Icelandic National League of North America
96th Annual Conference

Opening Ceremony

May 15, 2015   8:30 - 10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony Procession of Dignitaries
      Gail Einarson-McCleery, Honorary Consul of Iceland in Toronto

National Anthems
      Led by Heather Alda Ireland, Consul General of BC & Yukon

Opening Remarks

      Claire Eckley, President of the INL of NA

Welcome from Minnesota Icelandic Community
      Dianne O'Konski, Minnesota Icelandic Communities

Greetings from the City of Bloomington
      Mayor Gene Winstead

Greetings from INL Iceland
      Halldór Árnason, President of INL Iceland

Greetings from Iceland´s Ambassador to Canada
      Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson

Greetings from Iceland´s Ambassador to the US
     Ambassador Geir Haarde

Closing Remarks
     Claire Eckley, President of the INL of NA  


 Promoting Innovation Through Minnesota-Icelandic Parternships
--Connie Delaney

 Lögberg-Heimskringla--Stefan Jonasson

 Movies-Movies-Movies--Gail Einarson McCleary

Youth Panel:  The Next Generation--Gail Einarson-McCleery facilitating--Erin Johnson, Joe Bowen, Ashley Thorvaldson, and Sacha Gudmundsson

Capturing Biographies of Our Early Icelandic Settlers--Dianne O'Konski

Icelandic Connections--Signy McInnis

Picturing Iceland--Nancy Johnson & Gail Murton

Icelandic Sweater Fashion Show--Rosemary Guttormsson

Energy and the Environment: Finding a Balance with Nature--Peter Hudleston, Len Ferrington, Paul Imbertson

Icelandic Camp for Kids--Brad Hirst

International Visits--Alicyn Goodman and Joni Shaw

Words Worth Keeping--The Fragile Heritage Project--Ryan Eric Johnson

The Snorri Connection--Halldór Árnason, Ásta Sól Kristjánsdóttir, Gail Einarson-McCleery

Everything you wanted to know about Lopapeysa and More--Rosemary Guttormson

Click here for the Lopapeysa Powerpoint

Culture Detective Iceland--Thórunn Bjarnadóttir

Design Thinking in Iceland--Tryggvi Thayer, Virajita Singh

Introducing the Icelandic Association of Utah--Richard Williams

The Icelandic Churches of Vesturheimur...A Virtual Trip--Gudmundur Vidarsson

Click here for the PowerPoint Presentation

Charitable Gifts that Support Organizations You Love--Susan Hommes

Genealogy--Sunna Furstenau, Cathy Josephson, Michelle Braakman, Doreen Krisjanson Marston, Ferne Gudnason, David Johnson

A W A R D   _C E R E M O N I E S


         --  Master of Ceremonies:   Sunna Furstenau  &  Brad Hirst

          --  Opening Comments:   Claire Eckley, President of Icelandic National League of North America

          --  Greetings:  Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Consul General of Iceland

          --  Honorary Lifetime Membership Award Presentations

           -  Chris Byron (Icelandic American Association) - Lyle Hillman presenting

           -  Thora Arnason Dech (Icelandic American Association, Icelandic Hekla Club) - Steingrimur Steinolfson     presenting

           -  Dawn Hjalmarsson (Icelandic Canadian Frón) - Judy Bradley presenting

           -  Sir Magnus (Mike) Olafson   (Icelandic Communities Association) - Sunna Furstenau presenting

           -  Steingrimur (Stony) Steinolfson   (Icelandic American Association) - Keith Stinson presenting

Laurence S.G. Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award:
Gunnvör Danielsdóttir Ásmundsson

           -  Presented by:  Patsy Zdrill and Kathleen Dahlin (daughters of Laurence Johnson)

         --  Closing:   Claire Eckley, President of Icelandic National League of North America



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