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LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor  PHONE: 425-455-9225

E mail:  flsorensen@msn.com

www.DBLodge29.org

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

June: 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

11TH ANNUAL GREAT DANE GOLF TOURNAMENT:
Save Saturday, July 11th 2009 for Lodge 29’s annual event on Gold Mountain’s Cascade Course. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE for DB Lodge 29 members is $65 if received by JUNE 3rd.

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 MINUTESOpening; 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.

Meeting adjourned 8.27 PM                                                                           -submitted 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.  BillsNWDF 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 Secretary
 

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

5th Prize Scan Design Chair                                                                         Kjeld Frederiksen, Vancouver

 

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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

NEWSLETTERS & PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE ON DB 29 WEBSITE

Check out the new changes Gert Wolff has made to the SEATTLE DB LODGE 29 WEBSITE: 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 Lexie at: flsorensen@msn.com and I will forward to Gert.   The newsletter can be downloaded in PDF or Word format. You can read, save, or print it as you wish. Past issues are available in the Archives. 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

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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

 

          Overnight Accommodations:      

                 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

 

 

••• SEATTLE DANISH COMMUNITY CALENDAR •••

All activities are at the Danish Center (DCC), 1833 N 105 St., Seattle -- unless otherwise noted.

j0212043[1]© = 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 

 


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