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Glenn Sweitzer


Luciafest 2017 - upside down... Lucia


Luciafest 2017 - Santa


Luciafest 2017 - Lucia Recessional


New Svea 253 Sign


September 2017 fika meal


September 2017 meeting - John Bevelhimer


September 2017 meeting - Lodge Charter


Kraftskiva 8-6-17


Kraftskiva 8-6-17


Kraftskiva 8-6-17


Kraftskiva 8-6-17


Kraftskiva 8-6-17


Kraftskiva 8-6-17


Kraftskiva 8-6-17


May 2017 meeting


May 2017 meeting


May 2017 meeting


May 2017 meeting


February 2017 meeting


January 2017 meeting


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Luciafest - December 2016


Fourth Tuesday Luncheon - 1-24-2017


Paul Halverson - November 2016 meeting


Business meeting November 2016


October 2, 2016 meeting - Jeanne M. Dams


October 2, 2016 meeting - Jeanne M. Dams


October 2, 2016 meeting - Jeanne M. Dams


October 2, 2016 meeting - Jeanne M. Dams


October 2, 2016 meeting - Jeanne M. Dams


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


September 11, 2016 meeting - Vikings


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Kraftskiva - August 7, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Midsommer - June 25, 2016


Vasa Member to Know, Amy Johnson


June 6, 2016 National Day


June 6, 2016 National Day


June 6, 2016 National Day


June 4, 2016 National Day


May 1, 2016 meeting


May 1, 2016 meeting


May 1, 2016 meeting


May 1, 2016 meeting


May 1, 2016 meeting


May 1, 2016 meeting


May 1, 2016 meeting


May 1, 2016 meeting


April 10, 2016 meeting


April 10, 2016 meeting


April 10, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


February 7, 2016 meeting


January 3, 2016 Meeting Poster


February 7, 2016 Meeting Poster


Luciafest 2015 Meeting Poster


November 1, 2015 Meeting Poster


January 3, 2016: Ulf Jonas Bjork


January 3, 2016: Ulla Williams leads the meeting


January 3, 2016: John Bevelhimer, Marvin Anderson, Faye Bevelhimer, and Ulla Williams


January 3, 2016: Brenda Miller, Marvin Anderson, and Ulla Williams


January 3, 2016: John Bevelhimer, Marvin Anderson, and Ulla Williams


January 3, 2016: Recording Secretary Brenda Miller


January 3, 2016: Refreshment Table Centerpiece


January 3, 2016: Ulf Jonas Bjork


January 3, 2016: Ulf Jonas Bjork


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Lucia Sarah Bjork Griffith


December 6, 2015: Lucia Banquet and Celebration


December 6, 2015: Lucia Banquet and Celebration


December 6, 2015: Lucia Banquet and Celebration


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prizes #9 and #10


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Spinning Wheel


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prizes #3 - #8


December 6, 2015: Lucia Banquet and Celebration


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #1


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Spinning Wheel


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Spinning Wheel


December 6, 2015: Christmas Tree


December 6, 2015: Lucia Banquet and Celebration


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Beverage Table


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Beverage Table


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Julbord / Buffet Table


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Julbord / Buffet Table


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Julbord / Buffet Table


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: The Latvian Center Entrance


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #10


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #9


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #8


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #7


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #6


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #5


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #4


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #3


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #2


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prize #1


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Julbord / Buffet Table


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Julbord / Buffet Table


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Raffle Prizes


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Three wheat sheaves provided by Judy Spencer


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Tables Of Attendees


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Lucia Sarah Bjork Griffith


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Lucia Sarah Bjork Griffith


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: A Lucia Candelabra


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: The Svea Singers


December 6, 2015 Lucia Fest: Douglas Krantz and Alec Bevelhimer run the raffles


December 6, 2015: Lucia Fest Collage Of Images


November 1, 2015: Marvin Anderson's Treasurer's Report


November 1, 2015: Nancy Anderson and Jay Hook


November 1, 2015: Nancy Anderson's presentation on Icelandic Horses


November 1, 2015: The Smorgasbord Table


November 1, 2015: Enjoying the Smorgasbord Table


October 4, 2015: Chairman Jean Tygum presides over the meeting.


October 4, 2015: Douglas Krantz and the ABBA program


October 4, 2015: Jan Alfredson's runner decorates the FIKA table


October 4, 2015: Svea #253 members gathering for the fika.


October 4, 2015: Scott Clarkson, Janet Ratts, Marty Lindgren, and Katherine Gagne at the FIKA table


October 4, 2015: FIKA table


September 13, 2015: Timothy Ogrentz speaks to Svea #253


September 13, 2015: Edward Hultgren presented


September 13, 2015: Books from Icelandic Mystery Writers


September 13, 2015: The smorgasbord table.


September 13, 2015: Glenn Carlstrand, Linnea Ogrentz, and Timothy Ogrentz


August 2, 2015: Andris Berzins and Jean Tygum at Kraftskiva


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Swedish tablecloth and decorations


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva decorations on the buffet table


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva attendees gathered


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Iva Lynn, Jay Hook, Lori Lynn, and Jodi Barth


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Marvin Anderson, Carol S., Daniel Anderson, and Charlotte Swenson


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Laura Duff (right)


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Jean Bang, Kirsten Grosz, Jenne Swain, Jean Tygum, and Dennis Danielson


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva appetizer buffet


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva dessert buffet


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva salad buffet


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva main course buffet


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva salads and sides buffet


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva salad buffet


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Greg and Pearl MacLennan, Edward Hultgren, and Drew Bevelhimer


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Greg MacLennan, and Alec and Drew Bevelhimer


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Douglas Krantz


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Eija Vesterqvist and Douglas Krantz


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva; Pearl MacLennan


August 2, 2015: Kraftskiva


June 21, 2015: Swedish Flag pinata at Midsommar


June 21, 2015: Douglas Krantz played accordion at Midsommar


June 21, 2015: Decorating the Maypole at Midsommar


June 21, 2015: Ingrid Childs decorates the Maypole


June 21, 2015: Hannah Lindgren at Midsommar


June 21, 2015: Marvin Anderson at Midsommar


June 21, 2015: Midsommar decorated table


June 21, 2015: Midsommar pot - luck dinner


June 21, 2015: Midsommar pot - luck dinner


June 21, 2015: Midsommar dinner


June 20, 2015: Chellberg Farmhouse, Portage, Indiana


June 20, 2015: Chellberg Farmhouse, Portage, Indiana


June 20, 2015: Chellberg Farmhouse, Portage, Indiana


Svea #253 celebrated Swedish National Day


Boats outside Rick's Cafe Boat Yard


Svea #253 members and friends celebrated Swedish National Day


Lou Anderson, Jean Tygum, Joella Hultgren, and Marvin Anderson


Edward Hultgren and LaVonne Heighway


Jenne Swain, Ulla Williams, and Marvin Anderson


Joella Hultgren and Lou Anderson celebrate Swedish National Day


District 8 Officers for 2015 - 2016


District 8 Officers for 2015 - 2016


Iva Lynn, Linda Christensen, Edward Hultgren, Joella Hultgren, Dennis Danielson, and Carol Clarkson


Dennis Danielson, Carol Clarkson, Scott Clarkson, Jean Tygum, and Marvin Anderson


Chaplain Marvin Anderson watches the Flag Ceremony


PDM Linda Christensen watches the Flag Ceremony


Iva Lynn, Linda Christensen, and some special guests


Iva Lynn, Linda Christensen, and some special guests


Iva Lynn watches the New Delegates


Marvin Anderson, Carol Clarkson, Iva Lynn and the New Delegates


Marvin Anderson, Carol Clarkson, Iva Lynn and the New Delegates


Iva Lynn watches the New Delegates


New Delegate Carol Atherton - Clarkson


PDM Linda Christensen and Chaplain Marvin Anderson


PDM Linda Christensen and Chaplain Marvin Anderson


Chaplain Marvin Anderson


PDM Linda Christensen at the Convention


Jay Hook's display in the Cultural Room


Cultural Room, with Jay Hook's display in the background


Lou Anderson, Marvin Anderson saying the Swedish Grace, and Scott and Carol Clarkson


Edward Hultgren, Carol Clarkson, Scott Clarkson, and Marvin Anderson


Carol and Scott Clarkson, and Lou and Marvin Anderson


Edward and Joella Hultgren at the Banquet


Edward and Joella Hultgren at the Banquet


Edward and Joella Hultgren at the Banquet


Edward Hultgren at the Banquet


Jean Tygum and Iva Lynn at the Banquet


Iva Lynn, Lisa Cianci, Jean Tygum, Linda Christensen, David Runstrom, Marvin Anderson, and Scott Clarkson


Iva Lynn, Lisa Cianci, Jean Tygum, Linda Christensen, David Runstrom, Marvin Anderson, and Scott Clarkson


Lou and Marvin Anderson , and Scott and Carol Clarkson


Scott and Carol Clarkson at the Banquet


Lou and Marvin Anderson at the Banquet


Lou and Marvin Anderson at the Banquet


Dennis Danielson (far left) and John Loula


Edward and Joella Hultgren at the Banquet


Lou Anderson, Carol Clarkson, Marvin Aderson, and Scott Clarkson


Dennis Danielson


Dennis Danielson (far left)


Carol and Scott Clarkson, Lou and Marvin Anderson, Jean Tygum, and Iva Lynn


Carol and Scott Clarkson, Lou and Marvin Anderson, Jean Tygum, and Iva Lynn


Dennis Danielson (left background)


KUBB Tournament Winners and Participants


KUBB Tournament Winners and Participants


KUBB Tournament Winners and Participants


Michael Pearson Sr. and Edward Hultgren


Michael Pearson Sr. and Edward Hultgren


Michael Pearson Sr., Edward Hultgren, and Susan Cleveland


Theodore Ruser, Michael Pearson Sr., Edward Hultgren, and Susan Cleveland


Edward Hultgren - Distinguished Service Award


Edward Hultgren was awarded the DSA


Edward Hultgren was awarded the DSA


Edward Hultgren and Susan Cleveland


Marvin Anderson and Carol Clarkson as Edward Hultgren wins the DSA Award


Marvin Anderson, Scott Clarkson, and Carol Clarkson as Edward Hultgren wins the DSA Award


Marvin Anderson, Scott Clarkson, and Carol Clarkson as Edward Hultgren wins the DSA Award


Dennis Danielson watch the gift basket raffle


Ed Hultgren watches the gift basket raffle


Jean Tygum and Iva Lynn and the winning gift baskets


Carol and Scott Clarkson


Jean Tygum, Lou Anderson, and Carol Clarkson


Jean Tygum, Lou Anderson, Marvin Anderson, and Scott Clarkson at the Banquet


Jim Nelson and Glenn Carlstrand on the tour.


Karen DeBruler, Marilyn Arvidson, Jim Nelson, tour guide, and Charlotte Swenson


John Gundersen and Charlotte Swenson


Valkommen to Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana


Glenn Carlstrand, John Gundersen, Charlotte, Swenson, tour guide, Karen DeBruler, and Marilyn Arvidson


Chellberg Farmhouse, 1885, Portage, Indiana


Charlotte Swenson visits the Augsburg Svenska Skola


Augsburg Svenska Skola, 1885-1928


Augsburg Svenska Skola, 1885-1928


Jim Nelson played the accordian


C. O. Hillstrom Organ Factory, 1880-1912, Chesterton, Indiana


Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1938, Porter, Indiana


Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1879, Chesterton, Indiana


C. O. Hillstrom worker's home, 1890, Chesterton, Indiana


Swenska Methodist Kyrkan, 1948, Chesterton, Indiana


Augsburg Svenska Skola, 1885-1928


Johan Alfred Johnson, 1858


Brown Mansion, 1885, Westchester Township Historical Museum, Chesterton, Indiana


Swedish Methodist Church, 1879, Chesterton, Indiana


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore


Chellberg Farmhouse, 1885, Porter, Indiana


Livestock Barn on Chellberg Farm, 1880, Porter, Indiana


Jonas Asp tombstone, 1833-1918


Burstrom tombstone


John Gundersen, Marilyn Arvidson, Karen DeBruler, Charlotte Swenson, Amy Johnson, and Glenn Carlstrand


Jim Nelson, John Gundersen, Karen DeBruler, Charlotte Swenson, Glenn Carlstrand, and Amy Johnson


Swedish Methodist Church, 1905-1947, Chesterton, Indiana


Swedish Methodist Church, 1905-1947, Chesterton, Indiana


Morgan Avenue home, 1916, Morgan Park, Chesterton, Indiana


Morgan Park home, 1907, Chesterton, Indiana


Attic


Attic


Kitchen


Charlotte Swenson, Marilyn Arvidson, Glenn Carlstrand, Karen DeBruler, Amy Johnson, and John Gundersen


Charles Johnson Farmhouse, 1908


Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1938, Porter, Indiana


Duneland Historical Museum, organ


Amy Johnson, Eva Hopkins, John Gundersen, Karen DeBruler, Glenn Carlstrand, Charlotte Swenson, and Marilyn Arvidson


May 3, 2015: Initiation of Marty Lindgren


May 3, 2015: Catherine Swanson and Jean Tygum


May 3, 2015: June McCarty Clair on Hans Christian Andersen


May 3, 2015: Jerry Alfredson and Virginia Strand


May 3, 2015: Part of the Smorgasbord Meal


May 2, 2015: Dans Norden dancers and Danish Weaving Dance


May 2, 2015: Dans Norden dancers and Danish Weaving Dance


May 2, 2015: Dans Norden dancers at the Nordic Faire


May 2, 2015: Dans Norden dancers in the Grand March


May 2, 2015: Dans Norden dancers in the Grand March


May 2, 2015: Dans Norden dancers in the Grand March


May 2, 2015: Dans Norden dancers do a Ring Dance


April 12, 2015: Marc Hagn explains about barbershop quartet singing.


April 12, 2015: The Late Shift performs


April 12, 2015: enjoying the smorgasbord


April 12, 2015: enjoying the smorgasbord


March 15, 2015: Glenn Carlstrand was reinstated


March 15, 2015: Annette Johansson gave the program


March 15, 2015: Annette Johansson at Birka, Sweden


March 15, 2015: Annette Johansson gave the program


March 15, 2015: Annette Johansson and Carin Young


March 15, 2015: John Keith at the Smorgasbord


February 8, 2015: Brenda Miller


February 8, 2015: Brenda Miller


February 8, 2015: Swedish Literature


February 8, 2015: Smorgasbord


January 4, 2015: Treasurer Marvin Anderson


January 4, 2015: Carin Young


January 4, 2015: Carin Young


January 4, 2015: Douglas Krantz & Jean Tygum


December 7, 2014: Lucia Fest


December 2014: Lucia Banquet and Celebration


December 2014: John Bevelhimer at Lucia Julbord


December 2014: Lucia Pageant


December 2014: Lucia Dancing


November 2014: Initiation of Kirsten Grosz


November 2014: Initiation of Kirsten Grosz


November 2014: Treasurer Marvin Anderson


October 2014: Re-Instatement of Lois Klubens


September 2014: Marissa Childs, Ingrid Childs, and Kerstin Mason


September 2014: Amy Johnson presents the program


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014: Lou, Andrea, LaVonne, and John


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014, Jerry Alfredson


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014: Dan, Sophia, Carol, Scott, Carin, and Dave


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014: Jan, Jerry, Jean, Ingrid, Marian, Kathleen, Viola, John, and Doug


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014, Doug Krantz


Kraftskiva food table, August 3, 2014,


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014, Ulla Williams & David Duff


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014


Kraftskiva, August 3, 2014


2014 Midsommar Viking Ship Pinata made by Michelle Escalante


2014 Midsommar Viking Ship Pinata, Melina Swenson


May 31, 2014: Iva Lynn, & Edward and Joella Hultgren


May 31, 2014: PDM Edward Hultgren & ADS Joella Hultgren


May 31, 2014: Scott & Carol Clarkson


May 31, 2014: Dennis Danielson & Jean Tygum


May 31, 2014: Lou & Marv Anderson at the banquet


May 31, 2014: Joella Hultgren & members of SMT 134


May 31, 2014: VDM Michael Pearson and ADS Joella Hultgren


May 31, 2014: VDM Michael Pearson and ADS Joella Hultgren


May 31, 2014: Joella and Edward Hultgren


Installation of Officers 2014 - 2015


Installation of Officers 2014 - 2015


Installation of Officers 2014 - 2015


Installation of Officers 2014 - 2015


Installation of Officers 2014 - 2015


June 1, 2014: Installation of Officers 2014 - 2015


June 1, 2014: Installation of ADS Joella Hultgren


June 1, 2014: Installation of ADS Joella Hultgren


June 1, 2014: Installation of ADS Joella Hultgren


June 1, 2014: PDM Edward Hultgren watches Installation


June 1, 2014: Installation of DM Susan Cleveland


June 1, 2014: Installation of DM Susan Cleveland


District 8 Officers for 2014 - 2015


District 8 Officers for 2014 - 2015


May 4, 2014 - Tim and Linnea Ogrentz, Irene and Jim Nelson


May 4, 2014 - Tim and Linnea Ogrentz, Irene and Jim Nelson


May 4, 2014 - David and Barbro Jarrell served the buffet


May 4, 2014 buffet table


May 4, 2014 buffet table


Jan 2014: John Bevelhimer, Past Chairman


Jan 2014: Vasa Archives Outside


Jan 2014: John Bevelhimer working at Archives


Jan 2014: Viktoria Almgren, Archivist


Jan 2014: Vasa Archives Inside


Jan 2014: Bishop Hill Colony Steeple


Jan 2014: Bishop Hill Colony Store


Lucia 2013 Ellen Bjork-Griffith


Lucia 2013 Ellen Bjork-Griffith


Lucia 2013 - Delicious Buffet


Lucia 2013 - greeting attendees


Lucia 2013 - Raffle prizes


Lucia 2013 - Dala Horse Raffle Prize


Lucia 2013 - Oat & Wheat Sheaves


Lucia 2013 - Bountiful food


Lucia 2013 - Friends & Food


Lucia 2013 - Christmas Tree


Lucia 2013 - white sled


Lucia 2013 - Bright lights


Lucia 2013 - Fish Dish


Lucia 2013 - Getting ready!


Lucia 2013 - Lucia Procession


Lucia 2013 - Lucia Procession


Lucia 2013 - Lucia Pageant


Lucia 2013 - beautiful lights


Lucia 2013 - leaving the stage


Lucia 2013 - recessional


Lucia 2013 - Svea Singers


Lucia 2013 -Jim Lindgren


Lucia 2013 - Ellen Bjork & Jean Tygum


Lucia 2013 - Jultomte Scott Clarkson


Lucia 2013 - Jonas & Ellen Bjork


Lucia 2013 - Annette Johansson


Lucia 2013 - raffle winners?


Lucia 2013 - happy crowd


Lucia 2013 - Jultomte


Lucia 2013 - dancing


Lucia 2013 - Alec & John Bevelhimer


Lucia 2013 - Christmas Lighting


Oct 6, 2013 -- Dennis Grasso


Initiation of Dennis Grasso


Oct 6, 2013: Ed Hultgren honors LaVonne Heighway


Oct 6, 2013: honoring LaVonne Heighway


Oct 6, 2013: LaVonne Heighway & Swedish Class


Swedish Class, Oct 6, 2013


Swedish Class, Oct 6, 2013


Carin Young, Oct 6, 2013


Janet Jegen, Jean Tygum, Carol Clarkson, Sept 8, 2013


Draping the Charter, Sept 8, 2013


Ingrid Childs - Sept 8, 2013


Svea 253 celebrated kraftskiva 2013


Doug Krantz music at kraftskiva


LaVonne Heighway, Rosanna and Swan Swanson Kraftskiva 2013


Carol Kinder and Marv Anderson Kraftskiva


Lina, Kristina, Dennis, and Ole Kraftskiva 2013


Susie Swanson & Kraftskiva kraftor


Kraftskiva 2013


Kraftskiva bean bag toss.


Kraftskiva bean bag toss


Kraftskiva 2013


Kraftskiva 2013


Kraftskiva 2013 Smiling Faces


100th Anniversary / Midsommar flags


Midsommar marvelous majstang


Midsommar Decorating the majstang


100th Anniversary Folk costumes


100th Anniversary Pippi-ata


Convention: Lynda Smith & Joella Hultgren


Convention: Ed & Joella Hultgren at luncheon


Convention: Joella Hultgren & Dennis Eksten


Convention: 105th District Lodge Lake Michigan No. 8 Convention in Rockford, Illinois 3-5 May 2013


Convention: PDM Sheila Lundquist & Grand Master Bill Lundquist


Convention: PDM Tom Cleveland speaking


Convention: District Historian Iva Lynn reading Report


Convention: Ed Hultgren reading telegram to Svea 253


Convention: Ed Hultgren presenting telegram to Jean Tygum


Jean Tygum announcing Svea's 100th Anniversary


Convention: Marv Anderson giving his undivided attention


Convention: Lou & Marv Anderson at banquet


Convention: Inez Tornblom & Iva Lynn in Cultural Room


Convention: Svea 253 Cultural poster


May 12, 2013 Initiation


May 12, 2013 Initiation


May 2013 Draping the Charter


May 2013: Catherine Swanson


John Keith, Pat Hoffmann, Helen Burnett, Jean Keith


May 2013: Kristina Grasso & the flag of Skåne


May 2013: Kristina Grasso and Skåne.


May 2013: Helen Burnett, Patsy Jansen, Kristina Grasso


May 2013: Doug Krantz & accordian


Barbro Jarrell baked a delicious lemon cake.


May 2013: Marissa & Ingrid Childs, Jenne Swain, Jean Bang, Patsy Jansen, Helen Burnett


April 2013 Gul-blåan!


April 2013 Ceiling illumination


April 2013 Chairman Jean Tygum


April 2013 John Gundersen


April 2013 Ulla Willliams


April 2013 birthdays - Ja ho men leva!


April 2013 Ulla Williams & Char Swenson


April 2013 Andy Johnsen & 1994 Vasaloppet certificate


April 2013 World Loppet Bib


April 2013 Eija Vesterqvist & Kristina Grasso


April 2013 Elegant decor


April 2013 Surpise to Annette!


April 2013 Andy Johnsen dragspell music


April 2013 Refreshment Table


April 2013 Annette och Char


April 2013 Gorgeous Birthday Roses


April 2013 Eija och Annette


April 2013 Janet Jegen reads minutes


February 2013 Jean Tygum Installation


February 2013 Initiation


February 2013 Orrefors technician


February 2013 Orrefors in Swedish colors


February 2013 Mats Jonasson wolves


February 2013 Swedish crystal


January 2013 Pledge of Allegiance


January 2013 Draping the Charter for Madelyn Sundquist


January 2013 Char Swenson Installing Officers


January 2013 Char Swenson leading 90th birthday celebration for Swan Swanson


January 2013, Ulla Williams, Char Swenson, Rosanna Swanson


January 2013 Program, Doug Krantz with Accordion Music


January 2013 Program, Doug Krantz with Accordion Music


January 2013 Jean Bang


January 2013 Enjoying the Smorgasbord


Jan 2013 Carin and David Young


Lucia 2012 Dancing


Lucia 2012


Lucia 2012 Mark Swanson manning the Mercantile


Lucia 2012


Lucia 2012 A full night of dancing


Lucia 2012


Lucia 2012 Rice Pudding for dessert


Lucia 2012 Family


Lucia 2012 Button Collection


Lucia 2012 Choristers chatting


Lucia 2012 A proud grandma looks on


Lucia 2012 Children


Lucia 2012 Santa Lucia: Lily Jarvis


Lucia 2012 The Choir


Lucia 2012 The diningroom


Lucia 2012 Ah, the big game


Lucia 2012 Lovely Pattern


Lucia 2012


Lucia 2012 Michelle Escalante serving the childrens' punch


Lucia 2012 Jonas Bjork and a guest at the buffet


Lucia 2012


Lucia 2012 Iva Lynn


Lucia 2012 Donna Bergstrom manning the store


Lucia 2012 Snowman Greeter


Lucia 2012


Lucia 2012 Gathering at the table


Lucia 2012


Cutest Little Viking


Photos


Jonas Bjork Uppsala University Presentation


David Duff, Marv Anderson, Jean Bang and Dennis Danielson


Ingrid Childs, Eija Vesterqvist and Jean Bang with Susie Swanson


John Seest's Upper Music Room


John Seest's Presentation


Fika


Special Meeting at John Seest's Home


Kraftor Tableclothes


Serving with no Power


beverages


Lanterns


Even Beverages look festive




Platter of Kraftor


How does this work?


Kraftskiva


Kraftskiva


David Young arranging his table display


Dennis Danielson cleaning up


Midsommar 2012 Tree Climbing


Midsommar 2012 Majstang


Midsommar 2012 dancing


Midsommar 2012 dancing


Midsommar 2012 chatting


Midsommar 2012 Those Swansons


Midsommar 2012 Investiture


Midsommar 2012 Stuga Pinata


Midsommar 2012 Stuga Pinata


Midsommar 2012 teen


Jean Bang with Betty and Ken Allen


Midsommar 2012 Stuga Pinata


Midsommar 2012 Stuga Pinata


Midsommar 2012 Stuga Pinata


Midsommar 2012 KUBB game


Midsommar 2012 Procession with the majstang


Midsommar 2012 Stuga Pinata


Midsommar 2012 Majstang decorated and ready for the march


Midsommar 2012 Eva Berglund


Jake and Ed


Convention 2012


Admiring the cake


Eva's 95th Birthday Cake


Fruit Platter


Veggy Plate


Dancing


Sylvia Swanson


Eija Vesterqvist


Mark Swanson


Dancing


Swan, Rose and Ken


Scandilocity


Michelle and Donna


Susie and Eva


Ole Vesterqvist


Annette Johansson, Sylvia Swanson and John Seest


Scandilocity


Going Hi Tech


Dans Norden


smorgasbord


Allen Hedeen


Carol Clarkson tending the book sale


Eva Berglund Birthday Girl


Swedish Emporium


Karin's new shoes and socks from Sweden


April Smorgasbord


Iva Lynn


Dennis Danielson Flag Tending


LaVonne Heighway giving her presentation


Sylvia Swanson and Eija Vesterqvist


Matbord


March Meeting


Jim Swanson's Woodworking Presentation


Jim Swanson's Woodworking Presentation


Jim Swanson's Woodworking Presentation


Lucia 2011 Rehearsal


Lucia 2011 Rehearsal


Lucia 2011


Lucia 2011


Lucia 2011 Procession


Lucia 2011 Lucia Procession


Lucia 2011 Pianist Annette Johansson


Lucia 2011 Raffle


Lucia 2011 Jultompte


Lucia 2011 Dancing


Lucia 2011 Smorgasbord


Lucia Choir Practice 2011


International Festival 2011


International Festival 2011


International Festival 2011


International Festival 2011


International Festival 2011


International Festival 2011


International Festival 2011


International Festival 2011


Majstang pinata


Lou and Susie chatting Midsommar 2011


Smorgasbord


Joella and Ed Hultgren


Jon, Faye and Donna


Josh


Gundersens


Eija and Michelle


Our Lodge


Ain Haas


International Festival


Trolls


Eva Berglund


Mark Swanson


Gingerbread Boys


Ron Gardin


Lucia, Rebecca, leads the group in


Lucia performers


Beth


Smorgasbord


Kristina


Swedish School


Swedish School


Swedish School


Char and Miriam Lindquist


Kraftskiva 2010


Jenne Swain and Roseanne Swanson


Sophia: Swedeheart


Pat Hoffman


Table decorations


Susie Swanson


Josh Escalante grilling


Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken


Roseanne and Swan


A beautiful evening Janet Jaegen in front


John Keith


Jean Keith


Sunshine Lantern


Faye and Michelle


Faye and Yvonne


Ed gather the group


Eric and Sarah Swanson


Crayfish


Sue Gardin


Three Generations


Serving crayfish


Annika is a super picky eater




Not everyone likes Crayfish, but most of us try it


Can she do it?


Yuck. I can't believe you made me eat that.


Finns and Swedes


Guests


The Bevelhimers


Eva Bergland and Faye Bevelhimer


Michelle chatting with David


Lorne


Ed and Joella Hultgren


The Gundersens


Asta and Carl Michel


Jay Hook and Jenne Swain


Dennis Danielson and Janet Jegen


Dan and Sophia Anderson


Aqvavit is used to toast the Crayfish


LaVonne and her daughter


Hannah Lindgren


Ole and sons


Call to dance


Decorating with summer flowers


Michelle Escalante


Iva Lynn decorating


The hoops go on last


Grandmother and Granddaughter Alfredson


Marching with a partner


Raising the Majstang 2010


Getting that Majstang up in the air


The Vesterqvist boys and Joella


The Bjork Family, and Donna Bergstrom and Jay Hook


Ed Hultgren


Dancing at Midsommar


Sophia and Dan dancing


Smogrudena/ Little Frogs


Andersons- Father and Daughter


Talon


Couples Dance


Alex playing duck


Charlie and Talon


Another use for the cornhole boards


Noah, Young Viking in Training


Charlie watching


Paige Swanson


Playing Corn Hole


How do we get it up there?


Alex hits the pinata


Midsommar majstang


Annika striking the pinata!






Checking before the swing


Poor Pinata!






kids watching the pinata


Pinata


Pinata with some Swedes :)


Josh with the Pinata


Kraftskiva 2009


Kraftskiva 2009


Swedish Lanterns


Emily and Annie


Eva Berglund


Sten Hult


Dans Norden


Susie and Mark Swanson


The court


Lucia 2008


Lucia Court 2008


Midsommar 2008


Lively Dancing Midsommar 2008


Dancing around the majstang 2008


student in costume


In costume


Our prize-winning booth at the International Festival


Our Lucia 2007- Safina


Lucia Processional 2007


Ken and Bette


Lucia Flicka


Swan and Bette


Swan with the Swedish and American Flags


Santa Lucia
 
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