The mission and purpose of the Daughters of Norway is to unite into a sisterhood, women who wish to preserve Norwegian heritage; maintain among members a knowledge of the history, culture and language of Norway; and build a strong support system and bond of friendship within the sisterhood.
Ingeborg Lodge members are active participants in their local community and promote their Nordic heritage. They have helped with a Nordic Ancestry Exhibit at the Stanwood Historical Society.
They participate in the annual Stanwood Fourth of July Parade, and the August Standwood-Camano Island County Fair parade.
Summer picnics are popular. The lodge makes Nordic goodies to sell at the bake sale they hold with the local Sons of Norway lodge. Fundraisers help them support local organizations. Between their monthly meetings, the sisters of Ingeborg Lodge #43 continue to enjoy each other’s company through Hardanger embroidery workshops, book clubs, cooking groups, Rosemaling workshops and Norwegian language classes.
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