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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!
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JANUARY 2024

(2024 meeting schedule under construction).

01/21/2024, Sunday - 2:00 PM

LODGE MEETING

All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois
PROGRAM:INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS.  After a brief Installation of 2024 officers, we will enjoy different types of Norwegian Smør brod (open face sandwiches) brought by members. Please bring your favorites to share!

What is an open-faced sandwich in Norway? Open-faced sandwiches, smørbrød (literally "butter bread") , are a common breakfast and lunch fare in Norway, typically consisting of a slice of hearty grain bread topped with anything from cheeses and pâté to cold meats and smoked fish.

FEBRUARY

02/18/2024 , Sunday - 2:00 PM

LODGE MEETING

All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois
PROGRAM: ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF: 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. Bring your chili (HOT, in an electric pot).
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. We are also collecting cookies for the children’s Barnebirkie ski race.  Bring as many BOXED as you can - the kid skiers really LOVE cookies when they’re finished skiing. PLEASE, NO NUTS.

It’s also “Norwegian Sweater Month” at sons of Norway! If you have one, wear it to the meeting.


MARCH

03/17/2024 , Sunday - 2:00 PM

LODGE MEETING

All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois

PROGRAM: – "Winter Life in Viking Times”presented by David Nordin, Vice President of the Friends of the Viking Ship.

APRIL

04/21/2024 , Sunday - 2:00 PM

LODGE MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois

PROGRAM: – "Nancy Roberts Gaynor  - FINDING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ONLINE"
Ms. Gaynor developed the genealogy programming at the Cary Public Library. In 2023 she attended the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington DC.  Now retired, she is on the Board of the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society and Volunteers at the Crystal Lake Family Search Center.

Zoom:  The program will be available (live) on Zoom. Email ksecora@mc.net if you need the code to join.


Light refreshments will be served.
Hope to see you there.

MORE ABOUT NANCY ROBERTS GAYNOR
Nancy Roberts Gaynor thought at first she wanted to be a veterinarian. A difficult freshman year
in college and a lot of soul searching led her to a new college, a history major and finally a
Master’s degree in Librarianship. Working in the university library led her to her early love of
government documents and maps. Combined with an archives class and Ms. Gaynor began
asking her family questions. Trips back to her parents’ homes in Ohio led to her early attempts
at pulling together the threads of her family’s past.

Her career has included university, corporate and public libraries..
Ms. Gaynor resumed her genealogical research as her children got older. She developed
genealogy programming for the Cary Public Library, partly to increase her own skills. In 2023
she was finally able to attend the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in
Washington D.C. Now retired, she is on the Board of the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical
Society and volunteers at the Crystal Lake FamilySearch Center.

Nancy continues to work on her own genealogy, digging up plenty of stories about her paternal
great grandfather disappearing not once, but perhaps 3 times! She is a member of the
Daughters of the American Revolution and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

MAY

SYTTENDE MAI ACTIVITIES

05/18/2024

NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE
SYTTENDE MAI LUNCHEON

Saturday, May 18th
Park Ridge Country Club
636 N. Prospect
Park Ridge, Illinois

*Meet & Greet 11:00 am
*Luncheon 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

*NEXT MEETING*

05/19/2024

SYTTENDE MAI PARADE
Sunday, May 19 - Activities in Hodges Park in Park Ridge from 11am - 3pm rain or shine.
PARADE: 1:00 PM
Park Ridge, Illinois

MEET AT 12:30 PM AT NELSONS FUNERAL HOME PARKING LOT, PARADE STARTS AT 1:00PM - WE WILL POST OUR MARCHING POSITION AS SOON AS IT IS ASSIGNED.

Every year the Norwegian National League hosts a parade at Hodges Park in Park Ridge, Illinois, in celebration of Norway's Constitution Day in May.  The parade is normally on the Sunday after Mother's Day. Please join us and  march that day and join us for the festivities before and after the parade.



JUNE


JULY

07/21/2024 , Sunday - 2:00 PM

ANNUAL PICNIC
Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, Illinois

AUGUST

08/24/2024, Saturday Morning (Time TBD)

SBS breakfast - Details to follow.

SEPTEMBER

09/08/2024, 10:00AM-5:00PM

SPECIAL EVENT

44TH ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN DAY

Vasa Park
35W217 Route 31
South Elgin, Illinois
COME VISIT SKJOLD LODGE'S FOOD BOOTH FOR WONDERFUL TREATS
 

OCTOBER

10/20/2024, Sunday - 2:00 PM

LODGE MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois
PROGRAM: – "Foundation Day, Nomination Committee".

NOVEMBER

11/09/2024, Saturday - 11:00AM - 3:00PM

SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday

SKJOLD LODGE 32ND ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
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!


DECEMBER

12/08/2024 3 PM

SPECIAL EVENT

OUR LODGE MEETING IS OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Main level (Gathering Space)

Santa will make an appearance.  (Secretly bring wrapped labeled gifts for  your child). The Nordic dancers will perform at our party.