Welcome to the DAAC Home Page

Calendar / Membership

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Click here for our 2017 / 2018 Calendar of Events.
Click here for membership application.
For additional information call our President
Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


DAAC would like to wish you all
a Merry Christmas
and
a Happy New Year

See you in 2018

Click here for our 2017 / 2018 Calendar of Events.
Click here for pictures from the 2017 Lillejuleaften party hosted by The Danish Home
Click here for official pictures from the 2017 Lillejuleaften party hosted by The Danish Home
Click here for pictures from the 2017 Christmas Bingo party

Movie Night - Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 6:30pm

popcorn DAAC would like to invite all to our next
monthly movie night
Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 6:30pm.
We will meet at the Danish Home
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631
Click here for location.
The featured film is:
Martha
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Storyline
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.

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

Currently DAAC offers a variety of events throughout the year as shown below.

Club Activities

Christmas Party.
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
Golf Outing
Spring Luncheon. Click here for information.