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June 2022
Lodge Office Phone - (360)779-5209
Trolls' Den Phone - (360)779-2384
Poulsbo Sons of Norway 2-44 - President's Message
Hej all,
Well, the Viking Fest celebration is in the books, and what a great time it was.  On the 13th, we had a traditional meatball dinner in the Trolls’ Den with a Syttende Mai toast! (Skal!) For the opening ceremonies for Viking Fest, The Vestre Sund Mannskor sang the Norwegian national anthem and the Leikarringen dancers performed.  On Saturday the Vikings, Lodge Royalty and Leikarringen walked the parade to the delight of many in the crowd.  It was a good old-fashioned parade.  Special thanks to the bartenders and volunteers who really did a fabulous job managing the crowds in the beer garden and Trolls’ Den.  Also, the waffles and ice cream were a big hit in the upper parking lot with many helpers to keep things under control. We sold a few old Norwegian books too!
Next up is the convention in Portland for our 12 delegates June 1-4.  We hope to represent you well as we share ideas, deliberate matters important to the district 2, celebrate our culture and heritage, and give feedback to our leaders at International.  June 18th brings Midtsommer with Nordic Market in the lodge, Maistang decoration and raising next to the pavilion. Then bonfire by the Vikings later in the evening.  Please look for details in this issue of Maaken.
Finally, I’ve been realizing how much our relationships with each other mean to the operation of this lodge. With such a large number of members, it’s so important to understand and work together without bias.  I really appreciate those members who have done a marvelous job being extra kind and understanding to our staff and volunteers when the going gets tough.  I just want you to know I notice how you make this lodge a great place to be.  And I’m proud to work alongside you anytime!
Fred vaere med deg,  
Paul Anunson
Visste Du?
(Did you know?)
DID YOU KNOW:  There are two Trolls’ Den House Rules dealing with visitors to the bar.  House Rule #4 states that visitors must sign the register upon entering the Trolls’ Den or other rooms where liquor is being served and the building is closed to the public.  House Rule #5 states that visitors must be signed in to the Guest Register by a member of the lodge and they must leave the Trolls’ Den when the member departs.  We are a private club under WSLCB jurisdiction and these rules must be followed by our members.  Please remember that you are responsible for the actions of your visitors in the Trolls’ Den.
This Old Lodge
News from the Building Association
Elections for Building Association directors and approval of by-law changes will be held at June 14 lodge meeting.

Leikarringen Youth Folk Dance
Registration is open now.  Register on line here:
In Memorium
We remember our members who have passed away:

Marilyn Girade

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
Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Marine Room - Men's Chorus
Thursdays at 6:00pm - Norse Room -Wood Carvers
Thursdays at 6:00pm - Trolls' Den - Trivia
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.
2022 Coming Events
1-4 - District 2 convention in Portland
5 - Vern's Famous pancake Breakfast
5 - This Old House - Help ID lodge artwork see below for details (everyone welcome)
11 - Rye & Barley, live music in the Trolls' Den
16 - Leikarringen Youth Dancers end of year performance - everyone welcome
18 - Midtsommer Pole Raising, Nordic Market, Norwegian Food, Bon Fire
25 - 50's sock hop in the Trolls' Den (50th anniversary celebration all year!)
28-30 - Heritage Day Camp at the Lodge

4 - Trolls' Den closed
8 - Brisket by Brennan and the Shieldmaidens
16 - 50th Anniversary celebration at Trollhaugen
30 - Trolls' Den 50th Anniversary celebration event TBD

13 - Dist 2 Scramble Gold Tournament - Spokane
19 - Chicken Cordon Bleu - Friday Dinner
27 - Trolls' Den 50th Anniversary celebration event TBD

16-18 - Adult heritage Retreat Trollhaugen
24 - Trolls' Den 50th Anniversary celebration event TBD
This Old Lodge - Identify Our Artwork Together
The Lodge Update Committee (LUC) NEEDS your help in learning about the artwork within our lodge! Where did it come from? What is the significance to the lodge?
Please join us for a relaxed, social afternoon to view a video presentation and discuss our lodges' artwork history. This is a special invite to our long-time members – you hold the keys to our lodge lore!

Heritage Camp 2022 is June 28-30 from 9am-3pm at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway! At Heritage Camp, we will be learning all about the Vikings as we do crafts, baking, and games. Of course, we will be cooking everyone’s favorite - lefse! We will have an exciting three days of fun and learning! 

$90 for non-members and $60 for Sons of Norway members.  Maximum 40 campers; ages 7-12. Registration ends June 10.  Register online at

Looking for volunteers before and during our June 18 event.  Help wanted with or without a Food Worker Card!

Trolls' Den is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year with a special event in the Trolls' Den the last Saturday of each month.  Our first event will be a 50's style sock hop on Saturday June 25th.  Watch the Trolls' Den Facebook page for details of coming events
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Sons of Norway Youth Camps
  • Camp Trollhaugen (ages 13-15) – June 26th thru July 9th
  • Camp Nidaros (ages 9-12) – July 10th thru July 23th
  • Camp Normanna (ages 9-12) – July 24th thru Aug 6th
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