Events 2014

2014 Past Events:

DATE EVENT LOCATION INFORMATION/CONTACT
Jan 16 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Jan 28 Club Board Meeting Stockholm secretary@americanclub.se
Feb 2 Super Bowl Party22:00-04:00 (overnight to Feb 3) Clarion Sign,Stockholm tod.mullis@americanclub.se
Feb 5 An Evening at the Opera OperanStockholm martin.dworen@americanclub.se
Feb 20 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Feb 25 Club Board Meeting Stockholm secretary@americanclub.se
Mar 7 Private Party Stockholm beth.dacey@americanclub.se
Mar 17 Intercultural Forum: Left and Right in the US and Sweden TBA, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Mar 18 Private Premiere TBA, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Mar 20 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Mar 25 Club Board Meeting Stockholm secretary@americanclub.se
Mar 27 Amerikadagen, Networking Partner Chalmers, Gothenburg events@americanclub.se
Apr 2 Board Receptionfor Honorary Members, Sponsors and Volunteers Private,Stockholm president@americanclub.se
Apr 3 Club Birthday 1905US-Sweden Amity and Commerce Treaty 1783 Across Sweden Lunch at Embassy and Celebrate again at Third Thursday!
Apr 10 Lennart Pehrson and Bonnier reception and art viewing Private,Stockholm president@americanclub.se
Apr 16 Easter event Private invite Members only, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Apr 17 Third Thursday Mingle: celebrate The Club’s 109th Birthday! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Apr29 Club Board Meeting Stockholm secretary@americanclub.se
May 14 Meeting of American Organizations Stockholm president@americanclub.se
May 15 POSTPONED: Business ExchangeBrand America, Built in Sweden Stockholm exchanges@americanclub.se
May 15 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
May 20 Club Board Meeting Stockholm secretary@americanclub.se
May 26 – TBC Memorial Day and 54th Annual Golf Challenge11:00-20:00 TBC golf@americanclub.se
Jun 3 Annual Meeting – members only 17:00 – 17:45 (approx.)Evening Program – guests welcome 18:00 – 21:00 – Beverages, food and a concert of Americana music. Hallwylska Palatset,Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Jun 11 Club Board Meeting Stockholm secretary@americanclub.se
Jun 19 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Jul 4 July 4th Lunch and BBQ Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe, BBQ at American TableStockholm events@americanclub.se
Jul 5 Independence Day/July “4th” Picnic with American-Swedish Community and Organizations Fågelöudde,Lidingö july4@americanclub.se
Aug 15 POSTPONED: Club Honorary Members and Past Presidents LunchTBC Stockholm president@americanclub.se
Aug 16 CANCELED: Tour, Reception and Operaat Slottsteatern Drottningholm, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Aug 21 Rock the Vote at Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hard Rock Cafe, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Aug 30 Club Board Meeting and Planning Stockholm secretary@americanclub.se
Sep 1 Labor Day Picnic Rålambshovsparken, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Sep 11 September 11: Day of Service and Remembrance TBA TBA,SWEDEN volunteer@americanclub.se
Sep 18 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Oct 14 Intercultural Forum: Hatred and HopeTBA Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Oct 16 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Oct TBC POSTPONED: Business ExchangeTBA Stockholm exchanges@americanclub.se
Oct 20 Networking Partner at ESBRI Sweden-US Entrepreneurial Forum Odenplan, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov 8 Private ball Private, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov 20 POSTPONED: Town Hall with U.S. Embassy16:00 – 17:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov 20 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Nov 27 Thanksgiving with StadsmissionTBA Södermalm, Stockholm volunteer@americanclub.se
Dec 18 Club Holiday Event and Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se

Events 2013

DATE EVENT LOCATION INFORMATION/CONTACT
Jan17 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Feb 3 Super Bowl Party22:00-04:00 (Feb 4) Hard Rock Cafe,Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Feb14 American Club Black TieDinner Dance Riddarhuset,Stockholm gala@americanclub.se
Feb21 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Mar6 Tour of Spritmuseum18:00 – 20:00 Spritmuseum,Djurgården events@americanclub.se
Mar21 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Mar27 Easter event Private invite Members only, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Apr 3 Club Birthday 1905 Across Sweden Celebrate at Third Thursday!
Apr8 Alma Mater Exchange at US Colleges Fair Kungsholmen, Stockholm exchanges@americanclub.se
Apr 16 Intercultural Forum: Race and Tolerance Ernst & Young, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Apr 18 Third Thursday Mingle: celebrate The Club’s 108th Birthday! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Apr28 Tour and Take 6 Concert Stockholm Concert Hall,Stockholm events@americanclub.se
May16 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
May27 Memorial Day and 53rd Annual Golf Challenge11:00-20:00

Arninge, Täby

golf@americanclub.se
May28 Annual Meeting – members only 17:00 – 17:45 (approx.)Followed by social with food and wine 18:00 – 20:00 Dansmuseet (new location at Drottningatan 17!)Stockholm events@americanclub.se
May28 Julia and Romeo Ballet at The Royal Opera 19:00 Royal Opera,Stockholm events@americanclub.se
May31 Trivia Night Private, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Jun16 CANCELED: Tour Almgren’s Silk Weaving Mill Sidenväveri,Södermalm, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Jun20 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome! 17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Jun30 Independence Day/July “4th” Picnic with Swedish-American Community and Organizations Fågelöudde,Lidingö events@americanclub.se
Jul4 Independence Day/July “4th” Lunch12:00-13:30 Hard Rock Cafe,Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Jul4 Independence Day/July “4th” Happy Hour17:00-19:00 American Table Brasserie,Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Aug15 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Sep2 Labor Day Picnic and Softball16:00-20:00 Rålambshovsparken, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Sep4-5 President Obama Visiting Sweden Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Sep6 First Friday Hopping – Mingle and Art Gallery Tour17:00-20:00 Vasastan, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Sep11 September 11: Day of Service and RemembranceActs of Kindness All Day: Emergency Services Workers ACROSSSWEDEN volunteer@americanclub.se
Sep19 Third Thursday Mingle and US Town Hall: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 with Embassy representatives Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Oct12 Intercultural Forum: Humor16:00-18:00 Vasastan, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Oct17 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Oct24 Private party Private/Member-only invite, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov8 Queens of Jazz: ACS Stora salen, Konserthuset, Hötorget Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov16 Partner party Private/Member-only invite, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov16 Private ball Private/Member-only invite, Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov21 US Town Hall Stockholm events@americanclub.se
Nov21 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Nov28 Thanksgiving with StadsmissionTBA Södermalm, Stockholm volunteer@americanclub.se
Dec19 Third Thursday Mingle: guests welcome!17:30 – 19:30 Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 3T@americanclub.se
Dec22 CANCELED: Culture Series Event: Traditional Christmas concert Södermalm, Stockholm events@americanclub.se

 

American Club of Sweden Golf Challenge

Our annual Club golf event is the second longest running in Sweden and draws a broad range of players, spectators and sponsors.  In 2013 the tournament was dedicated in memoriam to our President Emeritus, we welcome our members and their guests to:

The American Club of Sweden’s

Gunnar V.H. Rasmussen Golf Challenge

In 1961 The American Club of Sweden Golf Challenge was started with a single cup for gross score (stroke play) sponsored by Pan American Airlines.  Continued today the cups have grown to include:

  • Club Champion with the best gross score (strokeplay);
  • Best Stableford result;
  • Best Net score (strokeplay) and
  • Best Ladies score (Stableford).

In addition, the usual best drive competition is awarded in honor of our late long-time member, golf enthusiast and tournament organizer for many years, Margaretha Isaacsson.


Golf grew in Sweden in the mid 1900’s and The American Club of Stockholm (so-called at the time) had many golfers and regularly scheduled golf outings.  Started as a tournament for members only, guests have been invited over the years.  Golf is the excuse for the day but in many years there have been charity causes and parties following the Challenge that lasted long into the night.  There is one written account of participants partying until there was enough light again (easy in a Swedish summer!) to play another round of golf in the morning before going home!

The tournament lasts uninterrupted to this day and as such it is the second longest running tournament in Sweden and carries both the cups and traditions bearing this long legacy.

Read more about the history of the tournament in the cover story on the Challenge’s 50th Anniversary from the Club News Bulletin in February 2010.

A more updated and complete list of the course and cup winner history can be found here.  To learn about the tournament’s namesake since 2013, see our page on Gunnar V.H. Rasmussen.

ACS - News Bulletin - February 2010 Cover - Celebrating 50 years of golf

American Club of Sweden Traditions

The American Club of Sweden has numerous events each year. Some of the closest held and longest running traditions are:

  • Third Thursday – A mingle and networking event held each month (excluding July), on the Third Thursday of the month. Started in January 2006, these quickly became a trademark event and regular meeting place for members and guests as well as a way to introduce the Club to perspective applicants for membership. These events are at the heart of the Club’s traditions from 1862 and 1905, and enshrined in Club bylaws, where Article VI, Section 1 states, “The Club should strive to meet at least once every month between September 1st and June 30th.”
  • April 3rd Club Birthday 1905/Amity & Commerce Treaty Anniversary 1783 – The American Club was founded by Gustav Gullberg and a group of others at Hotel Continental in Central Stockholm (see Club History), and a treaty between the U.S. and Sweden, was signed in Paris by Benjamin Franklin and Gustaf Philip Creutz
  • July 4th/Independence Day – The American Colonies’ Declaration of Independence was dated July 4th, 1776 and since that date there have been annual celebrations in the United States and by Americans, their communities and supporters around the world. The American Club of Sweden has long held events, at times in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Sweden. After September 11th, 2001, the American Club celebrations took a hiatus. After a few years the tradition was revitalized and an annual picnic with festivities, games, flags and singing the National Anthem is now a favorite for members and friends of the Club.
  • Thanksgiving – As one of the first documented Club events in the early 1900’s, with speeches, song and famous guests, this holiday and celebrating it are deeply engrained in the Club’s history. In the first decade of the 2000’s the observance was transformed into a service opportunity where Club volunteers prepare and serve commonly eaten Thanksgiving foods for a transitional/homeless shelter. Each year it has been held has been incredibly well received by all involved.
  • Intercultural Forums – Read more about the history and our recent series here.
  • Cultural – Arts and performing arts in all forms
  • Golf Challenge – Golf grew in Sweden in the mid 1900’s and by 1964 The American Club of Stockholm (so-called at the time) started a tournament that lasts uninterrupted to this day. As such it is the second longest running tournament in Sweden and carries cups and tradition bearing this long legacy. Read more about the Club’s Golf Challenge and make sure to get involved!

There are many other strong traditions, some no longer active, including:

  • Black tie/formal – Gala dinner dances and other festivities are intertwined in Club history
  • Embassy – Numerous Embassy traditions are open to Club invitation and Embassy staff are offered complimentary membership and frequently participate at Club events.
  • Seasonal/Holiday Events – Halloween, Santa Clause, Easter Egg Hunts and more, the American Club hosts or cooperates with other organizations on events tied to season, holiday or both.
  • Speakers – From U.S. Presidents and First Ladies to cultural, popular, scientists, politicians, media, experts, historically significant and other figures have spoken to Club members in various contexts.
  • Sports – Watching U.S. and Swedish sporting events has been a pastime of the Club for many decades if not since the beginning of the Club itself. The most consistent event watched together by the Club is the Super Bowl (American Football championship game, now held in early February each year). Numerous other events including World Cup Soccer/Football, Olympics, professional and collegiate sports draw crowds of Club members to favorite establishments and occasionally private watch parties.
  • Tours – Museums, tastings, districts/areas (i.e. Gamla Stan, Drottningholm, etc.).
  • Saint Lucia Day – In the 1990’s a Lucia Luncheon became traditional in The Grand Hotel Hall of Mirrors (Spegelsalen). This venue had long been used by the Club including to host Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. In 2008 the Club event was quietly visited by that year’s Nobel Laureate in Literature and his wife. For several years a VIP mingle at the annual Lucia concert at Globen was held and other holiday celebrations, which have for the time being been merged into the Third Thursday event in December of each year.
  • Luncheons – These were a pre-founding tradition tributed to the Club’s roots. Later as a mainstay for speakers and other purposes they were held by the Club for many years. While these are not actively being held at writing, of course informal or organizational luncheons do occur!

For more on the history of the Club, please consult the history pages here.