57th Annual Golf Challenge, Labor Day, September 4th

Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn Brewery

GOLF

FORE!!! You can now book your spot for the American Club Golf Challenge, Sweden’s second longest-running golf tournament. We are booked for a shotgun start with 40-60 golfers, and look forward to spectators/guests and sponsors participating as well! The tournament will be followed by a prize ceremony and meal. Participation fees for members and guests are listed below and include greens fee, start kit, and many exclusive prizes. Please see instructions for registration and payment below.

At stake are four Cups and additional contests:

  • Club Champion with the best gross score (strokeplay);
  • Best Stableford result;
  • Best Net score (handicap) and
  • Best Ladies score (Stableford)
  • Longest Drive (in honor of our late long-time member, golf enthusiast and tournament organizer, Margaretha Isaacsson)
  • Nearest Hole

The competition is geared for everybody and we typically have a wide range of talent and experience.
Learn more about the tournament history here.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Since its founding in 1905, the American Club has engaged in community service and supported charitable causes. Since 2010, the Club has prepared and shared an annual Thanksgiving Dinner with Stockholms Stadsmission’s Bostället. As a continuation of our support for Stadsmission, the Club and our sponsors are committing any proceeds from this event to Stockholms Stadsmission.

StockholmsStadsmission support logo

PROGRAM/REGISTRATION

Registration:


WHEN: 

September 4th, 2017 (Times could be changed)
10:00 Golf registration opens!
11:30 Tournament instructions
12:00 Tee time for the shotgun start
17:30-18:30 Happy Hour at the 19th Hole
18:30-20:30 Dinner with prizes and celebration

WHERE:

Arlandstad Golf Club
arlandastadgolf.se

Please contact golf@americanclub.se if you need transportation to and from Arlandastad Golf.

COST/PAYMENT:

American Club Members and partner organizations:
Golf+Dinner 800 kr
Dinner only 400 kr
Cash bar

Guests:
Golf+Dinner 900 kr
Dinner only 500 kr
Cash bar

Payment instructions provided upon registration, all payments required in advance.

INQUIRIES: Contact golf@americanclub.se
REGISTRATION Please register by clicking on the blue button, above.
PAYMENT:

Tournament to be paid in advance as indicated on registration confirmation.
Dinner must be paid in advance as indicated on registration confirmation.
Sponsors will be invoiced.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the event.  Reservations are binding and payment non-refundable thereafter; however, it is possible to substitute another person in your place if you are unable to participate.

Get involved, sign up or ask questions via golf@americanclub.se.

CANCELED: Intercultural Forum: Nordic Noir, March 27th

It’s a genre that engages both Swedish and American readers, and that creates a fascination for Swedish culture that is part of the context in novels. This panel knows the genre inside and out from Sweden and the U.S. So join us for a deep dive into Nordic Noir fiction.

Meet Author Camilla Grebe, recently published in the U.S. And literary agent Astri von Arbin Ahlander, who represents several authors in the U.S. and has taught writing at Columbia University in New York. Also, we will announce one more author shortly. The American Club of Sweden invites participants to mingle with drinks and light snacks after the panel discussion.

Moderator: Anders Bjers, 2nd Vice President, The American Club of Sweden
When: 27th March 2017, 17.30-19.00 for the panel discussion and 19.00-20.00 for the mingle 
Where: Hilton Slussen, Stockholm 
Cost: 100 kr for members, 150 kr for guests, 50 kr for students. No shows will be invoiced. 
More info: events@americanclub.se

Intercultural Forum: Tired of Stereotypes? April 25th

 

A panel of former US-Sweden exchange scholars and students discuss their expectations of the country they would spend a study year in and what they actually found. This is an important evening for banishing stereotypes and exploring who we really are!

The Panel:

  • Helena Adlercreutz, Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting International, IVLP Scholar – USA
  • Katarina Engberg (TBC), Director, EU Coordination Secretariat, former Fulbright Scholar – USA
  • Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Chief Economist, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, former Fulbright Scholar – USA
  • Eva Hörwing, Partner Director/Generalsekreterare, AFS Interkulturell utbildning, former AFSer – USA
  • Emily Plagenz, AFS exchange student, Sweden
  • Claire Rhee, Brown University, current Fulbright Scholar – Uppsala, Sweden
  • Silvia Ulloa, Chairperson, Swedish Fulbright Alumni Association, former Fulbright Scholar – Sweden
  • Kyle Virgil, North Carolina State University, current Fulbright Scholar – Uppsala, Sweden

Moderator: Julie Lindahl, President, American Club of Sweden and former Fulbright Scholar 
Introduced by: Annika Rembe, Director General, Swedish Institute
When: 25th April 2017, 17.30-19.00 for the panel discussion and 19.00-20.00 for the mingle 
Where: Svenska Institutet, Slottsbacken 10, Stockholm 
Cost: 100 kr for members, 150 kr for guests, 50 kr for students. No shows will be invoiced. 
More info: events@americanclub.se

Statement From the Board Concerning Recent Media Portrayals of Sweden

Americans who live in Sweden are privileged to live in a country that shares in common many of the values that Americans have also long stood for: an open, democratic society that is welcoming and fair. We are the beneficiaries of a well-functioning system where the rule of law ensures our safety. The freedoms that we enjoy are guaranteed by many other traditions that are unique to Swedish society.

Sweden distinguishes itself in many ways. According to the latest ranking by Forbes, Sweden is the most business friendly country in the world. At the same time, it has taken in more refugees proportionate to its population than any other country.  In doing so, it opened its borders to people, the vast majority of whom were fleeing war, and demonstrated its respect for international laws. Unsurprisingly, this generosity has entailed challenges, but ultimately most Swedes have faith that the intake of refugees will benefit their country, just as past waves of immigrants to Sweden have.

For those who are planning to visit or anyone who is concerned about visiting Sweden we can only say welcome to a wonderful and unique experience! For anyone who is concerned, please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions at info@americanclub.se.

The Board of The American Club of Sweden
March 6th 2017