LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor PHONE: 425-455-9225
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
9725 NE 26th Street
CLYDE HILL, WA 98004
JANUARY 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: DEAN LARSEN 16501 4TH AVE S Burien, WA 98148 PH: 206-714-9369
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: MARETE EADIE 17923 Marine View DR SW Normandy Park, WA 98166 PH: 206-431-2990
BLACKBURN 15823 5th PL S Burien, WA 98148 PH: 206-248-2530
Happy Birthday To DB 29 & DS 40 Lodge Members
January: Jette Bunch; Henning Buus; Greta Buus; Kaj Christensen; Dee Corbett; Kristina Favero; Lee Ann Hansen-Dewey; Jeff C Jacobsen; Scott Jorgensen; Kathryn Larsen; Kathryn Larsen; Thomas W Larsen; Allison Ann Larsen; Thane Maudslien; Ruth Metzon; Arild Molgaard; Randy L Morgan; Georg Pedersen; Grete L. Galsgaard Pfaff; Hanne A. Poulsen; Ellen Rossen; Max Stavnshoj; Deanne Torrence
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
RESERVATION FOR JOINT DB & DS OFFICER INSTALLATION DINNER--SAT, JAN. 31, 2009
Names:___________________________ : __________________________ Phone: __________________
List additional names on back of form Phone: __________________
Title & Lodge# if being installed ______________________________________________________
Please reserve ____ (#) dinners at $30.00 each = Total $_______
Send check payable to DB Lodge29
Mail to: Lexie Sorensen, 9725 NE 26th St, Clyde Hill, WA 98004: 425-455-9225 email@example.com
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by Saturday, January 24, 2009
DANISH BROTHERHOOD & SISTERHOOD -- PUGET SOUND LODGES
Joint Installation of 2009 Officers Saturday, January 31st , 2009
Danish Cultural Center, Northwest Danish Foundation Meridian Office Building, 1833 N 105 St, Ste 205, Seattle WA
6-7pm Happy hour
8.30pm Installation of officers
9pm Coffee and Dessert
Menu: Hamborgryg with potatoes, spinach and carrots, Beer, Wine, Snaps, Coffee & Dessert
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by Saturday, January 24, 2009
2009 SEATTLE BROTHERHOOD & SISTERHOOD OFFICERS TO BE INSTALLED ON 1/31/09
Dean Larsen Past-President Marete Eadie
Thomas Buus President Lisa Svitavsky
Henning Buus Vice-President Dina Rohm
Frank Poulsen Secretary Anne Blackburn
Lexie Sorensen Treasurer Karen Favero
Leif Sorensen 1st Trustee Anne Hollister
Vibeke Iozzi 2nd Trustee Grete Ballard
Thomas Larsen 3rd. Trustee.
Chuck Larsen Conductor
Rasmus Madsen Guard /Marshall Gurli Irene Jensen
WANTED!! ITEMS FOR CONVENTION
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.
ADDRESS CHANGES: Please make these additions & corrections to your directory:
B Murillo, Kyle 18461 134th Pl NE, Woodinville, WA 98072-5787
S Vidella, Vika Mail address 7035 17th Ave NW. Seattle WA 98117
SECRETARIES: Please notify Newsletter Editor of new members to add to the mailing list.
WASHINGTON HALL - SEATTLE'S FIRST LANDMARK OF 2009: On 1/7/09, Seattle’s Landmark Board unanimously designated Washington Hall as a local landmark. The building built by the Danish Brotherhood in 1908 was designated under two of the city's designation standards:
c) It is associated in a significant way with a significant aspect of the cultural, political, or economic heritage of the community, City, state or nation.
d) It embodies the distinctive visible characteristics of an architectural style, or period, or a method of construction.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
DB LODGE 29 JANUARY MINUTES: President Dean Larsen opened the meeting January 7nd... @ 7.32 with pledge of allegiance and 19 members in attendance.
Role call: all officers were present except past president Mike Nielsen
Correspondence: Thank you cards from Anne and Mel Hollister, Chuck Larsen and Elmer Whittman for poinsettias delivered to them for the holiday, a greeting from Karen Bruun and Bente Pedersen with thank yous for our newsletter and nice donations to the lodge to cover postage and “fish pond food” from both of them. An invitation from Consul Erik Laursen and the Nordic Heritage Museum to meet a Danish delegation that is here to study development, technology transfer and commercialization on Sunday January 18th. For detail and reservation call 206 789 5707 x 22
Minutes: The minutes were accepted as printed in our newsletter
Treasurer Report: The Treasurer report was accepted as presented by our treasurer Lexie Sørensen
Announcement: Thomas Buus announced that his dad, vice president elect Henning Buus turns 70 this month Anker Sorensen had a pacemaker put in on the day of the meeting, and was reported in good spirits after the procedure
Committee Report: Ellen Rossen reported on the Christmas party, it was a great success having it together with the Sisterhood and NWDF—thank you Ellen and your committee for a job well done! Lodge #29 soccer team won their first game this season by beating the team that prevented them from winning last season’s tournament. 15 bowlers came out for the first practice--See note about bowling elsewhere in this news letter. Installation party will be on January 31 2009. Please sign up for the party and help install the officers elect.
New business; Leif reported that the Danish flag at Bergen place looks worn again, and he and Frank will come up with a plan to get a new one and schedule a gathering at the Bergen place for our members to raise the new flag—maybe with a hot chocolate toast! (watch your email for info)
Small pot: Ellen Rossen Big pot: Had one of the following members, Otto Brask, Scott Jorgensen, Georg Pedersen, Kaj Christensen or Bente Pedersen been present, they would have gone home with $100, now the pot is up to $200 for members that have paid their 2009 dues and are present at the February meeting. Meeting adjourned @ 8.02 PM --submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen
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.
SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40: The January 7, 2009 meeting was called to order by President Marete Eadie at 7:27 PM. Marshall Nichole Al-Khedairy and 2nd Trustee Grete Ballard were absent. All other officers were present. Minutes of our last meeting were approved as read. Correspondence included a thank you from Orion Youth Care for our donations and a letter from NWDF President Edith Christensen. A thank you for our support to the foundation last year and a request for continued support in 2009 with the Annual Fund campaign. Marete brought an article from this morning’s P.I. newspaper with an article about a new Danish cookbook available at Scandinavian Foods in Ballard. Irene reported Sister Edith Sorensen is doing okay now but not going out at night as much. Financial report was presented by Karen Favero. Trustee’s report was given by Anne Hollister. Anne H. and Karen reported on the visit with our oldest member, Rosetta Cleary, who turned 104 on December 30th. A bill was presented for the Danish pastry donated to the annual Julestue party at NWDF December 14th.
Installation Committee: Marete reported Melanie Berg is unable to install our officers at the Installation Dinner on Saturday, January 31, 2009 and will be calling on our District Officers to get a replacement. Marete will also contact our Danish Princess Emily to join us as she has graciously agreed to another year presiding as Princess. 2009 District Convention - A reminder was made to bring items for the fish pond, raffles and door prizes. Next meeting is February 4, 2009 Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.
--Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary
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 email@example.com or by calling 206.523.3263 / 800.564.7736.
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.
BOWLING PRACTICES: We had 15 bowlers at our 1st session on Sunday Jan. 4th. Everyone is welcome!! (no need to be a “serious” bowler, just a fun-lover) Please join our Sunday bowling sessions, even if you are unable to bowl in the March tournament. We hope to see many more new faces on Sun. Jan. 18th at 2:45pm and continuing on Sundays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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 Danes 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, Jan. 18th!
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.
Email Addresses WANTED for Newsletter Delivery.
Many recipients of our Newsletter have expressed interest in receiving news faster by email instead of slow paper copies. We are aware that some people still prefer paper copies or do not use the internet, but Lodge 29 could save considerable money with a move to email delivery. We need enough email addresses on file, so we can drop our bulk mail permit which requires us to send out 200 copies per mailing (that’s why some folks get extras). The cost per item is cheaper by bulk mail, unless we can significantly drop the number of paper copies being mailed. Major problem of going to email is loss of automatic address change notifications that we currently receive from the Post Office when you move and don’t tell us or get a new email address—you will be lost to our system. Help by emailing your Name and Email address and preference pdf or Microsoft Word document to Lexie email@example.com. Thank you!! This Newsletter is emailed to all email addresses on file—if you only get a paper copy, that is because we do not have your email address.
••• SEATTLE DANISH COMMUNITY CALENDAR •••
SCANDINAVIAN HOUR: Host Doug Warne 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday.on KKNW 1150AM
at DCC © Sat 1/24 6pm Reservation Deadline DB & DS Installation Party Info: 425-455-9225
Sun 1/25 2:45pm Bowling Practice (reserve w/Lexie 425-455-9225 by 8pm FRI 1/25) at Sun Villa Lanes, Bellevue
at DCC © Sat 1/31 6pm DB & DS Puget Sound Lodge Officers Installation Party
at NHM ·· Sun 2/1 4pm NORWAY--Mostly Nordic Concert Series-- $40-45 incl. smorgåsbord
at DCC © Sun 2/22 3-5pm FASTELAVN Costumes, Crafts, "Fastelavnboller" hot chocolate, ”hit the barrel” Cat King/Queen
at DCC © Wed 2/4 7:30pm DB & DS Lodge Meetings
at DCC © Sat 2/7 1:30pm Harmonien -- Songs, Bingo & Fellowship
Sun 2/8 2:45pm Bowling Practice (reserve w/Lexie 425-455-9225 by 8pm FRI 2/6) at Sun Villa Lanes, Bellevue
Sun 2/15 2:45pm Bowling Practice (reserve w/Lexie 425-455-9225 by 8pm FRI 2/13) Sun Villa Lanes, Bellevue
at DCC © Wed 2/18 Noon Onsdagsklubben RSVP Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com
at DCC © Wed 2/25 7-8:30pm Meet the 2008 PNB and Royal Danish Ballet Exchange Student Dancers
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 DCC © Tue 3/3 9am-Noon NWDF Building Committee Work Party
Sat 3/7 Noon NW District Bowling Tournament-Revs Bowling Center, 5502 Lougheed Hwy-- Burnaby, BC
at NHM ·· 3/13-15/2009 Nordic Knitting Conference Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr-Su 5/1-3/2009 Seattle Lodges Host the 60th NW District Convention at Hilton Garden Issaquah
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