Christmas Party, Conference and AGM of the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada May 21 - 24, 2020
Our Christmas Party was a great party with a fabulous, traditional Danish Christmas dinner. We had a good turnout and the weather cooperated nicely with dry roads for a safe drive home. Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this party a success and a special thanks to those that brought those great raffle prizes.
I have finished the preliminary accounts for 2019 and I am very pleased to report our club accounts are in even better condition going into 2020 than they were a year ago. A couple of our events went into the "red" (as predicted) but overall we came out at the end of the year with more than we started with. That fact really speaks to the dedication of our members in attending and supporting club events and activities. Many thanks also have to go out to our Board for their continued dedication and all the work they do behind the scenes to make our events work so well!
As you know, our club is hosting the 2020 Conference & AGM of the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada this coming May 21 - 24, 2020. The host hotel is the Coast Bastion and we will be doing a Welcome Reception at the Nanaimo Museum along with field tours to Newcastle (Saysutshun) Island and another to Cathedral Grove.
We have a separate Host Committee looking after all the special arrangements and we now have a final agenda, budget and registration form in place for this special event. We will also be working on a special "Members Only Registration" for our Danish Club Members to attend as many events as possible at a special price. Stay tuned for that information.
As part of the Conference & AGM the Danish Federation of Associations publishes an annual Heritage Book. The 2019 Winnipeg edition contains stories of local Danish families, pictures of local attractions, obituaries, and histories of the area. We are asking our Members to try their hand at writing about their family, heritage, etc. and adding a few photos. So far, we have a few volunteers, but we need more. Please let us know and we can assist you with the actual writing if needed. It's no secret that our Danish Club has lots of "senior" members with a story to tell about how they ended up in Nanaimo and all the interesting happenings along the way. The book is largely funded by advertisers, so if you have a business or service that you would like highlighted in the 2020 edition of the Heritage Book, please let us know and we will forward the rate sheet to you. Any help we can get in this regard will be very much appreciated. See you at the AGM on Sunday, March 8th at 1pm!
- On behalf of the Board, Tom Hedekar, Treasurer