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Ellen Lodge 21, Colorado
Our first meeting was held on February 17, 2018 at Sister Tita Jergensen’s house. Since it was the first meeting of the year we had several things to discuss and go through for 2018. We started the meeting by welcoming our guest, Pia H. who will be our newest member of our lodge at our April meeting. Also Shaun, who is the father of our young members Brenna and Keelin, he was there to see his daughters receive their Sisterhood pin. Brenna and Keelin are the granddaughters of Sister Theresa. We also have another young member Bergen, who is the granddaughter of our Sister Ethel, Bergen also received her Sisterhood pin at this meeting. Our lodge is so happy to have so many young members to be interested in our heritage and enjoying the Danish traditions.
We started supporting the Mountain Peace Shelter last year and will continue in 2018. The shelter provides emergency shelter, advocacy and support services, and a 24/7 crisis hotline. We donate the most needed items as well a gift cards, that the residents can use for gas, diapers and other necessities. We collect donations at our Summer Picnic, October Luncheon and at our Christmas Luncheon.
Our lodge has also set up a Sunshine committee that will visit Sisters in need. Sister Tita has taken the lead with this committee. We have several elderly Sister that need our attention, and they will get visits and cards to brighten their day.
We have a new website, thanks to Sister Pia E. and Sister Emily. It is beautiful and we are very grateful for all the work they put in it. Please have a look at it on danishsisterhoodcolorado.weebly.com
After our meeting we were served a delicious lunch of “make your own Danish open sandwiches”. It was served in the perfect Danish style. Thank you to Sister Tita and Sister Ethel, and with a lot of help from Sister Bergen.
Our March meeting was held at Sister Lynne's clubhouse in Centennial, CO. We welcomed three guests this time, Sister Dorthe's daughter-in-law Paulina and granddaughter Ella. Also Sister Theresa brought her granddaughter Alicia. Our Sister Alicia is currently working on updating our membership directory and it should be ready in April. Our meeting was short and swift and we handed the over the word to Sister Pia E. who gave us an amazing presentation of Haandarbejdets Fremme (Handcrafters Guild). The Guild is celebrating their 90th anniversary on March 20th with an exhibition in Greve Museum, DK where our Queen Margrethe II and Crown Princess Mary will attend the opening. Sister Pia E. brought us on a journey of the cross stitch. It was very interesting and in ways surprising where this craft started and has move to and onward. Being a lodge that enjoys crafting, Sisters brought cross stitch that they had and it was presented on 6 long tables and stories were told about what each Sister brought. It was a wonderful afternoon. Sister Birgitte had set up a table with cross stitch lesson for those who wanted to learn how to cross stitch. Little heart pattern had been made before hand and our young members and guests had a go at stitching. They all did a great job!
Sister Lynne and Sister Glenda servered us a lovely lunch, with quiche and salad and a delicious homemade cake. It was a great day of hand craft and socializing.
Ellen Lodge 21 will meet again in April with business, more heritage and socializing.
Birgitte Jappe Ross
Ellen Lodge 21 President