To enjoy, preserve, and promote our Norwegian heritage …
Our Chapter now has about 100 members, many who live outside Bosque County. Quite a few members grew up in the area and have fond memories of celebrating special holidays with their parents and grandparents. We are lucky in Bosque County to participate in many feasts (such as Lutefisk!) and other celebrations.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this organization, it is not required that you be of Norwegian descent, only that you will enjoy, preserve, and promote our Norwegian heritage. Become a member today! Print the Membership Form, and mail it in with your annual dues. Thanks!
Membership Dues News
It’s time for membership renewal, dues for the Bosque County Chapter Norwegian Society of Texas in 2017 are:
• Individual – $20
• Family – $30 (includes children living with you under the age of 18)
Make check payable to Bosque County NST and mail to: Bosque County Chapter NST • PO Box 114 • Cranfills Gap, TX 76637-0114
Calendar of Events
Everyone is invited to come and join our activities throughout the year.
Saturday • January 16th
Annual Planning Meeting was held at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap. Activities were planned for 2016.
Syttende Mai • Saturday May 14th
Norwegian Constitution Day was celebrated with a GROUP TOUR of the Homestead Heritage Farm at Brazos de Dios near Waco. Trip Coordinators: Phyllis Rieser and Geneva Finstad. Everyone had a marvelous time and we hope to do it again.
Sankthansaften • Saturday June 25th
We had planned to observe the Summer Solstice with a GROUP TOUR of Waco Mammoth National Monument and the Mayborn Museum in Waco. Trip Coordinators: Phyllis Rieser and Geneva Finstad. Event was cancelled due to lack of participation.
Leif Erikson Day • Saturday October 8th
We celebrated our own New World Discoverer with a CRAFT FAIR at the Ringness House Museum. Craft Fair Coordinator: Betty Tindall.
- Norwegian Country Christmas • Saturday December 3rd • 9am – 5pm
Beginning at the Armory in Clifton Park in Clifton, Texas, the Bosque Chapter will host a FUNDRAISING BOOTH which offers many gifts and home-made cookies. Cookie demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. Next to the fundraising booth is Kristina’s Kitchen, where lunch is served with a plate of authentic Norwegian meatballs in gravy, potatoes, mushy peas, and lingonberries. You may eat your lunch in the Norsk Kafe, a lovely holiday decorated room next door. The Ringness House Museum is again a part of the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour of Homes. Contact Betty Tindall 254.597.2478 for more information.
- Julefest • Sunday December 11th • 2:30pm
Norwegian Christmas POTLUCK PARTY at the Gathering Place, next to St Olafs Kirke (Rock Church) in the Norse Community. Presentation by Virginia Richards: Interesting stories of Norwegian authors and their fascinating books.
- Planning Meeting • January 15th • 2:30pm
Annual Planning Meeting will be held at The Gathering Place, next to St Olafs Kirke (Rock Church) in the Norse Community. In addition to planning activities for 2017, we will be electing people to take these offices: President, Vice-President, and Secretary. Call to volunteer, Mary Orbeck 254.675.8733 or Virginia Richards 254.675.8012.
Please support our Chapter Officers
Officers of the Bosque County Chapter NST
from left to right:
Ed Bell, Treasurer
Betty Tindall, Financial Secretary
Mary Orbeck, Co-President
Rhonda Ringness Greene, Secretary
Virginia Richards, Co-President
Bosque County Chapter Norwegian Society of Texas
Mail: PO Box 114 • Cranfills Gap, TX 76637-0114
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