Torskeklubben: the Norwegian luncheon club

For 81 years Norwegian men have met to talk, drink akevitt, and dine on their favorite fish Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The first meeting of Torskeklubben (the Codfish Club) was held at the Curtis Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, November 4, 1933. The Norwegian Consul E.H. Hobe had suggested to Arne Fremmegaard that a men’s Norwegian luncheon club be established. Fremmegaard sent out invitations and 24 men of Norwegian heritage became charter members of the new club, the original purpose of which was to provide an opportunity for Norwegians to gather and converse in their na
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Christine Foster Meloni

Christine Foster Meloni is professor emerita at The George Washington University. She has degrees in Italian literature, linguistics, and international education. She was born in Minneapolis and currently lives in Washington, D.C. She values her Norwegian heritage.

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