September 2017 Newsletter

president of vonheim lodge

President of Vonheim

fra Presidenten:

Summer seems to be coming to a close with the advent of cooler weather and shorter days. I hope everybody had a good summer with family events and vacation trips. We now return to the busier schedule of fall.

During the summer on July 25, members from Vonheim and Oslo Lodges enjoyed a catered picnic and fellowship together.

Upcoming Vonheim Lodge events this fall---

Sat., Sept. 9, at 1 PM at Norway House----Viking Age Lecture and Display Presentation by Dennis Rusinko, District 1 President

Tues., Oct. 17, at 6 PM at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd-----Torsk Dinner (SON Scholarship Fundraiser) Dennis Sorheim is co-ordinator and needs volunteers.

Sat., Nov. 11 at 1 PM at Norway House----Travel in Norway DVD Presentation and Potluck Lunch

Looking forward to seeing you this fall at the above activities of Vonheim Lodge.

Tussen Takk!
Don Teigen


a little in English...litt på norsk

Adults Get Help with Reading and Math

June 2017

Volunteer organizations are receiving money to help adults with reading, writing and math.

Altogether 79 nonprofits will be helping adults. The organizations will hold courses in reading, writing, math and computer skills. The organizations have received 25 million kroner from the Ministry of Education. The money will give people the knowledge they need to get a job and for life in general.

“It is positive that several volunteer organizations are helping adults. [They are] making voluntary contributions in an important way so that adults acquire new knowledge,” says Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

Many different nonprofits will organize courses. Money will go toward training that will take place among other places in shelters, volunteer centers, prisons and libraries. Organizations such as the Red Cross, Mental Helse (a mental health-focused organization), Caritas Norway (a Catholic development and relief organization) and Folkeuniversitetet (adult continuing education) are some of those who will receive money.

They will first and foremost help adults with little education. People should be helped where they live. You can look up where the nearest courses are arranged.

“The nonprofits meet adults in many different places. Adults who are not working also need new skills. Often, new knowledge allows them to participate in public life. This can result in their getting a job,” says Gina Lund. She is director of Kompetanse Norge (the Norwegian Institute for Adult Learning), which has the responsibility of distributing the funding.

Voksne får hjelp til å lese og regne

juni 2017

Frivillige organisasjoner får penger for å hjelpe voksen med å lese, skrive og regne.

Til sammen 79 frivillige organisasjoner skal hjelpe voksne. Organisasjonene skal holde kurs i lesing, skriving, regning og digitale ferdigheter.

Organisasjonene har fått 25 millioner fra Kunnskapsdepartementet. Pengene skal gi folk kunnskap som de trenger for å få jobb og i livet ellers.

– Det er positivt at flere frivillige organisasjoner hjelper voksne. Frivillige bidrag på en viktig måte til at voksne får ny kunnskap, sier kunnskapsminister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

Mange ulike frivillige organisasjoner vil arrangere kurs. Pengene blir gitt til opplæring som skal foregå blant annet i krisesentre, frivillighetssentraler, fengsler og bibliotek. Organisasjonene Røde Kors, Mental Helse, Caritas Norge og Folkeuniversitetet er noen av dem som får penger.

De skal først og fremst hjelpe voksne med lav utdanning. Folk skal få hjelp der de bor. Her kan du sjekke hvor nærmeste kurs blir arrangert.

– De frivillige organisasjonene møter voksne på mange ulike steder. Voksne som ikke er i jobb har også behov for ny kompetanse. Ofte kan ny kunnskap gjøre at de deltar i samfunnslivet. Det kan igjen gjøre at de får jobb, sier Gina Lund. Hun er direktør i Kompetanse Norge, som har det ansvaret for pengene som blir delt ut.