Introduction to DAAC

The Danish American Athletic Club (DAAC) was founded by a group of Danish immigrants in 1922 and is patterned after similar organizations in Denmark.
The objectives for which the DAAC is originally formed is to act as a center for preserving and uphold Danish culture in America through maintaining classes in the Danish language, gymnastics, folk dance and other cultural subjects as required or needed for the purpose of strengthening the bonds between residents of Danish descent in America. The objective is also to further expand the cultural relations with other Scandinavian ethnic groups in the United States and to act as a source of information in academic studies of the cultural impact of Danish immigration to the United States of America. Any person interested in the "objectives" of the DAAC are eligible for membership, but must be sponsored by a member in good standing.

Club Activities

2022 Movie Nights at the Danish Home Starting again on 9/26/2022 at 6:30pm.
2022 Christmas Party
December 3, 2022 at 6:00pm
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Click here Pictures from the 2021 Christmas Party
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2022 Gløgg and æbleskive Party
December 12, 2022 at 7:00pm
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2023 Fastelavn's Party
February 19, 2023 at 2:00pm
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2023 General Business Meeting
March 20, 2022 at 7:00pm
General Business meeting to discuss the future of the club.
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2023 Spring Luncheon
April 15, 2022 at 12:30pm
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Click here for directions to Al's Café & Creamery
2022 Golf Outing Date to be announced
Click here Pictures from the 2020 DAAC and Danish Home Golf Outing

Movie Night - Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:30pm

DAAC would like to invite all to our next movie night
LocationThe Danish Home of Chicago
5656 N. Newcastle Av.
Chicago, IL 60631
DateMonday, October 24th, 2022
TV Series - Season 4:
Badehotellet (The Beach Hotel)
Episodes 25 and 26
Badehotellet (The Beach Hotel) is the story about the guests and staff at a beach hotel by the North Sea sand dunes. At the heart of the story is the lives of three young people, the chambermaid Fie, the merchant's daughter Amanda, and the local fisherman Morten. Their fates are intertwined, and their stories are about emancipating themselves from the plans other people have made on their behalf, the attempts on social ascent, and about losing and finding oneself on the way. The series is inspired by the way of life at the many seaside hotels of the past, and reflects our own time with its mixture of financial crisis, denial, and dreams of happiness. The story takes place starting in the 1928 where the world is falling apart. The characters will go through tears and laughter in the captivating journey that takes place as times change from optimism to crisis. It's a multi-plot-series that dynamically shifts between upstairs and downstairs, and between seriousness and humour.

Calendar / Membership

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Click here for our 2022 / 2023 Calendar of Events Click here for Membership Application For additional information call our President
Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667