On Thursday the 9th of November, DACC celebrated it's 20th Anniversary.
DACC President Birgitte Houen-Tolstrup welcome the many guest, and Honorary Danish Consul Chris Smith held a short speech. Former DACC board members were introduced and each told a story about their time on the DACC board. It was interesting to learn the history of DACC and to see so many people who have contributed to make DACC the success it is today. There were lots of talking and laughter during the evening.
Birgitte also talked about the future of DACC which will focus more on business events and helping Danish
Can't wait to see you at our Annual Christmas Party. Don't miss this event!
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We just got notified that it will be possible to renew your Danish passport, or apply for a new one at the Danish Consulate in Miami on November 20-22. Please note that you must have an appointment.
To schedule your appointment click here
With the closure of the Danish Trade Council in Atlanta at the end of the year, we are unsure if and when the mobile passport station will return to Atlanta.
Dear DACC Members,
Hopefully you are all enjoying the summer and the warm temperatures. The first half of 2017 ended with a well-attended and successful Sankt Hans that drew quite a few guests new to DACC. This year’s midsummer event was held in a new setting, but it still featured a good ‘hyggelig’ atmosphere that marked a milestone as DACC moves forward with a host of new programs.
At the DACC board, we are very excited about the second half of 2017 and have already begun new initiatives designed to increase our membership and raise our visibility in the community.
A fundraiser update and big thank you from the captain of the danish soccer team Ralf Nielsen:
It was an honor being captain of the Danish team at Nations Cup arranged by Soccer in the Streets. Combined, the charity event raised over $40,000 which is almost three times as much as last year! All the money goes to Soccer in the Street's work to offer sport programs to poor kids and homeless people in Atlanta. Let's hope we can do even better next year! A huge thanks to our main sponsors: DSV, Maileg and Buoyant Wine Storage - without them it
DACC's Treasurer Robert Lockwood is a partner of the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg and we are very happy to have them as our corporate sponsor. For your legal needs you can reach Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's been trending in the UK and US for so long that it has almost become a publishing genre in its own right. Now hygge is here to stay with its very own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
The popularity of hygge has seen British as well as American media putting out article upon article on the culture behind the word – often holding forth on Danish clichés such as candles, wool, fireplaces and elderflower juice. to read more click here
DACC's Sct Hans Celebration took place in Azalea park in Roswell, in a pavilion alongside the Chattahoochee River. Ida and Stine our social committee chair kicked of the festivities by welcoming guests to the event. A delicious BBQ with hamburgers, danish hotdog and all the Danish condiments you can think of was enjoyed by all.
Many thanks to Ralf and Emil who who were our grill masters on this very hot day. We did not have a bonfire, but Carsten Ladefoged, DACC’s Vice President held a speech followed by singing of the traditional Midsummer song. The kids
WE NEED SOCCER PLAYERS AND SPONSORS TO REPRESENT DENMARK IN A FUNDRAISER FOR INNER CITY KIDS IN ATLANTA
Ralf Nielsen DACC's culture committee member is putting together a Danish soccer team (Americans are also welcome) for a charity soccer tournament on July 30th at Grady Stadium. So far they are 9 players - a few more would be nice. Furthermore, they are desperately looking for sponsors to support them. It cost $125 per player which means they need to raise at least $875 in total.
If you or anyone you know are or could be interested in either playing or sponsoring the