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November 2021
Lodge Office Phone - (360)779-5209
Trolls' Den Phone - (360)779-2384
Poulsbo Sons of Norway 2-44 - President's Message
Greetings and Happy Veterans Day, Happy Armistice Day, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!
            For the past couple of weeks, while driving through the North Kitsap area, I have been amazed and overwhelmed.  The colors of fall this year are extraordinary.  Our autumn color palette is one of the best kept secrets of the Northwest.  Personally, I wish it would remain a secret—but the word is getting out and, boy, are we growing!   Living in the Puget Sound is really a blessing.  I hope you are all able to enjoy the colors before the winds come and blow the leaves to the ground. But that’s another tale for another day.
            November will be a very busy and fun time here at the lodge.  If you want to volunteer to help prepare for one of the activities, you will have several opportunities.
            First, at our lodge meeting on November 9th, we will elect the new Board of Directors who will lead our lodge in 2022.  We are fortunate to live in a country where each vote counts.  Come to the meeting and vote so you can have a say in how things will go next year.
            Second, Jamie Green and her crew are working hard to provide a special Veterans Day celebration so we can properly honor all those who have worked so diligently to protect our country.  Come to the Marine Room at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 12th and show our military members the respect they so greatly deserve.  (If you were counting on Brennan’s brisket on the 12th, don’t despair--it has been postponed but you will have your chance to share in that yummy dinner in January.)
            Next, the lodge will be closed while we all join family and friends in celebrating Thanksgiving on the 25th.  It’s great fun and sometimes a good reminder to think of all that we have to be thankful for.  Besides the obvious choice of family and friends, we are free—mostly because of our Veterans.  We are basically healthy—even with COVID.  We live in the land of plenty—even with empty shelves and delivery problems.  We can gather together to celebrate this land of plenty—even if we need masks and social distancing.  Many around the world aren’t so fortunate.  We are truly blessed! 
            Finally, there will be many opportunities to volunteer at the lodge this month with all the activities scheduled.  You may want to sign up to help bake for the Nordic Market and Taste of Norway or to help decorate the lodge on Sunday the 28th starting at 1:00 pm.  There will also be several gatherings for Seahawks game day potlucks in the Trolls’ Den and the bar is open every afternoon to meet up with friends for Happy Hour.  So, whether it’s for lodge volunteering or Trolls’ Den fun, come on down and enjoy the camaraderie!
Remember--it’s a New Dawn, it’s a New Day, it’s a New Life!
Fred være med deg til neste måned
Sherry White
This Old Lodge
News from the Building Association
As we approach the end of the year in doing the things that keep the lodge together and functioning, I just wanted to thank those on the Building Association board of directors; Marty Stickles, Brian “Slinky” Wolfe, CJ Hutchins, Roger Swenson, Colin Kuester, Ray Jones, Paul Nicholson and Brennan Webster.  Plus, our ex-officio officers, President Sherry White and Trustee Karen Zabinski who represent the lodge board.  The Building Association meets twice a month, plus on call duties as equipment fails or installation is required.  It takes teamwork and I’m glad to be a part of it.  Thank you all!
We recently have had repaired the walk-in refrigerator and freezer from what turns out to be significant leaks in the refrigerant.  Thanks to Roger Swenson who noticed the strange compressor noises and slightly higher temps, we were able to immediately schedule service, literally saving our bacon which would have gone to waste among other food stuffs in the freezer we keep for Friday night dinners and Rotary breakfasts.  We will create a windbreak around the Trolls’ Den deck to keep protected from the winter winds and to allow members to enjoy the deck heaters with some protection from the elements.  Two employee parking signs will be placed in the upper parking lot to reserve for our office manager and bartenders while they work at the lodge.
If you have questions or suggestions for the Building Association please let the office manager know and we will do our best to attend to them!  Thanks for your support!
Paul Anunson
Building Association Chairman
Poulsbo Sons Building Association is a 501(c)2 org
Sons of Norway Poulsbo Lodge is a 501(c)8 org
2022 Poulsbo Sons of Norway Board Nominations
Elections will be held at the November 9 lodge meeting.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor.
President - Paul Anunson
Vice President - Tom Francisco
Secretary - Christina Webster
Assistant Secretary - Kim Cannon
Treasurer - 
Counselor - LaVonne Block
Membership Secretary - Mary Gerstel
Social Director - Helen Wytko
Cultural Director - Colin Kuester
Youth Director - Ingunn Kuester
Sports Director - Lorena Maxwell
Publicity Director - Lizbeth Doving
Foundation Director - Beth Farley
Auditor 1 - Amy Swenson
Auditor 2 - Ellen Sletten
Auditor 3 - Stephen Krol
Trustee 1 - Sherry White
Trustee 2 - Tony Smallbeck
Trustee 3 - Jerry Block
Marshal 1 - Andrea Marziano
Marshal 2 - Scott Kankovsky
Greeter 1 - May Mathiesen
Greeter 2 - Keri Kankovsky
Historian -
Editor - Joanne Graves
Musician - Kathy Haug
October Lodge Meeting Minutes
Visste Du?
(Did you know?)
DID YOU KNOW:  In Norway, to go julebukk (pronounced yool-a-book) was a custom where young people wore strange outfits and carried a goat’s head on a stick.  They went from farm to farm scaring spirits.  Some in Norway still “go julebukk” the same way American children go trick-or-treating at Halloween.
Sons of Norway Scholarships
Sons of Norway International Scholarship Applications are now on line here:
Support our Poulsbo Sons of Norway Scholarship Fund and enjoy this delightful Norwegian National Anthem book illustrated by Norwegian artist Olaf Willums. Make a donation to the scholarship fund and receive this delightful book as our thank you.  Books available at the November lodge meeting and the Nordic Market while supplies last.  
Lodge Security
After months of review and deliberation, the Executive Committee approved a newly formalized plan of who has access to keys, door key lockboxes and passwords.  Please be aware that all lodge door key lockbox codes will change on October 19, 2021.
Deck the Halls
Calling all elves, young and old! We will be decorating our lodge on November 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  Please wear your favorite Christmas gear, or just bring your Christmas spirit to help decorate our lodge for the festive Juletid!  Be prepared to drink cocoa and have a fabulous time all while getting to know your fellow lodge members better! All members are welcome, we hope to see you there!
Scholarship Silent Auction at the Nordic Market
Time to clean out your closets! The Scholarship committee is looking for Scandinavian themed items for our annual silent auction.  Norwegian Sweaters that have grown too small for you are always appreciated!  Contact the office to arrange drop off of items.
Julekaffestua at the lodge is back!
(Christmas Kaffe Stua)
Wednesday, December 15 from 11-2.
Volunteers needed Dec. 13-15 to prep food.
Learn to make Christmas cookies Dec. 12-13.
A current Food Worker Card is required for all volunteers.
Call Judy Morgan at 360-779-4658 to volunteer.
Leikarringen Closet Floor Gets a Facelift
Tusen takk to Colin Kuester and Ray Jones of the Building Association for installing the new flooring in the Leikarringen closet.  The carpet was severely outdated, but failed to achieve that "cool retro" look.  So with flooring donated by Chris Doving, Colin and Ray got the job done in three swift hours: From pulling the carpet to closing the door on the dumpster!  Not bad, fellas!
Welcome New Members
Lynne Aalvik
Greg Cioc
William Clay
Paul Conner
Brad Gleason
Kevin and Erin Hanock
Kevin Hagen
Steve and Sharon Harvey
Jennifer Hemmingsen
Jeff Iller
Blake Larson
David Lisherness
Romajean Klock
Bill and Carol Lumpkin
Robert and Lisa Macht
Larry Price
Paul Schifferli
Jerry Severson
Douglas Terry amd Mary
Gayla Walsh
Karen Wilson
In Memorium
We remember our members who have passed away:

If you have recently lost a loved one or know a lodge member who has recently passed away please contact the office (360)779-5209
Weekly and Monthly Events at the Lodge
Monday 4:30-7:00pm - Youth folk dancing
Monday 7:15 - Informal Scandinavian music and dancing
Thursdays at 6:00pm - Norse Room -Wood Carvers
Thursdays at 6:00pm - Trolls' Den - Trivia
Thursdays at 7:30pm - Marine Room - Men's Chorus - Cancelled until further notice.
Fridays at 7:00am - Marine Room - Rotary Breakfast
Fridays at 10:00am - Viking Room - Needle Workers

First Tuesday - Lodge Board meeting
Second Tuesday - Lodge meeting - 7:00pm Marine Room
Second Wednesday - Building Association
Third Tuesday - Vikings
Fourth Tuesday - Ladies Book Club 1:00
Fourth Wednesday - Building Association

See our website at or our facebook page for the latest information.
2021 Coming Events
5 - Dan O'Connell's Turkey Stack
9 - Lodge Meeting and board elections
12 - Veterans Appreciation Night
19 - Ingunn's Fårikål Dinner
26 - NO DINNER (Thanksgiving)
28 - Lodge Decorating - 1:00pm
3 - NO DINNER (Julefest and Santa Breakfast Weekend)
4 - Nordic Market and Julefest
5 - Santa Breakfast
11 - Lighted Ships Parade
11 - Julemiddag (Norwegian Christmas Dinner)
14 - Lodge Meeting
15 - Christmas Kaffe Stua
Our upcoming Julefest will need a slew of volunteers before and during the event.  We are so excited to have the return of our annual celebration, so please help make this popular event just as successful as always.
Julemiddag, December 11
Members and guests: Experience a first-time-ever at our lodge, a traditional Norwegian Christmas Dinner: "Julemiddag." The evening begins with a cup of gløgg while watching the Lighted Ships Parade. With banquet style seating, you'll enjoy a 3-course meal starting with the forrett, a cold plate of Norwegian meat, cheese and fish specialties, accompanied by an aquavit skål. Dinner will be a warm meal with meat and traditional Norwegian side dishes. Dessert to be announced.

Join us for this slightly dressy affair.  Limited to 50 guests.  Order by 12/5.  $35. Sales tax of 9% is included in your purchase.
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