Scandinavian Clubs of Texas

Scandinavian / Nordic
Clubs of Texas

serving the Scandinavian community of Texas

Below is the list of the Scandinavian countries with their names in their nativelanguage followed by their national anthem. Organizations are then listed alphabeticalwithin their respective country. If your group is not listed please send information for inclusion in the next update.


Scandinavian Club of Houston - For membership information, contact President Robert J. Bjercke 281-778-6486, E-mail or Secretary Stella Andersen 281-494-2850, E-mail

Scandinavian Friends
Waco, Texas, President John Olaf Drivdahl, (254) 848-9688, e-mail: Meets at Uncle Dan's Rib House, 1001 Lake Air Dr., Waco, Tx, 6:00 p.m. second Tuesday of each month.

DENMARK, DANMARK national anthem

Royal Danish Consul
- Houston - Ray Jens Daugbjerg 4545 Post Oak Place Suite 347, Houston, TX 77027 713-622-9018

Danish American Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

The Danish Club of Houston - Contact: Hannes Hofer. To become a member, click here for a membership form (print out and mail). For more information, please write to

FINLAND, SUOMI national anthem

Consulate of Finland- Houston - Ronald A. Kapche - 31 Pinewold Circle Houston, TX 77056 713-552-1722
or Austin - 2600 Lake Austin Blvd. #5201 Austin, TX 78703 512-860-3169

Finlandia Foundation/Houston, Jaana Gaspelin 1335 Park Wind Dr, Katy TX 77493 281-647-9217

Finnish-American Society of Dallas/Fort Worth Inc. John Laine PO Box 832006, Richardson TX 75083-2006 972-235-7309 President: David Mikkonen

Finnish Children's School

Finnish Mom's Playground

Finnish Women's Club


Consulate of Iceland
- Houston - 2348 West Settler's Way, The Woodlands, TX 77380 281-367-2777

Icelandic American

NORWAY, NORGE Ja, vi elsker dette landet. Norwegian National Anthem

Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Houston - Wenche Kirkebye Moe 2777 Allen Parkway Suite 1185, Houston, TX 77019 713-521-2900

Royal Norwegian Consulate - TEXAS (Dallas and North Texas): Honorary Consul Edward M. Fjordbak 4506 Live Oak Dallas, TX 75204-7099 (214) 826-5231

Norwegian Society of Texas

Bosque County Chapter
Clifton, Meridian, Norse, and Cranfills Gap
Pres. Betty Tindall Publicity: Ruth Shipley HC 64 Box 160E Clifton, TX 76634

Hovestadt Chapter
Austin and the Central Hill Country
Randy Parker; 12105 Swallow Dr.; Austin, TX 78750 telephone (512) 258-0039

Midnattsolen Chapter
Arlington and the Mid-Cities Area of Dallas/Fort Worth
Pres. PETE BECKER Publicity: Kathy Bennett

Sol Hjem Chapter
, El Paso and West Texas
For membership contact:Jeff Sharp 9502 Charleston El Paso, TX 79924-6277

Snorre Chapter Houston and the Gulf Coast
Pres. Kermit Anderson

Troll Heim Chapter Fort Worth
For memberships contact: Bjorg Stanley; 1314 Cozby So.; Benbrook, TX 76126 telephone (817) 249-8754

Vestlandet Chapter
Lubbock and the South Plains
For memberships contact: Kathy Peterson; 4204 70th Street; Lubbock, TX 79413 telephone (806) 797-1804 Pres. Pete Zetterstrum

Vidde Hjem Chapter
Amarillo and the Panhandle
For memberships contact: Diane Wisker; P.O. Box 8403; Amarillo, TX 79114 telephone (806) 358-1703 Pres. John Stich 4246 Wet 12th Amarillo, TX 79106-5516

Viking Chapter
Dallas and North Texas
For memberships contact: Mimi Fossum; 240 Oak Ridge Dr.; Argyle, TX 76226 telephone (940) 464-3663
Pres. Kit Iverson 31 Indian Trail Hickory Creek, TX 75065

NST Leikarringen (Statewide Norwegian Folk Dancing Group)

Sons of Norway International

Sons of Norway 1455 W. Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408-2666 Phone: 612-827-3611 or 800-945-8851 Fax: 612-827-0658

Cleng Peerson Lodge 1-645 Austin TX Pres. is Rita Carlson 512-658-4285
They meet the 3rd Sunday at 5 pm at Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Nordtex Lodge
Dallas TX 1-594 President: Arne Hatlestad
Meets at: Wooden Spoon 1617 Ave K Plano, Texas 4th Sun, 3 p.m.

Hvor Vesten Begynner Lodge 1-654
Fort Worth TX President: Catheryne I Dickinson (817)
Meets at: St. Andrews Episcopal Church Corner of Texas St. & Lamar Fort Worth, Texas 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Ensom Stjerne Lodge 1-592
Houston TX President: Paul G Mathre (731)626-7545
Meets at: Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 4930 W Belfort Ave Houston, Texas 4th Thurs, 7 p.m.

Palmedal Lodge 1-644
Mc Allen TX President: Gustav A Melendez (956)687-6248
Meets Various places McAllen, Texas 2nd or 3rd Sat, 1 p.m.

Northern Lights Lodge1-653
Tyler TX President: Eric J Sivertson (903)581-7475
Meets: Home of Ann Veig & Joe Arisco 6223 Beford Tyler, Texas 3rd. Fri., 7 p.m.

Canuteson-Reierson Lodge
Waco TX 1-660 President: Russell D Larsen (254)666-0937
Meets: First Lutheran 1008 Jefferson Waco, TX 6:30 PM Monday, monthly


Consulate of Sweden - Dallas - The Honorable Robert Alpert, 1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 510, West Tower, Dallas, TX 75247, Phone: 214-630-9112, Fax: 214-630-9111

Consulate of Sweden - Houston - The Honorable Jan B. Dryselius, 2401 Fountainview Dr. Suite 510, Houston, TX 77057-4821, Phone: 713-953-1417, Fax: 713-953-7776

VASA Order of America 716- CARL XVI GUSTAF (Instituted 2/26/1976) 4th Mon., 7:30 p.m., Walnut Hill Lutheran Church ELCA, 3202 Royal Lane (at Webb Chapel Rd.) Dallas, TX 75229 Chair Maj-Britt Gazda, 431 Summit Dr. Richardson, TX. 75081 (972)889-3516 - George B. Hanson 4243 Blackheath Road Dallas, TX 75227 (214)381-3479 ~ Secy. Elaine Wildman

VASA Order of America 743- CARL WIDEN (Instituted 2/12/1989) 4th Mon., 7:00 p.m., Gethsamene Lutheran Church, 200 West Anderson Ln., Austin, TX 78752. Chair Emily VanNiel, 2601 Ware Rd., Austin, TX 78741 (512)442-7016 - Secy. Alice Streid, 511 Karolyn Dr., Round Rock, TX 78664 (512)255-2116

VASA Order of America 753- WILLIAMSON COUNTY (Instituted 3/15/1994) 3rd Tue., 7:30 p.m., Palm Valley Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 2500 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664. Chair Franklin Blomquist - Secy. Bonnie Blomquist, (both) 1723 Lexington St., Taylor, TX 76574 (512)352-6431

VASA Order of America 757- FORSGARD-OLSON (Instituted 1/18/2001) 3rd Thu., 7:00 p.m. (except summer months and December), First Lutheran Church, 1008 Jefferson, Waco, TX. Chair Robin Forsgard Evans 3717 Parrott, Waco, TX 76707 (254)752-8990 - Secy. Florence Carlson, 1016 North 43rd St., Waco, TX 76710 (254)752-2962

SWEA, Dallas For more information, contact Carin Anger by e-mail:

SWEA of Texas Houston, TX. For more information, contact: Stina Mosvold, Phone: (281) 558-5788, Fax: (281) 558-5786

THE LINNEAS OF TEXAS. For more information, see their website:

The Swedish Club of Houston, c/o Swedish Consulate 2909 Hillcroft St., Suite 515, Houston, TX 77057, - President: Leif Mauritzson 281-580-5923

Singing Swedish Children
Swedish School; Wooden Spoon, Plano, Texas

Other internet sites of interest

    VIKING INVASION We are a group of Nordic history reenactors, ship builders and live steel combat fighters, who pride ourselves on presenting Viking Age cultures as accurately as possible. We are located in the Austin/San Antonio area, but have members across the state.

  • Viking Fest

Purpose: "To celebrate Nordic culture and heritage in Texas. . . through music, dance, food, games, folkdress, arts and crafts. To promote public awareness of the orgins and presence of Nordic communities in Texas and the roles and contributions of Nordic people to the development of the state. To encourage individuals to examine their family history and heritage and to take pride in the gift of their Nordic customs and traditions to American family life and Texas culture." Come join us in the beautiful Texas hill country and enjoy the festival and Texas' Bluebonnets. All Nordic Organizations in Texas are encouraged to participate with Viking Fest. Each organization is asked to send 2 delegates to the quarterly meetings. It is from these delegates that the Board of Directors is selected.

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