April 2017 Fra Presidenten An article on Linkedin caught my eye a few weeks ago. It encouraged people to spend time thinking about what you wanted. This appealed to me as I am a thinker. I started thinking about … Read More
We had a wonderful Blafjell Anniversary 20th Anniversary celebration. Several pictures are in the newsletter. You are invited to attend Blafjell Lodge Julefest Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1-3pm at College Lutheran Church. g eJuleOur Julefest will be Saturday, December … Read More
On April 8, 2017, members of Blafjell Lodge participated in the D-DayMemorial Scout Day in Bedford, Virginia. The program presenter at our site was Erik Brun, president of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate) WWII Education Foundation….. a wonderful presenter, holding … Read More
This month we are going to have waffles as our snack. Yay! Blafjell Lodge has a very busy April and May as you will see from our schedule. This year’s annual Local Colors event in Roanoke is May 20; plan … Read More
Culture Competition – from Gail Martinsen, Cultural Director I am starting a Cultural Competition for our Third District Lodges starting this month. Members earning the most pins for the many different cultural categories will receive a special prize and a … Read More
Did you know including Odin, Thor and Freya there are 51 major Norse Gods & Goddesses??? Today we learn about Heimdall. He is one of Æsir and he’s the guardian of Asgard (the stronghold of the Gods). He is one … Read More
Rate Change The Land of the Vikings board has determined that that after careful consideration, our prices must be increased effective March 1, 2017. We have done our best to keep prices down, but our cost of doing business has … Read More
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Charitable Trust – Peter Hanson, Counselor The Third District is unique among other Districts in that we support our own Charitable Trust and we are the only District to have one. Due to investments and generous donations from individuals and … Read More
Easter is coming and Norwegians read mysteries during Easter time!! A book review – Strange Shores by Arnaldu Indriðason The main character in “Strange Shores” is Inspector Erlendur. He is staying at a deserted farmhouse, that he had visited years … Read More
From “The Complete Scandinavian Cookbook” by Alice B. Johnson Smultringer (Doughnuts) 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. baking sodaa 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom or nutmeg 1/2 tsp. salt Flour Beat eggs well, add sugar, cream … Read More
A blessed New Year to everyone!
Blafjell 3-646 first newsletter of 2017. Note that our wonderful editor, Robin Lambert, received an award for small lodge newsletters at the 2016 District 3 conference for her work. We especially enjoy the pictures she knows how to include. … Read More
December 3, 2016 will be our Julefest gathering 1-3 pm, at College Lutheran Church, Salem, VA. St. Lucia procession with delicious potluck. December 13, 2016 several of our members will greet people as they come to Roanoke College’s annual St. Lucia … Read More
Blafjell Lodge had a wonderful 20th Anniversary celebration honoring seven lodge presidents from 1996 through 2016. You are invited to come to Blafjell’s Julefest celebration will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1-3 pm at Colleege Lutheran Church. Reservations are … Read More
A very special month for us — we will celebrate our lodge’s 20th Anniversary Saturday, October 22, 2-4:30 pm. See details in the newsletter.