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:  
           July 2020              
  • Culture Programs and Medals

             See Activities and Culture

In celebration Sons of Norway's 125th anniversary, Polar Star is participating 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. You can count all kinds of activity such as walking, biking, swimming, and even miles tracked on your smart phone! If you have any record of your activities, you can count it back to November 1st. 
NEW: Since the August International SOFN Conference in August has been postponed due to the COVID virus, keep moving with a new challenge! The deadline is now December 15th for our virtual walk. We already reached the miles to Norway, but now we need to walk, bike or swim our way BACK HOME to our Polar Star Lodge by way of Minneapolis! Keep turning in your monthly miles to Jerri Lynn!

Contact Sports Director Jeri Lynn Baker for additional information.


  • Sports Medal Program   

    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. 

    Polar Star Virtual Walk 2018-2019: the Camino de Santiago 486 mile journey. Contact Sports Director Jeri Lynn Baker for additional information.    


  • Polar Star on Facebook:
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Polar Star members as of
January 2020

  • 70    

Current Events:  

ALL POLAR STAR Events for August and September 2020 have been CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 Stay at Home OrderPolar Star will not be scheduling any events until further notice. The remainder of our year depends on the virus. We will keep you posted.

August 2, 2020 - Saturday - CANCELLED    
- Program:  Celebrating Membership   
 1:30 Luncheon: Bring your own lawn chair, lunch and beverage.   
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting 
- Kitchen Hosts: TBD 

September 13, 2019 - Sunday - CANCELLED   
- Program:   Annual Scandinavian Festival.    
- Vasa Park in South Elgin, 10 am - 6 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 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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