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:  
           April 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:      

May 5, 2024 - Sunday - 1:30 p.m.
- Program: Jeanne Lefheit will be sharing her 2023 trip experience celebrating Syttende Mai in Bergen Norway. 
- 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon. Bring your table service and a Viking era dish to share.  
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting. 
- Please bring non-perishable food items (or donate $) for the St. Olaf Food Pantry.
- Kitchen Hosts: Carol and Richard Vigsnes.

June 1, 2024 - Saturday - 8-11 a.m.
- Program:  Norway Museum Frokost (breakfast) and Open House. The Norsk Musem will open for visitors for the 2024 season.   
- Norsk Museum, 3656 E. 2631 Road, Norway Illinois 
- Pre-packaged Norwegian baked goods needed for the event. Contact Nancy Andersen to volunteer and to let her know what type of baked goods you are bringing.   
- Workers should arrive by 7:30 a.m.
- Kitchen Hosts:  all Polar Star Lodge members.  

June 19-22, 2024 -  District 5 Convention

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

 Additional Meetings and Events 


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