Christian Den Fjerdes Laug


Melodi Grand prix 2012On friday the 20th of January, the participants in the danish “Melodi Grand Prix 2012” were initiated into the Guild.

The initiation was special because the new members really could sing.

Per Iversen, our Guild Musician played two melodies with his “Two Man Band”, that is, playing the trumpet and the accordion simultaneous.

Foto: Grete Dahl   

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Laugsletter 2012

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Donation from foundationOn Wednesday the 7th of December 2011 the C4 Foundation donated more than 100.000 DKK to 35 “good, charitable causes”.

The donations took place in Duus’ Vinkælder (in Jens Bangs Stonehouse), where the recipients of the donations and their companions were served the traditional Danish Christmas treat: “gløgg og æbleskiver” which is mulled wine and apple doughnuts.

For now fourteen consecutive years the Guild´s Foundation on the first Wednesday of December has distributed its donations to “social, humanitarian and cultural purposes” in the Aalborg municipality, which now also includes the former Hals and Nibe municipalities.

It has always been the policy of the Board of the Foundation to support as many “beneficent causes” as possible, which on the other hand means that the donated portions each are rather modest.

The Foundation was established in 1997 by the C4 Guild, the capital was then 500.000 DKK, which – with further transfers from the Guild and savings in accordance with the articles – now has grown to 2.000.000 DKK. The foundation is in economical respect completely independent of the Guild, though the Guild pays for all the office expenses etc.

The Board of the Foundation consists today of former Mayor Kaj Kjær (chairman), author, former Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs Mette Madsen, Managing Director (AKKC) Ernst Trillingsgaard, Chief Bencher Niels Voss Hansen and Guild member Per Svensson, who is also administrator of the Foundation. 

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Visits OsloOn Tuesday the 4th of November the Board of the Guild travelled to Oslo, where 19 new members were to be initiated.

The initiation took place in the impressive building of the Oslo Military Society. This building is situated near the ramparts of Akershus Castle, and its high-ceilinged stylish rooms provided a fine background for the initiation.

Oslo has since 1991 had a very active branch of the Guild, headed by Vice Chief Bencher Trygve Sødring. 

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American citizenSolvang was founded 100 years ago by Danes who had emigrated to California in USA. This is the reason why a group of some 50 citizens from Solvang - headed by their Lord Mayor Jim Richardson - has been visiting Aalborg from October 4th to October 6th. From Aalborg the group continued their Denmark tour.

46 of the guests from the group had - through Aalborg City´s Event Department - applied for initiation into Christian The Fourth´s Guild.

During the visit to Aalborg Lord Mayor Henning G. Jensen invited the guests from USA to a reception in the City´s Old Town Hall. Earlier this year Hening G. Jensen participated in the anniversary celebrations in Solvang.

The Guild has close relations to Solvang. In 1998 a group of board members from the Guild made a memorable visit to Solvang.

Photo: Jens Morten

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