MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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IN PERSON LODGE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL TRY TO HAVE "ZOOM" ON LINE LODGE MEETINGS. BOARD MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY AND ANNOUNCED SEPARATELY.
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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!
 
At this time we are holding our lodge meetings on line using the ZOOM video conferencing software. Members who have given us their e-mail addresses will receive an invitation. If a member would like to share their e-mail invitation so a friend or relative can attend our meeting, please do so.
 

2021

We are in the process of updating our calendar to reflect 2021 dates. Since many of our events recur each year, we will leave the old entries in place and change them as we get new information.

JANUARY

01/14/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


01/17/2021, 2:00PM LODGE MEETING

ZOOM on-line lodge Meeting. Members having provided e-mail addresses will receive an e-mail invitation to the Zoom meeting.
We will have a brief installation of officers.


Program:  A video introduction to the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

We will also discuss and answer questions about the Sons of Norway cultural medal in genealogy.

CONTEST: Use your computer camera to show us your favorite smørbrod (Norwegian open-face sandwiches) and we will award prizes (based on the best (looking) smørbrod.



01/31/2021 Noon – 4:00PM

116th Norge Ski Club

Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament,

Norge Ski Club’s
International Winter Tournament 2021
Noon - 4:00PM 

The tournament was a success with all 1,000 available tickets sold! Tournament results are available at their website.

FEBRUARY

02/11/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.

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02/21/2021, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

ZOOM on-line lodge Meeting. Members having provided e-mail addresses will receive an e-mail invitation to the Zoom meeting.

PROGRAM: The Winter Olympics:
* What sports are included? 

* Summary of the 1994 games in Lillehammer.

* We will also discuss and answer questions about the Sons of Norway cultural sports medal.

February is “Norwegian Sweater Day at Sons of Norway. For this meeting - wear your Norwegian sweater.  Those with cameras on their computer can “model” their sweater and we will vote for our favorite and award a “Best sweater prize”. We will also have a “Door prize”.
Image attribution: Sons of Norway - Newsletter Service


02/25-26/2021, BARNEBIRKIE - Hayward Wisconsin - Children's ski events


2021 In-Person Details
The Barnebirkie will be different this year, but the joy kids get while skiing will be the same!  The 2021 Barnebirkie will be an open track style event- there will be no official start time, but it will still look and feel like an exciting place to ski.

2021 Virtual Option Details
Choose the virtual option during registration to have a Barnebirkie hat, bib, and finisher medal mailed to your home- complete the event from your favorite trail or in your backyard.

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!

MARCH

03/11/2021, 6:00pm

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


*NEXT MEETING*

03/21/2021, Sunday, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
Sunday, Lodge Meeting via ZOOM
PROGRAM: “Påskekrim”
(literally “Easter Crime”): In Norway many people go to their cabins over Easter break. Besides skiing, they spend a lot of time reading crime novels (Påskekrim) to celebrate this tradition and to get ready for Easter our March meeting will focus on book recommendations.

Have you read any good books lately, especially any by Scandinavian authors?

We will be asking you to give the title and author of a recently read book. Also give it either a thumbs up or thumbs down. You may give a brief summary if you wish. (While the theme is crime fiction, if you prefer another type of book you may recommend that also.) We hope to get a nice, long list of books to read for our “Easter break.”


APRIL

Watch for updates on when the Viking ship will be available for visits.

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Details to be announced
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.


04/08/2021, 6:00PM

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

04/18/2021, 2:00PM
LODGE MEETING
Sunday, Lodge Meeting via ZOOM
PROGRAM: “PROGRAM: “L'anse Aux Meadows and the Norwegian discovery of North America”.
Kathy and Jim Secora will present a program based on material from L'anse Aux Meadows, Parks Canada and slides from their visit there several years ago. L'anse Aux Meadows is located on the northern tip of Newfoundland and is the only verified Norse settlement in North America.
 
****************THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR 2021****************

2020 PREVIOUS INFORMATION

We are in the process of updating our calendar to reflect 2021 dates. Since many of our events recur each year, we will leave the old entries in place and change them as we get new information.

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.

Syttende Mai is actively being discussed trying if at all possible to have a Syttende Mai parade in 2021.



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

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.
Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com


 





















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