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Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, November 2015 News

St. Patricks Day Parade
photo by Erik Pappa

Membership Meeting - First Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM
Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV

Next Membership Meeting and Christmas Party - Thursday  December 3rd 2015 at 6:30 pm -
—Sports medal walk at 6:00 p.m.

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President Bob Sturgeon
Bob Sturgeon
Noen ord fra Presidenten
Hei everyone………  Is fall really here?  I sure am enjoying the great weather we’re having and I wish it would’ve been around for Renfair.
Elections are a few weeks away and we still need the Cultural Director, Membership Secretary, Youth Director, Greeters and Marshall Positions filled.  Please step up and serve your lodge because we need your help.  Lollo, Bob, Chuck and Jeanette cleaned out and organized our new 10x20 space so all of Grannies Attic, Bazaar, Lutefisk, Renfair and miscellaneous items are in easy to find spaces.  Tusen Takk to all four for helping with the project.
Don’t forget cookie making on the 14th of November see Karen for details.
The bazaar will be here before you know it and we need your help Friday, November 20th to help set up from 6 to 8 PM and November 21st from 8 AM to closing to man all of the stations and help unload vehicles.  Please volunteer to help us.
At our November meeting Robert Brown will have a color guard post the colors and then we will have the national anthems.  This will be after we eat.  Thanks to Robert for volunteering for this honor.  We would be honored if the color guard and their parents share our food and drink.
The business will be shortened as much as possible so we can get the elections over as quickly as possible.
We will have a meeting on December 3rd but won’t make it lavish because we will have our Christmas party on December 6th from 11 AM to 4 PM.
We need to have the December 3rd meeting to get volunteers signed up for the Lutefisk dinner and cover any items that need clarification.
After the December 6th party at Christ Lutheran church is over some of us will go to the Liberty Baptist church near W. Lake Mead and Jones and be Vikings, with our ship, from 5 PM to 7 PM for the church Christmas party for the children in the neighborhood.  We might be asked to hand out candy that we provide.  I’ll find out about that later.  Some of us will wear our Viking outfits to our party and some will change at the church.  Jerry and Henny will bring the ship to our party and then go up Jones to the other party, which is from 5 PM to 7 PM.  We should try to get there by 4:15 PM for set up.  Let me know if you want to participate as Vikings at the Liberty Baptist church party.  Our party will be a POT LUCK party with the lodge supplying the hams, paper products, butter and buns, coffee and some drinks.  The catered party needs more discussion because of the cost and who will be allowed at the party.  I SAY AGAIN…..OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY WILL BE POT LUCK. Bring a nice dish or dessert.  If you are bringing a child or children be sure to bring a present for them with their first and last name on the gift.  Nonmembers will be charged $ 10 to participate in the party.  Members and their families are free. Just bring a dish. See you at the November meeting.
Hilsen, Bob

Trunk or Treat--On Sunday, October 25
Christ Lutheran Church (where we hold our meetings) will be having their annual Halloween "Trunk or Treat" for children of their congregation and the neighborhood from 5 PM to 7 PM.  Members of their church will decorate their cars and pass out candy individually.  We have been asked to bring our Viking ship to the event.  SON members are asked to dress as Vikings if possible and bring a bag or two of candy.  We will encourage kids to come on board and have their pictures taken with a Viking.  The church has generously volunteered to give us a meeting date rent free in return for our participation.  Please bring your children/grandchildren - there is a bouncy house, games, hot dogs for a buck and lots of fun!

Cookie Making Day is scheduled for November 14
tentatively at 10 AM at Karen Holien's house.  As you may remember from last year, it is traditionally the duty of every Norwegian family to have seven different kinds of cookies on hand to serve guests at Christmas.  Some of these cookies involve special equipment or techniques & each person who attends will have their chance to try making each kind.  The cookies that we make that day will be packaged and sold at our Holiday Bazaar which will be held on November 21.  There will be a sign up sheet at the October & November meeting.

Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
November 21, 2015 - 9 am to 2 pm Community Lutheran Church 3720 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas Fellowship Hall.  One of our biggest fund raisers.  WE ALWAYS NEED HELP, so mark your calendar.  See Elaine at the meetings in October or November to sign up to work.  Or you can call her at 702-566-6788.  We are able to set up on Friday night at 6 PM so we can use help there, too.  If you would like to bring baked goods, you can also contact Elaine.  We will again have hot waffles and there will be coffee and lemonade.  There is plenty of room so there will be tables for visiting and enjoying the baked goods and lefse.  And wonderful items to buy, as well as Granny's Attic.  The purpose of Granny's Attic is to share gently used Christmas items, knick knacks, dishes and treasures.  Jan Sprague is in charge and you can reach her at 702-460-5489 and you can see her at the meetings.  PLEASE no used clothing or garage sale items.  Our attendance is growing as the word is spreading.  Each year gets better. If you can't help, just come by, buy something, visit with your friends.  And spread the word, too YOU ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED.

Kulturelle Hjørnet
September is traditionally the month when we jump back in to all our regular activities again.  We are hoping for a great attendance at the meeting and will play a game called "Getting To Know You".  You will learn more about Sons of Norway and you fellow lodge members.  It's easy and there is no pressure.  This would be a wonderful time to invite that neighbor down the street, or the Norwegian family you met at church last week!  You never know who might be interested in joining until you ask.  Let them know how much fun we have!
Watch here for interesting things about Norwegian Culture!  You don’t need to be our Cultural Director to submit things!  Share your interests with the Lodge!

Box Tops and Education Labels.
Please remember to continue to save those Box Tops & Labels for Education.  Please bring them to our September 3rd meeting.  We had many large donations at the August 6th meeting.  I will be sending our donation to the school after our September meeting.
Suzan Sibert Box Tops & Education Labels

Calendar 2015 - No meetings in June/July

Nov 14th Cookie Making Day Location to be announced
Nov 21st Christmas Bazaar Community Lutheran Church
Dec 3th Christmas Party and meeting Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
Dec 14th Children Art Contest Leif Erikson Art Competition

Calendar 2016 - No meetings in June/July

Jan 30th Lutefisk Dinner Boulder City Elks Lodge, 1217 Nevada Hwy. NV
More information about these events can be found in the current Newsletter  Click here for November 2015 VegasViking Newsletter

Children Leif Erikson Art Contest 2015.
For the fourth straight year, the lodge and member Christian Schoyen are putting on a Leif Erikson drawing competition for local students in grades 1-5.
The students are eligible to win $875 in gift cards for submitting winning drawings that depict Viking explorer Leif Erikson’s legacy.
The winning drawings must be submitted on 11-by-8 ½-inch or 11-by-17-inch paper using any medium.  The winning students in each grade will win Walmart gift cards valued at $100, $50 and $25 for first-, second- and third-place, respectively.
Entries must be postmarked by Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, and mailed to the attention of Christian Schoyen, Leif Erikson drawing competition, 1930 Village Center Circle #3 - 211, Las Vegas, NV 89134.  All entries must include the child's name, address, grade, home phone number and school.
The contest should depict Erikson and his men traveling to America.  The four key traits of Leif and his men should be incorporated into the drawings: Imagination, vision, collaboration and fearlessness.
For questions about the competition, email organizers at
"The purpose of this competition is to nurture the four key Viking traits in children growing up here in Southern Nevada," Christian says.  "Eighty-five percent of all conditioning takes place and becomes fixed before the age of 12.  It’s important that we reach these children to help ensure success in their later adult lives."
For questions about the competition, email organizers at
Leif Erikson Art Contest flyer: Click here to download Leif Erikson Flyer

Watch the Documentary Vegas Vikings movie trailer on YouTube,
Click here for the Vegas Viking Movie Trailer
This film documents the inspiring story of how a group of dedicated people collaborated to give the children in the Sierra Oestea community a second chance.  We will be showing the movie at an upcoming meeting.
Thank you Christian Schoyen for this documentary.

Nevada Day Parade!
The Viking Ship has been entered in the Las Vegas parade for 10:00 AM on October 31.  Same route as the Helldorado parade.  Of the 147 units entered we have been assigned #56 which is great.  Formation on 4th Street as before.  Be there by 9:15 AM in costumes. The ship will return to the starting place so people can return to their cars. Call Bob Sturgeon 702-454-9100 for more information.

21st Anual Scandinavian Bazaar
Saturday, November 21, Community Lutheran - Fellowship Hall 3720 E Tropicana, Las Vegas HOURS: 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM.  
Elaine Halvorson - Bazaar Chair

Tubfrim 2015
In July, 38 donations arrived by mail.  At the August 6th lodge meeting many large donations arrived from friends and members of the lodge.  Thanks to all.  On July 29th 3 boxes were packed and sealed for Tubfrim at a total of 36 pounds bring our total to 93 pounds for 2015.  Many thanks to May Edmondson, Henny and Jerry Morse for assisting with all the sorting and clipping duties of large donations during June and July.
We seriously trust you will continue to support our Tubfrim Program with your stamp donations.
We have a committee that will continue the work of clipping, sorting and packing the boxes of stamps.
Please try to leave a ½ inch margin of paper around the edges.  Damaged stamps cannot be sold.  We welcome stamp collections, commemorative envelopes, first-day covers, postcards, nonprofit, presorted.  With items more than 50 years old, do not remove stamps; donate the entire piece.
I usually tell my family and friends to open the envelope from the bottom or the opposite side of the stamp making it is easier to clip the needed paper around the stamp. Thanks,
Suzan Sibert, Tubfrim Committee

Box Tops for Education
Thank-you and a request from Principal of Robert Taylor Elementary Thank you for the Box Tops for Education and soup labels that your members donated to Robert Taylor Elementary School.  These really add up by the end of the year!  We appreciate your efforts in saving them for us!
If you or any of the Sons of Norway have an extra hour or two per week that they would like to share, we would love having them come as volunteers to our school.  We have many students who are struggling readers, and need that kind person to just listen to them practice and help them sound out the words.  Other students need a little help and encouragement in math.
Volunteers can choose their own day(s), hours(s), and grade level.  We understand they have vacations and appointments that may keep them from coming.
To volunteer, call Karen Dietrich at 702-799-8950.
"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." Josh Shipp
Sincerely, Janet Dobry

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kjevleFavorite Recipe


Rømmegrøt by Microwave - Serves 16
1 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups half & half
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
Direction: Melt butter in large microwave-safe bowl.  Stir in flour with wire whisk.  Cook until mixture bubbles; cook 30 seconds longer. Heat half & half and milk together, slowly add to flour mixture.  Stir with wire whisk while mixing.  Return to microwave until mixture begins to boil, about 2 minutes. Remove from microwave; stir in sugar and salt. Microwave 30 seconds longer.  Add more hot milk if necessary to reach desired consistency.
Serve with melted butter, cinnamon, sugar, if desired.
This rommegrøt recipe was taken from the Global Gourmet, Concordia Language Villages, Moorehead, Minnesota. Recipe submitted by Amy Erickson, longtime Concordia College Food Service Manager.
Thanks to Victor Tiden

so many inquiries for a super good lefse recipe, so here it is............

8 cups Russet potatoes, boiled and riced
1 cup whipping cream
2 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 cups flour

Directions - Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.  Makes it easy to roll out.
Next day add flour and mix well.  Measure out about 1/4 cup of mix per lefse.  Form into balls and keep in refrigerator until ready to roll.
Roll on pastry cloth to about 10-12 inch in size, fry both sides on hot lefse grill at 450°.
Butter the lefse and sprinkle with a mix of cinnamon and sugar.  Enjoy!!
If you need a lefse grill, just do a search on Google.  I have the non-stick Teflon grill.

Where to find Scandinavian foods in Las Vegas:

The international Market, just South on Decatur by Tropicana.  I just went there last week and found   Daim sjokolade.  I am a happy camper!!!  Also bought gul ost, geit ost, sursild and blueberry and black currant juice.   Fiskeboller and knekkebrød.  You have to do some searching to find the Scandinavian foods, most are in the back just before the fresh vegetables but they really do have some goodies.
They will also order special items if you fill out a request.  The more people that go there and purchase Scandinavian food, the more they will get and keep re-stocking. So, if you want to be able to buy Scandinavian foods in Las Vegas, please go there.  It is an amazing store and great prices.

Linie Aquavit Total Wine & More now carry Linie Aquavit here in Las Vegas.  I know many people have asked where to find that.  Stop in and tell them how great this is and get some for that special occation.
Total Wine & More, Boca Park
730 S. Eampart Blvd.
Las Vegas

Chef Flemming's Bake Shop - A European Style Bakery
7 Water Street, Suite B. Henderson, NV 89015
Danish (Scandinavian) Day at Chef Flemming's Bake Shop is the first Saturday of every month. 8am till closing!
If you are Scandinavian, come in and have a taste of home.
Below are the Danish and Scandinavian specialty items that the chef usually bake for Saturdays.
Rugbrød Danish pumpernickel bread
Kringle Coffee cake in the shape of a pretzel, filled with an almond paste filling, custard, and raisins, and is topped with sliced almonds and granulated sugar.
Smør kage A traditional Danish coffee cake also called the seven sisters cake. It is baked in a round mold, each roll is filled with a rich custard and raisins and is topped with a white icing.
Wienerbrød Various traditional Danish pastries.
Tebirkes Danish breakfast pastry with an almond filling topped with poppy seeds.
Kransekage/Almond Horns/Napoleon Hats ? Rich pastries made with almond paste.
Limpa Bread Traditional Swedish bread.
Princess Cake Layers starting with sponge cake, strawberry jam, and bavarian cream, it is topped with green marzipan.
Rumsnegle A cinnamon roll topped with rum icing and colorful sprinkles.

Scandinavian furniture - Modern LV
Check out IKEA

If you know of other places to find Scandinavian foods and goodies in Nevada, please email the Webmistress - Lollo.

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