Karin Weeden of Drott Lodge will give a presentation on the many traditions in Sweden to celebrate Easter. She will show how to make authentic Swedish decorations and will offer insights into some “Holy Week” traditions that are very different to how it is celebrated in America. The buffet will feature traditional foods for Easter.
That will be followed by another 30 minute presentation by Charlotte Börjeson, a Delegate of the Vasa Order of Sweden and a representative from D.I.S (Digital Genealogical Society in Sweden) and member of Swede-Gen. Charlotte will give an overview of their online services which may connect with other genealogy websites our members are using or may be interested in. Her organization will participate in the May 2020 Scandinavian Genealogy conference being planned, in large part, by our Cultural Committee member, Janet Johnson.
This cultural program will be followed by a business meeting. Both parts are free and open to visitors.
Information about this picnic with lawn games and bonfire to usher out winter and welcome spring will be sent privately to Drott Lodge Members and its sister organizations promoting Nordic Cultures and Traditions in the DC Area. Specifics and directions will be included in your online sign up form.
“If you can walk, you can dance.”
Folk and Social Dancing with the Nordic Dancers.
This interactive workshop will offer you the chance to try your hand (and feet) at some of the dances that have held communities together both in the old countries and when the nordic diaspora came to the United States.
This cultural event will be followed by a brief business meeting. Drott Lodge will be on hiatus for the summer but we hope to see members at the June 29th Midsommar Picnic with Maypole Dancing at Carderock Park Pavilion at 3:30pm.
Did you know? Midsummer is the most celebrated holiday in Sweden after Christmas!
Join in the fun at the 55th Annual Swedish Midsommar Celebration, hosted by Drott Lodge and the American Scandinavian Association, at Carderock Park, MD.
This is a potluck, so please bring a dish as designated by the first letter of your last name (see the flyer below for these details, including other things to bring and directions). Fun activities will include children’s games, maypole decoration and procession, dancing and live music.
Join us at 2:30 pm on Sunday September 8th for our Welcome Back Swedish Crayfish Dinner with traditional (and non-traditional) group sing along. Come enjoy the fellowship of Drott Lodge with an afternoon meal including, but not limited to, crayfish which are a staple of Swedish summer celebrations. We will bring an end to the summer and gear up for our fall programming and Christmas bazaar.
This annual event is FREE to all dues paying members! Suggested donation of $15 to guests over 12 (free to children 12 and under). Please RSVP here: https://mp.gg/88rdz
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 email@example.com
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.