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.
Click here for the detailed history about DAAC.
Click here for historical DAAC pictures..
Currently DAAC offers a variety of events throughout the year as shown under 'Club Activities'
Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive Parties - Click here for information.
Lego and Hotdog night - Click here for information.
Fastelavn's Party - Click here for information about Fastelavn.
Anniversary Party (with DANIA)
Movie Nights at the Danish Home
Spring Luncheon. Click here for information.
Check below for our upcoming events and messages
Calendar / Membership
Latest Pictures to View and Download
Click here for pictures from the 2017 Christmas Bingo party.
Click here for pictures from the 2017 Lillejuleaften party.
Click here for official pictures from the 2017 Lillejuleaften party.
Click here for pictures from the 2017 Lego Event.
Click here for pictures from the 2017 Fastelavn Party.
Click here for pictures from the 2016 Christmas Party.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
DAAC would like to wish you all
Movie Night - Monday, January 29, 2018 at 6:30pm
DAAC would like to invite all to our nextmonthly movie night
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 6:30pm.
We will meet at the Danish Home
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631
Click here for directions.
The featured film is:
A great cult comedy that was probably ahead of its time. A beloved movie among danish sailors. Martha is a very old and very rusty freight steamer, sailing in the Mediterranean, almost forgotten by the danish shipping line. The crew takes advantage of this, leading a very comfortable and luxurious life on board. Not without financial problems though. One day the ships owner suddenly needs to sail on her. He is a very old school and disciplined person and certainly not satisfied with the state of the ship and the crew. But the crew shows their worth when they have to fight for the survival of their beloved old steamer.
Fastelavn - Sunday, February 18, 2018
|DAAC would like to invite all to our annual Fastelavn's party on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at The Knights of Columbus in Arlington Heights from 2:00PM to 5:00PM. We will be making Fastelavns Ris, having a costume parade (we will judge and find the best costume), 'Slå Katten af Tønden' (we have REAL barrels imported from Denmark again this year!). Fastelavns boller, Coffee and Juice will be served.|
Spring Luncheon (Påskefrokost) - Saturday, April 28, 2018
DAAC would like to invite all to our annual
Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 28, 2018
at Al's Cafe, 43 Du Page Court in Elgin. The Luncheon starts at 12:30pm.