LEXIE SØRENSEN, Editor  PHONE: 425-455-9225

E mail:  flsorensen@msn.com


9725 NE 26th Street                    

CLYDE HILL, WA 98004                                                                                                                                 






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:   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


      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 flsorensen@msn.com


RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by Friday, October 17, 2008

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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 christyl@nordicmuseum.org  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:          nielsen99@comcast.net

SECRETARIES:  Please notify Newsletter Editor of new members to add to the mailing list.


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: 2wolff@embarqmail.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 info@swedishculturalcenter.org .

We’re counting on seeing you, sharing in the Scandinavian Holiday fun and spirit!




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 reserve one week in advance 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/

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    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