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 2022     
  • Culture Programs and Medals

             See Activities and Culture

Several Polar Star-specific walking challenges are offered for 2022. The next is for August: "Ruck March for St. Olaf's food pantry". Refer to the April 2022 newsletter or contact Sports Director Jerri Lynn Baker for additional information.



  • National Sons of Norway Book Club

Refer to the January 2022 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 4, 2022 - Saturday - 8-11 a.m.
- Program:   Norway Museum Open House and Breakfast. The Norsk Musem will open for visitors for the 2022 season.  
- Norsk Museum, 3656 E. 2631 Road, Norway Illinois. 
- Pre-packaged Norwegian baked gods 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 15-19, 2022 - Saturday - 1-5 p.m.
- Annual Sons of Norway District 5 Lodge Meetng.   
- Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI 
- All Polar Star members can attend the culture classes.  

- Refer to the April Newsletter or contact President Ken Johnson for details.   

August 6, 2022 - Saturday 
- Ruck March in support of St. Olaf's food pantry.  
- We will be walking starting at 10 AM at Violet Patch Park in Oswego along the Fox River, and carrying food in our backpacks to be donated to the pantry.  
- Refer to the
 April 2022 and May 2022 newsletters for full details. 

August 7, 2022 - Sunday 
- Program: Norwegian American Women. Bring pictures and stories about the Norwegian women in your family.  
- Viking games.
- Pot luck piknik luncheon.
 Bring your table service and a dish to share. 
- Please bring non-perishable food items (or donate $) for the St. Olaf Food Pantry.
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting.  
- Kitchen Hosts: Frances Berg and Al Benson

August 31- September 1, 2022  
- Biennial Sons of Norway International Convention/Lodge Meetng.   
- Location TBD 

Additional Meetings and Events 


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