Hello Sons of Norway brothers and sisters! Please
share this with your other lodge members.
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 details:
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.
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.
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.
have some fun with this! The deadline in April 30, 2020.
Strang, District #7 Cultural Director