We had a very good year until mid-November when our good friend and President of our Danish Club Nanaimo, Niels John Nielsen passed away. His passing has left a huge void on our Board. While the rest of our Board has pitched in, it will still be a very big pair of shoes to fill. We miss Niels and will continue to do so for a very long time.
Our Fall/Winter 2017 Events have been a great success. The Harvest and Christmas Parties were both well attended and financially, we are pleased that we did not lose money and are confident that our Club can continue to host more great events in 2018.
We combined the Æbleskiver Afternoon with the November Andespil and were pleased with a good turnout and delighted that so many youngsters attended.
For 2018, due to a shortage of Board members in January/February, we will be combining Andespil with the Pandekage Afternoon in May, so there will be no Andespil in February.
Therefore, our first event for 2018 will be our Annual General Meeting on March 4th. Ingeborg and Svend Kristiansen have offered to cook a lovely lunch for us so we hope to have a good turn-out for the meeting.
With the loss of Niels we need more Board members to help out with our activities and the few of us left cannot continue to manage the affairs of the Club without a little more help. We hope you will consider joining us and helping in some way so please step forward and don't wait to be called.
We take great pleasure in welcoming new members. If you know of someone that could benefit by joining our club, encourage them to join or consider giving them a gift membership to get them into the fold! You will find an application form on our website at https://danishclubnanaimo.weebly.com/membership-benefits.html or call Vibeke or any Board member to get a copy of the form.
On behalf of the Board, we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
- Tom Hedekar, Treasurer