Hovedstad (Austin)

To enjoy, preserve, and promote our Norwegian heritage …

Hovedstad – Capitol City – Austin, Texas

If you are interested in becoming a member of this organization, it is not required that you be of Norwegian descent, only that you will enjoy, preserve, and promote our Norwegian heritage. Become a member today! Print the Membership Form, and mail it in with your annual dues. You can also follow us on Facebook.  Thanks!

We are looking for nominees for the board positions. President, Vice president, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Secretary and Media Coordinator. Contact Erik Fossum at 512-784-1166 to apply or make a nomination.


Saturday, December 15, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church – Fellowship Hall
3525 Bee Caves Road West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Jultrefest is fast approaching. If you have not received the evite and would like to join us, please contact Erik Fossum (512-784-1166 or efossum30@hotmail.com) or Deborah Holbrook (51-947-5510 or debholbrook0@gmail.com).

We will have Christmas songs by The Turgoose Trio, Photos with the Nisse for the kids (and adults) as well as a silent auction and raffle!

Menu includes: Roasted Pork Loin with Lingonberry Sauce, Rosemary Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Pickled Red Cabbage,  Rolls, Hibiscus Tea, Coffee with a Dessert Extravaganza of desserts brought by attendees.

Prepay or make donation upon entry:
Member $15/person ~ Non-member $20/person**
Children 12 & under free


Cash or check payable to Norwegian Society of Texas-Hovedstad

Mail to:
Randy Lee
6 Rocky River Cove
Austin, Texas 78746

**Application to join.


Here are a few photos from last year’s JULETREFEST 2017

The Norwegian Society of Texas-Hovedstad want to say Tusen takk to all who attended Juletrefest 2017!  It was a huge success with over 55 members and guests filling Shepherd of the Hills Fellowship Hall with love and friendship.

Dinner was delightfully delicious!  Thanks to all who brought beautiful desserts and to Janet Merideth for the savory mashed rutabaga.  Randi Parker, Kay Knutsen, Maren Bridges and Anna Marie Leystra did a terrific job decorating tables and tree.  Nisse, Don Gaskin, thanks again for entertaining the children.

Everyone truly enjoyed the magical performance and sing along by talented Owe & Liv Lie-Bjelland.  We will miss them when they return to Stavanger, but hope to see them again at future NST celebrations.

Raffle winners Randi Parker and Carol Stimson went home with the krumkake baker and Sweet Paul autographed cookbook! FUN!  The silent auction was a great success with Carol Finsrud’s Norwegian Barbie being the hot item. Thanks to all for bringing so many Norwegian gifts!

Special thanks to Deborah Holbrook, Vice President and her sister Pam Rabon for planning most of this event and special thanks to Randy and Sherry Lee for their help with taking donations and registering Members.


Calendar of Events for Hovedstad

Members and friends are invited to come and join our activities throughout the year. Planned events include Syttende Mai (05/17), Sankthansaften (06/24),  Lief Erikson Day (10/09) and Juletrefest (Mid-December).


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2018 Chapter Officers

  • President – Erik Fossum
  • Vice-President – Deborah Holbrook
  • Treasurer – Mari-Anne Moore
  • Financial Secretary – Randy Lee
  • Secretary – Christina Moore
  • Membership/communications – Position open, please inquire

Contact Information

Hovedstad Chapter Norwegian Society of Texas
2057 W. Bridge St.
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Erik Fossum
President – Hovedstad Chapter
(512) 784-1166

E-Mail: Contact Form
Facebook: Norwegian Society of Texas- Hovedstad Chapter