View this email in your browser
February 2023
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,

What a great month at the lodge we finished! I am so proud of the efforts of all the members who helped put on a first-rate Lutefisk dinner last Saturday. Lots of coordination and details and the results were fantastic! We served the most people ever, with customers even flying in to have dinner with us. Having the seating times and online ordering so people were assured that they would be served has been a positive step in our preparation and planning for this annual tradition. Thanks to the members who came and bought a dinner in support of the lodge, thank you for finding parking and making the effort to join us. And thanks to those dishwashers after the event, the mountain of pots and pans and plates was an epic undertaking!

This month we look forward to being a part of a new city celebration of Frosty Fest. The lodge is hosting a book reading on Vikings in the Marine Room on Friday the 10th, and our Vikings are planning their Valisblot bonfire on the 11th, all a part of the community coming together and enjoying this little town on Liberty Bay. Aren’t you glad to have a membership at the lodge to have a place to be and relax between experiencing the town events, shopping, eating, and fun? Saturday, February 25th, will be Nordic Heritage Day for adults, for members interested in genealogy, food, drink, and craft, $50 covers lunch and supplies for the day. Then the fourth Tuesday at 6 pm will be a cultural freeform night called “Ingeborg Society” with a time to do some crafts, knitting, or talking up your heritage with fellow members. Come to the Friday Night Dinners as they are available, too. Lots going on, come join us.

With a lodge as large as ours, with members young and old, I see those who show kindness, courteousness, and understanding and I appreciate it! It is so important that we keep it a comfortable place for all of us to be. Members asking who is using the room after they use it and how can the cleanup happen so the next thing can go smoother is a wonderful thing! Many are asking how they can volunteer, and I am sure we can find something for you to do! There’s a lot of momentum going right now, and I see many opportunities to be involved in the coming months, both in raising money and enhancing the culture, for the good and vitality of the lodge we enjoy.

See you down at the lodge!

Paul Anunson

Kort om Kultur

Tuesday, February 14, at 7:00pm

Lodge meeting in the Marine room. Learn to make woven hearts!

Scroll down to see all the many activities planned at the lodge this month!

Visste Du?
(Did you know?)
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.
Don't get left out in the cold! Get your Trolls' Den key card today!
Key card cost $15, with an annual renewal of $5.  You can get yours from the bartender in the Trolls' Den.

My profound thanks and congratulations to all of our members who gave so selflessly of their time and labor to make our lodge's most recent Lutefisk dinner a resounding success. Working together we served approximately 500 guests, adults and children, as well as 33 volunteers. Talking to our guests throughout the day I was told over and over again how great the food was, how impressive the service was, and what a wonderful time they were having. I am not going to single anyone out because I am sure I would miss someone and I don't want anyone to be left out. All I can say is that during the runup to the day of the event, there were a number of incredibly well organized, hard working individuals who should be very proud of how well everything turned out. It could not have happened without such amazing volunteer efforts. This was shown again on the day of the Lutefisk dinner by all of the fantastic volunteers who showed up to donate their time to support our Lodge. This event shows yet again, that our lodge is only as strong as our volunteers, and it seems we are very strong indeed! Thank you all again! Tusen takk!

Scott Kankovsky

Vice President

Poulsbo Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway Scholarships
Son's of Norway International Scholarship Applications are now on line here:
Application deadline for most scholarships is March 1

Poulsbo Lodge Scholarship applications will be available soon.
In Memorium
We remember our members who have passed away:
Kayleen Huggart
Susan Johnson
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

District 2 Sons of Norway Summer Heritage Camps

District 2 Summer Camps 2023 is moving forward. We had small camps last year but hope to be back up to full capacity in 2023. The staff is continuing to update our safety plans as recommendations become available. Please pencil the following dates for this upcoming summer.
*Covid-19 vaccinations are Recommended for All Staff & Campers
to keep everyone safe.
Applications must not be postmarked earlier than February 14, 2023,

camp scholarships will be available this year for Poulsbo Lodge members, their children and grandchildren. Applications on line soon.

Camp Trollhaugen

Ages 13-15
Located in Easton, WA
Dates for 2023 - June 25th-July 8th
Contact: Chris Hicks (425) 672-0194
Mail application to:
Chris Hicks
816 214th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036


Camp Nidaros
Ages 9-12
Located in Gearhart, Oregon
Dates for 2023 - July 9th-July 22nd
Contact: Hannah Thom
Mail application to:
Hannah Thom
9866 NW Justus Ln
Portland, OR 97229

Camp Normanna
Ages 9-12
Located at Lake Riley outside
Arlington, Washington
Dates for 2023 - July 23rd-August 5th
Contact: Seth Tufteland (206) 605-4112
Mail application to:
Seth Tufteland
PO Box 1422
Bothell, WA, 98041

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
Friday Night Dinners - See Schedule Below

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 Tuesday - Ingeborg Society
Fourth Wednesday - Building Association
See our website at or our facebook page for the latest information.
2023 Coming Events
3 - Toscana Soup
4 - Trollhaugen Ski Races (see flier)
5 - Vern's Famous Pancake Breakfast
10 - Viking Book reading with Liberty Bay Books - 7:00pm
11 - Valisblot: Viking Bonfire
14 - Sons of Norway youth camp registration opens
17 - Friday Night Dinner - turkey Meatballs and Lemon Orzo
24 - Seafood Etoufee
25 - Heritage retreat at the Poulsbo Lodge
4 - Vern’s Famous Pancake Breakfast
4 - Bothell Sons of Norway Heritage Day
10 - Steak Dinner
18 - Building Association Auction
23 - Leikarringen Dance Performance - Public invited 6:00pm Marine room
We are looking for Friday Night Dinner crews!
Contact Jaymie:
Order On Line
Our Facebook Page
District 2 Lodge Newsletters
District 2 -
Leif Erickson  -
Bothell -
Port Angeles -
Around the District
Copyright © 2023 Sons of Norway - Poulsbo, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp