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.
 Image attribution: Birkie.com
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
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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.

*NEXT MEETING*

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.



Skjold Lodge Sons of Norway Summer Picnic
August 16, 2 pm-5 pm

Where:  Norge Ski Club 
100 Ski Hill Rd.
Fox River Grove, IL

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

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: TBD






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
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.

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

FOUNDATION LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: TBD   

 

FOOD: <PUT NEW MENU HERE>
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You can pay at the door but, please RSVP by October 15 so we can plan for seating and the quantity of food. RSVP TO: TBD.

October is "Foundation Month" at Sons of Norway when Sons of Norway lodges work to raise funds for the Sons of Norway Foundation.

This is a special “Foundation Meeting” where we encourage members to donate to the Sons of Norway Foundation.

While at the banquet, we hope that you will make a tax-deductible donation to the Sons of Norway Foundation. Bring your checkbook – we have the forms. While a donation is not required as part of the event, we hope you will help the Foundation as much as you can.

Learn more about the Foundation at the Sons of Norway Foundation web site https://www.sofn.com/foundation/.
The Foundation has awarded $1,375,000 in scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in humanitarian aid. Your donation, in any amount, is appreciated.


(2020 details not yet available)

See the Ship at Good Templar Park-Cottages in the Woods Festival

x Good Templar Park-Cottages in the Woods

10:00 AM  4:00 PM
528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois

**Our good friend Inger from Jule Hus will be there with beautiful items from Scandinavia. And you will get another chance when she is with us for our Heritage Fest on November 14. Along with Jule Hus, all sorts of other Scandinavian themed items will be available.
**Also you will be able to see Rosemaling and Dalamaling by Illinois Norsk Rosemaling Association. 


NOVEMBER

X (2020 details not yet available)

POLAR STAR LODGE ANNUAL HØST FEST (Fall Festival)
Taste Traditional Norwegian Food; shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry.
- Polar Star Norwegian Choir performance at 1:00.
- Lefse and Krumkake demonstrations; Norwegian Craft demonstrations: rosemaling, Kolrosing, Jewelry, and knitting.
********Support our friends at Polar Star Lodge on November 3 and then join us on November 10. Enjoy the fall and all things Norwegian!

11/07/2020, SATURDAY, CANCELLED

SKJOLD LODGE 29TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OVER THE CORONAVIRUS WE HAVE CANCELLED OUR ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST.


11/12/2020, 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.

X (2020 details not yet available)

Taste of Norway
Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church
2614 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL.
Cost: FREE
.
Anyone who enjoys fresh, hand-made cookies and cakes made with the same kind of real ingredients and attention that Mor Mor gave to her sweets will enjoy this event. This is you chance to buy COOKIES and MORE! Kringler, Kransekaker, Krumkaker, Spritz, Fattigman, Sandkaker, Pepparkaker, Julekake, Lefse and more!

www.minnekirken-chicago.org

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

 
LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: – TBD

Election of 2020 Officers.

 


DECEMBER

12/10/2020, 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.

12/13/2020, 3:00PM - 6 :00PM

CHRISTMAS PARTY REPLACES LODGE MEETING
Christmas Party Location:
TBD


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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.

 

















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