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NORSE IN TUCSON

We are a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Cultural Organization

Velkommen to your Norse connection
in the desert.
Norse in Tucson meets September through May at
Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W Roller Coaster Rd, Tucson, AZ
every second Sunday of the Month at 2PM - 4PM
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Important VOTE meeting
10 March 2024
2PM
More information to follow.
If you missed our last February 18th Meeting, we had some serious business to talk about before we were to partake in some delicious food at our Pot Luck.

I (Larry Jensen) have agonized for a long time about what I am about to say. I will NOT accept a nomination or seek any officer position when we vote in April, which means I am stepping down at the End of May.

NOW, my next announcement – We have only 2 officers as of today, Myself as President and Phyllis as Secretary and treasurer, plus 5 board members. I have not had a Vice President who could take over for me since I became President years ago.

I and Ernie are both having surgery in March which will bench us for a while.

Therefore, I am weary and exhausted.

Now, we have only two options to think about for next month’s March Meeting.

#1–We either need a competent President nominee who will take over Presidency in June and be able to fill our other officer positions and add some board members….

OR,

#2 – Note - your board has already decided that if we have no volunteers to become officers and board members, Our only other option is to dissolve Norse Federation, DBA, Norse in Tucson, Our non-profit organization.

We recently received word that the Swedish Club has dissolved and will not be a club or partake in Nordic Fair any longer.

This is painful to consider but we have been kicking this can down the road for a few years now and I think perhaps we are at the end of that road.

So here is what will happen.

We will need Officer Volunteers names by March 1 and unless we have them, our Next step in March will be, (Your Board) will present a plan for dissolution and in April we will take a Membership VOTE to dissolve Norse Federation INC., DBA Norse in Tucson. ONLY PAID MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE!

YOU MAY STILL JOIN $20 per household VIA OUR WEBPAGE WWW.NORES-TUCSON.COM OR PAY IN PERSON AT the March Meeting.

Questions may be directed to Larry, Phyllis or any Board member.

Email – norsetucson@outloook.com

Sincerely,

Larry Jensen

 

WHO ARE WE?

We are a diverse network of Norse and Norse-Americans living here in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Anyone with an interest in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) is welcome to join with us. Founded as a registered non-profit organization, our club has been connecting our community and promoting our rich national and cultural heritage for over 4 decades.

If you are looking to connect with your heritage, practice your language skills, meet new friends, explore Nordic culture, and more — drop us a line or stop by our next event! We host family-friendly events throughout the year

celebrating our rich cultural heritage and current events.

Why our changes?

As of January 1, 2021, our club is officially an independent local organization and no longer a chapter of the former Norwegians Worldwide (NWW) in Oslo. This is due to NWW’s recent merger with the Norway-America Association (NORAM) and the resulting shift in mission and goals. In order to maintain our focus on culture, heritage, language, and participate fully in the local events which are so important to us!

On the local level, we are the same club you know and love! We see this as an opportunity to focus more efforts and funds on the community we have built right here in the Tucson metro area, and also broaden our local outreach. While we will no longer be chartered with a parent organization, our club will continue on as an independent association with an even closer focus on serving the needs and interests of our local members.  You can expect the same dedication to Norwegian cultural heritage with year-round events celebrating Norwegian holidays, traditional food and drink, Scandinavian music and dance, and more.

As always, anyone is welcome to join and/or participate! Persons with Norse heritage, people from any of the Nordic countries living here in Arizona, and anyone with an interest in Scandinavia. We can’t wait to see you soon! 

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This film shows Norway at its best. Only if the weather was fine, we switched the record button of our camera. The result is a touching documentary about this breathtaking country.

 

The film shows primeval landscapes, fjords, glaciers, culture and animals in the typical clear, dust free lights of the northern hemisphere. The warm Gulf Stream creates a mild climate also above the arctic circle. So agriculture and live-stock breeding is possible where one expects strong winters and cold summers.

 

At some of the slopes of the fjords even strawberries, cherries and apples grow. Only the hinterland in the far north is covered in deep snow during the winter until Easter. But the Sami and the reindeers are pretty well adapted to these conditions.

Visitors are ALWAYS WELCOME &
Our members are ALWAYS FRIENDLY !

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Everyone is welcome

New events will be announced SOON!

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42nd Annual Scandinavian Nordic Fair

"42nd  Annual Scandinavian Nordic Fair,

December 2, 2023, 9AM-3PM

Streams of the Desert Lutheran Church, Tucson AZ

5360 E Pima St, 1 block W of Craycroft

The Scandinavian Clubs of Tucson Including Norse in Tucson,  the Danish Club of Tucson, Vasa Order of America and the Finnish Club of Tucson will be participating and hosting.

We are accepting applications for Scandinavian Crafts and items for 2023 Fair!

VENDORS PLEASE EMAIL-

NorseTucson@OutLook.com for application.

For more information, go to our Nordic Fair page on this site. 

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Norse in Tucson

Velkommen to your Norse connection
in the desert.

We are a diverse network of Norse and Norse-Americans living here in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Anyone with an interest in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland) is welcome to join with us. Founded as a registered non-profit organization, our chapter has been connecting our community and promoting our rich national and cultural heritage for over 40 years.

If you are looking to connect with your heritage, practice your language skills, meet new friends, explore Nordic culture, and more — drop us a line or stop by our next event! We host family-friendly events throughout the year celebrating our rich cultural heritage and current events.

Why our changes?

As of January 1, 2021, our club is officially an independent local organization and no longer a chapter of the former Norwegians Worldwide (NWW) in Oslo. This is due to NWW’s recent merger with the Norway-America Association (NORAM) and the resulting shift in mission and goals. In order to maintain our focus on culture, heritage, language, and participate fully in the local events which are so important to us!

On the local level, we are the same club you know and love! We see this as an opportunity to focus more efforts and funds on the community we have built right here in the Tucson metro area, and also broaden our local outreach. While we will no longer be chartered with a parent organization, our club will continue on as an independent association with an even closer focus on serving the needs and interests of our local members.  You can expect the same dedication to Norwegian cultural heritage with year-round events celebrating Norwegian holidays, traditional food and drink, Scandinavian music and dance, and more.

As always, anyone is welcome to join and/or participate! Persons with Norse heritage, people from any of the nordic countries living here in Arizona, and anyone with an interest in Scandinavia. We can’t wait to see you soon! 

Incorporated as Norseman's Federation, DBA Norse in Tucson

Summer Break until 10 September 2023

Our Home Location is at:

Dove of Peace Lutheran Church 

665 W Roller Coaster Road, Tucson, AZ

 

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