Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge’s new building on Jacobs Road in Coupeville is almost complete! Members are now turning their efforts more fully to landscaping, acquiring furnishings for the building, and planning for the months ahead.
An open house will be held in late summer, and the general public will be invited for a grand tour at that time. Within the walls of their new building, Nordic Lodge members will celebrate the culture and traditions of all Nordic countries. Classes & activities with this Nordic focus –- including cooking, language skills, literature, and the arts –- are expected to commence in the late Fall of 2013 and be open to all who are interested. Lodge leaders anticipate that it will take 1-2 years before a full program of activities is truly in place, but they will be nonetheless proud as the first few classes & activities begin.
Challenged to step up and into the future their new Lodge home will make possible for them, 24 Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge members formed six planning teams at their general meeting on Saturday, November 19th. Elected to the 2012 Administrative Team that will guide the other five teams were: Pete Berg, President, Dick Johnson, Vice President, Liz Berg, Treasurer, and Emilly MacCormick, Secretary.
The Communications, Cultural, Operations, Outreach, and Social Planning teams will begin meeting soon to start mapping out and fine-tuning strategies and activities that will help Lodge members achieve the long-range vision they see for themselves in preserving Nordic heritage here on Whidbey Island.
This team approach to Lodge organization for 2012 was chosen to optimize opportunities for members to play a role in Lodge planning as well as to make the Lodge more cohesive and inclusive.