MEETINGS AND EVENTS

COME TO A MEETING! We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 3:00PM - 5:00PM (ALL 2017-2018 lodge meetings will be held from 2:00PM - 4:00PM) at the AYUA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue, Palatine, Illinois, with a program on Norway or Norwegian culture and history.  Starting in 2018, all meetings will start with a "themed" pot luck lunch where you are invited to bring a dish of your choosing (matching the "theme" if you can).

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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!
 

2017

DECEMBER (2017)


12/10/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE CHRISTMAS PARTY
NO LODGE MEETING IN DECEMBER - Replaced by Christmas Party.

Christmas Party Location:
AUYA Ukrainian Center
136 East Illinois Avenue
Palatine, Illinois

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SANTA will be visiting so please bring a specially wrapped gift for each child coming with you. (You bring a gift for the child and Santa gives it to them).  Please mark it with their name.  The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago will be with us once again in traditional dress to make the party more festive. This is an enjoyable party with lots of good food.

FOOD:  We are having a catered buffet and a large dessert buffet.
COST: The cost of this year’s party is $12.00 for each person over the age of 14.

PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN PLAN:  You can pay at the door but please reserve. RSVP and other details are available at our Christmas Party Page.


12/12/2017, 6:00PM - DECEMBER BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

BOARD MEETING
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings

2018

JANUARY

01/09/2018, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

*NEXT MEETING*

01/21/2018, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING

1PM: Audits for the Lodge and the building society will be done starting at 1 pm and continuing until finished.
2PM: Lunch.  Everyone, please bring some open-faced sandwiches (smørbrod) to share. Cake will be provided (by Lisa), followed by the Installation of 2018 Officers. PROGRAM: “Nordic beer tasting” led by Jim Secora.
After the meeting, the Building Society will meet.
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01/27-28, 2018 Saturday NOON-4:00PM

Junior Norge Ski Club Winter Ski Jumping Tournament
Noon – 4:00 PM, Fox River Grove, IL
$15.00 at gate, children 12 and under free www.norgeskiclub.com



FEBRUARY

02/13/2018, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

02/18/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: “What’s happening in Norway today?” presented by Professor Charles Peterson, Professor of Communication Arts & Assistant to the Provost of North Park University.

February is "Norwegian Sweater Month" at Sons of Norway", so wear your Norwegian sweater to this meeting.



2nd Annual CHILI COOK OFF: You bring it - We'll eat it!  Bring yours to the meeting and see if it gets voted best!
Anyone may participate (please let Kathy Secora know if you are going to participate - while this isn't required, it helps Kathy plan for the day).
 Just  bring your pot full of chili, preferably  with a way to keep it warm. Judging will be people’s choice.  We will pass out a "ballot" to everyone to deposit by their favorite chili.  If you are not entering a chili to be judged, please contribute a side or dessert that goes with chili.
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BRING COOKIES TO THIS MEETING! for the February 22, 2018, Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour in Hayward, Wisconsin (learn more HERE).
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COOKIES?
YES! 1,000 children participate in the Barnebirkie and they get hungry as do all the others participating and attending in ski events over the weekend. In prior years Skjold Lodge and other District 5 lodges have donated over 1,500 DOZEN cookies for a single event!  Cookies should be nut-free. Please label your bag or box with the approximate count in dozens. If you don't get around to baking, we will also accept money for buying “Oreos” or other appropriate cookies.
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MARCH

03/13/2018, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

03/18/2018, 2:00PM SPECIAL LODGE MEETING

IN THE PAST WE HELD A NEWS BENEFIT AND AUCTION TO SUPPORT PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF OUR NEWSLETTER , "SKJOLD NEWS". We are currently working on a new format for this meeting and will post the details in our March-April issue of Skjold News and here on our web site.

PROGRAM: "History of Skjold Lodge".

Details are on our News-Benefit page.


NOT ABLE TO ATTEND BUT WOULD LIKE TO HELP?
Any donation in an amount of your choosing helps the lodge. See our
News-Benefit page for donation details.


APRIL

04/10/2018, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

April starts the "season" for visiting the Viking ship.

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2018!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
(2018 Dates to be posted here)

04/15/2018, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING

April meeting TBD

PROGRAM: TBD.

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