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.


September 15, 2021 - June 30, 2022
$40.00 dues + $2 Pay Pal Service Fee

December 4, 2021 11 am -2 pm
Bent Creek Golf Club
Bent Creek Golf Club
14490 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
$27.00 + $1 Paypal Service Fee
December Meeting

Elizabeth “Elsebet” Curtiss and Gina Moorhead

Elizabeth "Elsebet" Curtiss has spent most of her life learning about, teaching, and living the Norwegian language and culture.  At 11, she started attending Skogfjorden, Concordia´s Norwegian Language Village, and has now been on staff for 20 years. In addition to summers at Skogfjorden, Elizabeth has also taught Norwegian online and in person, in the states and in Norway. A year ago, Elizabeth was approached by Ingvill Kaasin, the original owner of Hovden Formal Farm Wear.  She was looking to move back to Norway and asked if Elizabeth and her sister, Gina, would be interested in taking over.  This opportunity felt like the right thing at the right time and has been a fantastic way for Elizabeth to continue to explore, share, and build upon her Scandinavian heritage. 


February 5, 2022 12 pm -1 pm
Virtual Luncheon
Virtual Luncheon
Online - Zoom
February 2022 Meeting

The February 5, 2022 meeting of Lakselaget will be moved to a virtual format, beginning at 12:00 PM. 

After an encouraging fall, when we were able to gather for lunch and fellowship, we have made the decision to move to a virtual meeting in February due to rising COVID numbers. There is no need to register for this event - just log into the meeting at 12:00 on February 5. I will send an update prior to the meeting with the Zoom information. 

As a reminder, our February speaker will be Amy Boxrud, Executive Director, Norwegian American Historical Association (NAHA): 

Amy is responsible for the daily operations of the association, in addition to leading the organization’s development, communications, and membership efforts. Prior to her work with NAHA, she gained 25 years of experience working in the fields of publishing, communications, and nonprofit management. Amy is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where she studied English and Norwegian. If her free time, she enjoys Nordic folk fiddling, volunteers on the board of a local nonprofit makerspace, and is pursuing a M.A. in public history.

For our February meeting, Amy will be speaking on the topic of "Thinking outside the (archival) box:  Discovering women's history with NAHA.  


April 2, 2022 11 am -2 pm
Bent Creek Golf Club
Bent Creek Golf Club
14490 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
$27.00 + $1 Paypal Service Fee
20th Anniversary Celebration!


Founding members Ingeborg Sorensen and Leslee Hoyum will be present to share stories about Lakselaget history and we would also like to hear from you.   Do you have a story about Lakselaget that you would love to share? This could be about the fun way you got connected to the organization, about a particular meeting that was meaningful, or about what Lakselaget has meant to you. Reach out to Bren to share your story: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or feel free to be spontaneous the day of the meeting.

SILENT AUCTION – 20 ITEMS FOR 20 YEARSWe would like to offer a curated silent auction, with just 20 items representing each of Lakselaget’s 20 year. We are looking for donations such as event tickets (sports, theater, concert, museum, etc.), experiential items (classes or lessons, rounds of golf, wine or cider tasting), gift certificates, or new Scandinavian items. If you have something in mind that you would like to donate, please connect with Clara Boyum (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Reminder that this is our meeting to include our male guests or female guests.


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.