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DACCSW

Danish American Chamber of Commerce Southwest

Annual Meeting  

DACCSW annual meeting 2017 were held at the premises of NextOp at McKinney Street on April 12th, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Chair Steen Pedersen bid welcome followed by Treasury Christian Rasmussen, who went through the financial statement which were approved by the members.

Two board members are leaving the board. Vice Chair Anna-Louise Ploughman Andersen, who will be substituted by Anders Pedersen as Vice Chair and Secretary Michael Brunoe-Soerensen who will be substituted by Ken Mogensen who was elected by the members. 

The Board thanks Anna-Louise and Michael for their hard work, efforts, and great attitude throughout the years and as well the Board wish Ken welcome onboard. 

The DACC Board for the coming year are as follows:

Chair                Steen Pedersen

Vice-Chair         Anders Pedersen 

Secretary          Ken Mogensen

Treasurer          Christian Rasmussen

                                      Anna Thomsen Holliday

                                      Danielle Mirabel

                        Daniel Kvist                           

Committee Members are:

Hanne Gellert

Jane Rüsz Scaffidi Abbate

After the official program, the approx. 45 attendees were treated with traditional Texas BBQ and a cold Carlsberg was served. 

 

 

Thank you again everyone for your continued support and please stay tuned for future exciting events!

 

About the venue: 

 

The venue was kindly hosted by Lai Sorensen, a Danish veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan who currently is in Houston working on his thesis from NextOp about a how to receive and get veterans from military to the civil life. 

Lai told us his fascinating story about leaving Denmark to go to war and about coming back to a world that quite often do not understand the traumas and dilemmas our young men and women has been exposed to.

Lai has graduated as Kaospilot and is now finishing his thesis which brings him to NextOp in Houston to study why NextOp excel in getting veterans back to civil life. DACCSW and Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. both have given Lai a stipend of USD 1,000 each to help him succeed with this very important task.

About NextOp:

NextOp is a nonprofit organization connecting US veterans to Energy, Construction and Healthcare sector companies looking for skilled and semi-skilled workers. NextOp as an example assist with creating the right CV and application to fit the job. They coach and prepare the veterans to cope with a civil job. And when needed they provide a shoulder to lean against when things are tough. NextOp works closely with the City of Houston and even staff from the City of Houston are located at the premises. The concept of bringing various organizations together under one roof is unique in every way. So, unique in fact, that not only the rest of America but the entire world currently has their eyes targeted on NextOp in Houston.

We can all be proud and inspired by their hard work. Please visit their webpage NextOp



 

Posted by Jane Rüsz Scaffidi Abbate April 19, 2017 Categories: Annual Meeting Social Event

DACCSW annual meeting 2015 

DACCSW held the annual meeting this past Thursday 9rd April at One Park Place in Houston.

Chair Steen Pedersen bid welcome followed by Treasury Christian Rasmussen, who went through the financial statement for 2014 and the financial statement for 2013 were approved by the members.

Later founding Vice Chair Thomas Damsgaard proceeding with the board election, where Anders Pedersen, Soren Mollekjaer and Daniella Maribal was elected as new board members, as well as Christian Rasmussen was re-elected for another term. We all said a warm farewell and thank you to Thomas Damsgaard as Thomas left the board after 4 exciting and productive years – Luckily Thomas will ‘stick around’ as he will be heading DACCSW new Advisory Board.

The DACC Board for the coming year are as follows:

Chair                  Steen Pedersen

Vice-Chair          Anna-Louise Plougmand

Secretary           Michael Brunø-Søensen

Treasurer           Christian Rasmussen (re-elected)

                          Anna Thomsen Holliday

                          Søren Lindstrøm

                          Tine Rau Schiott

                          Danielle Mirabal

                          Ander Pedersen

                          Søren Møllekær

Committee Members are:

Sofie Frederiksen - will go on maternity leave 1st May – Congratulations!          

Hanne Gellert

Jane Rüsz Scaffidi Abbate

Lamia Zahouani –will go on maternity leave 1st July – Congratulations!

 

After the official program, the approx. 45 attendees were treated to “Danske snitter” made by Chef Soren Pedersen and a cold Carlsberg was served.

Thank you again everyone for your continued support and please stay tuned for future exciting events!

 

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Posted by Anna-Louise Plougmand April 14, 2015 Categories: Annual Meeting

DACCSW had yet another successful annual meeting! 

DACCSW had yet another successful annual meeting this past Thursday 3rd April at 1 Park Place in Houston.

Funding Chair Anna Thomsen Holliday bid welcome followed by Treasury Christian Rasmussen, who went through the financial statement for 2013 – There were a copy of the financial statement for all participants and the financial statement for 2013 were approved by the members.

Later founding Vice Chair Thomas Damsgaard proceeding with the board election, where Tine Rau Schiott & Michael Brunoe-Sorensen was elected as new board members, as well as Steen Pedersen and Anna Holliday being re-elected for another term. We all said a warm farewell and thank you to Stina W. Frederiksen as Stina left the board after 3 exciting and productive years – You will be missed!

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After the official program, the approx. 70 attendees were treated to “Danske snitter” made by Chef Soren Pedersen, Carlsberg & not to mention craft beers from Jester King Brewery in Austin.

Later Tine Rau Schiott presented DACC’s newest offer to its members: a CV database on our website, where individuals can post their CV’s for member companies to view and make initial contact – learn more here http://www.daccsw.org/cv-database.aspx

Prior to the conclusion of the meeting DACC were fortunate enough to have Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, founder of

“The Evil Twin” brewery and owner of “Tørst” restaurant in Brooklyn as guest speaker – even though short it was very interesting to hear about his success as craft beer brewer - Great 6 page article in New York Times from Sunday 30th March about Jeppe & his brother

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Thank you again everyone for your continued support and please stay tuned for future exciting events!

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Posted by Anna-Louise Plougmand April 10, 2014 Categories: Annual Meeting

DACCSW Annual Meeting 2013 

The Danish American Chamber of Commerce Southwest
Annual Meeting 2013 at One Park Place, Thursday April 4th 2013 was a huge success with 70+ Danes from the Danish Community enjoying the evening, the Danish food and drinks from Sorrel Urban Bistro, Odense Marcipan and Carlsberg beer.

See all the photos at DACCSW Facebook, link .

April 04, 2013 Categories: Annual Meeting

DACCSW Annual Meeting 2012 

At the Annual meeting the following Directors for the board candidates were nominated: Anna Thomsen Holliday, Stina Frederiksen, Steen Pedersen, Christian Rasmussen, Soeren Lindstroem, Thomas Damsgaard.

April 18, 2012 Categories: Annual Meeting