Chicago Midwest Rebild Chapter

Gala Dinner Information

We Thank Our Gala Dinner Sponsors
Chicago Midwest Rebild Chapter
Dania Society of Chicago
Danish American Athletic Club
Royal Danish Guards Society
Mellemstaternes Garderforening
Irma & Peter Orum
Midwest Groundcovers
Midwest Trading
Lutz Austemeier/IPI
Hanne & Gene Beube
Bien Newspaper
Dania Ladies Society
Danish Brotherhood Lodge #35
Danish Old Settlers Society
Danish Sisterhood Dagmar Lodge #4
Kirsten's Danish Bakery
Niels Liltorp/Tomex Foods, Inc.
Paul Pedersen/Pedersen Company
Bente & Lars Rasmussen
Eva & Ole Sindberg
Peter Terkildsen/Fredonia
The Chatham Group, LLC
The Danish Home of Chicago
The Danish Immigrant Museum
The Danish Pioneer Newspaper
Suzanne & Louis Wodka
Womens Auxiliary - Danish Home
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Gala Schedule

6:15 - 7:15 PM:
Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar) in Mahogany Room I-III
Honor Guard presented by “Mellemstaternes Garderforening”
Entertainment by two Royal Guard Musicians from Denmark
Jesper Herzberg & Anders Hesselund Sørensen
Danish & American Music by the Fox Valley Concert Band

Mahogany Room IV-VII
Master of Ceremonies: U.S. Rebild Vice President Peter Orum
Welcome by Chicago Midwest Rebild Chapter President Al Iversen
Flag Ceremony and Playing of the National Anthems
National Anthems Led By Tina Winther
Champagne Toast to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II
by "Mellemstaternes Garderforening" President Peter Diessel
Invocation by Pastor Karen E. Knutson

First Course
Greetings from Rebild National President Karl K. Nielsen
Brief Entertainment by 2 Royal Guard Musicians from Denmark
Greetings from Royal Danish Guard Society President Maj. Gen. Jan B. Andersen

Welcome from Schaumburg, IL Village President Al Larson
Greetings from Consul General Jakob Andersen,
Consulate General of Denmark, Chicago
Greetings from Danish Immigrant Museum
Executive Director John Mark Nielsen, Elk Horn, Iowa

Unveiling of the Rebild 100th Anniversary Poster
by Danish Artist & Designer Per Arnoldi

Signed Posters will be available for purchase after the unveiling.
Acknowledgements and Presentation of Plaques & Awards

Dancing to the Lakes Area Swing Band

Menu for the Gala Dinner

Smoked Salmon on Corn and Potato Cake
Foie Gras Mousse on Brioche
Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Pesto on Baguette Potato Leek Soup with Chive Oil
Spring Lettuce with Sliced Pears, Goat Cheese,
Toasted Hazelnuts and Spiced Lemon Vinaigrette
Whole Wheat and White Dinner Rolls with Butter Pan Roasted California White Sea Bass with Rice Pilaf OR
Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with Demi Glaze, Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans and Carrots for Vegetables accompanies both Entrees Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote and Mint Leaf

The Team behind the Local Banquet / Gala Dinner

Co-Chairmen Paul Pedersen & Peter Diessel
Carol Vashinko
Hanne & Gene Beube
Bente & Lars Rasmussen
Jackie Hoyer
Johannes Smits
Linda & Elsa Steffensen
Nicolai Schousboe
Esther & Jimmie Sorensen
Howard Johnson
Event Treasurer Nora Bogehegn
Photographer Tom Mulick
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