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NOVEMBER 2008 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
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
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: email@example.com
Happy Birthday To DB 29 & DS 40 Lodge Members
November: Edith Andersen, Solveig Brown, Karen Bruun, Louis K. Christensen, Marete Markussen Eadie, Hanne Gwilym, Gerda Hald, Mark D. Jensen, Kirsten Kromann, Charles Larsen, Ruth Larsen, Verner Larsen, Jens C Laundrup; Nancy D. Lindholdt, Irene Long, Helga Markussen, Joseph R. Matsen, Agnes Mauritsen, Egon Molbak, Louis Nielsen, Inge-Merethe Otey, Charles H. Parker, Tom Paulsen, Anna Harda Pedersen, Kate Prægel, Holli Jo Spanski, Vika Vedella
December: Steve Ballard, Anna H. Barfod, Minna Brask, Victor K. Christiansen, Clara M. Clausen, Rosetta
Cleary, Lorraine Hall, Vivi Hammond, Preben Hoegh-Christensen, Eric J. J. Jorgensen, Ernest
Lauridsen, Kris Maudslien, Svend Mikkelsen, Doris A. Nielsen, Lene K. Nielsen, Ruth E. Olsen, Lola Pitzner, Flemming Sorensen, Annie Syberg, Joe Wenzel, Elmer H. Wittman, Gert Wolff, Kristine Wood
DB LODGE 29 OCTOBER MINUTES: President Dean Larsen opened the meeting November 5th... @ 7.30 with pledge of allegiance and 40 members in attendance. Role call: all officers were present
Correspondence; Newsletters from other Scandinavian organizations was laid out for viewing. Membership dues for sons of Norway. A bill for the beer and pop we provided for the NWDF Bazaar was $156.89 there was over 2 cases of Carlsberg beer leftover which we will enjoy at the December meeting.
Initiation: Two juveniles and one adult were accepted as members: 13 year old Peyton Kathryn Jacobsen, daughter of member Jeff Jacobsen. Maija Hazel Hammond, who is the one year old daughter of member Charlotta Kromann, granddaughter of Ken & Annie Kromann and niece of Annelise Kromann became the 3rd generation member in their family. Our Danish Consul Erik D Laursen was also initiated into our society. Welcome to all our new members, we hope to see at our meetings and functions
Minutes: The minutes was accepted as printed in our newsletter
Treasurer Report: The Treasurer’s report was accepted as presented by Treasurer Lexie Sørensen Announcement: Two guests: Craig Emmick & Lyla Jacobsen were introduced
Committee Reports: Ellen Rossen reported on the Christmas party we will celebrate with NWDF. Lodge #29 gave an allowance up to $ 300 for that party. (this joint party replaces the Christmas Party previously held in W. Seattle for many years) Thomas Buus reported on Veterans night on October 25th, where all had a good time. Frank will plan the Installation dinner for January, it was originally announced at the meeting that it would be held on Jan. 24th but the date has been changed to the 31st of January, 2009 Leif Sørensen reported on soccer: the Lodge #29 team has 7 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss and is currently in 1st place. Good Luck team DB #29.
Nominating Committee: Tove-Lise reported with a recommendation for next year’s officers: Past President Dean Larsen; President Thomas Buus; Vice President Henning Buus; Secretary Frank Poulsen; Treasurer Lexie Sorensen; 1st Trustee Leif Sorensen; 2nd Trustee Vibeke Iozzi; 3rd. Trustee Thomas Larsen; Conductor Chuck Larsen; and Guard Rasmus Madsen. Please come to the next meeting, nominations may be made from the floor and then vote for the officers-elect.
New Business; Tove-Lise Sørensen made a motion to continue the delivery of Poinsettias to our mature members and it was passed with no one voting against. A request for donation to the Danish American Archive and Library was tabled, so the board of directors can check out the organization and make a recommendation at the next meeting
Good and welfare: Lodge #29 voted to donate $100 to Onsdags Klubben Christmas lunch to be held at the NWDF building Past President Michael Nielsen was presented with his 25 year pin.
Small pot: Joe Iozzi, the husband of member Vibeke won the small pot Big pot: if our member living in Denmark Verner Larsen had attended the meeting, he would have won $100, but the lucky winner was our Past President Michael Nielsen Congratulation to both of you! Meeting adjourned @ 8.28 followed by Bingo. ---Submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen
vvCome early and enjoy snacks and drinks before the meetingvv
BINGO: Vibeke Iozzi deserves a huge THANK YOU for organizing and running this year’s BINGO Nite. We appreciate her and Joe’s efforts which made for a fun evening with challenging games and great prizes. It’s not always an easy undertaking to stand up front and call out numbers before a large group of fun-loving rowdy Danes! MANGE TAK VIBEKE!!
WANTED!! FISH POND 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:
S Metzon, Ruth 20127 53 rd Ave. NE Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
SECRETARIES: Please notify Newsletter Editor of new members to add to the mailing list.
TACOMA DB LODGE 33 DANISH CHRISTMAS PARTY
Tacoma Lodge celebrates Dansk Jul on sun. Dec. 7 at 1pm at Lakewood Elks with herring & aquavit, folk dancing, Pork roast dinner with all the Danish trimmings, plus a visit from Santa. Contact Vicki Beausoleil, 253-581-47735 before 11/28. Cost: Adult non-members $15, Members $10, Children 12-17 $10, ages 6-11 $5 and under age 5 free.
Bring wrapped gift not to exceed $15 value for each child you bring—write child’s first & last name for Santa’s info.
VETERANS’ NIGHT: A very fun and festive evening where President Dean Larsen presented 25 year pins to Past President Michael Nielsen, Donna Lee and Konrad Klippert, Tage Christiansen, and Dana Nielsen accepted the pin for his son Erik who is away with the military. Himmelbjerget campers Peyton & Amelia Jacobsen, Melissa & Kristina Buus, assisted by moms Carrie Jacobsen and Sandy Buus did a terrific job helping serve the pork roast dinner from IKEA.. Hurrah!
Thank you to VP Thomas Buus and his committee for a great evening!
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS DANISH FAMILY STYLE AT JULESTUE ON DECEMBER 14
The NWDF, the Danish Brotherhood Lodge # 29 and Sisterhood Lodge # 40, are very excited to sponsor Julestue on Sunday, December 14 from 2 until 5 pm at Harmony Hall (1833 N. 105th Street, Seattle, WA 98133) in Seattle. This is a family event for all ages! We will spend the early afternoon making traditional Danish decorations including hearts, stars and kravlenisser. We will then learn about nisser and spend some time singing and dancing around the Christmas tree before the highly anticipated visit from the Julemand. Refreshments including Danish-style hot dogs, glog, and kringle will be served. The cost is $5/person for members of the Brotherhood, Sisterhood and NWDF and $8/person for non-members. Children age 2 and under are free. Pre-paid reservations are required and must be received by Monday, December 8 due to limited space. Reservations can be made by mailing a check made out to the NWDF to the Seattle office at 1833 N. 105th Street, Suite 203, Seattle, WA 98133. Please include the ages of the children that will be attending. Reservation forms can be found on the NWDF Web Site (www.northwestdanishfoundation.org )
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SCANDINAVIAN HOUR: Host Doug Warne 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday.on KKNW 1150AM
SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40: Prior to the meeting we heard from Joe Wenzel, FICF, who spoke on making sound investments for the individual and return of investment choices. Joe also gave a handout comparing rates of return on investments. The November 5, 2008 meeting was called to order at 7:34 PM by Dina Rohm, filling in for President Marete Eadie and VP Lisa Svitavsky, who was detained and arrived late. Second Trustee Edith Sorensen and Marshall Nicole Al-Khedairy also were absent. All other officers were present. The meeting was started with a draped charter as memorial for Clara Clausen, who recently passed away. Clara had been a member since 1958 and has been living in Gresham, Oregon. Minutes of our last meeting were approved as read. Karen read the financial report. Correspondence included the annual Scandinavian Christmas music airing on 1150 AM radio KKNW with Doug Warne. (Partner Ron Olsen has passed away.) Irene Jensen made a motion for$30.00 sponsorship, which was seconded by Lisa Svitavsky and the motion passed.
Trustee’s report was given by Anne Hollister. Anne will be sending out Christmas cards to members over 80. All members reminded to bring variety of extra greeting cards to restock our supply.
No bills received. Edith is still recovering and we wish her well!
Special Committees: 1) 2009 District Convention committee is meeting monthly reported by Dina and Karen. They are considering music for the 1950’s on Friday and Big Band music for Saturday night. Kelley B. suggested the committee look into activities for the younger set, grade school and early teens, having a room for their activities and perhaps a supervised outing. Kelley offered to help organize as she remembers previous conventions where children of attendees had a place to be while parents were in meetings. Dina will bring the ideas to Convention Committee. A reminder was made to bring items for the fish pond, raffles and door prizes. 2) A Nominating committee of Greta Ballard and Dina Rohm has been appointed by our President. Please let them know how you would like to support our Sisterhood.
Ellen Rossen, representing Brotherhood and Charlotte Rasmussen, Chairman
3) Charity Committee. The meeting continued with members agreeing to support the Orion Charity as we did last year. Anne B. will contact Kay Wight, our member working with Orion. Members are asked to support this worthy cause for homeless teens by donating much needed items such as: SOCKS, GLOVES, HATS, COATS, BLANKETS, and TRAVEL- SIZE TOILETRIES.
Anne B. reported on the annual NWDF meeting on October 11th with the Finance Report as presented by Chairman Bob Thompson and the Transition Team’s final report and business plan. These reports are available from Anne. In summary, there has been a realization and recommendation that NWDF board needs to emphasize better communication and restructure the organization by eliminating the Executive Board and have less board members but more active participation, communication and volunteerism from the board and its members if the NWDF wishes to survive and flourish with meeting the mission.
Reminder: Please bring Christmas desserts for our December meeting/celebration.
--Meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM Submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary