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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

*MAY 15, 2022 SUNDAY
*2022 Constitution Day Parade

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

JUNE

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

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

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

*NEXT 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>.

 

2021 OLD INFORMATION CONTINUES FROM HERE

WE ARE GOING TO "REUSE THE FORMATTING AND CONTENT OF THE 2021 MEETINGS PAGE TO CREATE THE 2022 PAGE. AT THE BEGINNING THERE WILL BE A LOT OF OLD 2021 INFORMATION AS THE 2022 INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE AND REPLACES THE OLD INFORMATION.

JULY

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

07/08/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


07/18/2021 - 07/31/2021


2021 Masse Moro​
Sons of Norway Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp
July 18 – 31, 2021
Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Sponsored by Sons of Norway, District 5


07/17/2021, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING

Saturday, Lodge Meeting
PROGRAM: FIELD TRIP TO CHICAGO (Tre Kronor)
Skjold Lodge Late Lunch
Saturday, July 17th, 2 pm
Tre Kronor
3258 W. Foster, Chicago
Please email Anthea if you plan to go no later than Thursday, July 15th.
Anthea Amdahl-Halpryn  antheahalpryn@gmail.com 

AUGUST

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

08/12/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


08/15/2021, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
Sunday, Lodge Meeting
PROGRAM: Skjold Lodge will meet for lunch at 12:30 on Sunday, August 15 at The Norwegian (restaurant), 1402 N. Main St., Rockford, IL.  Contact Lisa Solak Lisa.Solak@gmail.com to make your reservation asap.

Some of us will continue on to view the Anderson Gardens which are only a few blocks away. (You are encouraged to make your own reservations there).
Learn more at their websites.
 The Norwegian" a restaurant in Rockford
Anderson Japanese Gardens

SEPTEMBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

09/09/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


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

09/19/2021, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING (IN PERSON)
All Saints
Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois

PROGRAM: “ What I did on my vacation, quarantine, etc”.
This month we would like to focus on (Norwegian) activities that you have engaged in since we were together. Did you . . . Read a good Norwegian book? Learn to cook some new food? Get in a lot of cross-country skiing? Hiking? We would like to hear from you at the meeting.

ALSO - Bring any documentation you may have for sports or cultural medals. 

OCTOBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

10/2/2021


Chicago Friends of Vesterheim

Innovators & Inventors:
Stories from Vesterheims Newest Exhibit

October 2, 2021
11a.m.-1:30p.m.
Rolling Green Country Club
2525 Est Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Socialize & Shop 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Luncheon & Program - 12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.
Advance reservations only.
Early Bird by September 20: $60
After September 20: $70
Valet service included.
To register: Print and complete and mail a registration form at the Vesterheim web site. 


10/2-3/2021

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

10/14/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).

10-16/17, 2021 Saturday

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.

10/17/2021, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois
PROGRAM:   Foundation Month.  There will be a brief presentation on Sons of Norway Foundation and we will accept donations for them.  Then we will have a presentation on the 7 kinds of cookies with recipes.  The hope is to inspire people to work on their Cultural Cooking Medal and to encourage donations for our bake sale at Heritage Fest.


NOVEMBER

11/07/2021
POLAR STAR LODGE ANNUAL HØST FEST (Fall Festival)
CANCELLED



11/13/2021

SKJOLD LODGE 29TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
November 13, 2021, 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)



11/11/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).


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

11/21/2021, 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: Member James Thompson will present a program on Norwegians in the Civil War, specifically Col. Heg.  Mr. Thompson will be wearing his renactor’s uniform (without weapons).

The 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was originally formed by Col. Hans Christian Heg at Camp Randall, near Madison, Wisconsin. The majority of its members were Norwegian[3] immigrants with the rest being mainly Swedish and Danish immigrants. The regiment was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into federal service January 31, 1862. The regiment was mustered out of service by company between December 1, 1864, and February 13, 1865.[4]

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

12/05/2021 SUNDAY (Covid Safety)

POLAR STAR LODGE ANNUAL JULETREFEST CELEBRATION AND SMAKAKER (COOKIE) December 5,
- Program: Annual Family Juletrefest Celebration and Smakaker (cookie) auction, with proceeds donated to the Sons of Norway Foundation.
- Everyone attending should be vaccinated, and masks worn except when eating.

- 1:00 Tree Trimming. 
- 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon.  
 - Polar Star Monthly Meeting. 
- Gathering around the tree and listening to Norwegian Chrostmas music. No adult gift exchange this year, but still have children gifts.
- Optional 
Jólabókaflód - bring your favorite book written by a Norwegian or Norwegian American author and a large chocolate bar


12/09/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING

12/XX/2022

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

SKJOLD CHRISTMAS PARTY
Location TBD



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