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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.

14
Sep
2018

September 14, 2018 - August 31, 2019
$40.00 dues + $1 Pay Pal Service Fee
$41.00
06
Oct
2018

October 6, 2018 11 am -2 pm
Golden Valley Country Club
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd
$28.00
October 2018 Luncheon

Celebrate Norway in Music and Song!

After 15 incredible Upper Midwest tours, Norwegian Trumpeter Kai Robert Johansen is making his farewell autumn tour along with an all new troupe. Once again he brings the musical artistry from his home area of Østfold County in southeastern Norway.  Østfold County includes the picturesque cities of Moss, Fredrikstad, Halden and Sarpsborg, and the music he brings reflects their charm. We are privileged to once again have him perform for us along with Norwegian vocalist Ellen Karine Lanne accompanied by Jane Catlin Bracken. 

*Please note that due to limited space, registration for this luncheon is currently being offered for members only.*

$28.00
03
Nov
2018

November 3, 2018 11 am -2 pm
$28.00
November 2018 Luncheon

Katy Smith has spent a career engaging communities in transformative conversations. She is a keynote speaker, an educator, a trainer, and a valued resource for parents and educators. Katy is the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, the first early childhood teacher in Minnesota, and the first parent educator nationally, to be honored with the award.

*Please note that due to limited space, registration for this luncheon is currently being offered for members only.*

$28.00
01
Dec
2018

December 1, 2018 11 am -2 pm
$28.00
December 2018 Luncheon
Lorna Landvik is the author of eleven novels (twelve come next spring!) including the best-selling PATTY JANE’S HOUSE OF CURL, ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS and OH MY STARS.  In her talk, she’ll speak about the writing and publication process as well as give updates on the short film of OH MY STARS.
$28.00
05
Jan
2019

January 5, 2019 11 am -2 pm
$28.00
January 2019 Luncheon

Kari Tauring is a Nordic root musician, cultural educator, and spiritual leader living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A völva (staff/wand woman in Old Norse), Kari carries the staff of tradition within the folkway of her maternal Norwegian ancestry as it was given to her and as revealed through folk songs, stories, runes and ancient poetry, music and dance, and material culture. Kari shares her own unfolding journey as a kjærringa med staven through performance, education, recordings, and authorship. Kari (the Lady with a Stick) will help Norway House host a series of "sweat bathing" workshops and experiences during the 612 Sauna Society residency being held there this February, culminating in Kalevala day on the 28th.

$28.00
02
Feb
2019

February 2, 2019 11 am -2 pm
$28.00
February 2019 Luncheon
Lori joined Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center as Executive Director in May of 2016.  Prior to joining Norskedalen, Lori had a well-rounded career in both for-profit and non-profit organizations with positions ranging from corporate executive to entrepreneur, sole proprietor and professional fund raiser.  Outside of Norskedalen, Lori and her husband Jim have two children David and Chelsea, and a horse named Hugs.    Jim is the General Manager of Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe in Onalaska, David teaches Middle School in Iowa while operating his production company Conjunction Media, Chelsea has just completed as year as Miss Iowa in the Miss America Organization and is building her business REIGN Nutrition & Strength Coaching.  A horse named Hugs helps a very busy family keep their feet on the ground!  

$28.00
02
Mar
2019

March 2, 2019 11 am -2 pm
$28.00
March 2019 Luncheon

Major Georgette Danczyk will share her experiences participating in the Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange (NOREX), in February 2013 and June 2016.

Major Danczyk was a Public Affairs Officer for the Minnesota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Science at the University of MN. 

$28.00
06
Apr
2019

April 6, 2019 11 am -2 pm
$28.00
April 2019 Luncheon

Urban Growler® Brewing Company was opened in July 2014 by Master Brewer Deb Loch and co-head honcho Jill Pavlak. These two combined their complementary skills and passions to create great beer, food and space for everyone. When Urban Growler® Brewing Company opened, it was the first women owned brewery in the state of Minnesota. 

$28.00
04
May
2019

May 4, 2019
$28.00

Speaker TBD

$28.00

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.