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:  
          January 2023    

    In 2023, our Polar Star Lodge
    meeting programs will be devoted to
    the courageous Norwegan women
    who made an impact in the lives of
    our  members.
  • 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 2023. 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 2023 Polar Star Newsletter or contact Cultural Director Barb Johnson for information and details.


  • Polar Star on Facebook:
    Find the "Group" Polar Star Lodge.



Polar Star members as of
March 2022

  • 66    

Current Events:   

February 5, 2023 - Sunday
- Program:  Penny Social Auction; bring your treasures at 1:00 for the re-sale at auction after the luncheon! (25 cents per ticket). 
- Polar Star Norwegian Soup Competition. 
- Bring a dish to pass, your own table service, and non-perishable food items (or donate $) for the St. Olaf food pantry.   

- Wear your Norwegian sweater. 
- Please bring non-perishable food items (or donate $) for the St. Olaf Food Pantry. 
- 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon. 
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting.  
- Kitchen Hosts:  Karen Oswald, Barb Johnson, Nancy Andersen.   

February 11-12, 2023 - Sunday  
- Norge Ski Club International Winter Ski Jump Tournament held at Fox River Grove, IL.   
- Noon - 4 p.m. each day (gates open 11 a.m.)  
- Ski jumpers from around the world compete on the 70-meter high ski jump.  
- For additonal information, contact Nancy Andersen.   

March 5, 2023 Sunday - 1:30 p.m.  
- Program:  Norwegian Textiles. 
- 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon.  
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting. 
- Bring 
your table service and a dish to share. 
- Please bring non-perishable food items (or donate $) for the St. Olaf Food Pantry.

- Kitchen Hosts: TBD??.

 Additional Meetings and Events 


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