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:  
            September 2022     
  • Culture Programs and Medals

             See Activities and Culture

Contact Cultural Director Barb Johnson for additional information and details.


  • Sports Medal Program   

    Several Polar Star-specific walking challenges offered for 2022. 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 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:   

October 2, 2022 - Sunday 
- Program: Norwegian American Women in Illinois, presented by Barb Johnson and Connie Kross
- Sons of Norway Foundation month.

- 1:30 Potluck 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:  Phoebe and Al Bergh.  

October 8, 2022 - Saturday 
- Norsk Museum Smorgasbord Fundraiser  
- Norway, Illinois Community Center
- Two seatings; 3:30 and 5:30.  
- For details, refer to the August 2022 and current newsletters.  

October 23, 2022 - Sunday 
- Cleng Peersen Lodge 50th Anniversary Dinner.  
- Knights of Columbus, Ottawa, Illinois. 
For details, refer to the August 2022 and current newsletters.

November 6, 2022 - Sunday 
 Program: Annual Norsk Høstfest - Fall Festival.  
- Kitchen Hosts:  All Polar Star members (arrive at 11:30).  
- Taste Traditional Norwegian Food; shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry. 
- Polar Star Norwegian Choir performance at 1:00.  
- Lefse and Krumkake demonstrations; Norwegian Craft demonstrations: rosemaling, Kolrosing, Jewelry, and knitting.  
- Kitchen Hosts:  all Polar Star Lodge members.  

 Additional Meetings and Events 


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