Being apart of the Scandinavian countries, Iceland has many wonderful neighbors and just how we like to preserve our Icelandic heritage, there are several other clubs and communities of Scandinavian decent that like to do so as well. Watertown Sons of Norway, in Watertown, SD, is a club that is very proud of their Norwegian heritage and recently they have been wanting to learn more about their neighbor countries. Last Thursday, September 21, Linda Frey, (filling in for the INLNA president Sunna Furstenau), shared information about her home country, Iceland. Linda enjoyed elaborating about the beauty of Iceland, the customs and culture of the people, and stories of her own. Linda was proud to share how our Northeastern Icelandic community holds firmly on to those Icelandic roots, preserve the history of the beloved Icelandic settlers and instill the ways of an Icelander around the community. She was welcomed by many wonderful Norwegians, their great stories and treated with refreshments in good company after the presentation. Linda says Takk fyrir mig or like our neighbors say, Tusen takk for meg!
If you would like to know more about our neighbor club, Sons of Norway visit https://www.sofn.com/about_us/
Congratulations are in order for Sunna Pam Furstenau as the president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, presented her with the The Order of the Falcon. The Icelandic community is very proud of Sunna for receiving this prestigious award. To find out more about the ceremony and The order of the Falcon, check out the post on the Icelandic Roots webpage link, written by Doug Hanson. https://www.icelandicroots.com/single-post/2017/09/18/The-Icelandic-Order-of-the-Falcon
Photo Credit: Kent Lárus Björnsson
Come out and celebrate your Icelandic heritage with plenty of Icelanders and people of Icelandic decent. Not of Icelandic decent? Not a problem, you can pretend to be one for the weekend – we are sure you will fit right in! Here is the schedule for the fun weekend ahead!
Hope to see you at ‘The Deuce!’ Check out the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS below.
If you have not paid your membership dues yet or if you can make a donation, please do so at these links: MEMBERSHIP — DONATION
Can you help out? Even if it is just an hour or two – Click this link: VOLUNTEER or contact Jolene, Curt, Susan, or Darren
The 97th Annual Icelandic National League of North America Convention was recently held in Vancouver, British Columbia at the River Rock Casino Resort. To read more about the Vancouver convention and hear some of the speakers: http://www.inlofna.org/2016-Convention-in-Vancouver
North Dakota was well represented with Susan Herman Atwood, Liane Johnson, Junell Halldorson Jonasson, Doreen Kristjanson Marson, Jolene Halldorson, and Sunna Pam Olafson Furstenau.
We are so excited to bring the 2017 Convention to North Dakota. Plans are underway and we are searching for more volunteers to help with the planning and the days of the convention – May 4-7, 2017. If you can help in any way, please contact us! We need silent and live auction items and also donations of any amount.
It was a very fun convention and we hope to see you in Grand Forks!