June 2014 - Trønderlag
newsletter mailed to members
- Tre Lag Stevne
- at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud, MN
Details about the program will be available in the June newsletter
Help Restore the Steinmeyer Organ at the
Trønderlag of America is
seeking donations to assist in paying for the restoration of
the Steinmeyer Organ (parts of which were destroyed by fire
in the 1980s). The organ was given to Nidaros Cathedral in 1930.
"Donations to Tronderlag of America's Steinmeyer
Organ Restoration Fund are progressing well. Tusen takk to
those who have already contributed and we encourage others to
donate". "Whether you have already donated or are considering a
donation, we hope you enjoy a video of the restoration progress (in
Norwegian). Click on the following link".
Please send donations to Jon Satrum, TOA Treasurer,
by May 1, 2014.
Treasurer, Trønderlag of America
5420 Brookbank Road
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Please make checks payable to
"Trønderlag of America". Include a notation that your check is for
the "Steinmeyer Organ restoration".
To donate via Paypal, contact
our Treasurer via e-mail indicating the amount you wish to donate.
You will then receive a donation "invoice" from Paypal. Contact:
More information about the
history of the Steinmeyer organ is available here.
Membership Renewals - If you're not sure when your
membership expires, please check the top line of the address label on your
last newsletter for the expiration date. Our membership year runs
from January to December. If the address label shows EXP: 12/31/2013, your membership has expired. Renewal
forms are available on the
Membership page. Please contact the
treasurer with any questions. Email:
volunteer some time and talent to Trønderlag?
We can use additional people to help with a
variety of tasks; such as: plan Lag
activities, take photos at our events, write short articles for the
newsletter, work on small projects, and misc. other things. Please
contact lag president,
Linda Schwartz, or vice president,
for more information about our needs.
- The Spring issue of the
Nyheter Brev newsletter
was mailed to members in March. The issue included preliminary
information about the Stevne and some details about the upcoming Tour to Mid-Norway. The
deadline for articles for the June
newsletter is May 15, 2014. Contribution of articles of interest to our members is
always greatly appreciated! If you would like to receive a sample
copy of the newsletter, please contact the
Trønderlag Aarbok 2012
- and all prior Aarboker:
The order form is available on the Publications page and through a
link to the upper right.
Trøndelag web sites -
you created a web site for your Trøndelag ancestors? Send the
Webmaster and we'll post it with others on our
genealogy resources page.
Congratulations Gold Medal Winning Trønders!
Like the other three yearbooks published
since 2005, this aarbok includes historical data about the Lag, a brief
summary of the 2009-2011 Stevne, as well as many many biographies and
photos of some of our Trønder immigrant ancestors.
It is vital in
all cultural life to maintain a link between the present and the
past. If there is anything
that history makes clear it is this, that
when a people becomes interested in its past life, seeks to acquire
knowledge in order to better understand itself, it always
experiences an awakening in life.
. . . . Ole Edvart Rølvaag