Sounds of Sweden

Cykel Turist

Sponsors: Ericsson, Hurtigruten,
Swedish Medical Center,
Brown Bear Car Wash,
Ballard Oil,
Pacific Continental Bank
2016 Auction
Sounds of Sweden: Accordions to ABBA
The Swedish Club’s annual auction—our major fundraising event of the year—takes place Saturday, May 7. We invite every member to participate in any of the following ways—or all three:
  • Volunteer
  • Donate an item
  • Attend the auction
Seats are $85 ($95 after Apr. 21), or $800 for a table of 10. For more information, call the Club at 206-283-1090 or e-mail

Individual Reservation
Table of 10
Our honorary auction chair is Marta Schee of the Swedish Women's Chorus, and our theme is “Sounds of Sweden: From Accordions to ABBA.” Singing and music are an integral part of Swedish culture, and our event will honor Sweden's contributions to the musical arts throughout the decades.

5 p.m. Silent Auction
Complimentary Sparkling Wine

6:30 p.m. Chef Food Tables and Live Auction
  • Lark Restaurant owner/chef John Sundstrom will serve an amazing dish of smoked halibut rillettes with pretzel chips and salmon caviar.
  • The Mollusk is serving oysters on the halfshell.
  • Sur La Table is serving a delicious cod dish.
  • Our chefs, Ann-Margret and Christine, will serve of smoked salmon, venison, shrimp and so much more!
  • Enjoy libations from Schooner Exact, Gård Wines and Fremont Mischief, and desserts from Larsen’s Bakery and Sweet Mickey’s candy shop.
Auction Items
Auctioneer Nelson Jay of Gavelo Auctions returns for a fun-filled evening of bidding. He'll put us at ease and remind us about our Club's mission, while getting in touch with his own Swedish roots.

  • $500 Icelandair gift certificate
  • 5-night Hurtigruten cruise
  • 8-day stay at the Mayan Palace resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2 nights at A Little Bit of Norway in Leavenworth
  • 3 nights in a lovely vacation home on Lake Samish
  • 3 nights at the Hampton Inn
  • 2-night stay in Long Beach
Swedish Club specialties
  • 4 VIP tickets to ABBA Night 2017
  • Our Board of Directors’ always-impressive wine basket
  • VIP Swedish Pancake Breakfast for 10
  • Beer for a Year in our bar
Items and services
  • Erik Friberg signed soccer ball
  • Original watercolor of a Finnish scene by Nancy Fulton
  • Fjällräven’s Kanken backpacks
  • Orrefors and Rogaska crystal bowls, vases and candy dishes
  • Fremont Gym gift basket
  • Complete detail at Chuck Olson Chevrolet
  • Cutter & Buck men’s jacket set
  • Columbia Sportswear men’s sweater
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Single-cup coffee machine
Food and drink
  • Catered dinner for 20
  • Westland Whiskey
  • Aquavit (O.P. Anderson, Aalborg and Old Ballard Liquor)
  • Baskets of beer
  • Beecher’s cheese
  • Smoked salmon
  • BBQ basket
  • Crab feast
  • Row House Café gift certificates
  • Ivar’s gift certificates
  • Pacific Science Center passes
  • Admission & dinner for 2 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
  • Aesir Meadery class
  • Seattle Underground Tour
  • EMP guest passes
  • SAM membership
  • Majestic Bay Theatre tickets
  • Taproot Theatre tickets
  • 2 grandstand seats at the 17th of May parade
We're actively gathering donations for auction items and recruiting corporate and organizational sponsors. We're grateful to have these partnerships in raising funds for the Club.

We still need individuals to donate items or volunteer to help with this year's fundraiser. If you’d like to be part of the fun of preparing for an auction, contact the Swedish Club office at 206-283-1090 or