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Welcome! Print

One of the objectives and goals of the Swedish Club of Houston is to locate and join together people interested in Swedish heritage (Swedes, Swedish descendants, and others) in the Houston area, primarily through informal events and get-togethers, social as well as cultural.

The Club currently counts just under 120 members who meet at various events throughout the year, such as the annual Pea Soup and Pancakes supper, Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party), Valborgsmässoafton (Bonfire), Smörgåsbord, and Christmas Traditions/Lucia program, as well as special events centered around cultural happenings.

To become a member, click here to fill out an online membership form.

 
Annual Meeting Print

Fika is the social institution of a coffee break. Fika can be just a cup of coffee, but most often includes a coffee cake or an assortment of cookies. A semla (or semlor if more than one) is a sweet dessert bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream, and topped with powdered sugar; it is sometimes eaten with warm milk. This tasty dessert is served during winter and especially on Fat Tuesday (Fettisdagen).

Join us on Saturday, January 22, 2022 beginning at 2:00 PM for our Annual Meeting and Semlor Fika (at which we will elect our directors and approve our budget for the coming year).  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall of First Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St (Houston); the cost is $5 for members.  We hope to see you there!

Click here by Thursday January 20 to submit your reservation online.

Only those members who have paid their 2022 dues will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.

 
Friends of Lucia Print

As everyone knows, Continental Airlines is no more (and, as a result, we have lost our sponsor of Lucia's airfare from Houston to Sweden). Thus, it becomes incumbent upon the members of the Club to step up and donate to support the long-standing tradition of the Club of sending its Lucia to Sweden. A number of sponsorship levels are available:

Sponsorship Level


 
Dues Notice for 2022 Print

Please don't delay, send in your renewal check today!!

Family $35
Individual $25
Student / Au pair $10 (fall-spring)

Make check payable to: The Swedish Club of Houston

Click here to fill out an online renewal form.

 
Swedish Language School Print

The Swedish Club of Houston has maintained a Swedish Language School for many years. It is the only source of Swedish language instruction in southeast Texas. Unfortunately the school was forced to suspend operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but it is currently in the process of starting back up.

As student enrollment demands, the school offers classes at several levels. Instruction is by native speakers of Swedish, and the approach emphasizes a conversational approach since most persons wishing to learn Swedish want to be able to speak it when visiting Sweden.

Classes meet one evening a week, on Tuesdays, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire. The cost is modest, and varies according to the cost of materials, which come from Sweden. The school operates on a 15-week semester basis, with the first semester running from October to January, and the second from January to May. Click here to register!

 
Cards & Flowers Committee Print

Are you aware of any "life" events that a member or friend of the Club may be experiencing (i.e. illness, birth, marriage, death, etc.)? If so, be sure to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that we can send an acknowledgement!

 
Test your Knowledge of Literature Print

Question: What do the following all have in common?

  • I Was Prepared, by Justin Case
  • The Numbers Game, by Cal Q. Later
  • Deep in Debt, by Owen A. Lott
  • Favorite Swedish Recipes, by the Swedish Club of Houston

Answer: They are all books that were never written! Of course, there is ample reason why the first three were never written... but there's only one reason why the last one wasn't: we don't have enough of your favorite Swedish recipes!

Send your favorites to Karen Wolz!

 

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From here, click on the Sweden Today  link to sign up for a free weekly email newsletter based on Sweden Today  resources, xoxosweden and Nordstjernan - the Swedish Newspaper of America.

 

Be sure to add the e-mail address "Swedish Club of Houston" <web@swedishclub.org> to your address book, to ensure that you receive all communications sent directly from the web site!

 

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