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!
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