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Current Monthly Newsletter and Past Meetings of the Chicago Torske Klub

The letters that are sent to the members have served to document the past meetings as well as the known meetings to come. The letters sent to the members in the last couple years are available in electronic format. Enjoy the past.

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2017-2018 Season

2017-2018 Season

2016-2017 Season

  • December 2016 - Pastor David Langseth and Ken Spengler lead Christmas Celebration
  • October 2016 - Kaare Nevdal-Witness to War in the Royal Norwegian Air Force

2015-2016 Season

  • May 2016 - Dave Johnson speak on Norske Museum
  • April 2016 - Phil Judson on 1952 Hebron Basketball Championship
  • December 2015 - Pastor David Langseth and Ken Spengler lead Christmas Celebration

2014-2015 Season

  • May 2015 - Bob Levi speaks about Victor Borge
  • April 2015 - Jon Satrum speaks about 'The Shetland Bus'
  • March 2015 - Self Driving Cars with Egil Juliussen, Ph.D., on Father, Son, Daughter Day
  • February 2015 - Presidential Sites with John Radzinski, Normennenes Singing Society, on Ladies Day
  • January 2015 - Akvavit Theatre with Bergen Anderson
  • December 2014 - Christmas celebration with Rev. David Langseth and Ken Spengler
  • November 2014 - Lodve Solholm- Fylkesmann (Governor) of Møre og Romsdal County in Norway
  • October 2014 - Garry Grube - Beekeeping in Chicago
  • September 2014 - Mike McCarron of Minneapolis, founder of Gamle Ode

2013-2014 Season


2012-2013 Season

  • December 2013 - Prof. Reinhold Heller discusses Munch
  • May 2013 - Michael Toohey, CEO of Norwood Life Society
  • April 2013 - Jon Satrum speaks on Roald Amundsen
  • March 2013 - Running Back Garrett Wolfe on Father, Son, Daughter Day
  • February 2013 - Arctic Explorer John Huston on Ladies Day(noting that David Jones of Class Afloat spoke)
  • January 2013 - Remembering Per Bye Ohrstrom and Liv Ohrstrom. Led by Don Hoganson
  • December 2012 - Christmas Celebration with Pastor David Langseth and Ken Spengler
  • November 2012 -Ambassador J.D. Bindenagle: A witness to the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • October 2012 - Chuck "Coach" Enge speaks on Education Challenges
  • September 2012 - Larry Ekstrom speaks on the Economy

2011-2012 Season

2010-2011 Season

2009-2010 Season

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2008-2009 Season

2007-2008 Season

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2006-2007 Season

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2005-2006 Season

  • May 13, 2006 - Sven and Ole entertain for 46th anniversary and ladies day
  • April 8, 2006 - Barry Cooper of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • March 11, 2006 - Sinclair and the Rovers - Irish music from Norway; Father/son/daughter day. See an article about the day.
  • February 11, 2006 - Bobby Douglass - Chicago Bears Quarterback from 1969-1975. Norwegian Sweater Day [and Bears Sweatshirt day]
  • January 14, 2006 - Prof. Haakon Andreasen. His presentation is entitled “What is the United States of America?”
  • December 10, 2005 - Toufic El Rassi - Professor in History Dept. at Oakton, Community College in Des Plaines, IL discusses the history of relations between Iraq and the US.
  • November 12, 2005 - Ms. Womazette Jones of the Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS) speaks to this group about the child abuse hotline, and the trends and reasons for the things we see in the news relating to children.  
  • October 8, 2005 - Oktoberfest! Wolfgang Gruener speaks about the history and his experiences at Munich's Oktoberfest.
  • September 10, 2005 - Norwegian Genealogy. Speaker Ken Larson discusses his
    research and the collections of stories and interesting anecdotes and observations.

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2004-2005 Season

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2003-2004 Season

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2002-2003 Season