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December  2022
Lodge Office Phone - (360)779-5209
Trolls' Den Phone - (360)779-2384

Sons of Norway Mission Statement
The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, to celebrate our relationship with other Nordic countries, and to provide quality insurance and financial products to its members.

Poulsbo Sons of Norway 2-44 - President's Message
Hej all,
It is a time of Thanksgiving as we say goodbye to November and start December and finish the year at the lodge. I am reminded of how we come together during the holiday season, enjoy our community, and invite others to participate with us in celebration. I know the work is sometimes hard but hopefully it is worth it to make something good and memorable in our Sons of Norway lives.
I am thankful for the board of directors serving and leading the lodge to a financially positive year in the black. For the Building Association board working to keep the building together and improved on a limited budget. To the committees of Lodge Update Committee, Trolls’ Den Advisory Committee, and Food Services Committee for their advice and management of special projects throughout the year. For the staff of the lodge that keep us running the lodge and bar with professionalism. For the Vikings and Leikarringen youth dancers representing the lodge well in the community as the lodge’s auxiliary groups. I am grateful for the woodcarvers, coffee guys, needle workers, adult folk dance, and Vestre Sund Mannskor (men’s choir) for making available the culture of Norway through experience, craft, and skill. Thanks to those who have contributed to the financial health of the lodge through Trolls’ Den, Friday Night Dinners, Sunday breakfasts, Taste of Norway, and Room rentals.
I am so very thankful, working with all of you to make this lodge a place to be and belong. These are the things that add to the character and warmth of the lodge. I hope you will come and enjoy the Julefest, Santa breakfast, and Lodge 50th anniversary party this month.  Please note the dates and times in the newsletter and volunteer to help if you can. 
To all of you I wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and God Jul!
Paul Anunson
Kort om Kultur
Please join us for these special December events.  

Saturday, 12/3, is our annual Julefest with Nordic Market, Taste of Norway and Viking Bonfire with Lucia Procession.  Lots of food servers are still needed, so please sign up here.
Friday, 12/9, is our Trolls' Den classic Chicken Fried Steak by Rhonda.  We'll have some fun by offering silent auction baskets for your generous bidding to support our Building Association.
Tuesday, 12/13, our Leikarringen youth dance performers will present their beautiful Lucia Procession, specially for our lodge members.  
Saturday, 12/19, all lodge members are welcome to the Marine Room for our Trolls' Den 50th Birthday Bash Disco Christmas Party.  This is the final celebration in the series of FIFTY years of enjoying our lodge!  Many thanks to Trolls' Den Advisory Committee and bar staff for organizing all of the celebratory events.
$20 after 12/14 and at the door
Visste Du?
(Did you know?)
Our newly-formed garden club was busy this November. Becky Siegrist, Sandi Walsh, Susan Wytko, Marta Maxwell, Theresa Vincent, Mel Morgan, accomplished these tasks:
  * Both beds were weeded and bushes/plants were trimmed.
  * Cracks were cleaned out in the patio area, sidewalk and upper parking lot..
  * Debris was cleaned up in the patio area, sidewalk, and upper parking lot.
  * Some holly with berries was placed in planters in the lower patio area.
We are looking for suggestions for a Norsk (Norwegian) name for this important around-the-grounds garden tidying crew -- please help us with a name!
Also, mange takk (many thanks) to Karen Zabinski and Marvin Crosland  who installed the white twinkly lighted trees in the planters for a festive Nordic winter look!
Snow Policy
When North Kitsap Schools are closed due to inclement weather the lodge will be closed.  On weekends, holidays and evenings, call the Trolls’ Den to confirm (360-779-2384).  Check Facebook or the website for last minute changes.
Sons of Norway Scholarships
Sons of Norway International Scholarship Applications are now on line here:
In Memorium
We remember our members who have passed away:
Joe Wilson
Matthew Segall
Al Webb
Joe Mandio

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
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:45 - Informal Scandinavian music and dancing (Dec 7, and then on Christmas Break until January)
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 (no meeting in December)
Fourth Wednesday - Building Association
2022 Coming Events


3 - Julefest and Nordic Market

4 - Vern's Famous Pancake Breakfast with Santa

4 - Seahawks at Rams, 1:05 pm

9 - Chicken Fried Steak Dinner by Rhonda, & Silent Auction

10 - PYC Lighted Ships Parade

11 - Panthers at Seahawks, 1:25 pm
12 - Leikarringen Lucia party, everyone invited 6:00pm

13 - Lodge Meeting: Leikarringen Lucia performance

15 - 49ers at Seahawks, 5:15 pm

17 - Trolls’ Den 50th Birthday Bash Disco Christmas Party

24 - Seahawks at Chiefs, 10 a.m.



28 - Lutefisk Dinner - tix on sale 1/1/23

January:  Soup Series - looking for crews!


4 - Building Association Auction

5 - Vern's Famous Pancake Breakfast

10 - Valisblot: Viking Bonfire

We are looking for volunteer crews! 

Contact Jaymie:

See our website at or our facebook page for the latest information.
Saturday, 12/3, is our Julefest!  Come try Norwegian food at Taste of Norway, shop the Nordic Market and bid and win to benefit the Scholarship fund!  Round out the evening by watching Lucia come to shore, escorted by the Vikings, and followed by the bonfire and Winter Solstice Proclamation.
A sampling of sweater in the Silent Auction
Je Vi Elsker
Share your Norwegian Heritage with this vintage illustrated Norwegian
National Anthem book.  Reprinted by permission from the artist family in Norway, this
souvenir book was originally printed in 1920.  For a suggested donation of $20
to the Poulsbo Sons of Norway scholarship fund we will send you a copy ($30
for two copies). Makes a great Christmas present!

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