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.

*NEXT MEETING*

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>.


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DETAILS FOR MONTHS APRIL TO DECEMBER ARE BEING WORKED ON NOW. WHILE WE WON'T HAVE ALL THE INDIVIDUAL DETAILS ON EVENTS EACH MONTH, WE WILL END UP WITH A YEARLY "CALENDAR" OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS THAT WILL BE EDITED AND UPDATED AS THE SPECIFICS ARE KNOWN
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APRIL

04/09/2019, 6:00PM

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

04/14/2019, 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!

<DETAILS HERE>.....we hope that you will bring your checkbook and make a donation to the lodge to help support the production and distribution of our newsletter, "Skjold News".
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/XX/2019, Saturday

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

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

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

MAY

OUR MAJOR FOCUS IN MAY IS SYTTENDE MAI (NORWAY CONSTITUTION DAY) AND ALL OF THE EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IT
JOIN IN THE SYTTENDE MAI ACTIVITIES AND MARCH WITH SKJOLD LODGE  IN THE SYTTENDE PARADE!

 

05/14/2019, 6:00PM

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

05/xx/20xx, Thursday

SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #1: Norwegian Constitution Day Concert, Norwegian Memorial Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL, 7:30 PM Refreshments following concert


05/XX/20XX, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
NOTICE: ***NO SKJOLD LODGE MEETING IN MAY***
CELEBRATE ALL THE SYTTENDE MAI ACTIVITIES WITH US!

 



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

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

 SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #2:
Norwegian Constitution Day Banquet
, Park Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, IL Social Hour 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM, $75.00 per person Details: Call xxx at xxx-xxx-xxxx  www.nnleague.org
 


05/xx/2019, Sunday

SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #3:
Norwegian National League Norwegian Constitution Day Parade. Hodges Park, Park Ridge, IL, Deatils: Call xxx at xxx-xxx-xxxx www.nnleague.org

Everyone is welcome to march in the parade with Skjold Lodge. Not a member of the lodge or another group marching that day? - not a problem, we love to have extra folks who just want to participate as we march ending up at all the Syttende Mai festivities.

JUNE

06/11/2019, 6:00PM

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

06/16/2019, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: "XX"
 




06/XX/2019, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2018!
xx xx @ 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.

07/21/2019, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: "SUMMER PICNIC": Annual Picnic at AYUA. We will have pølse, hot dogs, and beverages. Games (Viking and other) will be available for those interested. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com
 

07/XX/2019, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2018!
xx xx @ 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, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: "XX"
 




08/XX/201X, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

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

SEPTEMBER

09/10/2019, 6:00PM

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

09/xx/20xx, 10:00AM -  6:00PM

XXth ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN DAY
Enjoy a late summer day with traditional food, crafts, gifts and entertainment representing the five Nordic Cultures as we celebrate the 63rd 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. Learn more about Skjold at Scandinavian Day.

09/15/2019, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: "XX"
 




09/XX/20xx, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

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

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/XX/2019, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2018!
xx xx@ 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.