Our Headquarters in Oslo

Norwegians Worldwide/Nordmanns-Forbundet is an international non-profit organization under the patronage of H.M. King Harald of Norway with members in 23 countries all over the world and headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

Norwegians Worldwide has served as the cultural connection between Norway and its citizens abroad, descendants, and friends since 1907. The goal of the organization is to foster a relationship between Norway, it's expatriates across the globe, and anyone else interested in learning more about Norwegian culture, language, and heritage. To learn more about the organization, check out the website of our headquarters in Norway.

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Interested in getting more involved?

Join our Board of Directors.

Being a board member is a fun way to get involved in our club and help lead our events and activities. We welcome people of all backgrounds and nationalities, as long as you have an active interest in or connection to Norway. Board membership is a volunteer opportunity and requires that you are or become a member. If interested, fill out the form below to tell us a little about yourself and we will be in touch.
​​We look forward to meeting you!
Board Members-at-Large

Lillian Hulsey
(Past President)
Annie Houser
Valerie Ringnes
Jennifer Omanson
LaVonne Lindall
Susan McIver
Per Aannestad
Bente Aannestad
Sally Nelson
John Lovell

Welcome  to your connection to Norway in the desert.

We are the Phoenix, Arizona chapter of Norwegians Worldwide / Nordmanns-Forbundet. Our chapter is a diverse network of Norwegian-Americans, Norwegians living here in Arizona, and anyone with an interest in Norway and Scandinavia. Founded in 1959 as a registered non-profit organization, our chapter has been connecting our community and promoting the rich national and cultural heritage of Norway for over 60 years.

​As one of the largest Norwegian groups in Arizona, we host year-round events celebrating Norwegian holidays, traditional food and drink, Scandinavian music and dance, and more. Anyone is welcome, so if you are interested, stop by and say hello! You can dive right in and become a member or come to an event first to see what we're all about. Velkommen!

Board of Directors


Board Officers
Mike McIver


Harald Tjorhom


Tone McGregor


Erik Ringnes


Shirley Ouren

Webmaster - Randi Ringnes

Event Ticketing - Chelsea Ringnes Shelton

​Social Media - Jeremiah James Gratza


Position currently open!

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