The Scandinavian Club of South East Valley concluded another successful season last March when some 90 people were served a catered meal and were entertained with the music of Sylvia Jorgenson and Carl Nyberg. A special feature of the evening was the presentation of flags while the National Anthem for each of the countries was played.
We begin the new season with a catered dinner at the Sun Lakes Country Club Arizona Room on November 15. We have lost track of the exact beginning of the club; however, it goes back some 30 years and is one of the longest running ethnic clubs in Arizona. The club welcomes all who have an interest in Scandinavian heritage and history. Dinner reservations are required. More information is provided below.
The club will once again participate in the Open Houses in Sun Lakes and SunBird in October and November. Look for our table at Cottonwood Country Club on October 17; at Oakwood Country Club on October 31; SunBird Country Club on November 4 and Sun Lakes Country Club on November 14.
We will begin the November meeting at 5:00 p.m. with an open bar social hour. The club provides pickled herring with crackers and cheese for those who favor this Scandinavian delight. This is an excellent opportunity to renew acquaintances with those we have not seen since our last meeting in March. There will be a lot of stories about summer trips, the weather, family and friends.
After many years of having smorgasbord/potluck dinners, the club had Sun Lakes Country Club cater the meals in 2014/2015. Two entrées are offered allowing those attending to select their choice. This proved to be very popular with everyone and will continue this year. In addition to the entrée, the meal includes potatoes and a vegetable plus a roll and salad. To top it off there will be good hot coffee and dessert. The cost is $15 per person.
In November we are pleased to have Avis Jorgenson of Tucson, Arizona address the club. Avis is the author of Early Danish Pioneers: Southern Arizona Territorial Days. She relates how she had been told by a Danish historian that she would not find any Danes who came before 1912. She found so many it caused her to miss her deadline. We look forward to hearing from her on the research she did for the book as well as the writing of the book.
Sun Lakes Country Club needs to know in advance how many dinners to prepare for the evening. Invitations are sent by e-mail to those who have expressed interest in the club and have provided e-mail addresses. Reservations for November can be made at the Open Houses other than the one at Sun Lakes Country Club. Reservations can also be made by calling Sue Jordan at 480-895-5691. The deadline for November reservations is noon on Tuesday, November 10.