Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sons of Norway on Facebook

This morning as I was sipping my first cup of decaffeinated brown water coffee and thinking about what's left to be done before the next issue of the Sons of Norway Adivsor goes to print I decided I needed a 5-minute mental vacation. So, I started doing some random searches for "Sons of Norway" on the internet and found some pretty interesting stuff.

For example, did you know that there are more than 20 different groups on Facebook that are dedicated to Sons of Norway? They range in membership from just one or two members into the hundreds. I think this is great. In fact, I even set up an international Sons of Norway group this morning. If you're interested, please join the group by clicking here. If you want to view all the Facebook groups for Sons of Norway, you can click here. What's more, there are even some lodges that have Facebook pages now. I think that's a great idea, especially for lodges who don't have a "web person" to create a lodge website. Kudos to Southern Star Lodge 3-360, Nordahl Grieg Lodge 6-052 and Northern Lights Lodge 4-493, among others!

After finding all that, I had to check out MySpace to see if there was more to be found. There sure were. For example, Edvard Grieg Lodge 6-074 has a Myspace page for lodge information and announcements, which is very nice looking with clean design. Good job.

It's nice to see our members are starting to embrace the social media channels. Whether you like them or not (I have a mixed opinion myself) they're most likely here to stay. That being the case, I'd love to hear if any of the readers have some ideas about how these websites could be used by lodges or districts for recruitment or retention purposes. If you have some thoughts, please leave a comment below so others can read it as well.

Ok, back to the Advisor. Have a great day and be sure to check back later today or tomorrow morning for the Bill Fosmoe interview!


MJ said...

I didn't even know my own lodge has a facebook page until now. Thanks for getting the info out.

Paul K. Gjenvick said...

This is a great idea! I recently added pages on Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn for the Vennekretsen Lodge #3-678 of Atlanta, Georgia. (see