Year of the Roof
Our current roof is overdue for replacement, and it can’t wait any longer. Our classic building and enjoyable events would look very different if we couldn’t keep the rain off of them. We’ve raised $89,000 so far, but we need to keep adding to that total in order to install the new roof in summer 2014. Gifts are tax deductible. You can donate money; host a fundraising party in your home (we’ll help); pitch in at one of our fundraising events, such as the annual auction; or come up with your own creative ideas.

Help replace our roof
In Memoriam
Former Swedish Club Board Member Susan Holmberg has passed away in Sweden of a brain tumor. A second-generation Swedish American, Susan formerly taught Swedish at the Club. She held a doctorate in political science from the UW, and taught politics and media at Mid-Sweden University in Sundsvall for 13 years after moving there.

Scholarship Winners Announced
The Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships announces the following award winners for the 2014 scholarship competition:

Bert Hagg Award #1 ($3,500)
Sophia Wagner, Auburn Mountainview High School

Bert Hagg Award #2 ($3,500)
Sophia Knudson, Shorecrest High School

Erik Strand Award #1 ($3,500)
Alisha Meherally, Newport High School

Erik Strand Award #2 ($3,500)
Hang Bui, Renton High School

Fern and Sven Halgren Award ($3,500)
Eric Xu, Eastlake High School

Josef Oscarsson Award ($1,500)
Caitlin Chinn, Newport High School
Freedom of the Press
Enjoy a free digital issue of the revamped Swedish Press, the only monthly magazine in North America for all things Swedish. Stay up to date on Swedish news, culture, lifestyle, business and traditions all in full color. Check it out today—and if you like what you see, subscribe!
Are You in the Book?
Our new Membership Directory is here! With names and phone numbers of all current members, plus business listings, it's the perfect way to get in touch with those nice folks you saw at the pancake breakfast, or find the right bakery for Swedish goodies. Copies available, to members only, for $5 if you pick them up at the Club. If you want it mailed (add $4 for postage), please call the office at (206) 283-1090.
Past scholarship recipients Brittany Lewis, Emilia Sternberg and Stephen Swanson.
Support a Scholarship
Donate to our scholarship fund and support a student studying Swedish language and culture in the UW Scandinavian Studies department. Invest in the future of Swedish-American cultural exchange.


Friday, Aug 1. First Friday Jazz. Redshift plays Happy Hour. Dave Bristow (piano), Kurt Bischoff (drums) and Neil Conaty (bass) share a lifetime of professional musical experience. Their repertoire spans a variety of styles: original material, swing, Latin, blues, ballads and fusion. 7:30 p.m.

We can't always guarantee that there will be a fully restored, shiny classic Volvo in our parking lot, but we can guarantee that if you visit the Swedish Club on the first Sunday of the month, from September to June, between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., you'll encounter the best Swedish pancakes this side of Stockholm—and Bengt will be there to open the door for you. Live music and dancing, lingonberries, the works. $9 guests, $7 Club members, $5 children 5–12.

P.S. In the event that you can't join us for pancakes, you can always try our recipe for yourself at home. Oh, and it took us a while to catch on, but apparently blogging about our pancakes is something of a local obsession. Believe us, these are great pancakes—but if you don't believe us, perhaps you'll believe Joey Veltkamp, the Seattle Times and Seattle P-I, KCTS 9, the Seattle Weekly (not once but twice), FlavBlog, Culinary Fool, Findwell, or eight out of nine reviewers at Yelp.
Fridays. Viking Film Series. History buff and SC Board member Larry Johnson leads us through an every-Friday series of various Viking films. 5:45 p.m. For the summer, we're watching "The Vikings" PBS series.

Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Fall Swedish Language Classes Are Coming! The Swedish Club offers Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Fall session starts in early October. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 1–2. Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar. Three floors of Scandinavian crafts, gifts, baked goods, music, entertainment, and fun! Smörgås, pea soup, waffles and meatballs on Saturday, Swedish pancakes on Sunday. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. both days. Download the application to host a vendor table. Or attend to get an early start on holiday shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends. $1 admission.

Founded in Seattle in 1892, the Swedish Club has grown to become a center of Scandinavian activities in the Pacific Northwest. Our members are not only Swedes and other Scandinavians, but people of many cultural backgrounds. Learn more about membership.

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Smörgås sandwiches, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
What’s Cooking at the Club?
Our smörgås sandwiches are prepared with fresh bakery-style bread, homemade lox and other tempting toppings. Meanwhile, Ann-Margret serves up amazing Swedish entrees and desserts during Happy Hour. Come by the Club for lunch (starting at 12 noon) or dinner!

Speak Like a Swede
Our Swedish language classes meet weekly. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. Print out your registration form and mail it in. Most classes are $99 ($79 for members).

It's Happening Here
Tired of marking your calendar for Swedish Club events? Now you don't have to! Just visit our new Calendar page for another convenient way to keep up on what's happening. You can still visit our Events page for details on any upcoming event. If you know of something we should add,
Culinary Kudos
It seems that every time the Swedish Club is mentioned in local media, it has something to do with food and drink. Not that we're complaining. Seattle Metropolitan lauded us for offering the city's best Swedish happy hour, and the the Ballard News-Tribune liked it too. The Seattle Weekly found some nice things to say about our smörgås sandwiches and gave a blow-by-blow account of our pea soup challenge, while the P-I reported on our Swedish meatball cook-off. And of course, our pancake breakfasts have gotten so much attention, they're practically a PR campaign unto themselves.

Are You Needin' News from Sweden?
Hit The Swedish Wire any time you want to catch up on events between the border and the Baltic. And for a weekly report on Swedish business, economy, politics and other news, you can subscribe to The Swedish Wire’s newsletter.

If you'd rather listen to your news, try Radio Sweden. And if you're missing your Swedish TV, it's online at SVT Play, or you can get a free set-top box from SVT.