FOUNDATION 2018 MEETING

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018, 2:00PM.
AUYA Ukrainian Center
136 East Illinois Avenue
Palatine, Illinois
2nd floor meeting room

An October Fest themed late lunch will be served at 2 pm. The cost is $15.

RSVP to Kathy Secora, ksecora@mc.net or 847-991-2287 (leave message) by October 15th so we can plan for seating and the quantity of food.

October is "Foundation Month" at Sons of Norway. Skjold Lodge supports and has benefited directly from the Foundation, both with members and their children receiving scholarships and the lodge receiving grants to help us hold cultural events. Please read the details below about this year's meeting.


PHOTO: Olympic Ski Jumper Michael Glasder. Michael's mother will speak at the meeting.
Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 usskiandsnowboard.org
PROGRAM: Our featured speaker will be Kathy Glasder, mother of Pyeongchang Olympic ski-jumper Michael Glasder. Kathy will speak about her son Michael’s training beginning at Norge Ski Club and beyond, and his experiences in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


While at the meeting, we hope that you will make a tax-deductible donation to the Sons of Norway Foundation. Bring your checkbook – we have the forms. While a donation is not required as part of the event, we hope you will help the Foundation as much as you can.

Learn more about the Foundation at the Sons of Norway Foundation web site https://www.sofn.com/foundation/.
The Foundation has awarded $1,375,000 in scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in humanitarian aid. Your donation, in any amount, is appreciated.

PROGRAM: Our featured speaker will be Kathy Glasder, mother of Pyeongchang Olympic ski-jumper Michael Glasder. Kathy will speak about her son Michael’s training beginning at Norge Ski Club and beyond, and his experiences in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She will also relate her memories of the trip she and her husband Steve made to go and watch Michael compete in Pyeongchang. 
**Learn more about Michael Glasder with an Internet search on the phrase "michael glasder olympics".
**Click/Tap on the photo to learn more about the team.







PHOTO:Michael Glasder
Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 usskiandsnowboard.org


PLEASE MAKE A RESERVATION! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
You can pay at the door but, please RSVP to Kathy Secora, ksecora@mc.net or 847-991-2287 (leave message) by October 15th so we can plan for seating and the quantity of food.

WE HOPE YOU WILL DONATE TO THE SONS OF NORWAY FOUNDATION AT THE MEETING OR ON LINE.

While a donation is not required as part of the event, we hope you will help the Foundation as much as you can.

At the meeting (or on line): Some members prefer to present their donation check at the meeting (please bring your checkbook), but today you can learn more about the Foundation and make your donation on line at The Sons of Norway web site by selecting the "Foundation" tab at the top of the entry page. If you wish, you can direct your donation to support a particular effort or type of scholarship. You can make a one-time donation or join the "Klubb" and set up a recurring donation.

When you make a donation, please indicate you are a member of Skjold Lodge. Sons of Norway tracks how much individuals and lodges donate across time. The lodge has been a strong supporter of the Foundation and likes to be recognized for our efforts.

The Sons of Norway Foundation

$1,375,000 in scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in humanitarian aid.

The Sons of Norway Foundation Helps Others: Funds are used for charitable, scientific, literary and educational endeavors in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans along with humanitarian aid.

*Governance: The Sons of Norway Foundation is the charitable arm of the Sons of Norway.  The International Board of Directors of Sons of Norway appoints a Foundation board of governors and the home office staff administers the work of the foundation.  This board serves without pay, so all funds donated go directly to the work of the Foundation.

*Tax-deductible Contributions: Your contribution helps those in need and helps preserve and promote Norwegian heritage in the United States and the American heritage in Norway.

Some Examples

*The Humanitarian Fund.

This fund offers emergency aid to our members, lodges and communities experiencing distress or disaster.  Over $100,000 was directed to the 911 disaster.  Over $300,000 was provided during the Red River flood in 1997.

*Helping Hand to Children.
  Helping Hand to Children, provides matching funds to lodges for mentoring or tutoring children.

*Scholarships.
Sons of Norway, through its Foundation, offers several different scholarships. One award is for 50% of the tuition of one semester for up to three years. The scholarships, generally ranging up to $2,000 help worthy students persue their educational dreams. There are several different types each with a different focus of how the money can be used. You may wish to support students who: are military veterans, have high educational achievement in the sciences, or are attending school in Norway for example.  Members of Skjold Lodge have received them.

*Grants.
There are several different grants up to $1,500. Skjold Lodge has received money to help us hold cultural events in our area.