Friday, September 29, 2023
26th Annual Meeting
Location: Wallinwood Springs Golf Club, 8152 Weatherwax Dr, Jenison, MI
5:30 PM (Social Hour – Cash Bar), 6:30 (Dinner)
$35 per person
SAHS will be holding its annual meeting and dinner in September.
Social Hour begins at 5:30 PM with a straight cash bar. All non-alcoholic beverages are included in the price of the dinner. Dinner will begin at 6:30. Wallinwood’s talented chef is excited to prepare a wonderful Swedish meal specially for us.
After the dinner we will have a short business meet and a presentation by our guest speaker, Rev. Craig Swanson of First Covenant Church.
Our board member Matt Nyokos and his friends will provide music.
Because this is a catered dinner, advance reservations and payments are required.
We need to provide the chef a head count, so please don’t wait until the last minute to sign up.
Register online – You may also mail cash/check to the office (SAHS, 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 12, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503).
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Swedish Reading Club: In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness.
“A page-turning adventure story that’s also a profound meditation on solitude and companionship, foreignness and home.”
—The Guardian (U.K.)
You can buy the book online at Schuler’s, or at a 20% discount in the store.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Get in the holiday spirit and volunteer to decorate the Swedish Christmas tree at Meijer Gardens! Join fellow SAHS members from 10 AM to 1 PM. Hope to see you there!