Daughters of Norway
Celebrating Our Norwegian Heritage for over 100 Years!

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Anne Grimdalen
(1899–1961)

Founded: February 22, 1987, Cupertino, CA

Meeting Details

When: Second Saturday of month at 9:30 am (Lodge does not meet in July)
Where: Oliver Ruud Community Center at Sunny View, 22445 Cupertino Road, Cupertino, CA

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Contact Us:  Click on this link to contact us.  Be sure to list our lodge if you want more information from us!  Please allow seven days for a return message. Tusen Takk!

Lodge Highlights

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2016 Board of Officers:  Back Row (L-R) Liane Finstad - Trustee, Mary Carlson - Judge,

Anita Tysseland - Greeter, Linda D'Amico - Secretary, Annette McSheffrey - Musician,

Mary Patrick - Greeter, Laura Rohwedder - Financial Secretary, Harriet Candelaria - Trustee,

March Schlink - Cultural Director.  Front Row (L-R) Kathy Moe - Marshall, Jeannie Thomson - Cultural Director,

Karen Barker - Co-President, Pat Pangrac - Co-President, Sidney Mygatt - Treasurer

Anne Grimdalen lodge offers members San Francisco's South Bay area and further, from Los Altos all the way to Monterey County, a place to share and enjoy Nordic heritage. Social time with coffee and a smorgasbord of treats begins 9:30, followed by a meeting and program.  Guest speakers bring their expertise and love of Nordic culture and traditions in interesting and unique programs.  Members can also join  three interest groups:  Rosemaling, Hardanger embroidery, and a Writers Group.  The Writers Group was founded in 1997 and has yielded four published books and numerous short stories of the Norwegian-American experience captured for future generations. Our members also enjoy the camaraderie of participating in various Lodge craft sessions throughout the year to prepare for our annual butikk and other fund-raisers. 

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Wheat-weaving Nordic hearts          Blottake for Syttende Mai

Recent programs have included:  

  • Genealogy Workshop 
  • Hardanger Fiddle Demonstration
  • The Legacies of Our Family Heirlooms
  • Seven Notable Norwegian Artists Before Munch
  • Norway's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Hand-Bell Christmas Concert by St. Olaf College Alumnae
  • Norwegian-American Life in the "Han Per and Han Ola" cartoons of Peter Rosendahl 
  • Traditions such as Mother's Day (February) and Easter (Paskeris)
  • Travelogues: "Intriguing Iceland" and "Hurtigruten Adventure"
  • Folk Crafts:  Textile & Weaving with Master Weaver Doris Burgess, Spinning with Lynn Curry of Sequoia Lace Spinners, Wheat Weaving with Jan Huss of The Straw, A History of Rosemaling & Demo with Shaun Sasaki, and Henning Wood Carving Collection.

Annual Events:

  • Lodge Anniversary Celebration
  • Syttende Mai Party
  • August Rose Garden Picnic
  • November Nordic Butikk
  • December Jul Luncheon
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Sisters in Bunads 

Lodge's Name

The lodge was named for a noted sculptress Anne Grimdalen, born in 1899 in the Telemark region of Norway. She is most famous for the three colossal sculptures which decorate the facade of the Oslo City hall and figures on the large fountain adjacent to that site.  In addition to her sculptures based on historic themes, her figures of animals and Norwegian people are famous and well-loved.