Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The January meeting features a delicious pea soup dinner followed by the installation of 2017 Lodge officers and a documentary on Crown Princess Martha of Norway, focusing on the years she spent in exile in the U.S. during WWII. Non-members are welcome.
The Lodge will provide the famous Fosaaen pea soup. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Kathy Dollymore, Third District Vice-President, will officiate at the installation ceremony.
Biopic: Crown Princess Martha was the Swedish princess who became the wife of Norway’s King Olav V and mother of the current King Harald V. Martha quickly earned the love of the Norwegian people; as testimony, her statue now stands in front of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC.
During her exile, Martha developed a close relationship with Pres. Roosevelt. Some believe their friendship helped inspire FDR’s impassioned “Look to Norway” speech:
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