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MARCH 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

PLEASE NOTIFY THE EDITOR IF YOU MOVE OR CHANGE EMAIL ADDRESSES, SO WE CAN KEEP YOUR RECORDS UP TO DATE.

IF YOU RECEIVE A PAPER NEWSLETTER, PLEASE HELP LODGES SAVE MONEY BY SENDING US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS—thank you J

Happy Birthday To DB 29 & DS 40 Lodge Members
March:
Otto Brask; Jorgen Mauritsen; Kyle J. Murillo; Holger Nielsen; Peder B. Nielsen; Jens Nørgaard-Larsen; Karlo Thornvig; Lillian Wolff
C:\Documents and Settings\P. Troy Sorensen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GSXS4TT2\j0178243[1].gifApril: Havannah Al-Khedairy; Tove Borg; Lars Clausen; Gayle Emmick; Katrina E. Harley; James D. Jensen; Gurli Irene Jensen; Linda Jensen; Edith Kilgren; Erik Laursen; Madeline Morgan; Dana S Nielsen; Cynthia S Nielsen; Kristoffer J Nielsen; Bente Pedersen; Inge Rasmussen; Peter Rossen; Doris H. Woodley
 

 

LODGE 29 will be HOISTING A NEW DANISH FLAG AT BERGEN PLACE IN BALLARD ON SAT. MARCH 28 at
 10am Please come and sing “Der er et yndigt land” while the flag goes up *
coffee will be served--weather permitting
Location: near NW Market St. and 22nd Ave NW, Seattle
Email Frank
fpoul1@msn.com if you plan to attend so they know how many people to expect.

WHILE IN BALLARD, VISIT Tastes of Norway/Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day Sat, March 28, 2009
starting at 10am
                Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway              2245 NW 57th, Seattle
Presentations and demonstrations of many traditional Norwegian handicrafts, music, song, dance, and food take place during the day. Artists demonstrate weaving, rug tying, and knitting. Rose painting or rosemaling is a traditional craft dating from the 1700s and many items will be featured with this elaborate painting style of Norway.
Admission is free and open to the public. Velkommen og vaer saa god! / Welcome to our home and table!
  

DB LODGE 29 MARCH 4 2009 MINUTES: President Thomas Buus opened the meeting @ 7.30 with the pledge of allegiance and 26 members in attendance 
Role call;
All officers were present
Secretary report; It was motioned and second to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter, with a correction that it was written golf instead of bowling about the upcoming bowling tournament in Vancouver BC.  A letter was received from the district Secretary about listing our delegates, alternates and also to pay dues to the district.  A thank you letter for the Christmas poinsettia was received from Joe Matsen, a letter from Nordic Heritage museum was received  about soliciting funds 
Treasurer report; Lexie reported on finances and distributed the audited statement for 2008 which was approved                                               Announcements; None                          Committee report; Leif reported that the lodge #29 soccer team now only has 6 healthy players left, but did not elaborate on the standing, good luck to the soccer players.  Flemming reported on the Golf tournament on July 11th.  Lexie reported on our 6 bowling practices with average of 18 bowlers, 25 bowlers are going to Vancouver on March 7th. Please note the date for our tournament here in Seattle on Sat. March 13. 2010

Three Convention alternates were selected from our lodge: Otto Brask Leif Sorensen and Greta Buus.  Flemming made a motion to reimburse the delegates and district officers from our lodge for their cost of convention package after they have attended the meetings

Unfinished Business; Leif reported that Lodge #29 will replace the Danish flag on Bergen place in Ballard on Saturday March 28 @10 AM please come and sing “Der er et yndigt land” while the flag goes up, weather permitting coffee will be served 

Good and welfare;   Our Brothers to the south, Lodge #33 will have their 120th year anniversary on March 9th.   Lodge #29 will send flowers and congratulate that lodge                                        

Small pot was won by Frank Poulsen    Big pot Susanne Clevenger, James Nelsen, Louis Christensen and Donald Hansen names were drawn, but Gert Jacobsen was present and got the $100 

Meeting adjourned 8.28 pm                      -                                                             -submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen

2009 NW DISTRICT CONVENTION RAFFLE: Purchase tickets by mail before the convention from Lexie Sorensen, send checks to 9725 NE 26th St., Clyde Hill, WA 98004. We will fill in your info and if you are not attending the convention, stubs will be mailed back to you. 

 CONVENTION FRIDAY NIGHT THEME This year's Friday night PNW Convention theme is "The 50's". Join us for a fun-filled evening of 50's music and nostalgia.  We encourage you all to attend in your favorite 50's dress so dig through those closets, visit the second-hand shops or whatever it is you need to do, but do wear 50's attire if at all possible.  Remember to polish your dancing shoes, we plan for an enjoyable night at our Danish Sock-Hop.  Hope to see you all there.  Saturday we will celebrate the NW District Convention’s Diamond Anniversary.

STILL TIME TO PLACE AN AD IN THE CONVENTION PROGRAM:  Business size ads are $25, send artwork and check payable to DB29 before April 6 to DB Lodge 29, %Lexie Sorensen, 9725 NE 26th St., Clyde Hill WA 98004     Info for other sizes: 425-455-9225, flsorensen@msn.com
SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40
The March 4, 2009 meeting was called to order by President Lisa Svitavsky at 7:30PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.  All officers were present except Past President Marete Eadie (Dina Rohm stood in) and 2nd Trustee Grete Ballard (Ruth Jensen-Larsen stood in).
Minutes of our last meeting were approved as read.  Correspondence included thank you note from Arlene Poulsen as we acknowledged her efforts along with Frank for “saving the day” at our joint installation celebration with the brotherhood. No bills were submitted.
The financial report was read by Karen Favero.  Edith Sorensen is on the mend and Patti Olsen reported on her mother, Ruth, who returned home today, we wish you both well, ladies!  Irene reported that Kay Wight is doing well and keeping busy with her pet parakeet named Feisty who resides in the lobby and is a beautiful bird that will greet all visitors as well as residents.  Kay collects donations for Orion Youth center all year round and continues on known for the trail mix she supplies them. 
Congratulations to Dina who has become temporary mom (for a year) to Katarina, who is 15 ½ years old.  Katrina is a foreign exchange student from Germany and will be attending Kennedy High School in September.  We look forward to meeting her. 
The trustee’s report was given by Anne Hollister and cards sent around to sign. 
Unfinished business:  Karen will be following up on getting members’ e-mail addresses for the monthly newsletter.  Elected delegates to the convention will be:  Greta Ballard, Patti Olsen and Emily Olsen.  Alternates will be Anne Hollister, Anne Blackburn and Ruth Jensen-Larsen.  There was discussion about bylaws review, none were proposed for review, but Patti brought up the idea of making agendas/handouts available to the rest of the people attending meetings to enable them to follow along and participate more.  Members signed their names for a full page ad in District convention program
2009 District Convention committee – Keep bringing items for the fish pond and door prizes and if you are not able to attend next month’s meeting but have items you can call Dina @ 206.304.3775 to arrange pick-up.  Lodge #40 sisters decided to donate a wine-themed basket, the sky’s the limit so bring all you wish to fill the basket!  Special Committee:  VP Dina will be in charge of the annual Past-Presidents celebration with marzipan cake.  There being no further business, meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM.
                                                                                     --Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary
 

Bring your friends and come to the NW District Convention May 1-3, visit with old and meet new friends from the various NW Danish Lodges.  Fun for the whole family
Participate in the optional activities: Golf on Friday morning before the meetings. Saturday afternoon visit with the tigers and other furry and feathered inhabitants at the Cougar Mt. Zoo 
This Royal white Bengal, Almos, was 4 months of age when Tove Lise played with him in Sept. 2007. He has grown from 40 pounds then to over 400 pounds now and will celebrate his second birthday in May.


 

                                                                        

BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Five bowling teams from Seattle traveled to Vancouver for the annual District Tournament on March 7.  Thank you to the Canadians for organizing another fun weekend.  About 170 people were in attendance for for Kroaften on Friday evening including 14 of our bowlers who enjoyed the over 500 delicious open faced sandwiches made by the Prægels. WOW!  Saturday noon at the bowling alley was social time enjoying coffee and Danish pastry provided by District DB President Egon Calundann and then the “seriousness” began.  Much fun was had by all despite a few unfortunate spills taken by a few—fortunately no serious injuries. After bowling we enjoyed more yummy Prægel smørrebrød and awarding of prizes.  See results elsewhere. Mange Tak Vancouver!!    Next year’s tournament will be hosted by Seattle on Sat. March 13, 2010. We hope more new faces will join us for practices starting in January. 

               Thank you to the great support from this year’s participants.       Lexie Sorensen, Bowling chairman.


 

1st Place Women’s Team:
BEATTLE BETTER HALVES:

Arlene Poulsen, Beverly Sørensen, Marit Christiansen,
Joan Clausen & Molly Larsen

SEATTLE DANES: Lars Clausen, Tage Christiansen, Michael Nielsen, Karlo Thornvig and Danny Stavnshøj

3rd Place Men’s Team:  SEATTLE 29 ØLMÆND:
Rasmus Madsen, Frank Poulsen, Tove Lise and Flemming Sørensen & Thomas Larsen
 

SEATTLE DAMES: Debbie Stevens (Tacoma), Birgit Andersen, Helga Markussen, Susanne Clevenger & Lene Nielsen

SEATTLE 29 SPARE PARTS: Kirsten Sørensen, Nick Olson, Karin Sørensen, Ryan Rodriguez and Leif Sørensen

1ST PLACE  BIG WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S
HI 3 GAME TOTAL WITH HANDICAP:
Oluf Folkersen is tiny DB 29 Receiving her prize from member, Lene Nielsen.

Seven year old daughter of Past District & Lodge President Michael Nielsen
 




(no bumper help needed
                          by this girl!
        Except maybe for this
          Dreaded Split!!!)


BC Alley Cats and 1 “Tacoma Tom Cat, Egon” 

3rd Place Team: 29 Ølmænd

Tage Christiansen 1st place Hi 10 w/HC

1st Place Women team “Better Halves” from Seattle

                       

••• SEATTLE DANISH COMMUNITY CALENDAR •••
 

All activities are at the Danish Center (DCC), 1833 N 105 St., Seattle -- unless otherwise noted.
© = NWDF  = NW DANISH FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES  Info & Reservations: PH: 206-523-DANE
Onsdagsklubben Events--Please RSVP one week in advance
—Anne Hollister 206-364-6474
Melannehol@aol.com
NWDF Website: www.northwestdanishfoundation.org
·· NHM  =NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM : Hours: Tue-Sat 10am---4pm & Sunday Noon-4pm.
       3014 NW 67 St., Seattle, WA 98117 Info & Reservations PH: 206-789-5707
www.nordicmuseum.org/
SCC = SWEDISH CULTURAL CENTER HERITAGE—1920 Dexter Ave. N. Seattle
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 

DB LODGE 33 CELEBRATES 120 YEARS  A celebration was held at Tacoma’s regular lodge meeting on March 14th. at the Allenmore Restaurant and Lounge                                         CONGRATULATIONS TO TACOMA

NEWSLETTERS & CONVENTION SIGN-UP FORMS
ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON DB 29 WEBSITE

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.    

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

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              60th NW DISTRICT CONVENTION ACTIVITY DETAILS
                               Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodges
                                                     MAY 1, 2 and 3, 2009

PACKAGE, ACTIVITY SIGNUP AND DINNER RESERVATION
    DEADLINE:  April 1,  2009 
(no-foolin!)

      Hotel Location:              Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah, 1800 Gilman Blvd., Issaquah WA. 98027
   
Hotel reservations:  Phone:  425-837-3600              or                  1-800-445-8667 ask for Hilton Garden Inn
                          A block of rooms is being held at $119 plus tax per night until April 1, 2009.
       
Ask for DANISH BROTHERHOOD/SISTERHOOD DISTRICT CONVENTION ROOM RATE $119

Hotel Directions I-90 E towards Spokane. Take exit 15 WA-900 and turn right at the light onto 17th Ave NW. Turn right onto Gilman Blvd. Go 1 block to hotel on right at 1800 NW Gilman Blvd.
http://www.hiltongardeninn.com/en/gi/hotels/maps_directions.jhtml;jsessionid=VUSLR42C5VQTKCSGBJC3EWQ?ctyhocn=SEAISGI
 

FRIDAY ACTIVITY                                An Un-CONVENTION-al GOLF Outing!

Come stretch your legs and swing some clubs before the Friday afternoon meetings.  Fun-Loving Golfers Wanted:  to join in a fun morning of golf, good humor and hopefully some “good shots” here and there!  Expert golf status not necessary (if I can do it, you can do it!)  The Gallery will send the first group off the tee box at 7:30 am on Friday May 1, 2009 at Twin Rivers Golf Course.  It is a flat walkable course (but carts are available for you to rent should you prefer to ride) and is located only 20 minutes from the hotel!  Cost:  $40
For more information, contact:
Tove-Lise Sorensen 425 576 1481 or
jmistyptove@comcast.net
 

SATURDAY ACTIVITY                        A Guided Tour of Issaquah’s   COUGAR MOUNTAIN ZOO,
     including CLOSE-UP VISIT WITH ROYAL WHITE AND GOLDEN BENGAL TIGERS!
Come join our guided tour of Cougar Mountain Zoo, the cozy home of a variety of animal species from Cougar to Reindeer, from Lemurs to Alpaca, from Macaws to Tigers, and more!! Experience the majesty of Royal Bengal Tigers as our special add-on feature will take us beyond the public fence, through a specialized glass corridor, putting us within one inch of two “teenage-like” tigers under the age of two! The zoo is located only 5 minutes from the hotel! Plan to be at the zoo at 13:30 on Saturday May 2, 2009 to be ready for an adventure. Cost: $20.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Children (12 years old and younger). Includes admission to the zoo, 1 hour guided tour, and special close up tiger encounter.   There are a few hilly walkways at the zoo.
                                                                                       (pictures golden Taj at 4 months 2007 and royal white Almos 1 year old 5/08) For more information, contact Tove-Lise Sorensen 425 576 1481 or jmistyptove@comcast.net

Please fill out the separate Registration Form and MAIL with check payable to DB LODGE 29 to:
DB Lodge 29, %Lexie Sorensen, 9725 NE 26th St., Clyde Hill, WA 98004
For Info:   PH: 425-455-9225                                         E-Mail: 
flsorensen@msn.com

 

Reservation forms and details can also be found at www. http://dblodge29.org/
PACKAGE, ACTIVITY SIGNUP AND DINNER RESERVATION DEADLINE:  April 1,  2009
60th NW DISTRICT CONVENTION Registration Form
Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodges              May 1-3, 2009
Hotel Location:                  Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah, 1800 Gilman Blvd.,
Issaquah WA. 98027