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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 

Hurra for Syttende Mai!

Instead of a monthly Lodge meeting, each May we join other organizations for two events to celebrate Syttende Mai (May 17), Norway’s Constitution Day. Please join us for one or both!

Syttende Mai Family Picnic  Friday, May 17, Carderock Park in Maryland.

Festivities start at 5 PM but the picnic area is re-served for the whole day so arrive early to avoid traffic. Enjoy Nor-wegian-style hotdogs, a brass band, patriotic speeches, children’s games, and a parade. Tickets are not required but will help to plan the food order. Register for FREE tickets here: FREE TICKETS.

Directions: www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/251545 (see “Getting Here” menu). If you can lend a hand at the picnic please contact Susie Fosaaen at hospitality@norwaydc.org or call 703-861-4071


Syttende Mai Gala Dinner

Thursday, May 16, 6 to 11 PM at Sequoia in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and others including SON. Cocktail reception at 6 PM followed by a 3-course dinner, open bar, and speakers. See www.naccma.org/events/syttende-mai-gala

Reading Circle

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.



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)



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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