Regular Meeting & Cultural Program
April 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm
11815 Seven Locks Road - Potomac, MD
This meeting will include a Draping of the Charter ceremony to recognize the passing of David Lundberg and Riley Bostrom, who are sadly missed. Other business will include the voting of new applications for membership. The cultural presentation will be by Dr. Robert Dyer on the "airbag for cyclists" being manufactured by Hövding Sverige AB since 2011.
Valborgsmässoafton | "Welcome Spring - Goodbye Winter"
April 30, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This event is a substitute for the May Business Meeting
Drott Lodge and SWEA DC will arrange a celebration of Valborgsmässoafton (Walpurgis Night) with bonfire. There may be Swedish musicians accompanying our singing. All are welcome to this free event. The event will begin at 4:00 pm with children's games. Please bring your own picnic and BYOB. Folding chairs and/or blankets are highly encouraged as seating will not be provided. The event will be at a private residence in McLean, Virginia. Please RSVP by April 20th to Marit Knollmueller of Drott Lodge at mknollmueller (at) yahoo.com or Pia Jensen of SWEA DC at sweadcprogram (at) gmail.com.
Please see our April Newsletter for more details.
It is now time for all members to pay their 2016 Drott Lodge dues. Changes to the dues structure were approved at the October 2015 meeting as follows: Dues for 2016 have increased to $50 per year for regular members. Dues for Life Members and members under the age of 25 will be the total of the annual assessments the Lodge must pay to the Grand and District Lodges. For 2016, this amount is $24.75. It will increase to $25.75 in 2017. As part of the new dues structure, Drott Lodge members who have paid their 2016 dues will not be charged the usual "meal" fee for the March Pea Soup and Plättar Dinner or the September Cray Fish/Welcome Back festivities.
See the March Newsletter or contact Carol Whitley for more details.
*Life Member status is granted to members 75 and older who have been members in good standing for 10 or more years.