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Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, March 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  March 5th 2015 at 6:30 pm
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President Bob Sturgeon
Viking Prez Bob
Noen ord fra Presidenten
First of all, thanks to Jenn for getting this newsletter out for the month of March.  With all that’s going on in her busy life I’m truly appreciative she can find the time to publish the newsletter.  The lutefisk dinner was a great success thanks to all of the hard workers that showed up and did an outstanding job this year.  The following people( in order on the sign up sheet ) made the dinner a success: Eric Maland, Elaine Halvorson, Lollo Sievert, Jan Sprague, Kathy Rothermel, Andy Agan, Sally Eldredge, Karen Holien, Cheryl Lesch, Onnie Singman, Judy Maland, Maureen Anderson, Leif Singman, Jeanette Grove, Vicky Brenes, Gwen Knighton, Warren Halvorson, Bob Sievert, Chuck Grove, Roger Lesch, David Nygard, Linda Turner, Jim Turner, Terry Baillargeon, Erik Pappa and Tracy Barkhuff. Those of you that made cookies deserve a big thank you: Karen Holien, Elaine Halvorson, Mae Cox, Judy Maland, Jeanette Grove, Suzan Sibert, and Linda Turner.  A big thanks to Warren, Elaine and Gwen for all of the hauling of supplies and a very special thanks to Gwen for her organizing and ticketing expertise that made the “front end” run just great.  Mr. MC, Erik, did a great job this year and looked sharp in his bunad.  If I used the word “great” a lot it’s because all of you did a GREAT JOB and that made life a lot easier for Gwen and myself. Tusen Takk!
On a sad note Donna Swartz passed away and will be missed by all of the lodge.  She was a very kind and gentle person.  She was especially proud of her attendance record and rightfully so,  I know her spirit will be with us forever.  Til minne Donna.
Several of the Lodge members attended a meeting of the Hometown Heroes and were informed that another phase was being planned in the same general area.  Christian Schoyen was there with the producer of the Norwegian TV series Lilyhammer and they are planning a film about the second phase.  Christian gave the lodge a copy of the first phase film which will be shown at the April or May meeting if Karen approves.
Don’t forget about the March 14th St. Patrick’s Day parade in Henderson.  Starts at 10 AM and we need a lot of participants.  Please plan on attending!
See you at the March 5 meeting
Hilsen, Bob

Kulturelle Hjørnet
Potluck supper for the March meeting will include a "Green Jello Contest" in honor of St Patrick's Day.
The program for the March meeting will be on Viking martial arts. A couple of young men from UNLV who visited with us at Renfair.
Have you reminded people lately to have the newsletter E-mailed to them (or now we have it on Facebook) to decrease postage cost?
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 3rd Membership Meeting Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
Mar 13tht St. Patrick’s Day Henderson
May 16tht Helldorado Parade Downtown
Mar 17tht 17th May picnic Mountain Crest Park
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,
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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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