Thursday, April 3, 2014

National Volunteer Week

Next week marks the 40th National Volunteer Week (NVW), which is a time for all organizations, including Sons of Norway, to celebrate the good work of its members and the positive impact they make on communities throughout North America and Norway. Specifically, NVW is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

What’s more, National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.

So, to mark the occasion, we are asking all lodges to share their volunteer activities with us! Let us know what kinds of projects you are undertaking, let us know what the impact on your community is and if it was successful. Also, don’t forget that Sons of Norway  has the “Spotlight on Volunteerism” contest, where lodges can submit their own volunteerism stories for a chance to he highlighted in Viking magazine. To learn more about this project, contact Membership Coordinator, Joe Eggers at

In the meantime, we hope everyone enjoys National Volunteer Week and undertakes a new project for the betterment of their community!

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