Updated Feb 2011
The name of the organization is the Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America (NORTANA).
The purpose of the organization is:
To engage in all activities that will enhance Norwegian studies in North America, and which will prove to be of mutual benefit to teachers of Norwegian and the instructional program they serve. By way of example, these activities include the preparation and publication of textbooks, workbooks and related teaching materials; the sharing of information through newsletters and teaching materials catalogs; the acquisition of funds to finance conferences, workshops, and seminars that will encourage a spirit of cooperation and collegiality among the instructors of Norwegian studies.
The organization is a nonprofit educational organization and does not afford pecuniary gain, incidentally or otherwise, to its members and officers or to the institutions they serve. This does not, however, rule out stipends, grants, commissions or salaries to persons performing tasks that have been duly authorized by the governing body of the Association.