As secretary of the Poulsbo Sons of Norway, one of my jobs is filling out the annual Family Lodge of the Year and activity forms that go to our zone director and eventually to International in Minneapolis. This means tracking all the volunteer hours for everything that many of our members do for the lodge during the year.
The remarkable part about this project is finding how many things our members do. We are very fortunate to have such an active youth membership and dedicated youth directors, as well as cultural elements that are important. While many of us are involved in just one activity, such as kaffe stua luncheon, Rotary breakfast, lefse work parties, Friday night dinner, repair and maintenance of our facility, folk dance Mondays — to name only a few — we aren’t always aware of how many other events and activities are ongoing and going on.
Such a diverse number of activities! As one member said, “It’s a big tent and there is a place for everyone in it.” Every element is just as important as every other element and we all respect and honor those who make our lodge the remarkable organization that it is and, historically, has been.
Secretary, Poulsbo Sons of Norway