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:  
            May 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:    

June 3, 2023 - Saturday - 8-11 a.m.
- Program:   Norway Museum Frokost (breakfast) and Open House. The Norsk Musem will open for visitors for the 2023 season.   
- Norsk Museum, 3656 E. 2631 Road, Norway Illinois 
- Pre-packaged Norwegian baked goods needed for the event. Contact Nancy Andersen or Barb Johnson to volunteer and to let know what type of baked goods you are bringing.   
Workers should arrive by 7:30 a.m.
- Kitchen Hosts:  all Polar Star Lodge members

August 6, 2023 - Sunday 
- Program:  Polar Star Viking Games 2023 and Piknik   
 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon.
- H
otdogs will be served. Please bring a dish to pass, your table service, and lawn chairs.    
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting 
- Kitchen Hosts: TBD  

September 10, 2023 - 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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