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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!
WE ARE AGAIN MEETING IN PERSON!
The meetings will continue to follow State of Illinois and CDC guidelines for in person meetings adjusting as needed.

2022

A key fun part of lodge members gathering together is to enjoy having food at a meeting, especially Norwegian themed food we bring.
All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois continues to be our "regular" meeting location but is currently not allowing food to be consumed on site. To expand the number of meetings with food, we are exploring a variety of additional fun meeting locations which include our ability to have food available until the Covid situation settles down for the church.


JANUARY 2022

01/13/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

01/16/2022, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
LOCATION: Norge Ski Club

100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, Illinois

We will have open-faced sandwiches and a brief installation of officers.  The day will be a "game day" with a variety of fun games to play.



01/29-30/2022 Noon – 4:00PM

117th Norge Ski Club

Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament,

JANUARY 2022

January 29-30, 2022 (Saturday-Sunday)
Noon – 4:00PM
Norge Ski Club’s
117th Norge Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament

Gates Open At 11:00AM
Winter 2022 Tournament Admission Button $15.00
Featuring
Sat. Junior Small Hills and JNQ Qualifier on the K70
Sun. US Cup & International 5-Hills Competition on the K70
Long Standing Jump
Great Food and Beverage
Fun for the Whole Family

FEBRUARY

02/10/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

02/20/2022, 2:00PM Sunday

Lodge Meeting

Palatine American Legion Hall
122 Palatine Rd.
Palatine, Illinois

THIS meeting location is not handicap accessible.
PROGRAM: Annual chili cook-off.  The program will also highlight the 2022 Winter Olympic games. 
Bring some of your favorite chili to be judged against others and then we will all try some.
CATEGORIES: RED MEAT, NON-RED MEAT (Eg. White Chicken Chili), and VEGETARIAN.

We are collecting cookies for Barnebirkie  (see the next post).  Bring as many as you can bring, the kid skiers really LOVE cookies when they’re finished skiing. PLEASE, NO NUTS.

Also, if you like to bake (or don’t like to make chili) you could bring some Norwegian cookies. There will be an award for the best Norwegian cookies.

February is “Norwegian Sweater Day at Sons of Norway. For this meeting - wear your Norwegian sweater. 
Image attribution: Sons of Norway - Newsletter Service



02/24/2022, BARNEBIRKIE - Hayward Wisconsin - Children's ski events

Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour
Thursday, February 24, 2022 • Downtown Hayward
Non-Competitive Ski Tour for Youth Ages 3 to 13 Years Old
This is where Birkie Dreams begin! Imagine nearly 1000 kids skiing on Main Street to the iconic finish line of the American Birkebeiner!  Kids can choose to ski either a 1/2 km, 1 km or 3 km course.

The Barnebirkie ("Children's Birkie") is part of the greater American Birkebeiner  [ February 23 to February 27, 2022] (North America’s largest cross-country ski race) and a homecoming for cross-country ski racers from around the globe!

MARCH

03/10/2022, 6:00pm

BOARD MEETING

03/06/2022, Sunday, 1:30PM -  4:30PM

POLAR STAR LODGE PRESENTS THE STOUGHTON NORWEGIAN DANCERS
Please join our fellow lodge, Polar Star, for their presentation of the Stoughton Norwegian Dancers.
LOCATION: Cross Lutheran Church, 8609 IL Route 47, Yorkville, IL. 



03/20/2022, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING
LOCATION: Norge Ski Club

100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, Illinois

We will have waffles and another fun "game day" with a variety of games to play.



APRIL

04/14/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

04/16/2022

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

OPENING DAY - 2022!
1pm-4pm
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

04/24/2022, 1:00PM
LODGE MEETING

Location(s):
Minnekirken 2614 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois
Ørkenoy Brewpub  1757 N Kimball Ave Floor 1, Chicago, Illinois
As a lodge, Skjold is planning to attend the concert and then adjourn to Ørkenoy brewpub. The concert will be at 1 pm,  the brewpub at ~2:15 (following the concert).  Members can feel free to go down early and participate in more of the celebration.  If they do, they will need to make their own reservations for the lunch.  Reservations are not needed for the concert. Warning:  Parking may be hard to find.  Another option is to park at Cumberland and take the blue line in.


 

MAY

 FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2022!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details. <Click/Tap on the logo above>.

05/12/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

05/13-14-15/2022

2022 SYTTENDE MAI ACTIVITIES

MAY 13, 2022 FRIDAY
*Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce 17de Mai luncheon

*MAY 14, 2022
SATURDAY
*Constitution Day Banquet

*2022 Constitution Day Parade

Learn more about each of these on our Syttende Mai Page.

JUNE

NORSK MUSEUM - SUMMER THROUGH SEPTEMBER, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

06/04/2022
NORSK MUSEUM, Norway, Illinois - OPENING DAY
3656 E. 2631st Road, Sheridan, Illinois, 60551
 


SPECIAL EVENTS FOR NORSK MUSEUM OPENING DAY! - 06/04/2022
HOME COOKED NORWEGIAN BREAKFAST AND A MUSEUM TOUR
Start with a Home cooked Norwegian breakfast at the Norway Community building in Norway, Illinois from 8 to 11 a.m.and then visit the museum to see all the great new changes. Details are on the Norwegian National League Special Events Page.

 
Note to website visitors:
The museum building is the oldest Norwegian Lutheran Church in North America, it was built in the oldest permanent Norwegian settlement in North America, founded in 1825 by pioneer Cleng Peerson and the Sloopers.  Cleng Peerson is known as the Father of Norwegian Immigration.

06/09/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

06/19/2022, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING-Annual Picnic
LOCATION: Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, Illinois
The J
une meeting will be a picnic at Norge Ski Club. The lodge will provide water, coffee, soda and grilled sausages (dogs, brats, . ..)buns, and condiments. This is open to members and friends. Picnickers are asked to bring a side or a dessert to share. Also, please contact Kathy Secora (847-991-2287, ksecora@mc.net) with the number of brats or hotdogs your group is planning to eat. We will also be arranging a few games (appropriate to the weather).
 

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

See the Viking Ship on Swedish Day!
Special Hours: June 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT

Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>. 

JULY

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2022!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

07/03/2022, Sunday, 11:00AM
Norway’s 15th Ambassador to the United States, Anniken Ramberg Krutnes will be visiting Minnekirken on Sunday, July 3rd.  Ambassador Krutnes will be offering a greeting to our congregation, then joining us for refreshments and a light lunch with questions after our service. Seating for the light lunch after the service is limited so please RSVP by Saturday, June 25, 2022. Please RSVP to The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church Chicago at office.nlmc@gmail.com.

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An expert in security policy, law of the sea and Arctic issues, Ambassador Krutnes has served with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since beginning as a trainee in 1994. In her previous position with the Ministry, she served as Deputy Director General of the Department of Security Policy. Before that, she was Norway’s Ambassador for Arctic and Antarctic Affairs.

Ambassador Krutnes has had postings in several European countries, including ambassadorships of the Netherlands and Luxembourg.  She was recently a member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing responsible State behavior in cyberspace in the context of international security.

She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Oslo and a Master of Science in Economics and Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics, and has also studied international management at Universittá Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Ambassador Krutnes is married and has three adult children.

07/03/2022, Tuesday
There will also be a reception for Ambassador Krutnes at the Norwegian Consulate Office on July 5. More details later.

07/08/2022, 10:00AM
Geraldine Hanson Memorial Service at St. David’s Episcopal Church , 701 N Randall Rd Aurora, Illinois
For Geri's funeral details and more information <Click/Tap HERE>

She served as a Captain in the Air Force in the 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron , doing triage and emergency nursing as well as participating in the Berlin Airlift Crisis.


07/14/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

07/16/2022,  9 AM to 2 PM

2022 KAFFE STUE-Norwegian Luncheon
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9 AM to 2 PM
Mt. Horeb Community Center
107 North Grove Street
Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

The friendly Norwegians in Vennelag Lodge invite one and all to their annual Kaffe Stue fundraiser on July 16. Proceeds allow them to continue their support of the Mt. Horeb Community. They will be serving sweet and savory options from 9 AM to 2 PM. Open-face sandwiches and lefse wraps, meatballs, and hot dogs for the young and the young at heart. Salads, cold fruit soup, cookies, cakes, fruit parfait, and smørgrøt (porridge) with brown sugar and melted butter are all on the menu. Beverages include: coffee, lemonade, and water. Their Norsk Bake Sale with lefse is also very popular! Arrive early for best selection! Enjoy the air-conditioned facility at the Mt. Horeb Community Center, 107 N. Grove Street.
<CLICK/TAP HERE TO SEE THEIR FLYER AND MENU FOR THE DAY>

07/17/2022 - 07/30/2022


2022 Masse Moro​
Sons of Norway Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp
July 17 – 30, 2022
Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Sponsored by Sons of Norway, District 5


07/17/2022, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church
Palatine, IL.
Heedum Hall (lower level).  An elevator is available.


PROGRAM: Summer Reading.  We will highlight a few Norwegian/Scandinavian books that we have been reading lately.  We ask you to bring a book that you’ve enjoyed and give us a few sentences about it.  This portion of the program will be available on Zoom. Send an email to ksecora@mc.net if you want a Zoom invitation.
We will have some of our favorite books available for loan and some available for the raffle. (Feel free to add to this collection.)

Coffee and treats will be available.  More treats are always welcome.
(We may have to eat on the back patio, depending on the church’s current COVID regulations.)

AUGUST

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2022!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

08/11/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

08/20/2022, SATURDAY

2:00PM (This is our August meeting, so no Sunday "meeting on August 21, 2022)

VISIT THE VIKING SHIP!
LODGE MEETING

Good Templar Park
528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
PROGRAM: F
ield trip to see the 1893 World’s Fair Viking Ship.  We will meet on August 20, 2022, SATURDAY at 2pm at  for a private tour of the Viking ship. The docents are very well informed.  After our tour we will adjourn to Stockholm Inn, 306 W. State St., Geneva, IL for an early dinner.  We hope to see you there.

SEPTEMBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2022!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

09/08/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

09/11/2022, 10:00AM-5:00PM

42nd ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN DAY
Sunday, September 11, 2022
10:00 A.M.  to  5:00 P.M
Vasa Park
35W217 Route 31
South Elgin, Illinois
Learn more about Skjold Lodge's participation HERE
View the 2022 Scandinavian Day Flyer HERE

09/18/2022, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING
VISITING NORWAY: Is it time to plan a trip?

We invite anyone who has been to Norway to share a few minutes about their favorite sites or events. Did you do “Norway in a Nutshell”? Have you seen the works of Munch?

Participated in a Syttende Mai Parade? Seen the midnight sun? What was your favorite? If planning on sharing please contact ksecora@mc.net with info about what you will be sharing (format, region, time needed). We will have information about current travel regulations and other important travel info.

OCTOBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2022!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

10/01/2022

21st Annual Vasa Park Fish Boil

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1:00 PM to 5:00PM

Learn more at the Norwegian National League Website <Click/Tap Here>


10/08/2022

NORWEGIAN SMORGASBORD - NORWAY, ILLINOIS
SEATINGS AT 3:30PM and 5:30PM

 This is not an all-you-can-eat buffet due to the second seating
 Norway Community Bldg [GPS: 3667 E 2603 rd Rd., Sheridan, IL 60551]
 Advance tickets only (no tickets available at the door); call 825-343-5070
 $25 for adults, $10 for children [8 and under]
 All proceeds benefit the Norsk Museum and Stabbur Building Fund
 The Norsk Museum will be open 1:00-5:00 that day as well, so stop by for a quick tour and work up an appetite – it is just across the highway [Rt. 71], behind the Norway Store

10/2-3/2021 (WAITING ON 2022 UPDATE TO THIS POSTING)

Norge Ski Club -"JUMPTOBERFEST"
Annual Fall Ski Jump Tournament
October 2 & 3, 2021
Noon to 4:00PM
Gates Open at 11AM
Admission – Buttons are required and good for Sat. & Sun.
$15.00 entrance buttons purchased online
$15.00 entrance buttons purchased at local merchants
– check back for list of local merchants
– Must be purchased by October 1, 2021.

$20.00 entrance buttons purchased at gate
Free admission for children 12 & under
Bring blankets & lawn chairs
No carry-ins allowed
No dogs allowed

10/13/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

10-16/17, 2021 Saturday (WAITING ON 2022 UPDATE TO THIS POSTING)

COTTAGES IN THE WOODS
Saturday, October 16-17, 2021
10:00 AM  4:00 PM
Good Templar PArk
528 East Side Drive
Geneva, IL
*Cottages in the Woods is a unique event held in the historic Good Templar Park of Geneva, IL on Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17, 10 am -4pm each day.
Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association will be participating in the event.

*NEXT MEETING*

10/16/2022, 2:00PM Sunday


LODGE MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church
Palatine, IL.
Heedum Hall (lower level).  An elevator is available.

A Norwegian Christmas: How you can celebrate the Norwegian way.
We'll discuss Norwegian Christmas traditions. What (and when) is a typical Norwegian Christmas meal? We'll have suggestions and recipes.

We'll also view Norwegian Christmas decorations and have directions for making some simple ones. We are planning some demonstration and practice in both the cooking and craft categories. Hope you can join us.

October is also Foundation Month at Sons of Norway and members are encouraged to do donate to the Foundation.




10/20/2022, 4:00-7:30pm

SPECIAL NORDIC HOUSE SUNSET CRUISE
Please save the date - and announce to your groups that the Nordic House will be coordinating a special event sunset cruise on Wendella Boats this fall.  We will have special access to the Nordic House for shopping and to see any exhibits.  More info coming soon.


Med vennlig hilsen,
Susan Meyer
Honorary Consul
Norwegian Honorary Consulate


10/23/2022

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CLENG PEERSON LODGE


 12:00 cocktails/social hour – 1:00 buffet – 2:00 program
 Knights of Columbus, 401 W. Main St., Ottawa IL 61350
 Keynote speaker: Susan Meyer, Honorary Norwegian Consul General of Illinois
 Symphony violinist, Kathy Jagiella
 Ticket reservations may be obtained by calling Rich Gunderson at 815-252-4208 or
sending a check to him at 3907 E. 1553 rd Rd., Earlville IL 60518
 $40 for adults, $15 for children [8 and under]

NOVEMBER

11/12/2022

SKJOLD LODGE 29TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
November 12, 2022, Satuday
11:00AM to 3:00PM
Skjold Lodge Heritage Fest, All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois. Put it on your calendar.  LOTS OF FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO! Demonstrations and displays, Children's activities, Music, Dancing, Food,  Crafts for sale, Bake sale table and lots more!

NOTE: All Saints Church is monitoring the Covid situation and may allow ONLY THE BAKE SALE and not food for sale to be eaten at the church.
Bake Sale
Norwegian food demonstrations
Norwegian folk crafts (rosemaling, knife-making)
Children's activities
Norwegian entertainment
(Norwegian Bachelor Farmer, Leikarringen Heimhug dancers)



11/10/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING


DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Taste of Norway
Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church
2614 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL.
Cost: FREE
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Wonderful Norwegian cookies, cakes, and all sorts of goodies. Done “virtually” this year.

www.minnekirken-chicago.org

11/20/2022, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING

All Saints
Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois

Heedum Hall (downstairs), All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S. Quentin Rd., Palatine, IL
Masks are required!

Program: XXXXXXXX

Election of officers.  An important meeting.

Skjold Building Society will meet immediately after the Skjold meeting to elect officers and conduct business.  All members of Skjold Lodge are automatically members of the building society.

DECEMBER

12/08/2022, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

12/XX/2022 TBD

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

SKJOLD CHRISTMAS PARTY
Location TBD


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