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Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, April 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 - Thursday  April 2nd 2015 at 6:30 pm
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President Bob Sturgeon
Viking Prez Bob
Noen ord fra Presidenten
For those of you that missed the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Henderson you missed one of the best parades we’ve had in years.  The weather was great, the crowd was very large and our group seemed in the best of spirits!  Erik had his famous "shield charge" down pat as the gang gave many people a thrill as a group of raiding Vikings would charge them.  Thanks to Sean for carrying the American flag during the parade, Chuck for carrying the Norwegian flag and Linda for carrying the Irish flag.  Thanks to all that showed up and participated in this great parade.
There is an article from Elvind Heiberg, CEO of SON, asking for our help and I will explain this at our April meeting but you can go to and help out there. The website has been updated and should be easier to navigate.  Don’t procrastinate on this issue as it means so much for us and won’t cost you a penny to help and nobody will be calling you sell you something!  It has to do with the U.S. Tax Code so please help.
We are currently repairing Ormen Korte and are starting by putting in new decking.  Most of the plywood will need replacing since the relentless desert heat takes it toll on wood.  The ship will be refurbished by Helldorado Parade time.
We have commited to IKEA to have our Swedish horse at their grand opening in April so find the date and show up.  Erik should have that exact date.
The Helldorado Parade is just around the corner so plan on joining us at the parade site for a 10 AM start time.  We should show up at around 8:30 AM with the ship. May 16, no later than 9 AM at the staging area just south of Charleston Blvd. on Fourth St.  This is plenty of notice, so don’t make excuses make an appearance! See you at the April 2 meeting
Hilsen, Bob

Kulturelle Hjørnet
Come to our April meeting and enjoy a night at the movies!  No need to pay over $10.00 for your ticket or take out a loan to buy popcorn and a soda!  We will be showing the film that features many of our own Sons of Norway members in "Vegas Vikings".  It was directed by member Christian Schoyen who also spearheaded the Leif Erikson drawing competion.  The film won the Best Nevada Film in the Nevada International Film Festival and went on to be featured at the pristigious St. Tropez International Film Festival at the French Riviera.  In the film a group of fearless, compassionate individuals with Viking spirit set out to save 100 children in the most dangerous neighborhood in Las Vegas.  It is an inspirational story of courage and a whole city uniting.
Karen Holien

E Bunny needs you help.
Since 1990, E Bunny has delivered Easter Baskets to homeless and sick children.  This grass roots initiative is run by volunteers working together with agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals to bring Easter baskets to kids in need, and has become a Vegas tradition.  If you are able to donate one Easter Basket, please bring it to our meeting and I will get them delivered to E Bunny.
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Calendar 2015

Feb 2rd Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
May 16tht Helldorado Parade Downtown
Mar 17tht 17th May picnic Mountain Crest Park
Apr 23rd World Culture Night Silverado High School
Nov 21st Christmas Bazaar Community Lutheran Church

More information about these events can be found in the  Click here for March 2015 VegasViking Newsletter

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Henderson
The Ormen Korte will be part of the Henderson St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The theme of this year’s parade is "love, loyalty, friendship."  Bob will let us know when to arrive.  Anyone with a costume or bunad is urged to participate.  Others are also welcome.

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
During January we had 51 Donations for Tubfrim.  We had one large donation from Alaska, January 22, a box of stamps was packed at 15 pounds. On February 11th I picked up two donations from Roy's caregiver, Gail.  Gail had call the week before.  She had gone to pick up the donations as they were sent to Roy and Mickey Kristiansen's old address.  One donation was from Illinois...she had been sending to a friend in Alaska and got the address for Roy and Mickey and was sending direct to them.  The other came from England.  That was a mystery until we opened and read the note inside.
The lady in England was told about Tubfrim from her sister in Sweden.  I had written the lady in Sweden about Mickey's passing as I noted on the file card, but that is over two years ago and she may not have gotten the change in address or misplaced it over the years.  I wrote the donor in Sweden as well as her sister in England.  Thanked them and sent them Tubfrim info.
Our donations have been much smaller than a year ago.  Now we get envelopes of stamp donations rather than boxes.  We all know the use of the postal stamp is on the decline.
Remember to save those stamps and bring them to the lodge meeting on March 5th.
Suzan Sibert, Tubfrim Committee

Tubfrim Update for 2014
Arlon and Suzan took 13 boxes containing stamps and stamp collections to the Norwegian Seamen's Church in San Pedro, CA on November 1, 2014.  This brings our total as of 10/30/2014 to 187 pounds for this year.  Donations have been very slow this month from across the country.  Thanks to all the lodge members who donate stamps at our monthly lodge meetings.

We wish to thank you for your stamp donations.  We use all the undamaged stamps you send to help needy children.
Sons of Norway, Vegas Viking Lodge, will continue to pick up the expense, therefore, 100% of the money the stamps raise goes directly to Tubfrim.
During 2013 we shipped 250 pounds of stamps.  We also shipped 5 large boxes containing donated stamp collections.  Our lodge members took boxes of stamps to San Pedro, California 3/21/14 at 52 lbs. now 115 lbs. packed to go.  The stamps are shipped to Norway to Tubfrim from San Pedro.
Roy Kristiansen, our stamp clipper for years, is during very well after talking to his caregiver recently.
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.
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.

Mr. GwellSome fun...smilie

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Ormen Korte

  Our Famous Viking Ship - Ormen Korte -             photo by Lollo

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