Part of our charter is to share our love of this
beautiful country with others in our community. GUESTS
ARE VERY WELCOME AT OUR EVENTS AND MEETINGS!
Come to a meeting - enjoy a program, typically on Norway or Norwegian culture and history. We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2:00PM - 4:00PM at the AYUA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue, Palatine, Illinois. We always have coffee and something to eat starting with a potluck lunch at 2PM. In addition to our regular meetings we have special events and our members participate in volunteer activities.
Enjoy fun activities throughout the year like our
Heritage Fest. Please consider joining Skjold Lodge.
While full members must be 16 years of age, we also have
special membership fees for children under 15 and for
young children in member's families.
Our lodge year!
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What can you look forward to as a member of Skjold Lodge? There is a rhythm to each year that has us looking forward to meetings and activities. Special activities include a summer picnic, celebrating at multiple Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day) events in May, participating in Scandinavian Day in the fall followed by our annual Heritage Fest. We also have a meeting where we raise money for the Sons of Norway Foundation to help provide scholarships for worthy college students, and finish our lodge year with a fun Christmas Party in December.
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overview of what you can generally expect as our year
moves along. While the pattern is fairly similar each
year, of course the programs at meetings are constantly
Sons of NorwaySons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. The purposes and goals of the Founding Fathers were to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families from the financial hardships experienced during times of sickness or death in the family. As with many immigrant organizations originally created by men, today women are valued members serving in key lodge, district and international leadership positions including President of Sons of Norway.
Over time, the mission of Sons of Norway was expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in our Society. We have grown since our beginning and are now the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway. The original purpose was not forgotten and Sons of Norway continues to provide financial and insurance services to its members. As a fraternal organization, Sons of Norway holds volunteerism as a core value. In fact, our lodges give back to their communities with over 400,000 hours of volunteer service each year.
Skjold Lodge #5-100 is based in Palatine, Illinois and
is one of over 400 Sons of Norway lodges in the U.S.,
Canada, and Norway. Skjold was formed
on February 25, 1910 and was the 100th lodge created by
Sons of Norway. Monthly meetings with food and
beverages are held at the AYUA Ukrainian Center in
Palatine, Illinois. Each meeting features a program
based on Norway or Norwegian culture. While some
members and guests come to meetings from 30 miles away,
we primarily serve individuals in the Northwest suburbs
of Chicago who want to learn more about Norwegian
culture and heritage or would simply like to spend some
time with others who love this wonderful country. Each
member family receives an issue of "Skjold News" the
bi-monthly lodge newsletter and "Viking" magazine.
Special publications are also sent to younger members.
Sons of Norway is organized by country, district, sub-district and lodge. We are part of District 5.
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