2011 Activity Kalender:
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We have started a scrapbook with pictures of Ulseth Lodge past events,
so if you have any pictures you could share for this scrapbook, please bring them to our meetings!
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2011 Kalendar: (please email Connie email webmaster if you have pictures that can be included here)
Sunday, 9 January 2011, 6:30 pm. General membership meeting at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock, to plan the 2011 Kalendar for the Ulseth Lodge. Please bring a desert or finger food to share; coffee and juice will be available. All members are invited to attend to have in-put in your Lodge kalender of events. What did you like or disslike or want to add? Excellent program will be provided by Lois & Gary Blau's 'Cabin Experiences in Norway'.
Book Club! 19 January 2011 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway,
Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, 1100 College Avenue in Houghton. January book is "Pan" by Knut
29 January 2011 Saturday, Finnish Heikinpäivä parade in Hancock. Volunteers are needed to carry our Sons of Norway Barneløpet (youth ski race) banner: 10:30 am meet at Bridge School; parade starts at 11am.
4 February Friday, 6pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a Scandinavian movie, "Hunger" based on the book by Knut Hamsun plus an interview with director Henning Carlsen. Bring your own snack or have some of our popcorn/soda. The story: In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment his is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride. Info on this 1966 film found here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061042/
12 February 2011 Saturday, 7:30 pm MTU Winter Carnival,
Chemistry Bldg #19 MTU, potluck snacks & drinks; watch Torchlight parade and
Tech Winter Carnival Torch Light Parade down Mt Ripley & Fireworks. The Sons
of Norway, Ulseth Lodge members have reserved a room on the campus of MTU to
view the parade and fireworks that start at 8:30pm from the warmth of the Chemical Sciences Building.
That is building number 19 on the campus map here:
www.mtu.edu/tools/map.html We will meet and socialize with family and
friends starting at 7:30pm Saturday in second floor room 208, the
Chemistry Learning Center. Juice and coffee will be provided; please bring a Norwegian dessert snack or
finger food and watch this spectacular
event! Please enter the building from the main entrance; across from the Union.
13 February 2011 Sunday, at noon: Barneløpet (children's ski event) at Hancock's Maasto Hiihto classic cross country ski trail, sponsored by our Ulseth Lodge, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, Portage Health System, City of Hancock. Registration at 1 pm in the Chalet; ski starts from 2 pm to 3 pm for ages 3 to 17 and parents and community! Volunteers are needed to bring baked goods, help with the race, and inside the Chalet for this 4th Annual event. Contact the Stordahls' 492-0292 if you can help. Click here for registration form. Click here to see pictures of last year's, 2010, Barneløpet taken by KeweenawNow journalist.
Book Club! 16 February 2011 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm
Sons of Norway, Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue in Houghton. February book is to read 3
short stories from An Everyday Story, edited by Katheine Hanson. They are
about women's lives during the past century, by Norwegian women authors. The
authors are Analeie Skram, Cora Sandel ('The Mystery"), and Inger Hagerup.
Nancy Imm has a copy of the book she is sharing with us.
Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 The Barnebirkie near Hayward, Wisconsin is a race for over 1,000 children during the famous annual Brikebeiner cross country ski race in nearby Hayward/Cable. It is a tribute to the original Birkebeiner ski marathon in Norway to save the infant future King of Norway in 1206. The Sons of Norway, District 5, sponsors the cookie tent at the children's race; our Ulseth Lodge is asked to send cookies to give to the children as they finish the race. So if you can donate some cookies to this event, please package them in a box or ice cream bucket (not wrapped individually) and label the container Ulseth Lodge cookies and the amount of cookies enclosed (Nancy has containers you can use). Bring the cookies to the kitchen of Gloria Dei Lutheran church in Hancock sometime by noon Tuesday Feb 22nd. Local members, xxx & Nancy Imm volunteer at the race and will deliver our cookies again this year. click here to see a video of a previous Barnebirkie in Hayward, Wisc.
Sunday, 13 March 2011 Sunday, 2-6 pm Ulseth Lodge celebrates Vinterfestuka with a ski/snowshoe and potluck dinner. Gather at the Chalet at Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock. We will eat at 5:00 in the warm Chalet and ski or snow shoe on the trails anytime after 2:00. Bring soups, crockpots, breads, desserts and your own plates and eating utensils; if you can bring soup or chili for this please contact Stordahls 482-0292. It is supposed to be a full moon that week so we could go out after dinner also. Bring the family, friends and a dish to pass and enjoy the great outdoors! March is the month that Northern Norway celebrates Vinterfestuka to honor the Sun Goddess, Sunna. This festival begins at first Sun and continues until evening shadows darken the sky. They celebrate the sun because they live without seeing the sun during some months in the winter. At this day they celebrate that the sun has arrived again.
Book Club! 16 March 2011 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm
Sons of Norway, Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue in Houghton. Our March book is
is "Berlin Poplars" by Anne B. Ragde
April 2011; no general meeting, No book club in May, Board meets: day and time TBD.
17 May 2011: Tuesday, 5:00-9pm, Annual
celebration! To be held at the Shelden Grill, Magnuson Hotel (Franklin
Square Inn). At 5pm, will be a Social and Children's activities along with
an informal talk about contemporary Syttende Mai celebrations in Norway by
visiting professor from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, HANS HOIDALEN. At
6pm, we will have a Norwegian Dinner! At 7pm, our Norwegian program will
Program will be by Terry Smythe with a presentation about her 270 mile bicycle
race in 25 hours thru Norway! Terry and another local friend plan to race in
Norway again in 2012.
There will be $12 meal charge per adult, $7.50 for children.
RSVP's are needed by Sunday, May 15th, so they can plan the food details and room seating.
Remember, this is an important membership and recruitment event, so please invite and bring potential members or anyone interested in this great presentation!
Syttende Mai is the Norwegian Constitution Day celebration, much like America's 4th of July, and is one of Norway's most important Celebrations of the Year, so you do not want to miss this! If you have them, wear your Norwegian clothing or red and royal blue colors!
Book Club! 18 May 2011 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway, Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue in Houghton. May book is "The Vikings" by Johannes Brondsted ( first published in 1960, new translation in 1965) Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection. email
18, 2011; 6pm dinner, Sankthansaften
(Longest Day) Celebration!
At the BREAKERS SHELTER in McLain State
Park*, off M203 past Hancock; potluck dinner and watch sun set on the longest day of the
year! Dinner will be at 6:00pm, featuring a
Fish Fry by members Shirley and
Jerry Lamppa! The rest of us will bring all the rest of the fixings. There
will be a few Brats grilled for those non-fish eaters. If you have never
tried the Lamppa's fish, you will be in for an awesome treat! NOTE we
will be in the BREAKERS SHELTER this year on the far West of the Park, about
a mile past the Park Entrance. There
will be a small charge to defray the cost of the fresh fish; please call
Eileen at 482-0292 for rsvp on the fish/brats and what you will bring. This fun
event will include games for kids of all ages and social hour starting
before the 6pm dinner. If you have a fun Norwegian t-shirt, wear it! Bring your dish to
pass, your fav beverage, and bring your own plates and utensils.
The summer solstice, is celebrated in Norway every June on the longest day of the year. It is called Jonsok/Sankthansaften or St. Hans Aften (St. John's Eve) in Norway; June 24th is the birthday of
Bridgefest schedule on Father's Day weekend: http://www.bridgefestfun.com/events.php
Our event is on Saturday evening so you could also attend the Scandinavia Fest in Marquette 11am-10pm at Presque Isle Park.
*There may be a Fee to drive into
McLain State Park if you do not already have your "P" sticker on your car's
Remember, call Eileen at 482-0292 for RSVP on how many will be eating fish and what dish you will bring to share.
2011 Saturday, Lodge Meeting and
Heritage Days in Calumet, need volunteers
to guide visitors around the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Calumet for
Heritage Days! (NLC is the future home of the Ulseth Lodge!)
(2010 Cancelled: the vafler (waffles) booth fundraiser.)
Book Club! 27 August 2011 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway, Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at the Michigan Tech library snack bar at 5:00 pm for a light supper and to discuss the book before we go together to hear the Author talk at 7 in the Rosza! The Summer book is "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Wall. You can either buy the book locally new or used on line or borrow it from a club member: Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection. email
Saturday, 17 September 2011; 9 am-11;
CANCELLED Fall Round-up Rally Lodge meeting! Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock;
Please attend our Frokost møte!
Including pannekake frokost, meeting and program, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock.
This will be a breakfast meeting, serving Norwegian waffles w/ lingonberry
jam, sausage, hard & soft boiled eggs, juice, milk, & coffee. There will be
a $5.00 charge per person. Bring a dozen or so of your favorite ginger snap,
shortbread or sugar cookies or blueberry muffins for enjoyment with coffee
RSVP to the Stordahls at 482-0292 by noon Friday 9/16 so we can get the necessary food items and to indicate if you can help in the kitchen set up &/or clean up.
We are encouraged to Please bring guests who may be interested in the Culture and Heritage of Norway and in joining our Lodge! Meeting will be done in time to watch the Parade of Nations starting at 11am in front of the old middle school in Hancock! Who will carry our Norwegian Flags this year?
Book Club! 21 September 2011 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway, Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue in Houghton. September book is "Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie" by Raymond Strait. You can either buy the book locally new or used on line or borrow it from a club member: Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection. email
9 October 2010; Sunday 6 PM,
Lodge Meeting: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1000 Quincy Street in Hancock; Nomination Committee,
reports, and Plans will be discussed for the Norwegian Julefest meeting,
potluck and silent auction in December. Following the meeting, a
biographical film of the life of Sonja Henie, the great Norwegian figure
skater, will be shown. A light "lunch" will be served during the meeting.
Please contact Eileen Stordahl <email@example.com> (or call 482-0292)
for an estimate of attendees.
Book Club! 19 October 2011 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway, Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue in Houghton. October book is "The Land Remembers" by Ben Logan. You can either buy the book locally new or used on line or borrow it from a club member: Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection. email
13 November 2011 Sunday 6 pm Ulseth Lodge
Pizza Party and General membership meeting!
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock; election of Officers for 2012 and program TBA. The Pizza party and desert will be coordinated by Ralph and Patty Lund. Please contact the Lunds before noon on Sunday so they can estimate number of pizza 337.3393. There will be a $5 donation to help with those expenses.
Bryan Milde will conduct the election of new officers. Please contact Bryan if you would be interested in serving or if you can no longer serve.
The Norwegian Book Club will meet Wednesday, November 16, at 11:30am-1pm; at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Ave. in Houghton, to discuss "Our Daily Bread" by Kalle Paatalo. This is one of a series of autobiographical novels by the most famous Finnish author of the last century. It details everyday life of rural Finns, in English translation. Everyone welcome! (the book club will not meet in Dec, see you again Jan 18th.)
Our 2011 slate of
elected Officers and
Program Appointees are:
President - Wayne Stordahl,
VP - Bryan Milde,
Secretary and Hospitality - Eileen Stordahl,
Treasurer - Gregory Odegard,
Music - Robin Øye
Programs - All of Us!
Membership - Bryan Milde
Audit Comm - Joseph Mihal and Clarence Monette
Webmaster and Publicity - Connie Julien,
Adopt a School Program Rep: Ardys Maki
Sports & Recreation Directors: Nancy Imm and Ronda Bogan
Youth Director: Haley Vingsness
Trustees: Maggie Vanek, Ronda Bogan, Karen Johnson.
Foundation Director: Lois Blau
4 December 2011 Sunday 4:30 pm, Annual Julefest celebration and pot luck dinner, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock; Program, games and Silent Auction! We will have a huge Silent Auction this Julefest from a gift of many Norse items from a Keweenaw resident who recently moved away. (If you have items this year, please arrive early (4pm) with your silent auction items and give us an idea of minimum price. Nancy Imm and Patricia Van Pelt will coordinate the auction. Click here for a Donation/Bid form to fill out in advance for your donations.) If you need a ride, please contact us. If you have them, wear your Norwegian clothing or red and royal blue colors and bring your tasty Norwegian specialty foods! The lodge will provide juice and coffee. Pot Luck Dinner at 5:30. To coordinate the pot luck dishes, please contact Eileen Stordahl.482-0292. We also like to donate to the GDLC food drive box, so bring in a non-perishable food item to add to the box! If you have been collecting used postal stamps for the Norwegian children's charity TUBFRIM, bring them too! If you have taken any pictures of our Ulseth Lodge events, bring them to include in our album! Program which includes an old fashioned Christmas Carol sing a long, begins at 6:30.
And a Norwegian New Year's Song:
Auld Lang Syne by Sissel, a Norwegian Soprano
Ulseth Lodge Videos:
Julefest 2008: Ole & Lena skit by our local Ole & Lena, Paul and Sue Slinde!
Syttende Mai 2009 program: Norwegian Waltz composed by Connie Julien's Norwegian grandfather, Arthur Bell (1886-1966) performed by Dave Bezotte with Luke Dedo.
Julefest 2009: video of Lief playing Edvard Grieg on piano
We have started a scrapbook with pictures of Ulseth Lodge past events, so if you have any pictures you could share for this scrapbook, please bring them to our meetings!
Here are a few Julefest songs on youtube: Kerstin Blodig: Det kimer nu til Julefest and Sissel album "Glade Jul (Silent Night)"
Adopt a School Program Coordinator
pic needed here!
(Nancy's husband, Richard, passed away
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2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, current year
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