Third Thursday – April 16, 2009

Third Thursday Networking Mixers are held on the third Thursday of each month.*

As a rule, Third Thursdays are informal — in the tried-and-true American fashion — business cards, handshakes and a smile. American Club members and non-members are welcome and everyone is encouraged to bring guests.

Bring your Business Cards!

No reservation necessary, just drop in. Non-members welcome!

Would you like to showcase your company, product or services
at an upcoming Third Thursday?
Let us know!  Sponsorship is affordable and reaches a broad audience in person and online.

Questions? Email 3T@americanclub.se  or call +46 8-559 21 709

*No Third Thursday event in July

US Embassy Frontier Night and Chili Cook-off – 3 April 2009

US Embassy Frontier Night and Chili Cook-off  

Friday, April 3rd 6:00-10:30, Auditorium U.S. Embassy of Stockholm

Make plans to attend Frontier Night at the American Embassy in Stockholm:

  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Male/Female Costume Contest
  • Dancing & Music Entertainment
  • Bad Apple Jailbird/Convict

20 SEK Entry Fee Includes: Complimentary cocktail on arrival and a chance at a door prize drawling later in the evening. We’ll play country music with line-dancing entertainment. Favorite costume for male and female will receive a prize. Bribe the local lawmen in town to toss some varmint in jail, 10 SEK/2 minutes, 20 SEK/5 minutes. Match the “Bribe” and you can avoid jail. Or maybe you should ask yourself “Do I feel lucky tonight. Well, do ya?” If you do, enter the 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. Chili on the Menu along with cornbread and rolls. 50 SEK will get you a bowl of prize-winning chili.

Chili Cook-Off Contestants Information/Rules: Chili's will be rated by 3 judges on best tasting and hottest chili (2 separate prizes). All chili chefs are exempt from menu fee.

To register, RSVP no later than April 1, 2009 to: CLOSTOCKHOLM@state.gov

If you have any further questions, contact David Landes via: events@americanclub.se

Club Update – May 2009

Happy long holiday weekend for those of us in Sweden!

 

Here are a few upcoming events on the Club schedule:

  • Third Thursday, the regular Club social evening, is on May 21st this month and we have a sponsor – so members get in for 100SEK!  see pricing and other information here

  
For the full list of events and updated information, visit The American Club website: http://www.americanclub.se 

Club Update – April 2009

Robert Hilton photo
The Club event schedule is about to warm up for the Spring, take a look below and don't forget to sign up for the events in our Speaker Series and Tasting Series, both starting this month!  We also have information about:
  • increased relevance of first Speaker Series date with Söderälje's Anders Lago and the US Embassy's Robert Hilton
  • two Embassy invitations that are for Members Only
  • an addition to the Tasting Series 
  • a pending website upgrade to ease management of contact information and event registrations for members and organizers alike

We hope you all enjoyed the recent Club News Bulletin and have now received your annual dues letter (please pay by March 15th).  We look forward to hearing from you, seeing you at events and having you involved in the life of the Club in the coming months!

Speaker Series Starts Soon!

Tuesday, March 24th 8:15 – 9:30, Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm  

THERE'S MORE THAT BINDS SÖDERTÄLJE KOMMUN AND THE U.S. EMBASSY IN STOCKHOLM THAN BURNING POTATO CHIPS!Robert Hilton photoAnders Lago portrait
You've read of the recent attacks on Södertälje stores selling American products. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear "the rest of the story" respecting cooperation between Södertälje Kommun and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden!
Register now for this breakfast meeting, featuring a full American-style breakfast buffet and two of the most prominent players in grass-roots Sweden-US relations today!  

Read more and learn how to register here on the Club website!

US Embassy Frontier Night and Chili Cook-off

Friday, April 3rd 6:00-10:30, Auditorium U.S. Embassy of Stockholm

Make plans to attend Frontier Night at the American Embassy in Stockholm. 20 SEK Entry Fee Includes: Complimentary cocktail on arrival and a chance at a door prize drawling later in the evening. We’ll play country music with line-dancing entertainment. Favorite costume for male and female will receive a prize. Bribe the local lawmen in town to toss some varmint in jail, 10 SEK/2 minutes, 20 SEK/5 minutes. Match the “Bribe” and you can avoid jail. Or maybe you should ask yourself “Do I feel lucky tonight. Well, do ya?” If you do, enter the 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. Chili on the Menu along with cornbread and rolls. 50 SEK will get you a bowl of prize-winning chili.

To register or if you have any further questions, contact David Landes via: events@americanclub.se

US Embassy Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11th 1:00-3:00, U.S. Embassy of Stockholm

The US Embassy has graciously offered a limited number of spots at their Potluck Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt to members of the American Club and their families.

The afternoon will feature an Easter egg hunt, other games, as well as a photo opportunity with the Easter bunny. Food will consist of a potluck brunch of dishes provided by the families who attend.

The cost for American Club members is 25 SEK per child. To register for the event, send an email to: events@americanclub.se with "Easter Brunch" in the subject line. Be sure to include the full name of everyone planning on coming to the event. All registrations must be in by April 6th.

If you have any further questions, contact David Landes via: events@americanclub.se

Tasting Series Adds Whisky Event!

Tuesday, April 21st 6:30 – 8:30Mackmyra logo, Mackmyra offices, Stockholm

Swedish Whisky Tasting

Read more and learn how to register here on the Club website!

 

Website and Member Database Upgrade

On Saturday morning, March 7th, between 8:00 and 12:00, we will be upgrading the website.  During that time you should not expect to be able to access the website.  We will also begin migrating to a new membership database that will empower members to edit their own profile information and manage mailing list preferences.  These changes will also aid the event registration and dues collection proccesses and enable members to communicate with each other and event organizers more easily. If you have questions, problems or ideas, please feel free to contact us at webmaster@americanclub.se.

As always, remember Third Thursday this month!

Third Thursday at Hilton Stockholm (Slussen) on Thursday, March 19th! Read more!

Upcoming Club Events 

Date Event Location
March 19  Third Thursday Hilton Stockholm Slussen
March 24  Speaker Series: Anders Lago/Robert Hilton   Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
March 25  Tasting Series: A Night of California Wines Grand Hotel, Stockholm
April 3 Member Only Invite  Contact events@americanclub.se 
April 11 Easter Egg Hunt

Club members interested in participating in the Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck Brunch, please contact David Landes at events@americanclub.se

April 16 Third Thursday Hilton Stockholm Slussen
April 21 Tasting Series: Mackmyra Swedish Whisky Mackmyra offices, Stockholm
May 4 Speaker Series: Jan Frydman  Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
May 11 Speaker Series: Karin Henriksson Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
May 21  Third Thursday  Hilton Stockholm Slussen 
June 4 Annual Meeting Details To Be Announced, want to volunteer?
June 6  Swedish National Day Picnic  Details To Be Announced, want to volunteer? 
June 18  Third Thursday  Hilton Stockholm Slussen  
July 4 July 4th Picnic or Celebration Details To Be Announced, want to volunteer? 

For the full list of events and updated information, as always, visit The American Club website: http://www.americanclub.se 

Third Thursday – March 19, 2009

Third Thursday Networking Mixers are held on the third Thursday of each month.*

As a rule, Third Thursdays are informal — in the tried-and-true American fashion — business cards, handshakes and a smile. American Club members and non-members are welcome and everyone is encouraged to bring guests.

Bring your Business Cards!

No reservation necessary, just drop in. Non-members welcome!

Would you like to showcase your company, product or services
at an upcoming Third Thursday?
Let us know!  Sponsorship is affordable and reaches a broad audience in person and online.

Questions? Email 3T@americanclub.se  or call +46 8-559 21 709

*No Third Thursday event in July

Club Update – March 2009

Robert Hilton photo
The Club event schedule is about to warm up for the Spring, take a look below and don't forget to sign up for the events in our Speaker Series and Tasting Series, both starting this month!  We also have event information and two Embassy invitations for Members Only.  We hope you all enjoyed the recent Club News Bulletin and have now received your annual dues letter (please pay by March 15th).  We look forward to hearing from you, seeing you at events and having you involved in the life of the Club in the coming months!

Speaker Series Starts Soon!

Tuesday, March 24th 8:15 – 9:30, Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm  

THERE'S MORE THAT BINDS SÖDERTÄLJE KOMMUN AND THE U.S. EMBASSY IN STOCKHOLM THAN BURNING POTATO CHIPS!Robert Hilton photoAnders Lago portrait
You've read of the recent attacks on Södertälje stores selling American products. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear "the rest of the story" respecting cooperation between Södertälje Kommun and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden!
Register now for this breakfast meeting, featuring a full American-style breakfast buffet and two of the most prominent players in grass-roots Sweden-US relations today!  

Read more and learn how to register, here on the Club website!

US Embassy Frontier Night and Chili Cook-off

Friday, April 3rd 6:00-10:30, Auditorium U.S. Embassy of Stockholm

Make plans to attend Frontier Night at the American Embassy in Stockholm:

  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Male/Female Costume Contest
  • Dancing & Music Entertainment
  • Bad Apple Jailbird/Convict

20 SEK Entry Fee Includes: Complimentary cocktail on arrival and a chance at a door prize drawling later in the evening. We’ll play country music with line-dancing entertainment. Enter the 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off, chili on the menu along with cornbread and rolls. 50 SEK will get you a bowl of prize-winning chili. Chili Cook-Off Contestants Information/Rules: Chili's will be rated by three (3) judges on best tasting and hottest chili (2 separate prizes). All chili chefs are exempt from menu fee. To register, RSVP no later than April 1, 2009 to: CLOSTOCKHOLM@state.gov.  If you have any further questions, contact David Landes via: events@americanclub.se.

US Embassy Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11th 1:00-3:00, U.S. Embassy of Stockholm

The US Embassy has graciously offered a limited number of spots at their Potluck Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt to members of the American Club and their families.  The afternoon will feature an Easter egg hunt, other games, as well as a photo opportunity with the Easter bunny. Food will consist of a potluck brunch of dishes provided by the families who attend.

The cost for American Club members is 25 SEK per child. To register for the event, send an email to: events@americanclub.se with "Easter Brunch" in the subject line. Be sure to include the full name of everyone planning on coming to the event. All registrations must be in by April 6th. If you have any further questions, contact David Landes via: events@americanclub.se

Tasting Series now includes Whisky Event!

Tuesday, April 21st 6:30 – 8:30Mackmyra logo, Mackmyra offices, Stockholm

Swedish Whisky Tasting

Read more about the previously announced Wine Institute of California/MURAM tasting and learn how to register for the Whisky Tasting, here on the Club website!

As always, remember Third Thursday this month!

Third Thursday at Hilton Stockholm (Slussen) on Thursday, March 19th! Read more!

Upcoming Club Events 

Date Event Location
March 19  Third Thursday Hilton Stockholm Slussen
March 24  Speaker Series: Anders Lago/Robert Hilton   Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
March 25  Tasting Series: A Night of California Wines Grand Hotel, Stockholm
April 3 Frontier Night and Chili Cook-off Contact events@americanclub.se 
April 11 Easter Egg Hunt

Club members interested in participating in the Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck Brunch, please contact David Landes at events@americanclub.se

April 16 Third Thursday Hilton Stockholm Slussen
April 21 Tasting Series: Mackmyra Swedish Whisky Mackmyra offices, Stockholm
May 4 Speaker Series: Jan Frydman  Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
May 11 Speaker Series: Karin Henriksson Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
May 21  Third Thursday  Hilton Stockholm Slussen 
June 4 Annual Meeting Details To Be Announced, want to volunteer?
June 6  Swedish National Day Picnic  Details To Be Announced, want to volunteer? 
June 18  Third Thursday  Hilton Stockholm Slussen  
July 4 July 4th Picnic or Celebration Details To Be Announced, want to volunteer? 

For the full list of events and updated information, visit The American Club website: http://www.americanclub.se 

Club Update – February 2009

Club Update

You still have time to join other Club members for the upcoming Business Exchange on February 12th, follow the link in the schedule below.  Then there are several other events coming up including a Speaker Series starting in March and a Tasting Series taking shape for the Spring. There is also an important note below that affects Swedes traveling to the US!
Keep your eye on your postal mail for a Club newsletter in the next few weeks!

Membership Dues

In coming weeks you will receive payment information for your 2009 Membership Dues, which will remain at just 300 SEK. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this. And if you are one of the few who have not yet paid your 2008 dues, we ask that you do so immediately or, alternatively, send an email to membership@americanclub.se if you no longer wish to be a member.

Upcoming Club Events 

Date Event Location
February 12 Business Exchange  S|E|B Retail Headquarters, Stockholm
February 19  Third Thursday Hilton Stockholm Slussen
March 19  Third Thursday Hilton Stockholm Slussen
March 24  Speaker Series: Anders Lago/Robert Hilton   Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
March 25  Tasting Series: American Wines 101 To Be Announced
April ?? Easter Egg Hunt Details To Be Announced, want to volunteer?
April 16 Third Thursday Hilton Stockholm Slussen
May 4 Speaker Series: Jan Frydman  Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm
May 21  Third Thursday  Hilton Stockholm Slussen 
TBA Speaker Series: Karin Henriksson Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm

For the full list of events and updated information, as always, visit The American Club website: http://www.americanclub.se 

US Embassy Advisory – Swedes Traveling to the US

A reminder that new travel rules went into effect on January 12, 2009 for Swedish passport holders entering the US on the Visa Waiver Program:
As of that date, all Swedish passport holders intending to visit the United States must complete the online Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before they travel.
For more information visit the websites of the US Embassy (www.usemb.se) or the (US Customs and Border Patrol).  Safe travels!