LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor PHONE: 425-455-9225
E mail: flsorensen@msn.com

9725 NE 26th Street


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.

     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,
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                       20120 47th Ave NE                          Lake Forest Park,
     WA 98155 PH: 206-695-2454

          Happy Birthday To DB 29 & DS 40 Lodge Members

October: Lowen Clausen; Susanne Clevenger; Corrine M. Favero; Maija Hammond; Sigrid Hudson; H. Gert Jacobsen; Kenneth H. Kromann; Annelise M Kromann; Jesper J. Mortensen; Kristin A Nielsen; Einar E. Olsen; Patti Olsen; Dina Rohm; P. Troy Sorensen; Esther Swanson; Greta A. Wolfe; Ulla Younker

November: Nichole Al-Khedairy; Edith Andersen; Solveig Brown; Karen Bruun; Sandy Buus; Louis K. Christensen; Marete Markussen Eadie; Hanne Gwilym; Gerda Hald; Mark D. Jensen; Kirsten Kromann; Ruth Larsen; Charles Larsen; Verner Larsen; 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


DB 29 invites you to play BINGO after the meeting on November 4 great prizes !


DB LODGE 29 OCTOBER 7, 2009 MEETING MINUTES: Opening; President Thomas Buus opened the meeting @ 7.33 PM with 28 members and one guest Mark Petersen present. We pledged allegiance to the flag.
Roll Call; all officers present except past president Dean Larsen and Guard Rasmus Madsen.
Minutes from previous meeting was accepted as printed in the newsletter
was read as following. A much appreciated card with a $50 donation for the food drive from Karen Bruun. Thank you notes from Nordic Heritage Museum and Northwest Danish Foundation with membership cards for our renewals of memberships. A request from the circles for manning the bar and supply refreshment at the annual bazaar at the NWDF was received.
Treasurer report
was presented by Lexie and it was motioned and seconded to accept it as presented.
A moment of silence was held in honor of our member Donald Hansen who passed away on September 1st.
Committee report;
Nobody from the Christmas committee was present, but it was reported that it will be held on Sunday December 13, 2009. DB Lodge 29 Danes soccer team is currently 2 win 1 loss and 1 tie, good job to the soccer players. Veterans night will be held October 17.
New business:
The annual bazaar at the NWDF will be held on Nov. 1st at the Meridian office building, Lodge #29 will supply the refreshment and bartending duties, to be coordinated by Mel Hollister. Bingo: Sandy Buus and Sandra Larsen are in charge of Bingo to being promptly at 8:15 after our next meeting and it was allowed up to $200 for prize money. Nominating committee consists of Ken Kromann, Hanne Poulsen and Sandra Larsen, please serve as an officer if you are asked! Tove Lise made a motion to continue to take care of the Christmas flowers and coordinate delivery to our seasoned members like we have in the past
Good and welfare
: Vibeke relayed a thank you from Edith Andersen for the card we all signed for her last time—we miss you Edith. A well coordinated happy birthday to our secretary was presented for his recent 60th. Birthday----thank you.
Small pot
was won by our treasurer Lexie Sorensen Big Pot: had Anita Henriksen, Craig Emmick, Lars Clausen, Dana Nielsen or Ulla Younker been at the meeting, they would have gone home with $100, next meeting you can go home with $200 BUT YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT
                                            Meeting adjourned 8.23 PM                   submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen

SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40: The October 7, 2009 meeting was called to order by President Lisa Svitavsky at 7:37PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. All officers were present except Marete Eadie and Grete Ballard, who were excused. Minutes were approved as read. Correspondence included a newsletter from the charity we support YouthCare. Please consider bringing donations to the next two meetings: Items needed are new or gently used coats, jackets, hats, gloves and mittens. A letter from the editor of Danish Sisterhood News explained the delay of the last three newsletters. A random audit process with the USPS has been very time consuming, but going well. The newsletters for August, September and October will be forthcoming throughout October. A form request was received from NWDF for designation of which member will be voting at the NWDF annual membership meeting October 10. Anne Hollister is our designee. A bill was presented and approved for payment of $51.20 for newsletter printing and mailing of June and September. Financial report was read by Karen Favero. Sick and Needy sisters - Well wishes for Ruth Olsen and Holli Spanski. Good news updates: Congratulations to Ruth Jensen Larsen on becoming a great-grandmother - Oldemor – as she welcomes her grandson’s newborn Abby Pintericts. Irene Jensen shared picture postcards and told about her recent trip to Copenhagen and the new Opera House as well as the sights of Berlin. Karen reported that her daughter Tina has accepted a new position with Banana Republic now in New York. Princess Emily represented us at the Oak Tree Grove celebration at the University of Washington campus for Scandinavian studies. Trustee’s report was given by Anne Hollister. Cards were sent around to sign for greetings to sisters. Four sisters are celebrating 30 years with the Sisterhood: Anne Blackburn, Vivi Hammond, Gurli Irene Jensen and Annie Syberg. There being no further business, at 8:30 PM meeting adjourned until November 4th. --Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary

ENUMCLAW SISTERHOOD LODGE FALL FUNDRAISER: Saturday, November 14th 11am to 2pm Lunch (open face sandwiches, banquet soup and split pea, deep dish apple pie and more served until 1pm) Bazaar with pickles and various handmade items. For more Info contact Jean Hoiland 360-825-8282 or Joan Adams jtadams444@hotmail.com


The Lodge is accepting contributions thru Oct. 31st

Your food and cash will be donated to:

HOPELINK      http://www.hope-link.org/

Bring canned goods to the Veteran’s Nite Party on Sat. Oct. 17

and also to Onsdagsklub on Oct.21st

INSURED WOW MEMBERS: here is another great way to support HOPELINK


Woodmen of the World will match your tax-deductible donation up to $50, thus making your donation a total $100 to be donated to HOPELINK.

You are eligible to request matching donation up to $50 once each year. You and the lodge will be listed for credit of financial assistance to the food bank. Please take advantage of this offer, Fill out and sign the “Growth Ring Matching Gifts Program” request form (see pdf attachment), write your check--for any amount--payable to HOPELINK.


Send or give your signed form and checks to Lexie—address below.
WOW will match your check up to $50 and send the checks back to the lodge for the lodge to present to HOPELINK

—This is a perfect time of year to take advantage of making your $ go further to help others.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who brought the many bags of food to our meeting—we have a good beginning, but we need much much more to reach our goal.


If you can’t bring your donation to us, contact:
Lexie at 425-455-9225 or flsorensen@msn.com to arrange for pickup.

 DB29 will also accept any checks payable to HOPELINK
-- send to DB Lodge 29
% Lexie Sorensen, 9725 NE 26
th St., Clyde Hill WA 98004

Check your pantry and find something to share with others in need.
Help our lodge meet our goal of at least 5 pounds of food per attendee.

How much is 5 pounds?

Bag of sugar or flour, 5-6 cans of soup or veggies, canned fruit or peanut butter—laundry or dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc. are also welcomed by HOPELINK

The Lodge will announce the total poundage collected in Nov. news


                   Holiday Bazaar

    Back at the
    Danish Center at NWDF

      1833 N. 105th St., Suite 205, Seattle, WA

Sunday, November 1, 2009

11:00am – 3:00pm

Authentic Danish Open Faced Sandwiches
Join us for a wonderful Christmas get-together!
Great food, beautiful gifts, Christmas items from Denmark,
along with cookies, cakes and other delicious things to buy;
Unique Danish Jule Kurve (baskets) to raffle off,




     Tombola and much, much more.
                        Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Combined Circles, The Danish Brotherhood
and The Danish Sisterhood in Seattle.
As a Fund Raiser for the Northwest Danish Foundation
Proceeds benefit Elderly Assistance & other Foundation programs.

Do your holiday shopping at the 2009 Christmas Bazaar!


The United States Men’s National Team will face fellow 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Denmark on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Aarhus, Denmark. Kickoff at NRGi Park is set for 8:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET), and television details will be announced in the near future. Fans can also follow the match live via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker. Article: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2009/10/US-To-Face-Fellow-FIFA-World-Cup-Qualifiers-Denmark-On-November-18-In-Aarhus.aspx




SEATTLE DB LODGE 29 WEBSITE: at www.dblodge29.org . Many thanks go 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

Also, check out the Northwest Danish Foundation website: http://www.northwestdanishfoundation.org/calendar-of-events/seattle for calendars and activities for the various local Danish Organizations—more listings coming soon.

PROMPTY AT 8:15PM, Wednesday, November 4


YULEFEST Saturday–Sunday, November 21–22, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Nordic Heritage Museum
Celebrate the holiday season with the Nordic Heritage Museum’s 2009 Yulefest. Browse hand-crafted Scandinavian gifts, enjoy performances by a host of Scandinavian musical talent, dine on Nordic cuisine that will certainly inspire holiday cheer, and enjoy craft activities for children. Santa will also be attending Yulefest and hopes to visit all of the children who attend this year! Suggested donation is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12; children under 3 are admitted free.

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

Info & Reservations: PH: 206-523-DANE
Onsdagsklubben Events--Please RSVP one week in advance

—Anne Hollister 206-364-6474

NWDF Website:
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am---4pm & Sunday Noon-4pm.
3014 NW 67 St., Seattle, WA 98117 Info & Reservations PH: 206-789-5707
1920 Dexter Ave. N. Seattle
www.dblodge29.org    www.wowala-volunteers.org
SCANDINAVIAN HOUR: Host Doug Warne 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday.on KKNW 1150AM

Happy Halloween!!.

The Nordic Heritage Museum presents the first annual Nordic Lights Film Festival, October 23- 25, 2009. The Festival will show contemporary, award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Tickets are available through the SIFF Cinema Box Office at www.siff.net or (206) 464-5830. SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall is located: 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Admission is $7 for Museum Members; $10 for non-members. Admission to children’s feature (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.) is discounted: $8 for adults, $6 for adult Members, $4 for children. A festival pass is available for $50 for Members; $60 for non-members. All movies are subtitled. For information, please contact Charlotte Lehmann at 206-789-5707, ext  21., or charlotte@nordicmuseum.org. http://www.nordicmuseum.org/events.aspx#filmfest
 for schedule and film descriptions
MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN HANSEN (206) 789-5707 x25, Tuesday – Friday

Film Festival Schedule:

FRIDAY, October 23: 7:00                              Opening reception         7:30       Everlasting Moments
(Sweden and Denmark)

, October 24:
10:00   My Uncle Loved the Color Yellow              (Sweden),                                  Mystery of the Wolf     (Finland)
1:00     Misty Mountain                                       (Iceland),                                    Herdswoman              (Sweden/Sami)
3:00     Lights in the Dusk                                   (Finland)
7:30     When Elvis Came to Visit                        (Sweden),                                  Flame and Citron         (Denmark)

, October 25:
2:00     Family Reunion                                       (Iceland),                                   The World in Denmark (Denmark)
3:30     Little Man                                               (Denmark),                                 Back Soon                 (Iceland)
7:00     Black Ice                                                (Finland)
9:00     Mr. Mustache                                          (Norway),                                   Dead Snow                 (Norway)
Back Soon (Iceland)

Anna Hallgrimsdottir, a poetess, dishwasher, and marijuana dealer in her late thirties, lives in Reykjavik with her two sons. This humorous look at Icelandic life follows Anna over 48 hours as she sells her drug business.
Black Ice (Finland)
Black Ice is a suspenseful drama about an unlikely relationship between two women. The main char-acters, Saara and Tuuli, are irresistible and unpredictable women of equal strength who are both connected to the same man.
Dead Snow (Norway)
The group of friends had all they would need for a successful Easter vacation: cabin, skis, snowmobile, toboggan, copious amounts of beer, and a fertile mix of the sexes. Certainly, none of them had anticipated not returning home alive! However, the Nazi-zombie battalion haunting the mountains surrounding the aptly named Oksfjord (Axefjord) had other plans...

Everlasting Moments (Denmark and Sweden)
In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working-class Swedish woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

Family Reunion (Iceland)
A modern-day coming-out story about a young Icelandic woman living in New York, returning to Iceland for a family reunion. How will the family take her news?

Flame and Citron (Denmark)
In occupied Denmark, resistance fighters Flame and Citron are charged with liquid-ating Danish informers. In the struggle for freedom, all zones appear gray, and it becomes increasingly unclear who is friend and who is foe. Based on true events.

Herdswoman (Sweden)
Herdswoman is about three Sami women to whom reindeer herding is not only an occupation but a way of life. The film explores the vulnerability of indigenous peoples in modern society and conflicts surrounding rights to land and water.

Lights in the Dusk (Finland)
Koistinen, a lonely night watchman, is exploited by criminal elements because of his longing for love. This movie, directed by acclaimed Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, concludes the trilogy that started with Drifting Clouds and continued with The Man Without a Past.

Little Man (Denmark)
Eight-year-old Mathias is writing an essay for school entitled  “How to Understand Women”.  His fieldwork turns out to be quite difficult.

Misty Mountain (Iceland)
While based in a remote NATO radar station in Iceland in the late 1960s, Warren occasionally time traveled into the future, to the year 2006. Now, as his former destination in time becomes his present, he returns to prevent the death of the woman he fell in love with during his travels

Mr. Mustache (Norway)
Mr. Mustache is a film about men and their mustaches. Through several interviews woven together as a lively collage, the film’s ten participants convey both the disadvantages and positive effects of the hair growing beneath their noses.

My Uncle Loved the Color Yellow (Sweden)
A tragicomic short about a moving relationship between a boy and a rather special uncle.

Mystery of the Wolf (Finland)
A family film set in the wilderness of Finnish Lapland. Twelve-year-old Salla defends the wolves that are a threat to the local livelihood, reindeer husbandry.

When Elvis Came to Visit (Sweden)
An intimate film about a small, yet momen-tous, meeting in Sweden between Lukas and the young boy Elvis, whose parents are from Iran. Lukas, not an immigrant-friendly person, tries to keep his distance, but the young boy’s innocence gradually affects him.

The World in Denmark (Denmark)

With an even-keeled narrative, Max Kestner s film takes us on a kaleidoscopic tour around Denmark.