The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote, preserve, and cherish a lasting appreciation of the heritage and culture of Norway and other Nordic countries while growing soundly as a fraternal benefit society and offering maximum benefits to its members.
Hilsen Fra Presidenten, Karen Abbott
I was looking for pleasant surprises as this new decade began but, instead, I have been very
saddened, along with our Elvesvingen family, to ﬁnd out two of our members passed away in
January. It is a sharp reminder to connect with friends and loved ones as much as possible in
the coming year.
We had a great turn-out at the January meeting. Speaker Marty Seifert was very interesting as
he described what went into writing his book, and the lunch prepared by Co-Chairs Dick &
Kris Norland and Carol Seifert along with their serving committee was exceptionally yummy.
Our next program will be Norwegian Bingo! Please join us on February 8th at 11:00 a.m. in
the Heritage Room. I’d like to thank Lois Kitzmann who has again come up with many prizes
for the winners! Also, at this meeting William Stelter, one of our scholarship winners, will be
telling us about the time he spent at language camp last summer.
I have been asked to share information with you. The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers will be at
St. Olaf College in Northﬁeld, MN on Sunday, March 8th, performing at 2:00 p.m. The group
began in 1953 and is still going strong today some 67 years later. They tour nationally and
internationally and perform 50-60 times every school year. They entertain audiences of all
ages with acrobatic stunts, precision folk dancing and humor. For more information, go to:
The month of February has many special days. You can start out by enjoying the luteﬁsk and
meatball smorgasbord at Dell Lutheran Church in Frost on the 2nd (more information in the
newsletter), then celebrate Norwegian Mother’s Day on the 9th, and Valentine’s day on the
14th. Enjoy some quality time with your special people.