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July 2021
Lodge Office Phone - (360)779-5209
Trolls' Den Phone - (360)779-2384
Poulsbo Sons of Norway 2-44 - President's Message

Salutations and Happy July to everyone,

“Summer time and the living is easy” comes to mind as I sit here in the sunshine listening to the cacophony of birds which, in retrospect, is really a melodious welcoming of the first full day of summer. I’m trying to wrap my mind around providing an interesting message—but it’s not easy on such a glorious day!! How fortunate we are to live in this beautiful corner of the world! Along with that sentiment, let me say how grateful I am to belong to the Poulsbo Sons of Norway lodge—an organization filled with caring members who are eager to help make our lodge successful.

Special thanks go out this month to the directors of our Building Association who constantly respond quickly whenever they are needed. You are all wonderful! I also must thank Ingunn Kuester and crew for another very successful meatball dinner to help welcome Midsummer Fest and to Ingunn and Lizbeth Doving for proposing and carrying through with the waffle pop-up on the 19th. I hope many of you were in Poulsbo on that Saturday and able to take advantage of the yummy waffles.

Speaking of yummy food, we are in the process of revamping our food services. I encourage members who would like to be involved to let us know. We will need members to do Friday night dinners and to work those crews, to be on the Rotary breakfast crews (that will start in mid-July), to get involved in making lefse or krumkake or meatballs or other specialty foods, and to volunteer for Kaffe Stua and other special events here at the lodge. We have a new Food Services Committee that is looking into what the lodge will be able to offer in the way of food services moving forward now that the covid regulations will, hopefully, be easing up. The committee has several things to look at. For instance, will we have enough volunteers to support our Rotary breakfasts every Friday morning? Will we be able to offer Kaffe Stua and, if so, will we have enough teams to do that every week or is one Wednesday a month more realistic? Who should coordinate the Friday night dinners? Should we try to provide Tuesday night dinners during the music in the park months or is there something better to offer? Karen Zabinski, Debbie Goyette, and Lorena Maxwell have graciously volunteered to be on that committee and I encourage everyone who wants to be involved and has ideas on what the lodge might offer to call one of them or the office and volunteer. A very special thank you to Karen, Debbie, and Lorena!

By the time you receive this message, June 30th will have come and gone and we will, hopefully, know what the next stage of “everything opening up” means in this covid seige. We are excited to see what the new normal (after covid) will look like. Let’s hope we manage to keep the good things we’ve learned since March of 2020 and to discard the rest. Have a wonderful summer and I’ll see you at the lodge.

I know you’ve heard this before and it’s true--it’s a New Dawn, a New Day! 

Fred være med deg til neste måned

Sherry White


In the last lodge meeting, you (the lodge and building association members) elected three directors for the Building Association board: Paul Nicholson (continuing), Ray Jones (new), and Brennan Webster (new).  Each have three-year terms ending 2024.  Thanks to Peter Gerstel and Jerry Block for your service as outgoing directors. We look forward to working together to keep up the building and grounds for the lodge to conduct the important business of social gatherings and cultural heritage in the Norwegian manner of things.
The big room upstairs (Marine), where most of our rental business goes, had its air conditioning repaired.  We had been going at 50% capacity for awhile now and now we are running at full function.  The coffee pot upstairs was also repaired in time for the Rotary breakfasts to resume in July. While dormant for COVID some faculties will be expected to fail so we have been diligent to attend to those areas that will once again be of use to us and serve our members and patrons.
The lodge pays $5,000 a month to the building association to keep up the building and to insure members and building from loss and liability. Part of this “rent” monthly is saved to replace our 20+ year roof.  In a couple years we should have enough saved to start looking at our options for roof replacement.  We are thankful the lodge board values saving and preparing for the future needs of the building. In the meantime, we have been aware of our large wood floor being worn out from years of events and rentals.  The best dance floor in the county needs a makeover!  Cost estimates to refinish the floor range from $10-15k.  If you are interested in partnering with a handful of generous members to fund this restoration and bring back the glory of this lodge when it was built in 1972, please let me know and we can make this happen.  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
As the lodge re-opens to more dinners and special events, many volunteers will be needed.  Please let the office know where you would like to volunteer.  Call 360-779-5209.
Volunteers needed! The Poulsbo SONs will start serving breakfast in July and we need your help. We are hoping to create 4 teams of 6 each so you would be volunteering for once a month Friday mornings 5:00am – 9:00am. Volunteer activities include prepping breakfast, serving, clearing, doing dishes, and cleaning up. Please Contact Tim Larson or 360-930-1064.
2021 Coming Events
2- Friday Dinner, Brats and Norwegian Mustand
4 - Trolls' Den closed
9 - Friday Dinner Shrimp Salad,  with Paul Nicholson
10 - Kubb Tournament, meet at the Trolls' Den at 4pm
11 - Walk/Ride day at Port Gamble Heritage Park - 2pm
14 - District 2 Golf Tournament
17 - Trollhaugen Steak Fry and Horseshoe Tournament
27 - Book club on Zoom

Friday Dinner July 9: Summer shrimp salad, delicious roll and key lime pie with Paul Nicholson and crew.

Do you enjoy Friday dinners?  Contact the lodge and volunteer to host a dinner!
-Men's Chorus meets Thursdays at 7:30 in the Marine room.
-Nordic Needle Workers meet Fridays, 10-1 in the Viking Room.
-North Kitsap Wood Carvers Guild meets Thursday 6-8pm.
-Ladies Book Club meets July 27 on zoom.  The book this month is "Hunting Game" by Helene Tursten.
-Coffee Klatch meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
-Trivia in the Trolls' Den on Thursdays
Norsk Folkdans Stemne
August 20, 21, 22 - At the Poulsbo Sons of Norway
Check out their website for more information and to register.
Welcome new Members
Clayton Branes
Christine and Kevin Campbell
Melissa Dylan
Douglas Finsel
Joe Harris
Mark  and Mary Hartman
Sharon Harvey
Paul Schefferle
Karen Helihy
Johanna and Joshua Laney
Steve and Emily Manson
Tara Scouten
Julie Siever
Ginger and Kenneth Smith
Kelley and Nathan Walters
In Memorium

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
Trolls' Den Summer Hours
Sunday - 3:30-8:00pm
Monday - 3:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday - 3:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday - 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday - 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday - 3:00pm - 10:00pm
The Trolls' Den will be closed July 4.
Poulsbo Lodge Wear Available Now!
Along with our favorite baseball shirts, we now have ladies V-necks, crew neck and hoodies!  All say "Sons of Norway Poulsbo" on the back.
Order here:

Order Deadline July 28, 2021
Trolls' Den garments coming soon: Watch for details on facebook and
Tusen Takk
Thank you to everyone who helped with and participated in the memorial on May 18, 2021... Without you the memorial would not have been a success.  special thanks to:
Vestre Sund Mannskor - Kathy Haug and Geneva Ellerby
Pastor Ron Hoyum
Candle Carriers
Ellen and Richard Sletten
Ruby Patterson
Alisha Anunson
My Thanks to Everyone - Mary Gerstel, Membership Secretary
See our website at or our facebook page for the latest information.
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Minutes from the June Lodge Meeting
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