MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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LODGE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BOARD MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY AND ANNOUNCED SEPARATELY.
RATHER THAN CHANGE EVERY POSTING OF EVERY LODGE EVENT IN THE SCHEDULE. WE WILL HAVE THIS POSTING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PAGE AND WILL CHANGE THE SCHEDULE AS IT CHANGES.
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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!
We are at a new location:

All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois

 

JANUARY

01/09/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

Skjold Book Club not holding regular meetings

Skjold Book Club
The Skjold Lodge Book club is not holding regular meetings at this time. If you are interested in meeting for discussion or have a book you would like to discuss, contact Kathy (ksecora@mc.net).
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01/19/2020, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING

This is a potluck meeting where we ask everyone to bring a plate of their favorite smørbrød (Norwegian open-faced sandwiches) to share. And as we do at each January meeting, we will have a celebratory cake provided by President Lisa, followed by the Installation of 2020 Officers.
Program:  “Getting to know you/Getting to know all about you”.
We’ll learn about our new meeting site and then we’d like to learn more about you: No long stories - just something short and simple, perhaps your favorite Ole and Lena joke, a favorite ethnic food your Grandma made or anything that connects you to your Norwegian heritage.
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01/25-26, 2020 Saturday NOON-4:00PM

Norge Ski Club’s
International Winter Tournament 2020
January 25th and 26th, 2020
Noon - 4:00PM
Gates Open at 11:00AM

Saturday, January 25
Junior Competition
K70 Competition

Sunday January 26
K70 - US Cup Five Hills Tournament
Long - Standing Competition
www.norgeskiclub.com

FEBRUARY

02/13/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

02/16/2020, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

4th Annual Chili Cook Off

PROGRAM: “Sweaters, Chili, and Cookies”.   We will again hold our ever popular chili cook-off with lots of prizes. COOKIES: Bring Norwegian (and other) cookies to share and cookies to donate for Barnebirkie. CHILI: Bring chili to share and be judged for a prize. PRIZES: *Prize for the member bringing the most kid friendly cookies to donate to Barnebirkie children’s ski race (preferred no nuts). *Prize for the best Norwegian cookies. * Prize for the best pork and/or beef based chili. *Prize for the best poultry or vegetarian based chili. Enter as many categories as you like.
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The annual BUILDING SOCIETY MEETING will be held after the regular meeting.

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

BRING COOKIES TO THIS MEETING! for the February 20, 2020,  Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour in Hayward, Wisconsin.
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COOKIES?
YES! 1,000 children participate in the Barnebirkie (see below) 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 as many as 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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02/20/2020, BARNEBIRKIE - Hayward Wisconsin - Children's ski events

Two different events for children are held as part of the greater American Birkebeiner (North America’s largest cross-country ski race) and a homecoming for cross-country ski racers from around the globe!

Youth Ski Tour - Non-Competitive Ski Tour for youth ages 3 to 13(This is where Birkie Dreams begin! Imagine nearly 1000 kids skiing on Main Street to the iconic finish line of the American Birkebeiner!  Kids can choose to ski either a 1/2 km, 1 km or 3 km course). <click/tap for larger image> Image attribution: Birkie.com

Junior Birkie - Individual Race and Team Sprint Relay for Youth ages 6 years to High School. <click/tap for larger image> Image attribution: Birkie.com


MARCH

03/12/2020, 6:00pm

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

03/15/2020, Sunday, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
CANCELLED
With everything happening with Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the lodge has decided to cancel our March 15, 2020, meeting
.




03/29/2020, Sunday, 12:00 NOON
Leikarringen 95th Anniversary Celebration

CANCELLED
Leikarringen's anniversary celebration has been cancelled due to concerns about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They hope to reschedule for September or October.


APRIL

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

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2020!
April-October 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.


04/09/2020, 6:00PM

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

04/19/2020, 2:00PM (Polar Star Lodge, Montgomery, Illinois)

CANCELLED.
LODGE MEETING (This is in place of our regular "Third Sunday" lodge meeting.

Program:  Our April 19, 2020, meeting joining Polar Star lodge for their presentation of "The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers" has been cancelled. <Click/Tap on the image to learn more about the dancers>

MAY

 FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2020!
April-October 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.

CANCELLED
The Syttende Mai banquet and parade have been cancelled



05/14/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

JUNE

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2020!
April-October 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.

06/06/2020, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

NORSK MUSEUM, Norway, Illinois - 46th ANNUAL OPENING DAY
3656 E. 2631st Road, Sheridan, Illinois, 60551
Enjoy Delicious Home Cooked Norwegian Specialities, Norwegian Waffles, and a whole bunch of desserts.

Note to website visitors: The museum building is the oldest Norwegian Lutheran Church in North America, it was built in the oldest permanent Norwegian settlement in North America, founded in 1825 by pioneer Cleng Peerson and the Sloopers.  Cleng Peerson is known as the Father of Norwegian Immigration.

06/11/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

06/14/2020, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: TBD
 





06/25-27/2020

Sons of Norway International has cancelled our District 5 convention in Madison in June (and all other district conventions).

District 5 Sons of Norway Convention
June 25-27, 2020
Our History: A Continuous Journey

Radisson Hotel Madison, Wisconsin
517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI. 53719 608/833-0100. www.radmad.com
2020 District 5 Sons of Norway Convention June 25-27 in beautiful, historic Madison, Wisconsin.
 

JULY

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2020!
April-October 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.

07/09/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

07/19/2020, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting - POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 16, 2020.

PROGRAM: Our July meeting was to be our annual picnic.   Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com


LODGE MEETING -POSTPONED

AUGUST

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2020!
April-October 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.

08/13/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.


08/16/2020, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting - ANNUAL PICNIC

Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Rd.
Fox River Grove, Illinois.

Our rescheduled July meeting is our annual picnic. Its been so long since we've seen each other in person we are trying very hard to make this event happen, yet still be a safe as we can. Please read the following details:

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR: If you would feel more comfortable to sit further apart, and still participate you can bring your own chair.

MASKS are encouraged whenever possible. Maintain social distancing when not wearing a mask.



FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED!
SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED!


FREE FOOD: BRATS, DOGS, SALADS AND CHIPS
SODA, WATER, AND ???

We will cook the meat and set-up a serve yourself buffet line. 
You must use sanitizer (we will provide) before going through the line.

You must wear your mask and socially distance while going through the line.


If you are uncomfortable with this set-up, you may bring your own sack lunch.


ACTIVITIES:
Masks and social distancing required.
SOCIALIZING: Just talk with the people you haven’t seen for  months.

BINGO: We will provide you with 4 cards, no trading.  Bring your own markers, buttons, whatever.



KUBB:  We suggest you bring your own sanitizer as you will be sharing “bones” (the blocks that we throw) with your partner and the other team..

RSVP TO 847-991-2287 or ksecora@mc.net with your name and the number of hot dogs or brats you would like.


SEPTEMBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2020!
April-October 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.

x (2020 details not yet available)

40th ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN DAY
Cancelled for 2020
 PLAN TO RETURN IN 2021


 

09/10/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
All Saints Lutheran Church library, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

09/20/2020, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

"ZOOM" LODGE MEETING (on-line).
We will have a brief program followed by lots to time to "visit" and connect/reconnect with each other.

ZOOM is a video conferencing program where multiple people can participate in a “meeting” on their PC/MAC or Android/Apple Tablets and phones. If you don’t have a working camera on your device you can still join the meeting (you will be able to see us, but we won’t be able to see you). Almost all laptops and phones/tablets have built-in cameras and microphones). You (or several of you together) sit with your camera facing you.

On your screen you will see either a “grid” with each square containing an image of a person signed in for the meeting or the person currently speaking. Everyone can participate (or just watch).

Kathy Secora will be our “HOST” for this meeting and will send e-mail “invitations” to our "email blast list" where you simply click on a link in the e-mail to join the meeting.
If we don't currently have a valid e-mail from you, you will not receive this notification.

X (2020 details not yet available)

NORGE SKI CLUB
AUTUMN SKI JUMP
 
Fox River Grove, Illinois
SEPTEMBER XX: Junior Competition, K70 Competition
SEPTEMBER XX: K70 - Big Hill

<LATEST DETAILS HERE>

OCTOBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2020!
April-October 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.

10/08/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).
Until we are able to meet in person, Skjold Lodge Board meetings will be held on line. Prior to the meeting Board members will receive an e-mail inviting them to the meeting.

10/18/2020, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

OCTOBERFEST THEMED PARTY
Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Rd.
Fox River Grove, Illinois
 

Our August picnic was a lot of fun and we are using what we learned to allow us to have a fun safe October meeting. Please read the following details:

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR: If you would feel more comfortable to sit further apart, and still participate you can bring your own chair.

MASKS are encouraged whenever possible. Maintain social distancing when not wearing a mask.


FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED!
SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED!

FREE FOOD:
BRATS, SAUERKRAUT, POTATO SALAD, CUCUMBERS, SODA, WATER, COFFEE,AND ??
DESERT POT LUCK


This is a Foundation/Skjold News Fundraiser: We will hold a silent auction.  Attendees are invited to donate an item for the silent auction and be prepared to bid on an item or two.

Logistics:  Silent auction and food buffet will be set up inside the club house.  If the weather is nice you may wish to eat outside at one of the picnic tables.  Some seating will also be available inside. Wear your masks.
We may also have other activities depending on the weather and number of attendees.

Important:  Please RSVP to Kathy Secora no later than Friday, October 16 so she can get the food. ksecora@mc.net or leave a message at 847-991-2287

Meal is free if you donate/shop at the auction. If you do not, a free will donation is requested.


HAND SANITIZER WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Wear your mask and socially distance.


If you are uncomfortable with this set-up, you may bring your own sack lunch.


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Good Templar Park-Cottages in the Woods - Geneva, Illinois

Cancelled for 2020


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NOVEMBER

POLAR STAR LODGE ANNUAL HØST FEST (Fall Festival)

Can
celled for 2020

  Polar Star will not be scheduling any events until further notice.

11/07/2020, SATURDAY, CANCELLED

SKJOLD LODGE 29TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST

Can
celled for 2020



11/12/2020, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).
Until we are able to meet in person, Skjold Lodge Board meetings will be held on line. Prior to the meeting Board members will receive an e-mail inviting them to the meeting.

11/21/2020

Taste of Norway ("Virtual")
Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church
2614 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL.
Cost: FREE
.
Wonderful Norwegian cookies, cakes, and all sorts of goodies. Done “virtually” this year.

www.minnekirken-chicago.org

*NEXT MEETING*

11/15/2020, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

 
LODGE MEETING - On-Line with ZOOM
Our November 15th meeting will be conducted by ZOOM. We will elect the officers for 2021.
The program will be a presentation on Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize, and the Norwegian connection.


The meeting will begin at 2 pm. You should receive a Zoom invitation the week before the meeting. If you do not receive one, email ksecora@mc.net to request one.


ZOOM is a video conferencing program where multiple people can participate in a “meeting” on their PC/MAC or Android/Apple Tablets and phones. If you don’t have a working camera on your device you can still join the meeting (you will be able to see us, but we won’t be able to see you). Almost all laptops and phones/tablets have built-in cameras and microphones). You (or several of you together) sit with your camera facing you.

On your screen you will see either a “grid” with each square containing an image of a person signed in for the meeting or the person currently speaking. Everyone can participate (or just watch).

Kathy Secora will be our “HOST” for this meeting and will send e-mail “invitations” to our "email blast list" where you simply click on a link in the e-mail to join the meeting.
If we don't currently have a valid e-mail from you, you will not receive this notification.


DECEMBER

12/10/2020, 6:00PM


"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).
Until we are able to meet in person, Skjold Lodge Board meetings will be held on line. Prior to the meeting Board members will receive an e-mail inviting them to the meeting.

12/13/2020, ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

2:00-5:00 PM.

Palatine Legion Hall, 122 Palatine Rd., Palatine, Illinois


With appropriate social distancing we are limited to a total of 43 total attendees.

Music will be recorded - dancing and singing will be viewable on video screens. There will be no live entertainers due to Covid restrictions.

LOCATION: Palatine Legion Hall, 122 Palatine Rd.

Note: You must climb a flight of steps to enter the room. Washrooms are on the same level as the party.

FOOD: We will have a Christmas buffet: Pork, chicken, potatoes, rolls, salad. Cost is $13/adult. Free for children 14 and under.

BEFORE AND AFTER: The Legion bar on the lower level will be open. Those who arrive to early can wait there plus can bring their unfinished beverages up to the hall. Likewise after the party they can linger at the bar as well.

Members are encouraged to bring a Christmas dessert.

Reservations are due by December 6th. (ksecora@mc.net or 847-991-2287. Leave a message with name, # of adults, and # of children.

There will be door prizes and a raffle.

If we have children registered, Santa will be there and parents should bring a gift for the child marked with the child's name, We will also have and crafts for kids.
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