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Hulda Garborg Lodge members attend DON convention

RAINBOW – Several members of Hulda Garborg Lodge #49 attended the Daughters of Norway convention in Costa Mesa July 22 to 24. As the convention was hosted by Turid Jespersen Lodge #44, based in Mission Viejo, local members helped their lodge sisters with many of the preparations and activities during the three-day event.

The theme for the convention was “It’s a Small World, Preserve Our Heritage.” Twenty-five of the current 26 lodges sent delegates with the ladies from Iowa traveling the farthest. The convention is held every two years so this was the first one for most of the Hulda Garborg members who attended, (several members belong to both lodges).

Lynne Bradley and Pat Hensley, both of Fallbrook, served as musicians for the business meeting as well as provided entertainment at the banquet as part of the Damekor (Norwegian for ladies chorus). Janna Armbruster, another Fallbrook resident and Damekor member, carried the Hulda Garborg Lodge #49 banner in the Banner Parade, which opened the business meeting.

Diane Gravlin of Bonsall gave a workshop on the Hardanger fiddle with the help of her husband Bob Gravlin, a violin maker. Linda Larson of Fallbrook was one of the members who introduced and helped workshop presenters whose subjects included rosemaling (similar to tole painting), and hardangersom (a kind of embroidery), as well as Scandinavian Travel and the Women’s Resistance in Norway during WWII.

Hulda Garborg Lodge’s delegates were Lynne LeeJoice and Julie Watts, both from Temecula. Rainbow resident Nancy Moramarco attended the convention with her daughters, Lucette and Suzy Moramarco from Escondido who served as tellers during the election of officers. Other members who participated were Judy Lucas and Barbara Judd, both of Oceanside, Linda Hoffman of San Diego, and Mary Salmon-Reikes of Murrieta.

For more information on the Daughters of Norway, see or call (760) 489-9502.


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