September 2019 President’s Message

Happy September! God Høst!  Autumn begins September 23

The summer has gone by so quickly, I hope everyone had a wonderful “straw-hat, flip-flops, read a good book, relax-if-you-want season” Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features in temperate climates is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. Another feature of Fall is the return to the local Sons of Norway Lodge meetings for those who have been on hiatus for the summer. There were members of our 3D lodges who did a bit of traveling this summer and members who have had home exploits. The lodges hope to hear about their adventures. The Third District is comprised of members of lodges who have continued to provide great meetings and activities. As everyone is welcome, let’s start off the new round of meetings by bringing an acquaintance and show them what we have to offer in fraternalism, culture, and friendship.

We’ll be thinking of the 2020 convention in Jacksonville, the Alzheimer’s Goal, elections, programs, and Jultrefests, and the always popular retention and recruitment goals. Lot’s going on this time of the year! Reach out and help your local lodge and get involved.  Benjamin Franklin said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember but Involve me and I learn.”

We all share a connection and are here to support each other if there are issues within your lodge there may be keys that other lodges have discovered and can share.  There are a number of reasons why we are the “Tremendous Third” and the care and backing of each other is one of them. Thanks again everyone for all you do.

Our District Board will be meeting in October. If there are any topics you feel need to be brought to our attention, don’t hesitate to contact your leaders.

Fraternally Kathy Dollymore, 3D President