December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

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Maine Nordmenn Maanedlig Nyheter

Monthly events and activities for December 2017Meeting location: Falmouth American Legion, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth, ME 04105

Maanedlig Nyheter (Monthly News) is a monthly publication the Maine Nordmenn to keep you informed of opportunities to participate in lodge activities.

Saturday, December 2, Noon-4 PM
Rochambeau Club, 329 South St., Biddeford

  • Julebord (Christmas buffet)
  • Music
  • St. Lucia pageant
  • Silent auction
  • Handmade crafts
  • Children’s activities including Julenisse (Santa)

Members and their friends registering in advance $10; $12 at the door. Non-members $15. Children under 10 free.

You can help:

  • By bringing a side dish to share for the Julebord.  Notify Elsie Maxwell at or 207-799-2940.  Please bring a serving utensil for your dish.
  • By bringing Nordic decorations to lend festivity to the tables. Please label with your name.
  • By donating an item for the silent auction.  Contact Paul Moson at or 207-807-6024.

Make your reservation today for Julefest 2017! E-mail John Foss at by November 25 with names of all individuals attending; identify children by name, age, and gender.  Checks made out to Maine Nordmenn can be mailed to John Foss at PO Box 22, Lisbon, ME 04250.


Please forward this newsletter to family and friends who may be interested in attending.

God Jul

HELPING HANDS – Opportunity for Knitters/Crocheters
The season brings us a time to reflect on our blessings and lend a helping hand to others.  One way for knitters and crocheters is to donate knitted/crocheted items such as mittens, gloves, socks, scarves, and slippers for a mitten tree between Christmas and New Years.  Bring those to Julefest and give to Rosanne Graef. Otherwise, the next project is red, white and pink knitted/crocheted items for Valentine’s Day.  Contact Rosanne at or 207-879-6024 for more information or if you have items to donate.

Every year Maine Nordmenn sell Norway and Sweden calendars for our members to enjoy.  They are $15.  Reserve yours today by contacting Rosanne at as supplies are limited.  Remaining calendars will be sold at Julefest.

President – John Foss
Vice President – Karen Solberg
Secretary – Cheryl Lunde
Treasurer – Karl Livollen
Trustee – Jim and Mary Wiggin
Trustee – Rosanne Graef (completing Karl Livollen’s term)

Newly elected officers will be installed at Julefest.

Board members continuing in their positions:
Joanne Jenssen – Counselor
Bob Boylestad – Trustee

Vacant Board positions – membership, program
Contact John Foss at or 207-357-2397 if you are interested in being on the Board.

Maine Nordmenn meets regularly on the 1st Thursday of the month.  We would like your ideas for programs or activities at future meetings.  Contact John Foss at or 207-357-2397 if you have an idea for a potential presentation or activity.  Please include the topic, speaker/presenter along with their contact information, and any other relevant information.


  • Crafts and culture – 1 PM
  • Membership meeting – 5:30 PM

Happy Thanksgiving

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