Desert Fjord Lodge, Sons of Norway, was organized on September 22, 1984. Millard Engen was the charter president and there were 302 charter members.
Our Scottsdale, Arizona chartered lodge was the first lodge in Arizona. We take pride in offering members and the community a wide variety of cultural and educational events. We are especially proud of our members who teach classes in Norwegian language, Genealogy, Rosemaling and Norwegian Cooking.
We have hosted community concerts featuring Knut Erik Jensen, now a member of our lodge and a renowned Norwegian pianist and Edvard Grieg expert. Over the years we have sponsored a wide variety of speakers covering topics such as: “The Immigrant’s Trunk”, “The Building of a Stave Church”, “The Kon-Tiki Voyage”, “Hardanger Fiddle - Presentation and Performance”, “A Visitor’s Guide to Norway” and even an organized tour to Norway! We’ve also presented a number of Norwegian and Scandinavian videos and DVDs on our large projection system. We have one of the largest Norwegian/Scandinavian libraries in Arizona consisting of literature (in English and Norwegian), children’s books, videos, DVDs, travel guides and more.
Whether you are an expert or a novice, young or old; we believe we have something to offer you that will enhance your knowledge of Norway and/or your own Norwegian heritage. Please give us a try!
We hold monthly social meetings that include cultural presentations or activities. For the most up-to-date information about our lodge and activities, please download and read our monthly newsletter, The Posten.
You will find our ‘Charter, Constitutions and Procedures at our
International Web site and our Lodge’s
Rules and Policies
We also pay tribute to the charter
and first members as listed in the
Here is the Lodge's
HISTORY summary over the years. It is a work in
progress. Our password protected member list is
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