The Southern Cross Club is a social club for Aussies and Kiwis living in Denmark.
Our goal is provide our members with a network, organise get-togethers and events where we, as a club,
can have some fun and keep in touch with what's going on downunder.
If you're a Kiwi or an Aussie living here in, or on your way to, Denmark,
you're welcome to keep an eye on what's going on here on our website - but we'd rather you joined :-)
The membership fee (both single and family) is pretty reasonable really,
and we'll not only keep you up to date on our social events, but you'll also be entitled to discounts.
Basically it comes down to your level of participation - like all things - and how much
you are willing to enjoy the club and the activities we organise.
By signing up you'll be able to meet people from home,
share your wisdom throughout our community as well as receive our regular
club emails with the latest in club news and events.
We ask that our members pay a subscription. Singles 100 kr, Family or Couples 180 kr and members from Funen,
Jutland and Sweden 75 kr.
This covers our basic costs for the administration of the Club including newsletters,
internet and supplements to some of our events. We also ask that our members get involved in our activities and
maybe inspire and motivate us to other activities.
All monies to The Club should be paid to the Clubs account
registration number 1551 account number 3046613.
Just a short reminder, that it is not too late to register your attendance (sounds a bit formal :-)) at the SCC General Meeting this Sunday, 27th November, from 1430, at Mark and Lotte's, Bernstorffsvej 5, 2900 Hellerup.
Thus far, we have had positive replies from 5 members, so I'm rather hoping that a few more of you can make it, as it would be great to breathe new life into the Club, if at all possible.
So double check those calendars - maybe the out-laws can wait another week? Maybe the lawn-mowing can wait until next year? Maybe the kids don't really want you shouting at the soccer referee from the sidelines after all?
Hope to see a good and enthusiastic turnout on Sunday.
Mark Rogers - SCC Denmark Chairman
As I'm sure you all know by know, every year on the evening of the 23rd of June, all over Denmark witches are burnt on bonfires.
To commemorate the occasion, the Danes, true to their viking roots, celebrate by grilling assorted meat over a strange black substance called charcoal, until such point as the meat on the grill closely resembles the charcoal underneath, then it is eaten with great relish (and tomato sauce, remoulade, etc.).
It's been a few years now since the SCC had a Sankt Hans do, so we thought we should that this year we should join in.
As is often the case, we will be holding the event at Mark and Lotte's, on Saturday the 25th of June, from 1700 / kl. 17 / 5 p.m. (please email or FB message for the address, if you don't know it already)
The food format will be the usual SCC rules, where we would ask everyone to bring their own choice of meat for the barbie (we use a substance that gives a clean blue flame, called gas....), plus a bowl of salad or a dessert to share. Also, should there be any consumers of alcohol among us (it has been known on occasions), if they could bring their own favourite beverage, that would be marvellous (we will have an esky / chully-bun with ice in, to keep them cold).
The club will supply soft drinks / water / juice (for the kids, obviously), some sausages and hot dog buns (again for the kids, as I'm sure you guessed), a fire, trampoline, swings, small swimming pool, hot tub, slip'n'slide (yes, I am old enough to remember them), and some chairs. Obviously, if the usual downpour happens, we'll be able to take shelter inside instead.
If any kids or adults would like to use the pool or hot tub, bathers / swimmers / cozzies / togs and a towel would be a good idea - but a short plea to the menfolk - please refrain from smuggling budgies into the garden.....
Please let us know if you can come, along with how many adults and kids in your party (so we know how many snags to buy, and if we need to score some extra chairs for the evening) - RSVP by Thursday the 23rd of June.
Looking forward to seeing as many old and new members as possible (and hoping that the weather holds)
Just a quick update about the SCC Sankt Hans barbie on the 25th of June - as some of you are no doubt aware, ex-club president and current treasurer, Dave McKenzie, is after more years in DK than he cares to remember, or indeed admit to, moving back to the land of the long white cloud - that's right folks, the lure of grandkids, steinlager and a full NZ pension proved too much to resist!
So the Sankt Hans party is now also officially a farewell event for Dave, so I hope we can manage a good turnout to see him off.
We'll also be looking for another treasurer, so if anyone would like to volunteer until such time as we can pull our collective fingers out and have a proper AGM, please let me know.
So until the 25th, be safe and watch out for those witches - they're a bit nervy at this time of year.......
Chairman, Southern Cross Club, Denmark
There will be no Café Evening in June. Our next one will be on July 8 at Floras Kaffebar, Blågårdsgade 27, 2200 Copenhagen N at 6.30pm.
There will be a Sankt Hans Grill at Mark and Lotte's on Saturday 25 June. Details will follow.
The next Café Evening is at Floras on Blågårds Plads, København N. They offer coffee, beer, food and more. Someone from the committee will be there at 6.30pm. Come along! Easiest public transport is bus 5A or metro to Forum. There's plenty of bicycle parking!