwegian text.  Scroll down the YouTube page to see a transalated version.  "We will take care of beauty, warmth as if we bore a child gently on the arm." Melvin Halverson joined on Oct 10, 2002
Melvin Halverson:

 He enjoyed attending local dances where his favorite dance was the waltz.
Melvin Halverson joined Gyda Varden Lodge Oct 10, 2002.
Melvin passed on March 31, 2016.
His favorite dance was the waltz.
Produced by heart-felt woodcarvers in the Honve Room Tenn lys Google Translate:: "Ten lys"

Woodcarving in Honve Room
produced the heart-felt
candle holder.
(klikk på muss)
Our heartfelt
sympathies go
to the families of
Gyda Varden members
who have departed.
Ruby Blair joined Dec 12, 1987
Ruby Blair:


Ruby Blair joined Gyda Varden Lodge December 12, 1987.
Ruby passed on April 8, 2016.
Sunshine Sympathies from Gyda Varden Lodge.Nordahl Grieg -
Til Ungdommen (med tekst)
(with english captions)
Google Translate: "Til Ungdommen"

Lyrics are the original norwegian text.
Click on "Show More"
for a transalated version
scroll down the YouTube page.
_______"Edelt er mennesket,
_______jorden er rik.
_______.......
_______Solskinn og brød og ånd
_______eies av alle."
Norge: Mitt Lille Land
Norge: Mitt Lille Land

Norge: Mitt Lille Land
George Staveteig joined on Dec 14, 1991
George Staveteig:

George Staveteig joined Gyda Varden Lodge December 14, 1991.
 
George passed on May 10, 2016.
Art Greenberg
Art Greenberg


Grand Forks Herald: "Art Greenberg, Grand Forks land developer, dies at 81"
Art Greenberg joined Gyda Varden Lodge Sept. 11, 2003.
Art passed away on March 16, 2016

On Thursday, June 9th
family members will be
invited to participate in a memorial service
to honor our dear friends
who we have lost this last year.
  Lillian M. Kuster,  Lillian enjoyed playing piano.
Lillian M. Kuster


Grand Forks Herald: "Lillian M. Kuster,  Lillian enjoyed playing piano."
Lillian M. Kuster joined Gyda Varden Lodge October 14, 1967.
Lillian achieved a
Gyda Varden Life Membership.
Lillian passed away on Thursdar, October 1, 2015.
Lillian liked to play the piano.
Carola - Himlen i min famn
MUSIK (klikk på muss) (Swedish)
"Vem har tänt den stjärnan som speglas i ditt ögo?"
Translates: Translation of "Himlen i min famn"
"Who lit the star that is reflected in your eyes?"
     
     
 
Other Song Videos:
Nordahl Grieg - Til Ungdommen (Kenneth Forland Cover) Nordahl Grieg - Til Ungdommen (Kenneth Forland Cover)
Oslo & Utøya victims 22/7-11. "Til Ungdommen" - Kringsatt av fiender instrumental and lyrics Oslo & Utøya victims 22/7-11. "Til Ungdommen" - Kringsatt av fiender instrumental and lyrics
Rob Sinclair's translation of the poem "Til ungdommen" by Nordahl Grieg Rob Sinclair's translation of the poem "Til ungdommen" by Nordahl Grieg
 Kongen og dronningen gråt av sang i domkirken Kongen og dronningen gråt av sang i domkirken
 
SOME REALLY PRETTY SONGS
Some Really Pretty Songs:

Norge: Mitt Lille Land

Tenn lys
Sunshine Sympathies from Gyda Varden Lodge.Nordahl Grieg - Til Ungdommen (med tekst) (with english captions) Google Translate: "Til Ungdommen"
Lyrics are the original norwegian text.
Scroll down the YouTube page to see a transalated version.
_______"Edelt er mennesket,
_______jorden er rik.
_______.......
_______Solskinn og brød og ånd
_______eies av alle."

Melissa horn - lät du henne komma närmre Lyrics

Sang: 'Til ungdommen' - Ingebjørg Bratland

Melissa Horn - Innan jag kände dig + lyrics

Melissa Horn - Kungsholmens hamn (Live Minnesceremoni Oslo 2011)

Ingebjørg Bratland - Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker
'Mitt hjerte alltid vanker'- Ingebjørg Bratland

Ingebjørg Bratland - På Avstand (Lyrics)

Lars Winnerbäck och Lisa Ekdahl - Kom Änglar

Odd Nordstoga & Ingebjørg Bratland - Dette landet (Grunnlovsjubileet 2014)
Published on Feb 22, 2014
Written by Odd Nordstoga. Live with Gjermund Silset on double bass at the 200 years celebration of the Norwegian constitution at Eidsvoll, February 16, 2014.
Ny nasjonalsang? New anthem? Released on "Dette landet" (2015, Spellemanpris (Norwegian Grammy) for best lyrics).
 
 
 
 
This Gyda Varden Cultural page is in process of being revised.
PHOTOS & EVENTS AT THE LODGE FROMPREVIOUS YEARS
 
 
Sunshine Report Sunshine Report
by: Evelyn Hensrud, Director
Sunshine Report
772-1970

___________________Delores Olson:
___________________Flowers were sent to Delores Olson.
___________________We hope she is feeling better.

  • Medals
    (received in 2009)
    Jerry & Shirley Kvidt have each received their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Enamel Medals in "Gangmerke" walking!
    They have each logged 910 miles for the four awards… and they still keep walking!
    Congratulations to: Jerome & Shirley Kvidt!
    Photo - Norsk Hostfest 2009.

    Flowers were sent to Shirley Kvidt.
    We hope she is feeling better.

    If you hear about a member in the hospital or a death in a family,
    please notify Evelyn Hensrud at 772-1970 or 317-385-9730 cell.

Thursday, April 14th, Program: Title: Min Kjaere Annie - Lev Vel (My Dear Annie - Live Well).

Rosanne Bliss will be focusing on 1905 to 1925, her grandmother Annie's first two decades as a young Norwegian immigrant in America. Using a power point presentation she will show select vintage postcards and photographs Annie had in her collection and will add some personal stories and historical information relating to immigrant life in Benson and Grand Forks Counties in the early 1900’s.

Her husband, Adolph Ellingson, was an active member of Gyda Varden lodge including holding the office of president.

Rosanne Bliss has also written the book: "Pitching My Way through World War II".
It's an inspirational expressin of Vernon Ellingson's (her uncle's) devotion, duty and love, expressed as he wrote faithfully to his family while serving with General Patton’s Third Army in Europe.

Annie lived in North Dakota her entire life in America.
She resided in a Sears Roebuck house on Chestnut Street in Grand Forks from 1923 until her death in 1969.

Thursday, April 14 for the Lapskaus Dinner.
We will be serving Moist Cake aka Mandarin Orange Cake for the dinner on Thursday, April 14 for the Lapskaus Dinner.
Darlene is in need of 8 cakes.
If you can provide a cake please call Darlene at 746-7673.

Moist Cake or Mandarin Orange Cake:
1 can mandarin oranges_____ 4 eggs _____1 box yellow cake mix _____1 stick butter (butter)_____
Combine ingredients and add juice drained from mandarin oranges and beat until fluffy.
Add oranges; beat well.
Spread batter in greased 13"x9" pan and bake at 350o for 30 minutes or until done.
When cake has cooled, frost with Pineapple Frosting.

Pineapple Frosting:
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding_____ 1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip_____ 1 (8 oz.) can cold crushed pineapple with juice
Mix pudding and pineapple until smooth, add Cool Whip. Beat until fluffy, frost cake.
80th Birthday PartyPlease join us for an open house for:
Darlene Holien’s
80th Birthday.
Everyone Welcome!
Saturday, April 23rd
2:00-4:00
Ann Krause, FIC, LUTCFDaniel W. Haglund
FRATERNALISM CONNECTS
April is one of the months we are forced to get organized
to present our paperwork to Uncle Sam.
By now, most of us have prepared for tax season.
Let this also be a time for review of your assets and accounts.
It may be time to take a good look
at how your money has been working for you.

By meeting with your Sons of Norway Financial Benefits Counselor
you can get a free second opinion.
Our members have trusted Sons of Norway for over 121 years
to provide safe and sound financial benefits while supporting the Fraternal Model.
This means money from the insurance operation helps to pay for the Viking Magazine
as well as gives revenue to the lodges in the form of a Lodge Revenue Check.
We are caring, non-profit, stable and reliable.
Maybe that’s what you have been looking for all along.
Call your Sons of Norway Financial Benefit Counselor and see if we can help you help yourself.

Ann Krause, FIC, LUTCF Sons of Norway Financial Benefits Counselor
Emails: boat@srt.com or annkboat@gmail.com Minot, ND
and Sarasota, FL 701-852-5508 ? 701-720-2755
Curator Trond B Olsen- Norwegian Bicentennial Exhibit -
Coming to Chester Fritz Library, April - 2015 (One Year Ago.)
An exhibition celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution opened at the Eidsvoll Center in Norway on May 17, 2014. This exhibit consists of 55 original pieces by 10 Norwegian artists and will be travelling to many cities in the United Sates.

The "1814-2014 Red, White and Blue: Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration" exhibit will be displayed Wednesday April 8 through April 23 at UND's Chester Fritz Library. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held April 8th at the Chester Fritz. Trond B.Olsen of ArtPro in Norway curated the exhibit and will be in Grand Forks from April 5-8th to give a presentation about the exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Chester Fritz Library for about three weeks.

Gyda Varden Lodge has asked Trond B. Olsen for an evening at our lodge with a meal and the opportunity to meet with members.

We have been asked if we would assist with providing Norwegian cookies/desserts for the reception for the exhibit on April 8. If you can help bake please contact Darlene at 746-7673.Trond B.Olsen
 
 
 
 

2016:

2016 January: Bildene av januar 2016 "HILSEN"

2016 February:

2016 March: Thursday:

Lodge Calendar


A special silent auction.
Donations were made
by the Arlene Skjervem family.



7:00
Social meeting
New Member Welcome Ceremony
_
Show & Tell
.

Saturdays: 12. & 26. mars Rosemaling1Paint-In
--- & Woodcarving----(regular events)

2016

2015


2015 December. Bildene av desember 2015 "HILSEN" .
2015 October. Bildene av october 2015 "HILSEN"

2014
2013
2012


 
MEMBER NEWS:
March 10, 2016
Sixteen new members were introduced to Gyda Varden on March 10th.
We added 31 new members in the last year. Click here to profile our newest members.
 
 
NORWEGIAN CULTURAL SPORTS:
SPORTS:
  • Medals
    Jerry & Shirley have each received their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Enamel Medals in "Gangmerke" walking!
    They have each logged 910 miles for the four awards… and they still keep walking!
    Congratulations to: Jerome & Shirley Kvidt!
    Photo - Norsk Hostfest 2009
  • Sports & Fitness Medal Program
    Sports & Fitness Medal Program contributed by Arden Shores (aishores.gf@juno.com), Sports Director.
    • The Importance of Fitness: Sons of Norway recognizes the importance of healthful activities not just to prolong your life, but to improve the very quality of your life. This Sports Medal Program, which originated in Norway, will improve your attitude as well as your physical well-being.
    • Something for Everyone: No matter how young or old you are, and no matter what your present physical condition, the Sports Medal Program offers a fitness plan for you. With doctor's advice, you can determine the appropriate level. Then you are assigned point or mileage requirements for medal qualifications that are within your reach. The program is great because you don't need to be a natural athlete - the only one you are really competing with is yourself.
    • Different Levels, Different Medals: As you reach each objective, you will be awarded different grades of sports medals. Begin in pursuit
      of the Bronze, then work yourself up to Silver, Gold, and eventually Enamel (There is no longer a fee for the pins, and only members can take part in this program). Set your own pace-your program can be for just one medal or all sixteen!
    • GANGMERKE: (klikk på mus) Download the Record Forms here.
      “Gangmerke” is a walking medals program. "Gang" is the Norwegian word for walking, "merke" means pin or in this case, level of achievement. If you like to walk or use a treadmill, then you can earn the Gangmerke medal according to your abilities or achievement.
    • SKIMERKE: (klikk på mus) Download the Record Forms here.
      "Ski" is a true Norwegian word that is used in the English language and "Skimerke" refers to cross-country skiing. Of course if you have a ski exercise machine, then you can use the mileage to qualify for the Skimerke pin.
    • SYKKELMERKE: (klikk på mus) Download the Record Forms here.
      "Sykkel" means bicycle. If you like to ride outdoors or ride the stationary bike at the health club or in your home, this is the program for you.
    • IDRETTSMERKE: (klikk på mus) Download the Record Forms here.
      The "Idrettsmerke" (EE-dretts-merk-eh) Sports & Fitness Medal program awards Sons of Norway members for living an active lifestyle. While participating in a wide range of fun, athletic activities, members earn points towards bronze, silver, gold and enamel medals. This program focuses on Distance, Duration and Sports Activities.
      Some of the activities are:
      Aerobics, Backpacking/Hiking, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Broomball, Curling, Dancing, Football, Golf, Handball, Jogging, Kayaking, Roller skating, Rollerblading, Rope Jumping, Soccer, Tennis, Walking, Volleyball, Water Aerobics, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
    • FIRST: choose the pin that you would like to earn.
    • SECOND: log into the web site at the main office to download the Record Forms or ask Arden Shores for a record card for the pin you would like to start working towards.
    • THIRD: we advise you to get permission from your physician before beginning any exercise program.
    • FOURTH: read the Record Form to find out what your goals are for each session and record them.
    • FIFTH: have someone initial your recorded efforts.
    • SIXTH: when your Record Card is complete, submit it to Arden Shores. He will check the record and order your pins. The pins will be presented to you at a lodge meeting. Pins are made available by Sons of Norway Headquarters at no cost.
      www.sonsofnorway.com - Go to Lodge Programming – Sports Medal Program.
  • Ski
  • Fishing:
NORWEGIAN CULTURAL GENEALOGY:

Norwegian Cultural Skills Program Genealogy
Learn the skill… earn the pins!


GENEALOGY AT THE LODGE.

Unearth one of the most fascinating tales of all – your family history!
Discover your past, and maybe shed a little light on who you are today. Lodge members can work their way through the Sons of Norway Cultural Skills program on Genealogy (and earn a medal!), or work on individual projects. All welcome!

GENEALOGY--FAMILY HISTORY

Level 1--Complete people 17 on a four-generation ancestor chart, etc.
Level 2--Complete four more people on the ancestor, family group chart, and document
Level 3--Complete all information for 15 people on the charts--document and write an essay.

Contact Sharon Myron for more details.

 

GENEALOGY RESOURCES:

 
 
 
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MEMBERS, OFFICERS, AND INSTRUCTORS
ARE INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE
COMMENTS TO THE WEBMASTER e-mail to Melvin Pedersen -- webmaster.
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CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES:
Through the years, the lodge has engaged in unlimited
cultural, social, and charitable activities. (HISTORY)

TUBFRIM PROJECT: (Aid for the handicapped)

  • Gyda Varden member in charge: John Schaffer Klikk på mus å sende et par ord
til John Shaffer med e-posten. , 772-6626
  • Medical aid for children in Norway:
    • All type of stamps and phone cards are received with thanks.
      We give them a "new" value.
  • Your used phone cards & stamps can help provide medical aid for children in Norway.
    Cut or tear off the corner of the envelope with the stamp and PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME IN THE BAGS OF CUT STAMPS.
    Or, if that's too much work, give the whole envelope to the Lodge and we will do the rest.
  • Call John Schaffer, 772-6626 or E-mail:nhojs1@hotmail.com for information.
  • Established in Nesbyen in 1928.
    Postmaster Ditlef Frantzen took the initiative to collect and sell used stamps.
  • The quality of life for handicapped children and youth is improved.
  • Tuberculosis research is supported.
  • Today, TUBFRIM collects both used stamps and used telephone cards. For more information about Tubfrim, take a look at http://www.tubfrim.no/english/help.htm
  • The first year a profit of NOK, 500 was made.
    Profits in 2003 totaled NOK 520,000!

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE PROJECTS:
__(
Seeks to cheer the sick and bereaved Gyda Varden lodge members )

  • Flowers or a sympathy card
  • June service to honor the memory of departed members.
  • March - April 2017.Thank you for Memorials given to Gyda Varden in memory of:
    Margyll Halverson.
    From Pauline Bondy, Linda
    Larson, Lorraine Amundson,
    Oxford Realty, Tom & Margy Gabrielsen, Susan
    Hunter and Arlene Wagner.

 

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS AT THE LODGE: (HISTORY)
Sons of Norway has sponsored many Norwegian groups appearing in concert.

 

ROYAL NORWEGIAN EVENT

ASSOCIATED LODGES:

SISTER LODGE:

Click on mouse to go to top of page

SISTER CITY OF GRAND FORKS:

 
NORWEGIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE:
CLICK_TO_LINK_TO _MORE_RESOURCES
The Sign of the Order
During the early years of Sons of Norway, the officers decided there should be a “Sign of the Order”. The meaning of the sign of the order is as follows: Hold your right hand in front of you with the palm of your hand towards you; point your index finger upward. Fold the other three fingers toward the palm of your hand and then place your thumb over the three folded fingers. The hand in this position is then placed over the heart.
The index finger pointed upward symbolizes that you are pointing to the North Star. (The position of the North Star was extremely important to Norwegian sailors at sea.) The three fingers folded toward the palm of your hand represent freedom, fraternity and progress and the thumb over the three folded fingers represents brotherly love.
The „sign of the order? is used for many parliamentary procedures to carry out business of the Sons of Norway Lodge. During meetings you may see the sign is placed over the left shoulder instead of over the heart, this makes it easier for your vote to be seen and counted.
Rosemaling:

Nordland Rosemaling
Contact: Donna Remer

ART HISTORY:

Edvard Munch Documentary Edvard Munch Documentary


MUSEUMS: (link to lodge crafts)

Vesterheim:           

Edward_Grieg_1843-1907MUSIC: (link to lodge music)

Sigrid_UndsetLITERATURE: (link to lodge literature)

Try clicking mouse on these links
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0394432622/nobelprizeintern
http://almaz.com/nobel/literature/1928a.html

FOLK SCHOOLS:

 

HISTORY: (link to lodge history)

NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPERS (link to lodge literature)

 
 
 
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The Gyda Varden Lodge Directory of Experts

- -- --- Experts associated with Gyda Varden Lodge activities:
------- If you have a special area of expertise,
------- and would be willing to share your area of interest with the lodge,
------- please send a note to the webmaster to be included in
-------"The Gyda Varden Lodge Directory of Experts"! e-mail to Melvin Pedersen -- webmaster

- Architecture
- Art
- Cooking
- Crafts
- Cross-country skiing
- Folk Art
- Folk costumes
- Folk dancing
- Genealogy
- Hardanger embroidery
- History
- Holiday traditions
- Humor
- Immigration
- Knitting
- Literature
- Modern Norway
- Music
- Norwegian language
- Other
- Rosemaling
- Stamp collecting
- Storytelling
- Trade & industry
- Translator
- Travel advice
- Travelogues
- Vikings
- Weaving
- Woodcarving

 
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PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:


2016:
January:

February:

March:


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Put on the Cultural page:
Meeting presentations or (ethnic) programs include:The lodge building is often used to hold fundraising and public relation events.
___Services to give respects to heritage & memories.
Traditional Norwegian Cooking
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Traditional Norwegian Cooking.
______Bløtkake demonstrations.
______lefse baking.
"Folk Dance"___Folk Dancing.

Shall We Dance:
https://www.sofn.com/_asset/smd56c/11_14_FamilyMatters.pdf


Literature
___A report on a Norwegian book or movie.
Chip Carving
___Chip Carving
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https://www.sofn.com/member_resources/cultural_programming/cultural_skills_program/
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Music
___Music and Musicians of Norway
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http://www.olympic.org/news/team-of-refugee-olympic-athletes-roa-created-by-the-ioc/248766

Figure this out

Shall We Dance:
https://www.sofn.com/_asset/smd56c/11_14_FamilyMatters.pdf

Loretta A. Kelley is an American Hardanger fiddle player. She is President of The Hardanger Fiddle Association of America, and is described by her recording company as the foremost Hardanger fiddle player in the U.S. Loretta Kelley
Loretta A. Kelley is an American Hardanger fiddle player.
She is President of The Hardanger Fiddle Association of America, and is described by her recording company as the foremost Hardanger fiddle player in the U.S.
Loretta A. Kelley is an American Hardanger fiddle player. She is President of The Hardanger Fiddle Association of America, and is described by her recording company as the foremost Hardanger fiddle player in the U.S. Recently there has been a substantial revival of the Hardanger fiddle tradition in the U.S Loretta A. Kelley is an American Hardanger fiddle player.
She is President of The Hardanger Fiddle Association of America, and is described by her recording company as the foremost Hardanger fiddle player in the U.S.
Recently there has been a substantial revival of the Hardanger fiddle tradition in the U.S.
The Devil's Tune, performed by Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley, and Charlie Pilzer (www.hoagkelleypilzer.com). In concert at The Institute of Musical Traditions (www.imtfolk.org) on December 14, 2009. The Devil's Tune, performed by Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley, and Charlie Pilzer (www.hoagkelleypilzer.com).
In concert at The Institute of Musical Traditions (www.imtfolk.org) on December 14, 2009.

Norway’s cultural identity is rooted in its rich rural traditions, from its intricately crafted stavkirker (stave churches), rosemaling and folk dancing.

 
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"Halden-sangen"
og
"Det går et festtog gjennom landet"
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Jubileumssangen for Grunnlovsjubileet 2014, skrevet av Carl-Andreas Næss og Grethe Myhre Skottene. Fremført av Sarpsborg Kammerkor og Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps.
(Jubilee song for Constitutional Jubilee 2014 written by Carl-Andreas Næss and Grethe Myhre Scots. Performed by Sarpsborg Chamber and Army Band.)




"Halden song"
and
"There is a festtog through the country."
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Red, White and Blue"


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Red, White and Blue"


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Red, White and Blue"


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