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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.

Any person not living in the specific area of a chapter has the option of selecting the Althing Chapter during the member signup process.   T
his chapter and its members shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges of NST membership including the NST New Letter and other resources.  Althing Chapter members are invited to participate in all statewide functions of NST.

Local chapters 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 (Saint John's or Midsummer’s Eve, June 19th - 25th)

·         Leif Eiriksson Day (October 9 of each year)

·         Juletrefest (Christmas event)