Daughters of Norway lodge forming in area

Submitted Photo 2016-2018 Grand Lodge Board Members.

Be a part of over 100 years of history!

Women of Norwegian descent are forming a new group in the Minot area. Dressed in colorful regional costumes (bunads) or Norwegian sweaters several officers of the Grand Lodge, and members of the Daughters of Norway, will be attending the Norsk Hostfest in the Daughters of Norway informational booth.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m, the local Minot women plan to host a potluck and welcome potential members to the organizational meeting. Jill Beatty, organizational consultant, will show a power point presentation on the “History of the Daughters of Norway.” The presentation and potluck meeting will take place at the Minot Public Library in the North room, located at 516 2nd Avenue SW.

Potential members interested in attending this event should contact Laura Sweet at minotdaughtersofnorway@gmail.com or call 770-7769 by Sept. 25.

Daughters of Norway is a non-profit organization open to women of Norwegian/Nordic heritage. To be eligible for Standard Membership in a subordinate lodge of the Daughters of Norway, a woman shall: a) Be at least 13 years of age. b) Be of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish birth or descent; or c) Have, or had, a spouse of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish birth or descent; or d) Have a “slektning” (relative) married to a person of Norwegian birth or descent.

Submitted Photo Daughters of Norway of the Pacific Coast Convention photo. Circa early 1900s

The mission and purpose of the Daughters of Norway is to unite into a sisterhood, women who wish to preserve Norwegian heritage; maintain among members a knowledge of the history, culture and language of Norway; and build a strong support system and bond of friendship within the sisterhood.

Lodges are located throughout the central and western United States. See www.daughtersofnorway.org for more information about lodges and the Daughters of Norway organization.

Check the group’s Minot Facebook page or stop by their booth at Hostfest for more information and to sign-up.


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