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 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. 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:
    Find the "Group" Polar Star Lodge.



Polar Star members as of
January 2020

  • 70    

Current Events:  

March 22, 2020 - Sunday 3 p.m.  CANCELLED 
- Polar Star Culture Event: "A Doll's House", play by Henrik Ibsen     
- Ravens Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, Chicago  
- Tickets $38; contact Barb Johnson.  

April 5, 2020 - Sunday  CANCELLED    
- Program:  Smørbrød and Språktime
- Smørbrød Past Present Future, presented by Diana Raimond and Barb Johnson.  
“Inger's Språkgriggere” will provide a Norwegian Language lesson. 
- 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon    
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting 
- Kitchen Hosts: Carol Devito, Frank Krawczyk, Eleanor Bates      

April 19, 2020 - Sunday 2 p.m. - Cross Lutheran Church, Yorkville, IL  CANCELLED   
- Norwegian Dancers from Stoughton (WI) High School   
- Sponsored by Polar Star  

May 3, 2020 - Sunday - Meeting at Yorkville Public Library
- Program:  Speaker: Sandy Brehl, author of trilogy: "Odin's Promse", Bjørn's Gift", and Mari's Hope". She is from Muskego, WI. The book illustrator may also be there. 
- Servng ham sandwiches and Norwegian dresserts.
- Members to bring Norwegian desserts. Table service not necessary. 

- Polar Star Monthly Meeting 
- Kitchen Hosts: Jerri Lynn Baker, Kelly Welin 

May 15-17, 2020 - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Syttende Mai weekend celebration.   

June 6, 2020 - Saturday   
- Program:   Norway Museum Open House   
- Norsk Museum, 3656 E. 2631 Road, 
Norway Illinois  
- Time TBD  
- Hosts: All Members  

Additional Meetings and Events 


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