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Chicago Torske Klub in Session - 2nd Saturday of each month

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If you ever find yourself in Chicago the second Saturday of the month,  and you have a craving for some Torsk, the solution may be a visit to the Chicago Torske Klub. - Stavanger Aftenblad - 26 May 2006

Welcome to the Chicago Torske Klub Web Site at torskeklub.org! It's good to be in Chicago on the second Saturday of the month.  We will update this monthly for current events and dinner meeting news.

February 12, 2022 - Honorary Norwegian Consul on Ladies Day

Our February luncheon has been our yearly tradition for Ladies Day, where all are invited to dine with us. Our Honorary Norwegian Concul in Chicago, Susan Meyer has agreed to address our assembled group this year.
We were notified in January that the requirements of Cook County has required our hosts at the Elks Club to check for Covid Vaccinations at the door, and refuse service to those that cannot comply. As before, watch here and in emails as anything changes in regulations and make your reservations accordingly.

January 8, 2022 - Logan Sqaure History on Sweater Day

This new year kicked off with our sweater day. Our podium this month featured Andrew Schneider of the Logan Square Preservation Group discussing the new book and images from the history about Logan Square. This neighborhood was a landing point for Norwegian immigrants 100 years ago, including notables such as Knute Rockne. In fact, Logan Square was the origin of our own Chicago Torske Klub in the elegant site of the Norske Klubben at Kedzie and Fullerton.
This was sweater day, wear you favorite sweater. We planned to take a yearly photo, but the Covid restrictions limited many members, so we'll wait.

December 11, 2021 - Christmas Celebration

Our annual Christmas celebration hosted by our good member elf David Langseth with accompaniement by Kathleen West.

November 13, 2021 - Vasa Park

We heard from our good member Bruce Carlson, who volunteers and represents Vasa Park along the Fox River in South Elgin IL. Vasa Park was founded by the Swedish community in the 1950s and by 2003 incorporated with participation from groups representing 5 Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.

October 9, 2021 - Cryptocurrency

Most of us cannot listen to the financial news without hearing about Bitcon, Etherium, and other cryptocurrencies. The second luncheon of this season featured our own Ken Larson, who spoke about the nature of cryptocurrency and blockchain, the technology behind it and its advantages and disadvantages. Ken retired in 2020 from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a leading provider of technology and services.

September 11, 2021 - September Luncheon - ITS A GO

As the board had met online in late July 2021, we all agreed that were are readly to restart in September. A speaker is lined up for October, but since we will not have met for almost a year and a half, we decided to pass the microphone and have each member greet the others and reintroduce ourselves with brief news. We got as far as two people before the time expired. We will have to try again in the future.
We continue to watch the COVID-19 situation. We are obligated to follow state and local rules for separation and masking if needed, as well as any requirements of the Elk's Club on the day of the luncheon. We know that the elks are anxious to see us, and we understand that seating may be a little more spaced for them and us. We rely on your good judgement at the luncheon.

Torske Klub Members - January 2020

The NEW reservation line as of Sept. 2017 is (847)886-4841   Leave a message with reservations noting name, member number and number of reservataions.
Alternately, send an email to reservations @torskeklub.com

See some photos in our picture book

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Future Events 2020-2021 Season

Future events are our Saturday luncheons, every 2nd Saturday of every month that contains the letter "R", plus May. Watch our site or Facebook for schedule changes.

  • September 11, 2021 - Luncheon Rebooted - New season
  • October 9, 2021 - Luncheon - Cryptocurrency - Ken Larson
  • November 13, 2021 - Luncheon - Vasa Park - Bruce Carlson
  • December 11, 2021 - Luncheon - Christmas party
  • January 8, 2022 - Luncheon - Sweater Day - with Andrew Schneider of Logan Square Preservation
  • February 12, 2022 - Luncheon - Ladies Day - Hon. Norwegian Consul General - Susan Meyer
  • March 12, 2022 - Luncheon - Father/Son/Daughter Day
  • April 9, 2022 - Luncheon
  • May 7, 2022 (Note Change in Date) - Luncheon- 62nd Anniversary of the Chicago Torske Klub
  • May 14,15, 2022 - Weekend of various Norweigan Constitution Day events


Note to all Torske Klub Members:

By resolution of the Board of Directors, the Torske Klub will provide a single, free raffle ticket to all members who bring one or more guests to a meeting, excluding father/son and ladies day.

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