Events Archive

Monthly Luncheon Meetings 2015-16

Lakselaget meets the first Saturday of each month October through May (unless otherwise noted) to network, mentor, eat salmon, and receive information from a variety of noteworthy speakers. Topics range from the arts to health, to history, to sports, to heritage and beyond. Members gather to exchange greetings, network, and meet new friends. Wine and drinks are available for purchase. Only Members may register for luncheons and invite friends to join them. Online registration (or click here for a downloadable PDF for email reservation) will close at 7:55 p.m. the Monday before the luncheon. Please contact the Reservations Director if you would like to register after that time. There will be a $10 late fee.

Please join us at the home of Linda Jo Stuckey for our annual June Pot-Luck Picnic!  Linda Jo has graciously agreed to host this year's event.  Due to space limitations, the picnic is for Lakselaget members, only.  Please sign up your dish at the meeting in May, or by registering here with your dish in the 'COMMENTS' section.

(Please note: you must select a Salmon, Vegetarian, or Gluten meal to complete online registration for this event, however, this is indeed a pot-luck.) 

Linda Jo Stuckey

8122 W 109th Street Circle

Minneapolis, MN 55438-2295

Event Date June 4, 2016 11:00 am
Event End Date June 4, 2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date May 28, 2016 12:00 am
Individual Price Free

Please join us in May to hear a seasoned Can Do Canine speaker! She will present how Can do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.  

Event Date May 7, 2016 11:00 am
Event End Date May 7, 2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date May 2, 2016 8:00 pm
Individual Price $26.00

Deb Nelson Gourley, owner of Astri My Astri Publishing, will display her abilities as researcher, author and publisher.  "An old trunk, a handwritten note, cemetery and courthouse records---these become the skeletal framework which the author then clothes with flesh, blood and bunads.”  Astri My Astri Publishing specializes in bilingual English Norwegian books on Norwegian Heritage, Culture, History, Language and Genealogy.  The books have won National Awards including the prestigious G. K. Haukebo Heritage Resource Award for Historical Emphasis.

Event Date April 2, 2016 11:00 am
Event End Date April 2, 2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date March 28, 2016 8:00 pm
Individual Price $26.00

Dr. Jenna R. Jambeck, Associate Professor at the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA), has been conducting research on marine debris (waste in our oceans) since 2001.  In November 2014 Jenna sailed across the Atlantic Ocean with 13 other women on the very first eXXpedition research voyage---a series of all-women sea voyages with the goal 'to make the unseen seen---from toxics within our bodies to the toxics in our seas'.  Malin Jacob, a well known Norwegian environmentalist, was a fellow crew-member.  Please join us to hear about this exciting voyage!

Event Date March 5, 2016 11:00 am
Event End Date March 5, 2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date February 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Individual Price $26.00

Stine Åsland began her own commercial waffle company in Norway. 'Telemarksrøra' became a huge success serving up Norwegian waffles with a variety of toppings that are nothing like the butter and syrup Americans are used to. From sour cream and strawberries to butter and caramelized cheese, one woman is taking her success around the world after an interesting beginning.

Event Date February 6, 2016 11:00 am
Cut off date February 1, 2016 7:55 pm
Individual Price $26.00

Sue Sutherland owns and operates Bunad Butikken in Ely, MN. She specializes in the construction of custom bunads using only authentic materials, design, and construction methods. Sue also teaches courses and sells bunad materials and accessories through her store.

Event Date January 2, 2016 11:00 am
Event End Date January 2, 2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date December 31, 2015 12:00 am
Individual Price USD26.00

Butala is a middle school teacher from Bloomington, Minnesota, and will talk about her experience on the show and her newfound love of Norway.

Event Date December 5, 2015 11:00 am
Event End Date December 5, 2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date December 4, 2015 12:00 am
Individual Price $26.00

An international peace-building expert with extensive experience in United Nations security-related initiatives and policy development in gender issues, Gina Torry has been leading the Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College since October 2014.

Event Date November 7, 2015 11:00 am
Event End Date November 7, 2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date November 6, 2015 12:00 am
Individual Price $26.00

Join Lakselaget as it kicks off its 2015-2016 awesome and entertaining program with three very talented guys from Stavanger, Norway.

Event Date October 3, 2015 11:00 am
Event End Date October 3, 2015 2:00 pm
Individual Price $26.00

We are a vibrant group of professional women
who are interested in contemporary Norwegian
issues and all things Norwegian. 


The Lakselaget Scholarship and Opportunity
Fund was established to celebrate, encourage
and advance the organization's motto,
women who swim against the current. 


Lakselaget holds monthly luncheons where
members gather to network, share news, and
take part in a traditional Norwegian meal
of salmon, potatoes and cucumber salad.