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 All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S Quentin Rd, 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.
While we are called "Sons" of Norway, women are
valued members and serve in lodge, district and
international leadership positions. A woman
currently serves as our lodge President and key lodge
positions are held by women.
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
Skjold LodgeSkjold 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 the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2:00PM - 4:00PM at All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S Quentin Rd, 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. A full history of the lodge is included on its own page.
Sons of Norway is organized by country, district, sub-district and lodge. We are part of District 5.
Sons of Norway
Sons 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.
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