MEETINGS AND EVENTS

COME TO A MEETING! We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 3:00PM - 5:00PM (ALL REMAINING 2017 lodge meetings will be held 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.  We always have coffee and something to eat; from desserts and snacks, to a nice pot luck meal.

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!
 

2017

****SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE****

ALL REMAINING 2017 MEETINGS WILL START AT 2:00PM

JANUARY

01/10/2017, 6:00PM

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

01/15/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING

Norwegian students attending high school in the Chicago area will each talk about the area of Norway where they live and their experiences here in the U.S.  We are asking members to bring Smørbrød (open face sandwiches). As part of the first meeting of the year which includes a brief installation of 2017 officers, the President brings a cake for dessert.
Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com

01/21/2017

Jim Severson - Celebration of Life

From Jim's son, Rick:   We having a "celebration of life" gathering for my dad (James Severson)on Saturday, January 21st from 2 to 5pm at the Grumpy Goat Tavern at the Highlands Golf course in Elgin. It's just an open house event.

Grumpy Goat Tavern
875 Sports Way
Elgin, Illinois

 

01/21-22 Saturday NOON-4:00PM

Junior Norge Ski Club Winter Ski Jumping Tournament
CANCELED DUE TO WARM WEATHER
RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 11-12 (SEE BELOW)



FEBRUARY

02/11-12 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



02/12/2017 Sunday 12:30PM

Sunday, February 12, 2017

STOUGHTON NORWEGIAN DANCERS NORSE AFTERNOON OF FUN

The internationally known Stoughton Norwegian Dancers will present their annual “Norse Afternoon of Fun.” Doors open at 12:30pm <Click/Tap picture for more details>.

02/14/2017, 6:00PM

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

02/19/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: Two topics today:
(1) Jon Grinde: Jon will present a Barnebirkie/Birkebeiner program (and take our cookies [see below] with him to the Barnebirkie.)  Jon is a member of the International Sons of Norway board and a member of IDUN lodge in Madison.
(2) Greg Ragan: Our Benefits Counselor,Greg Ragan, wll speak about Sons of Norway financial benefits.

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

CHILI COOK OFF: You bring it - We'll eat it!  Bring yours to the meeting and see if it gets voted best!
Anyone may participate ( please let Kathy Secora know if you are going to participate - while this isn't required, it helps Kathy plan for the day).
 Just  bring your pot full of chili, preferably  with a way to keep it warm. Judging will be people’s choice.  We will pass out a "ballot" to everyone to deposit by their favorite chili.



BRING COOKIES TO THIS MEETING! for the February 23, 2017, 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 CC0 / Pixabay.com  

MARCH

BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

Normally would have been 03/14/2017, 6:00PM

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

03-18-2017

Vikings of Scandinavia -15th Annual Dinner Dance & Fund Raiser for VASA Park.

Annual Scandinavian Park Dinner Dance and Fund Raiser, Avalon Banquets, 1900 East Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL, 6:30 PM cocktails, 7:30 PM dinner, dance music by Mark Nilsson, DJ, $50.00 per person, C. Hoidahl 847-358-1527 www.vasaparkil.com

03/19/2017, 2:00PM

SPECIAL LODGE MEETING
NEWS BENEFIT, SILENT AUCTION AND A NORWEGIAN MOVIE {"The Wave").
Details are on our News-Benefit page. MEMBERS, remember to find that perfect gift to donate to the silent auction.

We ask members to purchase and donate items for a silent auction. Some people donate items they purchased on recent trips to Norway but each gift should be NEW, NICE and approximately $25 in value. One good test to see if you are donating the right type of items is to ask yourself –“would I like winning this item”? The proceeds of the auction at the benefit are used to help pay for the production and distribution of Skjold News. Your gift donation helps reduce membership costs for all members.

"The Wave": From the description  . . . . "when that mountain begins to crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to get to high ground before a tsunami hits, consuming everything in its path".  Read more 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.


APRIL

04/09/2017 12:30PM


NIDAROSDOMEN JENTEKOR - AT MINNEKIRKEN
2614 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois.

Nidarosdomen / Nidaros Cathedral Girls’ Choir (Jentekor) has just included Minnekirken of Logan Square, Chicago in their 25th Anniversary Tour! The choir was established in 1992 and is based in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.

The choir has come to be recognized as one of the finest youth choral ensembles in Norway, and is noted for its sublime artistry and innovative programming. The choir regularly participates in national ceremonies in Nidaros Cathedral. In 2002 it performed at the Royal Wedding ceremony for HRH Princess Märtha Louise, and has given many performances for the King and Queen of Norway.
DETAILS:Visit Minnekirken's Facebook page.

04/11/2017, 6:00PM

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

4/15/2017

 FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2017!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
April 15, May 20, June 18, July 8, August 19, September 16, October 21, November TBD

04/23/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
**NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM 4/16 TO 4 /23 TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH EASTER!!

Join us for a POTLUCK with a “Norwegian brunch theme”: e.g., vaffler, cinnamon rolls, eggs, etc. MEMBERS: Please bring items to share will everyone. LOOKING FOR IDEAS? Try a Google search on “Norwegian brunch” and wander through multiple web sites.

PROGRAM: BINGO FOR MASSE MORO:
We've done something like this before. We have a fun afternoon together. For any winnings, part goes to you and part to support the District 5 Heritage Youth Camp.

Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com  

MAY

05/09/2017, 6:00PM

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

05/12-21/2017 (multiple Syttende Mai activities)

NO MAY LODGE MEETING - May is a very busy month with many Syttende Mai activities. We take a break from our regular meeting and put our energies into all the fun activities of Syttende Mai!

05/17/2017

DEADLINE FOR MASSE MORO, DISTRICT 5  YOUTH HERITAGE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS. After May 17th, Masse Moro will continue to accept applications until July 1st, however, financial resources may be limited or unavailable at that time. Early registration is your best bet! No need to wait until May - register today! Financial assistance may be available from District 1, District 5, Skjold Lodge, and through scholarships available through Masse Moro/District 5.  Learn more at the Masse Moro web site



05/20/2017

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2017!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
May 20, June 18, July 8, August 19, September 16, October 21, November TBD

2017 SYTTENDE MAI ACTIVITIES


Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com

05/12/2017 11:30AM - 2:00PM

NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION DAY
NACC LUNCHEON
The Metropolitan Club
233 S. Wacker Drive
66th Floor, Oak Room, Willis Tower

Honored Guests:
*Norwegian Consul General in New York: Elin Bergithe Rognlie
*Dick Johnson NBC News, Chicago

Hosted by the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce
www.naccchicago.org

05/17/2017 7:30PM

Minnekirken Concert
The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
2614 North Kedzie
Chicago, Illinois
Free will offering
Refreshments will be served after the concert.

05/20/2017

May 20, 2017 Norwegian Constitution Day Banquet

Park Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, Illinois
Social Hour 6:00 PM,
Dinner 7:00 PM
$75.00 per person
Contact: Carol Hoidahl 847-358-1527
www.nnleague.or
g

05/21/2017

May 21, 2017 Norwegian National League Norwegian Constitution Day Parade
Hodges Park
Park Ridge, Illinois
1:00PM.
Contact: Barbra Kronborg-Mogil 847-823-7596
www.nnleague.org
 
MARCH WITH SKJOLD LODGE. ALL ARE WELCOME - YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER!
We have met interesting people from Norway and the U.S. who wanted to march but didn't know how they could participate
Just show up with comfortable shoes, find the folks from the lodge and we walk the parade route.
It makes for a fun day.
CLICK HERE for more information about marching with Skjold Lodge

Groups marching in the parade start marching at 1:00 PM at Talcott and Cumberland
WE ARE UNIT #TBD.   Unit #1 is next to the funeral home and then the numbers get larger  as you go down Talcott Rd.

CLICK HERE for the parade route.

JUNE

06/13/2017, 6:00PM - JUNE BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

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

*NEXT MEETING*

06/17/2017

LODGE MEETING REPLACED with members meeting at VASA park for Midsommar Festival

JUNE 17, 2017, 3:00PM – 10:00PM
Admission:  $5:00 per adult, FREE for Scandinavian Park members, FREE for children 12 and under.
Park opens at 3:30 PM with traditional maypole raising and dancing followed by a picnic dinner at 6:00 PM.  Bonfire lighting and customary toast (Skål) begins at sunset.  Main course provided by the park.  Please bring a family sized-dish to pass. Look for your fellow lodge members there!
www.vasaparkil.com

PLEASE HELP PROMOTE THE MIDSOMMAR FESTIVAL BY DOWNLOADING AND PRINTING A COPY OF THEIR FLYER AND POSTING IT.
<CLICK HERE (or on the image) FOR A COPY OF THE POSTER FROM THEIR WEB SITE>.




06/18/2017

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2017!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
June 18, July 8, August 19, September 16, October 21, November TBD

06/20/2017 (Tuesday)- 6/25/2017 (Sunday)

SWEDISH DAYS, GENEVA, ILLINOIS
Come fest at one of the Best of the West - Swedish Days, Geneva's Midsommar Festival! The whole family will enjoy fabulous food, carnival rides, live music & entertainment nightly, plus Sweden Väst, the tent that's everything Swedish.


06/24/2017 (Saturday)- 6/25/2017 (Sunday) (as part of Swedish Days)

Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Illinois Norsk Rosemalers’ Association
Annual Norwegian Rosemaling Show and Sale
Good Templar Park Community House











2017 Raffle Item

Vest-Agder rosemaling style painted by Donna Benson VGM*
Trunk made by Paul Pittelkow
12" long x 7" wide x 9.5" high


Tickets available at Show $1 or 6 for $5
Winner drawn June 25 3pm-ish.



JULY


07/08/2017

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2017!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
July 8, August 19, September 16, October 21, November TBD

07/11/2017, 6:00PM

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


07/16/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING - ANNUAL PICNIC
PROGRAM: "Summer Picnic": Annual Picnic at AYUA. We will have brats, hot dogs, and beverages. Games (Viking and other) will be available for those interested. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please let Kathy Secora know how many are coming so we know how much to buy. (847-991-2287 or ksecora@mc.net) .  Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com

AUGUST

08/08/2017, 6:00PM

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


08/20/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING (at Chicago Athaneum International Sculpture Park in Schaumburg) 
PROGRAM: “SCULPTURE AND PIZZA”
Robert O. Atcher building
201 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL

Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com

OK, we won't be seeing Rodin's "The Thinker", but we will be viewing sculpture at the Chicago Athaneum International Sculpture Park in Schaumburg including at least 2 works by Norwegian artists. Join us and meet at the Robert O. Atcher building, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL. Then we go to a nearby Lou Malnati's for pizza and beverages.

DISCOVER THE ART!
The Chicago Athenaeum's International Sculpture Park is situated on 20 acres of meadow, forest, and natural prairie and is located one hour from downtown Chicago.

ADDRESS
On the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center
201 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193

PARKING AT
Prairie Center For the Arts
201 Schaumburg Ct
Schaumburg, IL 60193

HOURS

The International Sculpture Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

THEN WE MEET AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30PM FOR PIZZA (If you can't make it to the Sculpture Park, but can make it for pizza, PLEASE JOIN US)!
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
1 S Roselle Rd
 Schaumburg, IL
(Schaumburg and Roselle Roads - Schaumburg, Illinois)

08/19/2017

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2017!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
August 19, September 16, October 21, November TBD

SEPTEMBER

09/10/2017, 10:00AM - 6:00PM

38th 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 polse in lefse and "uff da burgers" (sloppy joes), along with beverages and home baked goods.

09/12/2017, 6:00PM

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

09/17/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: TBA.



09/16/2017

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2017!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
September 16, October 21, November TBD

OCTOBER

10/10/2017, 6:00PM

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

10/15/2017, 2:00PM


SPECIAL LODGE MEETING
"FOUNDATION MEETING"
Each year our October lodge meeting is replaced with a special lodge meeting to help raise funds to support the Sons of Norway Foundation.



10/21/2017

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2017!
Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates:
October 21, November TBD

NOVEMBER

11/03/2017 11:30AM - 3:00PM

Sons of Norway - Polar Star Lodge Høstfest
 St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, Illinois
www.polarstarlodge.com

11/12/2017, NOON - 4:00PM

SKJOLD LODGE 25TH 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!


11/14/2017, 6:00PM

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

11/19/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: TBA.





DECEMBER


12/10/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE CHRISTMAS PARTY
NO LODGE MEETING IN DECEMBER - Replaced by Christmas Party.

Christmas Party Location:
AUYA Ukrainian Center
136 East Illinois Avenue
Palatine, Illinois

Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com
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 $12.00 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.


12/12/2017, 6:00PM

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