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
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
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
The Raid on Lindisfarne The northmen’s unexpected, vicious attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne in 793 is widely regarded as the beginning of the Viking Age. Here is the fascinating story of the Lindisfarne Viking raid. Although it wasn’t the … Read More
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
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
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
The story actually started way back in 1977, when sculptor Ola Enstad won a competition under the auspices of the Norwegian Cultural Council with a sculpture that resembled a stegosaurus, and which also served as a climbing frame for children. … Read More
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
2022 International Convention Update from Marci Larson Greetings – and hope that you are doing well. Int. President Ron has shared this info with the district presidents, but I wanted to be sure you have it as well. The convention … Read More
Well, here we are, in most of our Third District Spring is starting to arrive, I am skeptical to say spring has sprung as we are still having cool spells during the morning hours, but it’s a new beginning and … Read More
We are now able to meet in person at our alternate church site, St. John Lutheran Church, Roanoke, VA.
Third District Sons of Norway Charitable Trust We are certainly living through an unprecedented time as we fight off the Covid19 virus. It has not only hurt many people physically but economically as well in many cases. The shutdown of … Read More
Even though here in the Northeast the winter “doldrums” have hit, and the month of January is behind us, I see the sun rising a bit earlier every morning. I have seen some crocus and daffodil stems peeking through the … Read More
Here is our lodge February 2021 newsletter. We are in District 3, Zone7.