Allen Johannesen, RIP

We are sorry to report that Al Johannesen died on December 18. Al was a founding member of the Fish Club. He died peacefully with his family at his side. Al was a great friend and enjoyed the camaraderie of  the Fish Club.  Over the years he could be counted on to be in attendance at every dinner.  Al grew up in Seattle and enjoyed his Norwegian heritage and was active in the fishing industry there as a young man.  During Al’s Naval career he  was a submarine commander in the US Navy. After retiring from the Navy, Al  enjoyed a second career as a property manager.  In addition to the Fish Club he was active in Valhall Lodge and the House of Norway. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Thelma, son Stephen, and other members of his family. We will provide information about Al’s memorial service when we receive it.

Jultrefest at House of Norway

Jultrefest will take place at the House of Norway on January 3, 2020, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. | Details

Hurtigruten Tour of Norway

You are invited to experience Hurtigruten’s classic northbound voyage along the Norwegian coast from July 29 to August 13, 2020. The voyage starts in Bergen and goes to Kirkenes. The tour ends in Oslo. | Details

Nordic Chambers of Commerce Partnership

On April 12, 2019, Eric Steigen spoke to the Fish Club about the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (NACC LA). On July 23, 2019, NACC entered into a strategic partnership with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce San Diego (SACC SD). This partnership enables SACC SD and NACC LA to work together to engage the Norwegian population in the San DIego area through business-related activities and events. | Details of partnership

Tusen Takk to Don Lesney

Don Lesney passed away last year. He was active in many Norwegian activities, and he showed his love of Norwegians in his bequests.

We are so grateful for his donations to Valhall Lodge, the House of Norway, and the Norwegian Fish Club of San Diego.

May he be resting in peace!