LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor PHONE: 425-455-9225
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9725 NE 26th Street
CLYDE HILL, WA 98004
MAY 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
May: Erik Bodholt; Thomas Buus; Egon Calundann; Harold Hansen; Anita Henriksen; Mel Hollister; Anne K. Hollister; Garret N. Hollister; Hans B. Jensen; Sharon M. Kinder; Norma Jean Layer; Michael O. Nielsen; Erik S Nielsen; Kenneth Olsen; Birthe Ostergaard; Nadine Paulsen; Nan Stavnshoj; Jan Syberg
Melanie Berg; Hans C. Christiansen; Charlotta S. Kromann; Ruthi Jensen-
Larsen; Dean E Larsen; Sandra Larsen; Madison Jane Larsen; Rasmus
Madsen; Rikke Maudslien; James R. Nelsen; Johnny P. Poulsen; Tina I.
Prægel; Katrina Royal; Edith Sorensen; Lexie Sorensen; Tove Lise
Sorensen; June Wittman
After June 3rd, remaining spots will be open to guests & other golfers
COST: FOR ALL GOLFERS AFTER JUNE 3rd IS $70
Entry fee includes golf, prizes and burger/chicken with all the trimmings.
(payment must be received by Flemming before your spot is secure!). Please send check payable to: DB Lodge 29
-- all payments must be received before July 1st.
Mail to Flemming Sorensen, 9725 NE 26 St., Clyde Hill, WA 98004. Info:425-455-9225
HIMMELBJERGET CAMP GRANTS: Lodge 29 is offering $150 camp grants to Seattle Lodge 29 members, or children of members of Seattle Lodge #29 who participate in this year's Himmelbjerget camp from June 28th to July 4th. Kids must write a letter with details about your lodge membership, or name of your sponsor, plus write a little bit about yourself. Include your age and grade plus why you want to go to Himmelbjerget this summer.
Please remember to include your name, age and mailing address.
Send to DB Lodge 29, Frank Poulsen 13616 116 AVE NE Kirkland WA 98034
Applications MUST be received no later than Monday June 1st so they can be read at June 3rd meeting.
NOTE: Lodge 29 will mail a check to you and your parent after you have completed camp.
DB LODGE 29 MAY 6th. DBIA LODGE # 29 MEETING MINUTES: Opening; President Thomas Buus opened the meeting @ 7.33 PM with 26 members and one guest Peter Gjedsted present. Pledged the allegiance to the flag and roll call with all officers present except past president Dean Larsen and 1st trustee Leif Sorensen. Minutes from previous meeting were accepted as printed in the newsletter, Correspondence was read as follows: application requests for Himmelbjerget camperships from Amelia and Peyton Jacobsen. A flyer about a Nordic evening with the Seattle Mariners was also presented, several lodge newsletter from other lodges were laid out for viewing, a thank you card from Tacoma lodge for the flower we sent to their 120 birthday celebration by mistake was not read, but very much appreciated.
Lexie presented the treasurer report and it was motion and second to accept it as presented
Committee reports; Golf is on for July 11, Flemming reported, and more details on that below. Picnic set for August 16, more details to come. Finance committee will be meeting soon to keep our investment in check. Veterans night party is set for October 17, more details later. Otto Brask, who was an alternate to our District Convention gave a detailed and very well informed report on the Convention, Tove Lise reported on the Convention golf and the Zoo outing. Others commented on the good time all have had that participated at the convention, thank you. Lodge #29 received $100 to help with next year's bowling tournament and also received a $25 award for Best single event from the District.
New business; During the Meeting Peter Gjedsted filled out a membership application and was initiated. A brief intermission was taken and all greeted our new member, Welcome Peter. The board recommended the following items and the membership voted for them. Offer $150 camperships to young members or member’s kids that attend Himmelbjerget. $500 with matching funds from WOW to the camp itself and $250 with matching funds from WOW to North West Danish Foundation Scholarship funds. It was mentioned to change the $150 camperships next year to be given only to youngsters who are members of our lodge--more discussion on that later. Discussion on an evening with the Mariners carried not enough interest to pursue it further Good and welfare; It was announced that Larry West of Portland is ill, and we will send a card on behalf of Seattle Lodge #29. the small pot was won by our president Thomas Buus and had Cornelius Jensen been present, he would have won the big pot, but our lucky member Otto Brask won the $200.
by Secretary Frank Poulsen
2009 NW DISTRICT OFFICERS FOR THE DANISH BROTHERHOOD
Jerry Christensen, WOW Vice President of Fraternal Affairs, Colorado
Installing Conductor: Chuck Larsen, Seattle Past President: Egon Calundann, Tacoma
President: Paul Jorgensen, Eugene Vice President: Danny Stavnshøj, Seattle
Secretary/Treasurer: Clarice Jeppesen 1st Trustee: Flemming Pedersen, Junction City
Svend Toftemark, Eugene standing in for 2nd Trustee Larry West, Portland
3rd Trustee Susie Staats, Eugene Conductor: Darrell Larsen, Spokane
Inner Guard Debbie Stevens, Tacoma Outer Guard Oluf Folkersen, Vancouver BC
Happy 60th Anniversary To
Anne and Mel Hollister
Mel and Anne missed the 1st NW District Convention 60 years ago because they were getting married, but Mel was proudly wearing his wedding suit at this year’s convention. Congratulations!
SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40: The May 6, 2009 meeting was called to order by President Lisa Svitavsky at 7:30PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. All other officers were present except Past President Marete Eadie, Secretary Anne Blackburn, and Greta Ballard who were excused. Previous minutes were approved as written in the newsletter. Correspondence included info from NWDF regarding the upcoming annual auction which is Saturday, May 16th.and a letter from DS Colville Lodge with their regrets at not having delegates attending the PNW Convention last week. Lisa noted birthdays and anniversaries as listed in the DS Newsletter. Unfinished business: Motion made and approved to renew membership with NWDF. Bills: NWDF membership renewal $250, paying up to July 2009. A bill of $73.16 was received for Local lodge newsletters March and April to cover printing and mailing to those who are not able to receive it via email. Due to ongoing costs, the mail list will be reviewed to see if it can be reduced any further. Bills approved for payment. The financial report was read by Karen Favero and the Trustee’s report was given by Anne Hollister.
New Business: Karen Favero represented the sisterhood as she joined Kay Wight at a luncheon in honor of those supporting YouthCare on April 29th. Our lodge (and the Brotherhood) has made donations the last two years in support of the Orion Center, which is a part of YouthCare, a nonprofit organization helping to end youth homelessness. Keynote speaker was Costco Chairman Jeffrey Brotman and Youth speaker was Diane Jordan, an 18 year old who has been helped by Orion Center, gotten her GED and going on to college. Karen reported 400+ kids are currently homeless in Seattle and that there is a need for large cooking pots for the Orion Center. Brother Frank Poulsen extended an invitation to a fundraiser for Enumclaw lodge on June 13th for their building maintenance funds. In honor of Mother’s Day, Lisa reported on the origins of celebrating Mother’s Day as it was a march for peace and asked each member to talk a little about their origins. Irene was born in Brondbyøster at her grandparent’s house which was originally her great-grandmother’s old thatched roof house, over 250 years old and still standing. Anne Hollister’s family came from Alberta, to visit her Uncle in Granite Falls and ended up staying there. Helga Markussen grew up in Southern Jutland where the language was a mixture of Danish and German and she stills speaks that language on visits home.
There being no further business, meeting adjourned around 8:30 PM.
(Compiled by Lisa) --Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40
1st Prize: $500 SCAN EAST WEST TRAVEL Voucher Manfred Huff, Vancouver
2nd Prize: $300 SCAN EAST WEST TRAVEL Voucher Ernst Jensen, Seattle
CONGRATULATIONS TO 60th NW DISTRICT CONVENTION RAFFLE WINNERS
3rd Prize: Model Sailing Ship—Donated by DANIA Nichole Al-Khedairy, Seattle
4th Prize: 60 MEGAMILLION Lottery tickets Lisa Ottoson, Tacoma
Prize Scan Design
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Past President: Betty McKinney, Portland President: Beth Larsen, Spokane
Vice President: Christine Sallee, Portland Secretary: Dina Rohm, Seattle
1st Trustee Melanie Berg, Tacoma/Olympia 2nd Trustee Jannet Tricarico, Vancouver BC
3rd Trustee Grete Kasch standing in for Inger Cooper, Portland Marshall Nancy Stangland, Enumclaw
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REMINISCE AND RESTORE
AN EVENING IN ENUMCLAW
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009
The Pacific Northwest District Danish Brotherhood has established a committee to investigate the feasibility of saving the historic Danish Hall located in Enumclaw, Washington. The committee’s first decision was to hold a fund raising dinner to ensure there would be funds available to keep the hall from being sold during the next year and allowing the committee time to do their feasibility study. We invite all members of the Danish community and anyone interested in this historic building to come to Enumclaw to see the building and enjoy a traditional Danish dinner.
Where: Danish Hall, 1708 Porter Street, Enumclaw, WA 98022
When: Saturday, June 13, 2009 5:00 PM Social 6:00 PM Dinner
Cost: $35.00 per person (make checks payable to Enumclaw DS Lodge 75)
Menu: Pickled Herring, Rye Bread, Frikadeller (Danish meatballs), Red Cabbage,
Potatoes & Gravy, Dessert, Coffee, Beer, Wine and Snaps
COME CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF THE ONLY REMAINING DANISH HALL IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT
Park Center Hotel, 1000 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw (360)825-4490
King’s Valu Inn, 1334 Roosevelt Ave. East, Enumclaw (360)825-1626
RV Spaces: King County Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave S.E., Enumclaw
(360)802-0233 Full hook-ups available
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