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
Scandinavian Day Festival - Sunday, September 10, 2017
Visit us at the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival at the beautiful Scandinavian Park located along the Fox River in South Elgin.
The tent for various Danish organizations
is located near the Nimbus Club hotdog stand.
Click here for directions and information about the Scandinavian Day Festival.
Click here for the Scandinavian Day Festival event flyer.