Christian Den Fjerdes Laug


5 Chr4 fond legatuddeling 2022

After 25 years as a popular chairman, former mayor Kaj Kjær had chosen to resign.

Newly elected to the Foundation is Michael Slavensky Dahl, and Vibeke Gamst was elected new chairman. Other members are Ernst Trillingsgaard, Jens-Christian Schmidt and Niels Voss Hansen.

Normally the distribution of donations has been held in early December.

Now everybody is served “red sausages” with beer/water or wine instead of “æbleskiver og Gløgg”

Jens-Christian Schmidt, Fund Administrator, welcomed the recipients, and gave the word to “Naturhornsblæserne” who gave a nice concert.

Thereafter the 18 recipients were called up and received their donation.

The various donations varied from dkr 1.980 to dkr 5.000, covering many good causes, all within the Foundation’s statutes.

Some of the recipients were:

“Obelpigerne” dkr 2.000
The author Uffe Westerberg, who publishes a new book about the “Churchill Club” dkr 5.000
Hospice Vangen, dkr 5.000
Lungeforeningens netværksgruppe dkr 3.000
The knitting girls at Vestergaarden” dkr 2.500
In addition, fourteen other good causes.

As something new, the Foundation had allied itself with Aalborg Kloster (Aalborg monastery) which had an exhibition about the Churchill Club, the first Danish resistance group, during the second world war.

At 16.45 we all went via the secret passage, to the monastery, where chairman Søren Wormslev told us about the monastery, as well as the exhibition.

Here the author Uffe Westerberg could supply with further facts.

Around 6 o’clock we could thank Søren Wormslev for a great experience.

Photo: Jens Morten

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This time the students from the military police course came from the following countries:

Norway, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Poland, Germany,  Latvia and Denmark.IMG 1172

In his welcome speech, the Chief Bencher mentioned, that normally there would be participants from Ukraine. We miss them and hope they soon will participate again. We wish them all the best for the future.

The Chief Bencher asked major Kristian Henningsen to bring our wishes to his colleges in Ukraine.

The initiation went along fine. Everybody was in a good mood, and the sausages, beer and snaps went down, apparently with pleasure.

Also, the trip around the Stonehouse, watering the tree, on a sunny day, was perfect.

Our three-man Band ended the initiation with a little concert.

 Photo: Private

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IMG 4262General assembly was held 23rd of February in Duus’s Winecellar.
The Cellar was full of happy members, who enjoyed that we finally could meet again.

The Chief Bencher mentioned, that we have had 6 initiations in 2021, but the foresight for 2022 is much better.

Our Master of ceremonials Karl Salling Møller passed away in April, at the age of 96 years. Karl had been a member for 46 years, 40 of them on the Board.
Bencher Per Svensson, has after 37 years in the Guild, 25 of them on the board, decided to retire. Per has during all the years made a great effort for the Guild.
Henning Kaastrup was initiated as a new board member. Amongst all his good qualities, he is playing the guitar very well.

The Foundation of the Guild has had a good year, we paid out dkr. 54.000 to several good purposes. This year we expect to donate up to dkr. 80.000.
The Foundation has this year existed for 25 years and has during the years donated dkr.1.6 million.

The chairman of the Foundation through all the years, former mayor Kaj Kjær, has wanted to retire, and was duely thanked for his great effort, done to the Foundation.
New member on the Board of the Foundation is Michael Slavensky Dahl.

IMG 4270Following prices was awarded:
Laugets Hæderspris (Honorary Award): Knud Christensen
Aalborgprisen:  Aalborg Garden, represented by Cecilie Laustsen and Michael Christensen
Soldier of the year: David Gerdt
4. Maj Kollegiet: Frida Rosenlund Falk Thøstesen and Magnus Neve-Græsbøll.
Finally, we had a very special donation. A young man, Philip Park Nielsen, had last weekend saved a man from drowning in the Limfjord. He received a modest cheque, and great applause from the public.

After the Chief Bencher had thanked the board, and the hosts in Duus’s Winecellar Peter and Lene Kragh for a splendid cooperation during the year, the evening continued with a initiation of 12 persons.

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 Photo: Fini Ryming

Ordinary General Meeting is held according to Laugsskråen's Article 7,Duus lille

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, at 7.00 p.m.

in Duus Vinkjælder, Østerågade, Aalborg.

Agenda according to Laugsskråen.
Items for the agenda must be received by the Board of the Guild in writing no later than February 16th.
Members who have paid "lifetime membership" or annual membership fee for 2022 are eligible to vote.

2021 humoerlegatThe first Good-spirit Prize this year, was donated on December 5, at restaurant Fusion Aalborg.

 It was given to waiter-apprentice Jasmin Obenheimer Mørc.

The motivation from Tech College: Jasmin, you are very well-liked by the guests, colleagues, and teachers.

You are always ready with a warm-hearted smile, you show great professionalism, you are a good host, and often tell that extra story which makes it all a little more fun.

The Prize was delivered in a fully booked restaurant, where our
Music director Per Iversen entertained, with great success, with his trumpet.

Christian the Fourth`s Good-Spirit-Price is every year given to young students from Gymnasiums located in Aalborg, Aalborg Business School and Tec College. Every year they are asked to nominate one of their students, who with his/hers good humor, positive attitude and happy disposition has been creating a good atmosphere.