Independent Order of Vikings (IOV) is a fraternal organization for men and women of Scandinavian descent and their spouses. The IOV has lodges in a number of states and offers insurance to its members. For more information about membership call (309) 764-3753.
Thor Lodge No. 9 is the men's lodge in Moline. It was formed in 1901 as the first lodge outside of Chicago and is today one of the largest I.O.V. lodges. It continues as a very active lodge at the Moline Viking Club. The lodge meets at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month.
Clara Lodge No. 118 is the women's lodge. Founded in 1947, it is one of two I.O.V. lodges exclusively for women of Scandinavian descent. It meets at 7 PM on the third Thursday of each month.
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