LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor PHONE: 425-455-9225
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
9725 NE 26th Street
CLYDE HILL, WA 98004
FEBRUARY 2009 NEWSLETTER
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.
DANISH BROTHERHOOD LODGE 29:
President: THOMAS BUUS 20143 130TH Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072 PH: 425-489-1906
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
DANISH SISTERHOOD LODGE 40:
President: LISA SVITAVSKY 29504 NE 52nd st Carnation, wa 98014 ph: 425-880-4020
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; Greta Oprea; Tove H. Petersen; K. Britt Pfaff-Dunton; Birgit Rolla-Lindvig; Lisa Jensen Svitavsky
March: Otto Brask; Jorgen Mauritsen; Kyle J. Murillo; Holger Nielsen; Peder B. Nielsen; Jens Nørgaard-Larsen; Karlo Thornvig; Lillian Wolff
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DB LODGE 29 FEBRUARY 4 MINUTES: President Thomas Buus opened the meeting @ 7.32 with the pledge of allegiance and 22 members in attendance.
Role call; All officers were present except for Past president Dean Larsen, Treasurer Lexie Sorensen and Vice president Henning Buus
Secretary report; It was motioned and second to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter. No membership application or members to be initiated. The minutes from the 2008 convention was received from the District secretary and thank you letters for the Christmas poinsettia was received from Ernie Lauridsen . Egon Molbak. Cornelious Jensen donated $100 to the lodge in appreciation of the poinsettia delivered to him.
Announcement; Annelise Kromann announced the crown princess would celebrate her Birthday on Feb. 5 and princess Marie on the 6th Fastelavn will be celebrated @ NWDF on Feb 22, contact foundation for details
Treasurer report; Flemming reported for Lexie who was absent due to surgery, Flemmings report was accepted as presented
Committee report; Leif reported that the lodge #29 team is now 2 win and 2 losses, good luck to the soccer players. Flemming reported on the Golf tournament on July 11th. We were 21 bowlers at the last practice and we have more practices before the golf tournament in Vancouver on March 7th. Frank reported on the installation party that was a great success again and a special thanks to the Himmelbjerget kids Caitlin, Melissa, Kristina and Kelley for helping with serving, Arlene and Frank would like to thank the Brotherhood and sisterhood lodges for the generous gift card presented to them at the meeting for putting on the party, Thank you
Convention; The following 2009 Convention Delegates were elected: Chuck Larsen, Thomas Larsen, Mel Hollister and Rasmus Madsen, only one alternate, Ken Kromann, was willing to accept nomination, but we can still recruit 3 more at the next meeting. Please serve when asked
Lexie requested not to send her flowers, so a small committee decided after the meeting to give her a one year membership to Cougar Mountain ZOO in Issaquah. (This is the zoo where the Convention will have a Sat. activity)
Small pot was won by Ken Kromann and for the Big pot Verner Larsen was drawn first, but was not present, so Linda Jensen won the $200.
Meeting adjourned 8.08 pm --submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen
THANK YOU FROM LEXIE: Thank you to the members of DB Lodge 29 and DS Lodge 40 for all their good thoughts and wishes after my recent surgery. I especially thank DB 29 for the membership to the Cougar Mt. Zoo in Issaquah. This is a small non-profit zoo where you can get up close and personal with the animals and talking birds. I appreciate the membership very much and look forward to going for visits my furry & feathered friends.
INSTALLATION DINNER: A huge thank you to Frank & Arlene Poulsen for stepping in and manning the kitchen with preparations for a delicious Installation Dinner enjoyed by 73 guests. Himmelbjerget campers ably assisted with serving.
Calundann and Beth Larsen District Presidents did the honors of
installing the local officers for 2009. See website for more photos
SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40: The February 4, 2009 meeting was called to order by President Lisa Svitavsky at 7:31pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. All officers were present except Past President Marete Eadie (Helga Markussen stood in) and 2nd Trustee Grete Ballard (Ruth Jensen-Larsen stood in). The meeting began with a memorial in honor of recently departed sister Hattie Andersen, a member since 1941. She resided in Lincoln, Nebraska and was 100 years old. Minutes of our last meeting were approved as read. Correspondence included thank you notes from Ruth Olsen (Past-President 195l), Rosetta Cleary, the Scandinavian Hour, and Lexie Sorensen. Notices from the national newsletter included a reminder of upcoming scholarship application deadlines. Two letters from the District Secretary Nichole Al-Khedairy included a reminder to pay dues and eight action items in preparation for the convention May, which are due March 17th. Hotel and registration information was also made available to all members present and all are welcome to attend. A letter soliciting ads for the program was also received, please contact Karen Favero. Bills included DSS newsletter and national dues. Motion approved for payment of both bills. Financial report was presented by Karen Favero. Patti Olsen reported on her mother, Ruth, who is doing better and will be going back home soon. Well wishes to Lexie for a speedy recovery. Trustee’s report was given by Anne Hollister.
2009 District Convention committee – Still needing items for the fish pond and door prizes. Suggested items include table runners, vases, figurines, candleholders, candles… New business included discussion of delegate/alternate nominees. Members voted for nominees of both 2008 Outstanding Lodge member and District member. Karen will bring copies of District Bylaws to the next meeting for review of any needed resolutions.
There was discussion regarding monthly lodge newsletters now to be e-mailed, acknowledging that some members do not have email and a motion was passed to absorb the postage costs from our funds. Motion passed to place full page ad in District convention program. Lisa won the coin march and donated back to the fund. There being no further business.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM. --Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary
BOWLING PRACTICES: Everyone is welcome!! (no need to be a “serious” bowler, just a fun-lover) Next practice session is at 2:45pm on Sunday Feb. 15 with final practice on March 1 at Sun Villa Lanes, 3080 - 148 Ave. SE, Bellevue. All ages are welcome—please specify if you need bumper lane for kids. Vancouver hosts The Pacific NW Bowling Tournament on Sat., March 7, 2009 at Revs Bowling Centre in Burnaby, BC. Please contact Lexie (425-455-9225 or email@example.com ) with names of all bowlers who are coming by 8PM FRIDAY night before each session. Sun Villa is giving us a BIG discount this year—they enjoy the happy Danish visits (must be the bar!). In return, we need to release extra lanes as early as possible so they can give them to other bowlers, so commit early and arrive on time. Thanks for your cooperation. Cost: $15 for 3 games (pay to Lexie) which includes tax and shoe rental--Mention Danish Brotherhood for shoes
Hope to see you in your bowling shoes at 2:45pm on Sunday, Feb. !
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.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD SCHOLARSHIPS: Deadline is March 15, 2009. Board of Directors added an additional $30,000 in award monies, so there will be about $80,000 in scholarship funds to award this year. Download the scholarship application and information at http://www.denverwoodmen.com/member_benefits/education.asp.
WANTED!! ITEMS FOR CONVENTION PRIZES
Seattle’s MAY 1, 2009 Convention Committee is fishing for donations of items to help “feed”
the deep depths of the fish pond. We are also seeking nice items for raffles and door prizes.
Please bring suitable items or $ for fish food to Lodge meetings. Info: Lexie Sorensen 425-455-9225.
FASTELAVN: Celebrate Fastelavn with the Northwest Danish Foundation! Bring your kids, grandkids and friends! We will have lots of fun making Fastelavnsris and beating the cat (candy) out of the barrel, an old Danish tradition! The lucky child who breaks the barrel will be crowned the cat Queen or cat King! Children of all ages are invited to attend in their favorite costumes. Truly a fun day for the whole family. We will serve "Fastelavnboller" with hot chocolate, coffee, tea and juice.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 3:00PM-5:00PM NWDF’s Harmony Hall, Seattle, WA
Cost: $5 per child & $7 per adult for NWDF members, $8 per child & $10 per adult for non-members. Please RSVP by Sunday, February 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206.523.3263 / 800.564.7736.
NEWSLETTERS & CONVENTION SIGN-UP FORMS
ARE AVAILABLE ON DB 29 WEBSITE SOON
Gert Wolff has made changes to the website at www.dblodge29.org . The newsletter can be downloaded in PDF or Word format. You can read, save, or print it as you wish. The latest issue will always be available to download from the website again and again. Members will not need to use valuable memory space on their own hard disk to download & save their own copies. You will be sent an email telling you when the latest newsletter is available at our website address. www.dblodge29.org This is also a convenient site for you to access past newsletters and view the picture and video gallery that Gert maintains for us. You may download the free Windows latest version of Adobe Reader from
The newsletter should also be compatible with older versions of the Adobe Reader.
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: email@example.com SEE THE NEWLY POSTED 1991 PICNIC VIDEO FROM NILE COUNTRY CLUB—DO YOU KNOW WHO TOOK THIS VIDEO? Gert wants to list credit to photographer.
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DANISH FILM NIGHT: Join NWDF on Friday, February 20th at 7PM as we watch Flickering Lights / Blinkende Lygter at the Seattle Danish Film Night! This film will be in Danish with English subtitles and is rated R. Popcorn & refreshments are served. $5 per person suggested donation.
••• SEATTLE DANISH COMMUNITY CALENDAR •••
SCANDINAVIAN HOUR: Host Doug Warne 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday.on KKNW 1150AM
Sun 2/15 2:45pm Bowling Practice (reserve w/Lexie 425-455-9225 by 8pm FRI 2/13) at Sun Villa Lanes, Bellevue
at DCC © Wed 2/18 Noon Onsdagsklubben RSVP Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com
at DCC © Fri 2/20 3-5pm Danish Film Night: Flickering Lights/Blinkende Lygter--Rated R $5 donation refreshments
at DCC © Sun 2/22 3-5pm Fastelavn:Costumes, Crafts, boller,”hit the barrel” RSVP by 2/15
at NHM · Wed 2/25 6pm & 7:30pm RICK STEVES’ SCANDINAVIA Dinner and/or pesentation
Fri 2/27 SIGN-UP DEADLINE FOR BOWLING TOURNAMENT IN VANCOUVER ON 3/7
Sun 3/1 2:45pm Bowling Practice (reserve w/Lexie 425-455-9225 by 8pm FRI 2/27) at Sun Villa Lanes, Bellevue
at NHM · Tue 3/3 10/11:30am Nordic Stories--The Problem with Chickens--ICELAND preschoolers
at DCC © Wed 3/4 7:30pm DB & DS Lodge Meetings
at DCC ©©Sat 3/7 1:30pm Harmonien -- Songs, Bingo & Fellowship
Sat 3/7 Noon NW District Bowling Tournament-Revs Bowling Center, 5502 Lougheed Hwy--at Burnaby, BC
Mon 3/9 Newsletter Deadline - Monday following Lodge meetings
at NHM 3/13-15/2009 Nordic Knitting Conference Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
3/15 Deadline: WOW National Scholarship Applications --info: DB Lodge secretary
at DCC © Wed 3/18 Noon Onsdagsklubben RSVP Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com
at NHM · Sun 3/22 4pm ICELAND--Mostly Nordic Concert Series-- $40-45 incl. smorgåsbord
at NHM · Sat 3/28 10-11:30am Breakfast with Pippi Longstocking--Dress up as favorite character $6-adults, $4-kids(age 4-12),3&under/free
at NHM · Sat 3/28 12-1:30pm Pippi Longstocking movies (in English)Cost $3 kids $5 adults
at NHM · Wed 4/1 10-11am Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Big Red Hen -- All ages
at DCC © Wed 4/1 7:30pm DB & DS Lodge Meetings
at DCC · Sat 4/4 1:30pm Harmonien -- Songs, Bingo & Fellowship
at NHM · Sun 4/5 4pm DENMARK--Mostly Nordic Concert Series-- $40-45 incl. smorgåsbord
Mon 4/6 Newsletter Deadline - Monday following Lodge meetings
at NHM · Tue 4/7 10-11am Good Babies: A Tale of Trolls, Humans, a Witch and a Switch--All Ages
Fr-Su 5/1-3/2009 Seattle Lodges Host the 60th NW District Convention at Hilton Garden Issaquah
Sat 6/20 Potluck Skt. Hans at Jens Laundrup
Sat 7/11 11th DB Golf Tournament----Cascade Course at Gold Mountain
Sun 8/16 noon-4pm All Danes Community Picnic at Jens Laundrup's Woodinville