Day Tramp in Skåne, Sweden

I'll be leading a day tramp in the area around Brösarp in eastern Skåne for a group called Vandrefuglerne on June 28. You're welcome to join us. The tramp will include nature reserves and Skåne's highest waterfall.

We leave by train from Copenhagen's main station, meeting there at 8.15 am by the doors facing Vesterbrogade, and return to Copenhagen in the evening.

You'll need lots of water and enough food for lunch and dinner. And remember your passport!

The deadline to say you're coming is 6 pm on June 25, though we'd like to know earlier. If you want to travel on my Jojo card, which means a price of about Dkr 250 return instead of DSBs price of Dkr 320, let me know when you say you're coming. Include your mobile phone number and email address.


Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 15.06.18 Hits: 2550 Comments: 0


The coming weekend is our camping weekend, from Thursday to Sunday (or whatever part of that you may be able to make), at Jarnavik, Sweden. Yes, it's just a few days away to Kristi Himmelfart day (10th May), then be sneaky and take Friday off, then the weekend.

If you have not signed up (on our Facebook page) and have not booked a site, no problem. There is lots of space at the campground at Jarnavik, either with or without electricity. There are also huts available. Check the website and try to navigate around the Swedish information. If you have any queries, phone Hector (Club president) on 4116 1884. If you do not have access to a car, then public transport will get you to the vicinity, and we could arrange a pickup from there, so give us a call.

Hoping to see you there
Hector Robinson
Tel. 4116 1884

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 06.05.18 Hits: 2815 Comments: 0

Latvia 22 May

We have been invited to a talk by the Latvian ambassader, Kaspars Ozolins, whose term as ambassader comes to an end this summer. The title is "Latvia on the way to first centenial: Ambassador's view after 5 years in Denmark".

The talk will be given on May 22 at 7pm in Filipskirkens Menighedssal, Kastrupvej 57, 2300 København S. It will be in English, and it will be possible to ask questions.

So they can arrange enough tables and coffee you're asked to send a mail to kirsten.gjalbaek (at) gmail.com if you want to attend.

We received the invitation through KUKS.


Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 02.05.18 Hits: 2755 Comments: 0


The Australian Embassy has as usual invited us to an Anzac Day service. This year it will be held at dawn, followed by breakfast. It is necessary to register in advance (by April 20). The link to the details is http://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/anzac.html

Later many Kiwis and Aussies go on to the Southern Cross Pub where Anzac Biscuits are served.

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 18.04.18 Hits: 2881 Comments: 0

AGM Agenda 18 April 2018

Southern Cross Club AGM 2018 18/04/18
Venue Southern Cross Pub
1. Minutes of previous meeting (SGM 24/01/18 and AGM 24/09/17)
1.1. Business arising
2. Correspondence
3. President’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Proposed changes to constitution
5.1. Clause 5 g. As decided at the last Committee Meeting, the Committee proposes to change Clause 5 g. as follows:
Nominations for officers and committee members shall be in the hands of the Secretary no later than 21 days before the AGM.
Add to the existing
Later nominations may be received if approved by a majority of the Committee.
Opportunities may be missed by insisting on nominating more than 3 weeks in advance, however we must guard against the possibility of an “ambush” at a GM ie. an orchestrated takeover that was not anticipated by the established members of the Club.
5.2. Clause 6 shall be changed by the addition of a clarification, as follows:
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall take place each calendar year by the end of May.
Add to the existing
Notice of Meeting must be communicated to members at least 5 weeks before the meeting date in order to comply with Clause 5 g. and Clause 11.
5.3. Clause 5 h. shall be changed by the addition of a clarification, as follows:
All positions in the committee are up for nomination and election at each AGM and may also be challenged at a Special General Meeting (SGM).
Add to existing
Incumbents will be automatically nominated unless notice of resignation has been received.
6. Election of New Committee
7. Events Upcoming
8. Any Other Business

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AGM AND SOCIAL GET-TOGETHER Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Hi All,

The AGM plus a general social get-together will be held on April 18, 2018.
We will meet from 1730, with the AGM starting at 1800 and finishing pretty
soon after. Then we will carry on wherever the wind takes us. Note that this
is at the Southern Cross Pub (our namesake - brothers in arms, or beer maybe).

Note that it is a non-smoking venue, we will have the upstairs section to
ourselves, happy hour bar prices, and the Club will provide a few snacks. We
can decide on dinner together - could possibly be to bring in some pizzas
(which the Pub will allow us to do).

AGENDA to come soon.

Note: We realise that this notice is coming to some of you rather late. We
have had the AGM posted on Facebook for some time, but because our website
was not functioning, we couldn't access our mailing list to send this notice
out. DanDomain have at last connected us with our database again after many
frustrating attempts to get them to sort out the problem.

We hope you will accept the late notice due to the circumstances, but if
anyone objects please let us know immediately. In that case we will find a
new date for the AGM, but still meet at the Southern Cross Pub for a social

We hope to see you there.


Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 07.04.18 Hits: 2525 Comments: 0

Upcoming Events 2018

Hi All.

Here's a list of events we're planning for 2018. Comments are welcome. And members are welcome to arrange your own events and post them on our website.

An important Special General Meeting will be held on January 24. Details have been mailed and posted.

We hope to have the odd brunch along the way. The first one will probably be in March. Keep your eyes out for postings.

The Australian Embassy normally invites both Kiwis and Aussies to an Anzac Day service.

The Southern Cross Club is hoping to organise a trip to visit Australian and New Zealand war graves in Denmark sometime close to Anzac Day.

On Ascension Weekend, May 10 to 12, we are organising a camping long weekend in Järnavik which is on the coast of Blekinge in Sweden (about 2½ hours drive from Copenhagen, or 3 3/4 hours by public transport). More details will follow.

I've (Simon) talked to quite a few members who're missing their tramping. So here's your chance:
Simon is organising a day tramp in eastern Skåne on Thursday 28 June. Bush, heath, hills, history, Skåne's highest waterfall etc etc. Details in Danish are found on vandrefuglene.dk. If you can't read Danish, contact me for details. This is a tramp arranged for another club, but you may join us.

Following the success of our last year's camping weekend we're looking for a site for this year's one.

Keep this date clear! Party time! If we can find him even Santa will be there!

Simon, on behalf of the committee

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 18.01.18 Hits: 2727 Comments: 0


Wild Kiwi Pies are celebrating NZ New Year, which is 12 hours earlier than Danish New Year. There'll be pies and pavlova, wine and beer, and the toilets will be open. Address: Toftegårds Allé 43, Valby (close to Valby Station).

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 30.12.17 Hits: 2506 Comments: 0


Membership – Clarification
Notice of Meeting - Extraordinary General Meeting

There is some confusion regarding the Club’s membership list and mailing list which we are working hard to clarify. This message supercedes any previous messages on this issue.

The Committee has called an Extraordinary General Meeting for Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 6pm.
This meeting is being called to make necessary changes to the existing constitution, as well as to socialise a little.
We welcome all members to join us for this short but important meeting, after which we plan to get some take away food and a few liquid refreshments (costs to be shared).

* If you wish to become a member OR to confirm your membership, please note the following.

1. If you are, or have been, a member of the Southern Cross Club in Denmark, please send an email to committee@southerncrossclub.dk to confirm your membership. Note that at present, there is no subscription or joining fee.
Advise us, before 10th January 2018, that you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.
State that you WILL NOT attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.

2. If you are not a member but wish to join the club, we welcome you. Please send an email to committee@southerncrossclub.dk requesting membership. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, please tell us that, otherwise please provide some supporting information outlining your connection with either Australia or New Zealand (which is required by the Club’s constitution). Note that at present, there is no subscription or joining fee.
Advise us, before 10th January 2018, that you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.
State that you WILL NOT attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.

3. If you have already clicked “Going” on the Facebook page, “Thanks” but that will NOT be enough. In accordance with the constitution, you will need to send an email as detailed in the first two options above.

4. The proposed changes to the constitution are summarised here.

Firstly, it is proposed to reduce the required number of members on the committee, reflecting the smaller membership of the club now compared with times past. This change is necessary to enable the club to function in the current conditions.

Secondly, a number of minor changes to the wording of various clauses are proposed to reflect the conditions of today, which includes such things as changes to electronic communication and financial management.

Thirdly, a number of other changes are proposed to clarify some of the Club’s functions, such as roles of the committee and committee members.

5. Further details, including the address for the meeting, will be sent to those who have been accepted as members of the Club (as per points 1 and 2 above).

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 30.12.17 Hits: 2509 Comments: 0

CHRISTMAS PARTY (edited 30 October)


WHEN Saturday 11th November 2017, 3 pm

WHERE Fuglebakkevej 49, Frederiksberg, 2000

WHO Anyone with an interested in socialising with Kiwis and Aussies, particularly if you're an expatriate from NZ or OZ. This is BOTH an adults party AND a Kids' party. Activities are being organised for the kids to better enable adults to be free to socialise.

WHAT Dinner. Includes dinner and beer/wine/soft drinks (limited quantities - if you have special tastes or specially big thirst then byo)

Kids will eat first, both little and big kids, then adults later. Little kids (under 10). Parents should bring a present for Santa to give out - should be wrapped and ready, with card (your child's name on it), max 100 kr.

Big kids (10 to 17). Activities will be organised for the afternoon and also for after dinner, which will hopefully keep all kids occupied, entertained, and out of their parents’ hair.

COST Pay by 4th Nov, adults and big kids (10 to 17 yr) 120 kr.
Early Bird Special Pay by 28 Oct, Adults and big kids 100 kr.
Little kids (u10yo) 60 kr. Little kids Early Bird (u10yo) 50 kr.

PAY Mobile pay (to Nina) 51631443. Include message with nr adults + nr big kids (10-17yo) + nr little kids (u10).

Or Bank transfer: Regr no. 3306, Account number 4777707604

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 23.10.17 Hits: 2576 Comments: 0