Pea Soup, Biopic, and Installation of Officers

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Norway House (directions)

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:

“If there is anyone who still wonders why this war is being fought, let him look to Norway. If there is anyone who has any delusions that this war could have been averted, let him look to Norway; and if there is anyone who doubts the democratic will to win, again I say, let him look to Norway.”