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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.

 
Christmas Traditions Print

Christmas Traditions
Please join us in celebrating
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions
featuring Lucia and her Procession
on Saturday December 2, 2017
at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston (same venue as last year!)

Church parking is limited and street parking is metered until 6 p.m (the meter fee can be paid with cash or credit card);  but we are allowed to park in the Houston Community College lots on Holman and Francis streets.

3:30 PM - Lucia attendands / Star boys arrive
4:00 PM - Doors open to the public
4:30 PM - Lucia Procession
5:00 PM - Reception and Raffle

Dances around the Christmas tree will also be part of the festivities, as well as some traditional refreshments and music.

CALLING ALL ATTENDANTS AND STAR BOYS! Young people are always needed to be part of the program: boys (5-15) to be star boys, and girls (5-20) to be Lucia attendants.

God Jul och Gott Nytt År!

 
IKEA Volunteer Opportunity Print

IKEA has invited the Swedish Club of Houston to its next volunteer event with BEAR (Be A Resource for Kids in CPS), Thursday December 7, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm.

BEAR is a non-profit organization that provides emergency goods and services directly to children under the care of Child Protective Services (CPS) in Harris County. Activities will include toy organization, CPS wish list shopping, and load-out of gifts.  Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers.

This event is open to all of IKEA’s friends and family -- that’s us! Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and if under 16 accompanied by an adult chaperone. The warehouse is located at 630 W. 6th Street.  The warehouse space is not climate controlled, so volunteers are advised to dress in clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes.

There is no RSVP process; just let the IKEA rep (Carlos Mier) know that you heard about this opportunity through the Swedish Club of Houston! Carlos will be there throughout the whole event. It is a relatively short volunteer window so it is recommend that volunteers arrive about 10-15 minutes early in order to fill out the organization’s paperwork (1 waiver of liability).

 
Mobile Passport Station Print

The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.

The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March 20 - 22, 2018. To request an appointment please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (713) 953-1417

You need to provide the following information for your reservation:

  • Full name of all applicants
  • Personal Number (personnummer) or coordination number
  • Resident status in the U.S.
  • Swedish passport expiration date
  • Daytime phone number and email address
  • Preferred time and date
  • Deposit of $ 50 per applicant by check or credit card payment. This will be deducted from the total charge.

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your old Swedish Passport
  • Other ID such as US Driver’s license
  • Visa or Green Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization if you are a US citizen
  • Remaining payment of $ 125 by credit card, check or cash. Total charge is $ 175 including fedex fee.

For Children please bring:

 
Cards & Flowers Committee Print

Are you aware of any "life" events that a member or friend of the Club may be experiencing (i.e. illness, birth, marriage, death, etc.)? If so, be sure to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that we can send an acknowledgement!

 
Sweden and America Magazine Print

Sweden & America is a joint quarterly publication of The Swedish American Center in Karlstad, Sweden, and the Swedish Council of America in Minneapolis, MN.  Since we are an SCA affiliate, our members can receive a one-year subscription to Sweden & America for only $10 – half the normal subscription price.  If you are interested, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Test your Knowledge of Literature Print

Question: What do the following all have in common?

  • I Was Prepared, by Justin Case
  • The Numbers Game, by Cal Q. Later
  • Deep in Debt, by Owen A. Lott
  • Favorite Swedish Recipes, by the Swedish Club of Houston

Answer: They are all books that were never written! Of course, there is ample reason why the first three were never written... but there's only one reason why the last one wasn't: we don't have enough of your favorite Swedish recipes!

Send your favorites to Karen Wolz
(be sure to substitute "@" for " (at) " and "." for " (dot) " before sending)!

 
Friends of Lucia Print

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:

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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.

 

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