Lakselaget meets the first Saturday of each month October through May (unless otherwise noted) to network, mentor, eat salmon, and receive information from a variety of noteworthy speakers. Topics range from the arts to health, to history, to sports, to heritage and beyond. Members gather to exchange greetings, network, and meet new friends. Wine and drinks are available for purchase. Only Members may register for luncheons and invite friends to join them. Online registration (or click here for a downloadable PDF for email reservation) will close at 7:55 p.m. the Monday before the luncheon. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to register after that time. There will be a $10 late fee.


August 14, 2019 - August 31, 2020
$40.00 dues + $1 Pay Pal Service Fee

February 1, 2020 11 am -2 pm
$27.00 Luncheon + $1 Paypal Service Fee
Julie Steller - Steller Handcrafted Goods
Julie Steller loves wool sweaters! Eight years ago she bought a pair of mittens made from repurposed wool sweaters and was captivated!  This began her journey searching for wool sweaters that were damaged or not wanted any more and making them into mittens that were both beautiful and useful. Beginning as a one-woman shop, Steller Handcrafted Goods now employs 14 women who help create not only mittens but hats, coats, vests and purses that are sold In shops around the country. Steller Goods has a dedicated line of products using Norwegian sweaters, valued because of their high quality and stunning designs. Julie is married, has six children and five grandchildren. 

March 7, 2020 11 am -2 pm
Golden Valley Country Club
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd
$27.00 Luncheon + $1 Paypal Service Fee
Betty Kauffman - VikingTails

A little over a year ago, Betty Jean Kauffman of Mountain Lake, MN, was a retired teacher looking for an at-home hobby income.  Her dear little shelter cat SweetPea led her to the unexpected discovery of the unique and lovely Norwegian Forest Cat.  Three adults and 12 kittens later, her website has brought her customers from MN, WI, WY, CO, MO, MI, KY, and Hong Kong.  Betty will share how the Norwegian Forest Cat is tied deeply to Scandinavian folklore, art, and history back to the days of the Vikings.


April 4, 2020 11 am -2 pm
Golden Valley Country Club
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd
$27.00 Luncheon + $1 Paypal Service Fee
Tonja Honsey - MN Freedom Fund

Tonja Honsey will join us to share about her experience as an Indigenous woman, a revolutionary mother, an incarceration survivor and a community healer. She has worked in the community since 2004 on some level of grassroots organizing. Tonja traveled to Norway to learn more about Norway's approach to incarceration, and hopes to return soon to work on a documentary. She uses her lived experience to advocate for the change that is need to restore our communities from the trauma of mass incarceration. 


May 2, 2020 11 am -2 pm
$27.00 Luncheon + $1 Paypal Service Fee
Emily Johnson

Lakselaget scholarship winner Emily Johnson will present her research project "The Developmental Role of Kindergartens in American and Norwegian Societies". 

We are a vibrant group of professional women
who are interested in contemporary Norwegian
issues and all things Norwegian. 


The Lakselaget Scholarship and Opportunity
Fund was established to celebrate, encourage
and advance the organization's motto,
women who swim against the current. 


Lakselaget holds monthly luncheons where
members gather to network, share news, and
take part in a traditional Norwegian meal
of salmon, potatoes and cucumber salad.