Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 of Sons of Norway, July - August 2015 News
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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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President Bob Sturgeon
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Hot weather is finally here and I’m glad it took this long to get here. Can you imagine Vikings being in 105 F heat? I can’t find any information about the Vikings and hot weather but if they went to North Africa in the summer then surely they experienced high heat. Bet those wool clothes were swell in that climate. Especially if you wore wool underwear! UFF DA! We are looking at ways to cut down on our newsletter expenses and it was decided to have everyone with a computer receive the newsletter by email. No exceptions. This would cut our mailing down to 10 and Gwen could do this on her computer and mail it from home. It would save her a 40 mile trip and time going to the printer’s office. Thanks for your understanding in this situation.
The Helldorado Parade was weather perfect but our attendance was just 15. Where were you? The boat should’ve been full! Thankfully the real VIKINGS showed up!
The Syttende Mai picnic weather was also perfect with about 40 people showing up and the location was nice. It was next to the restrooms and Horse Shoe pits. I know some of you went to see Richel Kompst at Community Lutheran but where were the rest of you? Of all of our events the May 17 picnic should have the most attendance and there’s no reason for us to not have at least 70-90 in attendance!! Syttende Mai is on a Tuesday next year but I think we can get Spring Mountain State Park for May 14(Saturday) next year. If Helldorado falls on the 14th then I suggest we have the picnic and not participate in the Helldorado Parade OR do you want to participate in the parade and have the picnic the next day (Sunday May 15)? Let me know.
The Christmas Party will be scheduled for Dec. 5 from 11-4(Saturday) Terry has offered to be Santa (if the suit fits) for this year. Everyone must buy a gift for your child or children and be marked with their first and last name so Santa can read the label.
The June 4th meeting will be scholarship night so there will be very little business to conduct since we have 7 scholarships to hand out. On June 6th, at the Henderson Library on the corner of Sunset Rd. and Green Valley Pkwy(our old Bazaar site)watch Rick Senzig do a talk on Thor and Patrick Tarzi with friends will do a battle display like the one he demonstrated at our general meeting. This should be fun. Come on out and support them. I’ll be there. It’s not too early to get ready for Renfair. Let me know if you want to participate this year. We need at least 15 per day to stay eligible for next year.
We have an antique table/stand with a copper top that was used in Sweden, donated by Bee Belzone, that will be either auctioned off or silent auctioned at our October meeting with proceeds going to the scholarship fund in Donna Swartz’s name. I will bring it to the next meetings for your viewing. You must be a current member, in good standing, of the Vegas Viking lodge and must be present to win. Cash or check only. NO PAYPAL! I will not participate in the event and any questions or problems will be determined by me. Good luck.
Next but not least is ELECTIONS. Think about serving your lodge! You don’t have to be perfect to hold office. I will appoint a 3 member Election committee in August to take names of those that want to run for office and the positions they want to run for in our lodge. The bottom line is that we need new blood and new ideas. Aren’t you tired of seeing me in office? Do something about it! RUN FOR OFFIC.
Our May program will be presented by Richel Kompst fresh from her strip appearances in the lead roles of "Menopause the Musical". Richel was with the company for four years rotating into all the lead roles. She will present excerpts and insights from the show for our May program. An added bonus will be meeting her son Oliver who is one of our scholarship recipients this year and serves as her media staff and technical support.
Sunday 17 Mai 2015 Picnic
Mountain Crest Park,
4701 N Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89129
Pavilion C. Look for the flag.
Come join the fun at the 17 Mai Picnic, celebrating Norwegian Constitution day.
12:00 Noon till ......... or come earlier to help set-up or play. Bring your Norwegian flags.
Water park fun for the kids.
Close to the parking area.
Please bring a dish/chips/fruit/veggies/dessert or any favorite picnic item to share.
Also bring your beverage, the lodge will furnish water. hamburgers & hot dogs and condiments.
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Calendar 2015 - No meetings in June/July
||Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas NV
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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
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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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
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