We had a good gathering on October 14th. It was nice to see Gloria Coulter and her husband, Bob, again. Gloria, from Owatonna, is our Sons of Norway Zone 5 Director and she talked about many things that are happening in our Zone and internationally. The board provided a meal of open-face sandwiches that were as good to eat as they were pretty to look at. I would like to thank members Allen and Jane Torgerson, Lois Kitzmann and John Bungum for providing the delicious deserts. We also enjoyed Berit Aus's program on Petter Moens Dagbok which told about one Norwegian man's experiences in WWII.
Our yearly Elvesvingen membership banquet will be on Saturday, November 11th, in the Heritage Room at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The meatball dinner will be catered by Truffles. If you don't already have your $10.00 ticket, please contact Linda Stelter right away so that we have an accurate count to give the caterer. We will again be giving away prizes, and LaVern Christensen with The Last Viking King will be our program presenter. Please invite your friends to join us on this fun evening.
For our upcoming open board positions, nominations will be accepted again in November followed by voting. Installation of the new board members will take place in December. So far we have: Karen Abbott for President; no one for Vice President; Lois Kitzmann for Secretary; Lynnell Pemble for Treasurer; Linda Stelter for Membership/Financial Secretary; and Beth Barriga for Editor. Please consider how YOU can serve Elvesvingen 1-582 or if there are others that you would like to see in one of these board positions. If you are interested in what a position entails, please ask a current officer to explain it to you.
At our November 11th meeting, the Lefse Bake committee chairs, Marsha Natvig and Lynnell Pemble, will be supplying Lefse ingredients for our November 17th Lefse Bake at Christ the King Church. A number of people have signed up to help, but we can always use more. There will be three baking times - morning, afternoon, and evening with everyone out of the church by 8:00 pm. The Madison East Holiday Expo will be the following day, Saturday, November 18th. We will have three tables as usual. We ask all Elvesvingen members to donate baked items for the sale to fill up our tables. Have your baked goods to Madison East by 8:30 am November 18th. Please call a board member if you need help with this.
If you are going to be in Norway in November, you can check out the KaviarFactory. Visitnorway.com gives the following description: The KaviarFactory is an international venue for contemporary art. Located in Henningsvær, in the middle of the archipelago of Lofoten, Norway, it takes advantage of its off-the-grid location and aims to offer experiences and confrontations that never previously have been available to such regions. The current exhibition, above the ART ic circle, shows the work of 38 different female artists from 21 countries. Featuring world-known names such as Cindy Sherman and Marina Abramović, and the young french artist Marguerite Humeau.
I hope all of you will be able to spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving and that you have many things to be thankful for. I know our list seems to be endless!