WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN CLUB OF SWEDEN!

We’ve been around for 100 years. Our staying power comes through our purpose: to bring people together. Americans. Swedes.  Or anyone interested in either country. To create platforms for advancing ideas. Or sharing interests. Both online and in person. Join us.

3T Midsummer Mixer @ Hilton Slussen, June 20

Third Thursday Midsummer Edition is  @ Hilton Slussen on June 20th!
This special Third Thursday will be at the Hilton Slussen. More details to follow….

Price: FREE for members; 50kr for guests/visitors (Swish). Registration and entrance to the event entitles you to a group discount exclusively available to Third Thursday participants on all food and drinks. Drinks must be purchased individually at the bar.

Our monthly mixing, mingling and networking event, Third Thursday (or “3T” as regulars call it) is open to ANYONE with an interest in The American Club of Sweden. It’s even a great opportunity for those considering membership to get to know our members and learn more about our club.


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.

Third Thursday networking mingles are hosted by The American Club of Sweden the 3rd Thursday of each month except July.  We welcome members, guests and prospective members to join us for handshakes and smiles.  No reservations are required: Just drop in and don’t forget your business cards!

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. Email us at 3T@amclubsweden.org

 

Festival O/Modernt at Ulriksdals Castle, June 17

MIS/READING BEETHOVEN

Please join us for a spectacular evening at this year’s Festival O/Modernt on Monday evening, June 17. We will meet under the tent at 6 pm. Hugo Ticciati, the artistic director, will join us and tell us a bit about the evening’s performance.

Monday’s performance will be:
CONVALESCENT SOULS IN THE LYDIAN MODE including music of the American composers John Cage, Aaron Copland and Leonard Cohen

Please register by June 12th.  300 SEK for members. 340 SEK for non-members


Pricing

300 SEK for members
340 SEK for non-members

Price includes a glass of wine and mingle under the tent and an introduction to the festival by Hugo Ticciati, as well as a showing of the artwork on display.The concert starts at 7 pm and the mingle at 6 pm.


Follow this link for more information: https://omodernt.com/festival/17-june

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In time, space, and media, it may be the most multi-dimensional classical festival in the world —The London Magazine

Borders evaporate and improvisation builds bridges between works, creating a sensation of hovering free in the air: like birds
Svenska Dagbladet

Does the music of the past effortlessly enrich the modern composer’s creative consciousness or, to borrow a thought from the literary critic Harold Bloom, is it a source of anxiety? For some, immersion in the flow of tradition brings about artistic rebirth; for others, new art can only be created by confronting the illustrious art of the past. Beethoven’s explosive arrival on the great stage of western music at the end of the eighteenth century posed such questions with irresistible urgency. Creatively misreading the influence of their great precursor, succeeding composers in the western tradition have variously made peace with Beethoven’s works or engaged in a struggle with his originality and powers of invention.

In June 2019 Festival O/Modernt explores and ‘misreads’ – to appropriate again from Harold Bloom– the rich, diverse and complex reception of Beethoven’s ever-looming musical and ideological presence. MIS/READING BEETHOVEN breaks down generic barriers in order to re-engage with Beethoven’s extraordinary legacy, celebrating the work of his forebears and inheritors, and taking some exhilarating steps into the unknown.

Registration

Please register by June 12th.

Annual General Meeting 2019 at Vasa Museum with Tour and Dinner, June 5th

Join us for this special June evening! Members in good standing are invited to join our Annual General Meeting at 17:30 to be held at the Vasa Museum.  Guests are also welcome to join in after the AGM for a guided tour and dinner. REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON… SO REGISTER NOW!

Annual General Meeting 2019

17:30 Annual meeting (members only)
18.30  Guided tour followed by dinner and drinks
20:30 Meeting close


FULL AGENDA for the AGM 17.30-20:30

  1. Opening of the Annual General Meeting;
  2. Election of Chairman and Secretary of the Meeting;
  3. Compliance with Meeting Requirements;
  4. Election of two adjusters;
  5. Approval of the agenda;
  6. Approval of voting list;
  7. Presentation of the Annual Report of the Board;
  8. Presentation of the Financial Report (balance sheet and income statement);
  9. Presentation of the Auditors’ Report;
  10. Approval of the Financial Report;
  11. Discharge of liability for Officers and Board Members;
  12. Presentation of the Nominating Committee’s Report;
  13. Election of Members of the Board;
  14. Election of Officers
  15. Election of up to two auditors;
  16. Election of the Nominating Committee;
  17. Fixing of annual dues;
  18. Other business;
  19. Closing of the meeting.

WHERE: Vasa Museum, Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm
Members to enter via the Restaurant behind the museum and NOT the museum entrance.
Guests and members attending only the tour and dinner gather for 6.30pm tour at the Museum entrance and wait in the lobby. We all return to the restaurant after the tour.
Dietary restrictions should be indicated. It will be a buffet with vegetarian/vegan options but otherwise.

WHEN:  Wednesday June  5th, 2019 from 17:30-20:00

COST:  350 kr (members) or 400 kr (non-members) for light meal, a glass of wine, light beer or water.
Please send payment by Swish to 123 544 6232 after registration below.

INQUIRIESevents@americanclub.se

Third Thursday Networking Mixer, April 18

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.

Price: Free for members; 50kr for guests/visitors

Registration and entrance to the event entitles you to a group discount exclusively available to Third Thursday participants on all food and drinks.  Drinks must be purchased individually at the bar.

Third Thursday networking mingles are hosted by The American Club of Sweden the 3rd Thursday of each month except July.  We welcome members, guests and prospective members to join us for handshakes and smiles.  No reservations are required: Just drop in and don’t forget your business cards!

Get directions to the hotel here. You should see signs or the Club banner when you enter.

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. Email us at 3T@americanclub.se

 

Together Again With Julie Lindahl, our past Club President, April 9th

“In a work a lifetime in the making, author and educator Julie Lindahl (On My Swedish Island) writes of her awakening to the pieces missing in her history and the drive that led her to ask difficult questions about her grandparents and their roles in the Nazi SS. In a quest that takes her from her adopted homeland of Sweden, then to Germany, Poland, Bosnia and Brazil, she describes with grace and heart the people and places she’s encountered. From discovering unknown family in South America to accepting that wounds were necessary to open in order to heal, Lindahl shows how generations can suffer silence and shame throughout the years, and the importance of coming to terms with the truth in order to find closure…This powerful work reveals how people adversely impacted by the past persevere, even while living alongside the perpetrators who still carry prejudice.”
—Maria Bagshaw, Elgin Community Coll. Lib., for Library Journal

Courageous… disciplined, light, restrained…very, very good.
—Per Andersson, SVTs Kulturnyheterna

“In this powerful and solemn memoir, Lindahl (Rose in the Sand), who was born in Brazil to a German family, recounts seeking the truth about her grandparents’ Nazi past, which her family hid from her.  In prose that is formal, yet poetic and heartfelt (“While truth can be elusive, often staring at us from outside the rain-spattered window of our own perception, the failure to believe that it exists… is the seed of self-destruction”), Lindahl shares what she learned during seven years of research and travel. Many readers will be moved and find meaning in Lindahl’s journey to come to terms with her family’s past and process the guilt of inherited sins.”
—Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly

When: April 9, 18-20.30.
Where: The Postal Museum, Lilla Nygatan 6.

Third Thursday Networking Mixer, March 21

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. 

Price: Free for members; 50kr for guests/visitors

Registration and entrance to the event entitles you to a group discount exclusively available to Third Thursday participants on all food and drinks.  Drinks must be purchased individually at the bar.

Third Thursday networking mingles are hosted by The American Club of Sweden the 3rd Thursday of each month except July.  We welcome members, guests and prospective members to join us for handshakes and smiles.  No reservations are required: Just drop in and don’t forget your business cards!

Get directions to the hotel here. You should see signs or the Club banner when you enter.

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. Email us at 3T@americanclub.se

 

Poem: When Giving Is All We Have

alberto rios

 

alberto riosWe give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.

 
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.

 
We have been better for it,
We have been wounded by it—

 
Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.

Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again:

 
Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.

 
You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me

 
What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give—together, we made

 
Something greater from the difference.

–  Alberto Rios