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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.

October 14, 2023 - Review of the Forest Preserve

Our luncheon speaker is Carl Vogle, the Director of Communications for the Forest Preserves of Cook County, which protects nearly 70,000 acres of natural public land throughout Cook County and is one of the oldest and largest forest preserve districts in the United States.

Please note that this luncheon price remains $35, as in the last months.

September 9, 2023 - Torske Klub September Reboot

Regroup after a summer break to enjoy the torske. Our speaker was Matt Nygaard, the President of NorCham - Chicago Chapter.

September 10, 2023 - Scandinavian Day at Vasa Park

The annual festival takes place on the 10th. The Chicago Torske Klub will have a table there. Join us. https://www.scandinaviandayil.com.

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 reservation line 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

  • Don Hoganson is honored with Royal Norwegian Order of Merit in 2009
  • Alfred Newgard's Pea Soup (erttesuppe) Recipe
  • The Three Kings - by Rob Alsaker - Submitted in the May 2007 newsletter, this is an article about Robert and Evy Alsaker's adventure in Norway searching for the origins of a photo of the three kings of Scandinavia Countries and ending up viewing the compass that Roald Amundsen took to the South Pole.
  • Check out the photo album for some of the pictures from May 2007 events and the NACC trip to Tromso in July.
  • Photos of Rob and Evy Alsaker as they attended the Brooklyn NY Syttende Mai Parade in 2008
  • Chicago Norske Klub Book - History of the Norske Klub, where the Torske Klub was founded and hosted until the 1980s. Good memories of the artifacts and people provided by Robert Alsaker.
  • Chicago Norske Klub 40th Anniversary - 40th anniversary book, provided by Robert Alsaker.
  • Recollections of Chicago Torske Klub, by Dr. Ray Newgard on the 62nd Anniversary


    Future Events 2022-2023 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 9, 2023 - Luncheon
    • October 14, 2023 - Luncheon - Leif Erikson Day . Carl Vogel - Forest Preserve
    • November 11, 2023 - Luncheon - Egil Juliusen - Green Tech in Norway
    • December 9, 2023 - Christmas Luncheon - Spouses and family invited
    • January 13, 2024 - Sweater Day - Luncheon
    • February 10, 2023 - Luncheon - Ladies Day
    • March 9, 2023 - Luncheon - Father son daughter day -
    • April 13, 2023 - Luncheon -
    • May 11, 2023 - Luncheon
    • June, July and August we fish, golf and enjoy the summer.


    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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