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.
Currently DAAC offers a variety of events throughout the year as shown under 'Club Activities'
Movie Night - Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:30pm
|Due To Bad Weather We Have Changed The Date To:|
Monday, February 4, 2019
DAAC would like to invite all to our next monthly movie night
|Location||The Danish Home of Chicago
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631
|Date||Monday, February 25, 2019|
TV Series - Season 1:
Badehotellet (The Beach Hotel)
Badehotellet 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 in the years 1928-33 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.
Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive Parties ♦ Click here for Flyer
Anniversary Luncheon (with DANIA) ♦ Click here for Flyer
Movie Nights at the Danish Home ♦ Click here for Calendar with Movie Dates
Check below for our upcoming events and messages
Fastelavn - Sunday, February 24, 2019
|DAAC would like to invite all to our annual Fastelavn's party on Sunday, February 24, 2019 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.|
Please RSVP to Dorte by February 15, 2018 at (847) 772 1662 or Click here to send Dorte an email
Spring Luncheon (Påskefrokost) - Saturday, April 20, 2019
DAAC would like to invite all to our annual
Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 2019
at Al's Cafe, 43 Du Page Court in Elgin. The Luncheon starts at 12:30pm.
Please RSVP to Jan at (847) 742 6158 or Click here to send Jan an email