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Sons of Norway brothers and sisters!
Please share this with
your other lodge members.
I mentioned a Cultural
Challenge to District 7 lodge for this term (2018 to 2020) which we
will celebrate at the next convention in Kelowna. Here are the
Each lodge can participate
regardless of the number of members (or how many members want to
join in the fun). Choose a Cultural Skill from the Cultural Skills
program on the International website. Some examples are Norwegian
Cooking, hardangersom, rosemaling, woodcarving, Norwegian language,
folk dancing, genealogy, or stamp collecting. (It is a good idea to
pick something your group wants to learn and try some new skills.)
Get a group together for an evening, a day, a weekend or several
small sessions and work together on that skill. Send me information
on the skill(s) that your lodge is working on and I will gather this
information so that participating lodges can be recognized.
This isnít really a contest
because any lodge that participates is a winner! If you choose to do
a Cultural medal you can be rewarded by the International lodge with
medals that you can present to participants at an event of your
choosing. Invite non-members to join in the fun and use this as a
way to increase your membership.
There are people in District
7 who are willing to teach various skills, but your lodge will be
responsible for organizing a teaching session and paying the travel
costs of any of the teachers. Ask me if you need some contact
information. There are also some classes available in the Lower
Mainland through the Norwegian House Society or the Scandinavian
Centre if you are a Lower Mainland lodge. Victoria also has some
good teachers. I know that lodges in other areas have people with
various skills or who have arranged for a teacher to come to teach
their members, so living out of the Lower Mainland is not a reason
to opt out.
with the Cultural Skills Program information on the Sons of Norway
website begin with
www.sofn.com and log in (if you donít have a
userid and password, you can use your Sons of Norway membership number
to set up an account). Go to Member Resources, which will be a red box
at the top of your personal information page. Scroll down until you find
Cultural Skills Program. Click on the word Cultural Skills Program and
you will open the information page for the Cultural Skills Program
options. There are a variety of skills listed and PDFís for each skill.
Letís have some fun with
this! The deadline in April 30, 2020.
Susan Strang, District #7