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by Lollo Sievert

Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, June/July 2014 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,  June 6th 2014 at 6:30 pm
Upcoming Event - Norway Constitution Day, 17 of May Celebration at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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President Bob Sturgeon
President Bob Sturgeon
Noen ord fra Presidenten
Greetings Vegas Vikings!  Due to massive computer problems resulting in needing a new computer and programs I have lost all my files!  I am currently learning how to use this new fangled word program that doesn’t seem to like me much.
17 Mai was a huge success!  Thank-you all who came to help and attended!
More to come on that once this computer has been mastered!
Hilsen, Bob

Norway Constitution Day, 17 of May Celebration at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Read about the park here
Click here for the parks General Rules and Regulations

Erin Go Bragh Mar 15th 2014
Great weather brought a record turnout for this year's St. Patrick's Day parade, and our Viking ship was a sure hit.
This year we had more Vikings, more bunads, more flags and more participants, so we were as popular as ever!
Several of us Vikings joined our shields together and charged some of the older kids along the parade route, screaming like Berserkers -- an act that often drew applause from the crowd.
Walking behind us Vikings were Lollo and Bob Sievert, dressed to impress with their bunads.  Henny Morse also looked great in hers, and Karen Holien would have appeared in hers had she not gotten a flat tire on the way to the parade (yikes).
Those dressed as Vikings included Bob Sturgeon, Andy Agan, Chuck Grove, Arlon Sibert, Jan Sprague's grandson, Rodin, George Crouch and me.
Riding in the ship and waiving to the crowds were Kathy Rothermel, Bonnie McLaughlin, Gwen Knighton, Terry Baillargeon, Katherine Pappa, Henny, Jan Sprague and Rodin.
Driving his truck and pulling the ship was Jerry Morse. A big thanks to him as well as to those who helped prepare the ship and disassemble it when the parade was over, including Jerry, Andy and Chuck Grove.
A few of the shields on the boat were coming apart so Lollo grabbed them and will repair them.  Thanks a lot, Lollo!
Thanks to everyone who came out. It sure was a lot of fun.
Erik Pappa, Publicity Director

Kulturelle Hjørnet
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!
Wanted:  Viking Craftsmen
Plans are underway to reinact a Viking encampment at the Rennaisance Fair in October.   We would like to start some members working on skills that could be demonstrated such as carving, leatherwork, weaving, or other Viking-era activities.   If you (or anyone your know) has knowledge of any possible activities and would like to help others learn them, please call Karen Holien 702-240-3324.   If it works out, we would like to have a demonstration or two at the Syttende Mai Picnic.
Anyone interested in Earning a Cultural skills pin?  I am!  Talk to Jenn Wolf at the meetings or call or e-mail me (contact info under Newsletter Editor) and we can work together. My #1 Goal is Hardanger but I’ve got a few I’d like to earn.
Karen Holien, Cultural Director

Vegas Viking Scholarship Info
Clark County and Alamo Students apply by 19 April 2014 for a scholarship celebrating Norwegian Roots.
The Sons of Norway’s Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 is seeking applications for its 8th annual scholarship for post-high school studies. The postmark deadline is 19 April 2014. the scholarship value is at least $500 and used for posthigh school studies. To qualify, the applicant must be of Norwegian descent; a legal resident of Clark County, NV, or Alamo, in Lincoln county, NV; at least a high school senior, and maintain full-time student status. The lodge’s annual July 4th garage sale benefitting the scholarship is in Alamo. The application is on the web at http:// Winners are chosen based on grades, financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities, and the content and quality of their essays, including how they express appreciation for their Norwegian heritage. The number of scholarships depends on funds available from various lodge fund-raising activities plus private donations. Last year six outstanding Clark County high school graduates with Norwegian ancestry were awarded $500 scholarships. Two were repeat recipients: -- Kyle Amundson, a Palo Verde Highschool graduate, now at the University of San Diego. -- Jessica Reed, a Spring Valley High School graduate, now at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA. The others are 2013 graduates of Clark County schools: -- Michael Kelso, a Boulder City High School graduate, now at the Colorado School of Mines. -- Michael Mortenson, a Palo Verde High School graduate, now at Brigham young University in Provo, UT. -- Ricardo Sevilla of Henderson, a Green Valley High School graduate, now at the University of Nevada Reno. -- Amanda Stenberg of Mesquite, a Virgin Valley High School graduate, now at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Tax deductible contributions to the scholarship fund - including naming gifts - are welcome. If preferred a donor’s name can be kept confidential. To donate, a check payable to the Vegas Viking Sons of Norway Scholarship Fund should be mailed to Treasurer Warren Halvorsen, 830 Kingston Springs Way, Las Vegas, NV 89123-3643. For more information, call Suzan Sibert, 645-6666, co-chair of the scholarship committee.

Leif Erikson Drawing Competition WInners. Three of the winners of the Leif Erikson drawing competition sponsored by our lodge and member Christian Schoyen attend Treem Elementary School, where the art teacher, Lori Mcardle, did a great job of encouraging entries.
Bob Stugeon, Rick Senzig and I dressed as Vikings and visited the school to present the winners with their $100 and $50 gift cards.  The students had a lot of questions for us so we did our best to answer them and describe what the Vikings were really like.  Not only were the students in that classroom impressive, but so was the entryway.  Many art entries were on display, as was a large drawing of Leif himself.  This second annual competition for Las Vegas-area students in grades 1-5 not only honors Leif Erikson but is designed to encourage the Viking traits Leif and his men displayed as successful explorers:  Imagination, vision, collaboration and fearlessness.
The remaining winners were underprivileged children in the Sierra Oeste neighborhood off Lake Mead and Jones.  You'll recall that we took our Viking ship there along with 7 Vikings in costume (and a few other lodge members) and a host of community partners such as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department,  Hometown Heroes and more.
The contest and its community outreach components provided a lot of visibility for the lodge -- and hopefully the children who entered the contest gained a better appreciation for the deeds of Leif Erikson and his men.

Mark your calendar !!!

More information about these events can be found in the  Click here for April 2014 VegasViking Newsletter

Calendar 2014

Apr 3rd Membership Meeting 6:30 pm Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
May 1st Membership Meeting 6:30 pm Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
May 17th 17th Mai Celebrating Norway's Constitution Day Picnic at Spring Mountain State Park
June 5th Membership Meeting 6:30 pm Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV

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Las Vegas Elementary School Children's Leif Erikson Drawing Competition
The lodge and new member Christian Schoyen have agreed to fund and sponsor an art competition for Las Vegas-area children in grades 1-5.  They 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 8 ½-by-11-inch or 11-by-17-inch paper using any medium.  The winning students in each grade will win gift cards valued at $100, $50 and $25 for first, second and third place, respectively.  The lodge and new member Christian Schoyen have agreed to fund and sponsor an art competition for Las Vegas-area children in grades 1-5.  They students are eligible to win $875 in gift cards for submitting winning drawings that depict Viking explorer Leif Erikson’s legacy.
Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 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 entries should depict the Viking Leif 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.  Erikson discovered America 500 years before Columbus in about the year 995.  Earlier this month, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaimed Oct. 9, 2012, as Leif Erikson Day.
Our hope is that the positive characteristics displayed by Leif Erikson can be leveraged through this art contest to stimulate thought and creativity on the part of our elementary school-age children.
More details about the contest are available at
For questions about the competition, email:
Leif Erikson was born in Iceland but had Norwegian heritage.  He was the son of the Viking Erik the Red and sailed to America with 35 men, including one German.  Many thanks to Christian for taking this project on and for funding the bulk of it!

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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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Bring it to a meeting or email Lollo the Webmistress