In the 1950's and 60's many Danish immigrants, mainly dairy, business and craftsmen, settled in the Los Angeles and Orange Counties. A need for Danish Clubs quickly emerged for the Danes to enjoy social events together. Soon many Danish Clubs were established and most Danes have enjoyed various lunches, dances, and Christmas celebrations together. Vi har det hyggeligt når vi Danske og Amerikanske er sammen. Åh ja, vi snakker da også Dansk, eller "Danglish" som nogen kaller det.
The Danish National Committee of Southern California (DNC) was formed to coordinate the activities of the various Danish Clubs. The DNC board consists of representatives from all the member clubs and meets four times a year. DNC currently has 12 member clubs from the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, and 1 each from Iowa and Nebraska. DNC maintains a calendar listing the meetings and events hosted by each club to avoid having several events on the same dates. Each club has its own purpose and celebrates its Danish roots and traditions in unique ways. Details about each club, including meeting and contact info, can be found under the Member Tab. In addition to the details about our member clubs we have included information and links to other Danish Clubs, Institutions and Organizations that are not members of DNC under the Links tab.
The main event hosted by DNC where all the member clubs participate takes place every year in early June when DNC celebrates the Danish Constitution Day with a GrundlovsFest Picnic. At the picnic DNC proudly awards scholarships to young people of Danish decent. Please see further information about the picnic under the Events tab, and the Scholarship application process under the About Us tab.
Every year The Danish National Committee celebrates the Danish Constitution Day, Grundlovs Dag, with a Picnic where Danes from all of Southern California gathers for a day of delicious food, fun and comradery.
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353 Oak Knoll Dr
Glendora, CA 91741
Glendora, California 91722, United States