Dear Members of American-Danish Business Council
As 2017 gets underway and winter turns to spring, it is with great pleasure to share this ADBC Newsletter with you.
In this issue you can read about a fundraising event we hosted last week in the residence to support the Danish Chef Claus Meyer’s social development program. The evening was a great success. I believe that supporting programs to help people in need while promoting meaningful events for ADBC members, is incredibly rewarding.
This will not be the only charity event we hold this year. In June ADBC will host a reception to support a group of wounded Danish veterans who will be attending the “2017 Warrior Week” in Virginia Beach, VA. The week-long program will be full of activities that challenge them physically and mentally. You can read more about this exciting week and the ADBC reception in the newsletter.
This year we have also re-established the Congressional Friends of Denmark Caucus in the 115th Congress. This caucus provides an excellent platform to promote and strengthen the commercial ties between Denmark and the United States which I am certain is of great benefit to all ADBC members. An event is already planned for May 18. I hope that you will join me then by celebrating our strong Danish–American ties with a tasting of Danish beers and food and an opportunity to meet the members of the Caucus.
Finally, I would like to invite you to our upcoming “Danish Heritage Night” on March 14 at the Washington Capitals hockey game against the Minnesota Wild at Verizon Center. The night will recognize Lars Eller, a Danish player on the Caps’ team, as well as night of exciting hockey. You can find more information on how to attend in this newsletter.
These are just some of the upcoming events for ADBC members. I look forward to seeing you at these and other events this year. I am sure that 2017 will be another productive and fruitful year for ADBC. We are off to a great start!
Ambassador Lars Lose