7Once each year Christian The Fourth´s Guild is “invaded” by its Norwegian branch which has its home in Oslo.  

It was a festive day with initiation of 10 new Norwegian members and when it was so festive it was not least because they had taken 80 Norwegians with them to Aalborg to participate in the initiation.

Chief bencher Niels Voss Hansen mastered the initiation in his usual fine style and the newly initiated had to take a walk in order to greet the Guild-tree in front of Aalborg old city hall and to try the “secret entrance” behind Jens Bang´s Stenhus.

The cheerful initiation ended with luncheon in Søgaard´s Bryghus and here there were wonderful music played by the Guild´s troubadours and by the New Orleans Orchestra that followed the Norwegians to Denmark.

Photo: Jens Morten

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The celebration of Christian The Fourth´s Guild´s 75 years jubilee on a sunny spring day on the fourth of May was a really wonderful day.
There was a cannon-salute, music, speech by the Mayor and other speeches, presentation of the "Light-prize" to
Jes Dige (Skyggebørn) and community singing.

We would like to say thank you to the more than 200 guests who participated in Duus´ Vinkjælder and the many who had sent gratulations.

We do that with this photo gallery.

The board of Christian The Fourt´s Guild want to thank everybody for their kind support of the jubilee festivities.

Photo: Jens Morten and Fini Ryming

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Jens Bangs Stenhus

Christian the Fourth´s Guild celebrates the Guild´s 75 years anniversary.

On the occasion of the anniversary it is a pleasure to invite you all to a reception, which is held on

Friday May 4th 2018

14.30 to 16.45 in Duus´ Vinkjælder,
Jens Bangs Stenhus.

The program for the day is as follows:

11.00 – 12.30   Initiation in Duus´ Vinkjælder of specially invited guests.

14.30                Aalborg Kanonlaug fires a salute from “Bankpladsen”, Østerå.

14.30 – 16.45   Reception in Duus´ Vinkjælder, where  
                          ”Lysprisen” (the Prize of Light) will be presented,
                          and there will be an opportunity to see or acquire
                          the Guild´s anniversary publication
                          “Til Glæde og Gavn” (To joy and benefit) Christian The Fourth´s Guild 
                          1942 - 2017.

17.00 – 18.30   Alsang (Community singing) in Gammel Torv in cooperation with Folkekirkens Hus.

Kind regards

The Board of Christian the Fourth´s Guild

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Wednesday the 28th of 2018 February the general assembly was held in Jens Bangs Stenhus. A great number of persons participated.

Chief-bencher Niels Voss Hansen said welcome and asked the assembly to observe 1 minute’s silence in remembrance of our bencher Tom Thylkjær, who died in 2017, and our honorable member the Royal Highness Prince Henrik, who died February 2018. (Chief-bencher Niels Voss Hansen was among the 200 persons, who were specially invited to the Castrum Doloris in Christiansborg Slotskirke to say their farewells to His Royal Highness the Prince the day before the funeral service.)

Then the 2 new benchers, Kjeld Trudslev and Peter Reinau, were dressed in their cloaks and became thereby full members of the board.

And from there the usual agenda was followed. Honorable-vice-chief-bencher P.E. Jensen was chosen to chair the meeting, and he did so with a rough and yet tender hand.

The chief-bencher - in his report - listed the events of the year. He told that there had been17 initiations and that 460 new members had been initiated. He said that the Guild’s cashier unfortunately had had to leave the job because of illness, and that he was happy that 2. vice-chief-bencher Jens-Chr. Schmidt had been able to step in and for a time take over the Guild’s accounts.>>> 

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His Royal Highness Prince Henrik was an hounorable member of Christian The Fourth´s Guild.

 The Guild received an invitation from the Court to send a representative to Castrum Doloris in Christiansborg Slotskirke with a following gathering in "Fløjlsrummet" in Christiansborg Slot. Chief Bencher Niels Voss Hansen participated in the ceremony.

 It was a very beautiful and moving solemnity.