MEETINGS AND EVENTS

COME TO A MEETING! We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month 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.  Our meetings 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!

 

2019

JANUARY

01/08/2019, 6:00PM

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

01/12/2019, 9:30AM

Skjold Book Club
Café Fourteen, Palatine
Bring a copy of your (previously submitted) cultural medal level one application form, or bring the incomplete form so we can help you complete it. Also be ready to discuss any one of Sigrid Undset’s fiction books. (e.g. Kristin Lavransdatter). Questions?  Email ksecora@mc.net. The book club will also meet on Feb. 9th at Cafe Fourteen.

01/20/2019, 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 2019 Officers. PROGRAM: “Pictorial History of Skjold Lodge by Jim Secora.
After the meeting, the Building Society will meet.
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01/26-27, 2019 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

02/09/2019, 9:30AM

Skjold Book Club
Café Fourteen, Palatine
Questions?  Email ksecora@mc.net.


02/12/2019, 6:00PM

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

02/17/2019, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

3rd Annual Chili Cook Off

PROGRAM: “Sweaters, Chili and Cookies”.  Please wear your Norwegian sweater to this meeting.  We will again hold our ever popular chili cook-off. Prizes will be offered in 2 categories: RED meat (beef, pork, or some combination) and non-red (eg. chicken, veggie). For those not into cooking chili, or who would like to do both, we will also have a cookie contest. There are 2 categories here, also:  the best Norwegian cookie (to share), and the most cookies packaged for donating to Barnebirkie (preferably no nuts). Pick your contest! Enter more than one.
If you are not entering a chili or cookies to be judged please contribute a side or dessert that goes with chili.

Cultural note: you will notice that both the January meeting with your smørbrod and your cookies give you the opportunity to show-off your Norwegian cooking skills.  Be sure to document your efforts with photos so you can complete your application for a cooking medal.  The first level medal is your favorite (Norwegian) recipes, so get started.

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

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BRING COOKIES TO THIS MEETING! for the February 21, 2019, Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour in Hayward, Wisconsin (learn more HERE).
Photo attribution: http://www.birkie.com/
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. Photo attribution: Creative commons CCO / PIxabay.com

MARCH

03/12/2019, Tuesday, 6:00pm

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

03/17/2019, Sunday, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
Starts with a heart-shaped waffle brunch!
MEET AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR!
GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME AT SKJOLD LODGE MEETINGS!
BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

PROGRAM:
Our March meeting’s speaker, author Kathleen Ernst, will discuss “Chloe Ellefson: The Stories Behind the Stories” (with a special focus on Norwegian culture and heritage)
THE AUTHOR:
Kathleen Ernst is the award-winning, bestselling author of thirty-six published books, which together have now sold over 1.7 million audio, eBook, and printed copies.

Working as Curator of Interpretation and Collections for 12 years at the outdoor living history museum, Old World Wisconsin, Ms. Ernst has woven this experience into THE Chloe Ellerson award-winning series.

Photo Credit: Kay Klubertanz





THE CHLOE ELLEFSEON SERIES:
The series is for adults and mature teens with each book being a traditional mystery (no explicit sex, violence, or gore) about a reluctant sleuth and her police officer boyfriend Roelke McKenna. She's a curator at Old World Wisconsin (sound familiar); he's a cop in the nearby village of Eagle.

YOU CAN HELP! Print a color copy of a flyer and post at your local library or bring to any club or organization meeting of a group you belong to. <Click on the thumbnail to the left>.


APRIL

04/09/2019, 6:00PM

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

04/28/2019, 2:00PM (NOTE - NOT 3RD SUNDAY DUE TO CONFLICTS)

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM:
Skjold News Benefit moves to April for 2019!
SPECIAL MEETING TO SUPPORT SKJOLD NEWS!

We invite all attendees to bring an item for the raffle table.  We will also be playing Bingo. Refreshments will be pot-luck.  Now is a good time to try out that Norwegian recipe you’ve never made before.

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.
 

04/20/2019, Saturday

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

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2019!
April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois

MAY

IN MAY WE CELEBRATE SYTTENDE MAI (The 17th of May - The date of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution over 200 years ago) with lots of fun activities)!

05/14/2019, 6:00PM

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

05/17/2019, Friday

SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #1
Norwegian Constitution Day Concert
Norwegian Memorial Lutheran Church
Chicago, IL

7:30 PM Refreshments following concert

05/18/2019, Saturday

05/18/2019, Saturday FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2019!
May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois

 SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #2:
Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce 17de mai luncheon
The Metropolitan
66th Floor, Oak Room, Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
11:30 AM Reception
12:15 PM Lunch
Guest of Honor, Kåre Aas, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States www.naccchicago.org
 

05/19/2019, Sunday

NO LODGE MEETING IN MAY  (We march in the Syttende Mai Parade instead!)

SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #3:
Norwegian National League Norwegian Constitution Day Parade
Hodges Park
Park Ridge, Illinois

Details: Call Barbra Kronborg-Mogil 847-823-7596 www.nnleague.org

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO MARCH WITH SKJOLD LODGE!
 We love to have extra folks who just want to participate as we march andall end up at the fun Syttende Mai festivities in Hodge's Park. We will have a walking unit plus at least one car to transport those who don’t want to walk.  (Contact Kathy Secora if you need to ride in the car.  ksecora@mc.net or 847-991-2287 and leave a message.) There is always plenty to do at the end of the parade route.

 SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #4:
Norwegian Constitution Day Banquet
Park Ridge Country Club
Park Ridge, Illinois

Social Hour 5:00 PM, Dinner 6:00 PM, $75.00 per person
Details: Call Carol Hoidahl 847-358-1527
  www.nnleague.org 

**NOTE: This year's banquet is held the same day as the parade but after the parade!

JUNE

06/08/2019, 9:00AM - 2:00PM

SONS OF NORWAY ZONE 5 LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
On Saturday, June 8 from 9-2, Skjold Lodge is proud to be the host of the Sons of Norway Zone 5 Leadership Seminar at All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois.  We meet with other lodges to focus on membership, elections, programs, fund-raisers, and cultural activities. Morning break snacks and lunch will be provided. All are welcome to attend.  We could use help with set-up (8-9), clean-up (~1:30-2:30) and at lunch time. RSVP to Kathy Secora - ksecora@mc.net or 847-991-2287.
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06/11/2019, 6:00PM

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

06/15/2019, 10:00AM

LODGE MEETING
On SATURDAY, June15 Skjold will visit Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI .  A car pool will leave at 10 am (place TBD) or meet in Old World Wisconsin's guest parking lot at 11:15. We plan to get lunch/dinner up there, also.  Old World Wisconsin is where Kathleen Ernst’s fictional character Chloe Ellefson works.  There are many displays of early immigrant homes, Norwegian and other. Let us know if you want to car pool.
 

06/22/2019 - 06/23/2019, Saturday & Sunday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2019!
June 22-23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
 

JULY

07/09/2019, 6:00PM

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

*NEXT MEETING*

07/21/2019, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
Our July meeting is our annual picnic on Sunday, July 21 at 2 pm at AUYA. We will have FREE bingo, Kubb, and other games.  Skjold will again provide brats, hot dogs, buns, and all the toppings.
Please bring a dish to share.  JOIN US!  It’s always a lot of fun. RSVPs appreciated..  
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07/20/2019, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2018!
July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois

AUGUST

08/13/2019, 6:00PM

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

08/18/2019, Sunday, 1:15PM (NOTE DIFFERENT TIME AND LOCATION!)

LODGE MEETING
Responding to a request from Skjold members, we again are having a lunch outing at Tre Kronor in Chicago. JOIN US AS WE MAKE A DONATION TO MINNEKIRKEN AFTER THEIR 11AM SERVICES PRIOR TO GOING TO LUNCH.
We encourage as many people as possible to attend Minnekirken for services that Sunday  at 11 am. The Skjold Building Society voted to make a donation to Minnekirken this year and has asked us to present it. We will do this at coffee time after the service, then meet at Tre Kronor at about 1:15 for lunch. Hope to see you there.
TRE KRONOR
3258 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois
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08/17/2019, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2019!
August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois

SEPTEMBER

09/08/2019, 10:00AM - 6:00PM

40th ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN DAY
Enjoy a late summer day with traditional food, crafts, gifts and entertainment representing the five Nordic Cultures as we celebrate the 64th year of Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin, Illinois 60177.

Skjold Lodge has a booth serving pølse in lefse and "uff da burgers" (sloppy joes), along with beverages and home baked goods. Skjold participates each year with a food booth and a membership table. We need help from about 9:30 until 4:30.  We will also need someone to make UFFDA burger mix and cookies.  Start thinking about it, and mark your calendars now. Learn more about Skjold at Scandinavian Day.

09/10/2019, 6:00PM

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

09/15/2019, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: "NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY"
 




09/21/2019, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2019!
September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois

09/21-22/2019, Saturday/Sunday

NORGE SKI CLUB
AUTUMN SKI JUMP
FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Fox River Grove, Illinois
SEPTEMBER 21: Junior Competition, K70 Competition
SEPTEMBER 22: K70 - Big Hill

FOOD TRUCKS ALL DAY / BOTH DAYS GREAT FOOD AND BEVERAGE . SERVING UP OVEN ROASTED PIZZA, SLOW COOKED BBQ, MEXICAN FOOD, GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES, DESSERTS AND MORE!

Meet Our Olympic Ski Jumpers Kevin Bickner, Mike Glasder, Casey Larson (from left to right)



OCTOBER

10/18/2019, 6:00PM

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

10/20/2019, 2:00PM

FOUNDATION LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: "XX"
 




10/19/2019 - 10/20/1019, Saturday & Sunday

See the Ship at GTP Cottages in the Woods Festival (Day 1 & 2)

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2019!
October 19-20@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois



NOVEMBER

11/10/2019, SUNDAY, NOON - 4:00PM

SKJOLD LODGE 28TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
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!


11/12/2019, 6:00PM

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

11/xx/2019, Saturday 2:00PM

Taste of Norway
Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church
2614 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL.
Cost: FREE
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https://www.facebook.com/minnekirken/

11/17/2019, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: "XX"
 




DECEMBER

12/10/2019, 6:00PM

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

12/15/2019, 3:00PM - 6 :00PM

CHRISTMAS PARTY REPLACES LODGE MEETING
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 $15.00 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.