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:   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


      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



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. 

Egon 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 flsorensen@msn.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.



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 seattle@nwdanish.org or by calling 206.523.3263 / 800.564.7736.



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: 2wolff@embarqmail.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.


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.




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 RSVP one week in advance—Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com

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


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: charlotte@nordicmuseum.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