Messages and Announcements
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Celebrating 10 Years!
Lakselaget in Minnesota celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 14, 2012 with 120 members and guests. Read the article from the Norwegian American Weekly, by Leslee Lane Hoyum...
Photos from the May 2010 Meeting
Lakselaget Scholarship winners (Madeleine Benishek in the back row center and Sarah Olson in the front row center) stand alongside May's speaker, Pam Borton (second from left in the back row) and Lakselaget officers.
May's speaker, Pam Borton, Head Coach for the University of
Minnesota's Womens Basketball Team
Roses were given to volunteers who served on Lakselaget committees or
brought treats to the luncheons.
Roses being distributed to Lakselaget volunteers
Photos from the March 2010 Meeting and
Leslee Lane Hoyum's Award Presentation
Gary Gandrud, Norwegian Honorary Consul General of Minneapolis,
pins the Medal of St. Olav on Leslee Lane Hoyum who was
presented with the medal at the March Lakselaget meeting
Leslee Lane Hoyum giving her speech after being awarded the
Medal of St. Olav by King Harald V of Norway
A toast to Leslee Lane Hoyum at being awarded the Medal of St. Olav by
King Harald V of Norway
Leslee Lane Hoyum (center) with the current Board of Directors of Lakselaget: (from left to right) Karen Gusaas, Vice President, Beth Detlie, Treasurer, Karin Holt, President, Kay Ann Romness Shores, Reservation Director, and Jane Laurence, Foundation Director
Leslee Lane Hoyum with Professor Tor Dahl, speaker for the
March Lakselaget luncheon
Professor Tor Dahl speaking at the March Lakselaget luncheon
Photos From the Ski Jumping Event
View from the ski jump hill at the Hyland Ski Area
Volunteers at the ski jump event at Hyland Ski Area
Ski jumper on the hill
Photos From December 2009 Meeting
Lakselaget members displaying their bunads
Torild Homstad sharing news from Norway (Moose News)
Speaker, Roar Moe and Lakselaget President, Karin Holt
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2009 Scholarship Award Winners
The 2009 Lakselaget Scholarship Committee consisted of Marit Malvey, Turid Ormseth, Anne Gillespie Lewis, Marit Kringstad and Beth Detlie. There were 18 complete applications received, six from Norwegian students and 12 from Minnesota students. The committee reviewed all of the applications and then met to rank the applicants. With advice from the fund manager, the Lakselaget Board and the previous scholarship director, it was determined that 4 awards could be given, for $1,000 apiece. It is the pleasure of the Lakselaget Scholarship Committee to announce the winners of the Scholarship Awards for 2009.
Kristin Malene Høvik is coming from NTNU (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) to the University of Minnesota. She is in her fifth year of study toward a Masters Degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering. She hopes to work in the field of Electrical Drives, mainly with Power Electronic in Windmills. She would like to help make renewable energies more profitable and a better alternative to fossil fuels. In her free time she is a ballet dance instructor for a children’s ballet group. Her field is very dominated by men and she feels like she is swimming against the current most days. She has relatives who emigrated to Minnesota at the end of the 19th century. Contact was lost but she is very interested to see the land where they rebuilt their lives.
Rebecca Lambrecht is graduating from St. Olaf this spring with a degree in Music Performance. She is an accomplished flutist. She has been a feature of the St. Olaf Orchestra for four years, including touring with them in Spain. Her career aspirations require her to continue her education in a Music Academy. She has chosen to swim against the current by attending the Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen, instead of an American Conservatory. This is a two year program. This decision was influenced by her exposure to a performance by the Bergen Woodwind Quintet and a chance to attend a master class taught by Gro Sandvik, the group’s flutist. Rebecca was taken by Ms. Sandvik’s passionate teaching and her emphasis on music as a means of communication.
Casey Pennington was selected to receive a Lakselaget Scholarship after Sophie Netland found it necessary to decline when her plans were changed unexpectedly. The Scholarship Committee had no problem voting unanimously to award the fourth scholarship to Casey who had impressed the committee members from the beginning. Casey’s home institution is the University of Minnesota. She will be moving to Norway in August and attending the BI ('Bedriftøkonomisk Institut' or 'Business Institute') Norwegian School of Management. She will be pursuing graduate level studies of business management at the Oslo BI campus.
Therese Gjendemsjø is in her final year working toward a Master of Law at the University in Bergen. She will be attending Hamline School of Law for the 2009/2010 school year. When she finishes her degree, she would like prosecute criminals and work together with the police. She intends to write her thesis on International Police Cooperation. If she is able to specialize, Therese will focus on solving international child-pornography rings. She has worked in the prison in Bergen and all of these experiences have made her a woman who swims against the current. Her interest in Minnesota comes from a two week vacation in Isanti, MN when her family visited a former exchange student they had befriended. She visited New York and thought it was fantastic but too big for her liking. She prefers the people and land of Minnesota. Welcome back, Therese!
I think you can see why choosing these scholarship recipients was an honor and a pleasure. Our only regret was that we could not choose more winners and/or offer them more money. We all felt from this experience that as an organization we could improve and grow in the area of donations and fund raising. The selection committee of Marit Malvey, Turid Ormseth, Anne Gillespie Lewis, Marit Kringstad and Beth Detlie (and me) wish them all the best in their endeavors and hope that their experiences are all they are dreaming they will be.
Download Lakselaget 2009 Scholarship Award Winners as a PDF
Recipe for Agurk Salat (Norwegian Cucumber Salad)
Recipe By: Grethe Freed-Ingeborg Sorensen
Serving Size: 8
- 2 English cucumbers - seedless -- peel and slice (using a Norwegian cheese slicer to both peel and slice)
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 tablespoons dill
Peel and slice cucumber, place in bowl and add salt. Put a plate on top and something heavy to press the plate down. Let stand for up to 1 hr. Rinse with cold running water. Mix dressing ingredients and pour over. Add chopped dill to taste.
Download PDF of Recipe
Lakselaget would like to thank local artist Sarah Sitarz (www.sarahmichaeladesigns.com) for creating our silver 5 year anniversary commemorative pendant. Members were able to order the pendant in Spring 2007 and Fall 2007. The limited edition pendants are no longer available.
Lakselaget member Sarah Hansen created a knitting pattern for a Lakselaget hat. Look for the next Knit Fest date!
You may download a copy of the pattern here.
Photos of Norway by Jim Framstad
5 choices - one being the Lakselagets website front page picture.
11 x 16 - $ 60
16 x 24 - $ 85
20 % of the proceeds will be donated to Lakselaget scholarship fund.
Contact: Phyllis or Jim Framstad 763-682-2353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Author and Lakselaget member, Marte Hvam Hult has just published "Framing A National Narrative - The Legend Collections Of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen".
Contact Marte at email@example.com. She will donate $ 10 per book sold to Lakselaget scholarship fund.