MEETINGS AND EVENTS

COME TO A MEETING! We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month 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.  Starting in 2018, all meetings will start with a "themed" pot luck lunch where you are invited to bring a dish of your choosing (matching the "theme" if you can).

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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!

 

2018

JANUARY

01/09/2018, 6:00PM

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

01/21/2018, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING

1PM: Audits for the Lodge and the building society will be done starting at 1 pm and continuing until finished.
2PM: Lunch.  Everyone, please bring some open-faced sandwiches (smørbrod) to share. Cake will be provided (by Lisa), followed by the Installation of 2018 Officers. PROGRAM: “Nordic beer tasting” led by Jim Secora.
After the meeting, the Building Society will meet.
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01/27-28, 2018 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



FEBRUARY

02/13/2018, 6:00PM

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

02/18/2017, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
PROGRAM: “What’s happening in Norway today?” presented by Professor Charles Peterson, Professor of Communication Arts & Assistant to the Provost of North Park University.

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



2nd Annual 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.  If you are not entering a chili to be judged, please contribute a side or dessert that goes with chili.

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BRING COOKIES TO THIS MEETING! for the February 22, 2018, 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 CCO / PIxabay.com 

MARCH

03/13/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00PM
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

03/18/2018, Sunday

SPECIAL LODGE MEETING - Skjold News Benefit

LODGE MEETING 2:00PM

PLAY DICE, PLAY CARDS, EAT WAFFLES, DONATE TO SUPPORT SKJOLD NEWS!
We are changing our Skjold News Benefit from an auction to a fun meeting celebrating “International Waffle Day” with plenty of heart-shaped waffles and playing Norwegian themed dice, card and board games. In lieu of the auction we hope that you will bring your checkbook and make a donation to the lodge to help support the production and distribution of our newsletter, "Skjold News".
Details are 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

04/08/2018 Sunday, 1:30PM

We hope you enjoy Skjold Lodge events and meetings, but please also support other lodges in our area.POLAR STAR LODGE EVENT/MEETING.
The meeting starts with a 1:30PM pot luck luncheon.


Polar Star Lodge will have a local poet, children’s author and a talented woodworker speaking at their April 8 meeting. Curt Vavang is a Chicago native (with Norwegian Heritage) who has published two full length poetry books, a scant bagatelle, and the nature of things. He has also published two rhyming children’s books, The Prince and The Elf, and The Prince, and the Elf Too. Enjoying woodworking as a hobby since he was a teenager, Curt is the Past President of the DuPage Woodworkers Club and teaches wood working classes at the Woodcraft stores. Curt will be sharing his life journey through his poetry and his love for woodworking.

04/10/2018 Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00PM
 While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

*NEXT MEETING*

04/15/2018, Sunday

LODGE MEETING 2:00PM
We start with an old-fashioned pot-luck at 2 pm.  Our program will include presentations by various members on their favorite cultural medal. Maybe we could even form a group to work on one together. Information on Syttende May festivities will be available.

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04/21/2018, Saturday

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

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2018!
April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois

04/27/2018, Friday

Bjornson Male Chorus Dinner and Concert,

Cocktails 6:30OM, Dinner 7:30PM

Avalon Banquets, Elk Grove Village, IL Cocktails 6:30 PM Dinner 7:30 PM, $35.00 per person John Lee 847-741-4210.


MAY

05/08/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00PM
 While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

05/17/2018, Thursday

SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #1: Norwegian Constitution Day Concert
, Norwegian Memorial Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL, 7:30 PM Refreshments following concert



05/19/2018, Saturday

 FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

<CLICK THEIR LOGO FOR DETAILS AT THEIR WEBSITE>

 
SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #2: Norwegian Constitution Day Banquet, Park Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, IL Social Hour 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM, $75.00 per person Carol Hoidahl 847-358-1527  www.nnleague.org
 

05/20/2018, Sunday

SYTTENDE MAI EVENT #3: Norwegian National League Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, Hodges Park, Park Ridge, IL, Barbra Kronborg-Mogil 847-823-7596 www.nnleague.org
Everyone is welcome to march in the parade with Skjold Lodge. Not a member of the lodge or another group marching that day? - not a problem, we love to have extra folks who just want to participate as we march ending up at all the Syttende Mai festivities.

NOTICE: ***NO SKJOLD LODGE MEETING IN MAY***
CELEBRATE ALL THE SYTTENDE MAI ACTIVITIES WITH US!

JUNE

06/12/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00PM
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

06/17/2018, Sunday

LODGE MEETING 2:00PM

PROGRAM:  TBD




  FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Midsummer/125th Anniversary Viking Ship Festival
June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
<CLICK THEIR LOGO FOR DETAILS AT THEIR WEBSITE>

06/19/2018 (Tuesday)- 6/24/2018 (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.


06/23/2018 Saturday AND 06/24/2018, Sunday

The Viking Ship is open from 1:00PM to 4:00pm both of these days during the Geneva Swedish Days

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Visit the Viking during Geneva Swedish Days at special times
June 23 and 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
<CLICK THEIR LOGO FOR DETAILS AT THEIR WEBSITE>

JULY

07/10/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00PM
 While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

07/14/2018, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

JULY SPECIAL OPEN DAY, 1:00PM
<CLICK THEIR LOGO FOR DETAILS AT THEIR WEBSITE>

07/15/2018, Sunday

LODGE MEETING 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 <TBD> know how many are coming so we know how much to buy. (000-00-0000 or <email address here> .  Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com


07/21/2018, Sunday


 FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
<CLICK THEIR LOGO FOR DETAILS AT THEIR WEBSITE>

AUGUST

08/14/2018 Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00pm
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

08/19/2018, Sunday

LODGE MEETING 2:00PM
PROGRAM:  TBD





SEPTEMBER

09/09/2018, 10:00AM - 6:00PM
39th 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.

EXTRA FUN THIS YEAR! Live Entertainment with musical groups from Sweden and Denmark: The Scandinavian Day Festival celebrates both traditional and modern music.

Along with local favorites, the Festival is bringing Jaerv back from Sweden and for their first time at the Festival,  Gangspil from Denmark! This year has something for all!



09/11/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00pm
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

09/15/2018, Saturday

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
<CLICK THEIR LOGO FOR DETAILS AT THEIR WEBSITE>

09/16/2018, Sunday

 
LODGE MEETING 2:00PM
PROGRAM:  TBD





OCTOBER

10/09/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00PM
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

10/21/2018, Sunday

LODGE MEETING 2:00 pm

SPECIAL LODGE MEETING - Skjold Foundation Meeting

FOUNDATION MEETING 2:00pm

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


NOVEMBER

11/TBD/2018 11:30AM - 3:00PM

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

11/11/2018, NOON - 4:00PM

SKJOLD LODGE 27TH 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!


11/13/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00pm
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.

11/18/2018, Sunday

LODGE MEETING 2:00pm
PROGRAM:  TBD





DECEMBER

12/09/2018, 2:00PM Sunday


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.


12/11/2018, Tuesday

BOARD MEETING 6:00pm
While not open to the public - any active member may attend lodge board meetings.