Welcome to Polar Star Lodge 5-472, Aurora, Illinois - Sons of Norway! 

General information including lodge news, current newsletter, and upcoming events is provided below. Click on the navigation links above for additional information.

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  • Current Newsletter:  
           June 2024   

    In 2024, our Polar Star Lodge
    meeting programs will be devoted to
    "How to be a Viking".
  • Culture Programs and Medals

             See Activities and Culture

Contact Cultural Director Barb Johnson for additional information and details about the various Sons of Norway culture medals.


  • Sports Medal Program   

    Several Polar Star-specific walking challenges will be offered in 2024. Contact Sports Director Jerri Lynn Baker for additional information about the Sons of Norway Sports Medal Program.   


  • National Sons of Norway Book Club

Refer to the January 2024 Polar Star Newsletter or contact Cultural Director Barb Johnson for information and details.


  • Polar Star on Facebook:
    Search for the group name: 
    "Sons of Norway - Polar Star Lodge 5-472 Aurora, IL"



Polar Star Lodge members as of
December 2023

  • 62    

Current Events:      

June 19-22, 2024 -  District 5 Convention

July 2, 2024 -  No event scheduled
- Polar Star Family Month. 

August 4, 2024 - Sunday 
- Program:  Polse Piknik, Part 2 of our Viking Trivia Contest, and Polar Star Viking Games 2024,     
 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon.
- H
otdogs will be served. Please bring a dish to pass, your table service, a lawn chair, and a non-perishable food donation for St. Olaf's food pantry.    
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting 
- Kitchen Hosts: Frances Berg, Al Benson, Tom Harkins.   

September 8, 2024 - Sunday    
- Program:  Annual Scandinavian Festival.   
 - Vasa Park in South Elgin, 10 am - 5:30 pm. 
- Set-up 9 am.   

- Program: Scandinavian Festival Waffle Making; Polar Star Bakery and Flea Market booth.   
- All Members:  Start baking (and freezing) your favorite Norwegian baked goods to sell in our Bakeri booth, and look for Norwegian collectibles at garage sales to re-sell in our "Loppemarked" (flea market). We will be baking Norwegian Vaffler with Lingonberries on site, as well as selling pre-packaged baked goods and Norwegian knit items and collectibles. 
​- Contact Nancy Andersen with volunteer shift and baked goods.    

 Additional Meetings and Events 


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