Club Update – September 2009

Happy Labor Day!

This is a long holiday weekend in the US and even though
you may not have today off, we hope you have a moment to
catch up on the latest notes from the Club.

  • Third Thursday, our monthly networking evening, is scheduled for September 17th at Hilton Stockholm Slussen.  Apart from being a networking event, remember that this is also intended as an opportunity for non-members to get acquainted with The American Club.  And plan already now on attending events on October 15th, November 19th and December 17th.   Come join us!
  • American related sporting events coming up include:
    • US-Sweden Polo match on September 10th and 11th, more details here.
    • American Football playoff game (Swedish Super Series) in Stockholm this weekend
    • Baseball World Cup in Sundbyberg this week and weekend
  • Your Board of Directors had a very productive strategy and planning session on August 30th and 31st.  Expect to receive more information in the near future about exciting plans for our Club’s growth and development.
  • Work has started for the next Club News Bulletin, so please let us know if you have an idea, article or other content you would like considered for inclusion.  Send your suggestions or content to newsletter@americanclub.se.

On behalf of your Board of Directors,
best Labor Day wishes!

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 

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 – 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!

Club Update – October 2008

Beridna Högvakten Event Logo

Meet the horses!!!

Beridna Högvakten Event Logo

Come see the horses of the Life Guard(Livgardet) and learn about the history of this renowned unit of the Swedish military, as well as the horses which participate regularly in military and royal parades in Stockholm.  Sunday November 2nd, FREE EVENT!  More details and RSVP information on the Club website here.

 

Election Watch 2008

Democrats Abroad Sweden Vote logo 
Democrats Abroad Sweden invites you to an all-night election-watch dinner event at Hotel Scandic Anglais, Humlegårdsgatan 23, Stockholm, on Tuesday November 4th, 2008. Read more here on the club website.U.S. Elections 2008

AmCham Sweden invites members of the American Club of Sweden to an Election Watch and Breakfast. AmCham Sweden and the U.S. Embassy invite you to an Election Watch and Breakfast on November 5, 2008.  Read more here on the club website.

 

Thanksgiving - Sheraton Stockholm

With

 

Slim's Gospel Train

 

Saturday, November 22, 2008

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sheraton Hotel Stockholm

Read more here on the club website.