Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, November 2014 News
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
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Next Membership Meeting - Thursday, November 8th 2014 at 6:30 pm
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President Bob Sturgeon
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Renfair is fast approaching and it looks like it will be a hot one! Almost everyone is ready with their outfits, armor and tents. Jenn’s family has made two nice tents for their use. Thanks to Lollo and Jeanette for sewing our tents in one weeks time. They really saved the day! Magne Tusen Takk! Bob, Chuck and Andy made the frames and fit the tent, then drilled holes, made ties and tied the tent to the frame to check the fit. Great job to all three! If you can come to the Renfair, it would be worth your time, to check out your encampment I think you would be very happy with the results. Set up at Renfair starts Wed. morning at 10:30 AM and all day Thursday. We need all the help we can get even if you’re not participating in the event. The event starts Fri. morning at 9 AM and ends Fri. night at 10 PM. The same hours are for Sat. Sunday Starts at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM.
Don’t forget we have a parade celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday on Oct. 31 at 10 AM. Staging is on Fourth St. just south of Charleston. Look for our Ship! Admission is free! See you at the Oct.
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.
Karen Holien is planning a special "12 Days of Christmas" event and will have more information at the November meeting. You do not want to miss it.
Las Vegas Renaissance Festival
photos by Angy Egan
Fall Tubfrim Update 2014
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, Scholarship 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
Save the Date - Bazaar! This year is passing very quickly and want to remind the Vegas Vikings members to save the date of November 15, 2014, in order to attend and volunteer to assist in making our Annual Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar a success. The Bazaar will be held at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89121, on November 15, 2014, opening at 9:00 AM and closing at 2:00 PM. There will be various Scandinavian items for sale such as home made pastries, lefse, pancakes, items imported from Scandinavia and items from Granny’s Attic. There is a need for volunteers to make the home made pastries, volunteers to keep the tables organized, cashiers at the doors and whatever else needs to be done.
Two members, Cheryl Lesch and Jann Sprague, have volunteered to take care of Granny’s Attic items so if you have some gently used items you would like to contribute, speak to Cheryl or Jann.
Mark your calendar !!!
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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
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
This rommegrøt recipe was taken from the Global
Gourmet, Concordia Language Villages,
Moorehead, Minnesota. Recipe submitted by Amy
Erickson, longtime Concordia College Food Service
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.
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.
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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Our Famous Viking Ship - Ormen Korte - photo by Lollo
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