The Association is organising a number of events over the next couple of months. You can see the details on our Coming Events page.
Danish Biometric Passport Mobile Unit to visit WA – Monday 9th October
Waffles and Stories with Nina and Haldor – Saturday 14th October)
Social BBQ – Saturday 21st October 2017
World of Food Festival – Sunday 19th November
Swedish Christmas Markets – Sunday 26th November 2017
Nordic House Christmas Lunch – Friday 1st December 2017
Children’s Christmas Party – Sunday 3rd December 2017
Christmas Church Service – Monday 18th December 2017
Time, venue and other details are shown on the Coming Events page.
The Scandinavian Association is celebrating Sankt Hans at Nordic House (25 Melvin Avenue, Thornlie) on Saturday 24th June, starting at 3pm.
Come and participate in this wonderful event.
There will be hotdogs, gløgg, hot chocolate and soft drinks for sale.
And bonfire, snogbrød, marshmallows and music to enjoy.
The Association has received the following letter from the Danish Consulate General:
The Embassy in Canberra along with the Consulate General in Sydney would like your help in spreading the word about an issue that could affect Danish-Australian couples who had children before 1 September 2015. If the children were born outside Australia and acquired Australian citizenship by descent before 1 September 2015, there is a risk that the Danish citizenship was lost when Australian citizenship was acquired by descent. Therefore, we cannot issue Danish passports to these individuals, until their case has been tried with the Danish Nationality Division under the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.
We have published a page on our website with information about this issue. In English: http://australien.um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/documents-and-fees/danish-citizenship and in Danish: http://australien.um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/dokumenter-og-gebyrer/dansk-statsborgerskab.
In cooperation with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Danish Nationality Division, we have described the legal aspects of the issue as well as the process that the affected individuals have to follow before a new Danish passport can be issued.
The process the affected individuals have to go through will probably take around 1-1½ years in total before the Nationality Division has made a decision. Should the Nationality Division find that the Danish citizenship was lost, the individual can then – and only then – reacquire Danish citizenship by declaration towards the State Administration. This is the very last possible step of the process. As you may be aware from when the new law on dual citizenship was introduced on 1 September 2015, the option of reacquiring Danish citizenship by declaration, if it had been lost prior to 1 September 2015 due to the individual acquiring a foreign citizenship, is only possible for a five year period until 31 August 2020. Therefore, it is important that this information reaches as many of the affected individuals as possible before this window closes. Since the process can take up to 18 months in total, suddenly 2020 isn’t far away and that is why we need your help in spreading the word to all the Danes in your network.
If you have any questions regarding the above or the information on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.
With kind regards
GITTE JOHANSSON / SYDGKL@UM.DK
CONSULAR OFFICER / SYDNEY
THE DANISH CONSULATE GENERAL, SYDNEY
LEVEL 33, 1 O’CONNELL STREET / SYDNEY N.S.W. 2000
TEL: +61 (2) 9247 2224 / FAX: +61 2 9251 7504
There will be a social barbecue at Nordic House (25 Melvin Avenue, Thornlie) on Saturday 18 March.
The barbecue commences at 17.30.
The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non members, free for small children, half price for bigger children.
The price includes dinner and dessert, tea and coffee. There will be soft drink and juice boxes to buy and BYO alcohol.
Please book in with Marianne either by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0401169853 no later than 16/3/2017.
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Fastelavn er mit navn, boller vil jeg have, hvis jeg ingen boller får, så laver jeg ballade……!
Fastelavn is a traditional Danish celebration, which has its origins in an old heathen custom. It is a carnival much loved by children who get to dress up in costume and to hit a wooden barrel specially made for the occasion and decorated with black cats.
Please join us at Nordic House at 3pm on Sunday 19 February for Fastelavn this year. Children can come dressed up if they wish.
The children will hit the barrel first, then we will all enjoy tea, coffee and Fastelavns buns.
The Danish Biometric Passport Mobile Unit will be in Perth on Thursday 20 October to enable Danish citizens in WA to renew their Danish passports in accordance with the new biometric guidelines.
To make an appointment, please contact the Danish Consultate in Perth.
Contact details (email is preferred)
Telephone hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Mobile: 0418 955 949
Skype: 0418 955 949
At the AGM 13th August Nina stepped down as treasurer but unfortunately no one has come forth to take over the position.
Nina has kindly agreed to continue on an interim basis until 1st November when she is going away on an extended holiday and no longer will be able to do the job as treasurer.
The task is not an onerous one. Someone with flair for numbers and basis computer skills will be able to do the job without any problems. Nina is on hand to provide the new treasurer with a throughout handover and advice. The committee can also provide support and help to the role.
It is vital for the Association to have a treasurer so please consider if this is how you can contribute to the Association and, if so, please contact Nina on 9245 8768 with your nomination, questions or queries.
Thank you to the members who came to the AGM 13th August. It was a lovely afternoon shared.
A date for the Swedish Club Christmas Bazaar has yet to be set.
Sunday 21st August was the date set for our busy bee. The weather was not particularly friendly but some garden work and general house work was completed. Thank you to the members who turned up to help.
Please note that all future credit card payments will be subject to a surcharge of 2% to cover bank fees.
Your library is looking good after its overhaul and it is ready and waiting for you to use it.
Niels and Lyn Dahl did such a fantastic job at organising our quiz night in July that by popular demand they have agreed to organise another for us on 19th November.
Get together and arrange a table of bright heads and bring along some wine and table snacks to keep your strength up during the many rounds of awesome questions to test your general knowledge as well as your knowledge about cultural, history, geography etc. See you there.
The Scandinavian Association is turning 50 in October. It was formed in 1966 and since its formation has been a place where many friendships have been formed and where Scandinavians gather to celebrate what it means to be Scandinavian.
We are celebrating this special event at Miss Maud’s Restaurant with a buffet smorgasbord lunch Sunday 23rd October from 12 pm onwards.
Cost will be $50 per person, one drink included in the price, $25 for Children (4-13 inclusive) and $ 55 for non-members.
To book for this event please contact Nina via email email@example.com or phone her on 9245 8768 between 9 am and 9.30 pm.