November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

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Maine Nordmenn Manedlig Nyheter

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


This is the first edition of Manedlig Nyheter (monthly news).  It is a monthly publication the Maine Nordmenn to keep you informed of opportunities to participate in lodge activities.

Thursday, November 2 – Falmouth Legion
1-4 PM     Crafts and Culture

  • This is a crafts opportunity open to anyone to come craft and socialize.
  • Herb Hoppe will be here to assist anyone, beginner or experienced, interested in working on “flat plane” carving.  Other experienced carvers are oftentimes present as well.  Herb has the tools for newcomers to try the craft to see if they like it.  There would be a minimal charge for the wood.

5:30 PM     Membership Meeting and Program

  • Social hour – bring an appetizer to share
  • Brief meeting
  • Program: Ross Hickey, USM Director of the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

NEW Website
Maine Nordmenn has recently launched an updated website.  Check it out at

Book Club
Book Club will be taking a holiday for November and December, but will reconvene in Jan.  So, watch for a specific update in the January newsletter.

Board Positions Open
There are a number of Board positions that will be elected in the near future to take office in January.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Nominations Committee Chair, Karl Livollen at (207)622-4480, or Anne-Lise Moson (207)632-3720 or John Foss (207)357-2397.

Norway and Sweden Calendars Available
The cost is $15 each.  Rosanne Graef is coordinating calendar sales and will bring them to the November meeting and to Julefest.  To be sure to get your calendar/s, e-mail Rosanne ( your name and the number you’d like – be sure to include which country.

Community Service Projects
Rosanne Graef is coordinating several of Maine Nordmenn’s community service projects.  Such efforts are strongly encouraged by our parent organization and we hope that many of you will find time to assist in some way to help others.  Thank you in advance!

Window Dressers Community Build
The Community Build tasks include assembling the insert frames, wrapping them in plastic and applying weather-stripping. Since this is fun, we encourage you to enlist the participation of friends. Please make sure that everyone who is coming is signed up. All insert assembly tasks are taught on site and no particular skills are needed.

It will take place October 15 – 25 with shifts generally from 8:30AM – 12:30PM and 1:00PM – 5:00PM at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. (enter in back of the building). This is the former St. Dominic’s Church and is on the corner of State St. & Gray St. a block from Mercy Hospital on State Street. The build will be happening on the lower level, so go around to the back of the building to enter.  To sign up go to 

In addition to folks doing the assembling, it would be helpful to have food provided; especially snacks that aren’t too sweet.

Chase the Chill
Knitwear is distributed to those less fortunate.  So, if you’re a knitter or a crocheter, this community service project is for you. Mittens, hats, slippers, scarves, etc. are all welcome.  The first putting out of Chase the Chill items for this winter season is Veterans Day, November 11. If you have items to donate, bring them to the November meeting. The second event is the mitten tree at the end of December and Rosanne will need those things at Julefest. The third event is Valentine’s Day and that is for pink, red and white things, Rosanne needs those at the February meeting at the latest.

Herb Hoppe
Summer 2017 Carving Session
Carvings in various stages
by Bill Kirk
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