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Our lodge has around 400 members from the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We are one of hundreds Sons of Norway lodges throughout the United States, Canada and Norway.  Learn more about us or Join Sons of Norway.

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 May Newsletter (pdf)- posted 5/2/2019

Upcoming Lodge Meetings & Events 


June Lodge Meeting:  J.L. Oakley is featured Speaker 

Sunday June 23 5 PM  

She is the author of historical fiction including   "The Jøssing Affair".

The book is described as "British-trained Norwegian intelligence agent, Tore Haugland, is a jøssing—a patriot—sent to a fishing village on Norway’s west coast to set up a line to receive weapons and agents from England via the “Shetland Bus.” Posing as a deaf fisherman, his mission is complicated when he falls in love with Anna Fromme, a German widow. Accused of betraying her husband, she has a young daughter and secrets of her own. Although the Allies have liberated France, the most zealous Nazis hang on in Norway, sending out agents to disembowel resistance groups. If Haugland fails, it could cost him his life and the lives of the fishermen who have joined him. When Haugland is betrayed and left for dead, he will have to find the one who betrayed him and destroyed his network. He will also have to prove that the one he loves was not the informer. In wartime love and trust are not always compatible." (Amazon)

"J. L. Oakley's rich, satisfyingly atmospheric novel The Jøssing Affair s set in the midst of the Second World War in Nazi-occupied Norway. A Norwegian named Tore Haugland, trained by British intelligence services, returns to Norway intent on creating a pocket of resistance centered on a west coast fishing village, with the aim of receiving smuggled arms and supplies from the British in defiance of Nazi rule.Haugland's mission is complicated when he falls in love with a German widow and is later betrayed, seemingly by somebody he had come to trust. Oakley juggles all these elements very smoothly. First-rate WWII-era espionage fiction." ~Historical Novel Society. May 2016. 

Read a review in the Norwegian American by lodge member Christine Meloni:



June Reading Circle Selection:

The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl

The Reading Circle will meet on June 18 to discuss The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl, who is half Norwegian and half American. For the location and time of the meeting, contact Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org.

In describing her novel, Dahl says, “It’s a psychological thriller set in Norway in Sandefjord which is a little seaside town an hour and a half from Oslo which is disgustingly perfect. It is beautiful, safe, and wealthy.” She decided to write a novel set in this idyllic place, which she began to consider just too perfect. "There must be some crazy people here or some bodies in the ground," she thought. She created a protagonist, the wealthy Cecilia Wil-borg, who seems to have it all. But a young boy suddenly drops into her life and her perfect world begins to fall apart.



Norwegian Language & Conversation

Meets every Wednesday
Beginner 6 PM, Intermediate 7 PM, Advanced 8 PM
www.norwaydc.org/language

Starting in January, students will return to the previous text book for the first two levels: Norsk, Nordmenn og Norge, available online.
 Contact the instructor at language@norwayDC.org for more information.


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