On November 21st, 2013, The American Club of Sweden hosted Stockholm's first Town Hall meeting with the United States Ambassador to Sweden, Mark F. Brzezinski, and a panel representing the US Embassy staff. ¬†Over 130 people attended the event held at the Hilton Hotel Slussen in Stockholm.
First, Ambassador Brzezinski gave an overview of the history and continuing importance of Swedish-American relations and highlighted the active areas of international diplomacy, growing commerce, and the collaborative partnerships in protecting the environment.
Michael Sullivan explained how Sweden and the United States are partners in anti-terrorism and how our two countries are working together, for example, in re-development and education in Afghanistan. He also underscored the shared priority between our two countries in sustainable exploration of Arctic natural resources.
Erin Butler provided insight into the scope of operations and support services she is charged with at the Embassy.
Nicholas Kuchova and Julie Snyder talked about the growing trade and business ties between the USA and Sweden. Finding the right partner for commerce is the name of the game. Did you know that the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SACC), which represents Swedish businesses in America and helps businesses find partners, is the second largest of all the EU members? True fact.
Marie Sederholm Grannelund rounded out the panel presentations explaining the different consular functions, like visas, tax and legal advice, the US Embassy offers and how to access information. It's all on the Embassy website. Check it out!
The presentations were followed by a ten minute question and answer session for those curious to know more about US-Sweden relations. The panelists and questions from the floor were moderated by Past President and Honorary Member, Peter Dahlen.
Peter Dahlen, Past President and Honorary Member, moderating the panel
U.S. Embassy Sweden panel including Ambassador Mark F. Brzezinski
Afterwards,¬†the majority of participants¬†slid over to the Hilton Hotel's bar. ¬†There they were joined by another 25 members and guests for drinks and the usual easy, stimulating, and laid back mixer that defines a classic American Club Third Thursday.
Thank you to all our participants, volunteers and sponsors!
The American Club of Sweden with friends and sponsors¬†volunteer and celebrated Thanksgiving with Stockholms Stadsmission Bost√§llet. ¬†This tradition, started six years ago by (now Honorary) Member Gary Baker, has become the Club's way of sharing Thanksgiving in a way that transcends Sweden or the United States.
We typically serve multiple seatings of guests including different parts of the building and another group after our volunteers have left for the day. ¬†It is people coming together, spreading the spirit of community service and the sentiment of the day: thankfulness for all we have.
For the last few years Germaine Thomas has held the reigns of the Thanksgiving event. ¬†She and Anna Rosvall Stuart organize all the food, volunteers and work a full day to make the event happen. ¬†Germaine deserves endless thanks for taking such good care and making this happen - thank you!
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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.
The Third Thursday of each month at Hilton Stockholm (Slussen) from 17:30-19:30.
Join members of ACS in celebrating at a traditional Christmas Concert in the beautiful Maria Magdalena Church on S√∂dermalm with the Maria Magdalena Chamber Choir after a pre-mingle, 22nd December 2013
Looking for a break from the pre-Christmas rush to remember the true spirit of the holiday season? Join ACS members and guests for the magnificent Christmas Concert at Maria Magdalena Church at Slussen. Warm up with us at the nearby Hilton Slussen before the concert with a hot cup of gl√∂gg and ginger snaps. Don‚Äôt miss this concert which was a great success last year!
On Sunday, February 2nd (and into the morning of February 3rd!), members and guests of The American Club of Sweden will be watching the Super Bowl!
In cooperation with the Swedish American Football Federation (SAFF), IFAF World Championship Stockholm2015.org and TV10, we are happy to welcome you all to a Super Bowl Party at Clarion Sign.