LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor  PHONE: 425-455-9225

E mail:  flsorensen@msn.com


9725 NE 26th Street                    

CLYDE HILL, WA 98004                                                                                                                                 






Danish Brotherhood Lodge 29 and Danish Sisterhood Evergreen Lodge 40 meet every first Wednesday, except

July and August, at the NWDF Danish Cultural Center, Meridian Office Bldg., 1833 N 105 St. #205, Seattle WA at 7:30pm.


      President:   DEAN LARSEN                      300 S 165TH ST            Burien, WA                98148   PH:  206-248-7629

      Secretary:   FRANK POULSEN                  13616 116th Ave NE        Kirkland, WA              98034   PH:  425-820-6056

      Treasurer:    LEXIE SØRENSEN                 9725 NE 26th Street.       Clyde Hill, WA            98004   PH:  425-455-9225


      President:   MARETE EADIE           17923 Marine View DR SW      Normandy Park, WA   98166   PH:  206-431-2990

      Secretary:   ANNE BLACKBURN               15823 5th PL S               Burien, WA                98148   PH:  206-248-2530      Treasurer:    KAREN FAVERO          22805 Lakeview Dr #B204        Mt Lk Terr, WA           98043   PH:  425-672-7190



Happy Birthday To DB 29 & DS 40 Lodge Members


February: Peter  Aagaard, Birgit Andersen, Corey D Blackburn, Keith Bowman, Karen Favero, Donald Hansen, Vibeke Iozzi, Aage  Jensen, Margaret A Karchesy, John Larsen, Emil Lindholdt, Greta Oprea, Tove H. Petersen, K. Britt Pfaff-Dunton, Birgit Rolla-Lindvig, Lisa Jensen Svitavsky, Inger Margrethe Wong

March: Otto Brask, Ingeborg Kisbye, Tina Kay Liebscher, Jorgen Mauritsen, Kyle J. Murillo, Holger Nielsen, Peder B. Nielsen, Vivian Pedersen, Karlo Thornvig, Lillian Wolff

DB LODGE 29 JANUARY MINUTES:   President Dean Larsen opened the meeting @ 7.30  with pledge of allegiance and 27 members in attendance.  Role call: all officers were present except Trustee Henning Buus  Minutes: The minutes was accepted as printed in our newsletter  Treasurer report. The Treasurer report was accepted as presented

Correspondence.  Newsletters received from DBIA lodges #33 Tacoma, #328 Vancouver BC, #348 Eugene OR.   NW Nordics Calendar Leif Erikson Foundation, and the Nordic Heritage Museum Seattle.  A thank you card from Ernest Lauridsen Seattle and a card from NWDF about their Tivoli Gala fundraising auction on Saturday May 3rd. 2008. To save a stamp Chuck Larsen thanked the lodge in person for his first poinsettias at Christmas time

New business:  Edith Christensen from the NWDF came to our meeting and talked a little about the Foundation and its future, Edith also talked about the upcoming “A Night in Tivoli” fundraiser on May 3rd, to be held at the Swedish Culture Center.   The best news she gave was that the Foundation will keep their building in Seattle at least for now.

Committee Reports: Golf: DB Lodge #29’s annual golf outing to Gold Mountain is July 12th.  The lodge voted to donate $200 to the committee for prize money. Bowling: Lexie is attracting a lot of people to the bowling practices this year, with 20 all ready signed up to go to Vancouver BC.  See details in this newsletter.  Finance: new treasurer Lexie Sorensen, Ib Rossen and Thomas Buus. Frank Poulsen reported on the installation party, held on January 19 was a success again this year, and we had a profit of $250 which we donated to the NWDF for hall rental.

The upcoming 2008 convention to be held in Tacoma on April 18-20 needed delegates and alternates to be selected from our lodge, so the following members were chosen, Delegates: Otto Brask, Mel Hollister, Flemming Sorensen and Dean Larsen and Alternates: Anker Sorensen, Chuck Larsen, Frank Poulsen and Tom Buus.  The lodge also voted to place a full page ad, in the convention program for the Tacoma Convention.  Birgitte McIntosh, the daughter of Edith Andersen, was introduced as guest

Seattle Convention 2009 is already in the planning stages:  Tom Buus reported that the best suited hotel the committee could find was the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah, he was authorized to reserve it after getting approval from the Sisterhood for May 1-3, 2009

Good and welfare.  Frank Reported that Hanne Poulsen was hospitalized in Roskilde DK for kidney stone, but is at printing time, at her home in Roskilde and feeling much better

Small pot     Edith Andersen had the right # for the small drawing

Big pot     Annelise Kroman was the lucky winner of $200 of the big pot, that could have been won by Kate Praegel if she had been present              Meeting adjourned @ 8.18 Submitted by Your Secretary Frank Poulsen

vvCome early and enjoy snacks and drinks before the next meetingvv


BOWLING PRACTICES NOTE: FOR SUNDAY FEB. 24TH SESSION ONLY PLEASE CONTACT FRANK 425-820-6056 fpoul1@msn.com OR Tove Lise 425-576-1481--They will be in charge on 2/24. Please confirm with one of them BEFORE 8PM Saturday 2/23. Give names of all bowlers and if you need a bumper lane for kids -- mention Danish Brotherhood when picking up shoes--free.  Bowling cost is $14 for 3 games payable direct to Tove Lise or Frank (includes any shoe rental if you need bowling shoes)

We hope for big turnouts on Feb. 24th and at the final practice on March 2 at Sun Villa Lanes, 3080 - 148 Ave. SE, Bellevue.   Directions: Go East on I-90 take exit 11A (follow 156 Ave SE sign) cross over I-90, go north through first light, turn right into shopping area, Sun Villa Lanes is in NW corner of Eastgate Shopping Center behind Michael’s Toyota.


BC TOURNAMENT INFO: 2008 Pacific NW Bowling Tournament is Sat., March 8 at Revs Bowling Centre, 5502 Lougheed Hwy in Burnaby, BC. We begin with coffee and socializing at noon with bowling at 1pm sharp.  After party at Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, (5 minute drive from Bowling Alley) starts at 5pm Open-faced sandwiches will be sold, 3 for $10cdn followed by award presentations.


SEATTLE DB LODGE 29 WEBSITE: Check out the terrific Photo Gallery at www.dblodge29.org. Many thanks to to Gert Wolff for keeping our site up to date. He will post photos from Seattle Lodges and Danes Soccer Club events, please send your comments and photos to: 2wolff@embarqmail.com 

SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40: The February 6, 2008 meeting was called to order at 7:33 PM by VP Lisa Svitavsky, filling in for President Marete Eadie, who had an excused absence.  Irene Jensen filled in as VP for Lisa.  All other officers were present. 

Minutes of our last meeting were approved as read.  Correspondence included: Thank you from Ruth E. Olsen for Christmas visit and poinsettia brought by Anne H.  A letter from Tacoma Convention Committee gave initial info about upcoming District Convention to be held April 18-20, 2008 at La Quinta Inn in Tacoma, along with info on buying ads in program.  Two notices from NWDF:  invite to donate to Himmelbjerget camp and notice of annual fundraiser, a gala auction Sat. May 3rd, 2008 at Swedish Cultural Center.  Last correspondence was from Christina Salle, PNW District Secretary,

and included convention information letter, Bylaws, 2006 minutes, convention nomination forms and Resolution form.

                      Bill for national dues presented by Treasurer Karen and motion approved to pay it.  Treasurer’s Report was read by Karen.

We were paid a visit by the new President of NWDF, Edith Christiansen.  She informed us that the most recent offer to purchase the building was turned down.  The Executive Board has approved an experienced real estate agent as property manager for the building and he is from our Danish Community.  Edith also discussed her philosophy on running the NWDF as a business, whose programs need to pay for themselves.

Another visitor was Brotherhood member Thomas Buus reporting on the 2009 convention plans.  A proposal was made to consider Issaquah’s Hilton Garden Inn with rooms for $119 and meeting rooms free with a food allowance.  Sisterhood members discussed and motion made and approved to commit to this plan.

New business included: Voted Greta Ballard, Ruth Jensen-Larsen and Nicole Al-Khedairy as delegates to the 2008 district convention.  Karen Favero and Anne Blackburn are alternates.  Motion passed to purchase $60 ad in convention program.  Motion approved to donate $100 to Himmelbjerget camp.

There was discussion regarding processing of Princess Application and this will be followed up on.  Anne H. gave the Trustee’s report.  There was discussion for possible lodge activities including a Sunday brunch at Swedish Cultural Center and another meeting to include open-faced sandwiches such as Past-Presidents’ celebration in April--tabled until March meeting.  Since February is National Heart Month, Lisa presented some information regarding heart health including warning signals for women and heart attacks.  Prior to adjourning the meeting we sang Happy Birthday to Lisa and then she sang a small rendition of “Det er min fødselsdag”.  A special “Thank you” to Chuck Larsen who made a donation to the Sisterhood in honor of his 80th birthday and successful heart surgery.                  

                                                                                                 Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary


INSTALLATION PARTY On January19th, 83 people from the Puget Sound area came together at the NWDF center to celebrate the new officers of the Danish Sisterhood and Brotherhood. After socializing with cocktails, the meal began with herring and snaps followed by a delicious pork roast dinner with all the trimmings prepared by Jorgen Mathiasen from IKEA.  Dinner was served by our young Himmelbjerget campers Kelley Blackburn, Melissa Buus, Caitlin Larsen and Karsten McIntosh. During the dinner there were introductions including Sisterhood Past President Tina Praegel from Vancouver BC, who installed the Sisterhood officers, District President Michael Nielsen of Seattle, and the Presidents-elect for the Sisterhood were Melanie Berg, Lodge 19 Olympia/Tacoma; Marete Eadie Lodge 40 Seattle; and Nancy Strangland from Lodge 75 Enumclaw. Lodge 40 member and Past President Ruthi Jensen-Larsen was Sister Marshall for the evening.  For the Brotherhood Presidents we had Dean Larsen Lodge 29 Seattle and Perry Brochner from Tacoma Lodge 33.  Past District President Svend Toftemark from Eugene came to be our conductor for the Brotherhood. Marete introduced our new local Danish Princess, Emily Olsen, who also helped serve dinner.  District Vice President for the Brotherhood Egon Calundann from Tacoma was the installing officer for the Brotherhood. After the installation we enjoyed coffee and cake cut and served by the Princess and Arlene Poulsen. A special thank you to Sandy and Thomas Buus for organizing the kitchen work, and thank you to all who helped with all the things that needed to be done to make this another successful party.  --Frank Poulsen


 10TH ANNUAL GREAT DANE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Reserve Saturday, July 12, 2008 for Lodge 29’s annual event on Gold Mountain’s Cascade Course. DB LODGE 29 MEMBERS HAVE FIRST PRIORITY TO SIGN UP BEFORE MAY 1ST. After May 1st, remaining spots will be open to other guest golfers (payment must be received by Flemming before your spot is secure!). Cost: $65 per DB members ($70 for non DB golfers) Entry fee includes golf, prizes and burger/chicken with all the trimmings

Please send check payable to: DB Lodge 29 --  must be received before July 1st.

Mail to Flemming Sorensen, 9725 NE 26 St., Clyde Hill, WA 98004. Info:425-455-9225



HIMMELBJERGET CAMP NOW ONLINE: Check out camp news, info and download applications for 2008 session.  Also, campers can send in your own photos to the new website for Himmelbjerget. www.nwdanishcamp.com

Camp Applications are due March 1, 2008.





All activities are at the Danish Center (DCC), 1833 N 105 St., Seattle -- unless otherwise noted.

© = NW DANISH FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES (NWDF) Info & Reservations: PH: 206-523-DANE

Onsdagsklubben Events--Please reserve one week in advance Website: www.northwestdanishfoundation.org

· = NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM (NHM): Hours: Tue-Sat 10am---4pm & Sunday Noon-4pm.

       3014 NW 67 St., Seattle, WA 98117 Info & Reservations PH: 206-789-5707 www.nordicmuseum.org/

VISIT DB LODGE 29 Website:   www.dblodge29.org                         www.wowala-volunteers.org


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