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:  
           March 2021  `      
  • Culture Programs and Medals

             See Activities and Culture

Our Sports Director has offered each of us a new walking challenge for 2021. The St. Francis Way in Italy, also known as the Camino di Francesco, is a superb walking trail inspired by the life of St Francis of Assisi. If you accept the challenge you will have from February 1st until July 31st to complete the 342 mile pilgrimage. Refer to the January 2021 Newsletter for details. Contact Sports Director Jeri Lynn Baker with questions or to register.


The January 2021 walking challenge ends January 31, 2021. Refer to the December 2020 Newsletter for details. Contact Sports Director Jeri Lynn Baker with questions or to register.


In celebration Sons of Norway's 125th anniversary, from November 2019 through mid-December 2020, Polar Star participated in a Virtual Walk from our meeting site in Montgomery IL to Minneapolis MN (401 miles), and then on to Hamar Norway, location of the 2020 International Convention (3984 additional miles), for a grand total of 4385 miles. We counted all kinds of activity such as walking, biking, swimming, and even miles tracked on our smart phones! If you had any record of your activities, you could count it back to November 1, 2019. 
Since the August International SOFN Conference in August was postponed due to the COVID virus, we kept moving with a new challenge! The deadline was changed to December 15th for our virtual walk. We reached the miles to Norway, and even walked back home again. So then we walked back to Hamar, Norway again by way of Minneapolis! We turned in all our monthly miles to Jerri Lynn!

Contact Sports Director Jeri Lynn Baker for additional information.


  • Sports Medal Program   

    Some of us did the Virtual Bike Ride 2019 from Lillihammer to Bergen (363 miles) to earn the Sykkelmerke biking cultural medal. 

    Contact Sports Director 
    Jeri Lynn Baker for additional information about the Sons of Norway Sports Medl Program..      


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Polar Star members as of
January 2020

  • 70    

Current Events:  

April 3, 2021 Saturday - 10:30 a.m. 
- Virtual Norwegian Baking Class 
Barb Johnson will teach interested bakers how to create Norwegian recipes that qualify for Part 1 of the Cooking Culture Medal. Interested bakers please send RSVP email to Barb to receive recipe ingredients and Zoom Meeting instructions.

April 11, 2021 - Sunday - 1:30 p.m.
- Circle the wagons!
- Parking Lot Party at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.
- M
eet in person outdoors to share our survival stories. 
- Picnic food will be provided by President 
Ken and Barb.
- Bring a lawn chair and something 
to drink. Be prepared to share your 
“Show and Tell” item(s).

April 17, 2021 - Saturday – 1:00 p.m.
- “ZOOM” into joining the Zoom Polar Star Book Club!
- Barb Johnson will be sharing the Zoom link and password.

May 16, 2021
- Celebrate Syttende Mai
- Celebrate Phyllis Benson's 100th birthday

ALL OTHER POLAR STAR Events into 2021 have so far been CANCELLED due to Covid-19. Future scheduling will be determined by virus conditions and the Covid vaccine. We will keep you posted.  

Additional Meetings and Events 


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