Our Norwegian-American dinner on the evening of March 12th was a success! I hope you saw the coverage on KEYC News 12 or maybe the article in the Free Press. If not, contact me and I can send you a link. Putting on the dinner took a lot of work and I would, again, like to thank everyone who helped in any way – it made it easier for all of us! I received a couple emails after the event from professor Kyle Ward and I’d like to pass on some of what he said:
“I just wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for your help with the students and faculty from the University of Southeastern Norway. It has been fun listening to this group talk about how much fun they had and all that they learned in their short amount of time here. I had to smile as I dropped them off in the Twin Cities when I saw an entire van of Norwegians wearing purple Mav gear! Also, I have an email from a lady interested in the Sons of Norway, so getting this sort of PR (from KEYC and The Free Press) seems to be working! And again, really can’t thank you enough for all the work you and the lodge did for that great evening.”
Dr. Kyle Ward
Director of Social Studies Education
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Please note on your calendars that our next meeting, on April 13, will be at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 320 E Main St, Mankato. We are not able to meet at Bethlehem due to a special event there. We will be using the back door of Grace Lutheran, which is just off the alley. Inside there are either a few steps or a ramp to the dining room for our meeting. The program will be Dr. Lawrence Moe speaking on Knud Wefald, a Norwegian-American from Minnesota’s history. Also, Ray Brau, will be giving us an overview of some of Sons of Norway’s new insurance options and financial benefits.
The program committee will be meeting in the next few months and we’ll want ideas from you for next year’s programs. Please make a list of other programs you have enjoyed or topics you would like to learn about. If you can’t be at the upcoming meetings, e-mail me.
Please bring your non-perishable food items to the April meeting for the ECHO Food Shelf. Phil Bachman has volunteered to deliver the items. Thanks for your donations!
Our Zone #5 Director, Gloria Coulter, will be having a spring workshop in Owatonna at Trinity Lutheran Church on May 4th. All members are welcome. See Karen for details.
Don’t forget the International Festival on Sunday, April 7th, starting at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Elvesvingen Lodge will have a table there as usual to showcase Norway.
Påskedag, or Easter Sunday, is April 21st . May you all have a blessed holiday
Dr. Lawrence Moe, Metropolitan State University Knud Wefald in Saint Paul, MN
At our Norwegian-Lutheran dinner on March 12th, there was a small, colorful tablecloth on the dessert table under the two kransekake. This tablecloth is missing. If you have any ideas as to it's whereabouts, please contact Karen Abbott. Thanks!