Fledgling Orientation

Five Fledglings (Dr. Gary Novatt, Bob Leite, Dr. Jim Neary, David Wyatt and Ricky Payne) received their Orientation at Chomp Restaurant prior to being initiated next month.Fledgling Orientation

Buellton Senior Center Dinner

Chief Chris Nielsen serves guests at the Buellton Senior Center. Viking volunteers dished up and served a Danish style meal provided by Bent Olsen.

Friendship House Van

From Left: Chief Art Kaslow and Jim Cassidy present keys to Phoebe Patterson, Solvang Friendship House Board President and Solvang Friendship House Director Tammy Westwood. The van is a Van is a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT converted for handicap transportation including power remote control entry ramp.

Sail with the Vikings

Join us as we ride the Viking Float through the streets of Solvang on Independence day. Meet at Old Mission Santa Ynez at 10 AM. All fledglings should plan to sail on the ship during this event.

Summer Party

The Summer Party is scheduled for June 15th. This Event supersedes the Tuesday, June 11th dinner meeting. Ladies and guests are welcome to attend. Invitations will be arriving by mail. Please fill out and return the stub with your credit card number or check no later than June 8th.
Dinner costs $60 and for $10 more, you get two drink tickets. Soft drinks or bottled water will be sold separately. You may pay by credit card for an additional $5 per person. If you wish to bring your own wine, the Alisal charges a $10 corkage fee per 750 ml bottle.
Be prepared for a wonderful evening featuring live music, great food and fellowship in the finest of Viking traditions.

Blood Drive

Thanks to their hard work, over 100 pints of blood were collected! Great job, men. Skål.
Pictured are volunteer Dudley Bancroft, team members Jim Colvin and Mark Glover, and volunteers John Scanlon and Nelson Owens. Photo courtesy Dave Bemis.

Rancho Del Cielo Tour

There is no better place to understand Reagan’s principles, and his practical, down-to-earth manner, than at Rancho del Cielo, the “Ranch in the Sky.” You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Scheduled for May 1st from 9-3, seating is limited to 30 visitors. Contact Chief Art for reservations.

Blood Drive

The Vikings of Solvang Blood Drive is scheduled for March 13th from 3:00 to 7:00 at the Solvang School Gym. All blood drawn will be coordinated by United Blood Services. Please make an appointment by calling 800-715-3699 or online at United Blood Services. Our goal is to collect 100+ pints of blood – donors will receive a $25 voucher for dinner at a local restaurant. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Mark Glover at 805-729-2390.

Membership Dinner

We have long enjoyed appetizers and cocktails before dinner, a delicious meal consisting of a salad, entree with wine, and dessert prepared by Chef Pascal and his staff, gratuity included for only $35. However, beginning in February, the cost will be going up to $40. The excellent food and service provided by the Alisal will continue to be provided to the Vikings of Solvang.

Kid’s Christmas

This event, chaired by Jim Cassidy, was the best ever. Six hundred special-needs children and their caregivers were fed sliders, French fries, cookies and a drink at the Marriott in Buellton. Then it was off to see Santa Claus! The teachers received a special gift for use in their classrooms. Everything was so well organized. Utmost thanks and a big Skal to all the Viking and non-Viking volunteers for making this event such a huge success.