Sveaborg Lodge 'Vikings of the Year'
Sveaborg Lodge (Concord, CA) recently celebrated its 89th Anniversary with an elegant dinner. Chairman Rob Laaback gave a history of the lodge and introduced honored guests, Corky Peterson, district master, and her husband Mike Peterson, district treasurer. Sven Chilton entertained the group with his violin and singing Swedish songs.
Each year someone is chosen “Viking of the Year,” for outstanding service to the lodge. This year the honor went to Ellen and Don Morrison, who were introduced by last year’s winner, Rosemary Fassl. The Morrisons have served in many ways. Don has been Chairman, Vice Chairman, M.C. and Auditor. Ellen has been financial secretary, cultural leader, historian, chaplain and auditor. In addition they have taught Swedish folk dancing, served on the Swedish American Patriotic League and been delegates to the District Convention. They were introduced by Rosemary Fassl, who presented them with Viking helmets and a Kosta Boda glass dish.