SKJOLD LODGE #5-100

SONS OF NORWAY

Because of COVID-19 we are holding our lodge and board meetings on-line using ZOOM video conferencing. When we can we will try to hold an in-person meeting (like our 2020 picnic and October events) where we were super cautious, mask wearing, alcohol gel dripping, someone else puts the food on your plate attendees!

Sons of Norway was organized by Norwegian immigrants in 1895 to protect members and their families from financial hardships. Read More.


Our lodge is over 100 years old and while some members come to meetings from 30 miles away, we primarily serve individuals in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago who want to learn more about Norwegian culture and heritage or would simply like to spend some time with others who love this wonderful country.  (BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS WE WOULD NORMALLY MEET the THIRD SUNDAY of most months in the lower level Heedum Hall of the All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois. NOW WE MAKE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS OF WHEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO BE TOGETHER). Always check our meetings page for the latest information.
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NEXT MEETING NEWS

UPCOMING LODGE EVENTS/NOTICES:

June 20, 2021, 2:00PM
SKJOLD ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC
A REAL MEETING WITH REAL PEOPLE - NOT A ZOOM THING!)
We meet at Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove, Illinois
The picnic will be held using the CDC and state of Illinois Covid-19 guidelines in place at that time.
The picnic is also open to members of Polar Star, Valhall, Elvesund, Cleng Peerson, and Trollhaugen lodges.
The lodge will provide pølse, lefse, coffee, water, and soda. We invite attendees to provide sides and dessert items for a potluck meal and to RSVP so we know how much food to order. There will be inside and outside games with prizes.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:


The recipient of this year's Wittrock Scholarship is Andrew McArdle from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - sponsored by Idun Lodge of Madison. The $800 scholarship was created by Skjold Lodge and is funded by the lodge for District 5 who administers the scholarship.

Syttende Mai Parade
May 16, 2021, 1:00PM
Who would have thought we would be able to march in our annual Syttende Mai parade? Some pictures are already posted on our Facebook Page.
Mange takk to everyone who marched and also to the viewers who lined the streets to help us celebrate.<Click/Tap on the image for a larger version of these bunads made in Norway at the end of WWII>. You learned a little about them in the May-June issue of Skjold News.



MASSE MORO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!
THIS HAS BEEN QUITE A YEAR WHERE THE LODGE WAS ABLE TO SPONSOR FIVE CAMPERS:





Meetings!

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!

Come to a meeting - enjoy a program, typically on Norway or Norwegian culture and history. We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2:00PM - 4:00PM at All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois. We always have coffee and something to eat starting with a potluck lunch at 2PM.  In addition to our regular meetings we have special events and our members participate in volunteer activities.

Membership!

Enjoy fun activities throughout the year like our Heritage Fest. Please consider joining Skjold Lodge. While full members must be 16 years of age, we also have special membership fees for children under 15 and for young children in member's families.

While we are called "Sons" of Norway, women are valued members and serve in lodge, district and international leadership positions. A woman currently serves as our lodge President and key lodge positions are held by women.

Our lodge year!

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What can you look forward to as a member of Skjold Lodge? There is a rhythm to each year that has us looking forward to meetings and activities. Special activities include a summer picnic, celebrating at multiple Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day) events in May, participating in Scandinavian Day in the fall followed by our annual Heritage Fest. We also have a meeting where we raise money for the Sons of Norway Foundation to help provide scholarships for worthy college students, and finish our lodge year with a fun Christmas Party in December.

Click/tap on the "Learn More" button for a overview of what you can generally expect as our year moves along. While the pattern is fairly similar each year, of course the programs at meetings are constantly changing.

ABOUT US

Skjold Lodge

Skjold Lodge #5-100 is based in Palatine, Illinois and is one of over 400 Sons of Norway lodges in the U.S., Canada, and Norway.   Skjold  was formed on February 25, 1910 and was the 100th lodge created by Sons of Norway.  Monthly meetings with food and beverages are held  the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2:00PM - 4:00PM at All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois. Each meeting features a program based on Norway or Norwegian culture.  While some members and guests come to meetings from 30 miles away, we primarily serve individuals in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago who want to learn more about Norwegian culture and heritage or would simply like to spend some time with others who love this wonderful country. Each member family receives an issue of "Skjold News" the bi-monthly lodge newsletter and "Viking" magazine. Special publications are also sent to younger members.

Sons of Norway is organized by country, district, sub-district and lodge.  We are part of District 5.

Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. The purposes and goals of the Founding Fathers were to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families from the financial hardships experienced during times of sickness or death in the family. As with many immigrant organizations originally created by men, today women are valued members serving in key lodge, district and international leadership positions including President of Sons of Norway.


Over time, the mission of Sons of Norway was expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in our Society. We have grown since our beginning and are now the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway.  The original purpose was not forgotten and Sons of Norway continues to provide financial and insurance services to its members.  As a fraternal organization, Sons of Norway holds volunteerism as a core value. In fact, our lodges give back to their communities with over 400,000 hours of volunteer service each year.



CONTACT US

President


Ms. Lisa Solak

President
 

Membership


Mr. Jim Secora

Vice President
Membership Chair

Learn more on our Membership Page

Postmaster


GENERAL INQUIRIES


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Financial Products


Greg Ragan
Insurance / Investment Broker
Sons of Norway
7042 Kinnikinnick Dr
Roscoe, IL 61073
1-815-623-8817 (office)
1-800-442-4146 FREE (toll-free)
1-815-988-5975 (cell)
www.sofn.com
www.raganfinancialgroup.com