Nordik Folk

We are a Scandinavian Culture Club who meets Monthly September-May on the 3rd Monday of each month at Ridge United Methodist Church on Columbia Avenue in Munster, IN. 6:30 pm. All are welcome! We enjoy Scandinavian culture by celebrating the holidays, music, language, crafts and history of Scandinavia!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

News from May 2015


With our first annual Nordic Faire a huge success and behind us, the lodge moved on to more pressing issues:  the upcoming District Lodge Lake Michigan No. 8 Convention, Convention by-law motions & planning of other spring and summer events.  We met on May 18th.  Here are the Minutes of the Meeting:

Ronald and Elizabeth Allen!

  We had the pleasure of initiating Ron and Elizabeth at our May meeting.  Current Hammond residents, Ron and Elizabeth have been very active in the genealogy club which meets every 2nd Tuesday with Herb Smith at Ridge UM in Munster and they have also participated and volunteered in our lodge events over the past few months.  Elizabeth enjoys the computer, baking, crafting, sewing and organizing.  Ron is interested in ancestry, sports and group activities.  We are so happy to have them!!

For the May Culture activity,  the lodge and was treated to a very fun and fragrant cultural program organized by Annelise Nelson.  Her friend Chris Deckinga, who spent a year in Denmark, helped us recreate one of his fondest Christmas memories:  advent wreath making with fresh evergreen!  We had a wonderful turn out and all left with a beautiful wreath.  Many thanks to both Annelise and Chris for collecting the supplies and teaching us this art.


District Convention News:

The 107th District Convention was held in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 29-31st and was hosted by Satellite No. 661.  Nordik Folk No. 761 delegates  were:  Annelise Nelson, Lisa Pearson, Linnea Ogrentz and Shelly Westlund. Representing Nordikids was Michael Pearson Jr. Registration was set up for Friday afternoon and Saturday morning where credentials were accepted, and name tags, dinner tickets and convention programs were distributed.  Delegates also received colorful welcome gift bags filled little surprises.  

The Annual Golf Outing was held early Friday morning at Gull Lake View Golf Course in augusta, Michigan.

New this year was the KUBB Tournament, organized by DCL Tim Ogrentz and held on Friday at DSCYC Lynda Smith and DA Herb Smith's summer cottage on Scott Lake nearby.  There were 18 players from several lodges that participated and a hearty hot-dog lunch was served.  Game play ended just as the rain came.



The Culture Room was open Friday and Saturday and hosted  DCL Tim Ogrentz' Scandinavian Trivia contest where lodges were asked to display Scandinavian trivia.  A contest was developed around those displays and the winners won a Swedish version of Trivial Pursuit.   

Saturday began with the traditional New Delegate Breakfast and Convention Business Meeting.  The Business meeting was full of discussion on many important topics such as the Vasa National Archives, the new Cultural Enhancement Fund & elections.  While Mike Pearson Sr. lost his position on the Board as Vice District Master, Mike Pearson Jr. was elected as an Executive Board Member.  Sue Cleveland retained her position as District Master.  Nancy Hult was voted in as the new Vice District Master and Susasn Nilsson was voted in as the new District Secretary.  All other positions remained the same.


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