Christian Den Fjerdes Laug


Imerco 2Finally, after 10 month of doing nothing officially in the Guild - we were able to donate the “Good Spirit Prize for 2020”

Every year Christian the Fourth Guild donates a prize of dkr. 1.000 and a diploma to a student in one of Aalborg`s high Schools or Tec. Colleges.
The prize is awarded to a student who with his/hers good humor, positive attitude and happy disposition has been creating a good atmosphere.
Each year the Guild visits one school and one business/trade to hand over the diploma and money, in person, instructing the recipients to use the money wisely, to his or hers liking.
On Friday 11th of December we visited Imerco, a hardware store, downtown Aalborg, where apprentice Cindi Beyerholm was awarded the prize.
"Cindi Beyerholm is always working with high spirits, friendly towards colleges and customers, and has performed exellent during these Covid-19 times".
Cindi was taken completely by surprise and was very happy to receive the prize.

The second to receive the prize was Freja Petrea Brødslev Ferrieux from Hasseris Gymnasium. Petrea is studying on her third year at Hasseris Gymnasium, International line.
Hasseris Gymnasium"Petrea has a positive mind, is tolerant, has a lot of humor, cares for her fellow students, and has a lot of empathy".
Both donations were physically handed over according to the Covid-19 rules.
One of the good things about the “Good Spirit Prize” is, that one does not have to be the smartest or most diligent student – but can it be combined, it does not harm.

Photo: Jens Morten


The Chief Bencher mentioned in his report some highlights from Chr4 generalforsamling 20 8last year.                    

We had twice donated a “Pat on the shoulder” for saving two persons from drowning, donations of “Good Spirit Prizes”

Initiations of soldiers from Unmilpoc, and from Oslo Branch ten Norwegians, supported by seventy happy country men.

An American journalist from New York visited the Guild, he and Four others were initiated, which resulted in a fine article i New York Times.

The Chief Bencher thanked former Bencher Jens Schultz for his 28 years of splendid service to the Guild.

Vicechiefbencher Henrik Jensen has wanted to retire after 15 years of eminent work as a guildclerck and vicechiefbencher. The chiefbencher expressed his admiration for the work done, and later in the evening Henrik was appointed honorary vicechiefbencher of the Guild.

This year Prize of Honor went to Tore Madsen- Center of Danish Jazz History.
The prize of initiative went to the veteran railway organization “Limfjorden” for their effort to keep the old trains running.

The Aalborg prize as donated to the volunteer helpers at Hospice Vangen.

After the donations the evening continued with the usual initiation of new members.

See the pictures from the meeting here

Foto: Jens Morten og Fini Ryming


Read the Laugs-Newsletter 2020 HEREChristianlaug2020dk 1

Uddeling 2019 2The Chairman of the Foundation, former mayor Kaj Kjær, handed over the donations at Duus`s Vinecellar.

Kaj Kjær stated that he was very happy to be able to support a number of good and charitable purposes.

Before that, he briefly outlined the economic conditions for relatively small foundation like ours.

A combination of low interest rates and the possibility of investing, had made it very difficult to produce a surplus, but somehow we have been able to produce around 40.000 Dkr. which was donated to the following good courses:

De frivillige på Aalborg Universitetshospital, Obelpigerne, Aalborg Forsvars- og Garnisionsmuseum, 4. juli festlighederne, Frelsens hær, Aalborg Pensionistorkester, Aalborg Fægteklub, Kristineklubben, Foreningen De Positive, Hjernesagen i Aalborg, Centerrådet Vestergårdens Strikkeklub, Danish Red Cross visitor service and Naturhornblæserne.

Uddeling 2019 1During the donations Glögg and apple dumplings were served, Hanna Vig, Per Iversen and Kjeld Truslev intertained with song and music.

After a couple of cozy hours, the chairman Kaj Kjær thanked all for attending, and wished everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Photo: Fini Ryming

Christian the Fourth Guild has given them a "pat on the shoulder."IMG 2898

At a small ceremony in Christian the Fourth’s Guild the two officers, Frank Pedersen and Anders, were given a "pat on the shoulder" from the Guild. A man had fallen into the fjord, and was about to drown. Then the two officers jumped into the cold water (one degree C) and hold him until they were able to get him back on the quay and taken to Aalborg University Hospital, where a specialist doctor stabilized him.

After staying in the cold water, the two police officers quickly stripped off their wet clothes and were given a blanket to warm up while getting into the heat of a car. Both had managed the stay in the cold water very well, and were soon back in service.
The Guild thought it was a heroic deed, and decided to honor the two officers with a “pat on the shoulder”, consisting of a small amount and a bottle of “Laugsbitter”.

Photo: Fini Ryming