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


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

April: Agnes Back, Tove Borg, Lars Clausen, Gayle Emmick, Katrina E. Harley, Henriette (Jette) Henry, Gurli Irene Jensen, James D. Jensen, Linda Jensen, Edith Kilgren, Sandra Larsen, Madeline Morgan, Nicole Nelson, Cynthia S Nielsen, Dana S Nielsen, Kristoffer J Nielsen, Bente Pedersen, Inge Rasmussen, Peter Rossen, Lillian Sorensen, Doris H. Woodley


DB LODGE 29 JANUARY MINUTES: President Dean Larsen opened the meeting @ 7:30 with pledge of allegiance and 24 members in attendance.  Roll call: all officers were present except Trustee Henning Buus, Conductor Chuck Larsen and Guard Thomas Larsen

Minutes: The minutes were accepted as printed in our newsletter with the correction of the spelling of the last name of Annelise Kromann. Correspondence: A thank you card for the Christmas poinsettia from Joseph Matsen was read. The card  was received before the Jan. meeting, but was missed at that meeting.  Newsletters received were from DBIA lodges #33 Tacoma, #328 Vancouver BC, #348 Eugene OR. and the Nordic Heritage Museum Seattle. Information for the District convention in Tacoma on April 18-20. NWDF is announcing the first annual Inger and Jens Bruun Scholarship for study in Denmark.  News from the Nordic council; Scandinavian Culture center announcing four easy lesson in Nordic Dancing. A thank you card from the NWDF for the $250 donation for use of the hall for the installation party.  A letter from Larry West from Portland asking the Brotherhood lodges to donate to Himmelbjerget

Committee Reports: Leif reported on soccer, and Flemming on the July 12 golf game at Gold Mountain. Lexie reported on the upcoming Bowling tournament in Vancouver BC this coming Saturday. Convention: The Seattle lodges will be sending $ 200 to the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah to reserve the facilities for our 2009 convention on May 1-3, 2009. 

New business: President Dean Larsen asked for volunteers to help clean up the hall after our meetings. Nordic Heritage Museum will be holding some meetings asking for input in designing, and our need at the new Museum, Dean, Mel and Annelise will participate.  A longer discussion was held on the letter from Larry West as to donate to Himmelbjerget. Lodge #29 have not received any thank you letters the last few times we have donated to that organization and we have not received any official fundraising letter from Himmelbjerget either, the board of directors of the Brotherhood will meet,  and make a recommendation at the next meeting. A letter from the District Brotherhood by laws committee on changing a few things in the bylaw was received, and the lodge gave it delegate’s authority to vote in favor of them at the convention.  The lodge now have a list of committees and it members, if you wish to serve on a committee, please contact secretary Frank Poulsen

Small pot: Anker Sorensen had the right # for the small drawing                         

Big pot: the following people could have won if they had been present: Dan Colpitts, Sandra Larsen, Jens Laundrup, Derek Stavnshoj and Joe Matsen,  next month it will be $200                                     

Meeting adjourned @ 8.24.                                                                ---Submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen


vvCome early and enjoy snacks and drinks before the next meetingvv



2008 BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Thirty bowlers (6 teams) from Seattle crossed the border to challenge theVancouver teams on March 8th. After socializing with coffee and Danish pastry donated by District Pres. Michael Nielsen, we had a fun afternoon of friendly rivalry with our Canadian friends. In the evening we enjoyed Kate Praegel’s delicious open-faced sandwiches followed by award presentations. Seattle Danes team (Leif Sorensen, Lars Clausen, Danny Stavnshøj, Michael Nielsen and Karlo Thornvig) took 1st Place.  DB29 Ølmænd team (Frank Poulsen, Jens Nørgaard-Larsen, Rasmus Madsen, Flemming Sørensen & Thomas Larsen) won 2nd place. Congratulations to Danny Stavnshøj, George England, Jens Nørgaard-Larsen, Michael Nielsen, Frank Poulsen, Annelise Kromann, Susanne Clevenger and Kirsten Sørensen who won individual hi-game prizes. Vancouver will once again host next year’s tournament on March 7, 2009. Thank you to all the bowlers that came to our practice sessions this year and took the trip to Canada. Looking forward to seeing a big turnout next year.

SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40: The March 5, 2008 meeting was called to order at 7:35 PM by President Marete Eadie.  Irene Jensen filled in as VP for Lisa Svitavsky and Dina Rohm filled in for Ruth Jensen-Larsen, PP, both had excused absences.  All other officers were present.  Minutes of our last meeting were approved as read.  Correspondence included: 1) Thank you from NWDF for donation to Himmelbjerget Camp.  2) A letter from District Convention Committee with reservation info about upcoming convention to be held April 18-20, 2008 at La Quinta Inn in Tacoma, along with raffle tickets.  3) Correspondence in National DS Newsletter included a nice picture and article about our new Princess Emily Olsen.  Also, Kay Wight and Clara Marie Clausen have 90th birthdays this year.  There are also 7 members with 30th, 50th and 60th Anniversaries for upcoming celebrations!  There were no bills.  Treasurer’s report and Trustee’s report were given.  No sick or needy sisters were reported on this month.  However, Lola Pitzner’s friend, Jytte passed away.  Our condolences to Lola.  Jytte had been to a recent sisterhood meeting and attended other Danish functions.

Unfinished business:  Lisa is preparing for our annual Past President’s celebration for April meeting, beginning with open-faced sandwiches at 6:30 PM.  We are extending an invitation to all members, especially Past Presidents, and our Danish brothers to join us   A signup sheet to volunteer a platter of sandwiches was coordinated by Anne Hollister.  If we haven’t seen you in awhile, please join us!  Marzipan cake has been ordered.

New business included:  Three applications for membership were received and gladly accepted from the Olsen sisters, Ellen and Princess Emily, and mother, Patti.  (Patti’s mother Ruth is a long-standing member.)  Welcome!

A request for donations to NWDF made at this time to take advantage of matching grants.  Motion approved for $200 donation to be made using funds from Trustee’s fund and a portion from General funds.

President Marete reported on Nordic Council organizing in support of 2009 Folklife Festival with Scandinavian theme that year. Mission of council is cooperation, promotion, and support of Nordic countries with participation from Bellingham to Portland.

Last business was voting for Nominees of Member of the year for local lodge and then one for District involvement.

Special Committees:  1) 2009 District Convention will meet again in fall.  Deposit of $100 for reserving Hotel was approved for payment.  Additional payment due in January 2009 and amount is being split equally with Brotherhood.  2) Picnic Committee still deciding on date of July 27 or August 10 and a Save the Date notice will go out as soon as possible using email notices as much as possible.  Suggestion made to coordinate with other Danish organizations to send out written notice about picnic using organizational newsletters.  Dina and Nicole are organizers for this year.                                       Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary


ADDRESS CHANGES:  Please make these additions & corrections to your directory: 

S    Favero, Kristina                    101 W Olympic Pl Apt. 318        Seattle, WA 98119-4715

B    Nørgaard-Larsen, Jens          5104 144 St SW.       Edmonds, NY 98026      PH:  425-891-3268     JensNL@Yahoo.com

B    Starniri, Jette Sten               281 Skillman St.                        Brooklyn, NY 11205-4813             


SECRETARIES:  Please notify Newsletter Editor of new members to add to the mailing list.


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 


 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


SCANDINAVIAN HOUR: Ron Olsen announced the broadcast is now available on the Internet at http://www.1150kknw.com/  or at http://www.newschannel1150.com/ . Click on "Listen Live". Schedule is 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday.

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