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2014 Activity Kalender:

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Click here for the Norwegian Anthem with the lyrics that we sing at each meeting.
You can see and sing Norwegian Anthem here with the words also in English shown.

Click here for
Instructions on how to say/sing the Norwegian Table Prayer

We have started a scrapbook with pictures of Ulseth Lodge past events,
so if you have any pictures you could share for this scrapbook, please bring them to our meetings! 
We also collect USED postal stamps, please bring them to any meeting!

2014 Kalendar of Upcoming Events: (please email Connie email webmaster if you have pictures that can be included here)

Our Lodge Norwegian book club generally meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, see below:

2014 Activity Kalender:


15 January 2014 Wednesday 11:30am at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1100 College Ave, Houghton: The Norwegian Book Club meets! Please join us by reading the January book: we will discuss "The Dream We Carry; Selected and Last Poems of Olav Hauge" . You can find it, or order it, at North Wind Books Store at Finlandia.  Please join us! contact Lois B for more info.

  JANUARY 25, 2014 Saturday, Heikinpäivä Festival in Hancock. The Ulseth Lodge will walk in the parade carrying the Sons of Norway Barnelopet banner, 4 volunteers needed! (meet at parade gathering just before parade)  Heikinpaiva Events: Tori Market 10am-3pm at FAHC, Parade 11-11:30am, Wife Carry Contest 11:30 and other fun family events next to FAHC right after the parade.


Saturday the 8th of February: 7:30 pm MTU Winter Carnival, Chemistry Bldg #19 MTU, potluck snacks & drinks; watch Torchlight parade and Fireworks! Michigan Tech Winter Carnival Torch Light Parade down Mt Ripley & Fireworks. The Sons of Norway, Ulseth Lodge members have reserved a room on the campus of MTU to view the parade and fireworks that start at 8:45pm from the warmth of the Chemical Sciences Building. That is the building at the top of the turn around circle, number 19 on the campus map here: We will meet and socialize with family and friends starting at 7:30pm Saturday in second floor room 208, the Chemistry Learning Center. (Saturday's Tech hockey game starts at 5pm.) Juice and coffee will be provided; please bring a Norwegian dessert snack or finger food and watch this spectacular event!

9 February 2014 Sunday: Barneløpet (children's ski event) at Hancock's Maasto Hiihto classic cross country ski trail, sponsored by our Ulseth Lodge, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, and the City of Hancock. Registration at 1 pm in the Hancock Chalet  for ages 3 to 17 and parents and community! Ski starts with age groups at 2 pm. Skiers who register and finish will receive a large enameled color medal. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available at the Chalet after the ski.  Volunteers are needed to bring baked goods, help with the race, and inside the Chalet for this 7th Annual event. Contact the Stordahls' 492-0292 if you can help.  Click here for registration form. Click here to see pictures of the 2010 year's, Barneløpet taken by KeweenawNow journalist.

Book Club! On Wednesday, February 19th the Norwegian Book Club will meet and discuss the book O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century.  Contact Patti Lund for more meeting info.

The two Birkerbeiners brought the young Haakon Haakonssøn to safety in 1206 across the stormy and dangerous mountains from Lillehammer to Østerdalen. Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 The Barnebirkie near Hayward, Wisconsin is a race for over 1,000 children during the famous annual Brikebeiner cross country ski race in nearby Hayward/Cable. It is a tribute to the original Birkebeiner ski marathon in Norway to save the infant future King of Norway in 1206. The Sons of Norway, District 5, sponsors the cookie tent at the children's race; our Ulseth Lodge is asked to send cookies to give to the children as they finish the race. So if you can donate some cookies to this event, please package them in a box or ice cream bucket (not wrapped individually) and label the container Ulseth Lodge cookies and the amount of cookies enclosed. Bring the cookies to the kitchen of Gloria Dei Lutheran church in Hancock and place in the refrigerator sometime by 4pm Tuesday Feb 18th.  Local members, Ralph and Pattie Lund are going to attend the District 5 meeting and will deliver our cookies again this year. Contact the Lunds if you have any questions.
Click here to see a video of a previous Barnebirkie in Hayward, Wisc.



Annual Julefest! December xx, 2014 Sunday 3 pm, Annual Julefest celebration program, with short music sing-a-long, and pot luck dinner, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock; Program is Odegard Family experiences in Norway !  If you need a ride, please contact us. If you have them, wear your Norwegian clothing or red and royal blue colors and bring your tasty Norwegian specialty foods! The lodge will provide juice and coffee.  We also like to donate to the GDLC food drive box, so bring in a non-perishable food item to add to the box! If you have been collecting used postal stamps for the Norwegian children's charity TUBFRIM, bring them too! If you have taken any pictures of our Ulseth Lodge events, bring them to include in our album!  Bring Family and Friends and Dish to pass!
If you have any questions, contact Ralph Lund (337-3392 or

Click to see activities from previous years:
200520062007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, current year


Our 2013 elected Officers and Program Appointees are:
President - Ralph Lund,
VP - Wayne Stordahl,
Secretary and Hospitality - Eileen Stordahl,
Treasurer - Gregory Odegard,
Music - Robin Øye
Cultural Director - Nancy Imm
Programs - All of Us!
Membership - Shirley Lamppa
Audit Comm - Bryan Milde and Ronda Bogan
Webmaster and Publicity - Connie Julien,
Adopt a School Program Rep: Ardys Maki
Sports & Recreation Directors: Nancy Imm and Ronda Bogan
Youth Director: need a volunteer!
Trustees: Maggie Vanek, Ronda Bogan, Karen Johnson.
Foundation Director: Lois Blau



Here are a few Norse Julefest songs on youtube:
Kerstin Blodig: Det kimer nu til Julefest  and Sissel album "Glade Jul (Silent Night)"

Sissel is a Norwegian soprano with a magnificent voice - this is her beautiful rendition of Auld Lang Syne.


We collect various items for youth fundraisers which you can bring along to any meeting:

Used postal stamps! We send these to Norway for handicapped and disadvantaged youth and send them to TUBFRIM. Please give the used stamps to Nancy Imm.

Here is the list of items the Hancock Middle School collects to raise funds, mostly for technology-type items, give them to Ardys Maki:
Box Tops for Education
Econo food receipts
Our Family labels (Econo)
Coke Rewards (bottle caps on 20-oz and liter bottles, also 12 packs)
Milk Caps (must be Morning Glory milk)
Campbell Soup labels


Norwegian goods
in the UP:
Traditional Norwegian Rosemaling and other Norwegian gift items by Pat Virch from Marquette
let me know of others in the UP!

Norwegian T-shirts and more:

Do you know any Norwegian Cafes in or near the UP?
If so, where are they? Contact us
Norske Nooks: in Wisconsin: Hayward, Rice Lake, Eau Claire, Osseo
Sunburg Creamery Cafe and Bakery, Sunburg, Mn (N of Wilmar)
Borgen's Cafe, Westby, Wisc (SE of LaCrosse)
Carl's Lefse, Hawley, Mn (W of Duluth 220 miles, 20 miles E Fargo, ND) home of the Hjemkomst Viking sailing ship
Sister Bay Cafe, Solbjorgs, Sister Bay, Wisc (Northern Door County, NE of Green Bay) Awesome Lefse here!!
Al Johnson's Swedish Cafe & Butik, Sister Bay, Northern Door County, Wisc (Swedish food, but no lefse)
Swedish Pantry, Escanaba, MI (Swedish food, but no lefse)
Countryside Lefse LLC, Blair, Wisc 1-800-584-6789 (great lefse to order or buy in grocery stores etc, no store to enter)

Norwegian Table Prayer

I Jesu navn går vi til bords
å spise, drikke på ditt ord.
Deg, Gud til ære, oss til gavn,
Så får vi mat i Jesu navn.
  In Jesus' name to the table we go
To eat and drink according to His word.
To God the honor, us the gain,
So we have food in Jesus' name.

Instructions on how to say/sing the Norwegian Table Prayer

Norwegian Stave Church replicas in America:


Ulseth Lodge Videos:

Julefest 2008: Ole & Lena skit by our local Ole & Lena, Paul and Sue Slinde!

Syttende Mai 2009 program: Norwegian Waltz composed by Connie Julien's Norwegian grandfather, Arthur Bell (1886-1966) performed by Dave Bezotte with Luke Dedo.

   Julefest 2009: video of Lief playing Edvard Grieg on piano

We have started a scrapbook with pictures of Ulseth Lodge past events, so if you have any pictures you could share for this scrapbook, please bring them to our meetings!
Here are a few Julefest songs on youtube: Kerstin Blodig: Det kimer nu til Julefest  and Sissel album "Glade Jul (Silent Night)"

The Lord's Prayer in Old Norse



Sons of Norway, Ulseth Lodge
Ralph Lund President 337.3392 or email webmaster

Norwegian Lutheran Church
Historical Society
608 Elm Street
Calumet, Michigan 49913
(906) 337-3731 for further information or email webmaster

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