The Danish National Committee of Southern California

Clubs & Members

  • Member Organizations of The Danish National Committee of Southern California(scroll down below to see detailed description)
  • The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce of Southern California
  • The Danish American Club in Orange County
  • The Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 126, Los Angeles
  • The Danish Luncheon Club of Los Angeles
  • The Danish Soldiers’ Society of California, Los Angeles
  • The Danish Soldiers' Womens Auxiliary Club
  • Emanuel Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church (“The Danish Church & Cultural Center”)
  • Kaliforniens Garderforening, California
  • Los Angeles Naver Club
  • Los Angeles Naverettes
  • Princess Marie No. 68 of Danish Sisterhood
  • Rebild National Park Society, Southern California Chapter
  • Museum of Danish America: Elk Horn, Iowa
  • The Danish American Archive, Blair NE
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   Descriptions of Member Clubs & Organizations

  The Danish Church & Cultural Center (Established in 1906)

Location:   16881 Bastanchury Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Contact:     Pastor: Anne-Grethe Krogh Nielsen

Tel:             714 993 6362
Web:           www.danishchurchsocal.com

E-mail:       info(at) danishchurchsocal.com
FaceBook:  Danish Lutheran Church

A beautiful piece of Denmark in southern California for Christian worship and Danish culture. The Danish Lutheran Church & Cultural Center, a non-profit organization, is not affiliated with,  nor receives financial support from the Danish National Church or the Danish Churches Abroad organization. Services and holy communion are held every Sunday at 11am. Danish Services are held the 2nd Sunday October-May at 3 p.m. followed by dinner and program. The Danish Lutheran Church is a member of ELCA - Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
We present, promote and preserve Danish customs, culture and heritage through the creative, visual and performing arts in their multi-faceted expressions. The Cultural Center hosts a variety of events in the Knudsen Hall adjacent to the church. Come visit us for Sunday service, language school, performances, summer camps, klippe klistre, lucia, Danish evenings, baptism, confirmation, weddings, funerals and memorials. Vi taler dansk!

 The Danish Brother/Sister hood in Los Angeles, California
  Meets 2nd Tuesday monthly, Alamo. No meeting-July & August.
President:   Richard Rowse.     phone: 626-446-8125
Contact:     Secretary: Helene Kristensen
Tel:            Helene:  626 357-8285
Web:           In progress
E-mail:       Helene: skovchris@aol.com  
Betty Henningsen Seale: betty68dave@gmail.com

The Danish Brotherhood In America was formed in 1882, with headquarters in Omaha, and was designed as an insurance firm for Danish immigrants.  It is now a mostly social club with lodges all over the nation, loosely tied to a larger fraternal organization which does provide insurance for those who wish. The Los Angeles Lodge was formed in 1899 and celebrates its 114th anniversary in October, 2013.  The Lodge publishes a monthly newsletter to which anyone can subscribe for $15 per year. You can belong to a Danish organization with membership costing $15 per year. Our lodge meets monthly, mostly on the second Tuesday at 11:30 am at the Soldiers' building: The Alamo in Highland Park.  We have a short business meeting, then lunch and refreshments. Yes, we do speak English mostly. You don't have to be Danish to join.  Anyone with an interest in things Danish is welcome.

 The Danish American Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles.
For Danish and American business people, to network and socialize.
We meet several times a year, click on our web link below, or click on Events on top.
2013 was a great year of changes and transformation. Many of you had the opportunity to enjoy some great events last year-
Look forward to even more in 2014.  
Location:    Southern California
President: Rene G Kærskov
Vice President: Søren Eilertsen
Contacts on website.             
Web:           www.daccsocal.com

E-mail:       info: daccsocal.com
FaceBook:  

 

 Danish Sisterhood, Princess Marie Lodge #68
Always meet 2nd Sunday in Pasadena / Glendale area.
Location:  Burbank, Pasadena CA
Contact:   Aase Hansen, President
E-mail:    
Phone:     
Facebook: Danish Sisterhood, Princess Marie Lodge #68, South California.

Connect with your Danish heritage by joining the Danish Sisterhood.  We are part of an organization with lodges in many states and in Canada. Our lodge meets monthly, always on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm at the above address.  We have a short business meeting, then refreshments followed by a program having to do with Danish traditions. You don't have to be Danish to join.  Anyone with an interest in things Danish is welcome.

 The Danish Luncheon Club of Los Angeles
Always meet 3rd Monday  for lunch, the Alamo.
Location: Highland Park, Los Angeles
President: Steen Brydum,  e-mail: sbrydum@eMASCH.com

For info: Bent Christensen, e-mail:  Bachlt@aol.com
Treasurer: Jørgen Andersen

The initiatives to start the club took place when 24 Danes met at the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood in 1967. Meetings today are held the third Monday of the month at The Danish Soldiers Building “The Alamo” in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Through the years there have been 14 presidents, for the present, it is Steen Brydum Further information about the club, please send an email.

 The Danish American Club of Orange County Ca.
President: Mark Christensen
Vice Pres.: Lena N Hansen
Secretary: Will Rae
Treasurer: Michael Feemster
For info and contacts click on our website
All info & E-Mail go to Web:  www.danishamericanclub.org

We are a tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded in 1967. Our purpose is to initiate, sponsor and promote actions that will stimulate and widen relations between people of Danish nationality, descent or origin and the people of the United States through diversified cultural, social and recreational activities. We have a membership of over 120 people. We meet approximately 10 times a year at various places. Our social events provide us an opportunity to share in our Danish customs and traditions. They are comprised mainly of dinner, a few skåls, and some singing. Vi snakker da også Dansk!Annually, we help organize and sponsor Danish cultural events such as Fastelavn for Children and the Five-A-Side Soccer Tournament. Our major fund-raising event is our participation in the City of Orange International Street Fair. We have been participating in this fair since 1973. More than 300,000 people attend the fair, and over 20 countries are represented. The profit from our booths is donated to both Danish and American charities.

 Los Angeles Naver & Naverettes Club
Always meet 2nd Friday, evening, social-dinner. 
Location:   “Hulen” 616 Norumbega Dr., Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact:      President: A. Olsen, e-mail:  abolsen65@gmail.com

Treasurer:   Steen Brydum, e-mail:  sbrydum@eMASCH.com
Secretary:   A. Brinkland--News letters: arneblan@pacbell.net

Tel: A. Olsen, phone 1-949-208-1147  

Naverne er en gammel organisation for berejste Skandinaviske håndværkere, med foreninger i flere lande. Her iblandt også USA og Canada. Hjemmesiden er flyttet til: www.Naverne-CUK.dk. Hjemmesiden ligger nu placeretadressen: www.naverne.com/web - men du kommer direkte til Los Angeles hjemmesiden hvis du bruger: Klick paa USA, Los Angeles hjemmesiden for mere information og kontakt person.

Naverne is an old organization for well-traveled journeymen from Scandinavia, with clubs in many countries, also in the USA and Canada.
 The website has moved to: www.Naverne-CUK.dk. The site is now located at: www.naverne.com/web - but you can go directly to the LA website by using: Click on USA, Los Angeles home page for more information and a contact person. We meet every 2nd Friday of the month at 5:30 pm, in our Club House in Monrovia.
The Naverettes is an associated ladies organization, meeting 2nd Wednesday every month, ask for Bodil Olsen.

 
  The Danish Royal Guard, Chapter of Californa (Established in 1942)
Location:   California

Contact:     Kristian Poulsen ( President), 216484 of Nov. 1954
Web:          www.garderforening.dk/califgf.htm
E-mail:      scankp1@verizon.net
 
Many elegant functions have taken place over the years, both publicly and privately within The Chapter, but always by celebrating their Majesties Birthdays. However, recently we have celebrated Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II with a  luncheon at The Danish Cultural Center in Yorba Linda, California. This lunch is now co-sponsored together with The Danish National Committee of Southern California. The Chapter Board Members meet annually, however events between members of The Chapter have often taken place in private homes and sometimes in connection with visitors from The Royal Regiment in Denmark. Other chapters in U.S.A. are located in Chicago, Seattle and New York. Also in countries such as Canada, Australia, England and Singapore. Our motto: "Een gang Garder, Altid Garder".
 
  The Danish Soldiers Society in Los Angeles (Founded in 1942) 
        Always meet 1st Friday monthly, The Alamo     

   lunch with
 the Soldier Ladies Auxiliary Club.    
Location:   Alamo Hall, 6401 Ruby Street, Los Angeles, CA

Contact:     President, Peter Hansen / Secretary Arne B. Pedersen
Phone:       President 310 370 8091   E-mail: (President) Peter_4711@msn.com,                                                                                            (Secretary) Arne B Pedersen     e-mail: abjornp@roadrunner.com

 
Men who have served the Danish, American or Canadian Armed Forces, and other honorable men with Danish relationship, might be considered for membership, subject to the By-Laws. Both Danish and English is spoken at the monthly lunch meetings. The lunch meetings are held the first Friday of the month at our Danish Soldier's "Alamo Hall". Several times a year we celebrate important dates with a dinner or Danish open faced sandwiches. The camaraderie is "front line fun, like when we were soldiers". The Soldiers' Women's Auxiliary Club, a much needed support group of wives and girlfriends, usually meet a the same time in the "Alamo Hall".
Hall Rental: Congress and Banquet Hall, available for parties,
Banquets or assemblies. Maximum 100 pers.

phone: 818-518-3036     or e-mail: abjornp@roadrunner.com

 
  Rebild National Park Society in Southern California
We are a Danish- American Friendship organization, playing an important part in below areas:
President: Mette Haydt.

  • Preservation of Danish culture and heritage in the USA since 1912. 
  • Assistance to Danish newcomers with acclimatization and business networking.
  • Friend-ship and socializing.
  • Study abroad scholarships to Denmark.
  • Members receive a color news magazine every 4 months.
  • Annual USA Conference (each year in a different state).
  • Unique 4th of July Festival, in the spectacular hills of North Jutland, Denmark.

     Contact: Mette Haydt, e-mail: MetteHaydt@outlook.com
     phone :951-325-5479       Cell: 818-421-9286


 
Museum Of Danish America: Elk Horn IA.
Location: 2212 Washington Street, Elk Horn, Iowa 51537
Phone: 1-800-759-9192
Contact:
www.danishmuseum.org 
Rasmus Thøgersen | Executive Director

The Museum of Danish America is the national museum dedicated to the Danish-American experience.
It's collection and exhibitions are housed in a magnificent half-timbered museum building in Elk Horn, Iowa, just 6 minutes
from Interstate 80. The 30 acre Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park surrounds the museum building, offering walking
through a restored native prairie. The Museum's Genealogy Center collects resources to trace Danish immigrants and their families in both Denmark and the United States.
The museum is about the hardy pioneers, farmers, sailors, business and crafts people who settled in America.
The Museum has a great gift shop and a gift catalog with modern art, jewelry, paper cuts ,cook books, T-shirts and story books.     Great Gift store.



The Danish American Archive, Blair, Nebraska
The Danish American Archive and Library
1738 Washington
Blair, NE 68008
Telephone: (402) 426-7910 
Visit our website: www.danishamericanarchive.com
Welcome to The Danish American Archive and Library web site.
 Located in Blair, Nebraska, The Archive contains the country’s largest and broadest collection of materials relating to the life experience, cultural heritage and vital contributions to North America of the people of Danish extraction.


Also visit:The Danish Windmill, Elk Horn, Iowa
 Main Street, Elk Horn.       Phone: 712-764-7472
This authentic working Danish Windmill built in Nørre Snede, Denmark in 1848, was dismantled, shipped to Elk Horn,
Iowa and rebuild in 1976 by community volunteers. The fully working mill is an engineers dream, and a technical wonder,
a must visit to find out how a windmill works, Volunteers needed for making repairs now and then.
Great gift store. The Wind-Mill has just recently been restored.
Website: www.danishwindmill.com

Visit: The Elverhøj Museum in Solvang, CA.  It's a great little museum in an old Danish House filled with old time pieces, in a residential area close to downtown. (Solvang is just 25 miles north of Santa Barbara)



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