Home Page

About the Torske
Where we Meet
Speakers Requested
Current Newsletter



Photo Albums
Past Meetings

Frequently Asked
Other Links
Ask Sven & Ole!
Norway News
 Contact Us



Click for Alesund, Norway Forecast Svolvaer
Click for Svolvaer, Norway Forecast

Torske Klub LogoThe Chicago Torske Klub  


2020 - Sixty years of Chicago Torske Klub

Search this Site

Join us now on Facebook

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.

Stay Safe this Summer

We continue to watch the COVID situation. The board will determine in the next weeks whether a September meeting is possible.

May 9, 2020 - May Luncheon CANCELLED

By concensus of the board, the May Luncheon has been again been canceled. It is disappointing, since this was to be the cenebration of our 60th anniversary. That said, take a look at the video of our last 60 years.
We will update by our communications on the web, letter and email for future events. Stay home for now and stay healthy.

April 11, 2020 - April Luncheon CANCELLED

By concensus of the board, the April Luncheon has been canceled. Your board of directors have been discussing the status of our April 11 Luncheon, given the status of the social separation and the state 'stay-at-home' order until April 7. It is prudent to cancel this month.
We will update by our communications on the web, letter and email for future events. Stay home for now and stay healthy.

March 14, 2020 - Father/Son/Daugher Day with veteran American soccer executive Peter Wilt

Peter Wilt's presentation will be on the history of professional soccer in Chicago covering more than 50 years of the sport predating the Chicago Sting through today's Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars. Wilt will talk about the men's and women's World Cup matches played in Chicago, the four pro soccer teams he personally ran in Chicago and the players, coaches and owners who helped grow the game in the city. He'll also highlight some of the great Norwegian players who have made their mark in Europe and one who played professionally right here in Chicago.
Peter Wilt has launched more professional soccer teams than anyone else. Among his seven start-ups are the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team and the Chicago Red Stars professional women's soccer team.
He has earned record business growth as well as six championship rings for teams in four professional American soccer leagues. Peter is a member of four Halls of Fame including the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame and the Chicago Fire's Ring of Fire.
Kurt Gustafson is our scheduled Torskemaster.
The reservation line is open.

February 8, 2020 - Ladies Day with Author Greg Borzo

The February 8th luncheon was our annual ladies day, which means that essentially everyone was invited. We also welcomed noted author and Chicagoan Greg Borzo to discuss his book "Lost Restaurants of Chicago".
We welcomed the member of Normennenes Singing Society who are celebrating their 150th year this year. In addition, we welcomed Vidar Skrede on the Hardanger Fiddle.
The reservation line is open.

January 11, 2020 - Sweater Day - Lane Tech

This day in January has become our annual sweater day. Leave the coat and tie at home and wear your Norwegian Sweater, ugly sweater, or old school sweater. We took an annual photo, as displayed below.
Our speaker was Jim Ascot, of Ascot Realty Group, who is on the alumni board and past president of Lane Tech Alumni. Many of our members are graduates. Putting aside the avid loyalty and size of the school and it's alumni, the school and building have an interesting history woven into the fabric of Chicago and the nation. It was be interesting to all. Our torskemaster was the ever popular Fred Glure, who has belonged to the Torske Klub over 40 years, and is retired as the head of the Guidance Dept at Lane.

December 14, 2019 - Christmas Celebration

Our annual Christmas Celebration led by David Langseth and accompanied on piano by Kathleen West on piano. A good day to bring friends and relatives to start the Christmas cheer.

November 9, 2019 - Livsreise

Our speaker was Jerry Gryttenhol from Livsreise Heritage Center in Stoughton WI.
Thanks to Jon Knudsen as torskemaster.

October 12, 2019 - Magic with William Pack

We featured the magic of William Pack this meeting.

September 14, 2019 - Kickoff Luncheon for the 2019/2020 Torske Season with Paul Anderson

This is the start of the 60th season of the Chicago Torske Klub, and who better to kickoff the season than our past Honortary Consul General in Chicago, Paul Anderson. Among his numerous achievements, Paul was awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight First Class, in March 2005, and promoted to the rank of Commander, Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, in November, 2011. He is also president of the Norwegian American Chamber of COmmerce in CHicago. Many of you know that Paul is retiring this year from his duties and we are pleased to have him join us.

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

Special Items


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 12, 2020 - Luncheon
  • October 10, 2020 - Luncheon
  • November 14, 2020 - Luncheon
  • December 12, 2020 - Luncheon- Christmas Celebration
  • January 9, 2021 - Luncheon - Sweater day- wear your favorite sweater
  • February 13, 2021 - Luncheon - Ladies Day
  • March 13, 2021 - Luncheon - Father, Son, Daughter Day
  • April 10, 2021 - Luncheon
  • May 8, 2021 - Luncheon- 61st Anniversary of the Chicago Torske Klub


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.

 Use the menu on the left to navigate the website.

Indicates a PDF file which may be read by the free PDF reader download from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com

Last Updated
For content comments or questions,
contact the Editor.

©2020 Chicago Torske Klub