August 21, 2017
Dear Sloopers and friends,
You are cordially invited to the 92nd annual meeting of the Slooper Society of America. This meeting also extends to include our Sons of Norway friends.
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 8th, 2017, and plan to join us at the Norway Community Building, Norway, IL, just off Route 71.
Dinner will be served at 1:00 pm. We ask that each family bring a dish to pass. Table service and drinks will be provided.Our program this year will be presented by Kirk Mies (Rosdail descendant) and will be entitled, “An Enduring Legacy”. He is passionate about knowing and preserving his Norwegian heritage as well as creating renewed interest in it for the next generations.
There will be a short business meeting following the program. As in the past, the Norsk Museum will be open for those interested. The Norway Store has many Norwegian items and foods and will be open until 5:00 p.m.
The re-printed book, The Sloopers: Their Ancestry and Posterity (Collector’s Edition), will be offered for sale at a special discounted price this day only for those that attend.
Please join us for an afternoon of great food and fellowship!
Lou Hougas Wise, Secretary
P.S. Kirk will have Slooper lapel pins available for $5 each.