St Louis Danish Club Newsletter Dec 30, 2008 A Reminder: Church services are held at Bethany Lutheran Church 407 Fairview Ave., Webster Groves, Mo, 63119 every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. everyone is welcome to attend a social gathering with coffee and conversation after church. Please check out our website for additional info on the Danish Club. www.Danishclubofstlouis.org PRESIDENTS CORNER: Wow! 2008 is coming to a close and I would like to THANK everyone for their help and support through the past year. It takes a lot of coordination to make the activities happen and it is always worth it when the plans come together. PAST EVENTS: The Scandinavian picnic could not have had better weather! It was a lot of fun as always. It would have been nice to see more Danes there, but it was fun. Next year the Danish Club will host the picnic. How about some ideas from the club…… The Christmas party was a huge success as always. Thank You to Inger Andersen for all her hard work in planning everything and to all the people who help her each year. Some of the Danish students from Southern Illinois University that were at the membership drive in Aug were also able to attend. It was nice to visit with them again. Events in 2009!!! The first event of the year is the annual membership meeting. It will be on Sunday, January 25, 2009. Your annual dues will be due then it is still $10.00 for an individual and just $20.00 for a family. The annual membership list will be ready in March of 2009. Bob and Gigi Hill will be our host this year. The fun begins at 4:00 pm. They request that you call or e-mail what dish you plan to bring. The main course will be honey-baked ham. The drinks will be provided. Don’t forget to call them at 314-961-7845 or e-mail at email@example.com the address is 1931 Parkridge, St Louis, M0 63144 Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Mortens Aften dinner in 2008; but for 2009 Bent is planning something very different; keep early November open on your calendar. It will be very exciting. Please submit your best choice of dates (early Nov) so we can make reservations accordingly. The price range will be $35.00 to $45.00 per person for the event. This will be one event you will not want to miss. OTHER 2009 EVENTS IN THE PLANNING: We are presently pursuing this and hope it will come to fruition. Feb 2009 yes 2009! East Central Community College, ECC, in Union, Mo has an International Days event each year. In Feb 2009 we can be a part of this. It is a one day event from 10 am to 2 pm. anyone who wants to setup a display can do so. There are booths from many countries, performances of different types and lots of things to do. We would have to contact the school (Bent can do this) and we can set a table/room up with all things Danish. If anyone would like to be part of this or have ideas of items that truly represent Denmark please contact Bent and let him know. We have a lot of time to put this together. It really is very nice and they have about 3000 people attend each year. This may be a good time to recruit new members. We are planning a very special wine and cheese get together in March or April. Did you know that one of our club members is a famous artist who has designed wine bottle labels on a variety of wines in Missouri and Illinois? Plan to attend this very special event where you can purchase these famous wines. Also in 2009 is the centennial of the famous Danish-American Victor Borge. A special event is planned with music and movies. Look for further details. 2009 will be a busy year. We are also planning a movie night of the Danish Viking Historical trip from Roskilde to Ireland. More details to come. You can reach the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-390-9679.