Can Swedes join the Club?

Yes!  Not only can Swedes join The American Club, they started it!  In the late 1800’s Swedes meeting with US Consul Leas planted the seeds of what was formalized in 1919 as the New York Club.  Another group of Swedes met in 1905 to form the Swedish-American Society which started our organization.  To learn more about the distant and more recent past of the Club read up on our history.  If you want a better idea about the current composition of the Club please have a look at our membership demographics profile.

Please help keep the strong tradition of Swedish membership in the Club alive!


Who is eligible for membership?

Membership in The American Club of Sweden is open to those who:

  • take special interest in Club objectives
  • are closely identified with U.S. interests
  • have lived, worked or studied in the U.S.

Applicants are asked to list sponsoring Club members on the application form.  If you do not yet have any sponsoring Club members, please state how you became aware of the Club; in these instances, you can expect a call from our Membership Chairman prior to their presenting your application to our Board of Directors for its approval.  

How do I make a reservation for an American Club event?

Reservations must be made no later than the date specified in the event description or invitation, and should be e-mailed to (unless specified otherwise).  Space may be limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

All reservations are fully binding unless canceled prior to the final date given for registration.

Payment may be required in one of several ways, depending on the nature of the event. For most Club events, you will be invoiced via email (those without email will be sent an invoice via post). Certain events, however, require payment at the door. In all cases, payment instructions will be clearly stated for each event.

When do I have to pay for an event?

Payment information is nearly always included in the event announcement.

Beginning in the spring of 2010, the Club began invoicing participants for most events (previously we nearly always required advance payment). Standard payment terms are 20 days, after which a reminder will be sent out requesting that you pay within 10 days. For each reminder required, a 50 SEK late payment charge will be assessed for administration costs.

If you have participated in an event however have not received an invoice as anticipated, please send an email to with your inquiry.

No payments will be accepted at the door unless specified, nor is our Club equipped to accept credit card payments. 

What is the Club’s cancellation policy?

The Club’s standard cancellation policy is seven (7) days advance notice unless specified otherwise in the event information. Reservations are binding unless canceled within the time-frame given for cancellation.

If you are unable to attend an event for which you are already registered and the cancellation period has passed, in most cases it is acceptable that you find someone else to go in your place. This will not be true in all cases, however, as in the example of events where security arrangements are required, such as at events held at the US Embassy.