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'

Club Activities

Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive PartiesClick here for Flyer
Anniversary Luncheon (with DANIA)Click here for Flyer
Movie Nights at the Danish HomeClick here for Calendar with Movie Dates
Golf Outing
Check below for our upcoming events and messages

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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

See you in 2019

Click here for our 2018 / 2019 Calendar of Events
Click here for pictures from the 2018 Christmas party

Christmas Party 2018

We had an excellent Christmas Party at The Knights of Columbus in Arlington Heights. Around 60 people had a great time and enjoyed dinner, raffle, folk dancing, dancing around the Christmas tree and a surprise visit of Santa.

A big thank to Dorte Strobel, Bent Hansen, Jan and Kris Glintborg, Mark Nussle, Kathi and Johannes Smits as well as Santa who took time off from his busy schedule.

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.

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.

Movie Night - Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

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
DateMonday, January 28, 2019
1989 Academy Award Winner:
Pelle Erobreren
(Pelle the Conqueror)
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden.

Calendar / Membership

For additional information call our President
Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667