2018 District IV Convention

Bismarck, ND Radisson Hotel
605 East Broadway Ave.
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 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
Your presence at this District Convention is important to us. We look forward to seeing you there.
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:
Activities-Bismarck area

District IV Nominating Committee

Chair, John Trangmoe
Diane Berg
Paul Larson
(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