The mISSIOnof the Sons of Norway is to promote and to Solglimt Posten preserve the heritage and culture Volume XLIX, No.9 of Norway, to celebrate our October 2010 relationship with other Nordic Countries, and to provide quality insurance and financial products to its members. Special Membership Recruitment Meeting the "80s. Carol worked as a registrar and librarian Tuesday, October 12,2010 at Vesterheim for l7 years. During this time, she Information on the Next Page! studied many special topics related to traditional Norwegian culture, such as courtship customs, ale Regular Lodge Meeting bowls and festive events, silver makers and marks, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 and artwork by Norwegian-American women. Cedar Falls Woman's Club 3rd and Clay Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa In her program, Hasvold will chronicle the Dinner: 6:30 pm traditions and gifts as a young couple moves from Cost: $11.00 flirtation to a wedding in the country neighborhoods of our Norwegian ancestors. Menu Orange glazed pork loin To add to the festivities, Lodge members will be Cheesy garlic mashed potatoes participating in the wedding! Plus, we will be Ambrosia salad honoring Solglimt's Charter members! Roll and butter Peanut butter brownie 21. Program Carol Hasvold Norwegian Wedding \ Traditions What a wonderful, fun program on Norwegian folklore at the September Lodge meeting! If ever there was a high energy presentation, Kris Meyer gave one! Plus, in the telling of each of the tales Carol Hasvold grew up in the Norwegian-American she gave us the foundation or "lesson" to be learned community of Jefferson Prairie, on the border from it. Much fun, yet informative. If you are at all between Wisconsin and lllinois, east clf Beloit, able to attend Lodge meetings, last evening would Wisconsin. She has always been interested in the be good reason to consider doing so regularly! roots and origins of people, earning a pachelors degree in history at the University of Kansas, and an October brings heightened focus to membership additional major in anthropology at Luthe~ College recruitment. October 12th is the Membership in Decorah, along with minors in museum studies Dinner. The Lodge is just holding its own in terms and Norwegian language. of membership. We are a financially sound, active lodge, but membership requires the attention of all Digging even deeper into the past, she worked as an of us to continue in this manner. archaeologist in Iowa and Israel during summers in (Fra Presidenten continues on last page.) Special Membership Recruitment Meeting Reminder! Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Silent Auction in November! Bring items to sell and $$$ so you Cedar Falls Woman's Club can purchase items! 3rd and Clay Street Cedar Falls, Iowa Dinner: 6:30 pm Cost: Free to Guests and Hosts Book Club Others: $11.00 The October Book Club meeting will Menu be on Monday, October 18th at the Beef Burgundy over home of Alice Hanson, 1807 4th Homemade egg noodles Avenue NW in Waverly. Editor's Note: Please send any Steamed broccoli changes in phone numbers or Mandarin orange salad The book for discussion is Deep addresses to me. Some of you may be Roll and butter Harbor by Lisa Tawn Bergren. It is going "south" for the winter months. Coconut blueberry coffee cake Vol. 2 of "The Northern Lights" We would like to keep you informed series. Following a danger-filled by sending you the Posten to your Program voyage from Bergen to Maine, the winter address, so please let us know Information about Sons of Norway saga of perseverance, pain and faith where you will be. and Solglimt Lodge in particular will continues, from the forested banks of be shared. the Washington Territory to the city of Send news about yourself or other Yokohama. topics that you would like to see in the Questions of potential members will November newsletter to me by be answered, as well as the importance The Book Club will meet Tuesday, November 1. Send the information to: of learning more and sharing more November 16th at 3:30 at the Women's about our Scandinavian Heritage. Club to set up to do the program for Gloria Tehven that evenings regular Lodge Meeting. 1507 Hickory Heights Drive Please contact by Friday, Oct 8 any The memb:r.s will be hi~lighting the Waverly, IA 50677 of the followinz to tell them if you are newest additions to our library. There (319) 352-6094 or firstname.lastname@example.org .- ---comirrgio-me-;eeting;-and-if-you-are-- --3..wl-also-be-an-opportunity- to-.-ordel'---- bringing a guest or if you are a non- books for yourself, or for Christmas member interested in learninz more o gifts, with a 10% discount. about our Sons of Norway Lodge. You can also contact these folks if you Sons of Norway Benefits have questions. (Remember, .r members, you can come even if you don't have a guest, or you can "send" a guest if you are Keitb Jorgensel to attend.) 235-6685 To learn more about the many financial products and services offered by the Sons of Norway, contact: kjorgensenI5@mcbsi.com Higbway Clean-up Helen Rostar85-li192 It's time for the fall clean up of our section of Highway 20! Dave Karolyn Haugeb~k-277-2294 Haugebak, 277-2294 would like to email@example.com encourage ambitious workers to join him on October 16 for this important Jon Tehven+352-6094 job-and it's actually fun! Ole went to the Minnesota Vikings firstname.lastname@example.org football game. When he came home, Meet under the bridge (like the Troll Lena asked him, "Vell, how did it If you know of a Jotential member, in Three Billy Goats Gruff, but this go?" i • time for a good reason!!) at Exit 220 but can't come to the meeting, nor can your friend, feel freclto bring them to on Highway 20 west of Cedar Falls at Ole replied, "Vell, I tink it vas really any meeting! We can invite folks to 9 am, ready to hunt the highway for vierd. Dey vere so vorried about attend and/or joiJ at any time! trash. money, but yust a small bit." (However, the free Jeals are available only at this special meeting.) If you can help, or if you have "Vhat dew yew mean?" asked Lena. questions, call Dave. If the weather is bad on October 16th, the clean-up will "Dey kept yellin' Git duh quarter be postponed to October 23. back! Git duh quarter back!" Secretary's Notes, Sept 14, 2010 and Keith will develop plans for the Lodge Member News Business Meeting October Membership Dinner in the absence of a VP/Membership Chair. John Hagen, the son of Al and Pat President Keith Jorgensen called Hagen and a member of the famous Solglimt's business meeting to order Discussion continued regarding a Texas Tenors, recently had a concert on Tuesday, September 14, at "traveling" award using the District 1 in Waverly. The group then went to Advanced Systems, Inc. Present were Convention medal. Branson, Missouri. AI, in response to Clare Palmer, Harold Sundet, Lodge member questions, said the Dorothy Sundet, Duane Lindberg, It was decided to note the Lodge's 35th Tenors would be back in the area on Jon Tebven, Gloria Tehven, Cheryl anniversary and recognize Charter December 11 for an appearance with Moore and Eunice Becker. Members at the October meeting the W F Symphony. rather than in September. A As there were no additions or committee was named to coordinate corrections, it was moved and this event and a meeting scheduled. seconded (Harold/Jon) that the Minutes of the August meeting be President Jorgensen will contact approved. Motion carried. individuals suggested to serve on the nominating committee as to their I I Treasurer Harold Sundet reviewed availability and willingness to serve. Sunsbine Cbair Bev Haugen expenses and receipts since the last reported that get well wishes are meeting and reported a balance of The next business meeting is needed for Sbeila Bergmann and $5,100.83 in the Lodge operating scheduled for Tuesday, October 5; at Marilyn Young, both recuperating account to date. Treasurer's report ASI. (Note: Later changed to from recent surgeries. accepted. Monday, October 4.) Meeting adjourned. If you know of anyone else who could Social Director Jon Tehven noted use a little sunshine, contact: that plans were in place for the Respectfully submitted, September program and that he would Eunice Becker, Secretary Bev Haugen be meeting with next year's Social 3524 Cbapman Court Co-Directors Diane Hamer and Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Cheryl Moore to discuss 2011 299-2269 or email@example.com programming ideas. Cultural Director Clare Palmer is While attending the International finalizing plans for the Lodge trip to Convention in Idaho, Duane Little Norway on Saturday, October 9. Lindberg participated in a two-day Van rental and cost was discussed as Music and Musicians of Norway were other attractions to visit in the Solglimt Officers and Contacts session and earned Cultural Skills pins area. fifteen members had signed up on all three levels. for the trip. President: Keith Jorgensen 265-6685 firstname.lastname@example.org Jon and Gloria Tebven recently Newsletter Editor Gloria Tehven Secretary: Eunice Becker attended anniversary celebrations of requested items and reports for the 233-1316 email@example.com two lodges. Valdres Lodge in next issue no later than October 1. An Treasurer: Harold Sundet Decorah was celebrating its 40th early edition is planned due to the 352-1392 firstname.lastname@example.org Anniversary and Vonheim Lodge in Membership Dinner on October 12. Membership Secretary: Minneapolis its ioo" Anniversary. Helen Rostad cell (319) 231-7353) Jon brought greetings to the lodges Counselor Duane Lindberg shared Counselor: Duane Lindberg from the Sons of Norway International information regarding the upcoming 234-4987 email@example.com Board. observance of Leif Erikson Day on Social Director: Dianne Peterson October 9 and gave some background 268-0318 firstname.lastname@example.org Sonja Lynch will be leading four on its creation by Congress in 1964. Social Director: Jon Tehven "Keep on Learning" sessions at (See article elsewhere in Posten.) 352-6094 email@example.com Wartburg College October 7, 14, 21, Cultural Director: Clare Palmer and 28. It will be a hands-on, Jon gave an update on the transition to 266-8635 firstname.lastname@example.org interactive class focusing on an electronic Posten. Also, he Editor: Gloria Tehven reminiscence, the value of stories and requested additional copies of the 352-6094 email@example.com storytelling, and memoirs. The classes Lodge brochure to enclose with letters Sports/Youth: Steve Pederson begin with coffee at 9 a.m., and the being sent to prospective members, (319) 827-6520 presentation from 9:30-11:30. For inviting them to the October 12 firstname.lastname@example.org more information, call Wartburg at dinner. A committee was assembled Telephone Chr. Karolyn Haugebak (319)352-8491. to follow up with telephone calls. Jon 277-2294 email@example.com definite proof that the stories of the who settled the new lands of the Sagas are true. United States and Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries, we can point with The statement by early historians that pride to the contribution which we Leif Eriksson's discovery of American have made to the building of the brought no results is not quiet true. Western World. We are in truth heirs The Vikings from Greenland and of the Viking pathfinders and Iceland did not stop with the :first pioneers. We continue to carry on voyages of discovery. Positive efforts their traditions. Weare still engaged in to colonize the new land were made, the big task of building the western and contacts with America- culture and civilization. We have particularly from Iceland and much to offer in the rich heritage of Greenland--continued for nearly 400 our Norwegian culture. Leif Eriksson years. Viking Explorer Extraordinary There are greater frontiers than ever, We can only speculate about what although they are not physical in the For centuries prior to the· year 1000, happened to the Norse settlers in sense of the American frontier of the the Viking Norsemen had sailed their Vinland. Did they all go back to 19th century. As citizens of the New ships into practically all ports of the Greenland? Or did they make Vinland World, we have a responsibility to known Western World. History has their new homeland? Early Spanish continue our untiring efforts in shown that the ancient Scandinavian explorers reported the natives of this exploring these new frontiers and in sagas were fairly accurate historical area to be of an unusually fair helping to make our new lands records-seven if the details weren't complexion. Does this mean that stronger and better--econornically, always correct. Norsemen and Indians not only physically, and culturally-as we face existed side-by-side, but that the the critical problems of the twenty- In making his voyage of discovery, newcomers blended with the original first century. LeifEriksson was not acting blindly- population? We don't know. he had the records of Bjarne Sources Herjulfson, who first saw these distant Some sources say that Greenlander Heritage Programs Department, Sons shores after a storm had driven his Thorfinn Karlsefni intended to start a of Norway, 1455 West Lake Street, ship from its course during a voyage settlement in Vinland His party Minneapolis, MN 55408 .from.Iceland.to.Greenland, consisted of15_Lmen_and3_ women, and a number of cattle and sheep. Nordisk Tidende. Norse News Inc., In contrast, when Columbus started They arrived in Vinland around 1000 Brooklyn, NY October 6, 1977 out, he didn't know where he was and remained there for three years, but (Courtesy of Duane Lindberg) going; when he got there, he didn't due to hostilities of the Indians, they know where he was; when he returned were compelled to return to Picture of stamp from Wikipedia, to Spain, he reported that he had been Greenland. During the expedition in the Far East, and this belief Thorfinn and his wife Gudrid had a persisted for many years among the son they named Snorre, born in Spanish Explorers who followed him. Vinland, the first white native American. In 1964 the National Geographic Society arranged a press conference As we on October 9,2010 observe the for the Norwegian author and explorer annual Leif Eriksson Day, we are not Helge Ingstad and his wife Anne Tine, paying tribute merely to a dangerous an archeologist. They announced that, voyage made by a courageous after several expeditions to the Norwegian-Greenlander about the Northern coast of American, they had, year 1000. We are paying tribute to at the northern tip of Newfoundland, all of the exploits of the Viking at a place called L'Anse aux voyagers of the past and to their Meadows, excavated eight house-sites. descendants who settled and They also found boat sheds, and a developed wilderness areas from bronze, ring-headed pin of the late Shetland, Orkney, and Faeroe Islands Viking type. A number of carbon tests to Iceland and Greenland, and who have dated the finds at about the year made the first settlements and 1000-the time when Leif Eriksson explorations by Europeans of the and other Norsemen made their North American continent. voyages to the New World. This site has been officially recognized as a As the descendants of the ancient Norse Viking Age Settlement is Norse Vikings and the hundreds of thousands of Norwegian emigrants Kris Meyer - Storyteller Three Billy Goats Grufffffff! Secretary's Notes, Sept. 28,2010 Lodge Meeting representative. He also commended Jon and Gloria Tehven for their active involvement at the International level. The September Lodge meeting was called to order by President Keith Jorgensen on Tuesday, September 28, at the Fraternal benefits counselor Dave Tesdahl, a new grandfather, Cedar Falls Woman's Club. Following the welcome the commented on the Viking Voyager product offered by Sons of anthems, Pledge of Allegiance and table prayer were sung and Norway, as well as on SON annuities and long term care recited. provisions. As always, Dave welcomes questions regarding SON products and services. As dinner was being served, Keith noted the rescheduling of the Lodge's 35th Anniversary/Charter Member recognition to Reminders of upcoming meetings were shared (see _Posten the October meeting. He also reminded members of the calendar) and the observance of Leif Erikson Day on October upcoming Membership Dinner on October 12 and had Lodge 9 encouraged. The Lodge web site has been updated at brochures for handing out to prospective members. www.solglimt.org and the transition of the Posten to an electronic format continues. The Lodge nominating committee Several responses were given to Keith's question, "What was is at work compiling a slate of officers for the coming year. the most interesting thing you did when you visited Norway?" Carol Schultz had Iefse for sale following the meeting and Musicians Sonja Lynch and Pat Hagen led the group in shared information regarding the 36th annual Osborne Heritage singing A kjere vatten and Kari and Ola. Those celebrating Days event at which she will be demonstrating her lefse- birthdays in June, July, August and September were making skills on October 9 and 10. recognized with the Happy Birthday song. Social Director Diane Hamer encouraged all attending next Social Director Jon Tebven introduced Dr. Kris Meyer who month's Bunads and Norwegian Weddings program to come interrupted the night class she was teaching at UN! long dressed in festive wedding guest attire to note the occasion. enough to come and share her love of storytelling with the Diane, Jon Tehven, and Cheryl Moore welcome ideas for Lodge. Her tales from Norwegian folklore remind us of "who next year's programming. we are and where we came from." Assisted by Keith, Harold, Jon and Eunice, the story of the Troll and the Three Congratulations to AI Hagen, winner of the drawing for a free Billy Goats was retold as never before! dinner. Treasurer Harold Sundet reported a balance of $4,988.83 in Adopt a Highway Coordinator Dave Haugebak announced the Lodge operating account to date. the 3rd Saturday in October as the date for the fall highway clean up. This project takes about two hours and volunteers Cultural Director Clare Palmer had itineraries and final are welcomed. instructions for those participating in the Lodge trip to Little Norway on the 9th of October. Thanking those in attendance for their presence and expressing his wish for peace and harmony within the Lodge, Delegate Duane Lindberg shared some additional President Jorgensen declared the meeting adjourned. impressions of the International Convention in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, and thanked the Lodge for the privilege of being its Respectfully submitted, Eunice Becker, Secretary Solglimt Posten Gloria Tehven, Editor 1507 Hickory Heights Drive Oct. 4: Lodge Business Meeting Waverly, IA 50677 Oct. 9: Lodge Trip to Little Norway Return Service Requested Leit Erikson Day Oct. 11: Norwegian Language Class Oct. 12: Membership Recruitment Dinner Oct. 16: Highway Clean Up. Oct. 18: Book Club Oct. 26: Lodge Meeting Carol Hasvold Norwegian Wedding Traditions Oct. 31: Happy Halloween! Nov. 8: Language Class Nov. 9: Lodge Business Meeting Nov. 16: Lodge Meeting Silent Auction Solglimt Book Club Nov. 22: Norwegian Language Class j I j IiI j ilJII iiI! j IIII j III iIII i ij iI! Ill; ii i iIi i;! illj! iI I Ii III 1 (Fra Presidenten, continued) Haugebak or myself know by I urge you to be aware of the people October 8th so we can order a meal for around you in your everyday activities them. Our telephone numbers are in and consider the possibility of one or the Lodge directory and elsewhere in The Solglimt Norwegian Language more ofthem being a Lodge member. this edition of the Posten. Class will meet at 6:30 pm on Monday, October II at Valley Engage prospective members in October 9th! Leif Erickson Day! Lutheran High School. This will be conversation to uncover their heritage, Don't forget, we Norwegians beat the only October class, but the fOup likes and dislikes, current activities Columbus by about 500 years! Be will meet in November on the 8 and outside of work or home. Get to know proud! the 22od. If you have questions, them, something that I would hope contact Steve Pederson, 319-827- you would be doing anyway. When This time, I promise it will happen! 6520. comfortable, open a conversation The focus of our October 26th meeting about the Sons of Norway. Share with will be Carol Hasvold and a Viking them the reason you became a Wedding, but we will set aside some A Little member. Then ask if they might like time to celebrate the Lodge's 35th Humor to consider membership. You may Anniversary and recognize those need to ask more than once, and it Charter Members able to attend. It Lena got a job in a dress shop. One may take a while before they respond will be a fun meeting! day a lady asked if she could try on positively. Don't be a pest, but you the dress in the window. Lena said, can be persistent. Hilsen fra, "No, I'd really prefer you use the Keith Jorgensen, President dressing room." If you have a prospective member who might be ready to consider membership now, invite them to the Sven asked Ole, "Have you had Membership Dinner on October 12tb. measles or chicken pox?" It is free of charge to them. Just let "No," replied Ole. "But I've had Rice Jon Tehven, Helen Rostad, Karolyn Krispies!"
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