2020 District 5 Convention Survey of Interest
Dear Lodge Presidents and Secretaries,
Idun Lodge looks forward to welcoming delegates and visitors to the 2020 District 5 Sons of Norway Convention in Madison, June 25-27. The West Madison Radisson will be the venue, offering rooms at $109, including breakfast. To help our committee plan activities and classes for the convention, please complete this survey and ask others who are interested in attending the convention to complete it as well. Please complete by September 22.
On behalf of our committee, thank you.
Whether or not you are elected a delegate to the 2020 convention, does the Madison location motivate you to want to attend?
Doesn’t matter where convention is
If you attend the convention, will you plan to spend time in Madison before or after the convention?
If you attend the convention, please check what you might be interested in seeing or doing outside of the convention venue.
University of Wisconsin Campus, including the Union Terrace on Lake Mendota
Norwegian-American Genealogical Center, downtown Madison
Wisconsin State Historical Museum
Wisconsin State Capitol tour
Art museums, including the Chazen which is now open in the evening
Restaurants, including several within walking distance of the hotel
Downtown Madison, including the Monona Terrace on Lake Monona
Bicycling—a guided tour of Lake Monona/downtown Madison via bicycle or e-Bike (bicycles that have motorized pedal assistance up to 17mph)
If interested in any of the above, what transportation do you prefer (check as many as you like)?
Public transportation with an Idun guide (Cost is either $1 or $2)
Chartered bus (extra cost)
Driving on my own
Thursday evening before dinner, would you pay up to $30 to attend an aquavit reception featuring locally distilled aquavit, cocktails, mocktails, and hors d’oeuvres
On Friday night of the convention, would you prefer
Dinner in the hotel with entertainment
Lake Cruise with food
Walking or driving with a small group to a nearby specialty restaurant (A number of restaurants, including a well-known supper club and ethnic restaurants, are one to three blocks from the hotel)
Dinner on your own but then an organized activity at the hotel (i.e movie night, game night, place to socialize and visit)
Doing something on your own
Which of the following classes/activities/informational sessions are of interest to you?
Introduction to Genealogy
Movie on the Koshkonong area
Masse Moro Camp experience
History of Norwegians in Madison and area
Intro to Hardanger stitchery
Intro to Rosemaling (or a class on a certain style)
Intro to wood carving (what style)
Some classes offered will have a fee for materials and instructor. How much are you willing to pay to attend a class? Enter 0 if you are not willing to pay to attend a class.
If you are a delegate or serving on a committee, would you come to Madison on Wednesday prior to the convention to take an afternoon class or participate in an activity?
If you answered yes to the previous question, what kind of class or activity would interest you?
We plan on having vendors at the convention. Having ample time for attendees to visit them is often a challenge in making the vendors’ time and expense worth it. How long should vendors be open?
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning
Thursday and Friday
Do you look forward to having the vendors there and shopping? Do you have other suggestions regarding vendors?
Keeping the convention affordable is important. How does your lodge support delegates who attend?
Lodge pays full registration and other expenses
Lodge pays part of expenses
Lodge doesn’t offer any support. Delegates pay all their own expenses
Does your lodge usually have other members, other than elected delegates, attend?
What suggestions do you have for the convention planning committee?
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