Convention

2018 District IV Convention

Bismarck, ND Radisson Hotel
605 East Broadway Ave.
701-255-6000
June 14-16, 2018

Sons of Norway, Sverdrup Lodge 4-107 cordially invite you to the 2018 District IV Convention. The convention is being held in Bismarck, North Dakota from June 14-16, 2018. This event will provide a great opportunity for members to discover our local Norwegian culture and heritage. We hope for this convention to be a family friendly event that everyone can enjoy.
Many wonderful events are being planned such as:
• President’s Reception being held at the North Dakota Heritage Center.
• Entertainment by local musicians and many more activities.
Delegate registration will be $200 each. This will include the President’s Reception, continental breakfast Friday and Saturday, lunch Friday and Saturday, and the banquet Saturday evening. Hotel rooms are $109 plus tax for up to two guests in a room. Any extra guests in the room will be at a minimal additional fee. Rooms are being held under the Sons of Norway. The hotel is the Radisson located at 605 East Broadway Avenue in downtown Bismarck, 701-255-6000. Parking is available in the parking ramp attached to the hotel.
All documents sent out will also be on the District IV website at www.sofn-district4.com as they are completed. So if you can’t find your form, you can print a new one from the website.
If you have any questions about the convention, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Olson at (701) 222-8420 or by email at raolson1943@bis.midco.net.
Your presence at this District Convention is important to us. We look forward to seeing you there.
Sincerely,
Jerry Saude,
Sverdrup 4-107 Convention Chairman

Forms for convention registrants:
Delegate registration form
Guest registration form

For all District IV Sons of Norway lodge members and family camp attendees:
folk art/cultural skills competition forms

For Zone 3 bakers:
Cookie Letter Zone 3 Only

Information about Bismarck-Mandan and activities during the Convention week:
www.NoBoundariesND.com
Activities-Bismarck area

District IV Nominating Committee

Chair, John Trangmoe      john.trangmoe@gmail.com
Diane Berg      edberg@sasktel.net
Paul Larson     gpaul_larson@yahoo.com
(for phone numbers and addresses see the October 2017 edition of Fabulous Fourth Footnotes)

Here is the SON-Candidate-Leadership-Application (pdf version) and SON-Candidate-Leadership-Application (in Word). Please e-mail your application information to the three committee members by May 15th.
American residents must own a Sons of Norway product in order to run for a District office. This is not a requirement for Canadian residents since S/N products are sold only in the U.S. However, everyone wishing to be a delegate to the International Convention must have a S/N benefit product or insurance.

For a list of duties of each office, see pages 3-6 of the Policy Manual, available on the Forms page.

    Positions this year for re-election are:

  • President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Cultural/Publicity Director. Terms are 2 years.
  • Zone Directors, Zones 2, 3, 4. Terms are 4 years.
  • Alternate Zone Directors for all zones. Terms are 2 years.

Current expense reimbursements for District Board members are:
30 cents per mile for travel
$30 per day for meals, no receipt required
Lodging: Up to $125/night, receipt required

Annual compensation for District Executive Board is:
President: $400
Vice President: $350
Secretary: $750
Treasurer: $400
Cultural/Publicity Director: $350


2018 International Convention

Bloomington, MN
August 16-18, 2018
more information


2016 district-4-convention-minutes