The Friendly Fifth

Convention Schedule and Events

  The online Registration for the June District 5 Convention is located at this website:
Please go to that location to register as a Delegate, Non-Delegate or Volunteer.  It is easy to complete your form there and enter a credit card number; you do not need to be a PayPal member.  A check can also be sent after registering online.

Sons of Norway District 5 Cultural Arts Display 2022

Part of the 2022 District 5 Convention is the display of cultural arts crafted by Sons of Norway members from throughout the district.
This year all judging will be People's Choice.  Pre-registration is needed.
To participate in the display, fill out the registration form and send to
         Judy Ghastin, 718 Bruce Ct., Madison, WI 53705.

Artists of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to submit projects.
 •Adult professional: instructors and those who sell their work
 •Adult amateur: those who do not sell their work
 •Heritage: members 15 years and younger
Categories of projects include:
• Rosemaling
• Norwegian Weaving
• Hardanger Embroidery
• Norwegian Needlework -- Klostersøm, Diamantsom
• Nålbinding
• Hand knitting w/ Norwegian design
• Crocheting
• Tatting
• Carving with hand tools, Norwegian Theme -- Figure Carving, Relief Carving, Chip Carving
• Bent wood -- hand tools
• Photography
• Painting
• Knife-making
• Stained Glass
• Kolrosing
• Items need to be recent work completed after the 2018 convention. 
• Participants must be current Sons of Norway members and must have been members in good  
  standing when the craft work was finished.
• Items submitted must be made by the registered person.
• Each item must have an identification label provided with the registration form.
Drop off items Thursday, June 16, from 1pm to 6pm and reclaim items
 Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 4 pm.

•If you are not attending the convention, you may send your craft item with someone else.  
We look forward to displaying cultural projects from throughout the district for everyone to enjoy.
Judy Ghastin
District 5 Cultural Director

Convention Trip - Heritage Tour

(open to Non-Delegates and Sangerfest attendees)

Koshkonong Heritage Bus Trip 

Friday, June 17, 2022,
from 11:30 am to 3:45 pm

Join D5 Sons of Norway members for a Heritage Tour to see and hear the history of the East and West Koshkonong churches near Cambridge and Stoughton, WI.  Our narrators, Dana Kelly and Gary Swain from the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society, bring the history of this area alive. We will stop in Stoughton to tour the Stoughton Historical Society and Livsreise, the Norwegian heritage center.

Pregistration is required and the cost is $25.00 per person. 
You are allowed to bring your lunch onboard the bus.      
This trip is not handicapped accessible.



Our History: A Continuous Journey

Idun Lodge will host the meeting on June 15-19, 2022, at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI.

June 15, afternoon: Classes begin
June 16, morning: D5 Committees
              afternoon: delegate training, D5 presentations, classes
              evening: entertainment
June 17 - 18, D5 Lodge Meeting, vendors, activities for those who are not delegates
June 17, evening: activity options
June 18, evening: banquet, Sangerfest Grand Concert
June 19, morning: D5 Board Meeting