LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor PHONE: 425-455-9225
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9725 NE 26th Street
CLYDE HILL, WA 98004
SEPTEMBER 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
Happy Birthday To DB 29 & DS 40 Lodge Members
September: Stig B. Andersen, Greta Ballard, Herman Bischofberger, Anne Blackburn, Kelley Michelle Blackburn, Ellen Blendheim, Tage C. Christiansen, Michael Kristian Emmick, Cornelius J. Jensen, Ryan Jorgensen, Valerie Michele Joyal, Donna Lee Klippert, John Larsen, Lewis Metcalf, Karsten Morgan, Margaret E. Nelson, Frank Poulsen, Kurt Rasmussen, Ib Rossen, Jette Sten Starniri
October: Lowen Clausen, Susanne Clevenger, Corrine M. Favero, Dianne Harris, Sigrid Hudson, H. Gert Jacobsen, Annelise M Kromann, Kenneth H. Kromann, Jesper J. Mortensen, Kristin A Nielsen, Einar E. Olsen, Dina Rohm, P. Troy Sorensen, Esther Swanson, Greta A. Wolfe, Ulla Younker
VETERAN NIGHT’S RESERVATION—Date: Sat. OCT. 25, 2008--Cost: $20 per person
Please make ______ (#) of reservations for: Phone: _______________________
Name: _________________________________ and ___________________________________
Enclosed is my check for $_____________ ($20 per person) payable to DB Lodge 29
Mail to: DB Lodge 29 %Lexie Sorensen, 9725 NE 26th St., Clyde Hill, WA 98004 Ph: 425-455-9225 firstname.lastname@example.org
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by Friday, October 17, 2008
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COME CELBRATE LODGE 29’S ANNUAL VETERAN’S NIGHT
Pins will be awarded to 25 Year members of Lodge 29.
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 6:00pm
PLACE: Danish Center at NWDF 1833 N 105 St. #205, Seattle
MENU: Herring, Pork roast, and trimmings
DB LODGE 29 JUNE MINUTES: President Dean Larsen opened the meeting September 3. @ 7.31 with pledge of allegiance and 22 members in attendance.
Role call: all officers were present except for past President Michael Nielsen, 1st Trustee Leif Sorensen Conductor Chuck Larsen
Correspondence: Newsletters from other Scandinavian organizations, and also an invitation to NHM “Northern Light Auction” September 21. Urgent Appeal for Sam Thomason. Sponsorship request from The Danes soccer club, and a offer for a 1 year free membership from Nordic Heritage Museum.
We have a membership application from Erik Laursen, but he was unable to attend the meeting.
Minutes: The minutes was accepted as printed in our newsletter
Treasurer Report: The Treasurer report was accepted as presented by our treasurer Lexie Sørensen
Announcement: President Dean Larsen reported that our long time member Emil Lindholt had passed away and a moment of silence was held in his honor
Committee Report: Flemming reported on the July 12th. Golf outing to Gold Mountain where all had a good time and Flemming has reserved again for next year on July 11. Dean reported on the Danish picnic, where all had a good time, but there were room for more people to attend -- DB lodge #29 will host the picnic next year on August 16. Ellen & Ib Rossen will contact NWDF and try to coordinate a combined Christmas party this year. Thomas Buus has reserved the hall for our Veterans night on October 25th.
New Business: Members of Lodge 29 have been invited to accept a free Nordic Heritage Museum membership valid now through June 2009. If you would like to enjoy this gift membership call Christy @ Nordic Heritage Museum 206-789-5707 X 12 or mail her email@example.com and tell her you are a member of the Danish Brotherhood in Seattle. Our lodge voted to continue sponsoring the Danes Soccer Club over 50 team “Lodge 29 Danes” for the next year
Good and welfare: It was voted to donate $500 to be sent to WOW for matching funds for a 10 year old boy Sam Thomason, see article. Also, $117 was collected at the meeting from members for deposit in Sam’s fund.
Small pot: Ib Rossen won the small pot and donated his to Sam’s fund. Big pot: if these members had been present they could have gone home with $100: Peter Rossen, Ulla Younker, Kris Maudslien, Bente Pedersen and Jens Laundrup. Come to the next meeting for a chance to win $200. Meeting adjourned @ 8.40
---Submitted by Secretary Frank Poulsen
vvCome early and enjoy snacks and drinks before the meetingvv
ADDRESS CHANGES: Please make these additions & corrections to your directory:
B Larsen, Dean 16501 4TH AVE S Burien, WA 98148 Cell: 206-714-9369
B Nielsen, Michael New Cell # 206-455-1317 new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARIES: Please notify Newsletter Editor of new members to add to the mailing list.
YOU, TOO, CAN HELP SAM AND HIS FAMILY
A 10 year old boy broke his neck in a fall at home in Arlington. He was rushed to Harborview Hospital for life support and surgery. He is paralyzed and breathing through a tracheotomy in his throat because his lungs collapsed. He is now in Children’s Hospital under the best possible care with hope of some healing.
It is heart wrenching to see an otherwise healthy boy in such state. He always enjoyed playing soccer and baseball.
Sam is the great-grandson of one of our Portland Lodge members.
In the meantime the family, with three smaller children at home in Arlington, struggles to make ends meet, mother and father taking turns staying with Sam in the hospital in Seattle.
We can all help, keep them in our prayers and donate cash at any branch of:
US Bank, Samuel Thomason Donation Fund Account # 153560160233.
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
SISTERHOOD EVERGREEN LODGE #40 – The September 3, 2008 meeting was called to order at 7:34 PM by President Marete Eadie. VP Lisa Svitavsky, 2nd Trustee Edith Sorensen and Marshall Nicole Al-Khedairy had excused absences. All other officers were present.
The meeting was started with a memorial for Ingeborg Kisbye who passed away July 26. Karen Favero had attended the service and read the memorial notice. Ingeborg was known for her cooking and had worked at Vaersgo restaurant in Ballard. Prior to that she had worked at Washington Hall from 1954 to 1968 where male Danish immigrants stayed until they were on their own. She had later retired at the Foss Home.
Minutes of our last meeting in May were not reported. June meeting was cancelled due to speaker scheduled. Sven Auken, a member of Danish Parliament and former Minister of Energy & Environment spoke on “Sustainable Energy – the economic driver of the 21st century.
Correspondence. Included: Several certificates of longevity in the Danish Sisterhood. These will be presented at the annual Veteran’s Night.
No bills received.
We were all happy to see Anne Hollister, our Trustee, back after having surgery.
Irene reported that Edith Sorensen had also been sick and in the hospital. She is home now and recovering and we wish her well! Get better soon, Edith. We also would like to wish Minna Brask a speedy recovery from her illness.
Treasurer’s Report was given by Karen and the Trustee’s report given by Ann H.
Special Committees: 1) 2009 District Convention committee will meet September 17th at 7 PM at the hotel It is not too soon to start gathering items for the fish pond, raffles and door prizes. Also, Helene’s Boutique will forward all sales to the District.
2) Picnic Committee - Dina reported that the picnic was a success, despite dismal weather to start with. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, old members and newer members as well. Children had a good time with the big bounce toy and face painting, fishing pond and dunk tank. Both Kelley and Corey Blackburn were good sports as “dunkees”. With plenty of hot dogs and Danish pastry, juice, pop, water, beer and coffee, no one went hungry or thirsty. Again, a big thank you to Jen’s for allowing us to picnic in his backyard and many thanks to all who helped with planning, set up and clean up. The Danish Princess Emelie Olsen was there to greet all on arrival. The Brotherhood is in charge next year. The total figures have not been compiled yet but we strived to stay within our budget.
New Business: Anne reported on the NWDF board meetings, which have been every month, to work towards a new business plan and direction of the organization a reminder and encouragement of all NWDF members to plan on attending the annual NWDF meeting on October 11th at 3:00 PM. with a dinner to follow.
Grete Ballard gave an interesting presentation on age-related macular degeneration. This eye disease can go from bad to worse, but there are treatment options. Grete stressed the importance of getting eye exams regularly. This disease is partial to fair skinned, blue eyed population.
Marete announced next meeting, October 1st will have a special program on retirement planning and investments by Joe Wenzel, Woodmen of the World. Meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM
--Respectfully submitted by Anne Blackburn, Lodge #40 Secretary
SCANDINAVIAN HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Sat. & Sun. Nov. 1 & 2 is one of those ‘everything old is new again” ideas that the Swedish Cultural Center is reviving this year. The club used to do a major holiday bazaar every year—coincidentally on the same weekend as the bazaar hosted by our Danish Circles. Thanks to the suggestion by SCC member Brenda Bard, the Danes have been invited to participate with the Swedes this year and they said yes! SCC members and guests will be treated to an open house all weekend. The Danes are fixing their open-face smørrebrød sandwiches on Saturday and the Swedes are making Swedish pancakes on Sunday. You’ll enjoy music and relaxing, food and shopping, friends and chatting on both days. Many popular local Nordic vendors are very interested in joining us. Desiree of Sweden with her beautiful, mostly-Swedish items, will take over the SCC library. The shop, Strictly Scandinavian, based in Gig Harbor, will also have a booth, featuring many Danish items among their all-Scandinavian inventory. We anticipate that the building will be filled with vendors and activities top to bottom. The hours are 9 am to 5 pm, both days.
For more info, call 206-283-1090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
We’re counting on seeing you, sharing in the Scandinavian Holiday fun and spirit!
••• SEATTLE DANISH COMMUNITY CALENDAR •••
SCANDINAVIAN HOUR: Host Doug Warne 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday.on KKNW 1150AM
at DCC Wed 10/1 7:30pm DB & DS Lodge Meetings
at DCC Sat 10/4 1:30pm Harmonien Songs, Bingo & Fellowship
10/3 to 10/5 11am-9pm Scandinavian Heritage Festival at Puyallup Fairgrounds
at NHM Tue 10/7 10-11am NORWAY -- Nordic Stories "The Trouble with Trolls" by Jan Brett--pre-school story/craft
at DCC Sun 10/12 7pm Sangaften -- Everyone welcome to come sing
at NHM Fri 10/10 7pm DK Film “Christiania: Our heart is in your hands” Suggested donation of $5
at DCC Sat 10/11 NWDF Annual Meeting
at DCC Wed 10/15 Noon Onsdagsklubben RSVP Anne Hollister 206-364-6474 Melannehol@aol.com
at DCC Thu 10/16 7pm Folkehøjskole Book Club
at DCC Fri 10/17 7pm Danish film night
at NHM Sat 10/25 10:30am-noon Children: Troll story & Halloween craft -- RSVP --$4 members, $6 non
at NHM Sat 10/25 1-3pm Kids & Cameras--register 206-789-5707ext21 --$20 members, $25 non
at DCC Sat 10/25 6:00pm DB Lodge 29 VETERANS NIGHT PARTY Info: Lexie Sorensen--425-455-9225
at SCC Sat 11/1 9am-5pm Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar co-hosted by Danes -- Sat. Smørrebrød
at SCC Sun 11/2 9am-5pm and Swedes -- Sunday -- Swedish pancakes
at Swedish Cultural Center,1920 Dexter Ave N Seattle