The meeting will be in two main parts:
Firstly, we will have a solemn remembrance of our dear member Gerry Schueman who, sadly, passed away on July 3, 2019. We will Drape the Charter in celebration of Gerry. Members will be offered the opportunity to speak about their memories of Gerry.
Secondly, as part of our Business Meeting, we will discuss the current financial information for Drott Lodge. Members will receive by email, prior to the meeting, Profit-and-Loss statements and Balance Sheets for the period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018 and for the period of October 1, 2018 – September 29, 2019.
Summaries of the financial results will be discussed for our two 2018 bazaar activities — our own bazaar and our participation at the SWEA/HoS bazaar. A proposed budget for year 2020 will be presented for review and approval by the Membership. The proposed budget will include proposed allocations, among others, for meeting and cultural activities, Special Goals donation and administrative expenses.
A Memorial service for Gerry Schueman will be held on October 26th, 2019 starting at 10.15 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101. Doors will open at 10 a.m. There will be a reception after the Memorial service.
Margaret Schueman has requested to receive RSVP’s. Participation can be submitted by sending a brief RSVP email to Arne Dunhem at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drott Lodge will be a vendor at the SWEA Bazaar. Buy your tickets ahead to avoid extra time in line!
Online ticket sales END at the end of November.
The cultural program at the February meeting is ‘An Emigrant’s Story’. CGR Janet Johnson (Drott Lodge member) will take us on a journey from Enoch Mattson’s homeland in Borstil, Sweden to his new home in Prentice, WI. Members will also create an interactive map to share where their Swedish emigrants came from in Sweden and where they landed in the USA.
SACC-DC and the Embassy of Sweden are thrilled to extend the invite to Swedish Heritage Night of 2020! Only $49 – includes a Caps T-shirt for everyone.
Cultural program: Pelle the No-Tail Cat. Marit Knollmueller, District 9 Cultural Leader and Drott Lodge Member, will take our members on a cat’s-eye journey through the streets of Uppsala. This family-friendly event is based on the popular children’s books by Gösta Knutsson.
Cultural program: Traditional Swedish Crafts Workshop.
Three local artisans will help you explore and develop your skills in the traditional Nordic crafts. This event is suitable for ages 8 and up.
Drott Lodge will enjoy its annual bonfire for Valborgs. Family lawn games with prizes for young and old alike.
Drott Lodge will have tables for imported gifts, Drott Lodge promotion and genealogy information.
In addition to the usual decorating of the maypole and procession with musicians, and potluck meal, Drott Lodge will have photo contests for babies and pets. Additionally we will host an open-faced sandwich contest judged by 4 celebrity judges.