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Friends of Lucia 2014

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1 Jun 2014


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Our Partners


Consulate General of Sweden



One of the objectives and goals of the Swedish Club of Houston is to locate and join together people interested in Swedish heritage (Swedes, Swedish descendants, and others) in the Houston area, primarily through informal events and get-togethers, social as well as cultural.

The Club currently counts just under 120 members who meet at various events throughout the year, such as the annual Pea Soup and Pancakes supper, Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party), Valborgsmässoafton (Bonfire), Smörgåsbord, and Christmas Traditions/Lucia program, as well as special events centered around cultural happenings.

To become a member, click here to fill out an online membership form.

Swedish Films at 14 Pews

The following Swedish films will be shown at a small independent movie theater called 14 Pews, located at 800 Aurora St (in the Heights).

The screenings are free of charge.

  • August 29th September 8th September 29th @ 7PM – Palme
  • August 30th September 15th @ 7PM – Big Boys Gone Bananas!
  • August 31st September 22nd @ 7PM – TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

For more information see

Application for Lucia Candidates, Lucia Attendants, and Star Boys
Lucia Photo
Name: ______________________
Address: ____________________
Telephone: ( ___ ) _____________
Date of Birth: _________________

For Lucia applicants only: In addition to the above, all Lucia applicants must also:

  • write an essay describing their Swedish heritage and special interests, and
  • include a current photograph with their application.
Applications must be postmarked by October 13, 2014 to:
The Swedish Club of Houston
c/o Marie Teahen
23114 San Salvador
Katy, Texas 77494

Reconnecting with our seafaring roots

Many Swedes (indeed, many Scandinavians in general) have deep seafaring roots.  What better way to reconnect with your seafaring roots than by joining the Swedish Club of Houston for a three-hour sail aboard the Blue Marlin, a 38' sailboat berthed in Kemah, on Saturday September 27!

Two time slots are available; either 2-5 pm (3 seats remaining) or 5:30-8:30 pm (4 seats remaining) Times will be confirmed as the date gets closer).  The price is $35 per person, and there is a limit of 12 persons per cruise -- so if one time slot fills up faster than the other, some folks will be asked to switch time slots.

Click here to reserve your spot online (reservations are not confirmed until payment is received in full)!

Dues Notice for 2014

Please don't delay, send in your renewal check today!!

Family $35
Individual $25
Student / Au pair $10 (fall-spring)

Make check payable to: The Swedish Club of Houston

Click here to fill out an online renewal form.

Paul Lennart Sundquist, 1944-2014

Paul Lennart Sundquist passed away on August 29th, 2014. He was born on August 28th, 1944 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to Lennart and Emelia Sundquist. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gudrun M. Sundquist, his son, Stephen F. Sundquist, and two sisters, Dorothy Cook, and Louise Sundquist. Paul served proudly for 25 years in the U.S. Army and later worked for the USPS. He will be laid to rest at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, in Houston, Texas on September 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fisher House Foundation or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Friends of Lucia

As everyone knows, Continental Airlines is no more (and, as a result, we have lost our sponsor of Lucia's airfare from Houston to Sweden). Thus, it becomes incumbent upon the members of the Club to step up and donate to support the long-standing tradition of the Club of sending its Lucia to Sweden. A number of sponsorship levels are available:

Sponsorship Level


News Flash

From here, click on the Sweden Today  link to sign up for a free weekly email newsletter based on Sweden Today  resources, xoxosweden and Nordstjernan - the Swedish Newspaper of America.


Be sure to add the e-mail address "Swedish Club of Houston" <> to your address book, to ensure that you receive all communications sent directly from the web site!