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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                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

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: 2wolff@embarqmail.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 )

 

 

 

j0212043[1]••• SEATTLE DANISH COMMUNITY CALENDAR •••

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 RSVP one week in advance—Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com

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/

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 

 

at DCC

©

Wed

11/19

Noon

Onsdagsklubben    RSVP Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com

 

at DCC

©

Thu

11/20

7pm

Folkehøjskole Book Club

 

  at NHM

Fri

11/21

7-8:30pm

Nordic Beer Tasting-brewmaster Ed Egerdahl $15 RVSP Sharmon206-789-5707x10

 

at DCC

·

Sat

11/22

6pm

Seattle Danes Soccer Club 32nd Anniversary Dinner

 

at NHM

·

Sat

11/22

10am-6pm/Noon-5pm  Nordic Yulefest--Crafts, Scandinavian food, music Adm. $2  

                               Happy Thanksgiving

 

         ••• SEATTLE DANISH COMMUNITY CALENDAR--continued •••

 

at DCC

©

Tue

12/2

9:30am

HAPPY DANES Go to Molbak's  RSVP 206.523.3263 or seattle@nwdanish.org

 

at NHM

·

Tue

12/2

10-11am

THE SAMI -- Nordic Stories "The Simple Saame Man"    pre-school story/craft

 

at DCC

©

Wed

12/3

7:30pm

DB & DS Lodge Meetings

 

at NHM

·

12/5-1/25/09

Exhibit

Skude 360 Degrees: Paintings by Severin Haines

 

at DCC

©

Sat

12/6

1:30-3:30pm

Harmonien                     Songs, Bingo & Fellowship

 

 

·

Sun

12/7

1pm

Tacoma DB Lodge Christmas Party at Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood

 

at NHM

·

Sun

12/7

1-3pm

Children's Christmas--St. Lucia pageant, crafts, dancing around the tree

 

at NHM

·

Fri

12/12

7-9pm

Soprano Laura Loge in Concert--Nordic songs and Christmas hymns

 

at DCC

©

Fri

12/12

7pm

KROAFTEN  RSVP by Wed.12/10  Annelise 425.329.5083 or annelise@kromann.net

 

at DCC

©

Sun

12/14

3-5pm

Julestue & Danish Children's Christmas Party          

 

at DCC

©

Wed

12/17

Noon

Onsdagsklubben    RSVP Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com

 

at DCC

©

Sat

1/31

6pm

DB & DS Puget Sound Lodge Officers Installation Party

 

 

 

Sat

3/7/09

Noon

NW District Bowling Tournament-Revs Bowling Center,                        --at Burnaby, BC

 

 

 

Fr-Su

5/1-3

 

Seattle Lodges Host the 60th NW District Convention at Hilton Garden Issaquah       

 

 

 

Sat

6/20

 

Potluck Skt. Hans at Jens Laundrup

 

 

 

Sat

7/11

 

11th DB Golf Tournament----Cascade Course at Gold Mountain

 

 

 

Sun

8/16

noon-4pm

All Danes Community Picnic at Jens Laundrup's Woodinville

 

                 

 

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. 

Julestue Ellen Rossen, representing Brotherhood and Charlotte Rasmussen, Chairman of Julestue
Committee for NWDF addressed the group for input and support of combining a Children’s Christmas party with the planned Christmas craft event on Sunday, December 14th at the NWDF.  Sisterhood members later approved a motion to have Dina look into the cost of donating Kringle in support of the combined event since we no longer will be putting on the annual Children’s Christmas party with the Brotherhood. 

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