Norwegian heritage is alive at Trollheim!
Sons of Norway has nearly 380 chapters with 54,000 members in the United States, Canada and Norway
Demonstrating the warmth of Norway
A spirit of enthusiasm is the hallmark of Trollheim 1-511. The lodge was organized in 1972 in St. Cloud and has an outstanding record of achievement.
Trollheim has provided volunteer services and/or funding for various programs, including the Winter Special Olympics, Ski for Light and various awards, as well as language camp scholarships to Skogfjorden and Masse Moro. Trollheim is involved in a wide variety of events throughout the year, featuring both traditional and contemporary programs with a unique Norwegian/American flavor:
- Annual Barneløpet (Free crosscountry skiing event open to all children)
- Annual Norsk Bake Sale
- Annual Picnic
- Annul Christmas Fest
- Syttende Mai Banquet
- Adopt-a-School Program
- Language & Crft Classes (as requested)
- Sports Medal Program
- Trollheim Newsletter
- Recreational Activities
- Community Outreach
Dedication to fraternal ideals and the advancement of Norwegian culture makes Trollheim a proud part of the Sons of Norway family.
Membership is open to everyone who is interested in Norwegian (or other Scandinavian) heritage and culture. In a fraternal society of this kind, membership is not without benefits. Members have the opportunity to participate in:
- Attandnce privileges at all chapter meetings and events
- Attendance privileges at all district and international conventions
- Voting rights at chapter meetings
- Cultural enrichment in Norwegian heritage
- Participation in Sons of Norway sponsored activities
- Opportunity to purchase Sons of Norway insurance products
- Information and discounts on travel tours and more
History of Trollheim
The Sons of Norway Trollheim Lodge #511 was organized on November 16, 1972, under the leadership of its first president, Vernon Mork. The Lodge has since met monthly in St. Cloud, drawing membership from the St. Cloud area and surrounding central Minnesota communities such as Little Falls, Princeton, Milaca, Monticello, and Paynesville, among others. The Lodge’s membership has always been active and relatively steady in numbers throughout the more than four decades of its existence. During these years, Trollheim has developed strong traditions of community involvement, cultural ties to Norway, regular events and celebrations within the Lodge and for the public, and honorable service within the Sons of Norway district organization.