Elveby Welcome & Meeting Information

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Velkommen (welcome) to Elveby Lodge, Sons of Norway! We think you'd be hard-pressed to find an organization which enjoys its cultural heritage more, plus bringing benefits to its community. While Sons of Norway has been around for more than 100 years (see Sons of Norway Overview), Elveby Lodge is working on its 2nd decade of history in the Omaha area. We gather to learn, have fun, serve our community and fellowship at an average of 3-5 times each month; something of interest for just about anyone!


Check out our Calendar of Events for a summary of events.


 

 

Monthly Social Meeting

(3rd Sunday)

Monthly Business Meeting

(4th Monday)

3:00 p.m. program/social

6:30 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church

EricksonSederstrom Law Offices

3647 Lafayette Avenue

10330 Regency Pkwy Dr.

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE

 

(Please note that last minute schedule changes do occur. Check the current Elveby Posten newsletter or call one of the officers to confirm an activity.)


Our lodge normally holds its social meeting at 3:00 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of each month at Augustana Lutheran Church. Our social meetings always include a special program, fellowship activities and snacks or a potluck. We have a separate business meeting on the 4th Monday to organize activities and to conduct general lodge business (and enjoy more snacks, of course!).


Our lodge was formed in 1988 with over 400 charter members. Our present membership ages range from mid-20's to 80+ years of age with heritage (teenage) and youth members also.


A typical calendar year for Elveby members would include over 30 opportunities for fun, fellowship and Norwegian cultural activities. Programs normally include:


Heritage / Cultural - Norwegian Ethnic Festival, native costumes, Norwegian Independence Day celebration (Syttende Mai), dancing, trips, genealogy, language lessons, history, Mid-Summer Festival, geography, holiday customs, and more.


Social - bus trips to other festivals, visiting Norwegians, picnics, ethnic foods, cooking classes and book reviews.


Special - Annual Torsk/Meatball Dinner, music concerts, inter-lodge events with other Lodges, District and International Lodge events, travelogues, parades, lectures, Scandinavian events, etc.


Information - an outstanding (many think the best) local lodge newsletter every month plus the international Viking magazine (also monthly).


All local activities are coordinated, carried out and enjoyed by volunteers. New friendships are continuously forming and building! What we do is share and learn a lot about our Norwegian heritage and culture, enjoy excellent (optional !) insurance rates and have a lot of fun!


Elveby Lodge even has an official poem which summarizes its personality. Enjoy it!

  


Norwegian Table Prayer

i jesu navn g￿vi til bords

￿pise, ￿rikke p￿itt ord.

deg gud til ￿, oss til gavn

s￿￿vi mat i jesu navn.

Amen

 

(In Jesus' name we go to the table

To eat and drink at thy word.

To thy honor and for our benefit

We receive our food in Jesus' name.

Amen)


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