Mange Tak!

January 25, 2020 2:39 PM | Bruce Bro (Administrator)

On the first day of 2020, we launched our new website and asked you to please subscribe to our weekly events email “What’s Happening in Danish America.”  Not only did you respond in great numbers, you also overwhelmed us with wonderful complements about our new venture.  Mange Tak for your kind words and enthusiastic response!  We are pleased beyond expectation at this level of success.

Perhaps you are using our events calendar to help with your schedule, or, you’ve found events and organizations near you that you didn’t even know existed.  I hope that when you see all the Danish American events happening across the country, you will take part in them, near and far.  So much is happening: compelling museum exhibits, interesting lectures, engaging workshops and delightful social events taking place coast to coast!  Soon it’s February, Fastelavn month!  Already, you will find many activities scheduled to mark a festive beginning of the Lenten season.  Across the United States and throughout the spring and summer, wonderful celebrations are now starting to appear on our events calendar.  Why not enhance your travels by attending one or more of these on your next trip?

I would like to call your attention to one major event happening this spring.  The Rebild National Park Society is holding its annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from March 29 to April 7.  “Rebild”, founded in 1912, is probably the oldest Danish American friendship association.  For over one hundred years, thousands of Danes and Danish-Americans have come together on July 4th in the Rebild hills near Aalborg to celebrate this relationship at their annual festival.  Newly elected president Jørgen Bech Madsen of Aalborg heads the society.  In his first year in office, Madsen has brought new energy to the Rebild community, igniting the creation of many new ideas.  Rebild is determined to grow.

Membership in “Rebild” is not required to attend the Phoenix conference, or the 4th of July Festival in Aalborg, so everyone is encouraged to attend.  You will find the Rebild schedule on our website.  As I’ve been involved in planning and meeting arrangements for the conference, feel free to email any questions at bruceabro@icloud.com.  Participate as little or as much as you’d like, but please come.  Registration is available on our website.  We’d love to see you in Phoenix!

Finally, from Karin, Katrine, Linda and myself, thank you once again for your warm reception and enthusiastic support.  We each look forward to seeing you at a Danish event very soon!


National Foundation for Danish America
PO Box 1003
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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