The past year had good news as well as bad. We lost several long-standing members including our President, but we also had a very successful year with all of our events.
In my Annual Report, I advised that we had a profit of $4000+ and that was good because our bank account was looking a little bit anemic.
Last year the Board made a decision to increase the annual membership fee from $15 to $20 per member. The other decision the Board made regarding finances was to make a small increase in the price for our events. When we compare the cost of attending one of our dinner and dance parties to that charged by similar clubs elsewhere, we find that we are still getting a terrific bargain, and at the same time, we are able to support our club and to continue operating and hosting these cultural events.
We held our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. Ingeborg Kristiansen cooked up a delicious lunch followed by a very successful and enthusiastic meeting. When the call for nominations to the Board was made, three members stepped forward of their own volition to stand for election. We would like to thank Louise Krogh, Carsten Krogh and Sophia Sorensen for joining our Board. From all of us, a hearty Thank you and a very big Welcome to the Board!
Our next event is our Annual Birthday Party and we are trying something a little different. Instead of the Stor Kold Bord that we have had in the past, we will be doing a Kroplatte that will be prepared by a group of club members under the supervision of Henny Andersen. This style of dinner is extremely popular at both the Victoria Danish Club and the Scandinavian Cultural Centre in Burnaby and it is always a sellout!
For our upcoming Danish Canadian Club Nanaimo's 29th Birthday Party & Dance this April (which will be at Bowen Park Auditorium), we suggest you reserve your tickets for yourself and your friends right away to avoid disappointment! We are all very excited about this event! See you there!
Respectfully, on behalf of the Board
- Tom Hedekar, Treasurer