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Norwegian-American Defense Conference, April 4, 2024

The 10th Anniversary Norwegian-American Defense Conference, themed Industryas Deterrence, will take place on Thursday, April 4 at House of NADIC in Arlington, VA. This will be on the 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington, D.C. on April 4, 1949. See the draft conference program and register at

Explore a Thousand Years of Norway

The tour takes place June 14-25, 2024. Discover the significance of the Vikings, the Plague, the Reformation, nineteenth-century emigration, and WWII. You will visit Oslo, Tønsberg, Eidsvoll, Lillehammer, and various other places. Details are at

AI-Generated Essay on Norwegian Culture

We had an AI tool generate this essay on Norwegian Culture.

Brunost Popular in South Korea

Thanks to Danny Keiller, we have an article on the popularity of brunost in South Korea.

Digital Vaccination Record for Californians

The State of California now offers a way to record on your mobile phone evidence of COVID vaccination. You get a record that has:

  • A QR code
  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Date of each vaccination
  • Manufacturer of each vaccination

To get this record, go to . Enter your first and last name and date of birth. Choose to provide your e-mail address or cell phone number that you used to schedule your shot(s). Enter a code that will be used to decrypt your record. Choose the code so that you will remember it. Click the box that asserts under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to receive the record for the person whose name you entered and then click SUBMIT. You will receive either an email or a text message that has a link to view your vaccine record. That link is good for 24 hours. When you click on it, you will see the record that you want to have in your phone. I am a user of Apple infrastructure, so I put my record into Notes. You can click the FAQ link in the above-mentioned website to find out what you can do with this record.

Update: Be sure to get a photo image of the document you create and upload that image to your phone. The password works for only 24 hours.

Norwegian Heritage Meetup Group

Meetup group has been created for Norwegian oriented events that take place in the San Diego area and are known by the person who runs this Meetup group.  Fish Club members are encouraged to join this group so that they can stay abreast of local activities that promote our Norwegian heritage.