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2016 Sep 10

Hi Friends and Members.

I hope you have all had a great summer and enjoyed some travel, whether it was near or far.
Now that school has started again it’s time to think about getting together to catch up.

I have reserved a shelter at Huguenot Park off of Robious Rd. for October 1st 3PM-8PM

The club will provide tablecloths, cups, plates, plastic ware, and bottled water (sorry can’t do coffee) and hopefully some good weather. If we should have inclement weather that day where we are not able to have it I can call Chesterfield County the following Monday and get it rescheduled. Other than that it cannot be changed or refunded.

Please everyone bring food to share. Please send me an email to let me know if you will be coming so that we have some idea of how many to expect and if you want to let me know what you will bring in the way of food and dessert that would be great too. Another reason to RSVP is so we will be able to contact everyone that morning if for some reason we wind up cancelling.

Time: October 1st 3:00-8:00 PM
Place: Huguenot Park Shelter #1 It is the Huguenot Park entrance from Robious Rd. and the shelter will be on the right side. We had this same shelter many years ago as some of you might remember.

Details:
11 tables in the shelter
Horseshoe Pit (I do have a set so those who are interested can play) We could even play for a prize.
I also have a Bocce Set I will bring if anyone knows how to play that.
Grill is available but you have to bring charcoal, utensils and everything – probably too much trouble
Volleyball 80’ from our shelter (you should bring a ball if you want to play)
Playground 400’ up the road
Restrooms 150’ up the road
Handicap accessible

So that was the October event. Now we skip to December/January. The Walton Lake Clubhouse is very busy this season and has already been rented for the 3 Saturdays in December, the 4th being Christmas Eve. We have pretty much ruled out Sundays because we find that most people can’t make it until 2:00 or after and want to be home by dark. Therefore, I have booked the Clubhouse for New Year’s Day from 12:00-4:00 and will await feedback from all of you. If anyone knows of other venues available at reasonable rates, please let me know. I understand it is appropriate in Denmark to celebrate Christmas well into January.

Finn Jensen informs me that the Danish Christmas service in Northern Virginia is December 18th. We can send more details to anyone interested in going. You get to sing Danish carols and they have coffee and cakes afterwards. I went once and it was most enjoyable bringing back memories of my childhood in Denmark.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lissi

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2015 Nov 15


directions to walton lake clubhouse
Christmas 2015 Luncheon
Saturday Dec. 19th 12:00-4:00 (eat at 12:30)

Danish Club Members, Friends and Former Members:

I know you are all probably busy thinking about Thanksgiving about now but we need to think ahead to Julefest which is right around the corner.

Everyone seemed to be happy with the way we arranged it the last couple of years so we will continue with a repeat of that. The date is set for Saturday December 19th at Walton Lake Sports Complex and Clubhouse again. If we eat around 12:30 we should have plenty of time to socialize, eat, sing carols and clean up by 4:00. The tree stays up until after New Years.

The cost of the function will be $5 for each member family to at least partially cover the rental of the facility. You may bring guests at $5 per person (no charge for guests under age 12). Each participating family should bring a portion of the meal. Please bring your fair share. We ask that you bring enough to feed your family plus 5 additional members. Also, please bring your items “table ready” along with any required serving pieces. An oven and microwave are available for heating up if necessary.

Below are our suggested lunch items from which to choose. If you do not choose as you send in your reservation we can assign foods later on that have not already been spoken for.

1. Rugbrød (Danish rye bread) **RESERVED**
2. Franksbrød (French sliced bread)
3. Smør og margarine (Butter and margarine tubs)
4. Leverpostej (liver pate) **RESERVED**
5. Sild (almindelig og i karrysovs) herring both regular and in curry **RESERVED**
6. Frikedeller (Danish meat balls) **RESERVED**
7. Rødkål (Red cabbage) **RESERVED**
8. Cooked salmon
10. Medisterpølse (Danish sausage) **RESERVED**
11. Potatoes (if we have pork and sausage)
12. Skinke i skiver (Sliced ham) **RESERVED**
13. Kalkun i skiver (sliced turkey)
14. Roast beef sliced
15. Svinekam (loin of pork)
16. Sylte (head cheese)
17. Rejer (shrimp for sandwiches)
18. Salad and dressing
19. Ost (cheese selection)
20. Pålågschocolade (chocolate for sandwiches)
21. Frugt (fruit assortment) **RESERVED**
22. Desserts:
Citron Fromage **RESERVED**
Ris Alamange
Kringle
Cookies

We cannot supply alcohol without an ABC license so if you want wine or beer you will need to bring your own. If anyone has Avkavit to share that would be great. We will have shot glasses. We will supply iced water, ice tea, hot coffee and ice as well as plastic and hot cups.

Reservation form follows. Please have it in no later than December 12th.

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I could use some help setting up the Christmas tree. It needs to be up for a Santa Breakfast on Dec. 5th so if anyone is available to help on Thursday 12/3 I would like to hear from you. If you are not available on the 3rd you still have a chance to help. It needs to come down again after the New Year where we are a little more flexible. We can do it anytime Jan. 1st to 3rd. Please let me hear from some of you.

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If anyone is interested in a Christmas service in Danish it will take place on Sunday December 20 at 2:00PM at Faith Lutheran Church on Arlington Blvd. in Arlington, VA with refreshments following. If you grew up in Denmark it should bring back some childhood memories.

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2015 Apr 23

Again, time has flown since we met at Julefest. Several people have asked whether or not we were having a Spring luncheon like we used to have. I have tentatively booked the Walton Lake Clubhouse for the only Saturday available in May and that was May 16th. If enough people are interested we had in mind a Pot Luck Lunch — bring whatever you like from 12:30 – 4:00. We would provide plates, plastic-ware, coffee, iced tea, iced water. At Walton Lake we have the option of staying inside if it’s either very hot or raining or we can move the tables out of the big deck like we did one year if the weather is pleasant (really Danish).
I would like to hear before the end of this month how many people would be attending to see if it’s actually feasible to rent the facility. So please members, contact Lissi before 4/30

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2014 Nov 16

2014 Yulefest RVSP.pdf

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Christmas 2014

Danish Club Members, Friends and former members:

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner so it’s high time we think about our Julefest.

Everyone seemed to be happy with last year’s event so we will go ahead and do a repeat performance. The date will be Sunday December 21st at Walton Lake Sports Complex and Clubhouse again. We will plan to eat around 1:30 to allow for churchgoers to get there and get home again before dark.

The cost of the function will be $5 for each member family to at least partially cover the cost of the rental of the facility. You may bring guests at $5 a piece. Each participating family/guest should bring a portion of the meal. Below are our suggested lunch items from which to choose.

1. Rugbrød (Danish rye bread, both regular and whole grain)
2. Franksbrød (French sliced bread)
3. Smør and margarine (butter and margarine)
4. Leverpostej (liver pate)
5. Sild (almindelig of i karrysovs) (herring both regular and in curry sauce
6. Fridedeller (Danish meat balls)
7. Rødkål (red cabbage)
8. Cooked salmon
10 Medisterpølse (Danish sausage).
11. Potatoes (if we have pork and sausage)
12. Skinke i skiver (sliced ham)
13. Roast Beef i skiver (sliced roast beef)
14. Svinekam (loin of pork)
15. Rejer (shrimp for sandwiches)
16. Salat (salad and dressing)
17. Ost (Cheeses)
15. Pålægschocolade (chocolate for sandwiches)
16. Desserts

As you sign up, please indicate which item(s) you would like to bring. When we determine the number of attendees we might have to make adjustments to your selection. We ask that you bring enough to feed your family plus 5 additional members. We also ask that you bring your items “table ready” along with any required serving utensils.

If you would like to drink anything other than water, iced tea or coffee please feel free to bring that as well. We will have ice,plastic cups and hot cups.

We estimate that we will start to eat around 1:30 p.m. Around 3:00 p.m. we will then sing the traditional Danish and English Christmas carols and dance around the tree, followed by clean up. We will not be taking the tree down until after the new year.

In order to get some idea of the size of the group attending we ask that you respond as quickly as possible as to whether or not you might or will not be attending. You then have until Dec. 10th to get your checks in. If there is a particular food that you want to sign up for let me know that up front as well.

Reservations and checks should be in by December 10, 2013 and sent to Lissi Ewees. .

Please use the form below to make your reservation and sign up for food choices.
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Danish Club Lunch Reservation – Sunday December 21, 2014

Name(s):________________________________________________
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Children’s names and ages: ________________________________________________________

I/we will bring _______________________________________

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My/our check no. _______ in the amount of $5 for our family reservation plus $5 for each additional guest.
Total amount enclosed is $_____________

Please made checks payable to Danish Club of Central Va. and mail to

Danish Club of Central Va.
c/o Lissi Ewees
12811 Walton Lake Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114-7102

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I have been contacted by a Lutheran pastor that Hanne Heymann has passed away. Some of you might remember her and her husband Hans from quite a few years back. Being there is no family in the US the pastor is arranging for an estate sale to sell most of their belongings. I was asked if any of the Danes in Richmond might be interested in looking at the many books, christmas plates, furniture, etc. before the estate sale. I would like to go and look so if anybody else is interested in arranging for a showing we can find a convenient time. Call Lissi 379-6214

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I could use some help in setting up the 8′ Christmas tree late in the day either on Thursday 12/4 or Friday 12/5 as well as taking it back down after the new year Anyone who doesn’t mind climbing a ladder and wants to help please either send me an email at lissiewees@gmail.com or call me at 379-6214.

Thanks. Hope to see you at Julefest.

Lissi Ewees

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2012 Jan 23

Danish Movie Announcement

Friday, March 30 and Sunday, April 1
In a Better World (Hævnen)
Denmark/Sweden, 2011, directed by Susanne Bier
112 min., NR

For more information

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Danish history of Elko VA

Danish Club members may be interested in seeing what she has to show on Saturday Jan. 29, 2011; at Deep Run Recreation & Parks Center Park, 9910 Ridgefield Parkway in the West End of the county, near Gaskins Rd. The center in located near the back part of the park. For more information: click here.

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Julefest 2010

See the newsletter for details and reservation form.

Schedule will be approximately as follows:

4:00-5:00 Cash bar and socializing, decorating the tree
5:00-6:30 Dinner
6:30-7:00 Gift Exchange/Door prizes
7:00-8:00 Dance around the tree/sing carols

For additional information, call Lissi at 804-379-6215(h) or 804-639-3898(w).
Please complete, attach your check and have reservations in no later than December 8th.

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Mar 19 website update

added event calendar; now we should be able to post events onto a calendar. this is on the ical standard so many can get these entries on their personal calendars.

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