Welcome to the Swedish Club of Sarasota!
Since the late 1980’s the Swedish Club of Sarasota has been a thriving place for Swedish culture. The club’s 25th Anniversary was recently (2013) celebrated at world famous Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Marie’s old home called the Mansion. It turned out to be a Gala event with great food, Swedish music and local celebrity, troubadour, revue artist and songwriter Owe Thörnquist.
The club’s mission is to preserve Swedish heritage, and to promote the Swedish culture in the U.S. In an effort to accomplish that, we have certain annual events that are quite typical Swedish, such as our Scandinavian Peel and Eat Shrimp Party in the Spring, and Scandinavian Crayfish Party in the Fall – not to leave out our Premier Event of the year, the Lucia Celebration in December. The club is planning to reintroduce the Winter Pea Soup Party at the request of many members. From time to time, the club is also the host to a Reception with a Guest Speaker or Entertainer.
Upcoming events and membership information are available throughout the web site. Members receive 4 – 6 SCoS Newsletters via email, each year. Members also enjoy discounted subscriptions to the Sweden America and Nordic Reach magazines.
The club maintain associate membership with the Swedish Council of America, see the SCA web site www.SwedishCouncil.org for full information about their services.