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District 5 Convention

The 49th Biennial Convention will be held at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton WI 53562, from June 11-14, 2008. Reservations are to be made directly with the hotel by calling 608-831-2000.

Convention room rates are $109 single or multiple occupancy, or a Plaza Suite for $139. Be sure to mention that you'll be attending the Sons of Norway Convention. The cutoff date for reservations is May 12th.

The Convention Registration Desk will be open on Thursday, June 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, June 13th, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Each delegate will receive a packet, which will consist of a Sons of Norway tote bag, nametag, copy of your registration form, convention program booklet, Sons of Norway Constitution, ballots, delegate brochures, voting paddle, Friday and Saturday lunch tickets, and tickets for other events you registered for. To receive a packet, the delegate must show their Sons of Norway membership card or other acceptable identification at the Convention Registration Desk.

This packet is available on an optional basis to non-delegates. Non-delegate packets will be a tote bag containing a nametag, the convention program booklet, and tickets for any meals or tours the non-delegate has pre-registered for.

Those who sign up to participate in the District Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 11th, will be mailed directions to the golf course prior to the convention.

The District Bowling Tournament will be held at the Middleton Sport Bowl, 6815 University Avenue, beginning at 7:30. At the same time, a free, optional event will be held at the Marriott: Carol Culbertson will present "An Immigrant Trunk," in which she portrays her own great grandmother on her trip to America.

A non-delegate optional bus tour on Friday, June 13th, will stop at Little Norway, the Hauge Log Church, and the Trollway in Mount Horeb. It will leave the hotel promptly at 9:00 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be on your own during the stop in Mount Horeb.

On Friday evening, join us for a delicious "pig roast" dinner at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in beautiful downtown Madison, right across from the Capitol building. The cost includes round-trip bus transportation, the dinner, a concert by Madison's renowned Edvard Grieg Chorus, plus admission to all of the Museum's exhibits. To see what exhibits will be showing, go to their website at www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum. Mary Bennett, 359 Sherbrooke Dr, Sun Prairie WI 53590 608-837-8335 mjbenn@chorus.net Asta Blanchar, N2764 Summerville Park Rd, Lodi WI 53555 608-592-3997 adblan@aol.comĀ