As one of our members told me, if you missed our May program, you missed a good time! The food was great thanks to the serving committee, Gary Legwold was a very fun, interest-ing speaker, and we got to watch a lefse rolling demonstration during his presentation that ended with all of us enjoying warm lefse treats! A special thank-you to Mary Jane Patchin for rolling out the batch of lefse dough, and to Becky Kitzmann and Lois Kitzmann for grilling and preparing the lefse for the audience. What a great way to end our programs for the year!
Don’t forget about our yearly pot-luck picnic which will be at 5:30 on June 16th at Spring Lake Park. Come join us; you can play some rousing games of Kubb or simply sit and visit. It’s always an enjoyable evening!
We delivered your donations to the Echo Food Shelf. There were 23 pounds of food. I know many people forgot to bring something so we’ll have to try and do better next time.
The 2017-2018 Elvesvingen “year” is coming to a close and we have to start planning pro-grams for 2018-2019. We will be meeting at John Bungum’s home in St. Peter on Monday, June 18th at 6:30. We’d love to have more of you join us for this brain-storming session. If you have ideas and can’t make it that evening, please let one of the board members know. One member has the idea of taking a bus to the cities to tour the Swedish Institute. How many of you would be interested in that? We would have to figure out the size of a bus, the cost per person, any other places where we might stop such as Mindekirken, what day of the week and what month of the year we would go, etc. I would appreciate it if all of you would contact me either by phone or e-mail and let me know your feelings on this as we would have to start working on it this summer.
In April, I went to a Sons of Norway Zone 5 Workshop in Albert Lea. We talked about the health of our lodges and the goals of the organization. Invite your friends to our monthly gatherings and keep inviting them. Think about who you will invite to our membership dinner in the fall. When people retire they usually have more time on their hands. Do you know anyone like that who might be interested in the great programs we provide? Offer rides to those who might have a hard time getting to the meetings. The future of Elvesvingen and Sons of Norway is up to all of us. Help spread the good news of what a fine organization we have.
Our weather has turned hot but www.weather2travel.com says the average temperature in Oslo, Norway in June is 68 degrees with night-time temperatures around 48 degrees. There are 19 hours of daylight with approximately 8 hours of bright sunshine each day. Bergen seems to be cloudier since they average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day with an average high of 61 degrees and night-time low of 48 degrees. The average maximum temperature in Tromso in June is 52 degrees with an average night-time low of a chilly 39 degrees. There are usually 8 hours of bright sunshine each day during the 24 hours of daylight. The weather in Vadso, Norway, (up around the top hump of the country) is about the same as Tromso with a high of 52 degrees and a low night-time temp of 37 degrees. If you don’t like our warm June temps here in Minnesota you can travel to Norway and head north. But be sure to bring those sweaters with you since night-time lows of 37 degrees are going to feel quite cold! I hope where ever you are this summer you’re enjoying yourselves and having a good time! Ha det bra!!