Scandinavian Club is now in 32nd year

Lyle Replogle/Jerry Christenson

The Sun Lakes Scandinavian Club of South East Valley is now in its 32nd year. For many years, it was The Scandinavian Club of Sun Lakes. While membership is largely from Sun Lakes, there now are members from Chandler and other east valley locations. The club meets on selected Sundays five times a year in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. Club membership is open to anyone interested in the culture and history of the Scandinavian countries.

In November the club hosted 95 with dinner and a demonstration by 11 members of the Scandinavian Dancers of Arizona. In December an evening of song was provided by the Sun Lakes Chordaires. Those in attendance joined in to sing along on many of the Christmas songs.

The January 18 meeting will feature Scandinavian exchange students. We are planning on students representing Sweden, Norway and Denmark. This is an excellent opportunity to hear first hand from those raised and schooled in Scandinavia. Exchange students have been a real highlight in past years.

The club meetings begin with a social hour at 5:00 p.m. (herring, cheese and crackers provided by the club) followed with dinner at 6:00 p.m. There is a choice of one of two entrees accompanied by potatoes and vegetables with rolls and butter. Coffee and dessert are also provided. All on white tablecloths with plates and silverware provided.

Dinner is $13 per person with membership dues of $15 required. Guests of members are welcome. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Monday, January 12. Make a reservation by contacting Sue Jordan at 480-895-5691 or go to to make a reservation online.