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From the December 2011 issue of the Hilsen,
November 2011 Lodge Photos & Activities…


From the January 2012 issue of the Hilsen,
December 2011 Lodge Photos & Activities…


From the February 2012 issue of the Hilsen,
January 2012 Lodge Photos & Activities…


From the March 2012 issue of the Hilsen,
February 2012 Lodge Photos & Activities…




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From the December 2011
issue of the Hilsen,
November 2011 Lodge Photos & Activities…

Embroidered Sons of Norway Dishtowels for Sale. $10.00 Contact a Junior Lodge Member to purchase your towel. They will make a perfect Christmas Gift!


Brenda Broda Drews
joined Gyda Varden Lodge.


Gene Gunhus played
beautiful olde tyme piano
for the lodge on Nov 10th
Gene Gunhus plays piano










November 5th "Let’s Make Lefse Class" Participants: Judy Christianson,
Susan Christianson, Joyce Dierker, Corissa Hines, Amanda Ike, Mary Macziewski,
Nick Nelson, Deborah Nelson, Barb Riskey, Carol Taylor and Serein Tomlinson.
Let's Make Lefse Class

John Stennes, staff photographer
from the Grand Forks Herald joined us for the day.
John Stennes-Grand  Forks Herald

There was also a young man and woman from the Norwegian Cosmopolitan magazine. They were writing an article for their Christmas edition. Sad to say that we did not get pictures of them.

Sisters

Barb RiskeyBarb Riskey

Mary Macziewski
Mary Macziewski

 

 

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Mary made a trip from Fargo and thought
her and Barb were going to go shopping…
Barb surprised her with a lefse class!

Mother & Son
Deborah NelsonDeborah Nelson

Nick Nelson
Nick Nelson









Sisters
Judy ChristiansonJudy Christianson
Susan ChristiansonSusan Christianson








Friends

Serein Tomlinson Serein Tomlinson
Amanda Ike
Amanda Ike
Corissa Hines
Corissa Hines
Carol Taylor
Carol TaylorJoyce Dierker
Joyce Dierker

Ben’s Soup Luncheon & Bake Sale… November 12, 2011
Ellie Knudsvig and
her Grandma Karen
Ellie Knudsvig and her Grandma KarenJessica and Presley Baker
Jessica and Presley Baker

Help from the
Younger Generation…

They kept busy cleaning
and bussing tables,
helped carry meals and
assisted Cindy with the
lefse class set-up.










friends & a good meal
Everyone enjoying a good meal and
the company of friends.
Everyone enjoying a good meal and

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Tundra Treasure Collection





Gordon Bennett and his carved Santa
that he has donated as a door prize to be
given away on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

Gordon Bennett and his carved Santa
Santa in Wagon, Gordon Bennet carved the Santa

Santa
Santa









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Our 3rd Lefse Class November 19, 2011


Class Instructors
Jan Fetsch, Darlene Holien, Cindy Dahl,
Deb Meuwissen, Evelyn Hensrud, Pauline Bondy
Class Instructors Jan Fetsch Darlene Holien Cindy Dahl Deb Meuwissen Evelyn Hensrud Pauline Bondy

Lefse


rolling lefse


Paulette Tobin
from the Grand Forks Herald
joined us for the morning.
Paulette Tobin
Jill Blegen, Donna Krouse
and Linda Dietz
Jill Blegen, Linda Dietz and Donna Krouse
Linda DeitzLinda Deitz

Jill Blegen
Jill Blegen


Donna Krouse
Donna Krouse
They have been rolling lefse for several hours.


Paulette getting everyones names. Paulette getting everyones names.
--- Paulette getting everyones names.

Jan Fetsch making lefse
Jan Fetsch
lefse cooking
Donna Remer making lefse
Donna Remer

Gyda Varden Sons of Norway –
Grand Forks makes News… and Lefse!
Nov 20, 2011


Instructor Cindy Dahl demonstrates the use
of lefse sticks to turn a sheet of lefse while cooking.
Herald photo by John Stennes.
Instructor Cindy Dahl demonstrates the use of lefse sticks to turn a sheet of lefse.
Evelyn Hensrud,
Evelyn Hensrud begins making lefse
in October,
continues through
the holiday season
and beyond.
Photo by John Brose


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From the January 2012 issue of the Hilsen,
D
ecember 2011 Lodge Photos & Activities…

Cory Lien-president

Cory Lien - president

Mary Sorvig is holding
a Plate Rosemaled
by Lucille Langheid.

Mary Sorvig is holding


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Christmas Party December 10th










Helny Ohnstad



Gordon Bennett and Helny Ohnstad








Tom Gabrielson playing Santa






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And the choir sang under the direction of Shelley Bares
with vocal solo by G. Paul Larson
and accompanied by Char Brekke

















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Else Rike reciting the
Christmas Story in Norwegian.



Howard Gladwin and Don Forsman
delivering the Christmas Gifts
to the Northland Rescue Mission.


Christmas food
Prizes

Raffle ticket prizes.
Vidette Knain has been busy selling raffle tickets.Vidette Knain selling raffle tickets.





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Sharon Myron
& Cindy Dahl
Yulebukking
at the
Christmas Party.

Yulebukking at the Christmas Party.
Yulebukking


Yulebukking

Evelyn Hensrud
and Cindy Dahl
making lefse at the
Maple View craft
and
bake sale on December 3rd.

Evelyn Hensrud and Cindy Dahl making lefse



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Scandinavian 7 Baking on Friday December 16, 2011.
Back: Evenly Hensrud, Donna Remer, Barb Riskey,
Sharon Myron, Jane Handy, Julie Gladwin and Darlene Holien.
Front: Cindy Dahl and Else Rike.

Evenly Hensrud, Donna Remer, Barb Riskey, Sharon Myron, Jane Handy, Julie Gladwin and Darlene Holien  Cindy Dahl and Else Rike

Scandinavian 7 Baking on Friday-3Scandinavian 7 Baking on Friday  4

Scandinavian 7 Baking on Friday Scandinavian 7 Baking on FridayScandinavian 7 Baking on Friday
Scandinavian 7 Baking on FridayWe made Rossettes, Fattigmann, Pizzelles,
Krumkaker, Sandbakkelse, Spritz, Pecan
lace Krumkaker and Rommebrod

We made









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From the February 2012 issue of the Hilsen,
January 2012 Lodge Photos & Activities…

Eileen Constance Tronnes Nelson joined Gyda Varden Lodge on December 5, 2011.Eileen Constance Tronnes Nelson joined
Gyda Varden Lodge on December 5, 2011.


Arne Brekke Arne Brekke was
on our program
in January to speak
about the Bygdebok
Collection at UND.
The UND Bygdebok
Collection was named
in honor of Arne in November 2010.



Table Christmas treeChristmas tree in church
offering







46th Annual Norwegian/English Service Trinity Free Lutheran Church January 8, 2012

This program is a tradition of 46 years and is organized behind the scenes by Helny Ohnstad. She and her sisters helped get the service started for their Norwegian mother Kjerstin Underdahl Ohnstad in 1966. Helny has been a member of Gyda Varden since 1968.

pews Helny Ohnstad
Helny Ohnstad, age 92

Char Brekke reading
scripture in Norwegian.
Char Brekke reading scripture in Norwegian.

G. Paul Larson vocal solo.G. Paul Larson vocal solo.


Darlene Holien vocal solo.Darlene Holien vocal solo.


Lucille Langheid and
Vidette Knain signing the guest book.

Lucille Langheid and Vidette Knain signing the guest book.

Good conversation and good food!













Norsk food











January Lodge Activities…
Lorayne Lillehaugen grinning
as we sang Happy Birthday to those
with a January birthday.
Lorayne Lillehaugen
Cory passing the gavel to G. Paul
Cory passing the gavel to G. Paul G. Paul Larson

A Translation of the article printed in the Kamille Magazine in Norway.


Kamille meets their great grandchild Emily Burkland
at the Norwegian Shop Velcommen in Grand Forks.


Well, when I have a question
I usually say,
"What did out grandparents do??”,
says Evelyn.

What did out grandparents do- says Evelyn
“Is this thin enough?”,
asks a lady with the apron.
Meekly Cindy helps”
lefses are to be thin”
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Ann Krause,
Financial Benefits
Counselor



G. Paul Larson
President



From the March 2012 issue of the Hilsen,

February 2012 Lodge Photos & Activities…


Vidette Knain received an Uff Da Award
Vidette Knain received an Uff Da Award
John Schaffer, Tubfrim Coordinator
John is surrounded by many pounds of stamped envelopes that were brought to the lodge. You can 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 and John will be sure to send them to Norway.
Be sure to leave ½” around your stamps, put them into a gallon zip-lock baggie. Write your name on the bag and John will be sure you get credit. The bags of stamps are sold to stamp collectors in Norway and the funds go to improving the quality of life for young people with disabilities in Norway.














Char Brekke was surprised with a birthday cake
from the Norwegian class participants.









Norwegian Language Class

Carmen Hanson Melissa Gjellstad

Melissa Gjellstad came to share with us what’s going on with the Norwegian studies at UND.

 

Carmen Hanson, an RN at Altru spoke shared news about the proposed Sunshine House close to Altru, which would be like a Ronald McDonald House.


Dr. Melissa Gjellstad, Assistant Professor of Languages in Norwegian at the University of North Dakota,
launched an online Norwegian course, the first of its kind in North America.
Photo: Jackie Lorentz / University of North

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