Join Sons of Norway

How to Join

The easiest way to join Sons of Norway - Washington Lodge is to join online and pay by credit card.

Please note: if you follow the link provided here to the international Sons of Norway website, your membership will automatically be assigned to Washington Lodge (you will not see an option to choose your lodge). Otherwise, make sure that you select Washington Lodge 3-428.

If you have trouble with the website, you can also call Sons of Norway headquarters at 800-945-8851.
People gathered at a table serving themselves from dishes of food.
Lodge meetings often include potluck.

Membership Benefits

International Benefits

Washington Lodge Benefits

  • Attend meetings and other lodge events, and participate in Norwegian cultural heritage activities that enrich understanding and foster friendships - and are fun!
  • Use our Lodge Library which contains over 4000 books, videos, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, and newspapers covering every subject imaginable about Norway and the other Scandinavian countries, plus Norwegian-American subjects.
  • Participate in the Genealogy Interest Group and use our facilities and expertise to trace your roots.
  • Receive our award winning Lodge newsletter, the Capital Viking.

Current Dues for Washington Lodge

Dues listed below are for 2017. A new dues structure starts in January 2018.

Individual $56.50 
Spouse $49.50

Please note that dues amounts may change slightly from year to year. Please check the member sign-up page to verify current dues amounts for Washington Lodge.

Each adult residing with an individual member is entitled to a Spouse Membership. Spouse members enjoy the full benefits of Sons of Norway membership. Each household receives one copy of the monthly Viking magazine. 

Children & Youth Memberships

Ages 0-15 - Heritage Membership

Free for children & grandchildren of Sons of Norway members

The children and grandchildren of Sons of Norway members ages zero to 15 can be Heritage members. There is no cost! Heritage members receive the quarterly Vikings for Kids magazine, which includes a Pen Pals Club, brief language lessons, and features such as what's "cool/hot/not" among Norwegian kids. Download the Heritage Membership form or call 1-800-945-8851 x 643 to sign up.

Ages 16-23 - Unge Venner Membership

Free for children & grandchildren of Sons of Norway members

Youth ages 16 through 23 who have a parent or grandparent who is a Sons of Norway member may be a free Unge Venner member.

Other youth pay $23.25 per year for Unge Venner membership. Please note that scholarships and grants are often restricted to Sons of Norway members. This is a great member benefit for young people.