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.

ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC, JUNE 29TH

Come celebrate USA Independence Day at the beach with us! LIVE Music!

The American Club of Sweden invites Club Members, their families and other members of Sweden’s American community to join us for a fun-filled Independence Day celebration on Saturday, June 29th from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Fågeludde Badplats, Lidingö.  All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event. SPECIAL TREAT: This year the JamNation Band will be performing LIVE!

Traveling car-free? Bus 211 from Ropsten goes to Fågeluddebadet, and Bus 204 is a 5 minute walk from Fågeluddevägen.

 


What to bring
Your own grill or picnic basket (or take advantage of the on-site food kiosk), beach towels, and (hopefully) sun screen for a day filled with family-friendly activities and fellowship with other Americans and friends.

We welcome all
Including  members of other organizations such as US Embassy, AWC, IWC, ESCC, AmCham, SACC-USA, SWEA and more.  If your group or someone you know would like to be included please email us!

DATE: Saturday, June 29th, 2019
Start Time 11:00 AM
PLACE: Fågelöudde Beach – Elfvik, Lidingö
GETTING THERE Public transportation: From T-ban station Ropsten (Red Line), take bus 204 toward Elfvik. At Fågelöuddevägen, switch to bus 233 toward Fågelöuddebadet.

Parking
: Please park in designated spaces only, the buses need to turn around. Avoid a parking ticket!
FOOD & BEVERAGE Bring your own food, drinks, grills and more. A food kiosk with bathroom facilities is available on-site.
COST: No charge
INQUIRIES: Email:events@americanclub.se
If you are interested in volunteering, please email  us.
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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

 

Third Thursday Networking Mixer, February 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

 

Reading and Reflecting on the United States Constitution: A Presidents’ Day Event, February 12th

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Join us for an engaging evening of reading, reflecting, and discussing the United States Constitution – a tradition at least as old as George Washington’s Farewell Address which is traditionally read on Presidents’ Day.

The evening will be opened by Williams S. Martin, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission,U.S. Embassy Stockholm.

Please register before Feb 6 th via email to events@americanclub.se and pay by Swish to 123 544 6232.  Cash at the door also possible by request.

When: Tuesday, February 12th , 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Stockholm University Fakultetsklubben, Frescativägen 22, 114 18 Stockholm
Cost: 100kr American Club Sweden members, 150kr non-members

Mark S. Weiner is the Fulbright Uppsala University Distinguished Chair in American Studies for 2018-19. In the United States, he is a professor of constitutional law and legal history at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. He is the author of The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals about the Future of Individual Freedom (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order—published in Swedish by Dualis Press as Klanvälde. He also is the author of Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste (Knopf, 2004), winner of the Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association, and Americans without Law: The Racial Boundaries of Citizenship (NYU, 2006), winner of the President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association. Most recently, he is the co-author of Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection (Talbott, 2017), winner of the Joseph L. Andrews Award in Legal Literature from the American Association of Law Libraries, which is based a major rare book exhibition held at the Grolier Club in New York. He has previously been a Fulbright fellow in Akureyri, Iceland and Salzburg, Austria.

He lives in Hamden, Connecticut with his wife, a professor of nineteenth-century British literature at Wesleyan University.