2014 Activity Kalender:
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click here to visit the Sons
of Norway, District 5 webpage
Click here to join the Norwegian
Lutheran Church Historical Society of Calumet
for the Norwegian Anthem with the lyrics that we sing at each meeting.
You can see and sing
Norwegian Anthem here with the words also in English shown.
Click here for
Instructions on how to
say/sing the Norwegian Table Prayer
We have started a scrapbook with pictures of Ulseth Lodge past events,
you have any pictures you could share for this scrapbook, please bring them
to our meetings!
We also collect USED postal stamps, please bring them to any meeting!
2014 Kalendar of
Upcoming Events: (please email Connie
if you have pictures that can be included here)
Norwegian book club generally
meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, see below:
2014 Activity Kalender:
2014 Wednesday 11:30am at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1100 College Ave,
Houghton: The Norwegian Book Club meets! Please join us by reading the
January book: we will discuss "The
Dream We Carry; Selected and Last Poems of Olav Hauge" . You can find it, or order it, at
North Wind Books Store at Finlandia. Please join us! contact Lois B
for more info.
JANUARY 25, 2014 Saturday,
Heikinpäivä Festival in
Hancock. The Ulseth Lodge will walk in the parade carrying the Sons of
Norway Barnelopet banner, 4 volunteers needed! (meet at parade gathering
just before parade)
Tori Market 10am-3pm at FAHC, Parade 11-11:30am, Wife Carry
Contest 11:30 and other fun family events next to FAHC right after the
Saturday the 8th of February: 7:30 pm MTU Winter
Carnival, Chemistry Bldg #19 MTU, potluck snacks & drinks; watch Torchlight
parade and Fireworks!
Michigan 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 8:45pm from the warmth of the Chemical Sciences
Building. That is the building at the top of the turn around circle, number
19 on the campus map here:
We will meet and socialize with family and friends starting at 7:30pm
Saturday in second floor room 208, the Chemistry Learning Center.
(Saturday's Tech hockey game starts at 5pm.) Juice and coffee will be
provided; please bring a Norwegian dessert snack or finger food and watch
this spectacular event!
9 February 2014 Sunday: Barneløpet
(children's ski event) at
Maasto Hiihto classic cross country
ski trail, sponsored by our
Lodge, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club,
and the City of Hancock.
Registration at 1 pm in the Hancock Chalet for ages 3 to 17 and
parents and community! Ski starts with age groups at 2 pm. Skiers who
register and finish will receive a large enameled color medal. Hot chocolate
and cookies will be available at the Chalet after the ski. Volunteers are needed to bring baked goods,
help with the race, and inside the Chalet for this 7th Annual event. Contact the Stordahls'
you can help. Click here for
form. Click here to see pictures of the 2010 year's,
taken by KeweenawNow journalist.
On Wednesday, February 19th the Norwegian Book Club will
meet and discuss the book O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. O
Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of
Swedish immigrants in the farm country near the
fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th
century. Contact Patti Lund for more meeting info.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 The
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. Bring the cookies to
the kitchen of Gloria Dei Lutheran church in Hancock and place in the
refrigerator sometime by 4pm Tuesday Feb 18th.
Local members, Ralph and Pattie Lund are going to attend the District 5
meeting and will deliver our cookies again this year. Contact
the Lunds if you have any questions.
Click here to see a video of a previous Barnebirkie in Hayward, Wisc.
Annual Julefest! December
xx, 2014 Sunday 3 pm,
Annual Julefest celebration program, with short music sing-a-long, and pot luck dinner, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock; Program is Odegard Family experiences in Norway ! 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. 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! Bring
Family and Friends and Dish to pass!
If you have any questions, contact Ralph Lund (337-3392 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click to see activities from previous years:
2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, current year
Our 2013 elected Officers
and Program Appointees are:
President - Ralph Lund,
VP - Wayne Stordahl,
Secretary and Hospitality - Eileen Stordahl,
Treasurer - Gregory Odegard,
Music - Robin Øye
Cultural Director - Nancy Imm
Programs - All of Us!
Membership - Shirley Lamppa
Audit Comm - Bryan Milde and Ronda Bogan
Webmaster and Publicity - Connie Julien,
Adopt a School Program Rep: Ardys Maki
Sports & Recreation Directors: Nancy Imm and Ronda Bogan
Youth Director: need a volunteer!
Trustees: Maggie Vanek, Ronda Bogan, Karen Johnson.
Foundation Director: Lois Blau
Sissel is a Norwegian soprano with a magnificent voice - this is her
beautiful rendition of
Auld Lang Syne.
Here are a few Norse Julefest songs on youtube:
Blodig: Det kimer nu til Julefest and
Sissel album "Glade Jul (Silent Night)"
We collect various items for
youth fundraisers which you can bring along to any meeting:
Used postal stamps!
We send these to Norway for handicapped and disadvantaged youth and
send them to
the used stamps to Nancy Imm.
Here is the list of items the Hancock Middle School
collects to raise funds, mostly for technology-type items, give them to
Box Tops for Education
Econo food receipts
Our Family labels (Econo)
Coke Rewards (bottle caps on 20-oz and liter bottles, also 12 packs)
Milk Caps (must be Morning Glory milk)
Campbell Soup labels
in the UP:
Norwegian Rosemaling and other Norwegian gift items by Pat Virch from
let me know of others in the UP!
Norwegian T-shirts and more:
Do you know any
Norwegian Cafes in or near the UP?
If so, where are they?
Norske Nooks: in Wisconsin: Hayward, Rice Lake, Eau Claire, Osseo
Sunburg Creamery Cafe and Bakery, Sunburg, Mn (N of Wilmar)
Westby, Wisc (SE of LaCrosse)
Carl's Lefse, Hawley, Mn (W of Duluth 220 miles, 20 miles E Fargo, ND) home
Hjemkomst Viking sailing ship
Sister Bay Cafe,
Sister Bay, Wisc (Northern Door County, NE of Green Bay) Awesome Lefse
Al Johnson's Swedish Cafe & Butik, Sister Bay, Northern Door County, Wisc
(Swedish food, but no lefse)
Swedish Pantry, Escanaba, MI (Swedish food, but no lefse)
Countryside Lefse LLC,
Blair, Wisc 1-800-584-6789 (great lefse to order or buy in grocery stores
etc, no store to enter)
|I Jesu navn går vi
å spise, drikke på ditt ord.
Deg, Gud til ære, oss til gavn,
Så får vi mat i Jesu navn.
||In Jesus' name to the table we go
To eat and drink according to His word.
To God the honor, us the gain,
So we have food in Jesus' name.
Instructions on how to say/sing the Norwegian Table Prayer
Church replicas in America:
The Lord's Prayer in
Sons of Norway, Ulseth Lodge
Ralph Lund President 337.3392 or
Norwegian Lutheran Church
608 Elm Street
Calumet, Michigan 49913
(906) 337-3731 for further
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