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April 15 2007 Minutes

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The regular meeting of Cleng Peerson Lodge of Sons of Norway was called to order by President Jerry Johnson at 2 p.m. on April 15, 2007 in the Norway Community Building.  The song leader, led the members in singing the U.S. and Norwegian National Anthems and the pledge to the American flag. 

Roll call was answered by 15 board members. The secretary report was presented and approved.  The treasurer’s report was presented and approved.

Under old business, there was some discussion of the trip to Stroughton, Wisconsin for Syttene Mai, Sunday. May 20, 2007.  The bus will leave Value City in Ottawa at 7:00 a.m., the Community Building in Norway at 7:30 a.m. and Yorkville at 8:00.


Florence and Howard Eltrevog reported on their research into the design and cost of a plaque in memory of Marian Marshall, to be placed in the Norsk Museum.  The cost of the plaque will be about $100.  It was moved by Carol Johnson and seconded by Chloris Carlson that the lodge should go ahead with the project.


Under new business, Richard Gunderson showed a certificate and pin which will be given to lodge members who recruit new members.  He also announced any member who brings in new members can enter his/her name into a drawing for a trip to Norway.


President Jerry Johnson read a letter from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) seeking donations for their work for abused and neglected children in court.  The question of donating to the organization was tabled for later discussion.


Members were reminded of the Annual Torsk Dinner sponsored by Polar Star Lodge of Aurora.  The dinner will be Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Beecher Building in Yorkville.


The May meeting will be the bus trip to Stoughton, Wisconsin on Sunday, May 20th.  The June meeting will be Sunday, June 24th at 2:00 p.m.