The overall purpose of the chapters is to promote the interest of the Society within its area and to cooperate with and assist the state organization (The Althing) and its officers in their work, both with respect to social activities and organization work. The chapter is run by a group of officers who are elected and who organize and plan activities for its members.
The Chapter must organize and carry out four special events, in addition to special events which the chapter may carry out based on specific interests of its members:
- Syttende Mai (May 17) Norway’s Constitution Day
- Sankthansaften (Midsummer’s Eve)
- Leif Eiriksson Day (Usually October 9 of each year)
- Jultrefest (Christmas event)
Who may become a member of the Society? – Any person of good character interested in the objectives of the Society and having direct or indirect ties to Norway shall be deemed eligible for membership, upon making the prescribed donation and completion of an application for membership and acceptance by the chapter.