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Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, May 21, Park Ridge

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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.

Congratulations to the Honorable Perry Gulbrandsen

Our boss, Lowell Olberg, announced at the May Torske Klub lunncheon that our good member, the Hon. Perry Gulbrandsen (retired) has been selected to receive the Norwegian Royal Order of Merit. This award is given by the King of Norway to people outside the country who provide outstanding service in the interests of Norway. It is well deserved, given his work in the Norwegian Community, including the preservation of the 1896 Viking Ship.

Summer Break - See you in September

The summer months are reserverd for golf, fishing and family vacations. It gives the cod some time to grow before we reconvene on the second week of September for the start of the new Torsk season. Enjoy the summer!

May 21, 2017 - Norwegian Constitution Day Parade

The annual parade is held in Park Ridge at 1pm on May 21. The parade starts from the Roosevelt school on Talcott and Cumberland, proceeds north on Cumberland and ending at the city hall. All members are invited to walk the mile, and bring family and children. A ride can be provided in the parade if needed.

May 13, 2017 - 57th Anniversary of the Torske Klub with Hagen's Fish Market

The Hagen's Fish Market on Montrose Ave in Chicago presented to our group. Hagen's has been around since 1949 and has provided fresh, smoked and prepared delicacies for generations.

April 8, 2017 - Friends of the Viking Ship - Brian Ibsen

Our April luncheon will feature a talk by Brian Ibsen, who is on the Board of “Friends of the Viking Ship”. He will be updating us on the status of the ship, research of locations to host her (including Jackson Park), support from museums, and the dream of the committee for her future. Brian’s background sustains this mission. Make your reservations today.


Torske Klub Members - January 2017

The reservation line is (312) 233-2887   Leave a message with reservations noting name, member number and number of reservataions.
Alternately, send an email to reservations @torskeklub.com
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Future Events

Future events are our Saturday luncheons, every 2nd Saturday of every month that contains the letter "R", plus May.

Our program chairman announces the coming events:

  • December 10, 2016 - Christmas Celebration
  • January 14, 2017 - Luncheon- Sweater Day
  • February 11, 2017 - Ladies Day Luncheon
  • March 11, 2017 - Father, Son, Daughter Day Luncheon
  • April 8, 2017 - Luncheon
  • May 13, 2017 - Anniversary Luncheon
  • Other programs to be announced. All programs are subject to change.

Meeting dates and reservation deadlines are here.
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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