Freya, the Nordic Valkyrie goddess of Love, Beauty and Fertility, rides a magnificent chariot drawn by her two large grey cats. Freya driving a chariot with her cats - Daughters Of Norway - Freya Lodge 50
Daughters Of Norway Freya Lodge 50 in bunads
Daughters Of Norway Freya Lodge 50 in bunads
Daughters of Norway - Freya Lodge #50

On November 14, 2009, our new Daughters of Norway, Freya Lodge #50, was warmly welcomed by the Grand Lodge and sister member Lodges, at an Institution Ceremony held in Spokane, Washington.

The purpose of Daughters of Norway is to unite into a sisterhood women who wish to preserve Scandinavian heritage, history, culture and language - and to build a strong support system and bond of friendship within the sisterhood.

We gather monthly to share Nordic folk tales, Scandinavian cooking, folk arts, language lessons and more. If you have Scandinavian family ties, or have an interest in Nordic culture, you can become a member - we look forward to seeing you!

Daughters Of Norway sharing history
Daughters of Norway sharing family histories
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Our summer garden party

We welcome your interest and inquiries! Our meetings are the 4th Saturday of the month at 10:30 am. Meeting locations vary. Details for each upcoming monthly meeting can also be seen on our FaceBook Daughters Of Norway Freya page :)

Please email or call to learn more about our organization.

Contact:

Freya Lodge #50, Daughters of Norway
Sonia Bertsch, president: 509-879-2274
Email: slbertsch@aol.com

Website: www.daughtersofnorwayfreya.org
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/daughtersofnorwayfreya


NEXT MEETING: "KNordic KNitting"!

NordicFairIsleHatNordic MittensNordic Sweater

WHEN: April 26th, 2014
Saturday at 10:00AM
(Please note the earlier time)

WHERE: A Grand Yarn, 1220 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane (between 12th & 13th, across from St. John's Cathedral) - 455-8213. There is very limited parking in front, but more available in back of store with rear entrance door. Also parking is available on the neighboring streets.

PARKING: It's alright to park in the Ginger Restaurant parking lot, but NOT Baskin and Robbins. As well, there are 3 parallel parking spaces across the 'drive thru' from Beau K Florist. Please DON'T park in Beau K's spots as their delivery trucks are busy going in and out on Saturdays. Carpooling is a great idea.

WHAT: PLEASE NOTE that we've had a change of venue for April's program on yarns and Scandinavian knitting patterns and designs. Instead of meeting at Paradise Fibers, we'll meet at a very cozy yarn shop, "A Grand Yarn".

The meeting will be a presentation on the intricate and beautiful Nordic-style of knitting...something we all love to wear! "A Grand Yarn" Owner Nancy Blossom and her daughter, Libby Blossom, are the mother/daughter ownership team. Nancy has an academic career as a professor of Interior Design and is an expert knitter - the Faire Isle design is her specialty. Libby comes from a Consulting and Architectural background and is a newbie knitter and is creative and talented in her own rite. This shop is on par with the finest shops one finds in Europe and it will be tempting for knitters and non-knitters alike to enroll in some of the wonderful classes "A Grand Yarn" offers!

Please add to the fun of this gathering by bringing your own example of Scandinavian/Nordic sweaters/mittens/hats/scarves to share with the membership. Whether it's something handed down through your family or something you created yourself, we'd love to see and to learn about it.

Please enjoy your breakfast prior to arriving this time - due to the coziness of the space and to ensure the yarns are kept clean, there will be no snacks or drinks provided at this meeting.

Kindly RSVP to Judy if you plan to attend, at 509-448-1182 or email her at rowands@msn.com

Hope you can join us for this truly Scandinavian cultural event!

Sonia Bertsch, President

Email Sonia: SLBERTSCH@AOL.COM
Phone: 509-879-2274

IMAGES:

  • Nordic Mittens from Nordic Heritage Museum www.nordicmuseum.org
  • #08 Fair Isle Hat from Vogue Knitting Fall 2011 - http://twostrands.com/designs/
  • Nordic Sweater - SOLD from Groovintuesday Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/listing/63113599/80s-wool-sweater-cardigan-skjaeveland

OF INTEREST:

:: Daughters Of Norway Standard Application Form

If you would like to join the Daughters Of Norway Freya Lodge #50, you can print out the convenient, printable application form below and bring it with you to the next meeting!

To be eligible for standard membership in a subordinate lodge of the Daughters of Norway, a woman must:

  1. be of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish birth or descent; or
  2. be married, or have been married to a man of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish birth or descent; or
  3. have a "slektning" (relative) married to a person of Norwegian birth or descent.
  4. She must be at least thirteen years of age.
Download Standard Membership application form HERE.

:: Grand Lodge Scholarship Application and Guidelines

The Grand Lodge Daughters of Norway offers scholarships to full-time college, university, technical or vocational students who are either a member of, or related to a member of the Daughters of Norway. Applicants must have at least sophomore standing and a GPA of at least 2.7. They must complete the application form and ensure that it, and all required documentation is received by the Grand Lodge Scholarship Chairperson, postmarked by June 1, 2014.

The number of applications varies with the funds, but at least one award of $1,000 is offered each year, with a second award in Convention years.

Download Scholarship application form HERE.

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