From the Committee

2015_06_11 From the CommitteeWe had a lovely Over 50s lunch on Friday 8 May with just over 20 people present. It is always  good to catch up with friends over a good lunch however we missed both Jostein and Maggie who have left Perth for Norway and Melbourne respectively. Thank you to Nina for organising the lunch and to everyone for bringing delicious food.

On 6 June, we celebrated the Nordic National days for Iceland, Sweden and Denmark, which all fall in June, by enjoying delicious cake and bleskiver.
Thanks to Rita for being host and also a thank you to those who have offered to host a roster at Nordic House on Saturday afternoon. It is much appreciated.

We still though have many Saturdays with spots to fill. Given that more than half of respondents to the recent Nordic House survey indicated that  they would be prepared to host an afternoon at Nordic House, it really is time that some of those people actually nominated to do so. Please email Marianne at and indicate a time when you are available to be the host.

This year we will again send a small witch off to Bloksbjerg from Nordic
House on Saturday 20 June from 3.30 pm onwards. There will be hot dogs, gløgg and hot chocolate available to warm you should it be a cold day or just because you have been looking forward all year to this annual special treat. And Karen Margrethe will again be there to entertain us with the traditional St Hans music as the fire is lit. We look forward to seeing you there. Young and old are all welcome.

The next busy bee is coming up soon too, on Sunday 12 July at 9am. There are always jobs to do in and around Nordic House, so please come and help as some of the regular helpers won’t be able to attend this busy bee. Again survey respondents indicated an overwhelming support that members should help out occasionally at these busy bees so please put your words into action and come  along for a few hours on this day.

Please circle Saturday 12 September on your calendar and keep it free to attend the Association’s annual general meeting. It is vital that you, the members, attend this meeting to hear what is happening within the Association and to discuss the future directions the Association should take. Full details and documentation relating to the meeting will be sent to all members in early August.

We look forward to seeing you at some of our coming events and, as always,
appreciate any feedback you wish to share with one of your committee members.

With best regards
The Committee