On Sunday, September 25, the Golden Valley Lodge celebrated the 65th anniversary of their initiation into the Vasa Order of America. The celebration was held at the Sportsmen s Lodge in Studio City.
Chairman Bertil Winther gave the welcome address in which he especially recognized Barbara Swanson who, together with her older sister Lily Nelson, are the only surviving charter members of the Lodge. Unfortunately, Lily could not attend.
In his speech Bertil also introduced District Master Susan Premo and thanked long-time member Maidie Karling for her work in organizing the event. The entertainment and dance music was provided by members of the Sam Conti orchestra.

Photographed by Kerstin Alm Mamarazzi.US