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
Daughters Of Norway summer meeting
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.


Freya Lodge #50, Daughters of Norway
Sonia Bertsch, president: 509-879-2274


NEXT MEETING: KNordic KNitting!

NordicFairIsleHatNordic MittensNordic Sweater

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

WHERE: The Grand Yarn, 1220 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane (between 12th & 13th, across from St. John's Cathedral)

WHAT: The meeting will be a presentation on the intricate and beautiful Nordic-style of knitting...something we all love to wear! Bring your own true Nordic sweaters/mittens/hats/scarves for Show and Tell too! More information to follow later this month.

Sonia Bertsch, President

Phone: 509-879-2274


  • Nordic Mittens from Nordic Heritage Museum
  • #08 Fair Isle Hat from Vogue Knitting Fall 2011 -
  • Nordic Sweater - SOLD from Groovintuesday Etsy Shop -


:: 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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