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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First a little reminder that we will have a lodge meeting on Dec. 4th and the Christmas party on Dec.7th starting at noon. The first Thursday in Jan. is on the 1st so the meeting has been moved to the 8th.
Renfair this year was hot but fun and it helped with the temperature going down to the mid 60’s at night. The camp looked very good and was well manned during the day. We received a compliment from Clark County on our interaction with the fairgoers and the beauty of our camp, so everyone that helped build, set up and participate can be proud of themselves. Without Jeanette and Lollo sewing the tents we would’ve had a hard time getting ready for Renfair. Magne Tusen Takk! Chuck, Bob Sievert, Andy Agan and I laid out and cut the fabric but it still took a week to do all that sewing. The following list of people participated, in one form or another, in Renfair and deserve recognition. Bob and Lollo, Chuck and Jeanette and Andy Agan helped build, set up, tear down and participated in period costumes. Jerry Morse helped set up, tear down and participated in period costume. Jerry and Bob furnished trucks to help haul the boat and wharf poles. Linda and Jim Turner helped set up, tear down, participate and furnished truck and trailer! Tusen Tusen Takk to you guys for using your trucks and trailer to help us out. David Anderson helped set up, tear down and participate as well. Maureen and Viki participated as skjaldmaer. Jann helped as much as she could while recovering from knee surgery. Karen Holien helped set up, take down and participate. Thanks Karen! Ric Senzig helped set up, take down and participate also in Renfair. Chauncey Quiton came by after work on Sun. night to help. Thanks for thinking of us Chauncy! The following people participated in Renfair and did whatever was asked of them to help us. Henny Morse, Katherine Pappa, John Holien, Tracy Barkhuff, Daniel Eastman, John and Charice Quiton (Janice came by on Sat. night after work and brought a few friends). Terry. Cheryl, Mike and Katie Claessens stopped by on Sat. to say hello and sweat for a while. Last but not least was the Wolf family. Jenn did crafts along with a few of the other ladies and kept a good eye on her children. Ian, Sean, Thad and Annalise-Marie were a pleasure to have in camp and participated in many activities and marched in the parade on Sat. and Sun. I think Annalise and Katherine Pappa hit it off very good and had a lot of fun with each other. John Wolf brought 2 homemade tents that looked very good and his sons helped set them up in no time. John also made some nice furniture that I tried to steal but wasn’t able to pull it off. The chair he made for Jenn is very comfortable. I think our first Renfair was successful and hope to participate in next year’s Renfair. If I forgot your name let me know so I can add you to the list. See you at the Nov. meeting.
Note from Lollo: Vegas VIking Lodge has participated in Renfair prior to this year with "A Time In History" and other groups, but this was the first year by ourselves in our own camp.
||Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
||Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
||Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas NV 89121
||Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
||Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
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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.
Twentieth Anual Scandinavian Bazaar
Saturday, November 15, Community Lutheran - Fellowship Hall 3720 E Tropicana, Las Vegas HOURS: 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM. We need volunteers to come in at 8:00 am Saturday morning to help set up. We will be able to go in at 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday night to bring in the merchandise. Baked goods can be brought in Saturday morning. The Bazaar is one of our biggest fund raisers. If you didn't have a chance to sign up at the October meeting, and would like to bring baked goods or lend a hand, please contact Elaine Halvorson at (702) 566-6788 or email her at WSHEAH@AOL.COM. We will again have hot waffles and there will be coffee and lemonade. Also, there will be Lefse for sale. There is plenty of room so there will be tables for visiting and enjoying baked goods and lefse. We have added new products in the form of food items. There will be crafts for children from 10:00 am to noon, thanks to Jenn Wolf. Granny's attic is planned again and you can bring donations to the November meeting to give to Jan Sprague or Cheryl Lesch. Please do not bring garage sale items, just lightly used items, knick knacks, Christmas items, etc. The only tables allowed will be those approved by Elaine Halvorson. No private tables allowed.
Elaine Halvorson - Bazaar Chair
Sunday, December 7, at Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 111 North Torrey Pines Drive - 12 Noon.
Lodge will furnish hams, paper products, condiments. The tree will be available for decorating and later there will be dancing around the tree in the Norwegian tradition.
Cost: $5.00 for members; $10.00 for nonmembers. Plus a dish to share. - Children are free but you will need to bring a wrapped and marked gift (value of around $10) for each child, so that Santa may distribute. Attendance is limited to 90 attendees. Gwen Knighton will have flyers and reservation forms so you may sign up and pay at the November and December meetings.
If you cannot attend a meeting but want to sign up and pay.
Download the November Vegas Viking newsletter for ordering 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.
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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.
Monthly Pictures - Send me a photo to place here
Our Famous Viking Ship - Ormen Korte - photo by Lollo
Do you have a fun or a pet picture or a favorite picture, a grandchild perhaps, that you would like to see here?
Bring it to a meeting or email Lollo the Webmistress