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Annual General Meeting - President's report


Meeting was held 7 October, 2018 and below is the report given by Søren Hoimark our president.
After the completion of our yearlong project of development and construction of the art wall facing Austin Street, we had arranged for the wall to be officially "opened" by Tom Nørring, the Danish Ambassador to Australia. This took place during his visit to Brisbane for the 2017 Scandinavian Festival, which he also opened.

On this occasion the new Danish Consul to Queensland, Søren Nielsen, was also introduced, so Denmark was again well represented at the Scandinavian Festival.
At the festival our Danish food stall, bar and lolly shop ran smoothly thanks to our regular and new volunteers. It's a great opportunity for our members to work together and share the experience of making a market stall work and all food was sold out, so great result. Earlier in September last year, Andy Brodersen hosted a special lunch at the club for members of the Anglican church and the club was blessed by no less than two bishops.
Later in September, the Danish Folkdancer Group Heimdal celebrated 25 years with a big party and a lot of dancing - well done, folk dancers - staying young and fit through dancing.

The big Christmas buffet in November attracted 109 happy guests - mostly families or groups of friends getting together for this special event. 109 people exceeded our comfort zone and in consideration of the comfort of our guests as well as the hard-working volunteers in the kitchen, sadly we have already had to decline further bookings for this year's buffet.
The Danish Club is also home to events hosted by the Swedish and Norwegian Clubs of Brisbane throughout the year.
When Lone and I started at the club more than 10 years ago, renovation of the toilets was in our sights, but this was overshadowed by the flood in 2011 and other voluntary renovations.

December 2017 we were ready for the toilet renovation and despite everything being planned, our old building has an ability to hide a few secrets and the project almost got derailed by a rotten wall - however, this was sorted by Alan Przybylak who together with our Danish tiler, Heine Christensen just before and over the Christmas holidays pushed through the repairs and construction, so in January when tradespeople were back from holidays, we could complete installation of toilets, sinks, vanities and partitions, so we were ready for the first event in 2018, after Alan had also painted the club.
The club runs on volunteer power and I would like to thank Alan for another big effort and also the rest of the committee and our extended group of volunteers participating in our Café Danmark night and our annual festival for giving their time and effort to maintain and develop our club.
We have enjoyed another busy and productive year in the club completing a couple of projects.

Christmas Lunch - Det Store Kolde Bord - 11 Nov 2018

12.30 pm for 1 pm start

It's hard to believe but the Christmas season will soon be upon us and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying a Danish smorgasbord with family and friends - invite them along to a delicious lunch at the Danish Club. There are many favourites on the menu including pickled herring, roast beef, smoked salmon, fish wedges with remoulade, roast pork with red cabbage, leverpostej, rullepølse and cheese. The bar is stocked with Skovlyst and Tuborg brews from Denmark and a variety of snaps.
Price: $40 for members and $45 for guests (children under 12 $20/$22.50).

All tickets must be booked and pre-paid by Tuesday 6 November 2018. Email Lone Schmidt at treasurer@danishclubbrisbane.org or ring on 0437 612 913 to make your booking. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Payment by EFT to Suncorp Bank, BSB 484-799 Account 02495 1468 in the name of Danish Association Heimdal
Payment details: 11Nov18, your name and membership number

Christmas Party for kids - Juletræsfest

Saturday 8 December 2018 2pm - 5 pm - Mark your calendar