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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Contact Cultural Director Barb Johnson for additional information and details about the various Sons of Norway culture medals.
Refer to the January 2023 Polar Star Newsletter or contact Cultural Director Barb Johnson for information and details.
Polar Star members as of
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.
- Hotdogs 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 -
- 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
Sons of Norway:
The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, and to provide insurance and financial products to its members.
Information about Polar Star Lodge
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News and Newsletters
Links to Norwegian-related websites and other information of interest
Contacts (Polar Star officers/board,
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