May 2021 President’s Message

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May is a pretty month here in the Northeast. It is also a busy month. There are dates in this month that we can celebrate. It’s time to fly the flags. May 8th Norwegian Liberation Day (known in Norwegian as … Read More

District 3 Secretary’s Letter

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March/ April 2021 I hope everyone is doing well. First, I would like to welcome all new Lodge Secretaries who have generously volunteered to take on the duty. You will do a great job, I am sure, just like the … Read More

3rd District Charitable Giving

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The 3rd District has decided to designate itself as being ‘Dementia Friendly”. To commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Sons of Norway in 2020, it pledged to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The district realized that it has many members and families … Read More

Scandinavian American Spotlight – Betty White

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Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedian, author, and advocate for the welfare and health of animals.  White’s television career began over 80 years ago in 1939, shortly after her graduation … Read More

Our Heritage and Culture-Downtown

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Here are 3 Places You Can Always Go  Wikipedia Creative Commons‘ CC BY-SA Listen!   Drottninggatan (Queen Street) in Stockholm, Sweden, is a major pedestrian street. It stretches north from the bridge Riksbron at Norrström, in the district of Norrmalm, to Observatorielunden in the district of Vasastaden. Forming a parallel … Read More

Our Heritage and Culture- Atlantic Crossing/The Ship

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MASTERPIECE’s Atlantic Crossing covers some surprising and little-known history involving U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Norway’s Crown Princess Martha. Here is a little more about “The Atlantic Crossing” Vital mission to Petsamo In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt directed that American Legion leave New York … Read More

From Your 3rd District Cultural Director – Andy Mathisen

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Norse mythology Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic peoples, stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia, and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period. The northernmost extension of Germanic mythology, Norse mythology consists of tales of various deities, beings, and heroes derived … Read More

“On The Road” in the 3rd District

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Buy Me Some Lefse and Crackerjack By the time March rolls around, many of you are probably ready for a break from winter.  The following just might be the ticket for a 3rd District “Business With Pleasure Vacation”. Tampa Lodge … Read More

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