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.
2023 Fastelavn's Party
February 26, 2023 at 2:00pm
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Click here for Information about Fastelavn
Click here Pictures from the 2022 Fastelavn Party
Click here for Directions to the Knights of Columbus
2023 General Business Meeting
March 20, 2022 at 7:00pm
General Business meeting to discuss the future of the club.
Click here for Directions to the Knights of Columbus
2023 Spring Luncheon
April 15, 2022 at 12:30pm
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Click here for Information
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, January 30, 2023 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, January 30, 2023
Movie TitleOh Happy Day
A Baptist preacher from Harlem gets stranded in a provincial Danish town, after a bus accident involving his touring gospel choir. Alone amidst suspicious Danes, he teaches the local church choir to sing gospel music and touches the life of one bored housewife in particular.

Movies should make you feel something...this film delivers. Gospel music can be life changing...and in Hannah's case, it was. You will fall in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other. At times, a bit unrealistic, but, hey, it's a film of fiction. On the other hand, that gospel music gets us every time.

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